Situated in Stillwater, Minnesota, The Lowell Inn is a historic hotel wedding venue where couples can host their ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, elopement, and even rehearsal dinner. Built in 1927, the hotel offers couples five event spaces, overnight accommodations, and a downtown location.
Facilities and Capacity
The event areas at The Lowell Inn can conform to a classic or casual style, and accommodate up to 220 guests. The largest space is the Lowell Inn Banquet Center, which is a modern take on the lounge tradition. Couples may also choose to use the adjoining outdoor garden patio, giving options for their guests to mingle both indoors and outside. More intimate occasions may wish to use the Matterhorn Room, Garden Room, or Mount Vernon Room. The outdoor patio at The Lowell Inn may also be reserved on its own, and is ideal for summer parties of up to 80 guests. A city parking structure is close to the venue, and guests’ parking tickets will be validated by the hotel.
Present every step of the planning process are The Lowell Inn’s professional consultants. From the initial tour to the day of the wedding, they work with couples to provide a successful event. Hotel staff are present to assist in the set up and clean up of the event, as well as to coordinate with any outside vendors couples may wish to employ for items such as decorating, photography, floral arrangements, etc. The Lowell Inn keeps its own inventory of event rentals, including:
Depending on the size of the event, couples can choose a menu from the regular dining menu or the venue’s large banquet menu. Offering selections to fit all kinds of budgets, they can create hors d’oeuvres, lunch, brunch, dinner, and dessert. Available serving styles include buffet and plated options, as well as tastings to sample cuisine before deciding on a final menu. Couples are welcome to bring their own outside cake from another bakery. The hotel can also work with couples on their desired bar type. Their staff can work a cash, limited, or open bar serving house beer, liquor, and wine, as well as a champagne toast.
With 35 guest rooms, a couple’s wedding guests can stay right at The Lowell Inn after celebrating the newlyweds. Of the rooms, 23 are historic and 12 are in the hotel’s annex addition. A penthouse suite and honeymoon suite are also available for special occasions.