Weddings at The Great Hall

After a thorough 2011 renovation The Great Hall was restored to its roaring twenties splendor.

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

Only one event per day is hosted in our sophisticated and unique space, ensuring your event is exclusive and supported with the utmost in care and quality. Our long history of producing memorable occasions guarantees that your wedding will be extraordinary.

2017 Rental Rates

  Reception Ceremony & Reception
Fridays & Sundays $3,400 $4,200
Saturdays $3,900 $4,700
Monday-Thursday $2,500 $3,300

Ceremony Fee: $800.00
*Please ask about Holiday Rates.

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

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

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

What does the ceremony add on include:

  • 1 hour rehearsal at The Great Hall~ Based on availability
  • Bride’s room day of event (Please note we do not have a separate Groom’s room)
  • Balcony level for cocktail hour
  • 2nd Day-of coordinator
  • Changeover crew for set up from ceremony to reception
* Please note that with ceremony and reception there is a 45 minute change over. Guests will be ushered to the balcony level for a social hour.

Ask about our optional services:

  • 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): 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 history of delivering memorable occasions guarantees that your wedding will be extraordinary! Contact us for details, or a tour of Saint Paul’s premier event venue.

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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