Since its cornerstone was laid in 1925, St. Mary’s has viewed the building as a gift from God, given in their care, for the neighborhood community. That is especially true today, as the building is bustling with activity, most any day or night.
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 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. There is a donation requested for use of the main meeting area. Generally, if there are up to 25 people for up to 6 hours, that is $50. If there are up to 100 people for up to 6 hours, that is $150. For more than 6 hours, we request double that donation. But we are also flexible, please let us know what you have in mind. We have a soft spot for people who want to use the space to make the world a better place.
It’s fine to have alcohol served, but there must be equally attractive alternative beverages also served, (truly “equally attractive”), and there must be food served as well.
For the sanctuary space (it’s beautiful – we just remodeled!), we request a donation of $100 for up to 6 hours, or 10% of ticket sales, whichever is greater. The space seats about 150 in the middle, plus more on the sides. For really full events we can squeeze more than 300 into the space, but it’s tight.
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 and tuning.
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.