An Award-Winning
Meeting & Event Venue

Modern and majestic, the McNamara Alumni Center is a bold architectural gem on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. Its design is inspired by the Minnesota landscape: wood, water and copper. With ten versatile rooms, all on the first floor, the center is a popular Minneapolis conference, gala and wedding reception venue. In 2014 more than 750 meetings and events were held here!

Voted Best Meeting Venue by Minnesota Meetings & Events magazine 2007 to 2012, McNamara has many conveniences, including tunnel connections to an adjacent 500-car parking ramp and hotel, quick highway access and award-winning D’Amico Catering onsite.

Gameday Party — Open 2 hours prior to all home football games — learn more >

Available Dates for Holiday Parties

All Saturdays in December
Saturday, January 2
Friday, January 8

Have your company holiday party at our gorgeous venue! With food by award-winning D’Amico Catering and adjacent parking, your employees will vote to come back here again and again. Call today to book a room!

Best Wedding Fair in Minneapolis

McNamara's Annual Wedding Showcase—January 21, 2016

Recently engaged? Then come be our guest on January 21 when McNamara Alumni Center and D’Amico Catering host a party to showcase what a wedding reception feels like at the McNamara Alumni Center. Enjoy music, delicious food, and take a tour of our rooms.

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Winter Booking Promotion

New bookings held between December 1, 2015 and February 29th, 2016 receive 2 perks including free projector rental or 10% off your room rental.

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