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A Modern Minneapolis Wedding Venue

Looking for a unique wedding reception location? The architecturally-stunning McNamara Alumni Center is one of the most gorgeous Minneapolis wedding reception venues with numerous conveniences and amenities to offer both large and small wedding celebrations.

All-Inclusive Packages for Small and Large Wedding Receptions

The center has 2 unique zones for large and small wedding celebrations bundled in all-inclusive packages. They are in separate areas of the first floor and both accommodate ceremonies. Our Memorial Hall package accommodates celebrations up to 400 people; University Hall package is for smaller celebrations up to 150 people.

Benefits to Choosing Us

Twin Cities Most Awarded Caterer Onsite—D’Amico Catering

D’Amico Catering is the exclusive caterer of the McNamara Alumni Center and must provide all the food and beverage service for weddings. They are the Twin Cities’ most awarded caterer and have an onsite kitchen facility with full-time sales and kitchen staff. They have extensive experience preparing delicious menus that meet dietary and cultural requests.  And they make delicious cakes, too!

Easy Access from Interstates 35W and 94

McNamara is very easy to get to! We’re just 9 blocks down University Avenue from Interstate 35W and a short drive off of Interstate 94.

Adjacent 500-car Parking Ramp

McNamara has an adjacent 500-car parking ramp that is connected by tunnel to the center. McNamara staff can reserve parking for you and your guests and provide helpful digital maps for you to forward to your guests.

Adjacent Graduate Minneapolis Hotel Connected by Tunnel

The swanky Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is connected by tunnel and offers 315 sleeping rooms with off-peak discounts for McNamara wedding clients. Their wedding suite overlooks the McNamara Alumni Center! Two other hotels are within walking distance.

Great Partners in Décor, Floral, Music Etc.

We’ve hosted nearly 600 weddings in the 24 years since we opened in 2000. We know what vendors are the best in the business and we see what’s trending. If you want our opinion, we can recommend vendors in almost every category as we’ve likely seen their work firsthand here at McNamara. We also poll our wedding clients every year to collect the vendors they recommend.

Picture your wedding here…

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