An Urban Event Venue Inspired by the Minnesota Landscape

This premier conference and event center on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus is a popular choice for meetings, conferences, galas, holiday parties and wedding receptions. With architecture inspired by the Minnesota landscape of wood, water and copper, McNamara is a stunning venue for small and large gatherings.


Conveniently Located

Conveniently located off Interstates 35W and 94, the alumni center is easy to get to and is less than 2 miles from downtown Minneapolis and 14 miles from the airport. A 500-car parking ramp is adjacent to the alumni center and connected by tunnel.

Watch this two-minute video that showcases our beautiful venue and its many conveniences for local, regional and national events.


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