St. Lawrence Cottage, the original building on the Club's site was constructed in 1845 by Reverend Wm.Macaulay Herchmer, a prominent Kingston citizen. Over the next century, the original "country home" was extensively modified by successive owners. A large addition was made in 1968-69, to enhance the facilities for its new function as The Queen's University Faculty Club.Officially opened in 1969, the Club now serves over 750 members.
Most Club rooms may be reserved by members for academic or private events throughout the year. The Club Manager, Elizabeth Borges, will look after every detail, leaving you free to attend to your guests. Non-members may also book a room of the Club through a sponsored member. Please call Elizabeth for more information regarding reserving the Club.
Monday to Friday, the Club's three dining rooms offer a variety of served meals at lunch. The Club also hosts a TGIF dinner on occasional Friday's check the web site for the dates. This is a 3 course dinner with delicious selections. A range of special menus for catered events, from breakfast meetings to evening receptions, are also available. Although reservations for regular lunch are not required, reservations for groups of six or larger are preferred.
The University Club at Queen's, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is governed by a Board of Directors which may include representatives of Faculty, Staff and Alumni of Queen's University.
The Club features a large main dining room with a capacity of 140 seats. This room may be booked by members who wish to host meetings, catered affairs or social gatherings.
Two beautifully appointed, intimate dining rooms are located in the historic main house. With capacities of 32 and 40 seats respectively these rooms can be reserved for small meetings and private lunches and dinners.
A private meeting room situated on the East side of the house, provides members with an ideal setting for meetings or formal dining for up to 16 people. This room is reserved at lunches and dinners on a priority schedule basis.
A private meeting room situated on the lower level with complete accessibility. This room can be set up for meetings as per your requirements. Ideal for half or full-day meetings with a full catering menu available. We can also provide audio visual equipment for your convenience.
These beautiful main floor rooms provide members with places to read, relax, enjoy casual lunches and quiet conversation. Wireless Internet connection is available throughout the Club. These rooms also serve as evening reception lounges, and can be reserved for social occasions by members or academic departments. A small bar is situated in the east room.
The bar is a centre for after work hours conversation and relaxation, Monday to Friday. A variety of imported beers, draft and fine wines are featured. Pub night is featured every Thursday, offering a range of finger food and selected wines and beers
Located near the main bar and lounge, the licensed large patio is an ideal location for lunches, outdoor receptions and barbecues. Smaller patios on the East and lakefront sides of the house provide quiet escapes and a beautiful view of Lake Ontario.