Pre-St. Patrick’s Day

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day March 15 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wear your brightest green and join us for traditional fare from Trinity Irish Pub and live music from Grainneog. Complimentary babysitting provided, reservations must be made in advance. Cost: Member: $17   •   Special First Guest: $17   •   Additional Guests: $25 each RSVP E-mail: Phone: 434-243-9730 read more

The Glass Palette

Friday, February 9, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Create your own one-of-a-kind glass object! $15 per member and first guest; $20 second guest.   RSVP E-mail: Phone: 434-243-9730 read more

Annual Meeting – February 8

Reflect on the eventful past months at the Colonnade Club as we present the year so far in review and conduct Board elections. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided by DaH Catering. Call to order is at 6:30PM, so be sure to attend in time to learn about the incredible growth and development taking place at Pavilion VII today. Date and Time Thursday, February 8th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call to Order: 6:30 p.m. RSVP & Registration Please RSVP on read more

An Important Update From President Sullivan and Dean Goluboff

Dear Members of the University Community: Two weeks ago, I charged a University Working Group with the responsibility of reviewing the events that transpired on August 11 to understand how we could have responded differently. Today, I am writing to let you know that the Working Group has finished a report and presented me with its findings. Led by Dean Risa Goluboff, the Working Group has identified a number of areas where the University can further strengthen its processes and policies to prevent a similar event from happening in the future. Please read Dean Goluboff’s message below for additional information and a link to the report. We will be reviewing this report closely in the coming days, and will share additional updates as they become available. I am grateful for Dean Goluboff and each of the other members who have been involved in developing this report. There is more important read more

Progress Update and Website Launch from Deans Working Group

Aug. 24, 2017. Risa Goluboff, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, chairs the working group of UVA deans convened by UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan to examine the University’s response to the white supremacists’ activities on Grounds and in the city. She offered the following update to the University community. Dear Students, Colleagues, Friends, I am writing with an update from the Deans Working Group on the progress we have made since I last wrote. As an important first step, we have created a website ( that will serve as a central information hub for our efforts. Currently, the site includes the mission of the Deans Working Group, a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the events of August 11 and 12, an update on the actions we have taken to date, and a Share Your Ideas form that welcomes your input. The contents of the website read more

A Letter of Support to Our University Community

Colonnade Club The University of Virginia Colonnade Club Board of Governors stands in full support of the opinions expressed by the University of Virginia Rector Frank M. Conner III.  ( On behalf of the University of Virginia Colonnade Club Board of Governors, Faculty, and Alumni, we stand alongside Rector Conner in our collective condemnation and disgust of the events that unfolded in our community last weekend.  The acts of hatred and violence by white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazi activists constituted domestic terrorism.  Our message is that we will stand united. The impact within our university community and throughout our Charlottesville neighborhoods has triggered renewed resolve to fight for peace and justice.  We applaud deeds and actions that uphold the values and integrity of our moral code. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends who lost their loved ones due to the unwelcomed hatred that invaded read more

Local Artisan Baskets

Artisan Basket The Colonnade Club is proud to present several delicious and elegant artisan baskets in collaboration with Market Street Market. Select from an assortment of carefully paired wines, cheeses, fruits, and more. These baskets are perfect for your guests, and for yourself! Orders may be placed by calling 434.243.9710, emailing, or visiting us in person at Pavilion VII.   Take advantage of this special offer! For a printable flyer, click here. read more

Become a Member

Learn more about Colonnade Club membership benefits, including the use of Pavilion VII spaces for meetings, events, weddings, overnight stays and more. Benefits  |  Eligibility |  Membership Categories  |  Dues Colonnade Club members cherish the historic charm and inviting tranquility of Pavilion VII. This pavilion, the first on Thomas Jefferson’s Lawn, dates to the laying of its cornerstone in 1817. Today’s members enjoy the benefits of an extensive restoration that occurred from 1998 to 2002. The Club itself, however, dates from 1907, when forty-two faculty members joined together to form a faculty club.   2016 Member Events Photo Album Colonnade Club Member Benefits Use Pavilion VII’s parlors and garden to read, write, and meet with colleagues or students. Catch up on the latest news in the Club Room, which features a television, comfortable seating, and a wide variety of periodicals and newspapers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies throughout the read more

Pavilion VII Bicentennial

Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series The Colonnade Club UVA Bicentennial Celebratory Program for 2015-2020  An ad hoc Club committee has been planning events beginning in 2015 through 2020 to recognize the formal founding of the University of Virginia. In addition to the Club’s traditional Cornerstone Celebration, two or three additional Bicentennial events will occur each year. The aim is to engage the membership and the broader community in our Club’s celebration while working in concert with the University.   October 2016 Lecture: “Slaves and Slavery in the Academical Village” by Professor Kirt Von Daacke The Colonnade Club is honored to host guest lecturer Dr. Kirt von Daacke, co-chair of the UVA President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, as well as published author of Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson’s Albemarle. Learn about the complex racial dynamics that were in play during the earliest years of the University. Dr. von Daacke’s research centers read more