The University Club is dedicated to creating unique ceremonies and receptions. Planning a wedding can quickly become an overwhelming and intense full-time job. Let us ease the burden; from your first consultation to your tasting all the way to your wedding day, the University Club is committed to making your dream wedding a reality.

Our venue offers a unique and elegant touch to any ceremony and reception. As Durham’s tallest building, our stunning views do not disappoint.

Let our upscale environment and experienced staff make your wedding day an unforgettable experience.

Contact our wedding professionals today at 919-323-4815 or via email at for your consultation. 

Access and download our Catering Menu.

For vendor recommendations please reference our Preferred Vendor List or ask your catering manager. 

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    Kelly Santel

    Kelly Santel

    Owner, Managing Partner




    • I’ve worked at the Club since 2001, going from server to owner
    • I brew my own beer
    • I’m an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan
    • Cookies should be their own food group
    • The perfect afternoon: taking my daughter to the playground
    • I’ve had gray hair since age 12
    • My favorite book is Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    • I’d love to have a beer with Bill Murray
    • I make a mean chili