Wedding Venue: Union Depot

Union Depot. Photo by Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc.
Union Depot. Photo by Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc.

Union Depot has an important place in American railroad history and is one of the great railroad stations of the 20th century. Prominent in St. Paul, Union Depot has recently been transformed into a state-of-the-art multimodal regional transportation hub that opened on December 8, 2012, welcoming a new generation of retail opportunities, arts and culture, and events for the public to enjoy.  The event space is new at Union Depot and was put in place during the renovation. The Waiting Room, approximate the size of a football field, offers flexibility for event layouts for large size events.

Union Depot is currently renovating two new event spaces to host smaller groups. There will be a new conference room for groups up to 48, and a on the second level about the concourse there will be a fabulous new space to hold dinners up to 250 and cocktail receptions for up to 400. This space will have an amazing view of the Waiting Room. Both are scheduled to open Spring 2013.

Union Depot. Photo by Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc.

Union Depot. Photo by Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc.


The Details:

Is there space for a ceremony? Logistically ceremonies could be held at Union Depot, however, no dressing rooms are available so it does not serve as an ideal location for a ceremony.

Is there a dressing room? No

What is the rental cost and what does it include?

Union Depot is currently offering an introductory rental fee of $1,000. This includes security, housekeeping, an engineer and event personnel.  Equipment, such as tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc., must be arranged with vendor from Preferred Vendor List.

Opening/Closing Time: Union Depot is open 24 hours.

Approved Caterers: As a new venue, Union Depot is currently working on putting together Preferred Caterer and Preferred Vendor lists. These lists will be available in April 2013.

Minimum – Maximum # of Guests: This is dependent upon the room and room set up.

Conference Room: Up to 42, 2nd Level Concourse: 250-400, Waiting Room: 1,000+

Are there audio/visual services available? Yes, a/v services will depend on which area and set up is chosen.

Parking: There are plenty of nearby options, including street and surface lots.

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