Openings Reception

As UVA students come back for another session, the Colonnade Club is kicking off an exciting year of events! Come celebrate the beginning of the fall semester at our annual Openings reception; enjoy refreshments courtesy of DAH catering while reconnecting with friends and fellow members at Pavilion VII! Join us on August 24th for a great evening and usher in the 2017-2018 semester with a bang! August 24, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Members: $15 Special First Guest: $15 Additional Guest(s): $30 each RSVP Deadline: August 10, 2017 RSVP online at or call 434-924-1192. 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