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FAQs, Rates & Info

Q: WHERE IS THE LEC?
A: The LEC is in the historic Park Square Court building at 400 N Sibley Street, Suite L50, St Paul.

 

Q: HOW MANY GUESTS DOES THE LEC ACCOMMODATE?
A: The Reception Area seats 250 comfortably, the attached Ceremony Suite seats up to 200.

 

Q: WHEN WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE LEC THE DAY OF OUR EVENT?
A: The contracted rental time is from 12:30pm-12:30am on Friday & Saturday; 9 hours on Sunday-Thursday leaving no later than 12:30am. Additional time is available before 12:30pm at a rate of $100.00 per hour.

 

Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL FEE?
A: The entire Lowertown Event Center including the Ceremony Suite & 2 private client suites, Chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, the tables listed below and specialty lighting. Also included in your rental fee is security for the evening and an LEC on-site facilitator who will assist you & your vendors at the LEC the day of your event.

 

  • Q: WHAT TYPES OF TABLES DO YOU HAVE FOR US TO USE?

  • A: 15’x38” Reclaimed wood head table that seats up to 20.

  • 23-60” Round guest tables that seat up to 10 (linens needed).

  • 6-6’ Rectangular tables for dessert, coffee station, escort cards and buffets (linens needed).

  • 6-30” High top black tables for the social hour.

  • 8’ Rectangular table for catering or escort cards (linen needed).

  • 5’x2.5’ Reclaimed wood table for sweetheart table, gifts, altar, etc.

  • 4’x3’ Reclaimed wood table for escort cards (up to 175 cards), candy station, etc.

  • 3’x2’ Reclaimed wood guest book table or an addition to the head table to seat 22.

  • 2 Vintage tables (3.5’x1.5’) for gifts, programs, memory table, etc.

 

Q: WHICH HOTELS ARE NEARBY?
A: The DoubleTree by Hilton (which is connected to the LEC via the skyway at 6th & Minnesota) View Site

A: The Embassy Suites (located at 10th & Jackson View Site

 

Q: CAN WE REHEARSE AT THE LEC BEFORE OUR EVENT?
A: You will have access to the ceremony suite for 1 hour the week of your event.

 

Q: CAN WE LEAVE OUR PERSONAL POSSESSIONS & DÉCOR OVERNIGHT AT THE LEC?
A: All personal possessions & décor must be brought in and taken out the day of your event.

 

Q: WHO WILL SET UP OUR DÉCOR AND CAN IT BE DONE THE DAY BEFORE OUR EVENT?
A: You are responsible for the set up your décor and it must be set up and taken down the day of your event.

 

Q: WHICH CATERERS CAN WE USE? CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN?
A: You must use a caterer from the Exclusive Vendor List at LowertownEventCenter.com and the 9% kitchen
use fee is charged to the food from your caterer (not late night snacks or desserts).

 

Q: DO WE HAVE TO GET OUR DESSERT THOUGH THE EXCLUSIVE CATERERS?
A: Your dessert can come from any MN licensed & insured kitchen such as a professional bakery, Costco,
Target, etc. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A CAKE CUTTING FEE?
A: No, the LEC does not charge a cake cutting fee.

 

Q: DO WE HAVE TO GET OUR LATE NIGHT APPS THROUGH THE EXCLUSIVE CATERERS?
A: Your late night apps must be delivered to the LEC by a MN licensed kitchen such as Green Mill or Pizza
Luce. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: WHO PROVIDES LINENS, PLATES, SILVERWARE, ETC?
A: These will be provided by your caterer or a rental company.

 

Q: CAN WE BRING IN LUNCH/SNACKS FOR THE SET-UP PERIOD?
A: All snack & lunch items for the set-up period must come from a MN licensed kitchen such as Costco, Cub,
Jimmy Johns, etc. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: WHO HANDLES THE BAR SERVICE & GLASSWARE FOR THE BAR?
A: Lowertown Bar Service hosts all of the bar & liquor services at the LEC, including staffing & glassware;
there are no minimums and each event must have a bar. Please email: info@LowertownEventCenter.com for
more information.

 

Q: CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN LIQUOR FOR THE RECEPTION?
A: Yes, there is a corking fee of $15 per bottle of wine (no magnums); keg fees range from $250-$400
depending on the alcohol content of the beer; and spirits have a surcharge per drink. Note: Off-sale alcohol is
very affordable to purchase, but the liquor & liability insurance Minnesota requires me to have to legally
serve it to your guests within the LEC is quite expensive.

 

Q: HOW MUCH DOES $500K-$1mm IN EVENT INSURANCE COST?
A: Event insurance through your homeowner’s insurance will be around $60.00 and through wedsafe.com or
wedsure.com around $175.00.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR?
A: No, this will be supplied by your DJ. I do have a DJ booth so you will not need to supply a 6’ table.

 

Q: WHERE DO THE GIFTS & CARDS GO AFTER MY CEREMONY?
A: Security will lock your gifts & cards in the private client suite which has a coded lock on it.

 

Q: IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE NEARBY?
A: There is a self-pay public lot adjacent to the Park Square Court building which is $5 a stall on evenings &
weekends. Additionally, ramps are available at Cray Plaza, Securian Center & River Loft Apartments.

 

Q: CAN WE HAVE OUR CEREMONY IN MEARS PARK?
A: Sure, Mears Park is right across the street from the LEC and is $150 for up to 3 hours; please contact St.
Paul Parks & Recreation at 651-632-5111 for more information.

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Q: WHERE IS THE LEC?
A: The LEC is in the historic Park Square Court building at 400 N Sibley Street, Suite L50, St Paul.

 

Q: HOW MANY GUESTS DOES THE LEC ACCOMMODATE?
A: The Reception Area seats 250 comfortably, the attached Ceremony Suite seats up to 200.

 

Q: WHEN WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE LEC THE DAY OF OUR EVENT?
A: The contracted rental time is from 12:30pm-12:30am on Friday & Saturday; 9 hours on Sunday-Thursday leaving no later than 12:30am. Additional time is available before 12:30pm at a rate of $100.00 per hour.

 

Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL FEE?
A: The entire Lowertown Event Center including the Ceremony Suite & 2 private client suites, Chiavari chairs, lounge furniture, the tables listed below and specialty lighting. Also included in your rental fee is security for the evening and an LEC on-site facilitator who will assist you & your vendors at the LEC the day of your event.

 

  • Q: WHAT TYPES OF TABLES DO YOU HAVE FOR US TO USE?

  • A: 15’x38” Reclaimed wood head table that seats up to 20.

  • 23-60” Round guest tables that seat up to 10 (linens needed).

  • 6-6’ Rectangular tables for dessert, coffee station, escort cards and buffets (linens needed).

  • 6-30” High top black tables for the social hour.

  • 8’ Rectangular table for catering or escort cards (linen needed).

  • 5’x2.5’ Reclaimed wood table for sweetheart table, gifts, altar, etc.

  • 4’x3’ Reclaimed wood table for escort cards (up to 175 cards), candy station, etc.

  • 3’x2’ Reclaimed wood guest book table or an addition to the head table to seat 22.

  • 2 Vintage tables (3.5’x1.5’) for gifts, programs, memory table, etc.

 

Q: WHICH HOTELS ARE NEARBY?
A: The DoubleTree by Hilton (which is connected to the LEC via the skyway at 6th & Minnesota) View Site

A: The Embassy Suites (located at 10th & Jackson View Site

 

Q: CAN WE REHEARSE AT THE LEC BEFORE OUR EVENT?
A: You will have access to the ceremony suite for 1 hour the week of your event.

 

Q: CAN WE LEAVE OUR PERSONAL POSSESSIONS & DÉCOR OVERNIGHT AT THE LEC?
A: All personal possessions & décor must be brought in and taken out the day of your event.

 

Q: WHO WILL SET UP OUR DÉCOR AND CAN IT BE DONE THE DAY BEFORE OUR EVENT?
A: You are responsible for the set up your décor and it must be set up and taken down the day of your event.

 

Q: WHICH CATERERS CAN WE USE? CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN?
A: You must use a caterer from the Exclusive Vendor List at LowertownEventCenter.com and the 9% kitchen
use fee is charged to the food from your caterer (not late night snacks or desserts).

 

Q: DO WE HAVE TO GET OUR DESSERT THOUGH THE EXCLUSIVE CATERERS?
A: Your dessert can come from any MN licensed & insured kitchen such as a professional bakery, Costco,
Target, etc. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A CAKE CUTTING FEE?
A: No, the LEC does not charge a cake cutting fee.

 

Q: DO WE HAVE TO GET OUR LATE NIGHT APPS THROUGH THE EXCLUSIVE CATERERS?
A: Your late night apps must be delivered to the LEC by a MN licensed kitchen such as Green Mill or Pizza
Luce. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: WHO PROVIDES LINENS, PLATES, SILVERWARE, ETC?
A: These will be provided by your caterer or a rental company.

 

Q: CAN WE BRING IN LUNCH/SNACKS FOR THE SET-UP PERIOD?
A: All snack & lunch items for the set-up period must come from a MN licensed kitchen such as Costco, Cub,
Jimmy Johns, etc. Food items prepared by the client are not permitted.

 

Q: WHO HANDLES THE BAR SERVICE & GLASSWARE FOR THE BAR?
A: Lowertown Bar Service hosts all of the bar & liquor services at the LEC, including staffing & glassware;
there are no minimums and each event must have a bar. Please email: info@LowertownEventCenter.com for
more information.

 

Q: CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN LIQUOR FOR THE RECEPTION?
A: Yes, there is a corking fee of $15 per bottle of wine (no magnums); keg fees range from $250-$400
depending on the alcohol content of the beer; and spirits have a surcharge per drink. Note: Off-sale alcohol is
very affordable to purchase, but the liquor & liability insurance Minnesota requires me to have to legally
serve it to your guests within the LEC is quite expensive.

 

Q: HOW MUCH DOES $500K-$1mm IN EVENT INSURANCE COST?
A: Event insurance through your homeowner’s insurance will be around $60.00 and through wedsafe.com or
wedsure.com around $175.00.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR?
A: No, this will be supplied by your DJ. I do have a DJ booth so you will not need to supply a 6’ table.

 

Q: WHERE DO THE GIFTS & CARDS GO AFTER MY CEREMONY?
A: Security will lock your gifts & cards in the private client suite which has a coded lock on it.

 

Q: IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE NEARBY?
A: There is a self-pay public lot adjacent to the Park Square Court building which is $5 a stall on evenings &
weekends. Additionally, ramps are available at Cray Plaza, Securian Center & River Loft Apartments.

 

Q: CAN WE HAVE OUR CEREMONY IN MEARS PARK?
A: Sure, Mears Park is right across the street from the LEC and is $150 for up to 3 hours; please contact St.
Paul Parks & Recreation at 651-632-5111 for more information.