For over 100 years, The University Club has provided newlyweds with an unforgettable experience that can only be found in Downtown of Madison, Wisconsin.

Our historical wedding venue and banquet hall is conveniently located on UW-Madison Campus, at the end of State Street. Just across from Lake Mendota and the Memorial Union.

Surrounding iconic buildings compliment the experience and offer perfect backdrop for your special day. Inside our historical wedding venue you’ll find an intimate yet vibrant space that is full of character and old world ambiance. Three large rooms, featuring Tudor inspired architecture, create a charming ambiance that will whisk you and your loved ones away for the evening.

Our talented wedding staff embraces The Club’s celebrated tradition of impeccable service, exceptional cuisine, and precise attention to detail. We’ll help you with expert guidance during the wedding planning process. Along with the flawless execution on the day of the wedding.

We’ll ensure you and your loved ones, enjoy stress free day at its fullest!

Multicultural wedding at our historic venue.
Photography by PMCO & Paulius Musteikis.

We promise wonderful, made-from-scratch fare created by an extraordinary culinary team whose passion for local ingredients is evident in every meal. They welcome a creative challenge and will happily design a menu around family recipes and personal favorites, adding a unique touch to your event.

A wedding reception at our banquet hall is an experience unlike any other; one steeped in history and tradition. We are excited for the opportunity to continue this tradition, and to share with you the joy that The University Club has given to so many others.

  • Your rental fee includes exclusive use of the club and all of its facilities for 6 hours.
  • We are more than happy to provide linens, napkins, votive candles, a microphone for toasts, and vases for floral at no extra charge.
  • Our professional wedding staff will personally place all centerpieces, place cards, favors, your guest signing book and anything else you may be bringing to our wedding venue. Simply bring it to us a few days before and we will take care of the rest.
  • Our banquet rooms comfortably fits groups large and small. We can accommodate up to 175 guests for dinner and 250 for receptions.
  • We provide a microphone for toasts the night of the reception. A projection screen, amplifier and speaker system are all available to rent.

Winter wedding at the University Club.
Photography by Maureen Cassidy.