A Stunning Venue for Parties & Fundraisers
The architecturally-stunning McNamara Alumni Center makes a fabulous celebration venue. Many Minneapolis companies and non-profits plan their holiday parties, galas and fundraisers here and many return year after year. We are a popular choice with ILEA members! Benefits to choosing McNamara for your parties and galas:
- 10 rooms, all on the first floor, for celebrations from 50 to 1,000 people. Our most popular rooms for parties include Memorial Hall (up to 500 people), University Hall and Johnson Great Room (both up to 180 people), and the Heritage Gallery (up to 100 people)
- Twin Cities most awarded caterer onsite, D’Amico Catering
- Adjacent 500-car parking lot, connected by tunnel
- 3 hotels within walking distance
Our Gala at McNamara was unbelievable….there are no words to describe how awesome the night was. We exceeded our fundraising goals and every guest I spoke with was having a wonderful time. I can't thank you enough for your role in our success! I can say with near 100% certainty that we will want to return. I appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the planning process, and the value you put on service and client satisfaction. We are beyond thrilled with the outcome.
Layne, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
The McNamara Alumni Center staff is fantastic; they are friendly, resourceful and helpful at every point. The facility provides almost anything you could need to produce a successful event; where our needs exceeded in-house supplies, the staff was able to make referrals that were perfect for our needs. And the service comes at a reasonable price for our budget, which is quite small. We have used McNamara Alumni Center for our event for years now for the convenience of the location, effectiveness of the space, and professionalism of their event team.
Sara, Ann Bancroft Foundation
McNamara Alumni Center was a hit with the PGA and our team from the minute we walked in at our first site visit. We were looking for a venue that spoke uniquely to Minnesota and had an interesting palatte to build the event and décor around. The rich copper and wood tones of McNamara provided a great backdrop for an upscale event. Throughout the planning process the team at McNamara was a wonderful partner.