Established in 1923, the University Club of Grand Rapids is an exquisite first-class private club and event venue in the heart of the city. Our spacious athletic and dining facilities are centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids with convenient parking.  The University Club is the perfect place for enjoying a business lunch with a new client, improving your stamina with a workout session or networking over cocktails with other professionals. With reciprocal privileges at more than 100 private clubs across the country, membership at the University Club provides for a lifetime of personal and professional associations.

Hours of Operation

The Club is available Monday through Saturday for banquets and meetings by reservation.
The Club is closed on Sunday, but is available for private parties.  Call for further information. 
Hours of operation do not always apply to privately booked functions.

Breakfast Meetings Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch – 10th Floor Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch – AC Dining Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner Mon-Sat* 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lounges Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Office Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm





*Saturday evenings may be subject to a 15 person minimum. 


One visit tells all!  The University Club is indeed one of West Michigan’s finest dining establishments.  The experience begins with a dramatic view of downtown Grand Rapids, and continues through to a warm, cordial atmosphere.  The University Club prides itself on maintaining a balanced environment: formal enough for any special occasion, yet casual enough for an afternoon conversation over cocktails.

See our Dining Page for more information, including up-to-date menus.

Meeting & Banquet Rooms

The University Club offers seven meeting and banquet rooms.  Talk by the fireside or over a conference table.  It is all possible at the University Club!  Our Fireside Room seats up to 75, our Main Dining Room 300, and our small meeting rooms can accommodate as many as 50 each.  We can serve you breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  We can also assist in the design and preparation of wedding receptions, anniversary parties, and other important events, all in a memorable and stylish manner.  Whatever the occasion, we are ready to make it special!  For further information on wedding receptions and private events, visit our Weddings & Special Events page. 

Breakfast    2-300 people
Lunch    2-300 people
Dinner    15-300 people
Cocktail Reception    Up to 450 people

The above based on availability.

Athletic Facilities Available for Men & Women

Our newly remodeled and expanded facility is available to men and women members with no time restrictions.  See our Athletic Club page for more information.

Reciprocal Clubs

The University Club has arranged for reciprocal privileges with more than 100 of the most prestigious private clubs across the country, many of which offer overnight accommodations, golf, dining and other amenities.  These include the New York Athletic Club and the University Clubs of London, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  Staying closer to home?  You can enjoy reciprocal privileges at the Detroit Athletic Club, Egypt Valley Country Club, Blythefield Country Club and many more.  See the complete list of Reciprocal Clubs in our Membership section.

Location and Parking

For a map and parking instructions for the Club, visit our Contact Us page.

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