Corporate Events

After a thorough 2011 renovation The Great Hall was restored to its roaring twenties splendor. Imagine hosting a formal gala, a silent auction, an employee appreciation luncheon, or a holiday party in the stunning interior of The Great Hall. The main atrium features classic architecture and a wide open layout that allows you to transform the space to meet your unique vision. With only one event booked per day you can rest assured that your event will be exclusive and your needs will be attentively met.

Rental Rates

Fridays & Sundays $3,400
Saturdays $3,900
Monday-Thursday $2,500

*Please ask about Holiday Rates.

Prices are subject to change per event details.

Seating Capacity:

  • Up to 400 guests for a reception only
  • Up to 300 guests for a Ceremony/Reception
  • Up to 700 guests for a Cocktail style reception

What does the rental fee include:

  • Access to the Great Hall from 8:00 a.m. until midnight ~ Music & Bar will need to end at midnight
  • Consultation for event set up and details (coordination of vendor deliveries)
  • Set up & take down of tables & chairs ~ (we have tables & chairs for up to 400 guests)
  • 4 pieces of 6' by 8' black staging
  • The use of a Baby Grand Piano
  • Coat racks & hangers for up to 200 guests
  • Day-of Coordinator to help with timeline & clients immediate needs. 6 hours max
  • St Paul Police officer for 4 hours


We just ask that you take gifts and cards home at the event of a wedding reception.

How do I reserve a date:

A security deposit of one-half the rental fee is due at the time of booking and is nonrefundable. This is with a check or cash. We do not accept credit cards. The final payment and a damage deposit of $500 are due 30 days prior to your event.
Print checks to: Talon First Trust, LLC

Optional Services provided through Great Hall:

  • Bridal Suite: $250.00 (incl. with ceremony)
  • Balcony level: $500.00 (incl. with ceremony)
  • Extra Coordinator Hours above incl. 6 hours: 35.00 per hour
  • Extra St Paul Police officer hours above incl. 4 hours: $50.00 per hour
  • Rental of Lounge Furniture: $700.00*
    * Includes: 1 Black leather sofa, 1 black leather loveseat, 2 black leather chairs, 3 faux marble tables and a 8 x10 rug. This includes the set up and take down of the furniture

Ceiling Draping Rental directly through vendors:

  • Avant Décor: (Exclusive for liability purposes) 952-239-0480
    Starts at $950.00

Conveniently located in downtown Saint Paul, The Great Hall is connected by skyway to nearby hotels and parking. Your guests have the choice of parking in three connected ramps for only $3.00–$5.00.

Our proven track record of delivering memorable occasions guarantees your event will be extraordinary! Contact us for details, or a tour of Saint Paul's premier event venue.


The building in which The Great Hall is located was designed in 1914 by Charles Frost and built by railroad entrepreneur James. J. Hill. Originally, the building housed Northern Pacific Railroad on one side and Great Northern Railroad on the other. The atrium (Great Hall), home to First National Bank, separated the two companies. The Northern Pacific existed only briefly and was consolidated with the present day Burlington Northern Santa Fe which is still established in the building. Until the IDS Tower was built in Minneapolis, the building was the largest in the Twin Cities.

180 East Fifth Street also offers unique office space from 500 square feet to 50,000 square feet. Please call our leasing agent, Julie Bauch at 651-291-3586 for information.

The Great Hall is located at the 180 East Fifth builing, an architectural gem of historical Lowertown St. Paul

The spectacular 13 story office and special events facility has remained a landmark address since it was designed in 1914 by Charles Frost and built by railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill.

Corporate Events

If you have any questions regarding The Great Hall or are ready to reserve The Great Hall for an event, please call Georgia at 651-291-3579, or use the form to the right. We look forward to helping plan and host your event.

For event booking, call 651-291-3579

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