20 Venues for Groups Large and Small!

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30 Tasty

• Tiki Lounge
• Bourbon Craft Bar
• Swiss Fondue
• Irish Fare
• Traditional American
• Mexican
• Great North Inspired
• Authentic German
• 1950s Malt Shop
• English High Tea
• Fusion Bistro
• Italian
• Sports Pub

Group Activity

• Culinary Classes
• Trolley History Tours
• Winery & Brewery Tours
• Segway Tours
• Biercycle Tours
• Nightlife & Live Music
• 5 Golf Courses
• Riverboat Cruises
• Guided Adventures
(Kayak, Bike, Hike, Ski)
• Historic Tours
• Festivals & Events

Companies return to our charming historic river town because it offers incredible scenery, warm hospitality, unique attractions, award-winning restaurants, and a downtown historic district with everything in walking distance. Attendees enjoy distinct meeting spaces, exquisite local chefs, and amusing one-of-a-kind experiences.

Stillwater is a leading Midwest meeting destination – close enough to the metro area to avoid expensive logistics and save time, yet far enough away to get creative ideas rolling. Host your next corporate retreat, event or celebration in an inspiring historic rivertown with new modern restaurants, venues, hotels and tours!

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Stillwater Meeting Venues

Phone #
Max Capacity
Square Footage
Lodging Rooms
Allows Outside Caterers
Audio Visual
Catering On-site
Ceremony Options On-Site
Downtown Location
Historic Site
Outdoor Space
Restaurant/Bar On-site
VIP/Getting Ready Room

Event Centers

Grand Banquet Hall – Elegant historic downtown ballroom with large stained glass feature on the ceiling and entryways, wood dance floor and adjacent antique bar.
301 S. 2nd Street (view map)
651.430.1234 380 4000 X X X X X X
JX Event Venue – Built in 1905, the Connolly Shoe Factory was renovated in 2016 to become JX Venue, one of the largest event venues in Minnesota. Clients have access to unparalleled multimedia, photo booth, event coordinators and other experiences on site in this modern space with historic charm.
123 2nd St. N (view map)
651.342.0176 500 seated/720 standing, Oxford Suite 10, Connolly Conf. Room 40, Bourbon Room 15 JX 14,500sf, Oxford Suite 750sf, Conf Room 1300sf, Bourbon Room 100sf0 X X X X X X X
Lowell Inn – Historic Inn with 3 dining/event rooms, an outdoor patio, event center ballroom, and adjacent parking ramp.
102 N. 2nd Street (view map)
651.439.1100 20-220 Banquet Hall 2838 sf, Garden Room 1066sf, Matterhorn 1066sf, Mount Vernan 80sf 35 X X X X X X X X
St. Croix Event Center – In addition to hosting Weddings, Birthday Parties, Class Reunions, Business Networking Events, and Fundraisers, we also host Dinner and Dances with our partner Dance and Entertainment Studios.
5880 Omaha Avenue North (view map)
651.605.5784 X X X X
Stillwater Event Center – Hosting weddings and special events for over 32 years, we pride ourselves in excellent service and beautiful facilities.  Let us take the stress and worry out of the planning process.
1910 S. Greeley Street (view map)
651.430.3274 225 2200 X X X X X X
The Loft at Studio J – Built in 1895, this building was renovated in 2013 to become the unique, rustic and charming Loft at Studio J. With the intentionally chic rehabilitation of the building, the venue is perfect for weddings, intimate concerts and small functions.
214 S. Main Street (view map)
651.342.2416 250 seated/330 standing 6000 X X X X X X X
Water Street Inn – Historic Inn on the St. Croix Riverfront featuring event center ballroom with riverfront patio, Victorian dining room, Irish pub on site with outdoor covered patio, and rooftop patio. Guests can enjoy the convenience of the hotel and river view conference rooms.
101 S. Water Street (view map)
651.439.6000 300 Victoria’s Ballroom 84x36 3024 Sf, Ballroom A 31x36 1116sf, Ballroom B 31x36 1116 sf, Ballroom C 22x36 792 sf, River Foyer 79x15 1140, Green Room 22x72 1584, Red Room 22x36 792 sf, Safari Room 22x36 792 sf, Presidential Suite has a Conference Table 6-10 People 41 X X X X X X X X

Golf Courses

APPLEWOOD GOLF COURSE – The reception room offers views of the golf course while keeping your party private. Applewood Hills has partnered with the award-winning staff at our sister course, Oak Glen you receive the benefits of a full-service banquet staff.
11840 60th St. N. (view map)
651.439.7276 175 X X X X
INDIAN HILLS GOLF CLUB – The picturesque setting, the exceptional service and the outstanding cuisine will make your event both elegant and effortless. Our banquet facilities are open year-round for weddings, banquets and meetings. We can help you plan a special day that will exceed your expectations.
6667 Keats Ave N. (view map)
651.770.2301 200 X X X X X
OAK GLEN GOLF – Oak Glen has two outdoor and one indoor ceremony locations as well as one beautiful reception space. All ceremonies include worry-free setup and tear down with white folding chairs, a modern hexagon shaped arch, as well as a back-up indoor ceremony site.
1599 McKusick Rd (view map)
651.439.6981 400 X X X X X
STONERIDGE GOLF CLUB – Our outdoor venue features gorgeous golf course views, that is only steps away from our indoor event center. StoneRidge's wedding consultants pair exceptional cuisine with flawless service to ensure your reception is every bit as elegant and distinguished as you’ve dreamed it to be.
13600 N. Hudson Blvd. (view map)
651.436.GOLF 325 X X X X X

Other Unique Venues

Arcola Mills – Historic milling community site on the St. Croix river 6 miles north of downtown.
12905 Arcola Trail North (view map)
651.439.1652 100 X X X
Camrose Hill Farm – Experience your event among the gardens of a flower farm. You’ll love the rustic yet elegant charm of this venue. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are conducted at the Chapel, The Fairy Glen, or 1880s historic barn and wedding receptions take place in a chandelier lit large white tent.
14587 30th St. N. (view map)
651.351.9631 200 100 X
City of Stillwater Parks – Lowell Park (North of historic lift bridge: riverfront gazebo (45 max), South lawn area, or open air amphitheater), Pioneer Park (upper bluff with stunning views of downtown with 3 sections of the park and a band shell available for private rental), or Indoor space at Teddy Bear Park.
651.275.4100 150, varies by park X X X
Just For Me Spa – St. Croix Room – The St. Croix Room is our largest venue for groups (over 800ft²). This spacious area has an “up-north” cabin feel with knotty pine, limestone, soft lighting, infrared quartz fireplace and plush seating. It also features a 70″ interactive white board with internet for PowerPoint presentations, slide shows, videos and music. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the St. Croix room which can be included for large spa groups of 8 or more for the duration of services of up to 4 hours.
110 S. Greeley St. (view map)
651.439.4662 53 3 houses X X X X
LADY CHATEAU PRIVATE YACHT RENTAL – Charter your very own yacht on the St. Croix River. This million and a half-dollar vessel cruises the beautiful and historic St. Croix River. From the moment you board, you are surrounded in the unparalleled luxury of warm teak interiors, leather furnishings, and beautiful art.
422 E. Mulberry St. (view map)
651.430.2770 50 1600 X X X X
Majestic Star Cruiseliner – Cruise the St. Croix River on the largest yacht in the Midwest. Comfortable and spacious, with a first level lounge, second level dining deck, third level large bar and dance floor, and a fourth outside deck for viewing the entire St Croix River valley.
525 S. Main St. (view map)
651.430.1234 350 4000 X X X X X
Stillwater River Paddlewheel Boats – Host your event on the St. Croix River departing right from downtown with five boats of varying sizes all with classic red paddlewheels and Americana charm. Each boat has multiple levels with indoor/outdoor space and unique features like tin ceilings, wood interiors, and a stained-glass bar.
525 S. Main Street (view map)
651.430.1234 75-675, 500 seated Paddlewheel Fleet: Showboat- 900sf, Jubilee II- 900sf, Empress- 1200sf, Avalon- 1800sf, Anastasia- 300sf X X X X X X X
The Outing Lodge – Historic Georgian-style country manor in a wooded 300 acre park just north of Stillwater featuring outdoor and indoor ceremony and reception spaces. The Outing Lodge can be your private location for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and lodging.
11661 Myeron Rd N (view map)
651.439.9747 300 Main Floor: 2638sf, Pub Area (Lower Level): 1294sf, Library Area (Upper Level): 1216 sqft, Patio Area: Up to 25 Acres! 8 X X X X X
The Stills – Located behind Hotel Crosby and catered by their restaurant, Matchstick, this beautiful space is available to host events in the upper whiskey lounge and the convenient main level bridal ready room with multiple mirrors with the perfect make-up lighting.
217 2nd St. (view map)
651.359.6281 50 seated, 80 standing (whiskey lounge), 20 (bridal ready room) Whiskey Lounge (upper level): 1800sf, Bridal Ready Room: 1176sf 55 X X X X X X X X X
Trellis Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies – All-inclusive outdoor wedding ceremony venue – Imagine your wedding ceremony in a beautiful garden setting with a tree covered pathway, lush gardens, white canopy tent, flowering urns and tranquil scenery. Trellis specializes in large canopy weddings, intimate gazebo ceremonies or elopements.
12125 80th St. North (view map)
651.705.9094 50-250 35,000sf outdoor space, 3500sf covered X X X
Zephyr Theatre – Professional theatre available for private event rental.
601 Main St. N. (view map)
651.342.1542 110 5187sf, approx 2,500sf on each side of the current building X X X X


Forge & Foundry Distillery – Host your event at a small craft distillery right downtown Stillwater. Main tap room and upper floor space as well as river view rooftop deck available for small events.
223 Main St. N. (view map)
651.342.2242 X X X
Lift Bridge Brewery – We love hosting private events. Yep, we have rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and even wedding ceremonies at Lift Bridge Brewery. We make it super easy for you and your guests to have the most unique, laid back, cool and memorable life event.
1900 Tower Drive W (view map)
1-888-430-BEER ext 3. 150 Taproom 700sf, Brewing Room 500sf(min) to 2500sf (max), 1200sf outdoor space X X X X
River Siren Brewing – Downtown tap room available for private rental for events – main room, upper small mezzanine, patio.
225 Main Street North (view map)
651.430.0044 40 seated, 200 whole rental Mezzanine: 700sf, Main taproom: 2100sf X X X X X X
Saint Croix Vineyards – Tasting room available for private events all year except the month of January. After regular business hours only. NOT available for wedding ceremonies or receptions. 
6428 Manning Ave North (view map)
651-430-3310 50 seated/100 standing Main Tasting Room: 900sf, Private tasting room: 250sf X X X
Thors Hard Cider – Apple barn area available for private events. Located at a top fall outdoor fun and apple farm destination, hard cider tasting room, and next door to Saint Croix Vineyards. NOT available for wedding ceremonies or receptions. 
6428 Manning Ave (view map)
651.439.3127 10-150 X X


FELLER at Loral Hotel – Retreat to the sanctuary and intimacy of our private event space. Tucked within the entrance to our historic caves at the Lora hotel, Feller’s private dining room is an unexpected delight for groups wanting a sense of privacy and intimacy.
402 S. Main Street (view map)
651.571.3500 40 seated/60 standing 650 40 X X X X
LOLO American Kitchen (Upstairs Lounge) – Available weekdays only. No elevator.
233 Main Street South (view map)
651.342.2461 25 X X X
Portside – Located on the second floor of the Historic River Exchange Building in beautiful downtown Stillwater. With large windows showcasing scenic views of the St. Croix River and historic Lift Bridge, it’s sure wow your guests! Multiple space options and packages. There is an elevator available.
317 S. Main Street (view map)
651.342.1502 50 The River Room, 130 River Room & Bay View, 200 Main Street View, 40 Rooftop View, 400 Portside View X X X X X X
River Room at Brian’s Bar & Grill – Located on the third floor of Brian's in Downtown Stillwater, the River Room is a great space with a full bar and private bathrooms and nearby game room on our 2nd level that can add to the fun of your event. Please note: No elevator.
219 S. Main Street (view map)
651.571.3132 150 X X X
The Dock Stillwater – Riverside restaurant with two private dining spaces for rent.
425 Nelson St. (view map)
651.430.3770 55 X X X X
The Freight House – A staple icon in downtown Stillwater, the Freight House has the largest waterfront patio and a tap room event space in addition to their restaurant making it an ideal venue for large scale events or section off pieces of the venue for smaller, intimate gatherings.
305 S. Water Street (view map)
651.362-9300 Tap Room: 150 seated/200 standing, Dining Room 250/350, Deck 250/550, Full Space 1000 seated/2000 standing Tap Room 6,000sf, Dining Room 4500sf, Deck 8,000sf, Full Space 20,000sf X X X X X X
The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar – Axe throwing lanes and restaurant available for private event rentals.
123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102 (view map)
651.705.6005 150 in the space, 50 at a time axe throwing 4000sf X X X X

Bed & Breakfast Inns

Aurora Staples Inn – This beautiful Victorian B&B lovingly restored to its original grandeur of 1892 can host your intimate wedding ceremony, bridal shower, or corporate event in the lovely gardens overlooking the St. Croix River or the Parlor warmed by a glowing fireplace.
303 N. 4th St. (view map)
651.351.1187 40 5 X X X X X
The Rivertown Inn – Enjoy a simply elegant wedding ceremony surrounded by your family and friends with one-hour rental or overnight exclusive inn rental packages for events. Add additional amenities, such as appetizers, champagne toast or dinner reception. Executive conference room in separate suite also available to rent for meetings.
306 W. Olive Street (view map)
651.430.2955 36 780sf between three adjoining rooms 9 X X X X X X

Meeting Conference Rooms

13025 60th Street (view map)
651.275.0980 10 53 X
2000 Washington Ave. South (view map)
651.275.1401 40 225 58 X X
2200 West Frontage Road (view map)
651.430.2699 X X
Hotel Crosby – Hotel crosby has several options for hosting - main lobby executive conference room, rooftop party room, and the presidential suites with meeting space.
232 Main Street N. (view map)
651.967.7100 Conference Room:10, Rooftop Sundeck Room: 20, Presidential Suites: Conference Room: 200, Rooftop Sundeck Room 400: , Presidential Suites: 2000sf 55 X X X X
JX: Connolly Conference Room
123 2nd St. N. (view map)
651.342.0176 40 1300sf
LIFT BRIDGE COWORK (THE VICTORIAN) Classic contemporary private corporate boardroom. Seats up to 16 people plus adjacent lounge, seating 6 people. Amenities include 75" ROKU TV, white board, gig-speed internet, and adjacent kitchenette including a fridge and buffet table for catering.
109 Myrtle St E (view map)
651.300.4952 Boardroom: 16 max capacity -Private Offices: 3 -Startup Suite: 5 desks 700 X X X X
LIFT BRIDGE COWORK (UNION BLOCK) – Modern industrial coworking on Main Street in historic downtown Stillwater. Hourly conference room rental, day pass, flex desk or monthly membership available. Immediate online booking available.
310 Main St. S. (view map)
651.300.4952 4 conference rooms, max capacity 10 in each 1600 X X X X X
Stillwater Library Meeting Rooms – Indoor meeting rooms are available for private events at the Stillwater Public Library. They also have an adjacent large beautiful rooftop terrace but it is not available for social event rental at this time.
334 N. 3rd Street (view map)
651.275.4338 12-100 Conference Room: 266sf, Margaret Rivers A: 496sf, Margaret Rivers B: 810sf, Margaret Rivers A&B: 1300sf X X X X X
Washington County Heritage Center – Our brand-new Education Center is perfectly outfitted for meetings, classes, and gatherings. If you want to give your attendees the full museum experience, you can add on access to our three exhibits featuring the topics of 1860s-1960s Fashion, Photographer John Runk, and the Lumberjack Room.
1862 S. Greeley St. (view map)
651-439-5956 77 1116 X X
Washington County Historic Courthouse – Temporarily Closed – High on the hill overlooking downtown Stillwater, the Washington County Historic Courthouse offers space for large or small meetings and private events. NOT available for wedding ceremonies or receptions. 
101 W. Pine Street (view map)
651.275.7075 Ext. 1 200 Courtroom: 1,857sf, Register of Deeds: 260sf, North Lobby 260sf X X X X
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Inspire your attendees by thinking differently when you plan your company’s next meeting. Choose a destination meeting town in a fresh, dynamic setting. Historic Stillwater, Minnesota has everything to host your ‘strictly business’ meeting or fun ‘executive retreat’.   Large or small groups can be accommodated with over 20 distinct venues and multiple lodging properties.
Are you a professional meeting or event planner? Join us for our Free Familiarization Tour – Email to be added to the invite list for the next annual FAM tour coming up June 12th, 2019.
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