Great Hall

Great Hall

Designed in 1914 by Charles Frost, then built by James J. Hill, a railroad entrepreneur, The Great Hall in Downtown St. Paul is indeed an impressive venue in which to hold your next party.  Be it a wedding or corporate event, this site is massive and can hold up to 700 people for a cocktail style reception.  

The Great Hall’s spacious and grand atrium shows off its Art Deco-inspired architecture and boasts skylights to make the space extra bright and airy. Marble flooring, ivory draped ceilings, and chandeliers complete the classy and elegant atmosphere.

The spacious atrium features translucent skylights, stunning architecture, soaring ceilings,  terrazzo marble flooring, soft ivory draping, and four large chandeliers.

The Great Hall is available to you for the entire day of the event, as they only book one event per day.  Music and beverage service ends at midnight.  Their base fee includes vendor coordination, setup, takedown, elegant tables, chairs, up to 24’x48’ of staging, a Baby Grand Piano, coat racks, an event coordinator for the day of the event, and a St. Paul police officer for four hours.  Other services available for an additional fee are a Bride’s room for the day of the wedding, balcony level cocktail hour, an additional event coordinator, a crew to change the venue from the ceremony to reception, and lounge furniture.  The Great Hall has a list of seven approved caterers from which you may choose.  Each caterer on the list will provide dinner, tableware, and service for your event.  Elite Hospitality partners with The Great Hall and offers professional beverage service.

With consistently high reviews, the Great Hall is a spectacular choice.  One reviewer on the Event Center’s Facebook described it as “elegant, enchanting, and majestic.”  The Great Hall has nearly all five-star reviews on Facebook, Google, The Knot, and

Located in the middle of the Lowertown district, The Great Hall makes for a convenient place for your party, with hotels nearby such as Hyatt, DoubleTree and Hotel 340.  Visit the farmer’s market on the weekend just a few blocks away, or take a stroll along the banks of the Mississippi River, also just a few blocks south.  Three connected parking areas are available for guests as well.

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