The historic Saint Paul Hotel opened in 1910 and has been a beautiful feature of the city ever since. The Saint Paul hotel offers the rich tradition and versatility that many brides endlessly search for. If you can dream it, the Saint Paul Hotel can bring it to life! To learn more about what the Saint Paul Hotel has to offer, we talked with Mr. Pete Zellmer of the Saint Paul Hotel for this week’s VOW!
Q: What does The Saint Paul Hotel specialize in?
A: The Saint Paul Hotel is rich in tradition and specializes in creating lasting memories for all wedding couples, family and guests.
Q: What makes The Saint Paul Hotel stand out in terms of wedding venue options couples have in the Twin Cities area?
A: The hotel stands out due to its ability to transform our flexible space into the dream wedding venue bridal couples are envisioning. We offer a one of a kind bridal getting ready room to start your wedding day preparation, to an intimate ceremony on-site followed by our award winning culinary expertise, service and coordination. Ending your perfect day with one of the Twin Cities most luxurious suites. We also have many options for rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches.
Q: When did The Saint Paul Hotel open?
Q: If The Saint Paul Hotel had a personality, what would be three words to describe it?
A: Enchanting, Elegant and Effortless
Q: Describe what a Sunday brunch is like at The Saint Paul Hotel?
A: We have two options for Sunday Brunch. M ST. Café offers an award winning European Sideboard Brunch and the St. Paul Grill offers one of the best ala carte brunches with picturesque views of our English Garden!
Q: What other activities at the hotel or in the area would you suggest a bride and her tribe do after a Sunday brunch?
A: Take a walk along the Mississippi River, visit Rice Park or the Science Museum of Minnesota or take in an afternoon matinee at the Ordway Center for the performing arts.
Q: What do you love about working in the wedding industry?
A: Exceeding the expectations of the couple’s special day and knowing that I helped create that everlasting memory for them.
Q: What’s an average day at The Saint Paul Hotel like?
A: Wedding coordination and tastings with existing couples, site tours with prospective couples and probably the best, a follow up with the previous couples and knowing how happy they are.
Q: What would you want a couple in the wedding planning process to know about choosing the perfect reception venue?
A: Don’t lose site of what your dream day looks like, have someone take in all your information and let them help create it!
Q: Other than the reception, how can couples getting married enjoy what The Saint Paul Hotel has to offer?
A: We have great options for Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Shower Teas, Post Wedding Brunches/gift openings, and of course luxurious guest rooms for their out of town guests.
Q: If The Saint Paul Hotel were to create a dream wedding reception what would it look like?
A: The key word here is “dream”… each wedding is different and based upon the couples thoughts and dreams of their special day it unfolds differently each time. In many cases, we see their personalities come out in the planning of their special day!
Q: Have you done any unique wedding receptions or events that stand out?
A: We have done a Paris themed wedding that included a ceremony and reception that encompassed Paris in its décor, food and atmosphere. It was beautiful!
Q: Anything else do you want couples to know about The Saint Paul Hotel or choosing a wedding related venue?
A: Always bring up all your thoughts and wishes on how your special day would look because if you can dream it, we can execute it!
Images courtesy of The Saint Paul Hotel.
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