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Venues in Saint Paul, MN,
(651) 202-2708

About Us

The Union Depot - St. Paul, MN is a historic transportation hub and present-day wedding venue in the capital city of Minnesota, Saint Paul. This one-of-a-kind location offers a memorable ambience in the midst of a vibrant urban center situated on the Mississippi River. With the many opportunities offered by the surrounding Twin Cities area along with the venue’s antique setting, couples can create the wedding of their dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

There are five indoor spaces and two outdoor event areas at the Union Depot - St. Paul, MN. The Waiting Room can accommodate up to 3,000 people for a reception and 1,000 guests for banquet-style seating. This spacious room features many of the building's original architectural details, which have been carefully restored. The Veterans Gallery, Red Cap Room, and various conference rooms are suited to smaller gatherings and events with up to 160 people. Outside, couples and their guests can enjoy the fresh air on the East and North Plazas with the manicured landscaping ideal as a backdrop for nuptial celebrations.

Services Offered

The cuisine for events held at the Union Depot is taken care of by the venue’s partner, Breaking Bread Catering. This company’s culinary team can create customized menus to suit your tastes, complemented by a selection of beverages. The Depot’s staff also provide the tables and chairs for each event. A list of preferred vendors is provided as well to assist soon-to-be newlyweds in their event planning.

History

The history of the Union Depot - St. Paul, MN goes back to 1879 when nine railroads came together to form the Saint Paul Union Depot Company. James J. Hill, known as the “Empire Builder” led the efforts to create a single terminal for these many trains. The first building opened in 1881 and was rebuilt again in 1884 when a fire caused damage. After another fire in 1913, efforts began to rebuild a bigger terminal which was completed in 1926. From 1971, the building was used for various business purposes until being renovated and reopened in its current state in 2012.


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  • Union Depot saved our wedding day! When April flooding along the Mississippi River closed our planned dream venue of Harriet Island Pavilion, the staff there graciously pointed us in the direction of Union Depot. We made a call to Dawn and met with her, Grace, and Cassie - and with their help were able to reconfigure our wedding in less than a month! We opted to have all of our wedding events - ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception - in the Waiting Room at Union Depot (which not only simplified the planning process and made it easier for our guests to go from one event to the next but also helped us stay within our budget.) Even though our total guest count was on the smaller side (~ 118), they were able to split the large room into different sections using black curtains so the space never felt empty. The historic building itself, with cream brick, high ceilings, and beautiful architecture, fit perfectly with our plan of minimalistic decor. Our guests had plenty of space ... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    7

    Describe your venue

    Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Drapery, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access



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