Family Picnic at Pen Park

June 24 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a summer day with friends, family, and colleagues with the Colonnade Club for an enjoyable picnic! Members are welcome and encouraged to bring a dish of their choosing to share with everyone in addition to catering by the BBQ Exchange. Lawn games and children activities will be provided including painting and a balloon artist for all to enjoy! Individual $12 each, Family $25 Please RSVP through: read more

Hiking the Saunders-Monticello Trail

June 23 What a better way to start a summer weekend than with a hike among colleagues, family, and friends. Join us on a hike for all ages and hiking levels. We hope this hike will be the first of many as an activity for Colonnade Club members. Please take note of the time listed for each hike. We will start on time so if you arrive late you will most likely find us already gone on our adventure! We will meet at the trail’s parking location off of Rt. 20. The Saunders Monticello Trail is a two mile trail that winds through the park before ascending the side of Carters Mountain toward Monticello and back. Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: read more

Hop On with the Colonnade Club

June 15 Sit back, relax, and enjoy some drinks! Join friends and fellow faculty to enjoy some of Central Virginia’s best craft beers and spirits with Cville Hop On Tours shuttle service! Meet and be picked up at Pavilion VII and the shuttle will take care of the rest! Members $15, Special Guest $15, Additional Guests $20 Please RSVP through: read more

Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala

May 16 6:00 p.m. Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala For the Benefit of the Colonnade Club Bicentennial Fund Wednesday, the Sixteenth of May Reception at six o’clock Dinner at seven o’clock Dinner entertainment The Colonnade Club Pavilion VII Join us under the stars for the Bicentennial Gala Celebration on May 16, 2018. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you to celebrate the Colonnade Club’s history and its future as part of UVA! This Fundraising event is open to members and friends of the Colonnade Club. $200 per person $300 per couple $1,500 per sponsorship table of eight guests Please contact Bénédicte Thibierge “Béa” at (434) 243.7372 or the Club Office at (434) 243.9730 for further information or to register. read more

The Material World of Dolley Madison

April 23 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pavilion VII Solarium From ice cream to snack cakes, Dolley Madison is credited for her hospitality, personal charm, and “invention” of the role of the First Lady. At Montpelier and in Washington, Dolley Madison used fashion, domestic interiors, and food in the service of her and her husband’s political goals. In this talk, Elizabeth Chew, Vice President for Museum Programs at Montpelier, will consider how Dolley Madison’s material knowledge contributed to one of the most famous partnerships in American History. Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm. Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: read more

Collegiality Hour at Heirloom Rooftop

April 19 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Get the weekend started right and enjoy a night in the sky with friends and fellow faculty at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar. Includes beverages and appetizers. Please RSVP through: read more

Foxfield Spring Races

Foxfield Spring Races 2016 April 28 Pull out your sun-dresses, bowties, and fabulous hats and spend a day at the famous Foxfield Horse Races with the Colonnade Club! Enjoy delicious food, a full bar, and good company within our tent on the South Hill where we have television, lawn games, prizes, and a perfect view of the entire race track! Event tickets includes admission into Foxfield and the Colonnade Club tent. Parking tickets are available for an additional $45 per vehicle. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for sitting outside of the tent. Members*: $60 Special First Guest*: $60 Additional Guests*: $90 ea. Parking: $45 ea. *Admissions Ticket included in event fee Please RSVP through:   read more

Closings Reception

Club Closings Reception 2016 May 2 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pavilion VII Join us to commemorate the end of another amazing academic year. Foster good company and future relationships while you enjoy catering by Eric Stammer and local live entertainment with fellow faculty. Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through:   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