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The North Garden Theater offers a offers a variety of amenities to make any event a success. Our wide open hall, neutral color palate, and 17 foot tall ceilings create an elegant blank slate that allows you to make the space uniquely yours. The century old building has been remodeled, yet holds a charm that hearkens back to an earlier more sophisticated time. Limestone brick pilasters hold up black iron trusses to create an open floor. Chandeliers and carriage house lanterns provide distinctive lighting while brick and wood accents provide a feel of warehouse-chic!
Rent the North Garden Theater for up to 4 hours for $800. Extend your rental time 1 to 2 additional hours at $150 per additional hour. The overall time should include your setup and tear down time.
If you have a need for a longer time at the North Garden Theater, please see the pricing found on our Weddings / Receptions page for our seven or nine hour packages.
The North Garden Theater can accommodate 150 guests. Rental rates are firm. See what is included in these rates and read our Frequently Asked Questions below or fill out the form below to share your interest in holding an event at the North Garden Theater. Thank you!
*Rates, amenities, and details are subject to change without notice.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEES? (A LOT!)
Our main hall is elegantly designed to provide a versatile backdrop that accommodates a variety of events and celebrations.
BAR & BARTENDERS
Our in-house bar will be staffed appropriately and setup to serve beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks.
Hosted or cash/cards.
MEDIA / PROJECTIONS
Enjoy a 12 foot wide projection for slide shows, presentations, movies, or static backdrops.
DECOR & DISPLAY
We've amassed a collection of decor items that can accentuate your event setting in a variety of ways.
TABLES & CHAIRS
From 8' catering tables to our stand-up high top tables, we've got what you need to suit you and your guest's needs. Setup and tear down included.
Chandeliers, sconces, cafe lights, up-lighting and theatrical fixtures are all customized for your special event!
PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROP
Capture those memories in front of one of our in-house backdrops or provide your own for our (up to) 10' x 10' frame.
Our rippled black tablecloths are complimentary and will be set up for you. You may also bring in your own table coverings.
AUDIO AND MICROPHONES
Our PA system is ready for background music, dance floor tunes, announcements, and more!
Our stage is 24' wide by 8' deep, by 18 inches high and features a black velvet curtain backdrop and ruffled masking.
Add your personalized message on our lighted marquee! The perfect way to make a fun impression on your guests.
BOOKING UP TO FOURTEEN MONTHS IN ADVANCE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost?
$800 for up to 4 hours. $150 per additional hours not to exceed an overall total of 6 hours. These rates are firm. The same rate applies for set up and clean up time. Events must conclude and be cleared out by midnight. For parties requiring more than 6 total hours, please see our Weddings and Receptions page for 7 or 9 hour package pricing.
What is included for this cost?
Your rental at the North Garden Theater includes an impressive list of amenities! The use of our main hall and bathrooms, 20 rectangle tables (72" x 30"), 4 large banquet tables (96" x 30"), 8 high top mingling tables, black table cloths, up to 150 chairs, adjustable size stage, professional theater lighting and sound (including in-house PA system with microphones), media projector, staffed bar service, catering prep kitchen for caterer's use, podium, easel style sign holders, dual band wi-fi service, personalized marquee message, up-lighting package, and photo backdrop with stand.
How can I check to see if a date is available?
First, check our calendar. We do our best to keep it updated with availability. You could also use the form above or call us at 651-321-4769.
I want to have an event to raise money for something or someone? Can I do that?
When it comes to fund raisers - the North Garden Theater only works directly with organizations that have their status as a Federally registered 501(c)(3). Under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual.
Can I use my own party planner?
Once the party's scope and scale reaches the need for a professional party planner, we find that it's usually not a right fit for our space. You can have a great time and your party can feel and look amazing while keeping things simple without the need for a professional planner. You can choose to work with a planner on your end, but we want to work directly with you, our client.
When can we tour the space?
Private tours are available by appointment. Please reach out to us by using the contact form above. Another great way to see the space in action is to catch a show at the North Garden Theater.
Can we get extra time in the space for planning purposes?
Yes. We charge $25/half hour for site visits for the express purpose of planning after the initial tour.
How do I reserve the space for an event?
If your date is available and you would like to book it, we'll share our Contract with you to review and sign. A rental deposit of half down is due at the time of signing. Consider the date yours as soon as the contract is signed and your payment is processed.
Do I need to have all my event details determined at the time of booking? What will happen after I reserve the space?
We need to know the basics to reserve your date - date of the event, approximate guest count. As the details of your event come together, we ask that you keep us in the loop. When your event date is closer, we'll talk again to finalize the rest of the details.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel the event no later than 30 days prior to the event, payments will be refunded except the Non-refundable Deposit. Further details regarding cancellation are available in our contract.
How many guests can the North Garden Theater accommodate?
The North Garden Theater is best suited for events with a guest count of 150 or less. Our total building capacity allows for a few extra guests (just in case you're more popular than you thought) plus staff, servers, and vendors.
Do you have adequate restroom facilities, are there stairs to manage, and space for a coat check?
The North Garden Theater features three uni-sex ADA compliant bathrooms. There are no stairs to navigate when you enter into our space. Our entrance ramp has ADA compliant hand rails. Racks are available to hang your coat or jacket. If your space plan allows for it, secure and staffed coat check is available for an additional cost.
Do you have parking?
Yes! 50 Parking spots are available in our shared lot (1.5 block away). Parking passes may be purchased by you for your guests and distributed ahead of time or may be individually purchased from our website by you and your guests. $2 a spot or 50 spots for $100. Parking and associated fees may be subject to availability. Full parking details on our website's parking page.
Who is my main contact and how much will they be available during my planning? Will they be there to oversee things on the night of my event?
Your Event Manager will be your main point of contact when it comes to planning and will be available to answer questions via e-mail, phone, or face to face by appointment. The North Garden Theater will provide adequate onsite staff during your event.
How does food / catering work?
The North Garden Theater has a list of preferred caterers, but we are open to using the licensed and insured caterer of your choice. You can also bring in pre-prepared snacks or trays of food from a local grocer as long as there is no home cooking/prep involved.
How does the bar / beverages work?
Beverage service (full bar) will be supplied by the North Garden Theater. You may choose to host an open bar, a cash bar, or a mixture of the two. See our Bar FAQ. Outside beverages of all kinds are not allowed.
Can we bring in our own beverages or hire our own bartenders?
No and no. Per our St. Paul Liquor License, our bar service must be in-house only. However, we have access to ordering a large variety of spirits, beer, and wine. You can go with what we have on hand or you can work with your Event Manager to customize a drink menu. If you have other bar questions, check out our bar FAQ page.
Is there a bar minimum? How does that work?
There are no bar minimums for private parties.
How early / late can the North Garden Theater be open for events?
There is no policy regarding the start time of events. All events must end by 12 AM.
I don’t want to serve any alcohol at my event, is that a possibility?
Yes. We will work with you customize a beverage plan that suits your needs. The alcohol and beer taps can be covered with a table cloth. If you have other bar questions, check out our bar FAQ page.
Do you offer rates for non-profit organizations or churches or ________________ ?
No. We keep our rates low for everyone!
Do you have a preferred vendor list?
Yes. We are always forming relationships with a variety of specialty wedding vendors from catering and desserts to flowers and transportation. Click here to see our current list of preferred caterers and other vendors.
Do you have any requirements for the vendors that work in your facility?
Vendors working on-site during your event (i.e. DJ, photographer, caterer, photo booth, etc.) should carry their own liability insurance, listing the North Garden Theater as additional insured. Caterers are asked to sign our Catering Agreement, provide a current license and insurance. DJs or anyone providing amplified music or sound is asked to sign our "Amplified Music/Sound Agreement."
What can we do for music at our event?
Curated playlists, professional DJs, and small musical ensembles are allowed at the North Garden Theater. Bigger, multi piece, amplified bands are not allowed. Friend / Family / Independent type DJs are not allowed. DJs must be hired through a local, reputable, and approved DJ service on our vendor list.
Are there any types of events that the North Garden Theater does not host?
We do not host high school dances or market events where people sell items. This list is not exclusive.
I'd like to work with an event planner. Is this allowed?
The North Garden Theater does NOT work with event planners. This does not mean YOU can't hire a planner. We just choose to communicate and work directly with our couples instead of through a planner. A "day of" planner is allowed/preferred.
*Details, pricing, inclusions, and policies are subject to change without notice.