Introducing The Lowlands, a Recently Renovated St. Paul Venue

An old sheet metal manufacturing facility turned wedding venue
Written by
Angel Kidd


Minnesota Bride Spring/Summer 2023

Working with architects at Christian Dean Architecture, The Lowlands’ team “wanted to create a space that feels refined and welcoming,” says venue director Marlo Munch. “It’s neutral without feeling sterile and has a lot of personality to discover as you move through the space.” 

Set to open in early 2023, The Lowlands is a reimagined industrial building in the River Flats neighborhood of St. Paul designed to honor the space’s history. Its previous life as a sheet metal manufacturing facility provides interesting features that give it a unique atmosphere. 

There are options for an indoor or outdoor ceremony with access to both upper and lower levels and a semi-private terrace. Two comfortable green rooms are included for getting ready as well as rentals such as custom tables and gorgeous wooden chairs. 

What makes this venue stand out from the crowd is the team’s many years of experience running Lowlands’ cousin venue, PAIKKA. Like PAIKKA, Munch states that they want to get clients excited about making their events more sustainable. They are planning to have organics recycling available onsite and will suggest utilizing their preferred caterers who are sustainability-focused, as is their bar program. 

The Lowlands can seat up to 250 guests and accomodate up to 400 for a standing, cocktail-style reception. 

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