"Beautiful space with room for everyone and everything."

The historically renovated North Garden Theater seats up to 200 guests. Cast iron trusses float high in the air below 20 foot tall wood ceilings supported by century old brick pilasters. This industrial chic setting is highlighted with black carriage house sconces and a central chandelier… an ideal backdrop to add your personal flair. The North Garden Theater features theatrical lights, sound, and media, full bar, and open concept space to plan the event of your dreams!

Daytime

  • $1000 for five hours. Event breakdown must complete by 2:00 p.m. 

  • Additional setup time $125 per hour.

  • $500 beverage minimum

  • M, T, W, or Th 

Weeknight

  • $2,000 for ten hours. $1800 for seven hours, $1400 for five hours. Event breakdown must be complete by midnight.

  • Additional setup time $150 per hour.

  • $1000 beverage minimum

Friday / Sunday

  • $2,400 for ten hours, $2160 for seven hours, $1920 for five hours. Event breakdown must be complete by midnight.

  • Additional setup time $150 per hour.

  • $1,200 beverage minimum

Saturday

  • $2,800 for ten hours, $2520 for seven hours, $2240 for five hours. Event breakdown must be complete by midnight.

  • Additional setup time $150 per hour.

  • $1,400 beverage minimum

NOW BOOKING UP TO FOURTEEN MONTHS IN ADVANCE

  • Use of our physical space: lobby, main hall, restrooms, catering kitchen (for catering staff), bar (staffed by NGT), stairway and catwalk (for wedding party pics), and two rooms for wedding party to get ready.

  • Up to 175 chairs and various size tables with table covers.

  • Couple’s wedding announcement on lighted theater marquee - great picture opportunity!

  • Full bar set-up, service, and staff.

  • Full professional theater lights, sound, and media set-up for slide show or video presentations.

  • Use of our in house sound system and microphone for your ceremony or cocktail hour.

What's Included ?

EXTRAS (Some mandatory, some optional)

 

On-Site Coordinator: (suggested) The North Garden Theater will provide an onsite manager for your event at no additional charge. The manager is there as the expert on our venue and is able to coordinate with your “on-site coordinator.” The use of your own dedicated “on-site coordinator” is suggested.  Your own on-site coordinator who intimately knows your expectations will ensure that YOU do not become the burdened party when it comes to ensuring your event runs smoothly.

Ceremony: (optional) There is no additional fee to add a wedding ceremony to your reception as long as it takes place within your rented time period and there is no need to staff a "flip" of the space from one setup to another. If a ceremony requires additional hours or a staffed flip or change over is needed then we will offer you a custom quote for the labor. 

Security: (required for 75+ guests) Security is required for wedding receptions w/guest counts higher than 75 that utilize the North Garden Theater Bar. Our trusted, professional security staff is there to promote the safety of the people and property involved with the event. $180 (1 security agent, 5 hours). Additional agents / hours available for an additional cost. 

Parking: (optional) 50 Parking spots are available in our shared lot (1 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 limited street parking. Parking and associated fees may be subject to availability. Read more about parking here

Hosted Bar Tabs / Service Fees: A hosted bar tab will have an automatic 15% service fee added on to the total.  Food service arranged and billed outside of the NGT is separate from this policy.

 

Insurance: (required) Client(s) for the day of the event shall maintain Commercial General Liability Insurance including Liquor liability in an amount not less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for Bodily Injury and Property Damage, and a waiver of subrogation. Such Insurance shall name The North Garden Theater as additional insured, and a certificate of insurance with an endorsement must be provided 30 days prior to the event. Why do you need insurance? Here's a great article from Progressive Insurance explaining the concept.

Dressing Room: (optional) The North Garden Theater has a dressing room on the main floor with 15 feet of lighted mirrors and counter space, a garment rack, personal item cubbies, a microwave, and mini-fridge. The use of a secondary space can be arranged.
 

Food & Beverages: 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, or a mixture of the two. Customized beer, wine, and liquor options are available. Outside liquor / beverages are not allowed.

*Prices and details subject to change without notice.

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How can I check to see if a date is available?

The best way to find out if your date is available is to check our calendar or you can reach out to us by using the contact form above. You could also 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 and Facility Use Policy with you to review and sign. A rental deposit are due at the time of signing. Consider the date yours as soon as the contract is signed and your payment is applied.

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. Leading up to your event, we'll plan another meeting 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, all payments will be refunded except the Non-refundable Deposit. Within 30 days of the event and up until two weeks prior to the event, cancellation shall result in a forfeiture of 75% of the rental fee. If you cancel the event within two weeks prior to the event, you will forfeit the entire rental fee. 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 200 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. We can seat up to 200 however, we only have 175 chars. When you book your event at the North Garden Theater, we share a great online collaborative room planning tool... build your floor plan in minutes using a few simple tools. Join tables, knock off chairs, assign table numbers, and view your space design in bird's eye or first person point of view. ​

 

Do you have parking?

Yes! 50 Parking spots are available in our shared lot (1 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. 

Can we have our ceremony at the North Garden Theater?

Yes! There is no additional fee to add a wedding ceremony to your reception as long as it takes place within your rented time period and there is no need to staff a "flip" of the space from one setup to another. If a ceremony requires additional hours or a staffed flip or change over is needed then we will offer you a custom quote for the labor.  

Are there hotels nearby?

Yes. We are less than 2 miles outside of downtown St. Paul. Downtown St. Paul is packed with hotels! Here's a link to a Google Maps search for hotels near the North Garden Theater. Keep an eye on our list of preferred vendors for lodging specials.

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. A coat check is available for an additional cost.

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 or face to face by appointment.  The use of your own dedicated “on-site coordinator” (either from our recommended vendor list or your own) is highly suggested.  Your own on-site coordinator who intimately knows your expectations will ensure that YOU do not become the burdened party when it comes to ensuring your event runs smoothly.

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, or a mixture of the two. Customized beer,

wine, and liquor options are available. See our Bar FAQ.

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. See our Bar FAQ.

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. Beverage minimums however, still apply.

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 jump to our Preferred Vendor List.

Do you have any requirements for the vendors that work in your facility?

We require that any vendor working on-site during your event (i.e. DJ, photographer, caterer, photo booth, etc.) provides us with a copy of their liability insurance, listing the North Garden Theater as additional insured. We require that this information is obtained by all vendors at least 30 days prior to the event.

*Pricing and details subject to change without notice.

START THE CONVERSATION...

What are your hopes and dreams when it comes to your venue? Please share your wants, your needs, and your must haves and we'll start the conversation about if the North Garden Theater is right for you!

 
 
 

© 2016 by North Garden Theater, LLC.. 929 Seventh Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102 | 651-321-GROW | info@northgardentheater.com

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