Items We Rent

For meetings and events held here, the McNamara Alumni Center rents décor, AV and furniture that it owns. Please check on the Rooms to Rent page what items are included in room rental.


Slate Candle Centerpieces

Made by Minnesota artist Chris Weise using hand-picked North Shore rocks

Approximate diameter—10 inches
Can be placed in Memorial Hall’s water feature
$12 per holder
49 total quantity; 24 with 5 holes, 25 with 7 holes
Rental includes glasses and 5- or 7-hour tea lights

Wild Wire Candelabras

Create a canopy of light with these beautiful centerpieces

Approximate height of 2.5 feet
10 glass candle holders each
$18 per stand
20 total quantity
Rental includes glasses and 5- or 7-hour tea lights

Copper fire pits

For use on outdoor patio adjacent to University Hall

Approximate height of 6 feet
Made of iron with copper basket to hold dura-flame logs
$100 per stand (includes set-up & tear down by McNamara staff)
2 total quantity
Rental includes 6 dura-flame logs per fire pit

Red carpet

Bright cherry red color

Heavy weight & rubber backing lies nicely on any event floor
2 – 25ft sections for a total length of 50ft


5,000 lumen portable projector


LCD Flat Screen (50” or 60”) with stand (laptop compatible)


8ft by 8ft screen


AV Technician to staff event


HD Camera Recording Package
Exact charges determined by program length and equipment needs

$375 (half day)
$530 (full day)

Camera riser with skirting


CD player


Conference phone


DVD Player


Microphone — corded


Microphone — handheld wireless


Microphone — lapel wireless


Music stand


PC laptop


Powerstrip & extension cord


Secure, U of M wireless internet username



Coat check attendant


UMPD police officer — minimum of 3 hours







3M Post-it Flipchart (25” x 30”), stand & markers


Full length mirror


Gaffers tape


Pipe & drape (colors: black, maroon, copper)


Portable wood panel


Stage extension with skirting


6’ x 8’ stage platform with skirting




Step with handles for stage


Table linen (if not provided by D’Amico Catering)




Portable Whiteboard