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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 beyond four hours at $150 per additional hour. This time should include your setup and tear down time.
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 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 an impressive 15 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 complimentary table coverings are a great value! Choose from our inventory of basic colors: Black, White, and Navy or customize for a small fee.
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. These rates are firm. The same rate applies for set up and clean up time. Events must conclude and be cleared out by midnight.
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.
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.
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. Valet services are also available at an additional cost. If your party will park more than 50 cars, there is street parking. 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 an onsite staff person during your event.
Can we choose our own caterer? How about the bar?
The North Garden Theater is growing a list of preferred caterers, but we are open to using ANY licensed and insured caterer. Beverage service (full bar) will be supplied by the North Garden Theater. You may choose to host an open bar, a cash bar, use drink tickets or a mixture. Customized beer, wine, and liquor options are available. Check out our Bar FAQ. Click here to see our current list of preferred caterers and other vendors.
Can we bring in our own food?
Yes. Even though we prefer that you use a licensed and insured caterer, we do allow renters to bring in food pre-prepared by a grocery store and/or non-perishable food like chips, pretzels, pastries, donuts, etc.
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. Bar minimums still apply. 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. Bands / DJs / anyone providing amplified music or sound is asked to sign our "Amplified Music/Sound Agreement."