Wabasha Street Caves is a historic wedding venue located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This memorable space is set in a sprawling underground cave system. The space was once a mushroom growing business that turned into a nightclub in 1933. Now used to host weddings and events, it mimics an era of big bands and art deco decor.
Facilities and Capacity
Wabasha Street Caves is 12,000-square-foot of space and can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner or 350 guests for a standing reception. The space features brick walls, stucco ceilings, carpeted dining space and beautiful tile floor in the cocktail area. Features of the venue include a large stage, hardwood dance floor, magnificent 60-foot bar, and homey fireplace. Since the venue is underground, geothermal energy limits the need for heating fuel or air conditioning, saving energy.
Wedding celebration services includes staff, tables, and chairs for up to 200 guests. Rental time includes two hours for set up before the event, six hours of event time, and one hour for clean up after the event.
Wabasha Street Caves has a list of five exclusive catering businesses with a variety of cuisine options for different budgets that can be used in the space. They have a full liquor license and large bar to accommodate your beverage needs.
Wabasha Street Caves being centrally located in downtown Saint Paul, you and your guests will have easy access to accommodation. There are several hotels in the downtown area suitable for hosting large groups.
In addition to weddings, Wabasha Street Caves hosts a variety of other events. These include:
Wabasha Street Caves is located in along the Mississippi River in central Saint Paul. This is a 4-minute drive from Amtrak Union Depot, a 5-minute drive from Saint Paul Downtown Airport, and a 14-minute drive from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
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9 Reviews for Wabasha Street Caves
Recommended by 81% of couples
User2682492 · 2+ years ago
The Wabasha Street Caves was a wonderful venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony and reception here. Anne and was wonderful to work with. She is very professional and quick in responding to e-mails or phone calls. She scheduled time for me to come in about a month before the wedding to work out the fine details and figure out our set up for the ceremony, reception, and other vendors. Anne is very flexible in how you want things to look, but also gives her recommendations and advice when necessary. In addition, the other Wabasha Street Caves staff were great too! Family and friends commented on how friendly they were. Staff even commented on how beautiful everything looked. We are so happy that we chose the Wabasha Street Caves as our wedding venue. I would recommend it for other brides that want a unique venue as well!Sent on 01/11/2014
Sheri · Married on 09/15/2018
Very Cool Venue
The Wabasha Street Caves is a very cool and unique venue for a wedding or any event!! We had our wedding ceremony and reception there. Laura was really great to work with. We also had a live band, there is a stage. We had a mini gangster tour for our guests and they loved it!! We had a really fun wedding experience and our guest thought the venue was very cool and had a GREAT time!!! And, the price it right!!!Sent on 02/25/2019
I highly recommend The Wabasha Street Caves!!
Vanessa · Married on 10/20/2017
We had such a unique venue and Laura, who came on as our Caves contact after we had already booked it was very professional, friendly and helpful with the layout of the room. The bridal room is very small which accommodated our things during the dance but we did end up using the hotel room to get ready in. I wish we could have gone in the night before to decorate but as we didn't have many decorations, our friends had it all set up in less than 45 mins. The Caves had 5 food vendors to choose from and we were so happy with the one we chose (Kanes) although I did mention to Laura that one of the vendors completely snubbed us when we were inquiring about booking them (due to budget).Sent on 11/02/2017
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Every Thursday night is Swing Night at the Caves with a live 16 piece Big Band that will take you back to the 1930's when gangsters used Saint Paul as a safe city. Band plays from 7-10 pm and there is a dance lesson at 6:15 pm. This is a great way to see the Caves in action!