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Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront

Saint Paul , MN
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11 East Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55101 US (map)

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651-605-6971

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The Crowne Plaza St. Paul – Riverfront is a premier wedding venue for weddings of all sizes and styles. Great River Ballroom
Our beautiful Great River Ballroom is the perfect venue... Read more
The Crowne Plaza St. Paul – Riverfront is a premier wedding venue for weddings of all sizes and styles. Great River Ballroom
Our beautiful Great River Ballroom is the perfect venue for celebrations from 200 to 600 guests. The Great River Ballroom features floor to ceiling windows to gaze over the Mississippi River and Kellogg Park.

Windows on the River
This 22nd floor venue offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River, St Paul’s
Cathedral, downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Windows on the River is ideal
for groups from 100 to 200 guests.

The Minnesota Ballroom
The Crowne Plaza St. Paul Hotel’s largest Ballroom is perfect for groups from 300-700 guests. Stately and grand this space boasts 19-foot cathedral ceilings and formal decor.

The Kellogg Suite
Located off our beautiful marble lobby is perfect for groups of 150-150 guests.

Capitol Ballroom
An elegant Ballroom for the intimate gatherings of 100-125 guests.

Governors Hall
This room is available for groups up to 300 guests and offers affordability and flexibility.

Complimentary Amenities for your event…..
A complimentary room for the Bride and Groom
Elegant formal table setting, china and white linens
Tiled mirrors, votive candles
Complete room set-up and tear down
White damask skirting for your head table, cake and gift tables Dance floor and staging designed for your specific needs
Cake cutting service with served dinner
Personalized and professional service
Special room rates available for your overnight Guests Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
2/6/2015
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding at the Crowne Plaza on 02.06.2015, and it was AMAZING!!! Kaitlin Keller helped with everything along the way, and she was there for the whole wedding as well. We had a wedding of almost 300 in the ballroom on the 2nd floor. We had the room divided in half for our ceremony, and then after it was done, they turned the room over, while we enjoyed cocktail hour.

When we walked into the ballroom, I almost started to cry. It was BEAUTIFUL. I put the wedding together in 4 months, but it all came together wonderfully. I had help from great friends helping, but Kaitlin helped them when they needed it. The staff was helpful, and the food was great, and out fast! I was worried with that many people, but it was perfect! The dancefloor is amazing with all the windows around it, we had a band (I recommend) and it was the perfect set up!

*Only issues- no place/room for bride/ groom to get ready (We just got suites, which were amazing)
*Hotel was still undergoing construction (but nobody noticed)
We had our wedding at the Crowne Plaza on 02.06.2015, and it was AMAZING!!! Kaitlin Keller helped with everything along Read more...
We had our wedding at the Crowne Plaza on 02.06.2015, and it was AMAZING!!! Kaitlin Keller helped with everything along the way, and she was there for the whole wedding as well. We had a wedding of almost 300 in the ballroom on the 2nd floor. We had the room divided in half for our ceremony, and then after it was done, they turned the room over, while we enjoyed cocktail hour.

When we walked into the ballroom, I almost started to cry. It was BEAUTIFUL. I put the wedding together in 4 months, but it all came together wonderfully. I had help from great friends helping, but Kaitlin helped them when they needed it. The staff was helpful, and the food was great, and out fast! I was worried with that many people, but it was perfect! The dancefloor is amazing with all the windows around it, we had a band (I recommend) and it was the perfect set up!

*Only issues- no place/room for bride/ groom to get ready (We just got suites, which were amazing)
*Hotel was still undergoing construction (but nobody noticed) Read less
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Adrian
Wedding:
12/13/2014
4.5/5.0
We knew our date was going to be a popular one, so we booked it last year. The problem is, no one told us that the hotel would be under renovation during the time of our wedding. About 2 months before our wedding, the person that I had been working with shifted some of her work load to another catering manager, including us. It was a bit frustrating because I felt that I had a rapport with the person that I had already been working with. Overall, the reception area looked amazing and our guests were very impressed.
We knew our date was going to be a popular one, so we booked it last year. The problem is, no one told us that the hotel Read more...
We knew our date was going to be a popular one, so we booked it last year. The problem is, no one told us that the hotel would be under renovation during the time of our wedding. About 2 months before our wedding, the person that I had been working with shifted some of her work load to another catering manager, including us. It was a bit frustrating because I felt that I had a rapport with the person that I had already been working with. Overall, the reception area looked amazing and our guests were very impressed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront hotel. The ceremony was in the Minnesota Ballroom we and had the reception on the top floor in a room called Windows on the River. We are so thrilled with how everything went! Kaitlyn was our contact throughout the planning process and she was so knowledgeable and responsive. She gave us such peace of mind during the actual event. We got a complimentary room because of our event and it was amazing! It was so luxurious and a welcome respite after a busy day. The view from the top floor was a spectacular backdrop so we didn't have to do anything for decor besides centerpieces. The food was absolutely delicious and we got a lot of comments from the guests as well. The catering staff was friendly, polite and very attentive. We also really appreciated how there weren't hidden fees and it was a one-stop shop for food, venue and accommodations. Members of the family made a weekend trip out of it because the hotel is located downtown near so many attractions. Very highly recommended!
We got married at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront hotel. The ceremony was in the Minnesota Ballroom we and had the reception Read more...
We got married at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront hotel. The ceremony was in the Minnesota Ballroom we and had the reception on the top floor in a room called Windows on the River. We are so thrilled with how everything went! Kaitlyn was our contact throughout the planning process and she was so knowledgeable and responsive. She gave us such peace of mind during the actual event. We got a complimentary room because of our event and it was amazing! It was so luxurious and a welcome respite after a busy day. The view from the top floor was a spectacular backdrop so we didn't have to do anything for decor besides centerpieces. The food was absolutely delicious and we got a lot of comments from the guests as well. The catering staff was friendly, polite and very attentive. We also really appreciated how there weren't hidden fees and it was a one-stop shop for food, venue and accommodations. Members of the family made a weekend trip out of it because the hotel is located downtown near so many attractions. Very highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I wouldn't have wanted our wedding reception/dance at any other place! Kaitlin was incredible to work with - professional, timely in responding to my many questions, caring and genuinely excited to help make OUR day everything we hoped for. The ballroom - what can I say, I felt like a princess as my husband and I had our first dance in the beautiful rotunda. The food was excellent - our guests are still raving about it! Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront is a perfect location for an elegant wedding!
I wouldn't have wanted our wedding reception/dance at any other place! Kaitlin was incredible to work with - professional, Read more...
I wouldn't have wanted our wedding reception/dance at any other place! Kaitlin was incredible to work with - professional, timely in responding to my many questions, caring and genuinely excited to help make OUR day everything we hoped for. The ballroom - what can I say, I felt like a princess as my husband and I had our first dance in the beautiful rotunda. The food was excellent - our guests are still raving about it! Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront is a perfect location for an elegant wedding! Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.6/5.0
Our reception was at Windows on the River (22nd floor of the hotel). About half of our guests were from out of town so this was a great venue. Parking can be an issue, however. The Irish festival was going on the same day as our wedding and therefore a lot of our guests could not park in the ramp (the ramp was already full by the time our guests arrived after the ceremony). Some of our guests also commented that their sleep number beds did not work, which was a little frustrating. Otherwise, the food was good (we opted for their cupcakes in place of a cake and were very pleased), the dance floor was nice, and we were happy with the tables/chairs (the chairs were nice enough not to need covers if you want to save the money).
Our reception was at Windows on the River (22nd floor of the hotel). About half of our guests were from out of town so Read more...
Our reception was at Windows on the River (22nd floor of the hotel). About half of our guests were from out of town so this was a great venue. Parking can be an issue, however. The Irish festival was going on the same day as our wedding and therefore a lot of our guests could not park in the ramp (the ramp was already full by the time our guests arrived after the ceremony). Some of our guests also commented that their sleep number beds did not work, which was a little frustrating. Otherwise, the food was good (we opted for their cupcakes in place of a cake and were very pleased), the dance floor was nice, and we were happy with the tables/chairs (the chairs were nice enough not to need covers if you want to save the money). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/29/2012
1.0/5.0
Crowne Plaza was a bear to work with from start to finish. I had 3 different people in charge of my reservation block, so I feel like every time I emailed or called, I got an answer from a different person. They didn't share info either, so when I called to talk with someone, I had to explain the whole situation over and over again. The transportation is expensive and hard to book (except that they sort of strung me along for awhile before finally telling me that they were booked and asking me if I would like to have them come an hour earlier - never mind what time the wedding was supposed to end). And they won't let you use it for more than an hour "in case they have airport pickups."

My guests also did not enjoy their stay - several people had troubles making reservations under the block, some of them wanted to stay an extra night and were NOT extended the block rate, unlike what most other hotels do, and then the whole computer system was down the ENTIRE weekend of our wedding! All of the guests who stayed there that weekend had to let them make unsecured paper copies of their credit cards and sign something that said it was okay for them to charge the card without a final balance on it! My mom got charged 3 times! She had to call them several times to get it fixed! I am absolutely in shock of how hard they were to deal with and how poor of customer service they gave. They didn't even reduce the rate or comp anything for the guests who had to hassle with the computer system being down (for FOUR days! Who's computer system is down for FOUR days??). Sure, the location is great, but there are plenty of other hotels in the area. I would NOT recommend this hotel.
Crowne Plaza was a bear to work with from start to finish. I had 3 different people in charge of my reservation block, so Read more...
Crowne Plaza was a bear to work with from start to finish. I had 3 different people in charge of my reservation block, so I feel like every time I emailed or called, I got an answer from a different person. They didn't share info either, so when I called to talk with someone, I had to explain the whole situation over and over again. The transportation is expensive and hard to book (except that they sort of strung me along for awhile before finally telling me that they were booked and asking me if I would like to have them come an hour earlier - never mind what time the wedding was supposed to end). And they won't let you use it for more than an hour "in case they have airport pickups."

My guests also did not enjoy their stay - several people had troubles making reservations under the block, some of them wanted to stay an extra night and were NOT extended the block rate, unlike what most other hotels do, and then the whole computer system was down the ENTIRE weekend of our wedding! All of the guests who stayed there that weekend had to let them make unsecured paper copies of their credit cards and sign something that said it was okay for them to charge the card without a final balance on it! My mom got charged 3 times! She had to call them several times to get it fixed! I am absolutely in shock of how hard they were to deal with and how poor of customer service they gave. They didn't even reduce the rate or comp anything for the guests who had to hassle with the computer system being down (for FOUR days! Who's computer system is down for FOUR days??). Sure, the location is great, but there are plenty of other hotels in the area. I would NOT recommend this hotel. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
We worked with two different event coordinators (due to internal staffing issues). Susan (2nd coordinator) was terrific. Our wedding was held during the TC Marathon - so the hotel was completely booked that weekend. Susan and her staff worked with us the entire way through reserving hotel rooms for family members, to getting the timeline nailed down for the reception. During the reception Susan was able to handle all of our concerns (we forgot to check-in), etc. We LOVED the view from our 22nd floor reception room! Highly recommend having a wedding reception here! We had about 140 guests and everything fit and worked perfect!
We worked with two different event coordinators (due to internal staffing issues). Susan (2nd coordinator) was terrific. Read more...
We worked with two different event coordinators (due to internal staffing issues). Susan (2nd coordinator) was terrific. Our wedding was held during the TC Marathon - so the hotel was completely booked that weekend. Susan and her staff worked with us the entire way through reserving hotel rooms for family members, to getting the timeline nailed down for the reception. During the reception Susan was able to handle all of our concerns (we forgot to check-in), etc. We LOVED the view from our 22nd floor reception room! Highly recommend having a wedding reception here! We had about 140 guests and everything fit and worked perfect! Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.1/5.0
The Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel was a beautiful setting for my reception. We were in the Great River Ballroom which was the perfect size for our 300 guests. Everyone fit comfortably and the view is FABULOUS! The food was tremendous. I was a little leery of offering steak as an option thinking "how could they prepare 200 steak meals and not overcook them." I heard from numerous people how tasty the food was and how the steak was cooked perfectly! The coordinator I worked with was extremely helpful and easy to get in touch with. Despite being a bit pricey, as is expected with weddings these days, I couldn't be more pleased with the service provided.
The Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel was a beautiful setting for my reception. We were in the Great River Ballroom which was Read more...
The Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel was a beautiful setting for my reception. We were in the Great River Ballroom which was the perfect size for our 300 guests. Everyone fit comfortably and the view is FABULOUS! The food was tremendous. I was a little leery of offering steak as an option thinking "how could they prepare 200 steak meals and not overcook them." I heard from numerous people how tasty the food was and how the steak was cooked perfectly! The coordinator I worked with was extremely helpful and easy to get in touch with. Despite being a bit pricey, as is expected with weddings these days, I couldn't be more pleased with the service provided. Read less
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Zina
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding reception in the Great River Ballroom. While others that have used this room for wedding have chosen to have celling drapes, we found that we did not need it because of the room is so beautiful. The staff was very flexible and professional throughout the entire process. The hotel event coordinator, Enice Thompson was actually on site for the reception to ensure that everything went well. The wait staff was excellent. Finally, the food was fabulous!
We had our wedding reception in the Great River Ballroom. While others that have used this room for wedding have chosen to Read more...
We had our wedding reception in the Great River Ballroom. While others that have used this room for wedding have chosen to have celling drapes, we found that we did not need it because of the room is so beautiful. The staff was very flexible and professional throughout the entire process. The hotel event coordinator, Enice Thompson was actually on site for the reception to ensure that everything went well. The wait staff was excellent. Finally, the food was fabulous! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/10/2008
4.2/5.0
The Crowne Plaza is a beautiful space with a lot of opportunity. Molly is a phenomenal event planner and knows a TON about reception planning. Some things to know going into it: the room minimums are very high and do not include taxes. We fell short just a few hundred dollars and we would have purchased some more bottles of wine or appetizers had we known but we were not informed of our shortage until after the event. Also, you are required to use their lighting vendor and they charged a very high price. In the end, though, it was BEAUTIFUL and the food was good. Plus, they are willing to bargain on hotel room prices. I would use them again for another event, but I would want to be better informed of the not-hidden-but-hard-to-find extra costs.
The Crowne Plaza is a beautiful space with a lot of opportunity. Molly is a phenomenal event planner and knows a TON about Read more...
The Crowne Plaza is a beautiful space with a lot of opportunity. Molly is a phenomenal event planner and knows a TON about reception planning. Some things to know going into it: the room minimums are very high and do not include taxes. We fell short just a few hundred dollars and we would have purchased some more bottles of wine or appetizers had we known but we were not informed of our shortage until after the event. Also, you are required to use their lighting vendor and they charged a very high price. In the end, though, it was BEAUTIFUL and the food was good. Plus, they are willing to bargain on hotel room prices. I would use them again for another event, but I would want to be better informed of the not-hidden-but-hard-to-find extra costs. Read less
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