James J. Center Wedding Reception Hall

A Unique Wedding Venue

The James J. Hill Center has awed and inspired visitors with its historical intrigue and stunning architecture since it opened to the public in 1921. Constructed of Tennessee marble and Minnesota sandstone, it is both a living monument to the Empire Builder, James J. Hill, and a Saint Paul landmark, situated on picturesque Rice Park in the heart of downtown. What better place to start a new chapter of your life? An incomparably grand space that accommodates up to 200 attendees for ceremonies with reception and up to 250 attendees for reception only.  We offer a list of trusted, preferred caterers. Beverage service is provided by Big Ten Catering or Mintáhoe Catering and Events. For additional information, please read through our documents below.  If our venue meets your criteria, feel free to contact our Events team at events@jjhill.org or 651-265-5599.  Tours are typically conducted Tuesday through Friday until 4:00 p.m., based upon availability.


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Weddings book quickly and far in advance at the James J. Hill Center. Contact us today for more information and to start the process of booking your wedding!

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