James J. Hill Center Statement Regarding Current Closure

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The James J. Hill Center has awed and inspired visitors with its historic and stunning architecture since it opened to the public in 1921. With an expansive ceiling and columns carved from Kettle River sandstone, the Hill sets a unique and inspirational backdrop for up to 300 guests.

Our amazing location in the heart of downtown St. Paul is convenient to award-winning hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. The Hill Center’s historic library delivers a book-lined Reading Room that brings to mind intellect, learning, and the wonders of literature.

Our professional events staff works hard to ensure your event goes smoothly by maintaining close contact with your vendors, guiding you through the layout process, and taking care of details you might forget in the hustle and bustle of the big day.

Best of all, when you book an event with the James J. Hill Center, you can be proud of where your money is going. The revenue generated by weddings helps to further our nonprofit mission of connecting business, entrepreneurs and community to research, knowledge and network.

Please note: An Individual level membership is required for all rental opportunities.

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New 2019 Wedding & Event Rental Guide 
Additional Audio Visual Rental Options


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.