The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Traditional weddings are beautiful, but some brides want to push the envelope a bit. If you're in the mood for a venue that's chic, historic and artistic all wrapped in one, check out 413 on Wacouta Event Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Between the building and bride and groom, there's a lot with which to fall in love.
It's hard to find a more picturesque location for wedding photos. The alley right outside is a popular spot for black-and-white pictures. It's wide enough for classic bridal party shots and family photographs. Aged brickwork and arched windows make it stylish enough for everything else. It's especially ideal for boy-meets-girl poses.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better: welcome to the rooftop; think spacious and cool. Other brick buildings make a nice backdrop for a slow dance with just the two of you. It gives the bride and groom some private time to enjoy a cocktail or two in a romantic spot. Don't forget to head to the roof come evening to capture some unforgettable photos in front of the setting sun.
Of course, photographic opportunities aren't the only advantage you find at 413 on Wacouta Event Center. There are also carefully decorated event venues that make a lasting impression on everyone present.
The Ceremony Suite is a romantic space especially designed for your ceremony. Everyone sees the large stained-glass chandelier first and then the golden tin ceiling next, but those aren't the only artistic touches. Light-colored wood and elegant wall sconces add warmth to the room. Silken drapes and antique wood paneling provide the finishing touches for a vintage wedding ceremony. This venue has a capacity for 150 seated guests, not counting the bridal party.
The Reception Event Center has room for 200 for a sit-down meal and dancing. This space is a mixture of art and tradition with limestone walls, exposed beam ceilings and hints of painted metal. The space also features chandeliers and hanging lights that create subtle illumination and a relaxed atmosphere.
What You Should Know
Aside from the picture-ideal event spaces, 413 on Wacouta Event Center is a great choice for other reasons as well. First of all, you get exclusive access to the building on your wedding day, which makes setup easy in addition to making the occasion feel more intimate. From the very beginning, you receive the help of an experienced wedding coordinator for everything from choosing a caterer and other vendors to deciding on your wedding theme and finding decor that matches.
One item to keep in mind is that even though all pre-event services are complimentary, there is an hourly fee for day-of coordination. You must choose your caterer from a list of approved vendors, but there is no food or beverage minimum. If you want to bring your own beer and wine, there's a hosted bar option too. Linens, gold candelabras and table seating cards are available for an additional cost.
The staff at 413 on Wacouta Event Center wants you to feel as stress-free and happy as possible. The following amenities are included with your ceremony and reception package to sweeten the deal even more.
- Hospitality suite and dressing room for the bridal party
- Reception Chiavari chairs and cushions
- All tables
- Colored lighting
- Custom pin lighting
- Dance floor
- Separate Chiavari chairs and cushions for the ceremony
- Included rehearsal
From the Vendor
413 on Wacouta Event Center
The exposed wood ceiling beams along with limestone and exposed brick walls give this venue industrial character with warmth and charm. 11 caterers, NO Food/Beverage Minimums, BYOB Bar option. Located in Lowertown, Saint Paul, we offer a historic venue off Mears Park for your Wedding Ceremony/Reception. Capacity: Ceremony Suite: 40-150 Reception: 75-200
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
My dream wedding came true thanks to Britty & team at 413 on Wacouta! Britty sold us from the moment we walked in. Not only was the venue absolutely gorgeous, but she is a complete expert in wedding day planning. I was assured right away that everything would be flawless, and it was!! I am very grateful that we had the assistance of setting up, the rehearsal, take down, and connecting with all vendors leaving me stress free the day of the event. Thank you Britty for making my wedding day absolutely perfect!
As soon as we toured 413 and met Britty we knew that's where we wanted to celebrate our wedding. The space is beautiful--intimate and romantic with the gorgeous historical features. Britty, Toni, and Joan were an absolute dream to work with. Britty answered all of our (many) questions promptly and was more than willing to offer suggestions and advice when we needed it throughout the planning process. Toni and Joan took care of us as well as our guests with the utmost care. This dream team made our day so incredibly stress-free! We had no worries that things would go smoothly. Britty has also put together a great list of vendors and we had great experience with each and every one of her recommendations. 413 was more than well worth the value!
We recently held our ceremony and reception at 413 on Wacouta. Britty and her team were extremely easy to work with and delivered on everything that was promised. We were seeking more of a low-maintenance situation where didn't have to think through every planning decision ourselves and instead could rely on an expert to guide us. Britty made excellent recommendations without being pushy or trying to push us towards particular vendors. She definitely listened to what we wanted and guided us accordingly. We originally planned to hold our ceremony outdoors at Mears Park. When the weather didn't cooperate we were able to quickly change plans and move everything inside without missing a beat. I would certainly recommend 413 on Wacouta to anyone looking for a beautiful space and a stress-free wedding day.
The first venue my now husband and I looked at and we couldn't find anything bad to say!! We held both our ceremony and receptions here. It was a gorgeous site, other than flowers there was no need for additional decorations. Britty, Toni and Joan were each amazing and we felt like there was nothing out of place or things to worry about. We had the best day ever and the venue site made it all the better!
I have been trying to get in touch with this venue for two months now with no response. I've sent about five emails and three voicemails. Due to the fact I was not able to reach them for so long, I requested for a tour on The Knot, which I did hear back and decided to cancel my appointment due to the fact that it took so long to get on touch with them. Its really a shame because I was really excited to see the venue and possibly have my wedding there, but I just was not satisfied with the service.
413 on Wacouta was the first and only wedding venue we toured - after seeing the beautiful facility and meeting Britty, we immediately knew we'd get married there. The venue itself has the classic 'St. Paul' feel and is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. We had about 80 people at our wedding/ reception and the venue provided a very cozy and fun atmosphere. Working with Britty was amazing- she has so much advice about weddings which made planning a breeze. She was also incredibly responsive to the numerous questions we had. Having people like Britty and Toni who have worked around weddings for what seems like a century, provided so much peace of mind that it was impossible to not enjoy every second of our special the day. We look back to our May 2016 wedding with so many good memories and happiness. Thank you Britty and Toni!
Britty and her staff are amazing. Every question we had, she answered in detail and made us feel like everything was taken care of for our big day and then some. She really goes above and beyond to make sure things go smoothly and help couples get more time to focus on what is important during their wedding day - all the love! We can't thank Britty and 413 enough for everything they did. We feel so grateful and fortunate that we picked 413.
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at 413 on Wacouta. We highly recommend both! First, Britty (the owner/operator) is FANTASTIC. She is highly responsive, knowledgable, professional, and reassuring from the get-go. Because this venue does not come with a designated caterer, beverage provider, dessert service, etc., there are a number of companies/parties to coordinate -- Britty was absolutely on top of it all. She welcomes any questions but also is super proactive about making sure everyone is aligned and the details are taken care of, taking a lot of the pressure off the couple. Her staff members also were easy to work with and helped the whole event run smoothly. Second, the venue itself is beautiful. From the lighting to the stone walls, you don't need much to decorate. We only had a few candles and flowers on each table, and that was enough. We're still receiving compliments from our guests about the gorgeous venue, and we are so, so happy we chose to work with Britty and get married at 413 on Wacouta!
413 on Wacouta Event Center was a dream-come-true wedding reception site. Britty, owner of 413 and the wedding coordinator, is outstanding! Her organization, efficiency, and passion for weddings made the wedding planning process a breeze. We highly recommend 413 on Wacouta for any couple looking for an enjoyable and gorgeous wedding. Our guests are still complimenting us on our reception site, and yours will too! Thank you Britty and 413 staff for making our June wedding more than we ever could have imagined.
We held both our wedding ceremony & reception at 413 and couldn't be happier with our choice. We were looking for a venue with character, one that would be a beautiful space without needing a lot of extra decoration, and fell in love with the online photos. What we later realized was the gorgeous stone walls & ceremony room ceiling were secondary to having a coordinator like Britty. From our first tour through the day itself, she answered all of our questions, offered advice & recommendations and made this completely wedding-clueless couple feel at ease. Everyone we worked with at 413 was great, and we're still getting compliments on the venue and how smoothly the day ran. For reference, our wedding ended up being ~130 guests and the venue was a perfect size - intimate but not crowded.
AN ABSOLUTE JOY! In April 2016 we hosted our wedding ceremony and reception at 413 on Wacouta and the event was perfect. All 150 guests fit into the space for an intimate ceremony. All of the preparation space Britty has available worked perfectly for our group - we had a wedding party of 8 plus the bride & groom. Downstairs our reception was a seated meal and I received rave reviews from several guests. The atmosphere and lighting is intimate and beautiful, with a slight vintage feel with the exposed limestone and rustic wood ceilings. The dance floor next to the bar was a great set-up for our guests. Britty was an absolute JOY to work with and made the whole process stress-free and fun. She and her staff were professional, kind, attentive, gracious. Given another opportunity, I would DEFINITELY choose to host my wedding at 413 on Wacouta again. I would recommend this venue and Britty to anyone looking to have a classy, mid-sized wedding celebration. The service, professionalism, and beauty of this venue is well worth it's value.
413 on Wacouta was an absolutely perfect venue for our ceremony and reception! Britty was fantastic about ensuring our wedding day went as smoothly as possible! She is quick to respond to emails and was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process. She definitely knows what she is doing! The space itself was gorgeous and everyone loved it!
Highly recommend!!!! We had a great experience at 413! The facility is gorgeous and a perfect setting for our wedding. Britty and her staff worked hard for us to ensure we had a perfect day. The other vendors we used also raved about the location and the convenience of 413. Amazing place!
We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding than 413 on Wacouta! From the moment we first saw it, we knew it was the place. The venue is beyond gorgeous! Britty was always extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. The staff made sure that everything went smoothly throughout our day. We would definitely recommend 413 on Wacouta!
413 on Wacouta Event Center was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception. Britty and her team made the process seamless from the first meeting to the end of the event. Our guests said it was one of their favorite wedding venues and loved the convenience of the day's events all in one spot. The ceremony room is elegant and perfect for a religious or civil service. The reception space is very cozy and looked absolutely lovely - even with just simple centerpieces and dinnerware. The private bride and family space was perfect for hair and makeup prep during the big day. We give 413 on Wacouta kudos for making our daughter and son-in-law's day very special and making it very easy on all the parents! (the security staff carted everything to the car....and the temperature was well below zero!). Our guest list was about 130 and the size of the room was ideal....plenty of room to move and visit, but felt cozy at the same time. Thank you Britty and team!
Incredible from beginning to end!Reviewed on 1/03/2016 Kate P
We LOVED 413 on Wacouta for our reception! We cannot say enough about Britty- her organization and attention to detail during the planning process absolutely blew us away! From linens to lighting, to an assortment of caterers and bar options, her expertise in wedding planning allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams. On our wedding day, we had a particularly unruly guest- she managed this so well, we didn't even know about the drama until the next day! The venue is beautiful and every detail perfect. We loved our reception at 413 on Wacouta and would highly recommend it! Worth every penny!
Oh where to begin... We got married at 413 on Wacouta Event Center and are so glad we did! First off, the venue with its exposed limestone walls is beautiful and requires minimal decor to make the room look stunning. The size was the perfect fit for our wedding of about 160 guests. Having the skyway access to a nearby hotel was also an added perk for guests! Now onto the wonderful staff. Britty is exactly the kind of person you want when it comes to help with wedding coordination. She's prompt, organized, and quick to respond to emails--no matter how big or small a question, or how early or late into the process (I emailed her regarding table rearrangements the day before the wedding day and she got it done!). In addition, she's simply a wonderfully kind person which makes it very easy to work with her. The security and day-of coordinator (Joan and Toni) were spectacular. They took care of everything behind the scenes, and got things packed up at the end of the night which was immensely helpful! I was able avoid stress during the planning process and enjoy my wedding day through-and-though--and this was in large part due to 413 on Wacouta and its amazing staff. 5 stars!
We had our wedding on Oct 17 2015 and everything was perfect! Britty and her crew were amazing. The venue is beautiful and was perfect for our small wedding. Britty always called or emailed me back right away and had great recommendations. Thank you for making our day stress free and so much fun!
One word- Amazing! Britty is absolutely amazing! Everything was perfect from our very first meeting to our wedding on August 1st! Britty is timely in her responses, has great recommendations, and helpful in keeping organized throughout the process. Many of our guests complimented us by saying our wedding was beautiful and so well put together. We really owe those compliments to Britty! What I liked most about the venue is how great it looks everyday. I do not enjoy decorating, so not having to decorate was a huge plus. I recommend renting the candelabras- they were gorgeous! Our guests enjoyed not having to travel to another location after the ceremony. Also, there are great photo opportunities nearby.
We had such an amazing experience from start to finish with Britty and her staff at 413 on Wacouta. We found the venue after a Facebook suggestion, of all places, and since it was located within the area we were interested in, the price and capacity fit our needs, we decided to check it out. It was the first and only venue we toured because it was PERFECT for us. Britty was so helpful from the very first interaction, and was so quick to respond to even the smallest question throughout the entire planning process. The coordination of the rehearsal and the wedding day was easy and fun, and our guests were wowed by the beauty and unique quality of the building, the ceremony suite, and the reception room. I loved having the bridal suite and the living room available to us on the day of the wedding, and the alleyway and rooftop provided amazing photo opportunities. Britty was even able to work with us to find a time to come back after our wedding to take a few "second-chance" photos on the rooftop since we could not do so on our wedding day because of rain. Those little things make all the difference in the world! She seamlessly worked with each of our vendors to assure a relatively stressless wedding day, which is so important! I 100% recommend 413 to any wedding couple. It was such a great experience and a lovely venue.
Britty and the staff at 413 on Wacouta were amazing! I had so many questions during the whole planning process and Britty was extremely helpful! The wedding really came together because of her and her staff. I can't imagine doing it all without her! The venue was beautiful, and we got so many compliments on it!
Amazing wedding venueReviewed on 9/23/2015 Megan G
I have to say, Britty absolutely ROCKS at her job! I was BEYOND impressed by how awesome she was to work with! She is professional, prompt, fun, energetic, knowledgeable, resourceful, and loves what she does! Britty always responded to my inquiries right away, even on a Saturday when she was swamped with prior weddings! She was awesome. She was happy to help me with anything and everything. She provided me suggestions for vendors she works with (and is not endorsed by) and gave me a briefing on their price range and their style. She helped me create my timeline for the day, and made sure all of my vendors were there executing their jobs the day of my wedding at the correct time. I literally left everything in Britty's hands and she delivered. She even did the majority of the setting up such as my place cards and guest book, etc. Have I mentioned yet how BEAUTIFUL 413 on Wacouta is? It is BEYOND gorgeous! Multiple guests told me it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Britty provided the chairs, table linens, lighting, and other small details on my big day. When I saw the venue all finished, I was truly so happy with how everything looked. It was honestly my dream wedding in real life. The venue reflected our style perfectly. Small, intimate, romantic, and a touch urban with a splash of a vintage feel. We had a total of 125 guests which was perfect. The venue is very well kept and all the staff there really did a wonderful job. Everyone was taken care of and I was able to enjoy my day to the very fullest. Thank you Britty and your team for making my day so memorable and perfect! I highly recommend this venue to anyone!
Britty, the owner/operator of 413 on Wacouta was exceptional! We loved her space and she was so easy to work with, she even saved the day with our wedding flowers. We were having difficulty with our florist and she didn't hesitate to step in and ensure that our flowers would be done and delivered to us on time. She was organized and our meetings together were always efficient and timely. Our guests LOVED the space which was large enough to allow people to move around and still small enough to give a feeling of intimacy and keep our guests on the dance floor. I would HIGHLY recommend 413 as your wedding or even venue!
413 was a perfect venue for our wedding! We had our ceremony at Mear's Park and it was a perfect transition. Britty made everything as smooth and easy as possible. The 2 ladies she had there on the Big Day acted as wedding planners to make sure I had no responsibilities. The venue looked gorgeous and we couldn't have asked for a better location for our 4th of July wedding!
PerfectionReviewed on 6/21/2015 Erin L
Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect, thanks to Britty and her staff. Every one is so kind and helpful. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I can't say enough good things about 413. I'd recommend it to absolutely everyone.
Meet The Owner
Hi, my name is Britty! I am the Owner of 413 on Wacouta Event Center and I will be your main contact through the entire planning process of your wedding! I live in Saint Paul with my 17 year old cat. I love city life, relaxing by the pool, movies in the park and playing with my 10 yr old Niece and 9 yr old Nephew. I am Type-A all the way! My knack for organization and passion for special events led me to my career in weddings. You can count on me to be punctual, organized and have awesome, fast communication while you plan your dream day!