Located on the scenic Mississippi River with incredible views of the downtown St. Paul skyline, this venue boasts the beauty of Minnesota. The landscape and loveliness of the area is impressive- from the boats drifting tranquilly along the river to the lush, green fields and trees, to the beautiful architecture of the historic building.
A perfect location for both ceremony and reception, the pavilion is a year-round venue. The park at Harriet Island was built by Dr. Justus Ohage, St. Paul’s health officer. Ohage donated the land to the city in 1900. In 1941, the Harriet Island Pavilion was designed by the nation’s first black municipal architect, Clarence W. Wigington. This 5,000 square foot facility was restored in 2000 to host receptions, parties, wedding and more throughout the year.
Harriet Island features multiple location options for your occasion. Outdoor patios on both the riverside and park side encourage continuous conversation and celebration; an ideal spot for an outdoor ceremony or social hour. Use of the spacious stage or backdrop of the cozy fireplace welcomes celebrations inside the pavilion, as well.
Kate Frye and Brittany Williams are the amazing Event Coordinators keeping everything operating impeccably. We had the pleasure of meeting with Brittany for a site visit. Her bright smile and hospitable personality make her the perfect gal for the job. It’s no wonder that their couples leave them glowing reviews!
“We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Harriet Island Pavilion for our wedding reception venue! The Wedding Coordinator was on top of everything and made sure we had everything ready to go for the day and the staff that was present for the reception were present when we needed them to be, but not present when we didn’t. Beautiful building and scenery for photos outside, able to use our own vendors, and super affordable in comparison to other similar places in the cities!” -Sarah (Bride)
When asked ‘What are the best features of the venue?’, Brittany replied, “We do not have exclusive vendors, instead you may use any caterer with a MN State Catering License and a beverage service with appropriate liquor insurance and licensing. We also have a beautiful space along the scenic Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul skyline.”
• Indoor Event Space
• Outdoor Event Spaces
• Exclusive Use of the Space
• Set Up & Tear Down Services
• Commercial Prep Kitchen
• Chairs & Tables
• Free Parking
• Capacity of Up to 275 Guests for a Seated Event
In addition to weddings, the pavilion hosts corporate events, fundraisers, graduation celebrations, and larger festivals and walk/runs on the whole island.
Both our Atmosphere (for guest counts of under 100) and Star Light Night Packages are perfect selections for this venue- filling the dance floor with alluring, colorful lights and imploring your guests to join the party.
Want a unique, historic, affordable venue with indoor/outdoor options located in the beautiful city of St. Paul? Look no further than Harriet Island Wigington Pavilion.
Contact Harriet Island:
• Website: www.stpaul.gov/harrietisland
• Phone: 651-292-7010
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Instagram: @harrietisland, Facebook: www.facebook.com/harrietisland
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