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Putting the ‘You’ in the U-Club
I don’t know how to even begin to thank you for Saturday evening. ? What an absolutely fantastic time we had, it was wonderful. Everyone was so impressed with all the food and the staff who were on duty were so great. The guys behind the bar were amazing and all-in-all I can’t think of a single thing that wasn’t first class. It exceeded our expectations and you should all be congratulated for providing us with such a fantastic evening.– Anne Lake
I want to thank you for all of your help last week with the symposium. It wasn’t easy managing what was certainly a moving target. I appreciate that you made it work and were even pleasant in those circumstances (including locked doors!). We couldn’t have pulled it off without your support!– Catherine MacNeil
“Well, I hardly know where to begin to tell you the role the Dal University Club played in making Will’s 30th Birthday Party a truly memorable experience.I’ll start with the venue. The Pub has a really warm ambience and was perfect for our party on Saturday night. It was the perfect size and layout, there was lots of parking and it was nice we were able to host an all-ages event there. Oh, and most important, there was a set of fabulous pink comfy chairs and we were able to use one of them as a throne for our very special honoree.The food was great. I’m sure we had more than 50 people there, but I don’t think anyone went away hungry.Then there was the staff, beginning with [Janice]. You were great to deal with all along the way. With so much to think about leading up to the event, I was starting to get jittery toward the end, but one phone conversation with you and I knew everything would be alright.
The staff on site was amazing. Both [Shannon] and Reid were really great to work with. We had sound equipment, a projector, computers, etc. and Reid was so helpful in getting us extra power cords and helping out with whatever was needed. It was also nice to have a projector screen there. It was just one more thing we didn’t have to worry about. He worked really hard all evening, then even helped load things into the cars at the end of the night.
I don’t know what else to say except thank you. Please pass on to the staff and your board how pleased we were with everything. You all helped make Will’s 30th a night to remember and it was much appreciated.”– Allison Brewer
“We were away for our honeymoon and have returned to Halifax with wonderful wedding memories! We have nothing but good things to say about the University Club and the services you provided. We had rave reviews about the food, both the appetizers in the pub and the meal. We wished we could have experienced more of the pub atmosphere before the dinner, as our guests really enjoyed that part.
The great hall was perfect. The staff were accommodating and helpful throughout- and it was a huge help to leave some of the decorations and come back and get them Monday morning. I will be sure to send along photos- I knew how great the venue would look (I booked it the week we got engaged!). I appreciated your relaxed and professional approach and I would gladly recommend the venue to anyone.”
-Christine Bray ~ Bride
Thanks so much for this. It was a lovely event and we only had positive feedback!
Please be sure to share a heartfelt thank you to the entire event and catering staff who did a great job with the event. And thank you so much for all of your help with the event preparation and planning, we truly appreciate it.”
-Sarah Beatty ~ Halifax Partnership
“Our wedding was beautiful and wonderful and the food was amazing! Our guests raved all night about the food and the venue so that is exactly what we wanted! Your staff that night were incredibly helpful and accommodating, thank you for everything!”
“Brad and I really wanted to extend our sincerest thanks for everything you and your staff did for us during our wedding planning and the big day itself. All of our guests had a fantastic time and everyone had only amazing things to say about the venue, the food, and the atmosphere. You made our day unforgettable and we will forever be grateful. ”
-Ashley & Brad, Wedding Couple
We had our wedding reception in the beautiful Great Hall; which had the perfect look for our Masquerade theme. The rich wood and high vaulted ceilings fit perfectly, along with the balcony where we took a few pictures that turned out FABULOUS! Our Photographer Arlene Travis of Arlene’s Enchanting Portraits caught so many wonderful images in this space, We were very pleased with the room and service here at the Dalhousie University Club, A huge thanks for making our night come together goes to Janice Tate and her team. ”
-Chrissy & Jeff, Wedding Couple
“As my first time attending an event at the Ballroom in the University Club I was impressed with how grand the room presents with it’s high ceilings and wood beams as well as the chandeliers adorned with shields – it was like a step back in time! The wedding reception was laid out with enough room to maneuver comfortably and to allow guests to see the speakers and slideshow. The tables were laid out in crisp clean cloths and napkins, and pretty flowers as a centerpiece. Once settled, meals were delivered to the guests by efficient, polite and very professional staff. The dinner itself was delicious, a breaded & stuffed chicken breast was hot and filling, and was complimented by roasted sweet potatoes and carrots. Overall the event was well organized, with a cash bar, DJ and dance floor for evening enjoyment. It was lovely. Perhaps the only setback was the heat – the room does not offer air conditioning, however, with lots of windows and access to the outdoors, all went well!”
– Jillian Bray, Lab Administrator – NCIL
“As an avid fundraiser and volunteer, I have used the University Club many times for social get-togethers, meetings, lunches, dances and a coffeehouse. On each occasion, I have found the staff are friendly and provide great service. The manager, Janice Tate , is very flexible and eager to make every event special. She has meet the varying needs of my organizations on many occasions with success. The food is great and the beverages are reasonably priced. The bargain breakfasts and vegan lunches are simply amazing. The first floor has a Neighbourhood Pub feel that is perfect for meeting friends after a long day or hosting co-workers. There is a games room that has been perfect for small gatherings, networking and teambuilding. There is a large room with a stage where we have held dances and hosted bands. For all of the occasions that I have been at the University Club, I have never been disappointed. I often recommend the Club to others, who, once they have hosted an event there, continue to plan future events. The University Club is still a little secret gem of the Dalhousie University and Halifax community. When considering an event, I always think of the Club!”
– Roslyn Chambers, Fundraising Coordinator and Law Student
“The Dalhousie University Club is an amazing venue for a wedding! Janice and the staff are fabulous and so accommodating. She was so enthusiastic about our Steampunk wedding that she made what could have been a stressful time, easy, giving lots of helpful words of wisdom along the way. They also catered the wedding and gave us lots of options to choose from. We loved that they provided dishes that worked with dietary concerns as we had guests that were Celiac and Vegan. People are still talking about the tea biscuits and spiced goat cheeseballs that were on the salad! The grounds of the university are so beautiful and well kept that we didn’t even have to go off campus to take pictures. I would recommend the Dal Club for any event, and already have.”
– Leslie Cross, Bride.
I just wanted to let you know that everything went great at the wedding this weekend and thank you for all you did! The food really was delicious and the place looked great. Jeff and I are very happy we chose the Dal Club for our wedding !
Thanks so much!
– Jennifer Martin, Bride.