James J Hill Library

James J Hill Library

Saint paul, MN
651.265.5447   Visit Website   Email Vendor
out of 5.0
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Quality of Service

We looked at nearly all the major venues in MN before choosing the JJ Hill. It just fit our book/nerd loving selves, plus the look of the building was evident in every room - which was not the case in all venues. My husband and I live in NY so it was important to have a site that needed minimal decoration and had an on site coordinator. JJ Hill fit the bill. We did both our ceremony and reception at the site (to make travel easier for out of town guests), and Katie, our coordinator handled everything seamlessly. She always answered my questions quickly. And everything was made very clear in the contract. And we had no problems the day of the wedding! Everything looked beautiful and was well organized. The guests had no problems navigating parking or bathrooms. And since we had a big indoor space, there was always a backup plan in case of rain (which luckily held out!). Plus the site had a variety of photo opportunities - parks, the river, the books, the St. Paul hotel, etc. Some of the rooms inside the building get a lot of bright light, so an experienced photographer would be a good idea. I am happy we choose this site and would do so again!

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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80 W Fourth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

An historic and unique venue for your wedding.

The James J. Hill Reference Library has awed and inspired couples with its historical intrigue and stunning architecture since it opened to the public in 1921. Constructed of Tennessee marble and Minnesota sandstone, it is both a living monument to “the Empire Builder,” James J. Hill, and a Saint Paul touchstone, situated on pi cturesque Rice Park in the heart of downtown.
Maximum capacity: 225
Wedding services: Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
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