The Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. It truly is a landmark, and an incredible venue for an elegant wedding.
You know me: I love historic buildings (I wrote a podcast all about it a few summer’s back). Love love love. Anytime I can shoot in a place that is over 100 years old makes my history nerd self super happy. This venue, then, has long been on the to-shoot list. The Landmark Center is called “Ramsey County’s home for arts and history,” which is appropriate. This beautiful Romanesque Revival building, completed in 1902, served as the United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House for Minnesota. It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, who was the supervising architect for the US Treasury Department (another one of his famous buildings is the Old Post Office Building in Washington DC, one of of the prettiest buildings in that city).
It’s second wind as an arts and history center lends the Landmark Center well to weddings. With the ginormous courtrooms that can be rented for getting ready to the Musser Courtile for ceremony and reception (yes, they do provide a changeover crew), this is a great place to say “I do.” The Musser Courtile is a epic and expansive space that is not only dramatic but also super classic, and it is just so elegant for a wedding. I mean, check out THIS ceremony space:
…which becomes THIS reception:
It also isn’t just the building that is amazing; the surrounding area lends itself so well to portraits. A cute little park is right across the road. There is the James J. Hill Library one block over. A wonderfully landscaped hotel is kiddy-corner from the center. There is no end to places for portraits outside…
All in all, I love the Landmark Center. If there is a couple looking for a classic but iconic Minnesota wedding venue, this should place should be at the top of their list to check out. Learn more at their website
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest.!