St. James Hotel

Wedding FAQ’s

Due to the number of available guest rooms, the St. James Hotel only provides room blocks to events exclusively held here. If your event is being held off-site, we invite you to contact our Front Desk Team or go online to book the rooms you desire. Contact our Front Desk Team at: 651-388-2846.

Depending on the venue of choice, you can have our venue until either 12:00 am or 1:00 am. Ask your Wedding Sales Manager for more details during your tour!

It all depends on what you want. On average plated dinners cost upwards of $32 per person and buffet dinners average upwards of $38 per person. We do offer all-inclusive packages that include more choices and make planning simpler. All-inclusive package options cost upwards of $60 per guest. Keep in mind taxes and service charge are not included in menu prices and will need to be added to your final cost.

The St. James Hotel is home to many services you may need for your wedding including a flower shop, a hair salon, sleeping rooms for your guests as well as a portable dance floor, table linens and napkins, silverware/stemware and tableware, guest book, gift, cake, place card tables, AV equipment, fully staffed service, set-up/tear down labor, and more!


We also offer all-inclusive wedding packages. These packages are the perfect way to go when you want to control your budget and make planning even more simple.

Yes, you can bring your own wedding desserts for a fee of $500. Per Minnesota State Health Code regulations, wedding cakes or desserts must be provided from a licensed bakery or company.


At the St. James Hotel, we have our own in-house Pastry Chef who works exclusively for St. James Hotel events.

The St. James Hotel caters all food & beverage in-house for your event. We have established preferred partnerships with local vendors such as photographers, DJs, photo booths, etc… Just ask our Wedding Manager for our list.

Our largest venue, the Summit Room, can accommodate up to 240 guests.

The St. James Hotel is within walking distance of many amazing city parks. Rental information is available on the City of Red Wing’s website. Please ask our Wedding Sales Manager for more information.

There are many compelling reasons why you should consider getting married at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing:

  • Unforgettable Setting: The St. James Hotel’s blend of historic charm and modern amenities provides a beautiful and unique backdrop for your wedding photos and memories. Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of the grand staircase or in a space filled with elegant Victorian details.
  • Convenience + Stress Reduction: The St. James Hotel offers various wedding packages, including all-inclusive options, taking a load off your wedding planning process. We handle catering, venue space, setup, and other details, letting you focus on celebrating your love.
  • Customization: The St. James Hotel works with you to personalize your wedding, accommodating various wedding sizes and styles. Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, we can help you bring your vision to life.
  • Guest Experience: Your guests will enjoy the combination of history, comfort, and excellent service that the St. James Hotel provides. Our central location also offers easy access to Red Wing’s attractions, making it a great weekend destination for everyone attending.
  • Delicious Dining: The St. James Hotel’s on-site restaurant and speakeasy boast diverse menus. Offer a memorable dining experience for your guests, from rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that combines elegance, history, and a touch of small-town charm, the St. James Hotel in Red Wing is definitely worth considering!

Beyond your personal preference, the best time to get married can depend on the look and feel you want your wedding to have and your budget. The busy wedding season at the St. James Hotel is traditionally:
  • April
  • May
  • August-October
  • December
    • During the holiday season (Thanksgiving through early January), our hotel transforms into a stunning display filled with holiday lights, and décor throughout the hotel! Ask your Wedding Sales Manager for photos!
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