3 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/27/2013
This is a long overdue review of the outstanding services provided to us by Cindy Lee and her amazing staff at the UCI University Club. I originally found the University Club through some very positive reviews on yelp, but the pictures online did not do justice to this elegant and intimate venue. My (now) wife and I met with Cindy, a person who brings new meaning to the words enthusiasm, kindness and professionalism, and she took her time walking us through the ins and outs of the University Club as a venue. We knew almost immediately that we wanted to have our wedding there, and once we committed Cindy became an invaluable ally, making the planning and coordination of our wedding a thoroughly human and manageable experience. I took on the major responsibilities of organizing our wedding, and Cindy walked me through each step, asking excellent questions, making sure I was on track, and providing me with a great list of affordable vendors who helped to make our wedding day the most memorable of my life.
The day of our wedding was so beautiful. Cindy and her staff took care of everything. The food was very good, the event felt intimate and joyous, and Cindy made sure that all of our needs were met. I received so many compliments from our guests about Cindy and her staff. Cindy became more than just our wedding planner; she became a valued friend throughout this process. I'm grateful to her and her staff for all that they did for us and would recommend this place to anyone wanting an affordable and beautiful wedding. Months after the fact, I still think about that day and have received dozens of compliments from friends and family who attended our wedding. Most have been something on the order of, "That was the best wedding I have ever been to in my life." I highly recommend the services of Cindy Lee and her staff at the UCI University Club. Your decision to book your wedding here will be the smartest move you make as you prepare for your wedding day. They made everything so easy and VERY affordable to those who are working on a budget. I hope your wedding day is as special as ours was. Thank you again, Cindy. You made this the best day of our lives.
Member Since: 3/6/2012
Planning a wedding without the assistance of a wedding planner can get a little hectic and stressful at times, as many of you brides to be will know. This is why when we first met Cindy at the University Club, we knew this was the venue for us. She was very knowledgable in all things wedding related. She is also very personable and friendly. She gave us examples/pros and cons for every option and let us decide what will work best for our wedding. She patiently answered our countless questions and went along with changes so easily. She was there on the day of the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly. All her vendor recommendations were terrific. We could not ask for more- Cindy went completely above and beyond. The prices are very competitive and you will not be disappointed if you decide to hold your wedding here.
Member Since: 9/25/2012
Our wedding was on November 9th, 2013. We had our reception here. We took pictures out by the gazebo, in the beautiful garden area, cocktail hour in the library, and dinner in the dining room. We had close to 160 guests and it was the perfect fit! Our guest raved about the location. What I love about University Club:
-Doesn't feel closed in (huge windows in dining area)
-Working with Cindy is awesome, she is so helpful and knowledgeable, she was never pushy, made us feel comfortable
-Great outside space
-All inclusive (except for chair, cake, flowers)
-Private parking lot (no valet, etc.)
-Great prices for what you get!
-Food was awesome!
I will recommend this place to all of my friends. As a lifelong resident of Newport Beach, we searched all around, and this venue blows the others out of the water, perfect fit for us!
The University Club offers an exclusive setting for intimate indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Park views, glass walls and high ceilings with skylights create a spacious atmosphere. The Club is a full-service catering facility specializing in decorative buffet tables, food stations, and a variety of lunch and dinner menus tailored to your event. Please contact our onsite wedding coordinator for more information...
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012