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  • Writer's pictureRyan North

Lights, Camera, Magic: What It's Like to Host Your Event at the North Garden Theater

Here at the North Garden Theater, we offer more than just a venue – we offer a unique experience!  Nestled on West 7th Street in St. Paul, Minnesota, our historic building boasts a charm that's perfect for any kind of event. But what exactly sets us apart? Let's step back in time and explore the magic of hosting your event in a thoughtfully reimagined 1915 theater.

A Legacy Woven into the Walls

The North Garden Theater wasn't always the stunning event space you see today.  Originally known as the Garden Theater, it served as a vibrant hub of entertainment for St. Paul residents for nearly five decades.  The current owners, Ryan and Tina North, were determined to honor that history when they revitalized the space.  Step inside, and you'll find yourself surrounded by architectural gems – original brick columns, soaring wood-plank ceilings adorned with historic cast-iron trusses.  These elements aren't just decorative; they're a tangible connection to the laughter and excitement that once filled this space.

Industrial Chic with a Hollywood Heart

The North Garden Theater embraces an elegant "industrial chic" aesthetic.  Imagine the warmth of exposed brick and wood ceilings juxtaposed with the sleekness of concrete floors.  Three bold chandeliers cast a warm glow, while black carriage house sconces and a curtained stage add a touch of drama.  This unique blend creates a modern canvas infused with historic charm, allowing you to personalize it to your heart's content.  Many renters choose to honor the building's theatrical past by incorporating Hollywood-inspired themes – think red carpets, vintage movie posters, or even a black and white photo booth.

A Touch of the Unexplained

Let's be honest, old theaters come with a certain mystique.  While we at the North Garden Theater don't make any claims of hauntings, there have been whispers of unexplained occurrences captured on camera, and a distinct "presence" felt during quiet evenings.  Whether it's lingering energy from the building's vibrant past or simply the magic of the theater itself, it adds an undeniable intrigue to your event.

Your Story on the Silver Screen

Hosting your event at the North Garden Theater isn't just about the space; it's about creating a unique one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests.  Imagine saying "I do" bathed in the soft glow of the chandeliers, or celebrating a milestone surrounded by a touch of Hollywood glamour.  The North Garden Theater offers a modern space steeped in history, waiting for your story to unfold.

Ready to experience the magic for yourself?  Contact us today and let's start planning your unforgettable event at the North Garden Theater!

A Guest's Perspective:

"The North Garden Theater offered the perfect blend of modern elegance and historic charm for our wedding reception," says Sarah B., a satisfied client from 2023. "The exposed brick and dramatic lighting gave the space a unique character, and we loved being able to incorporate some Hollywood glam touches in our décor. There's a certain energy in the building, a feeling that you're part of something special. It truly made our wedding night unforgettable."



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