James J. Hill Library


Contact Info

  • Website
  • (651).265-5599 / (651) 265-5500
  • 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102


  • 200-249
  • Historic - Train Depot - Library - Courthouse
  • Indoor Ceremony Area
  • indoor reception area
  • Outdoor Reception Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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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 250 attendees for ceremonies with reception and up to 325 attendees for reception only.  We offer a list of trusted, preferred caterers. Beverage service is provided by Green Mill 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 [email protected] or 651-265-5599.  Tours are typically conducted Monday through Thursday until 4:00 p.m., based upon availability.

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