Catering Options

University events held on the first floor of the McNamara Alumni Center have two catering options: D’Amico Catering and 1851 Heritage Catering per the guidelines listed below.

Effective November 1, 2015, there is a $2500 food and beverage minimum for Memorial Hall events held in April, May, September or October on Friday or Saturday if extending beyond 3:00 pm or beginning after 3:00 pm.


612-624-9838

D’Amico Catering, the McNamara Alumni Center’s in-house caterer, has a full-service kitchen and an on-site office. They must provide food and beverage services under the following circumstances:

  • Weekday events in A. I. Johnson Great Room, Ski-U-Mah Room, Heritage Gallery, Minnesota Room, University Hall, Thomas H. Swain Room, The Commons, Gateway, and Big Ten Room taking place before 2:00pm.
  • Weekday events in Memorial Hall with guest count larger than 200 people unless approved by McNamara Sales Office in consultation with D’Amico Catering.
  • Events at which alcohol is being served

1851 Heritage Catering

612.624.7173

1851 Heritage Catering may provide food and beverage under the following circumstances:

  • Weekday events in A. I. Johnson Great Room, Ski-U-Mah Room, Heritage Gallery, Minnesota Room, University Hall, Thomas H. Swain Room, The Commons, Gateway, and Big Ten Room starting after 2:00pm.
  • Events in Memorial Hall with guest count fewer than 200 people unless approved by McNamara Sales Office in consultation with D’Amico Catering.
  • Any weekend event in any room.
  • No events at which alcohol is being served