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Summit Manor Reception House

Saint Paul , MN
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LOCATION

275 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 US (map)

PHONE

651-387-3283

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Our complete service for your once in a lifetime mansion style wedding?

Rental Fee:
A simple and inclusive rental fee of $3000 is charged. This fee covers use of all... Read more
Our complete service for your once in a lifetime mansion style wedding?

Rental Fee:
A simple and inclusive rental fee of $3000 is charged. This fee covers use of all public areas of the mansion as well as all the physical facilities you will need. Silver service, china, wine & champagne glassware, tables, chairs, linens and centerpieces are all included in the rental fee. Ask about Friday, Sunday and off season rates.

Catering Service:
We serve only buffet style menus and we are able to prepare anything that is feasible to serve in that manner. We have several popular menu selections for your review, however, we wish to work with you to individualize our catering ideas to create a menu to suit your reception needs. There is a 100 person minimum catering charge for all Saturday events, 75 for Friday and 60 for Sunday through Thursday.

Desserts:
We will provide a beautiful and delicious wedding cake or a tort selection for $4.25 per person. You are welcome to provide your own wedding cake provided it is professionally made. We will take care of cutting and serving all wedding cakes and desserts at no additional charge.

Liquor:
If you wish to serve liquor during your event, you may do so as long as you provide all of the liquor, mix, beer, wine, garnishes, and soft drinks. We do not allow keg beer or serving of shots. No liquor may be sold. A professional bartender must be hired by and paid directly by you from our approved vendor list. You are responsible for all liability caused by consumption of alcoholic beverages, and we require that you obtain a liquor liability policy.

Deposit:
In order to secure a date for your reception at Summit Manor we require a $1500 deposit and a written contract. We will need a written request for cancellation and deposits are not refundable or transferable.

Music:
We have an internal music system and do provide background music for your event. If you wish to have a dance or provide live background music for your guests it must be limited to a three piece group, no highly amplified groups are permitted. D.J.'s are allowed, however we do not allow any lights, light shows or fog machines. If you need help in selecting the proper group for your reception, we will be happy to make recommendations. Bands and D.J.'s must be approved by Summit Manor prior to making arrangements.

Sales Tax is due on all catering, cake and dessert. Current rate is 7.625 and subject to change.

Gratuity & Service: A 20% fee applied to all catering and dessert charges includes all service and gratuity. No other ceremony, cleaning, cake cutting or decorating fees are charged at Summit Manor.

Decorating: So you and your family can enjoy a stress free day Summit Manor adds centerpieces at no additional charge to all the tables. Combined with all the ornate woodwork, oriental rugs, unique character and natural picture opportunities that come with a historic mansion the pressure and expense of set up and clean up of decorations is eliminated.

Summit Manor does not allow outside catering, wedding planners or wedding coordinators.

If you would like further information or would like to see our facilities please feel free to call us at 651-387-3283. We show Summit Manor only by appointment only. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Scott
Wedding:
12/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Summit Manor in December of 2015, we received excellent service throughout our experience! David, the owner and onsite manager, was incredibly helpful in advising us as we planned out the flow for the evening. We felt we were in capable and caring hands whenever we communicated with him. The staff was wonderful and went out of their way to help our guests, some of whom were sight impaired, feel welcomed and like family. Many of our guests commented to us on the beauty of the Manor, as well as the fun atmosphere and friendly staff. David was open to our ideas for décor and the ceremony and we were able to stock the bar with our own liquor which saved us a lot of money. Overall I would highly recommend Summit Manor to anyone looking for a low stress, beautiful, family style wedding!
We had our wedding at Summit Manor in December of 2015, we received excellent service throughout our experience! David, Read more...
We had our wedding at Summit Manor in December of 2015, we received excellent service throughout our experience! David, the owner and onsite manager, was incredibly helpful in advising us as we planned out the flow for the evening. We felt we were in capable and caring hands whenever we communicated with him. The staff was wonderful and went out of their way to help our guests, some of whom were sight impaired, feel welcomed and like family. Many of our guests commented to us on the beauty of the Manor, as well as the fun atmosphere and friendly staff. David was open to our ideas for décor and the ceremony and we were able to stock the bar with our own liquor which saved us a lot of money. Overall I would highly recommend Summit Manor to anyone looking for a low stress, beautiful, family style wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
All I need to say is that you can have complete confidence in believing all the positive reviews about Summit Manor. I got married on 8/8/15 and the day couldn't have been any better. David McLaughlin makes your day go seamlessly and he does it with a smile on his face. He is truly an amazing wedding coordinator and his services are included in the rental of the space.

Our food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the space is amazing. My guests raved about everything Summit had to offer. My favorite part about booking with Summit is that you can purchase your alcohol separately. We were able to host an open bar for the entire night at under $1,000.00 for 100 guests. David recommended Thomas Liquors as a vendor because they would deliver the alcohol and refund us for anything that hadn't been opened so we actually only spent around $800.00!! This included a case of champagne to serve as guests walked in the door. That price is unbelievable and you will learn that as you search for venues.

With a buffet style dinner, open bar, and great dessert from Buttercream, you can believe our guests felt taken care of.

Thank you Summit and thank you David McLaughlin!!!!!!!!!

On a side note, David's wife (Amber McLaughlin) is a photographer and she takes amazing pictures for an amazing value. Amber and David actually got married at Summit Manor themselves so Amber knows all the best angles and spots to take pictures here. If you do go with Summit, I would definitely go with her for photography. Not only was she an amazing photographer, she was an incredibly sweet person to work with. That made all the difference for us!!
All I need to say is that you can have complete confidence in believing all the positive reviews about Summit Manor. I got Read more...
All I need to say is that you can have complete confidence in believing all the positive reviews about Summit Manor. I got married on 8/8/15 and the day couldn't have been any better. David McLaughlin makes your day go seamlessly and he does it with a smile on his face. He is truly an amazing wedding coordinator and his services are included in the rental of the space.

Our food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the space is amazing. My guests raved about everything Summit had to offer. My favorite part about booking with Summit is that you can purchase your alcohol separately. We were able to host an open bar for the entire night at under $1,000.00 for 100 guests. David recommended Thomas Liquors as a vendor because they would deliver the alcohol and refund us for anything that hadn't been opened so we actually only spent around $800.00!! This included a case of champagne to serve as guests walked in the door. That price is unbelievable and you will learn that as you search for venues.

With a buffet style dinner, open bar, and great dessert from Buttercream, you can believe our guests felt taken care of.

Thank you Summit and thank you David McLaughlin!!!!!!!!!

On a side note, David's wife (Amber McLaughlin) is a photographer and she takes amazing pictures for an amazing value. Amber and David actually got married at Summit Manor themselves so Amber knows all the best angles and spots to take pictures here. If you do go with Summit, I would definitely go with her for photography. Not only was she an amazing photographer, she was an incredibly sweet person to work with. That made all the difference for us!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony & reception here last weekend. David and the staff were amazing! They went above and beyond to make everything perfect.They were on top of everything and I know it wouldn't have gone as smoothly without them. I am so thankful I found this venue! Also, all my guests LOVED the house and couldn't stop talking about it!
We had our ceremony & reception here last weekend. David and the staff were amazing! They went above and beyond to make Read more...
We had our ceremony & reception here last weekend. David and the staff were amazing! They went above and beyond to make everything perfect.They were on top of everything and I know it wouldn't have gone as smoothly without them. I am so thankful I found this venue! Also, all my guests LOVED the house and couldn't stop talking about it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Summit Manor for our reception! It has old world charm and is such a unique and interesting venue. From the moment I contacted David until the day of our wedding, David always responded within 24 hours through email or phone. He was very organized and the day of our wedding went so smoothly. We had so many comments from friends and family about how great the food was, how beautiful the house was decorated and everybody loved the fact they could sit out on the front porch and side lawn for dinner and cocktails. Our guests had such a great time! As for the reception planning, we were thrilled that Summit Manor provided the tables, chairs, linens, silverware, plates, glasses, etc,!!! We didn't have to stress ourselves out trying to coordinate with several different vendors. I would highly recommend Summit Manor. I reception sight was a gorgeous background for pictures and as a bride, having David there to take care of our day was wonderful. My husband and I enjoyed our wedding day!
We are so happy we chose Summit Manor for our reception! It has old world charm and is such a unique and interesting Read more...
We are so happy we chose Summit Manor for our reception! It has old world charm and is such a unique and interesting venue. From the moment I contacted David until the day of our wedding, David always responded within 24 hours through email or phone. He was very organized and the day of our wedding went so smoothly. We had so many comments from friends and family about how great the food was, how beautiful the house was decorated and everybody loved the fact they could sit out on the front porch and side lawn for dinner and cocktails. Our guests had such a great time! As for the reception planning, we were thrilled that Summit Manor provided the tables, chairs, linens, silverware, plates, glasses, etc,!!! We didn't have to stress ourselves out trying to coordinate with several different vendors. I would highly recommend Summit Manor. I reception sight was a gorgeous background for pictures and as a bride, having David there to take care of our day was wonderful. My husband and I enjoyed our wedding day! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
This gorgeous historic mansion was the perfect place to have our reception! We got numerous compliments from our guests on how pretty the house was. The food that David and his crew made for our big day was so delicious! David also helped my husband and I plan every single detail from the day we met him to the last minute of our reception. He is such a nice guy and we will always remember how perfect our reception was.
This gorgeous historic mansion was the perfect place to have our reception! We got numerous compliments from our guests on Read more...
This gorgeous historic mansion was the perfect place to have our reception! We got numerous compliments from our guests on how pretty the house was. The food that David and his crew made for our big day was so delicious! David also helped my husband and I plan every single detail from the day we met him to the last minute of our reception. He is such a nice guy and we will always remember how perfect our reception was. Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
David and the Summit Manor Crew know how to host a reception. We celebrated our wedding reception at the Summit Manor House in September of 2013. It was an amazing day in our lives and the venue was perfect. We look back on it more than fondly.

David made sure everything was beautiful, but importantly stress free. Everyone talks about how stressful weddings are; from the planning, to the day of prep, to clean up. Summit Manor removes all the stress and lets you just enjoy your day. They take care of pretty much everything and there vendor partners are amazing. The food is superb (we are foodies), the location is classy and the people have service with a smile perfected.

Our wedding had about 160 people and it never felt cramped our crowded. The house is extremely charming and the backgrounds make for wonderful photographs.

Our favorite thing: David has done so many weddings that he has it down to a science; but still treats you as yours is the most important.

Thank you David and the Summit Manor Crew!
David and the Summit Manor Crew know how to host a reception. We celebrated our wedding reception at the Summit Manor Read more...
David and the Summit Manor Crew know how to host a reception. We celebrated our wedding reception at the Summit Manor House in September of 2013. It was an amazing day in our lives and the venue was perfect. We look back on it more than fondly.

David made sure everything was beautiful, but importantly stress free. Everyone talks about how stressful weddings are; from the planning, to the day of prep, to clean up. Summit Manor removes all the stress and lets you just enjoy your day. They take care of pretty much everything and there vendor partners are amazing. The food is superb (we are foodies), the location is classy and the people have service with a smile perfected.

Our wedding had about 160 people and it never felt cramped our crowded. The house is extremely charming and the backgrounds make for wonderful photographs.

Our favorite thing: David has done so many weddings that he has it down to a science; but still treats you as yours is the most important.

Thank you David and the Summit Manor Crew! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved the Summit Manor! Everything was perfect and our guests just loved the unique space and great vibe. The food was excellent and the only concern we had going in was they aren't able to do tastings, but the food was amazing! We worked with David the owner directly and also used his wife Amber for photography. They are both so nice and both really made us feel like our wedding was important. A++++++ for Summit Manor.
We loved the Summit Manor! Everything was perfect and our guests just loved the unique space and great vibe. The food was Read more...
We loved the Summit Manor! Everything was perfect and our guests just loved the unique space and great vibe. The food was excellent and the only concern we had going in was they aren't able to do tastings, but the food was amazing! We worked with David the owner directly and also used his wife Amber for photography. They are both so nice and both really made us feel like our wedding was important. A++++++ for Summit Manor. Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
David was a pleasure to work with! Everything was perfect and so organized! Thank you for a wonderful memory Summit Manor!!!
David was a pleasure to work with! Everything was perfect and so organized! Thank you for a wonderful memory Summit Read more...
David was a pleasure to work with! Everything was perfect and so organized! Thank you for a wonderful memory Summit Manor!!! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Very unique reception site and the staff is great. It was a beautiful place to host our guests!
Very unique reception site and the staff is great. It was a beautiful place to host our guests!
Very unique reception site and the staff is great. It was a beautiful place to host our guests! Read less
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leahmclaughlin
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything went smoothly on our wedding day. David was beyond helpful in our planning process; he always had an idea or recommendation, but respected what we wanted and what we considered important. It was SO NICE to have a venue that didn't include extra fees for cake cutting, or making you pay for silverware, plates, or chairs -- everything is included in the fee. Having control over your bar is also nice; you can have as much or as little alcohol as you'd like and you can control the types, too. David had recommendations for how much we should get for our guest list.

I can see how some of Summit Manor's requirements and restrictions could be frustrating for some; however, I felt like we definitely knew what was and wasn't allowed before we signed the contract. Additionally, I thought that the DJ approval requirement was helpful because it helped us limit who to consider.

I can also see how it would seem like Summit Manor is pricey, but when you consider all the things you DON'T have to worry about, it makes it totally worth it. If I were to do my wedding over again, it would be at Summit Manor. Beautiful, classy location with helpful and flexible staff. Excellent.
Everything went smoothly on our wedding day. David was beyond helpful in our planning process; he always had an idea or Read more...
Everything went smoothly on our wedding day. David was beyond helpful in our planning process; he always had an idea or recommendation, but respected what we wanted and what we considered important. It was SO NICE to have a venue that didn't include extra fees for cake cutting, or making you pay for silverware, plates, or chairs -- everything is included in the fee. Having control over your bar is also nice; you can have as much or as little alcohol as you'd like and you can control the types, too. David had recommendations for how much we should get for our guest list.

I can see how some of Summit Manor's requirements and restrictions could be frustrating for some; however, I felt like we definitely knew what was and wasn't allowed before we signed the contract. Additionally, I thought that the DJ approval requirement was helpful because it helped us limit who to consider.

I can also see how it would seem like Summit Manor is pricey, but when you consider all the things you DON'T have to worry about, it makes it totally worth it. If I were to do my wedding over again, it would be at Summit Manor. Beautiful, classy location with helpful and flexible staff. Excellent. Read less
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