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The Grand Banquet Hall

Stillwater, MN View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
7 reviews
150 to 350 Guests

About

150 to 350 Guests

The Grand Banquet Hall is a historic wedding venue in Stillwater, Minnesota. Originally a lumberyard during Stillwater’s lumber boom, it was converted into a beautiful ballroom in 1994. It features beautiful stained glass throughout lighting, windows, and bar area, as well as exposed lumber beams that house their trademark antique stained glass dome.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 300 guests can be comfortably accommodated within The Grand Banquet Hall, which has a generous dance floor and antiqued bar. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, The Grand Banquet Hall can also host bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners, and is a wheelchair accessible space.

Services Offered
While The Grand Banquet Hall is the exclusive caterer for all events, couples are allowed to peruse the venue’s preferred vendor list to select florists, officiants, photographers, bakeries, and other wedding necessities. The venue can also provide an inventory of event rentals, including:

  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Tables

Cuisine
Chef Chris is the contact for all special event needs in the catering department. Couples are welcome to choose offered menu items, or work with Chef Chris to compile their own custom menu. Tastings can also be accommodated. The serving styles available include buffet or plated, with the option for hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail reception, as well as dessert choices. Couples are welcome to provide their own cake from their favorite bakery. Professional bartenders can work a cash, limited, or open bar serving house beer, wine, or liquor, as well as a champagne toast.

Location
Located only minutes from the Twin Cities and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, the river town is home to a flood of history, making the venue a wonderful spot for a weekend wedding. Over 75 boutique shops are situated along the historic Main Street district, and the St. Croix River is a beautiful place to embark on a dinner cruise or charter a boat. Overnight accommodations can also be arranged through The Grand’s partner business, the historic Lowell Inn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,650

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$350

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

3 User photos

  • Stefan
    Stefan Married on 02/29/2020
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing -top to bottom!

    Chris and his team did an amazing job with our reception. From initial contact to our big day they were extremely responsive and were willing to help with some of the details of our vision including setting up chargers and napkins. They were super helpful throughout the night, even coming up to my wife and I several times specifically asking if we needed anything to extra to eat or drink. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a cozier place and a very attentive staff! Also, this place was gorgeous - the stained glass and wonderful woodwork meant we didn’t have to do much in terms of decorating.
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    Amanda Married on 06/30/2018
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    Fantastic Service!

    The staff was always quick to respond, and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the night.

Awards

  • 7

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Map

301 South Second Street Stillwater, MN, 55082
6514301235
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The Grand Banquet Hall frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Grand Banquet Hall?

The Grand Banquet Hall includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables

At The Grand Banquet Hall, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Grand Banquet Hall includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Grand Banquet Hall, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Grand Banquet Hall includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Grand Banquet Hall in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Grand Banquet Hall for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Grand Banquet Hall for wedding events?

The Grand Banquet Hall offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Grand Banquet Hall offer?

The Grand Banquet Hall offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Grand Banquet Hall offer for wedding events?

The Grand Banquet Hall offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Grand Banquet Hall have available for wedding events?

The Grand Banquet Hall offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

How many people can The Grand Banquet Hall serve at a wedding reception?

The Grand Banquet Hall offers their wedding reception services for a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 350 guests.

What percentage of users recommend The Grand Banquet Hall and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Grand Banquet Hall is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.7 in quality of service and 4.6 in flexibility.

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