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The membership of the Union Club spans nearly 150 years and is studded with names of national and international importance: leaders of business, industry, philanthropy, religion, law, healthcare, technology, arts and culture, and government, including five U.S. Presidents.

Throughout the good times and bad, members saw themselves as stewards, responsible for preserving their cherished club so entwined in Cleveland’s history.

Our clubhouse stands as a true testament to the past, present, and future of the membership as well as to the commitment of excellence the Union Club of Cleveland has always portrayed. 

Today, members enjoy dynamic programming and events, a strong and diverse membership, three restaurants each with distinct cuisine, executive fitness center, 10,000 square feet total of private meeting spaces, ten overnight guest rooms, and reciprocity at over 140 private clubs across the world.    


The Union club is proud to be recognized as one of the exclusive clubs across the country and globe through two prestigious awards within the private club world: Distinguished Club of the World and 5-Star Platinum Club of America.

The Club has been honored with these prestigious awards for more than seven years.

Additionally, the Club has been recognized for the last five years as a Best of Weddings through, Couples Choice with Wedding Wire for the last three years and in 2019 the Club was inducted into Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. 

Boardroom magazine developed the Distinguished Clubs award program to help vitalize and preserve the institution of private clubs by fostering a ceaseless drive to ever improve the “Member Experience” provided by private clubs throughout the world. Distinguished Emerald Club status is awarded to the top 5 percent of clubs.

To be a Distinguished Emerald Club is to be one of a highly select group of private clubs that have been recognized as providing an absolutely excellent Member Experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. 

Receiving the designation of a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World is nuanced yet thoroughly recognizable, for it is based on the most important of all intangible qualities. Reputation. Reverence. Admiration. Brand Equity. Fame.

The Platinum Clubs® of America is the most respected recognition in the industry. Selected by a nationwide survey of General Managers and Club Presidents, Platinum Clubs® of America represent the very finest private clubs in their category. Acceptance into this elite category of clubs is based on the following six criteria:

  1. Professional Service Levels and Overall Experience
  2. Excellence in Amenities and Facilities
  3. Quality of Membership
  4. Respect and Compliance with the Governing Bodies of the Game
  5. Governance and Management
  6. Universal Recognition

The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual award that recognizes the top wedding vendors across the country. This prestigious honor distinguishes vendors who are trusted, dependable, and fun to work with. They have dazzled and delighted their couples, and it definitely shows.

To receive this honor, you must be listed as "The Knot Best of Weddings" four years in a row. The "Hall of Fame" honor is based on positive experiences with service, culinary cuisine, environment and overall positive reviews.

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by the reviews from more than one million WeddingWire couples.