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Wedding and Special Events

Allison Mansion at Riverdale

This unique venue on the campus of Marian University is an ideal intimate setting for your special day. AllisonMansion With its 8,000 square feet of elegant space, the Allison Mansion at Riverdale is the perfect setting for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, anniversary party or bridal shower. Seating for 100 is accommodated between the Overlook Room and Music Room with a separate area for DJ and dancing, and the mansion's terrace for cocktail hour.

The gardens at Riverdale are the perfect backdrop for your wedding party photos.

Allison Mansion at Riverdale is a reception only venue and is not ADA Accessible.

Allison Mansion Rental Packages & Features

Rental pricing for Allison Mansion starts at $3500 for Saturday rentals and $2600 for weekday evenings and Friday and Sunday rentals.

  • Dinner seating for 100 with separate room for reception and/or dance floor
  • Optional outdoor patio for cocktail hour
  • Access to mansion and adjacent gardens for photo backdrop
  • Event host and security
  • Use of house tables and chairs
  • Facility set up, break down, and clean-up
  • Limited Free on-site parking
  • Access to screen, projector, and sound system
  • Exclusive on site caterer, Classic Fare Catering

Alumni Hall

Consider additional buildings on campus such as Alumni Hall.  AlumniHallWith banquet capacity of 250 with dance floor. Alumni Hall has an 18,500 square feet interior with a total combined interior and exterior square footage of 25,000 square feet.

Rental pricing for Alumni Hall starts at $4500 for evenings and weekend rentals. 

Alumni Hall provides an open concept great room with a soaring ceiling that is 20 feet high with a wall of windows to the north providing an enormous amount of natural light. A variety of seating options are available and the main gathering area can be converted into a large banquet hall with a seating capacity of 300.

Alumni Hall also features three exterior terraces and patios to provide scenic options for additional seating or cocktail receptions.

Alumni Hall is also home to Marian University's bookstore, a Starbucks café, and our campus grill.

*Reception Only

Bishop Chartrand Chapel

The Bishop Chartrand Chapel located in Marian Hall is available for ceremonies for students, alumni, and faculty/staff.

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