Book Your Wedding with Union Depot - St. Paul, MN
A HISTORIC VENUE IN ST. PAUL, MN
Located in the dynamic Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, Union Depot offers a spectacular and unique venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Union Depot offers several event spaces that meet your needs.
Waiting Room. The Waiting Room is Union Depot’s largest event space. Welcoming, with natural light in all seasons, the Waiting Room is the perfect space for large gatherings, even capable of accommodating both your ceremony and reception.
Veterans Gallery. Perfect for a reception or as a cocktail hour room, the Veterans Gallery can accommodate up to 150 guests (70 seated at rounds) and is located near the Red Cap Room.
Red Cap Room. For more intimate celebrations, the Red Cap Room can accommodate up to 250 guests (180 seated at rounds or 150 seated at rounds with a dance floor). Located on a private floor of Union Depot, the Red Cap Room also offers stunning views overlooking the Waiting Room and downtown St. Paul.
Riverview Conference Room.The Riverview Conference Room, which includes a wet bar, is an ideal location for a bridal suite, bridal shower or brunch.
What You Should Know
Waiting Room rental includes use and set-up of 72-inch round banquet tables and chairs for up to 600 guests and use of 17-foot black velour pipe and drape for privacy to separate the public/private space. The Red Cap Room and Veterans Gallery rental includes use and setup of 60-inch round banquet tables and chairs, up to room capacity. Each rental day includes access to the space from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. We work exclusively with Crave Catering. Crave Catering offers a distinctive assortment of restaurant-quality menu items including everything from fresh sushi and interactive food stations to elegant entrees and stunning desserts. Customize menus for a one-of-a-kind event experience. You may work directly with Crave Catering to determine how they can meet your needs. China and place settings will be provided by the caterer. Some events may have a food and beverage minimum.
Union Depot offers several extra perks for your special day. Free public WiFi is offered throughout all of our event spaces. The building is connected to the downtown St. Paul skyway and is within walking distance of several area hotels and attractions, including the Hyatt Place hotel located across the street. Union Depot is also accessible by Amtrak, regional bus services, Metro Transit buses and the Metro Transit Green Line. With over 1300 parking spaces, Union Depot can accommodate any guest size and even offers valet parking for your guests at an additional charge.
From the Vendor
A Departure From The Expected
What better place to begin your life together than a true starting point for adventures. The historic, fully restored 1920s surroundings provide a distinctive, memorable backdrop to your ceremony or reception with all of the modern amenities. We partner exclusively with Crave Catering for all of your food and beverage needs.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Wow! Union Depot was truly an incredible event venue to have our 178 person wedding this past year. After looking at numerous venues, we felt that Union Depot offered exactly what we were looking for and was the perfect place to have our wedding. Our hope was to find a beautiful venue that combined both historic/modern facility design, well known catering organization, ample parking and last but not least…. a wonderful event team. Union Depot had all of these items that were on our wish list and we are truly grateful to have been able to have our wedding at this venue. In terms of how our event was setup, we had rented the largest event room known as the Waiting Room and had it perfectly sectioned off into two sections for both the ceremony and dinner/reception. In addition, what was so nice about this event venue was that we had the option to rent out the private event rooms located on the second floor for a minimal fee in order to host our bridal party along with our wedding gifts. Wonderful venue, awesome event team and incredible experience all around…. Thank you Union Depot for allowing us to have our special day at your beautiful facility.
The space worked really well for our 350 guest wedding – both the ceremony and reception were in the Waiting Room in different areas separated by curtain. Both areas were set up ahead of time according to the plans we discussed with the event coordinator there. Parking can be limited depending on other events going on in St. Paul, but validation is available if you want to help your guests pay for parking at the Union Depot. It ended up working out just fine for us. We were very pleased with the food from Crave – and so were our guests! The one bummer is that our Crave contact should have foreseen issues with the number of buffet lines and bars given our size guest list. We could have used another bar line for sure. Black pipe and drape all along the side of the room was required to leave a hallway for people heading out on the night train. It’s a shame to have to put so much of the beautiful brick behind black material, but that’s part of the deal with renting a historic yet functioning train depot. Overall, we were thrilled to have our wedding here. The Waiting Room of Union Depot is a large open room with plenty of natural light and a feeling of historic value.
Meet The Director of Sales
Dawn Westermann brings a decade of event experience, helping customers plan and execute many aspects of events of all kinds and sizes. From working at a tent and event rental company, Dawn built a network of vendor and venue connections. Her work passion is “making cool events happen” in whatever capacity she has. For fun, she likes traveling, visiting museums, hearing live music, trying new microbrews and pheasant hunting with her son Nicolas and their Brittany Spaniel, Chase.