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University Club at UCI

Irvine , CA
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LOCATION

801 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697 US (map)

PHONE

949-824-7961
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The University Club provides a private and intimate setting for your wedding reception. If you book your special event with us, you get the use of the entire facility. Our facility has a... Read more
The University Club provides a private and intimate setting for your wedding reception. If you book your special event with us, you get the use of the entire facility. Our facility has a beautiful room right off of the main lobby known as "the Library". This room boasts a fireplace, baby grand piano, rich leather furniture, mahogany bookshelves and an elegant, mahogany built-in bar. The Library is a great room for hors d’ oeuvres & cocktails while your guests are arriving for your event or it can also be used for your indoor ceremony site accommodating up to 130 people. Our Main Dining Room has a wonderful view as we sit atop of Aldrich Park. The room has windows that extend from the ceiling to the floor and provide a view to the park. The trees around the perimeter of the building are wrapped in white lights for an intimate and romantic setting. This room also has a vaulted ceiling which provides an open and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests. We can accommodate up to 200 people with a dance floor. When you are ready to see our facility and receive a free estimate, please call to schedule your appointment.
Wedding Ceremonies The club can host an indoor wedding ceremony in our Library or a beautiful outdoor ceremony in our Gazebo. Our recently renovated garden provides an ideal location for outdoor ceremonies. Wedding Consultants From the moment you cross the threshold into our beautifully appointed lobby, you will be attended to with the "personalized" service which sets the Club apart from other facilities. Our experienced team of Wedding Consultants will eagerly assist you in planning every aspect of your special day. You will feel confidant that you have entrusted the most important day of your life to a caring team which is dedicated to providing the utmost quality in client satisfaction. Your wedding consultant will be pleased to provide you with a current list of references from clients who have the highest praise for the Club. The Club can also provide you with a list of professional, industry referrals to assist in your planning process. Cuisine A full complement of banquet menus is available including Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Hors d’oeuvres offering either sit-down or buffet. Our chef and his staff are dedicated to achieving the highest level of excellence. Your wedding consultant will be happy to work together with you and the chef to create a menu you will be proud to serve your guests. Your meal will be presented on European-white porcelain china, elegant Oneida flatware and sparkling stemware atop crisp white linen tablecloths creating an exquisite tabletop. Bar Service Full bar service is available, including wine, beer and mixed drinks, with a variety of options. Your wedding consultant will assist you in determining how to maximize beverage options for your guests while maintaining a realistic and workable budget. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
40
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
210
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

REVIEWS

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XgalEvey
Wedding:
8/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Cindy and the team at UCI's University Club. The venue was gorgeous and perfect for our August wedding, her response time to emails and calls was fantastic, her communication in general was wonderful. My father, who does not hand out compliments superfluously, called her a genius and I agree completely. Day of she was right there coordinating everything, keeping it all out from underfoot, handled my two little flower girls like a champ, and the week off when I was stressed sent me funny cat photos to check in with me! We got lots of compliments on the food and bar, the clean up crew was efficient, Cindy even helped personally load gifts into my parents' car.
I cannot say enough good things about Cindy and the team at UCI's University Club. The venue was gorgeous and perfect for Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Cindy and the team at UCI's University Club. The venue was gorgeous and perfect for our August wedding, her response time to emails and calls was fantastic, her communication in general was wonderful. My father, who does not hand out compliments superfluously, called her a genius and I agree completely. Day of she was right there coordinating everything, keeping it all out from underfoot, handled my two little flower girls like a champ, and the week off when I was stressed sent me funny cat photos to check in with me! We got lots of compliments on the food and bar, the clean up crew was efficient, Cindy even helped personally load gifts into my parents' car. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I originally booked the University Club because we were UCI alumni and the location had a special place in our heart. Looking back on our big day and the whole process of wedding planning, we got way more than we ever paid for.

The wedding coordinator, Cindy, is the BEST coordinator EVER. She is extremely organized, responsive, detail oriented, and thorough. And she is fast paced, which I like. She is quick to think on the spot and problem solve through any situation. She accommodated my last minute changes in the guest list, so that we weren't charged for the food plates of extra guests. When we found out the L.A. Rams were holding their first practice at UCI on the day of our wedding, Cindy got a parking attendant at our site hours before our reception began to make sure nobody except our guests were using the University Club parking! Cindy and her assistant Carissa also went above and beyond to make sure every question I had was answered with specificity and detail. Emails were answered quickly, sometimes on the same day! When I was unsure about tax and the service charge, Cindy took the time to explain to me and my dad who was looking over my wedding contract. Cindy made sure that there were no surprises on our bill.

On the note of going above and beyond, Cindy helped us get the exact color of up-lights we wanted and even helped creatively lay out all of our cookies for our ice cream sandwich bar. She has an eye for what looks good! Finally, my father in law left his wedding ring in the bathroom on accident, and Cindy was sure to communicate to my Maid of Honor and my husband that it was locked in a safe at the University Club waiting to be picked up at our convenience.

Thank you to the University Club for making our day unforgettable. To our sweetheart table's server, to the bartender that made sure my friend's were having a blast, to our coordinators, it was such a pleasure to work with you!
My (now) husband and I originally booked the University Club because we were UCI alumni and the location had a special Read more...
My (now) husband and I originally booked the University Club because we were UCI alumni and the location had a special place in our heart. Looking back on our big day and the whole process of wedding planning, we got way more than we ever paid for.

The wedding coordinator, Cindy, is the BEST coordinator EVER. She is extremely organized, responsive, detail oriented, and thorough. And she is fast paced, which I like. She is quick to think on the spot and problem solve through any situation. She accommodated my last minute changes in the guest list, so that we weren't charged for the food plates of extra guests. When we found out the L.A. Rams were holding their first practice at UCI on the day of our wedding, Cindy got a parking attendant at our site hours before our reception began to make sure nobody except our guests were using the University Club parking! Cindy and her assistant Carissa also went above and beyond to make sure every question I had was answered with specificity and detail. Emails were answered quickly, sometimes on the same day! When I was unsure about tax and the service charge, Cindy took the time to explain to me and my dad who was looking over my wedding contract. Cindy made sure that there were no surprises on our bill.

On the note of going above and beyond, Cindy helped us get the exact color of up-lights we wanted and even helped creatively lay out all of our cookies for our ice cream sandwich bar. She has an eye for what looks good! Finally, my father in law left his wedding ring in the bathroom on accident, and Cindy was sure to communicate to my Maid of Honor and my husband that it was locked in a safe at the University Club waiting to be picked up at our convenience.

Thank you to the University Club for making our day unforgettable. To our sweetheart table's server, to the bartender that made sure my friend's were having a blast, to our coordinators, it was such a pleasure to work with you! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Looking for our wedding venue was a long process, but when we visited UCI University Club, it was gorgeous. The outdoor ceremony with the gazebo and the cocktail hour area with the trees were both beautiful. The indoor reception hall was fantastic, especially with the white drapes on the ceiling and lights, and we added blue uplights around the room. Plus, there are large windows surrounding the room with a view of the trees outside. At night, the trees all have lights and it looks amazing all lit up. Based on the venue alone, we were sold, but then we met Cindy the venue coordinator and that sealed the deal for us. Cindy is extremely bubbly and friendly. She knows exactly what she is doing and has a wealth of knowledge. Along with Cindy, you also get to work with her assistant Carissa and she is equally amazing.
The food at our wedding was also amazing. During cocktail hour, we served the chicken pineapple skewers, plus Cindy let us add two Hors d'oeuvres that were not on her menu. We added bruschetta and mini grilled cheeses with grilled onions. Both were a huge hit with all our guests! The bar had a lot of good options for beer, and we were able to bring our own wine and pay a corkage fee. For dinner we served three options, the NY Steak, Chicken Marsala Blush, and the Grilled Portobello Mushrooms for vegan/vegetarian guests. All three options were great and very tasty! After the meal, they provide sherbet as well.
The overall experience we had at the University Club was amazing! You will not be disappointed looking at this venue and meeting Cindy and Carissa. They were so well organized and willing to provide anything to make your day perfect. We were so incredibly pleased that we booked this fantastic venue, our wedding was perfect.
Looking for our wedding venue was a long process, but when we visited UCI University Club, it was gorgeous. The outdoor Read more...
Looking for our wedding venue was a long process, but when we visited UCI University Club, it was gorgeous. The outdoor ceremony with the gazebo and the cocktail hour area with the trees were both beautiful. The indoor reception hall was fantastic, especially with the white drapes on the ceiling and lights, and we added blue uplights around the room. Plus, there are large windows surrounding the room with a view of the trees outside. At night, the trees all have lights and it looks amazing all lit up. Based on the venue alone, we were sold, but then we met Cindy the venue coordinator and that sealed the deal for us. Cindy is extremely bubbly and friendly. She knows exactly what she is doing and has a wealth of knowledge. Along with Cindy, you also get to work with her assistant Carissa and she is equally amazing.
The food at our wedding was also amazing. During cocktail hour, we served the chicken pineapple skewers, plus Cindy let us add two Hors d'oeuvres that were not on her menu. We added bruschetta and mini grilled cheeses with grilled onions. Both were a huge hit with all our guests! The bar had a lot of good options for beer, and we were able to bring our own wine and pay a corkage fee. For dinner we served three options, the NY Steak, Chicken Marsala Blush, and the Grilled Portobello Mushrooms for vegan/vegetarian guests. All three options were great and very tasty! After the meal, they provide sherbet as well.
The overall experience we had at the University Club was amazing! You will not be disappointed looking at this venue and meeting Cindy and Carissa. They were so well organized and willing to provide anything to make your day perfect. We were so incredibly pleased that we booked this fantastic venue, our wedding was perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wedding at UC Irvine university club in April of this year. It was a big success and we believe the day couldn't have gone this smoothly without the site manager Cindy Lee and her assistant Carissa's help. This duo has been helping us from the very start of the wedding. They are extremely professional, friendly, and detail-oriented. They make sure we are on the right track along the planning process and they spend lots of time answering all the e-mail questions we have. On the day of the wedding, they run around all over the venue to make sure everything is well-organized and that we are doing well with the time. The venue itself was recently renovated and it was gorgeous! It was absolutely a hassle free experiences, and plus, both Cindy and Carissa are very pleasant and they are super fun to work with! 5/5 stars and would recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married!
We had a wedding at UC Irvine university club in April of this year. It was a big success and we believe the day couldn't Read more...
We had a wedding at UC Irvine university club in April of this year. It was a big success and we believe the day couldn't have gone this smoothly without the site manager Cindy Lee and her assistant Carissa's help. This duo has been helping us from the very start of the wedding. They are extremely professional, friendly, and detail-oriented. They make sure we are on the right track along the planning process and they spend lots of time answering all the e-mail questions we have. On the day of the wedding, they run around all over the venue to make sure everything is well-organized and that we are doing well with the time. The venue itself was recently renovated and it was gorgeous! It was absolutely a hassle free experiences, and plus, both Cindy and Carissa are very pleasant and they are super fun to work with! 5/5 stars and would recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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JUNE
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We have our reception in uci university club on august 24. It was amazing and fulfilling.
The venue looks pretty, especially during the night when the up lights are on. The foods are good. Our guests love the New York style steak, chicken and portobello mushroom meals a lot.
Cindy Lee and Carissa are our wedding coordinators. They are really really nice and professional in organizing the whole event. They worked with us and come out a good timeline. And also provided us with a lot of useful information, such as DJ recommendations, vendors, etc. At the reception day, they decorated the room, the dessert table, guest book table in such a nice way that totally beyond our expectation.
The whole reception went very smooth and sweet. Both I and my husband felt so so so happy. And the cost is also within our budget. Highly recommend!
We have our reception in uci university club on august 24. It was amazing and fulfilling.
The venue looks pretty, Read more...
We have our reception in uci university club on august 24. It was amazing and fulfilling.
The venue looks pretty, especially during the night when the up lights are on. The foods are good. Our guests love the New York style steak, chicken and portobello mushroom meals a lot.
Cindy Lee and Carissa are our wedding coordinators. They are really really nice and professional in organizing the whole event. They worked with us and come out a good timeline. And also provided us with a lot of useful information, such as DJ recommendations, vendors, etc. At the reception day, they decorated the room, the dessert table, guest book table in such a nice way that totally beyond our expectation.
The whole reception went very smooth and sweet. Both I and my husband felt so so so happy. And the cost is also within our budget. Highly recommend! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Cindy is the wedding coordinator and is amazing! She is very friendly, professional, and helpful. Don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us have our dream wedding at this beautiful venue. Outdoor ceremony with all the greenery was perfect on a late August afternoon with cocktail hour outside in the courtyard. The reception was inside the U Club and was beautifully decorated with flowers, linens, Chivari chairs, candles, etc. Everything was perfect and Cindy is very flexible so we were able to get our dream wedding on a budget. Thanks for everything!
Cindy is the wedding coordinator and is amazing! She is very friendly, professional, and helpful. Don't know what we would Read more...
Cindy is the wedding coordinator and is amazing! She is very friendly, professional, and helpful. Don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us have our dream wedding at this beautiful venue. Outdoor ceremony with all the greenery was perfect on a late August afternoon with cocktail hour outside in the courtyard. The reception was inside the U Club and was beautifully decorated with flowers, linens, Chivari chairs, candles, etc. Everything was perfect and Cindy is very flexible so we were able to get our dream wedding on a budget. Thanks for everything! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know what craziness lead me to wait so long to write this review. I got married here in August 2014 and loved the experience. Love, love love. Here's why:

CINDY: Definitely the number 1 reason. She, the coordinator, is included in the price of the event, and she's SO much more than a day-of-coordinator. I met with her at the site 3 or 4 times and corresponded numerous times by email. She was incredibly on top of details and organization, and she did it all with a fantastic bubbly energy. She was never overbearing but rather very receptive to our preferences and needs. I'm definitely a detail-oriented person, so I was profoundly happy to have someone like her manage everything for our wedding. On the day of our wedding, she did an incredible job of making sure everything stuck to schedule, and she put out lots of little fires (probably even more than I know about, since I think she did her best to avoid stressing me out!). I truly can't imagine how I could have done it without her.

VALUE: Of course you should shop around and see what works for you, but the UCI University Club was one of the 2-3 most inexpensive packages I found (I was looking for a venue with catering and rentals included).

FOOD: They created a menu just for us, and now it's on the website as a preset package! Look for the Asian buffet :D It was really nice to see their flexibility in making a menu that suited our tastes. We got to do a tasting beforehand; we did have to pay the lunch entree price that was determined for our dishes, but we got a 25% discount, so it was fine. The food was very good for the price; people especially loved how tender and flavorful the beef was.

SETTING: Just beautiful. I have a love of trees and twinkly lights, and this spot has PLENTY of those gorgeous things. The gazebo is such a nice setting. Lots of great spots to take photos. I also loved the drapery in the ceiling of the reception room - included in the price, not $1000 extra like I encountered at anoth
I don't know what craziness lead me to wait so long to write this review. I got married here in August 2014 and loved the Read more...
I don't know what craziness lead me to wait so long to write this review. I got married here in August 2014 and loved the experience. Love, love love. Here's why:

CINDY: Definitely the number 1 reason. She, the coordinator, is included in the price of the event, and she's SO much more than a day-of-coordinator. I met with her at the site 3 or 4 times and corresponded numerous times by email. She was incredibly on top of details and organization, and she did it all with a fantastic bubbly energy. She was never overbearing but rather very receptive to our preferences and needs. I'm definitely a detail-oriented person, so I was profoundly happy to have someone like her manage everything for our wedding. On the day of our wedding, she did an incredible job of making sure everything stuck to schedule, and she put out lots of little fires (probably even more than I know about, since I think she did her best to avoid stressing me out!). I truly can't imagine how I could have done it without her.

VALUE: Of course you should shop around and see what works for you, but the UCI University Club was one of the 2-3 most inexpensive packages I found (I was looking for a venue with catering and rentals included).

FOOD: They created a menu just for us, and now it's on the website as a preset package! Look for the Asian buffet :D It was really nice to see their flexibility in making a menu that suited our tastes. We got to do a tasting beforehand; we did have to pay the lunch entree price that was determined for our dishes, but we got a 25% discount, so it was fine. The food was very good for the price; people especially loved how tender and flavorful the beef was.

SETTING: Just beautiful. I have a love of trees and twinkly lights, and this spot has PLENTY of those gorgeous things. The gazebo is such a nice setting. Lots of great spots to take photos. I also loved the drapery in the ceiling of the reception room - included in the price, not $1000 extra like I encountered at anoth Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Taryn
Wedding:
8/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED this wedding venue and the team!!! Cindy Lee was the best coordinator a bride could ask for. I highly recommend the venue
I absolutely LOVED this wedding venue and the team!!! Cindy Lee was the best coordinator a bride could ask for. I highly Read more...
I absolutely LOVED this wedding venue and the team!!! Cindy Lee was the best coordinator a bride could ask for. I highly recommend the venue Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Pam
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I enjoyed a very awesome Rehearsal Dinner at UCI's University Club. We are both anteaters, so it was a lot of fun pre-celebrating the wedding at a place we both know and love so well. The U Club is a great venue even if you aren't a UCI Alum - we (by that I mean my amazing mother-in-law and two sister-in-laws) did an amazing job decorating, and they even had a whole A/V system set up for a (rather embarrassing) slide show. Parking was a breeze, food was great - buffet style, and the staff were wonderful. It was a really fun night!
My husband and I enjoyed a very awesome Rehearsal Dinner at UCI's University Club. We are both anteaters, so it was a lot Read more...
My husband and I enjoyed a very awesome Rehearsal Dinner at UCI's University Club. We are both anteaters, so it was a lot of fun pre-celebrating the wedding at a place we both know and love so well. The U Club is a great venue even if you aren't a UCI Alum - we (by that I mean my amazing mother-in-law and two sister-in-laws) did an amazing job decorating, and they even had a whole A/V system set up for a (rather embarrassing) slide show. Parking was a breeze, food was great - buffet style, and the staff were wonderful. It was a really fun night! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joni
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked our daughter's wedding at the University Club with the comfort and convenience of our guests in mind. It is a beautiful location with a gazebo for the ceremony, a library for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a lovely dining room overlooking trees and greenery. Ample free parking was also appreciated by our guests. But the most compelling reason to have our wedding at UCI was Cindy. I can't say enough about how helpful and instrumental Cindy was in having things go so smoothly. Her years of experience in this business were so evident. Her enthusiasm and energy are incomparable and made things so much fun! The time spent willing to work with me to tweak the menu was so appreciated. And the guests all remarked how light and fresh the food was - even the steamed vegetables were perfectly cooked and fresh. We chose to do a buffet to accommodate all the guests' food preferences, and included a carving station. It was all a big hit! Cindy's advice as to how many hors d'oeuvre trays were needed for the cocktail hour was spot on - people felt the food "just kept coming." Exactly what I wanted the guests to feel - that they were being well taken care of. It seemed like Cindy was in a million places at once, checking on things, and following up. The lights on the trees, visible from all the dining room windows, are magical as the sun goes down - a very charming place. If I had it to do all over, I would do the wedding exactly the same way as long as Cindy was at the helm! And I should mention, the University Club is far more affordable than many other places. You'd be crazy not to check this place out for a wedding or any other special event.
We booked our daughter's wedding at the University Club with the comfort and convenience of our guests in mind. It is a Read more...
We booked our daughter's wedding at the University Club with the comfort and convenience of our guests in mind. It is a beautiful location with a gazebo for the ceremony, a library for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a lovely dining room overlooking trees and greenery. Ample free parking was also appreciated by our guests. But the most compelling reason to have our wedding at UCI was Cindy. I can't say enough about how helpful and instrumental Cindy was in having things go so smoothly. Her years of experience in this business were so evident. Her enthusiasm and energy are incomparable and made things so much fun! The time spent willing to work with me to tweak the menu was so appreciated. And the guests all remarked how light and fresh the food was - even the steamed vegetables were perfectly cooked and fresh. We chose to do a buffet to accommodate all the guests' food preferences, and included a carving station. It was all a big hit! Cindy's advice as to how many hors d'oeuvre trays were needed for the cocktail hour was spot on - people felt the food "just kept coming." Exactly what I wanted the guests to feel - that they were being well taken care of. It seemed like Cindy was in a million places at once, checking on things, and following up. The lights on the trees, visible from all the dining room windows, are magical as the sun goes down - a very charming place. If I had it to do all over, I would do the wedding exactly the same way as long as Cindy was at the helm! And I should mention, the University Club is far more affordable than many other places. You'd be crazy not to check this place out for a wedding or any other special event. Read less
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