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Seven Spaces, Unlimited Possibilities

With five indoor and two outdoor spaces, Union Depot provides the perfect setting for public events, private functions, arts and cultural festivals, concerts and more. There’s simply nothing else like it in the Twin Cities. We’ve partnered with a number of preferred vendors to meet your decor, catering and audio visual needs. The distinctive, memorable experience you and your guests are looking for starts right here.

Inquire about booking your event today!

I’m Planning A…

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Community Event
  • Conference
  • Lecture
  • Meeting
  • Reception
  • Wedding

Number Of Guests…

  • 1-20
  • 25-50
  • 50-100
  • 100-250
  • 250-500
  • 500-1000
  • 1000-3000

Waiting Room

Magnificent and beautifully restored to its original elegance, the Waiting Room has brought people together for generations. It is ideal for a wide range of public and private events.

  • Dimensions
  • 300 x 70 ft
  • Room Capacities
  • Banquet Seating: 1200
  • Reception: 3000
  • Location
  • First Floor
  • Indoor

Red Cap Room

Named for the famous station porters who welcomed travelers to Union Depot for nearly 90 years, the Red Cap Room accommodates groups for banquets, presentations, and more.

  • Dimensions
  • 62 x 55 ft
  • Room Capacities
  • Classroom: 72
  • Banquet Seating: 120
  • Theatre Style: 200
  • Reception: 250
  • Location
  • Second Floor
  • Indoor

Veterans Gallery

Thousands of military personnel have traveled through Union Depot. The Veterans Gallery honors their service and provides a flexible space for all kinds of gatherings, from receptions to classes.

  • Dimensions
  • 62 x 32 ft
  • Room Capacities
  • Classroom: 50
  • Theatre Style: 100
  • Banquet Seating: 100
  • Reception: 150
  • Location
  • Second Floor
  • Indoor

Gateway Conference Room

Union Depot once again is serving as a gateway for travelers and event goers. The Gateway Conference Room is a flexible space that can be arranged in a variety of floor plans for meetings, presentations, classes and more.

  • Dimensions
  • 25 x 51 ft
  • Room Capacities
  • U-Shape: 22
  • Conference: 36
  • Theatre Style: 50
  • Classroom: 50
  • Location
  • Third Floor
  • Indoor

Riverview Conference Room

Overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, the Riverview Conference Room presents to groups of up to 20 people an elegant, highly functional workspace for a wide range of meetings, presentations and off-site retreats.

  • Dimensions
  • 50 x 15 ft
  • Room Capacities
  • Conference Table: 14
  • Room Maximum: 20
  • Location
  • Second Floor
  • Indoor

North Plaza

All aboard, St. Paul! Located on 4th Street between Sibley and Wacouta, the exciting space on the North Plaza brings your event to the public in brilliant style and can accommodate a nearly endless variety of activities, from art shows to cultural celebrations.

  • Dimensions
  • 164 x 97 ft
  • Location
  • Street Level
  • Outdoor

East Plaza

Think of this space as a blank canvas for your next colorful event. The East Plaza is the ideal space for casual, comfortable, outdoor events. Here you will find native plants, benches and picnic tables. Located adjacent to the bus platform on the upper deck along Kellogg Boulevard, it is accessible from the bike trail and Kellogg Entry.

  • Dimensions
  • 409 x 84 ft
  • Location
  • Second Floor
  • Outdoor

Book Your Event

For inquiries and reservations, please fill out the form below.

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Read our FAQs

What is the capacity at Union Depot?
For all information about room capacities and amenities, please download our Event Spaces Brochure
What is included in the venue rental fee?

Waiting Room rental includes use of 17 foot black velour pipe & drape for privacy to separate the public/private space. Set-up of tables and chairs not included. Red Cap and Veterans Gallery rooms provide use and set-up of 60” round banquet tables and chairs.

What hours can we use the space on the day of our event?

Event space booked is available to the client and vendors from 7:00am to 11:59pm on the day of your event.

Who can provide set-up, tables and chairs?

Waiting Room set-up needs would be provided by one of our preferred vendors. Red Cap and Veterans Gallery rooms will be set with 60” round banquet tables and chairs. Any additional set-up needs would be provided by one of our preferred vendors. You may reach out directly to the vendors for pricing estimates.

Can we choose our own caterer?
We work exclusively with our in-house caterer, 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.
Are there food and beverage minimums?

Some events may have a food and beverage minimum. 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.

Additional information
  • A certified wedding coordinator is required for ceremonies and receptions. The coordinator must not be a guest of your wedding & must carry insurance.
  • You may see a 10% service fee added to your invoice by preferred vendors.
  • Additional security is required for ceremonies and receptions. Security fees are not included in the room rental fees.
  • We have three large accessible parking lots and can offer valet parking for your guests at an additional fee.

Event Staff

The flexible venues at Union Depot can be arranged in a variety of floor plans for meetings, receptions, classes and celebrations of all sizes. Contact our dedicated event staff today to begin the planning process and confirm availability.

Brooke Pearce

Special Events Coordinator

Brooke Pearce is a spirited member of the events team at Union Depot. With a degree in Communication from the University of North Dakota and three years of experience in event planning, Brooke’s acute attention to detail and close vendor relationships will ensure that you receive nothing but the best for your event. Brooke will be there on the day of your event to make sure everything runs smoothly and that you have a flawless event. For fun, she likes to do floral design, attend Minnesota Vikings and Wild games, play city league court and sand volleyball, and go boating in the summer with her fiancé Damon and golden retriever, Cooper.

Dawn Westerman

Venue Sales Manager

Dawn Westermann comes to us with 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. Prior to that, she used her Mass Communication-Advertising degree in advertising sales for trade magazines in the industries of tented events and business communicators. 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.

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