The stone mansion wedding venue of the Summit Manor Reception House is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Couples will have exclusive use of the house and property for their occasion, as the venue only hosts one event at a time, allowing for complete privacy. The property offers stately wrought-iron fencing, towering trees, stone columns, and other enchanting architectural features that offer beautiful photographic opportunities and picturesque areas for socializing.
Facilities and Capacity
The Summit Manor Reception House offers occupancy for up to 200 guests at a time for both indoor and outdoor events. Couples can host their wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at this stately venue. The house itself is highlighted by the ornate woodwork details, grand staircase, and Great Gatsby-inspired spaces. Couples will have access to the bridal suite on the day of their wedding, which may be used for a bridal staging area.
The amenities offered at the manor include professional event consultation and planning services. The manor is covered by liability insurance, and allows select outside vendors on the ground for scheduled events. Set up and clean up are assisted by the manor staff, who are available on-site throughout the event. The facility can also provide couples with:
Couples are provided with a professional catering consultation to create their perfect food and beverage menu. Mintahoe Catering & Events is the exclusive caterer at the venue, and supplies couples with sample menus to use as a planning guide. The consultations are followed by a tasting after couples have selected their particular items. The chosen menu can be served as a buffet, family-style, French service-style, plated, or with stations for the main event, while hors d’oeuvres can be provided at the cocktail reception. Outside cakes from another bakery are permitted, but the catering team at Mintahoe Catering can also create a fantastic wedding cake. The bartending service can provide licensed bartenders to serve beer, wine, and liquor at any event. Open, limited, and cash bars can be arranged, with the option to serve a champagne toast or signature drink.
Recommended by 97% of couples
User5401866 · 2+ years ago
All I need to say is that you can have complete confidence in believing all the positive reviews about Summit Manor. I got married on 8/8/15 and the day couldn't have been any better. David McLaughlin makes your day go seamlessly and he does it with a smile on his face. He is truly an amazing wedding coordinator and his services are included in the rental of the space.
Our food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the space is amazing. My guests raved about everything Summit had to offer. My favorite part about booking with Summit is that you can purchase your alcohol separately. We were able to host an open bar for the entire night at under $1,000.00 for 100 guests. David recommended Thomas Liquors as a vendor because they would deliver the alcohol and refund us for anything that hadn't been opened so we actually only spent around $800.00!! This included a case of champagne to serve as guests walked in the door. That price is unbelievable and you will learn that as you search for venues.
With a buffet style dinner, open bar, and great dessert from Buttercream, you can believe our guests felt taken care of.
Thank you Summit and thank you David McLaughlin!!!!!!!!!
On a side note, David's wife (Amber McLaughlin) is a photographer and she takes amazing pictures for an amazing value. Amber and David actually got married at Summit Manor themselves so Amber knows all the best angles and spots to take pictures here. If you do go with Summit, I would definitely go with her for photography. Not only was she an amazing photographer, she was an incredibly sweet person to work with. That made all the difference for us!!
Tobi · Married on 08/27/2016
Summit Manor was the venue of our dreams! David made everything so easy, and the day itself ran like clockwork. The food was excellent, we still have people raving about it! Go and check it out. If you feel like it's a good fit, don't hesitate! You're in fantastic hands with David and Summit Manor.
Martie · Married on 07/30/2016
We had our wedding at Summit Manor last July, and it was the best choice we made for our wedding by far!! David (the owner and on-site coordinator) makes the wedding process easy. You won’t have to sweat every detail because David has it taken care of. He is a master at coordinating weddings and other events in his unique venue and is there to answer every question. Another bonus: he is not afraid to give advice! He gives great advice and has great recommendations for all of the vendors. Even when the wedding was months and months away, he answered all of our questions and was always available. The day of the wedding, all of the Summit Manor staff was extremely professional. Everything flowed wonderfully! Every issue was taken care of, and it was nice to have David there who already knew our style and preferences. We are so happy with how everything turned out! Now, another bonus of Summit Manor goes without saying--it is gorgeous! You will get very unique pictures, and many of our guests commented on the beauty and uniqueness of a “mansion wedding.” At first, it was hard for us to visualize, but David had great advice for what works at this venue. In addition, having a summer wedding, we wanted a space that had a place for an outdoor wedding (which Summit Manor has, and it is beautiful). Many venues we visited, however, had nice outdoor spaces, but their rainy-day backups were very sad. Summit Manor has a great back-up space on the steps indoors as well as the outdoor locations. Finally, Summit Manor will save you money. You have to pay slightly more for the venue upfront, but what we learned is that this was totally worth it. They won’t “nickle-and-dime” you. Things like cake-platters and glassware aren’t extra like at many Twin Cities venues, and they even give you free floral centerpieces! On top of that, our decorating bill was zero dollars! It is already gorgeous, so why change that? We highly recommend that you check out Summit Manor!!
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