The Union Club
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Our storied club dates back to 1884.


The Union Club was formed so the business professionals of the city could have a place to gather and meet with their peers to discuss and share new ideas. This remains the Club's main focus as many of the city's top business people from varying disciplines gather to socialize and discuss their ideas. These individuals represent valuable contacts both professionally and socially, and our members can be certain of a high level of discretion.

ormed in 1884 and operating at its current location since 1890, the Victorian showplace that is the Union Club has been and continues to be an integral part of the business and social community of Saint John. The Club is run by its members, for its members, to ensure that they get the most out of their club. It is often our members who are the ones shaping and directing the future of Saint John. It has been said that "If you were in business and a member... it was almost a guarantee that you would be a success."

The front entrance of the Union Club.
The Union Club is home to members in all areas of the business and professional community and the Club can prove to be a valuable asset when entertaining and socializing. You can always be sure that you and your guests will leave delighted and impressed with the professional and personal treatment that the Club provides. Club membership also gives you the opportunity to meet professionals from various backgrounds who are highly respected and can become important new clients, associates, and friends.

The Union Club is affiliated with more than 40 other private clubs across the country and around the world, and the list is always growing. Through this network our members can enjoy all the facilities these clubs have to offer all by simply having a membership with us. These clubs have become an indispensable part of our members business and pleasure travel needs.

Many special events are planned throughout the year for our members' enjoyment. The Club looks to offer unique and interesting events to promote an engaging and relaxed social atmosphere, and suggestions from members are always welcome.

Club Hours

The Club is open Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for general use. Lunch is served in the Lounge from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The Club is available outside these times for private functions.

The main lounge

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Business casual attire is permitted throughout the Club except during evening functions, when business attire is preferred.

In order to maintain a respectful club environment for our members and their guests, cellphone ringers should be silent in the building.  Members and guests are asked not to make or answer calls in the Lounge or Dining Room, but are welcome to do so elsewhere in the building.  Other functions of personal electronic devices such as Internet access or calendars may be used in all areas of the building.  Conspicuous use of business papers should be limited to the P. W. Oland Room and private function rooms.

Members are asked to sign in their guests in to our guest registry located at the front desk.

Tipping is at the discretion of each individual. Each year an appeal is sent to each member to contribute to a service fund for the Club employees.

Complaints, irregularities, and comments should be brought to the attention of the General Manager.

We have meeting rooms of all sizes to suit your group's needs.

Meetings, Functions, and Catering

The Union Club's uniquely Victorian style atmosphere makes for an experience like none other in Saint John. Whether it's a private meeting in one of our beautifully appointed function rooms, a wedding in the Dining Room, or lunch in the Lounge, you'll never leave disappointed. With our courteous staff, great food, and an atmosphere that's second to none, why not leave it to us to plan your next function? If you would like more information, please call the General Manager at (506) 634-6184 or e-mail us at The Union Club's facilities are available for rental to the public for meetings, parties, dinners, weddings, and functions of every kind.

There are six private rooms in the Club for business meetings or smaller gatherings, the largest of which can accommodate 40 people.  The Dining Room, the Lounge, and the P. W. Oland Room are available for larger functions.  The Dining Room can accommodate up to 100 people.  We offer many types of seating arrangement depending on the type of function you would like to hold and we will find the best one to suit your needs.

Overhead projector, projection screen, flipcharts, easels, and markers are available free of charge.  Other equipment can be provided by an outside supplier at an additional charge.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Club.  Please contact the General Manager for the password.

The Billiards room
Billiards Room

The third floor of the Club hosts our billiards room featuring one full-size English table, one 8-ball table, and a professional-quality dartboard. The room is open during regular Club hours for a little competitive fun and relaxation.


Tucked away behind the billiards room is the Speakeasy: a quiet, cozy, corner of the Club for a game of cards with a couple of friends or a sip of your favourite single-malt.  Members may rent the historical wooden liquor lockers for a small annual charge and fill them with the products of their choice.

Off-Site Catering Services

The Club's kitchen staff is more than happy to prepare assorted sandwich and dessert trays for office meetings and other off-site gatherings.


Chipman Hill Suites has partnered with the Union Club to provide nightly accommodations to members of the Club and its reciprocal clubs. 

Chipman Hill Suites has a variety of charming rooms in historic buildings within easy walking distance of the Club.  As a member of the Union Club or one of our reciprocal clubs you may book a room for yourself and your immediate family, or a travelling companion staying with you, at a discount of 15 per cent off the nightly rack rate.

All guests of Chipman Hill Suites, whether members of the Union Club or not, are welcome to have lunch at the Club on weekdays.

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