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The Great Hall Banquet & Conference Center

Saint Paul , MN
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LOCATION

180 East 5th Street, Suite 160
Saint Paul, MN US 55101 (map)

PHONE

651-291-3579

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Renovated in 1986, The Great Hall Banquet & Conference Center has recaptured its turn-of-the-century style and grace.

Imagine making your grand entrance under a three story... Read more
Renovated in 1986, The Great Hall Banquet & Conference Center has recaptured its turn-of-the-century style and grace.

Imagine making your grand entrance under a three story atrium, down a sweeping mirrored escalator, to a room full of loving friends and family. The spacious atrium (9,450 square feet) features stunning classic architecture, terrazzo and marble floors, and four large chandeliers beneath skylights of translucent glass set in a coffered plaster ceiling.

When you host your special day at our sophisticated and unique banquet center, your reception is exclusive—only one event a day is hosted in our facility.
Rental Rates Reception Only Ceremony & Reception Fridays $2,500 $3,000.00 Saturdays $3,000 $3,500 Sundays $2000 $2,500 For a reception, The Great Hall provides: Set-up/Take-down of tables and chairs 4 pieces of 6' by 8' staging Baby Grand Piano For a ceremony & reception, The Great Hall provides all of the above plus: Bridal Room to use the day of the event 1 hour rehearsal Changeover from ceremony to reception 2nd Level that overlooks the hall for the social hour Location
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.

* Mondays-Thursdays, Holidays and Holiday Weekends (please call for rates).

If you have any questions about the hall, or are ready to reserve the hall for an event, please call Georgia at 651-291-3579 or use the form to the right. We look forward to helping you plan your event. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1914
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Mother
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony & reception. Beautiful décor without adding a thing! Staff was so great and pleasant to work with! Georgia gave us so many great ideas - don't need a wedding planner working with her! Yet we were able to incorporate our own ideas, too. With many family members being from the country, this city space felt very safe and secure! Thank you, thank you for making it a wonderful day!
This was the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony & reception. Beautiful décor without adding a thing! Staff was so Read more...
This was the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony & reception. Beautiful décor without adding a thing! Staff was so great and pleasant to work with! Georgia gave us so many great ideas - don't need a wedding planner working with her! Yet we were able to incorporate our own ideas, too. With many family members being from the country, this city space felt very safe and secure! Thank you, thank you for making it a wonderful day! Read less
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Maddie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was 100% PERFECT. There is not a single thing I would change!! Everything was on time, WAY better than expected, and we were even AHEAD of schedule!!! It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone was telling us how great of a venue the hall was! Georgia is the nicest woman I have worked with during my wedding and she goes above and beyond to make sure the wedding goes perfect! She was even out of town during my wedding, but her team of wedding coordinators were perfect and knew everything that was going on.
Our wedding was 100% PERFECT. There is not a single thing I would change!! Everything was on time, WAY better than Read more...
Our wedding was 100% PERFECT. There is not a single thing I would change!! Everything was on time, WAY better than expected, and we were even AHEAD of schedule!!! It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone was telling us how great of a venue the hall was! Georgia is the nicest woman I have worked with during my wedding and she goes above and beyond to make sure the wedding goes perfect! She was even out of town during my wedding, but her team of wedding coordinators were perfect and knew everything that was going on. Read less
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Corrine
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The Great Hall is just beautiful! It was such a perfect setting for our giant wedding and fit everyone (300 + guests) comfortably. We ended up working with two different ladies over the year of planning due to them switching supervisors but everything went very smoothly as if we were working with the same person the whole time! They were so helpful and accommodating, it made our wedding just perfect!
The Great Hall is just beautiful! It was such a perfect setting for our giant wedding and fit everyone (300 + guests) Read more...
The Great Hall is just beautiful! It was such a perfect setting for our giant wedding and fit everyone (300 + guests) comfortably. We ended up working with two different ladies over the year of planning due to them switching supervisors but everything went very smoothly as if we were working with the same person the whole time! They were so helpful and accommodating, it made our wedding just perfect! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Natalie Hunter rocks my socks off. Georgia was so much help, even stopped in during our wedding reception. So sweet of her!
It was beautiful. I couldnt have imagined it any other way and the great hall made each and every envision come a reality for me! This was something we booked BEFORE we were officially engaged because we knew we had to have it, couldnt miss passing up that beautiful venue!
Natalie Hunter rocks my socks off. Georgia was so much help, even stopped in during our wedding reception. So sweet of Read more...
Natalie Hunter rocks my socks off. Georgia was so much help, even stopped in during our wedding reception. So sweet of her!
It was beautiful. I couldnt have imagined it any other way and the great hall made each and every envision come a reality for me! This was something we booked BEFORE we were officially engaged because we knew we had to have it, couldnt miss passing up that beautiful venue! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The Great Hall was exactly what we wanted for our wedding - beautiful, romantic, and unique. Natalie was always available to answer our questions, and was also prompt to do so. We were able to choose from a list of 5 or 6 caterers, so we could fine one that fit our style and budget.

I would recommend the Great Hall to anyone looking for an amazing place to have a wedding reception.
The Great Hall was exactly what we wanted for our wedding - beautiful, romantic, and unique. Natalie was always available Read more...
The Great Hall was exactly what we wanted for our wedding - beautiful, romantic, and unique. Natalie was always available to answer our questions, and was also prompt to do so. We were able to choose from a list of 5 or 6 caterers, so we could fine one that fit our style and budget.

I would recommend the Great Hall to anyone looking for an amazing place to have a wedding reception. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
The Great Hall is a dream wedding venue. The space itself is beautiful and gives off a 1920's, art deco vibe that was exactly what I was looking for. The openness and high ceilings provides a grand backdrop for any event. We received so many compliments that night on how beautiful the venue is. We had our ceremony and reception in the same spot and with the help of The Great Hall's 3 amazing coordinators, the whole day went just as planned. They were such a great help, kept us on schedule, answered probably a million questions, and made sure all the little things were taken care of so that we didn't have to worry about a thing. The day/night was perfect. The bridal suite was a great place to get ready. It is nothing fancy, but it is a large room with mirrors, don't really need anything else!
Georgia is fantastic to work with. She really knows her stuff and has a lot of great tips and suggestions to help your day run as smoothly as possible. I am so glad we listened to her on invitations, timing, etc.
If you want a beautiful wedding ceremony and/or reception- The Great Hall is the best. I wouldn't want to get married anywhere else!
The Great Hall is a dream wedding venue. The space itself is beautiful and gives off a 1920's, art deco vibe that was Read more...
The Great Hall is a dream wedding venue. The space itself is beautiful and gives off a 1920's, art deco vibe that was exactly what I was looking for. The openness and high ceilings provides a grand backdrop for any event. We received so many compliments that night on how beautiful the venue is. We had our ceremony and reception in the same spot and with the help of The Great Hall's 3 amazing coordinators, the whole day went just as planned. They were such a great help, kept us on schedule, answered probably a million questions, and made sure all the little things were taken care of so that we didn't have to worry about a thing. The day/night was perfect. The bridal suite was a great place to get ready. It is nothing fancy, but it is a large room with mirrors, don't really need anything else!
Georgia is fantastic to work with. She really knows her stuff and has a lot of great tips and suggestions to help your day run as smoothly as possible. I am so glad we listened to her on invitations, timing, etc.
If you want a beautiful wedding ceremony and/or reception- The Great Hall is the best. I wouldn't want to get married anywhere else! Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
The Great Hall is absolutely gorgeous. All of my guests were very impressed! Natalie was amazing and helpful in the whole process and contacted all of my vendors...my photographer said that was extremely impressive as no other venue has EVER done that in her whole career.
The Great Hall is absolutely gorgeous. All of my guests were very impressed! Natalie was amazing and helpful in the whole Read more...
The Great Hall is absolutely gorgeous. All of my guests were very impressed! Natalie was amazing and helpful in the whole process and contacted all of my vendors...my photographer said that was extremely impressive as no other venue has EVER done that in her whole career. Read less
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mellissamarie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We could have not chosen a better place for our reception! They were friendly, helpful, and always able to provide suggestions of vendors and answer our questions. Our reception was beautiful, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Thier day of coordinator helped ensure that everything went seamlessly. I could not thank Natalie and Erin enough!
We could have not chosen a better place for our reception! They were friendly, helpful, and always able to provide Read more...
We could have not chosen a better place for our reception! They were friendly, helpful, and always able to provide suggestions of vendors and answer our questions. Our reception was beautiful, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Thier day of coordinator helped ensure that everything went seamlessly. I could not thank Natalie and Erin enough! Read less
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JHall
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Natalie at The Great Hall is excellent at what she does. She helped my wedding day to run seamlessly & made sure all of my vendors knew when to be there to set up, etc. She took all the worry of the day off my shoulders! The venue is so beautiful, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to get married. Natalie was very flexible in working with our many requests for the event.
Natalie at The Great Hall is excellent at what she does. She helped my wedding day to run seamlessly & made sure all of my Read more...
Natalie at The Great Hall is excellent at what she does. She helped my wedding day to run seamlessly & made sure all of my vendors knew when to be there to set up, etc. She took all the worry of the day off my shoulders! The venue is so beautiful, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to get married. Natalie was very flexible in working with our many requests for the event. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Great place to have wedding and reception. Natalie was great and went above and beyond for us!
Great place to have wedding and reception. Natalie was great and went above and beyond for us!
Great place to have wedding and reception. Natalie was great and went above and beyond for us! Read less
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shelleigh
Wedding:
4/10/2004
5.0/5.0
The great hall did a fantastic job organizing and executing both our ceremony and our reception. The venue is beautiful and the coordinators are fantastic. It was loved by all and since then, my sister and a friend have used them.
The great hall did a fantastic job organizing and executing both our ceremony and our reception. The venue is beautiful Read more...
The great hall did a fantastic job organizing and executing both our ceremony and our reception. The venue is beautiful and the coordinators are fantastic. It was loved by all and since then, my sister and a friend have used them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding at The Great Hall in St. Paul, MN. The #1 reason to choose this venue is because of the wedding/event planner Georgia Myers. She will guide you through everything in the whole crazy process of planning a wedding! She is responsive, friendly, surly, cool, calm, and prepared. All of the vendors in the metro area know her name and love working with her. The venue is also fantastic. We had our ceremony and reception there and the turn around only took about 40 minutes after the ceremony was complete. The escalator is fun for the grand entrance and the hall has a natural (this is going to be a fancy) wedding feel to it. Brie catering did a great job and were our favorite vendors of the 8 that were available for us to book. We had such a great night and couldn't have been happier choosing the hall. This place is huge so plan on your DJ having a good set up so everyone can hear. We had about 140 people attend but this place can easily double or triple that amount comfortably. Thank you Georgia and Great Hall staff.

Kev and Elizabeth
We recently had our wedding at The Great Hall in St. Paul, MN. The #1 reason to choose this venue is because of the Read more...
We recently had our wedding at The Great Hall in St. Paul, MN. The #1 reason to choose this venue is because of the wedding/event planner Georgia Myers. She will guide you through everything in the whole crazy process of planning a wedding! She is responsive, friendly, surly, cool, calm, and prepared. All of the vendors in the metro area know her name and love working with her. The venue is also fantastic. We had our ceremony and reception there and the turn around only took about 40 minutes after the ceremony was complete. The escalator is fun for the grand entrance and the hall has a natural (this is going to be a fancy) wedding feel to it. Brie catering did a great job and were our favorite vendors of the 8 that were available for us to book. We had such a great night and couldn't have been happier choosing the hall. This place is huge so plan on your DJ having a good set up so everyone can hear. We had about 140 people attend but this place can easily double or triple that amount comfortably. Thank you Georgia and Great Hall staff.

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Katelyn
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.7/5.0
This venue is so beautiful! Due to the elegant architecture and style of the reception hall, extra decorating is not necessary at all, taking one step out of your planning process! The event coordinator, Georgia Myers is the BEST to work with! She is fun, organized, and helpful ~ so willing to answer my questions promptly and easy to get ahold of throughout my planning. She even stopped in at the reception to say hi to my husband and me! The live band was able to manage great sound quality as well! All the vendors found it easy to work with Georgia and access the Hall. Thank you, Georgia!!!
This venue is so beautiful! Due to the elegant architecture and style of the reception hall, extra decorating is not Read more...
This venue is so beautiful! Due to the elegant architecture and style of the reception hall, extra decorating is not necessary at all, taking one step out of your planning process! The event coordinator, Georgia Myers is the BEST to work with! She is fun, organized, and helpful ~ so willing to answer my questions promptly and easy to get ahold of throughout my planning. She even stopped in at the reception to say hi to my husband and me! The live band was able to manage great sound quality as well! All the vendors found it easy to work with Georgia and access the Hall. Thank you, Georgia!!! Read less
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jonellr
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.7/5.0
Natalie at the Great Hall was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive and made my life easier! The space is beautiful. Although it isn't well-known, it really is a great place to have a wedding. The guests thought it was beautiful and a very elegant place to have a wedding.
Natalie at the Great Hall was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive and made my life easier! The space is Read more...
Natalie at the Great Hall was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive and made my life easier! The space is beautiful. Although it isn't well-known, it really is a great place to have a wedding. The guests thought it was beautiful and a very elegant place to have a wedding. Read less
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Caris Warnock
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.7/5.0
We loved the Great Hall. It's a gorgeous venue & Natalie was fantastic to work with! My only complaint is that being downtown, parking & construction are kind of a given. Other than that, we loved it!
We loved the Great Hall. It's a gorgeous venue & Natalie was fantastic to work with! My only complaint is that being Read more...
We loved the Great Hall. It's a gorgeous venue & Natalie was fantastic to work with! My only complaint is that being downtown, parking & construction are kind of a given. Other than that, we loved it! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/14/2013
4.5/5.0
The venue was gorgeous and big enough to fit as many guests as we wanted. My now husband and I started searching for venues and once we stopped here we automatically knew that this was where we were going to get married. Working with the hall coordinator was also great. She was very helpful and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be on the day of, and offered a lot of great advice on how to make thing go smoothly. The only major down side was that we had to use their beverage people. The company was way more expensive than many other places, but the service was good.
The venue was gorgeous and big enough to fit as many guests as we wanted. My now husband and I started searching for Read more...
The venue was gorgeous and big enough to fit as many guests as we wanted. My now husband and I started searching for venues and once we stopped here we automatically knew that this was where we were going to get married. Working with the hall coordinator was also great. She was very helpful and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be on the day of, and offered a lot of great advice on how to make thing go smoothly. The only major down side was that we had to use their beverage people. The company was way more expensive than many other places, but the service was good. Read less
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Mark & Andrea
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.5/5.0
I am history nerd, so a historic venue was a must for me. We booked The Great Hall more than a year in advance because it fit my criteria; historic and gorgeous with a great open concept. Cocktail hour overlooking the hall is awesome and even though I was terrified to use the escalator for my entrance (ha!), our guests raved about how unique it was. Natalie was great and responsive. As a previous event coordinator, I take issue with the completely negative review below - if you're uncomfortable from the get-go, don't book!

In July 2012 Georgia Meyers took over as manager which is ironic because Christos Union Depot is the venue we originally fell in love with but didn't book as they don't offer ceremonies anymore. Georgia has an abrupt demeanor BUT is honest, responsive and capable. You know you're in the right hands and can trust everything will be taken care of. The transition was basically seamless except for one small hitch. Originally, we were told we could drape the escalator with tulle, pay the Great Hall and it would be done. At our final meeting, we were told that they were no longer the middle-man and I'd have to book through the third-party vendor and didn't offer to do it for us. After planning one thing for more than a year, it was a little unsettling to be told you have to do something else four weeks before. However, she was honest in telling us she didn't think we even really needed it - and it was true, but I do believe since we were originally told something else we should have been grandfathered in.

Sure, you feel a little nickeled-and-dimed having to pay extra on top of the rental fee for the coordinators and police officer, but you know that from the start and the coordinators we had were WORTH IT!! They were so on top of their game. Thank you Allison and Sue, you rocked!

One last recommendation I have is to update the chairs and bridal suite for the fee charged, but I've run out of room and can't elaborate. Ha!
I am history nerd, so a historic venue was a must for me. We booked The Great Hall more than a year in advance because it Read more...
I am history nerd, so a historic venue was a must for me. We booked The Great Hall more than a year in advance because it fit my criteria; historic and gorgeous with a great open concept. Cocktail hour overlooking the hall is awesome and even though I was terrified to use the escalator for my entrance (ha!), our guests raved about how unique it was. Natalie was great and responsive. As a previous event coordinator, I take issue with the completely negative review below - if you're uncomfortable from the get-go, don't book!

In July 2012 Georgia Meyers took over as manager which is ironic because Christos Union Depot is the venue we originally fell in love with but didn't book as they don't offer ceremonies anymore. Georgia has an abrupt demeanor BUT is honest, responsive and capable. You know you're in the right hands and can trust everything will be taken care of. The transition was basically seamless except for one small hitch. Originally, we were told we could drape the escalator with tulle, pay the Great Hall and it would be done. At our final meeting, we were told that they were no longer the middle-man and I'd have to book through the third-party vendor and didn't offer to do it for us. After planning one thing for more than a year, it was a little unsettling to be told you have to do something else four weeks before. However, she was honest in telling us she didn't think we even really needed it - and it was true, but I do believe since we were originally told something else we should have been grandfathered in.

Sure, you feel a little nickeled-and-dimed having to pay extra on top of the rental fee for the coordinators and police officer, but you know that from the start and the coordinators we had were WORTH IT!! They were so on top of their game. Thank you Allison and Sue, you rocked!

One last recommendation I have is to update the chairs and bridal suite for the fee charged, but I've run out of room and can't elaborate. Ha! Read less
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R Mpls
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.4/5.0
The Great Hall is a really large and beautiful space. It's a great wedding location. But more than that, the staff and service provided for wedding planning, set-up and coordination is incredible there. They understand and anticipate every possible piece of the wedding procession and have their own coordinators (that you do need to hire and pay) to get all the lighting, timing and set-up down perfectly. We threw a big and expensive wedding with lots of staff and planners and I was most impressed with the Great Hall manager and coordinator out of all of those vendors.

The Hall itself is really pretty and a nice, private venue for a large wedding. The ceilings are really high and the wall colors and textures make for great photos. But I think it did seem too big most of the evening since the majority of the crowd was really spread out. No regrets, though. It was great.
The Great Hall is a really large and beautiful space. It's a great wedding location. But more than that, the staff and Read more...
The Great Hall is a really large and beautiful space. It's a great wedding location. But more than that, the staff and service provided for wedding planning, set-up and coordination is incredible there. They understand and anticipate every possible piece of the wedding procession and have their own coordinators (that you do need to hire and pay) to get all the lighting, timing and set-up down perfectly. We threw a big and expensive wedding with lots of staff and planners and I was most impressed with the Great Hall manager and coordinator out of all of those vendors.

The Hall itself is really pretty and a nice, private venue for a large wedding. The ceilings are really high and the wall colors and textures make for great photos. But I think it did seem too big most of the evening since the majority of the crowd was really spread out. No regrets, though. It was great. Read less
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JLO2007
Wedding:
7/27/2007
4.3/5.0
The Great Hall is a beautiful place to have either your wedding, reception or possibly both. I had both my wedding ceremony and recpetion there. There prices are very reasonable for what you get. They do set up and tear down if you have both your ceremony and reception there and they do the change over. They have little things you can rent to make your ceremony your own. I got two coordinators to help plan my event. They even have an escalator that we used to have part of the wedding party come down. It's very glamorous inside.
The Great Hall is a beautiful place to have either your wedding, reception or possibly both. I had both my wedding Read more...
The Great Hall is a beautiful place to have either your wedding, reception or possibly both. I had both my wedding ceremony and recpetion there. There prices are very reasonable for what you get. They do set up and tear down if you have both your ceremony and reception there and they do the change over. They have little things you can rent to make your ceremony your own. I got two coordinators to help plan my event. They even have an escalator that we used to have part of the wedding party come down. It's very glamorous inside. Read less
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Mightytalltree
Wedding:
10/23/2010
3.0/5.0
The Great Hall is a beautiful, versatile space perfect for 250-300 people. The cost was pretty average compared to similar venues in the Twin Cities. They nickel and dime you a bit, adding costs for security, wedding coordinators and ceiling draping in addition to the rental cost. My major disappointment was with the sound system. A facility like this should have a quality, reliable sound system and The Great Hall just doesn't have one – or at least someone wasn’t running it correctly during my wedding. My officiant had to turn off his microphone at the very start of the ceremony because of feedback, so our guests couldn't really hear the ceremony. When our band announced our names as we came in for the grand entrance, no one heard it. And, we might as well have skipped the toasts and speeches altogether. It felt like our guests and our wedding party were at two separate gatherings the whole night because we could not share the time and interact with them. If anything, TEST the sound system when you first check out the venue and test it again at your rehearsal. This is something that I so wish I would have done.
The Great Hall is a beautiful, versatile space perfect for 250-300 people. The cost was pretty average compared to similar Read more...
The Great Hall is a beautiful, versatile space perfect for 250-300 people. The cost was pretty average compared to similar venues in the Twin Cities. They nickel and dime you a bit, adding costs for security, wedding coordinators and ceiling draping in addition to the rental cost. My major disappointment was with the sound system. A facility like this should have a quality, reliable sound system and The Great Hall just doesn't have one – or at least someone wasn’t running it correctly during my wedding. My officiant had to turn off his microphone at the very start of the ceremony because of feedback, so our guests couldn't really hear the ceremony. When our band announced our names as we came in for the grand entrance, no one heard it. And, we might as well have skipped the toasts and speeches altogether. It felt like our guests and our wedding party were at two separate gatherings the whole night because we could not share the time and interact with them. If anything, TEST the sound system when you first check out the venue and test it again at your rehearsal. This is something that I so wish I would have done. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
4/11/2011
0.0/5.0
This place was absolutely horrible. From the moment we sat down with Natalie we already felt like we were wasting her time. She never returned phone calls and gave us false information. It is over priced for terrible service. Please be cautious when booking with The Great Hall. The hall actually looks outdated too. It can use some touch up as well. Don't sign contracts unless you know what you are getting yourself into.
This place was absolutely horrible. From the moment we sat down with Natalie we already felt like we were wasting her Read more...
This place was absolutely horrible. From the moment we sat down with Natalie we already felt like we were wasting her time. She never returned phone calls and gave us false information. It is over priced for terrible service. Please be cautious when booking with The Great Hall. The hall actually looks outdated too. It can use some touch up as well. Don't sign contracts unless you know what you are getting yourself into. Read less
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180 East 5th Street, Suite 160, Saint Paul, MN 55101 See On Map
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