The University Club has many beautifully appointed private dining rooms that will suit a variety of tastes and occasions. Your small business lunch, grandmother's birthday party, or your wedding and reception will be highlighted by traditional, warm and inviting surroundings that will make you and your guests feel honored and at home.
Contact our Special Events Manager Shelly Carlisle with any catering or private room questions that you might have:
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Fireside Room/East Room/Lower Lounge
The cozy Fireside Room connects with the walnut-paneled East Room and the Lower Lounge with its large, built-in bar. Perfect for day-long seminars, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, card games, cocktail parties or wakes with service access for a sit-down function or buffet. A heavy wood partition can be drawn to separate the East Room and Lower Lounge.
Main LevelGold Room (off the Main Foyer)
This European-style room with its high, gilded ceiling, silk paneled off-white and gilt walls, buttercream draperies and black and gold carpeting lends itself beautifully to any business or social occasion, especially social. From black tie dinners, to small weddings, to elegant birthdays, to anniversary lunches or dinners, this room embodies the Old World elegance of the University Club.
Jefferson Room (off the Jefferson Street Entrance)
The Jefferson Room complements the Gold Room. The carpeting is black and gold with striped, cream wallpaper and wainscoting. The black drapery, rich and full, accents the room on two sides. This room has its own service pantry, and French doors close for privacy.
Main Dining Room/Lounge/Library
Our spacious, high-ceilinged Main Dining Room features four 20-foot bay windows, perfect for alcove dining. The room is modeled on the grand dining halls of Tudor castles, with dark wood accents and a stone fireplace in the connecting Lounge. The Lounge and Library, also with fireplace, are nice additional venues for pre- and post-dinner activity. The Main Dining Room, with or without its connecting rooms, adapts well to all occasions...weddings, formals, business presentations or social occasions.
All seven private dining rooms on the third floor have built-in projection screens. The entire third floor was recently remodeled during the summer of 2007 with a unified look, supporting the Clubhouse’s Jacobean Revival and Tudor heritage.
The Foundation Room is finely appointed, with a crystal chandelier centered over the dining table and a sitting area perfect for pre-dining coffee or cocktails.
Brightened by a large bay window and decorated with the seals of founding members’ graduating universities, this room offers a more business-like atmosphere with a rich, crimson and gold color scheme.
Streaming in light from south and east windows, the Alumni Room has its own little pantry and a connecting door to the Faculty Room for cocktail area.
A small, intimate room with a round table that is perfect for seating up to eight people. Captain’s RoomPerfect for small business meetings of eight or fewer.
Austere elegance: this long, wide, well-lit room connects to the Forum Room and is decorated with historic photographs of Portland buildings designed by first Club President, William Whidden. Board meetings, retreats, cocktail parties or sit-down dinners work well in this room.
A private, small room, perfect for intimate lunches or meetings.
All members and guests using private rooms must comply with the Club’s business casual dress code. Jeans and athletic wear are not permitted. An 20% gratuity applies to all private room reservations. Please view occupancy and room rates.