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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: 1,000
    Reception: 3,000
    Theater: 1,700
  • Location
  • First Floor

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: 105
    Banquet: 184
    Theater: 211
    Reception: 211
  • Location
  • Second Floor

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: 75
    Banquet: 104
    Theater: 182
    Reception: 199
  • Location
  • Second Floor

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
    Classroom: 48
  • Location
  • Third Floor

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: 16
    Room Maximum: 25
  • Location
  • Second Floor

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

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

Plan Your Event

Whether you're ready to book, or you just want more information about the event spaces and amenities available at Union Depot, please use the form below to get started and we will contact you shortly.

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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 and set-up of 72-inch round banquet tables and chairs for up to 600 guests and use of 13-foot grey pipe and drape for privacy to separate the public/private space. The Red Cap Room and Veterans Gallery rental includes use and set-up of 60-inch round banquet tables and chairs, up to room capacity. High-top tables are also available for use and set-up. The Riverview Conference Room (bridal suite) rental includes a full length mirror and two lighted mirror vanities.

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?

All room provided amenities, including tables and chairs will be preset for your event. 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, Breaking Bread. Catering done our way: global comfort food made from scratch, locally sourced, and customizable menus to make your event pop. We cater events of all sizes including birthdays, weddings, graduations, fundraisers, conferences, meetings, and more!

Are there food and beverage minimums?

Some events may have a food and beverage minimum. You may work directly with Breaking Bread Catering to determine how they can meet your needs. China and place settings will be provided by the caterer.

Additional information
  • You may see a 10% service fee added to your invoice by preferred vendors. All vendors or contractors must be approved. A 15% venue fee applies to non-preferred vendors. Ask venue event staff for additional information as needed.
  • 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.

Dawn Westermann

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.

Grace Barry

Special Events Supervisor

Grace Barry earned a degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan but is a proud Minnesota native and happy to be back in her home state. As the Special Events Coordinator at the Union Depot, Grace will work with you on the details leading up to your event and answer any questions you have regarding the venue. She will also be there on the day of your event to make sure everything runs smoothly and assist in the coordination of moving parts during the event. For fun, she likes to seek out live concerts, swing-dance, have cookouts with her family, and is always trying new restaurants in the Twin Cities.

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