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A huge part of my shtick is that I love brews–be it from bean or barley (or hops). This is one reason why I am naturally drawn to brewery or winery weddings, as the aesthetic is one I love personally in my own life. When I found out that one of my clients was hosting her reception at St. Paul’s own Urban Growler, I was beyond excited…and I am now excited to share that space with you.

Barrell Room at St. Paul's Urban Growler Brewery set up for a wedding with blue chairs and black tablecloths. Photo by Kayla Lee.

Urban Growler is now a staple in the Twin Cities microbrewery scene, thanks to an idea, some hustle, and a few t-shirt sales. While working steady, dependable, reliable corporate jobs, Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak had the light bulb for this brewery in 2008. For six years they researched, toured, dreamed, schemed, and sold some shirts to make their dream–Minnesota’s first women-owned brewery–a reality. Eight years ago in July of 2014, they opened their doors on Ednicott Street, and they’ve been there ever since.

And since then, Urban Growler has opened up their classic Barrel Room for weddings. It has beautiful exposed brick and beams, big bright windows that illuminate the space, and of course barrels that drink that prohibition chic vibe. It can easily sit up to 110 people, or provide space for up to 225 to mingle. It’s wonderful for an intimate celebration. 

Brother of the groom gives a speech in front of the barrels in Urban Growler's Barrel Room.  Photo by Kayla Lee.

Not only is it adorable, it is also amazing how well Urban Growler takes care of their (and your guests). They offer the most amazing in-house catering menu, which has options that are casual (Brat Bar, BBQ Bar, etc.) to More Than Casual (such as Chicken Marsala and Fettuccine Alfredo). The staff is never intrusive, but also never too far away should anyone need anything, be that a plate cleared or a beer poured. As they say in their trademarked tagline, they’re beer for you, and it shows. 

Bride and groom dance in front of barrels in Urban Growler's barrel room. Photo by Kayla Lee.

Interested in learning more about an Urban Growler wedding? Visit their website or email their wedding pro Payton directly at payton@urbangrowlerbrewing.com

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 fullestSee more about the KLP Wedding Experience!

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