About Us

Designed to reflect the Minnesota landscape, the McNamara Alumni Center is an architecturally-stunning wedding reception venue. With interiors of wood, water and copper, it is located on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus and has 2 zones for large and small wedding celebrations:

  • Memorial Hall is a stunning backdrop for large wedding receptions — 150 to 400 guests. This gorgeous room boasting a height of 90 feet accommodates wedding ceremonies, too.
  • Our University Hall wedding package includes three rooms and a private patio. It is a lovely setting for small wedding receptions with a full wall of windows to let in natural light. University Hall accommodates celebrations for 100 to 150 guests and can also accommodate wedding ceremonies.

Our bundled all-inclusive packages include:

  • Custom set-up of tables and chairs
  • 7 hr rental with room access 3 hours prior
  • 1 hr ceremony rehearsal (if held at McNamara)
  • Built-in terrazzo dance floor
  • Microphones for readings, toasts; house music with 20 channels; audio connection for custom playlist
  • Wedding party room
  • Beautiful outdoor space for photo opportunities including landscaped plaza and water feature
  • 2 parking spaces at the building’s entrance
  • Storage the day before
  • On-site event staff

Other benefits to choosing McNamara for your wedding celebration:

  • Twin Cities most awarded caterer D’Amico Catering is onsite
  • Adjacent 500-car parking ramp, connected by tunnel
  • 3 hotels within walking distance, including the Graduate Minneapolis connected by tunnel