Make your wedding day historic!

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. An incomparably grand space that accommodates up to to 325 guests.  With its expansive ceiling and columns carved from Kettle River sandstone, the Hill sets an unique and inspirational backdrop for one of the most important days of your life. 

For additional information, please review the documents below. Tours are conducted Tuesday through Friday until 4:00 p.m., based upon availability. We look forward to meeting you and helping make your special day the best it can be!

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

Look at our Space
Wedding Rental Guide 2017
Additional Audio Visual Rental Options

Contact us for Availability 


We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.