20 Venues for Groups Large and Small!

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30 Tasty

• Tiki Lounge
• Bourbon Craft Bar
• Swiss Fondue
• Irish Fare
• Traditional American
• Mexican
• Great North Inspired
• Authentic German
• 1950s Malt Shop
• English High Tea
• Fusion Bistro
• Italian
• Sports Pub

Group Activity

• Culinary Classes
• Trolley History Tours
• Winery & Brewery Tours
• Segway Tours
• Biercycle Tours
• Nightlife & Live Music
• 5 Golf Courses
• Riverboat Cruises
• Guided Adventures
(Kayak, Bike, Hike, Ski)
• Historic Tours
• Festivals & Events

Companies return to our charming historic river town because it offers incredible scenery, warm hospitality, unique attractions, award-winning restaurants, and a downtown historic district with everything in walking distance. Attendees enjoy distinct meeting spaces, exquisite local chefs, and amusing one-of-a-kind experiences.

Stillwater is a leading Midwest meeting destination – close enough to the metro area to avoid expensive logistics and save time, yet far enough away to get creative ideas rolling. Host your next corporate retreat, event or celebration in an inspiring historic rivertown with new modern restaurants, venues, hotels and tours!

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Ask about our annual familiarization tour – see what’s new and find out why your event will be a successful adventure! Next tour will be spring/summer 2020, email to be added to the invite list. Visit our Groups or Things to Do webpages for activity ideas or download this list of 50 Group Experience Ideas. You may also find the weddings page and what’s new blog helpful.

Stillwater Meeting Venues

Phone #
Max Capacity
Square Footage
Lodging Rooms
Audio Visual
Catering On-site
Downtown Location
Historic Site
Outdoor Patio
Parking - Free or at Cost
Restaurant/Bar On-site

Downtown Event Centers

Grand Banquet Hall
301 S. 2nd Street (view map)
651.430.1234 380 4000 X X X X X
JX Event Venue & Conference Rooms
123 2nd St. N (view map)
651.342.0176 500 seated, 720 standing. Connolly Conference Room (40 capacity) and Bourbon Room (15 capacity) as well. 14,500 X X X X
Lowell Inn
102 N. 2nd Street (view map)
651.439.1100 20-200 Banquet Hall 2838 sqft, Garden Room 1066 sqft, Matterhorn 1066 Sqft, , Mount Vernan 80sft 35 X X X X X X X
The Loft at Studio J
214 S. Main Street (view map)
651.342.2416 250 seated/330 standing 6000 X X X
Water Street Inn
101 S. Water Street (view map)
651.439.6000 300 Victoria’s Ballroom 84x36 3024 Sf, Ballroom A 31x36 1116sf, Ballroom B 31x36 1116 sf, Ballroom C 22x36 792 sf, River Foyer 79x15 1140, Green Room 22x72 1584, Red Room 22x36 792 sf, Safari Room 22x36 792 sf, Presidential Suite has a Conference Table 6-10 People 41 X X X X X X X
Zephyr Theatre
601 Main St. N. (view map)
651.342.1542 110 5187 Sq. Ft, or approximately 2,500 sq ft on each side of the current building X X X X

Brewery or Winery

Forge & Foundry Distillery
223 Main St. N. (view map)
651.342.2242 X X X
Lift Bridge Brewery
1900 Tower Drive W (view map)
1-888-430-BEER ext 3. 150 Taproom 700 Sq ft, Brewing room event space 500 Sq ft (min) up to 2500 (max) with 1200 outdoor space (max and weather dependent) X
Maple Island Brewing
225 Main Street North (view map)
651.430.0044 40 seated, 200 whole rental Mezzanine: 700 sq ft Main taproom: 2100 sq ft X X X X X
Saint Croix Vineyards – Tasting room avail. Feb-Dec.
6428 Manning Ave North (view map)
651-430-3310 X X

Other Unique Venues

Aamodts Apple Farm – Destination for group outing - apple farm, outdoor fall fun, Thor's cider tastings, and next door vineyard.
6428 Manning Ave (view map)
651.439.3127 X X
Arcola Mills – Historic milling community site on the St. Croix river 6 miles north of downtown.
12905 Arcola Trail North (view map)
651.439.1652 100 X X X
Camrose Hill Farm
14587 30th St. N. (view map)
651.351.9631 200 100 X
Cooks of Crocus Hill Kitchen – Team-building culinary experiences led by chefs inside the culinary boutique in a private kitchen setting. Can coordinate with Idea Pad across the street for more meeting space.
324 S. Main Street (view map)
651.351.1144 25 28 ft x 20 ft/560 sqft (kitchen area), 13 ft x 20 ft/260sqft (dining area) X X X X
Idea Pad Creative Meeting Loft
321 S. Main Street - Upstairs (view map)
651.398.3750 26 1600 X X X X
Just For Me Spa – St. Croix Room
110 S. Greeley St. (view map)
651.439.4662 53 3 houses X X X X
422 E. Mulberry St. (view map)
651.430.2770 50 X X X
Lift Bridge CoWork – A professional co-working office space providing monthly desk rental and 4 private conference rooms for individuals and small businesses. Entire space also available for private event rental.
310 Main St. S. (view map)
651.300.4952 75 2600 X X
Stillwater Event Center
1910 S. Greeley Street (view map)
651.430.3274 225 2200 sq ft X X X X
Stillwater Library Meeting Rooms & Rooftop
334 N. 3rd Street (view map)
651.275.4338 300 Conference Room – 266 sq ft, Margaret Rivers A – 496 sq ft, Margaret Rivers B – 810 sq ft, Margaret Rivers A&B – 1300 sq ft, Johnson Terrace – 9530 sq ft, X X X X X
Stillwater River Boats
525 S. Main Street (view map)
651.430.1234 75-675, 500 seated Majestic Star - 4000sf, Paddlewheel Fleet: Showboat- 900sf, Jubilee II- 900sf, Empress- 1200sf, Avalon- 1800sf, Anastasia- 300sf X X X X X X
The Heights Hall & Club
5880 Omaha Ave. North (view map)
651.342.1249 350 4600 sq ft X X X
The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar
123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102 (view map)
651.705.6005 150 in the space, 50 at a time axe throwing X X X X
The Outing Lodge
11661 Myeron Rd N (view map)
651.439.9747 300 Main Floor Area (Ground Level) : 2638 sqft, Pub Area (Lower Level) : 1294 sqft, Library Area (Upper Level) : 1216 sqft, Patio Area (Outdoor Ground Level) : Up to 25 Acres! 8 X X X X
The Stills – Catered by Matchstick at Hotel Crosby - upper whiskey lounge and lower bridal ready room.
217 2nd St. (view map)
651.359.6281 50 seated, 80 standing (whiskey lounge), 20 (bridal ready room) Whiskey Lounge 1800 sq ft, Bridal Ready Room 1176 Sq Ft 55 X X X X X X X
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 W. Pine Street (view map)
651.275.7075 Ext. 1 200 Courtroom: 1,857 sq. ft. Register of Deeds Meeting Room: 260 sq. ft. North Lobby Meeting Room: 260 sq. ft. X X X X


Carlito (Above Lolito)
112 N. Main Street (view map)
651.342.0972 100 X X X
Feller at Loral Hotel – Retreat to the sanctuary and intimacy of our private event space. Tucked within the entrance to our caves, Feller’s private dining room is an unexpected delight for groups wanting a sense of privacy and intimacy.
402 S. Main Street (view map)
651.571.3500 40 seated, 60 standing 650 40 X X X X
8390 Lofton Avenue (view map)
651.439.7128 100 X X X X
LOLO American Kitchen (Upstairs Lounge)
233 Main Street South (view map)
651.342.2461 25 (Upper Level only, Stairs access, Weekdays) X X X
317 S. Main Street (view map)
651.342.1502 50 private room, 300 entire restaurant X X X X X X
River Room at Brian’s Bar & Grill (3rd Floor)
219 S. Main Street (view map)
651.571.3132 150 X X X
425 Nelson St. (view map)
651.430.3770 55 X X X X X
The Freight House Restaurant Tap Room
305 S. Water Street (view map)
651.439.5718 150 seated, 200 standing Must hire caterer. Whole Restaurant rental possible but requires high min spend. X X X X X X

Golf Courses

11840 60th St. N. (view map)
651.439.7276 200 X X X
6667 Keats Ave N. (view map)
651.770.2301 200 X X X
1599 McKusick Rd (view map)
651.439.6981 175-400 X X X
1421 N 4th St. (view map)
651.439.7979 175 X X X X
11177 McKusick Road N (view map)
651.439.0212 50 X X
13600 N. Hudson Blvd. (view map)
651.436.GOLF 325 X X X

Bed & Breakfast Inns

Aurora Staples Inn
303 N. 4th St. (view map)
651.351.1187 40 5 X X X
The Rivertown Inn
306 W. Olive Street (view map)
651.430.2955 36 780 between three adjoining rooms 9 X X X X X

Hotel Small Meeting Rooms

13025 60th Street (view map)
651.275.0980 35 53 X
2000 Washington Ave. South (view map)
651.275.1401 40 225 58 X X
Hotel Crosby – Hotel crosby has several options for hosting - main lobby executive conference room, rooftop party room, and the presidential suites with meeting space.
232 Main Street N. (view map)
651.967.7100 Conference Room:10, Rooftop Party Room: , Presidential Suites: Conference Room: 200, Rooftop Room: , Presidential Suites: 55 X X X X X
Best Small Town CVB in Minnesota by Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine, 2015 & 2016 & 2018 Best Of Awards!


Inspire your attendees by thinking differently when you plan your company’s next meeting. Choose a destination meeting town in a fresh, dynamic setting. Historic Stillwater, Minnesota has everything to host your ‘strictly business’ meeting or fun ‘executive retreat’.   Large or small groups can be accommodated with over 20 distinct venues and multiple lodging properties.
Are you a professional meeting or event planner? Join us for our Free Familiarization Tour – Email to be added to the invite list for the next annual FAM tour coming up June 12th, 2019.
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