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.
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:
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.
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.
5 Reviews for The Grand Banquet Hall
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ella S. · Married on 09/20/2019
Underrated - don't over look the Grand!
From the get go, Chris and the Grand were so amazing to work with. He worked with us on dates, pricing, food, and everything!. He answered my 1,000 questions, let us come back multiple times and let us taste the incredible food! The most important part is yet to come. Wedding day. The folks at the Grand were unbelievably great! Dinner was delicious and the plated dinner was served quickly to all 175 of our guests. They cleared it as people finished, but it never felt like they were loud or in the way or anything. I got tons of compliments all night about how beautiful the hall was and how great the layout is. The bar is set away from the rest and it actually makes the party feel less congested! We loved everything about the Grand Banquet Hall and would choose it again and again! One stop shop - they took care of the venue, bar, food, servers, bartenders, table setting, etc. It felt like we should have been paying twice the price, but it was much more reasonable and affordable. Thank you to Chris and his wonderful team.Sent on 11/08/2019
Stefan · Married on 02/29/2020
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.Sent on 03/07/2020
Amanda · Married on 06/30/2018
The staff was always quick to respond, and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the night.Sent on 11/12/2018