My husband Steve and I were engaged July 2017 and after being together for almost 9 years, decided we wanted a simple but elegant wedding with all of our favorite things. UConn Alumni Center provided that and more for us—just 3 months after our engagement! Leading up to our big day, Julie was in frequent contact with us and on our wedding day, she did everything to make sure it all ran smoothly. Even when things did come up, she handled it, leaving me to enjoy being a bride and getting ready for the most important day of my life. The ceremony was flawless and our reception—our families still talk about how much fun it was! They loved walking around the museum during cocktail hour and had a blast on the dance floor! UConn’s campus also left us with countless locations for pictures- we were late to our reception because we had so many to choose from! Having our wedding at UConn was the best choice we could have made.
It was love at first sight! We visited an inquired with many locations to host Melissa and Shawn’s baby shower, but our search quickly ceased when we laid eyes on the Alumni House at UCONN. How appropriate to host at a location which was once home to Melissa and Shawn during their years as students at UCONN. We were excited, not only about the location, but the tasteful and simple decor, as well as the service we received during the planning process and the event alike.
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. The ice cream bar was the talk of the party. We will definitely want to host another event there in the future. Keep up the good work!
– Stephanie Famiano
As an event planner and wedding designer, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best event venues in Connecticut and beyond but, the UConn Alumni Center is uniquely special. The Great room with its modern design and magnificent columns is truly a designers dream. It was the perfect venue for my daughters winter wonderland themed sweet sixteen party. We could not have picked a better place! The imposing high ceilings, grand staircase and architectural designs allowed me to create the perfect ambience for her dream party. Julie Sweeney the Alumni Manager was AMAZING! She made sure everything we needed was taken care of. We had access to the entire facility. The Husky Heritage sports room was a guest favorite. In spite of last minute weather challenges, our daughters sweet sixteen party was PERFECT! Our guest still rave about how beautiful the event was.
– Atonye Ake (Event Planner & designer)
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