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St. Paul historic wedding venue – Black Bear Crossings on the Lake

Black Bear Crossings on the Lake is a historic venue in St. Paul – which is why so many lovely couples have selected it as the location to say their vows!

historic st. paul wedding venueIf you are searching for the perfect wedding venue in St. Paul to host your nuptials, feel free to stop by Black Bear Crossings on the Lake to check out the venue and location. We’re located at 1360 North Lexington Parkway in St. Paul, Minnesota.

To help you with your venue selection, here are five things you should know about hosting your wedding at Black Bear Crossings:

1. Where does the ceremony take place?
May through October, your ceremony will take place outside under the covered promenade, overlooking beautiful Lake Como. If you are hosting an off-season wedding (November – April) your ceremony may take place indoors, on the 2nd floor mezzanine or on the dance floor in banquet room where your reception will be held.

The outdoor promenade is covered, so you are protected from extreme sunlight and rain.

st. paul wedding venue2. How many people can the covered promenade hold?
If you are hosting just your ceremony on the promenade, it can hold up to 500 people. If you are hosting both your ceremony and reception, it can hold up to 400 people. Or, if you are hosting your reception only, it can hold up to 500 people.

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3. What is included in the promenade rental?
For a ceremony, park benches, altar box, sound system with two microphones and dressing rooms for both bride and groom during your timeslot are included. For a reception all of the tables and chairs must be rented through Black Bear Crossings.

St. Paul wedding4. Is there an indoor option for the reception?
Yes, the indoor banquet room can hold up to 150 people for a plated dinner or up to 200 people for a buffet or cocktail-style dinner.

The banquet room rental includes 60” round guest tables, black chairs, ivory table cloths, skirting and napkins, white china, flatware, glassware, 16’x16’ wooden parquet dance floor, two votive candles and one silver budvase per guest table.

st. paul wedding5. Who caters weddings at Black Bear Crossings?
Black Bear Crossings caters all of the weddings and events at the venue. View our special events menu! (PDF)

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Located in the historic Como Lakeside Pavilion in St. Paul, Minnesota, Black Bear Crossings manages one of the best coffee shops and cafés in St. Paul. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Black Bear Crossings also hosts music and events in the park, community meetings and is the ideal historic wedding venue in St. Paul.