Weddings - University Club of Saint Paul

The Summit Avenue University Club is one of Saint Paul’s most treasured historical icons. For more than a century, it has hosted a “who’s who” list of Twin Citians and provided the backdrop for some of the most legendary events in the city’s history. Here, you’ll walk in the literal footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his fellow glitterati.

Perched high on Summit Hill, the 1913 Tudor mansion offers panoramic views of downtown Saint Paul and the Mississippi River Valley.

The Club’s Summit Room and Terrace provide an unforgettable venue for a groom’s dinner, bridal celebration, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception. With second-to-none service and an upscale, intimate vibe, brides and grooms report feeling like they've hosted their wedding at the stunning mansion of a close friend.

 The University Club hosts up to 200 guests (150 seated).

Let us help you create an event that surpasses your wildest expectations.The University Club and its sister property, the downtown Saint Paul Athletic Club, provide the perfect backdrop for the celebration of a lifetime. Here, weddings are both grand and intimate, enveloped in the historic opulence of swirling staircases, shimmering chandeliers, sweeping views, and ornate architectural detail. Envisioning an outdoor ceremony? We’ll host you at Lookout Park on Summit Avenue, adjacent to the University Club, where your guests will enjoy stunning views of downtown Saint Paul and the river valley.

Whether you host your wedding, reception, or the entire weekend with us, your guests will be wowed, and you'll be relaxed. That's because our professional catering and event staff works closely with each couple to meticulously plan every detail, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. We offer hands-on planning services, gourmet food, and the unique, personal touches that will make the memories of your big day last a lifetime. You don’t have to be a member to host an event at the University Club or Saint Paul Athletic Club. To us, you’re already family. If you are a member, ask us about special member benefits for event hosting.


You’ve found it. Unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime elegance—well within reach.

You’ve already made the most important decision—whom to spend your life with. Now you’re realizing that this decision comes along with a whole lot of other choices, like where to host the biggest event of your life.

Venue is everything. It says so much about who you are and what kind of event you want to have. Will it be all white tie and champagne? Glitz and glam? Great Gatsby chic? Old world elegance? Understated and relaxed? Refined and sophisticated? A breathtaking, over-the-top event of the century? An immersive weekend getaway that—literally and figuratively—transports your guests?

It all starts with place. Place is more than four walls. It’s the feeling your guests get when they step through the door. Will their jaws drop?

When you select the right setting, you won’t have to blow your budget on décor. The venue itself will bring your vision to life. And you can still customize to your heart’s content. Think of it like starting with a filet mignon instead of a hot dog: You can add all your favorite toppings to either dish, but they’ll never compare.

The best part: The filet mignon doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When elegance, sophistication, and unparalleled taste are built right into the venue, a high-class event is simply part of the package.

So start dreaming. At Commonwealth Properties, we’re dream-weavers. We’ve provided the backdrop to the region’s most unforgettable, talked-about, Instagrammed, Pinterest-boarded, flawlessly executed wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, groom’s dinners, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, gift openings, and more.

Whether your event calls for the tranquil privacy of a secluded island or the chic glamour of a historic urban penthouse, Commonwealth Properties deliver an unparalleled blend of elegance and service.