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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Begin your life together at a true starting point for romantic adventures. The beautifully restored historic 1920s surroundings at Union Depot provide a distinctive and memorable backdrop to your special day.
For all information about room capacities and amenities, please download our Event Spaces Brochure
Waiting Room rental includes use and set-up of 72-inch round banquet tables and chairs for up to 600 guests and use of 17-foot black velour 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.
Event space booked is available to the client and vendors from 7:00am to 11:59pm on the day of your event.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.