Since its cornerstone was laid in 1925, St. Mary’s parishioners have viewed the building as a gift from God, given in their care, for the neighborhood community. That remains true today.
Are you looking for a space to hold that meeting? Teach that class? Offer that concert? Make that sound recording? Have that family gathering? Welcome!
Please email or phone 651-646-6175 to inquire about using our main meeting area or sanctuary. To make things easy, you can look at our calendar ahead of time to see if the space you desire is available. When requesting a reservation, please include the time you think you will need for set up and clean up.
The main meeting room (we call it the St. Mary’s Room) is comfortable, with lots of light, and an adjacent tea kitchen. There are tables and chairs, plus a dozen comfy lounge type chairs, all moveable to suit your needs. We have plenty of plates, cups, glasses, serving ware, plus of course an oven, fridge, and a dishwasher. The full room can accommodate anywhere from a few people to approximately 100.
Our Sanctuary space, although small, is beautiful. It has excellent acoustics and is a great venue for concerts, theatre performances and/or rehearsals. It can seat approximately 250 people maximum in the middle and two side sections. The Sanctuary has both a 9-foot Baldwin concert grand piano and a Baldwin medium grand piano. The 9-foot concert grand does not belong to St. Mary’s, but can be rented separately. Because both pianos are Baldwins of a similar vintage, renting both for duo-piano performance offers a special opportunity for unity of sound.
The 9-foot Baldwin grand piano is an excellent choice for solo piano events. Built in 1949, it is an SD-10 Concert Grand in remarkable sonic condition. If you would like to use the 9 foot grand piano, please be in touch with Liz Lupien of Piano Garden directly to learn about additional fees, tuning, and a simple contract. Her email is email@example.com.
For large events requiring more space and/or a large kitchen, our Undercroft is available. It’s the space in our basement underneath the Sanctuary that can be accessed via both an inside and outside door. It is basement space, but has high ceilings and is very well maintained. This space can seat up to approximately 150 people at tables.
Our St. Mary’s Rent Schedule outlines rental rates for all of the above facilities. We think these rental rates are reasonable, but we are open to negotiation if the rates will be a challenge for your specific family or non-profit.
No hard liquor may be served in the facility. Wine and beer may be served in either the St. Mary’s Room or Undercroft in moderation, and must be served with food. There must be non-alcoholic beverages available if alcoholic beverages are also served.
We have many permanent residents who share our space, all devoted to teaching, healing, or the arts. Click here for a list of our tenants and how to contact them.