FAQS


WHAT IS A'BULAE?

A’BULAE  is the most innovative venue in Minnesota. This is a venue designed for events - by event professionals. Combining the latest in integrative technology with beautiful decor, award-winning cuisine, and amazing amenities, A’BULAE is the future of events!

HOW CAN I CHECK AVAILABILITY?

Click on the A’Bulae Inquiry form and fill in your information. You will be contacted shortly.

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?

A'BULAE's capacity is 465 people. 


CAN WE CHOOSE OUR OWN CATERER?

We feel the best food is prepared on-site and we have partnered with the award-winning Mintahoe Catering & Events for catering and bar service.

ARE THERE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUMS?

Yes: $5,000 to $10,000 based on your event date.

CAN MINTAHOE CRAFT A MENU FOR US?

Yes, the chef and catering manager are happy to accommodate your menu choices.

DO YOU RECOMMEND A BUFFET OR A PLATED DINNER?

This is personal preference. We are happy to help you select the best option for your event. Buffets do take up floor space and will impact your available capacity

DOES MINTAHOE PROVIDE THE CHINA, GLASSWARE, FLATWARE, ETC?

Yes.


ARE THERE HOTELS NEARBY?

Several hotels are within about a mile of A’BULAE:

- The Saint Paul Hotel

- The Crowne Plaza Riverfront

- Doubletree Hotel

- Holiday Inn Express

- Embassy Suites


CAN WE HAVE OUR CEREMONY AT A’BULAE?

Yes! We have options for an outdoor ceremony with spectacular views of St. Paul and the Capitol building, or an indoor ceremony in our beautiful Saints Ballroom. Our ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, so even indoors you have incredible views! We have three options for setting up an indoor ceremony.

Our on-site event coordinator will work with you on timing and cueing your music to get your ceremony off to a wonderful start

CAN WE HAVE A REHEARSAL AT A’BULAE?

At the time of your booking, a rehearsal date will be tentatively scheduled. The date and time of your rehearsal is subject to change based on availability of the space.


WHAT KIND OF AMENITIES DO YOU OFFER?

• State-of-the-art audio and event space lighting

• Exclusive integrated technology

• Huge dance floor

• Convenient location in Lowertown St. Paul

• Floral prep room and cooler 

• Coat check room  (staffed if you wish for a nominal charge)

• Handicap accessibility

• Secured storage of your gifts during the reception

• Beautiful bridal spa and lounge

• Fabulous groom’s room

• Fun games room!

• On-site Event Coordinator and Catering Manager

• Coordination of all vendors

• Assistance with placecard set up, cueing for ceremonies, etc.


IS THERE A SPACE WHERE THE BRIDESMAIDS CAN GET READY?

A’BULAE has the largest and most luxurious Bridal Room in the area available! You and your your bridal party can start the day there getting your hair and make up done while relaxing in robes and slippers! We have professional hairstyling chairs, as well as a large vanity counter and mirrors. A large 3-way mirror, bridal lockers, and private restroom are additional features.

IS THERE A SPACE WHERE THE GROOMSMEN CAN GET READY?

We did not forget about the men! They have their own Wall Street Lounge with comfortable leather sofas, club table and chairs, large television, and direct access to the Games Room next door if you choose to utilize that for your reception.

GAME ROOM? WHAT IS THAT?

It's a state-of-the-art room equipped with the latest Wii and Xbox games! It's positioned between the Groom’s Room and the dance floor. It can be reserved for your guests to mix and mingle and engage in some friendly competition. Great for kids!

WHAT IS THE FLORAL ROOM?

You make an investment in your floral and want to be sure it looks its best. Your florist can use this room for a $200 rental fee. (Bellagala floral designers have free use of the room.)  The florist may need to assemble centerpieces, fill votives, and keep bouquets and corsages in the cooler until just before the ceremony. We will provide some basic floral tools and supplies to make the floral process go more smoothly. If you reserve a Bellagala florist, all vases, candelabras, etc. used at your reception can be packed up and left in the floral room at the end of the night. 

 

CAN OUR GIFTS BE SECURED DURING THE RECEPTION?

Yes. Once your dinner is underway, your event coordinator will move them to a secured gift room. You will select the person(s) who will be responsible for them at the end of the evening. Carts can be provided to bring gifts down to a waiting vehicle.


DOES THE SPACE RENTAL INCLUDE TABLES, CHAIRS, AND CHINA?

Yes, we offer 72” round tables which seat 10. We also have rectangular tables for head tables, etc. Our chairs are beautiful clear (crystal) Chiavari chairs with cushions (no need for chair covers!) All the china, crystal, and flatware is included

DOES THE RENTAL INCLUDE LINENS?

Your Mintahoe package includes ivory or white linens. If you prefer floor length linens or other colors we are happy to assist you.

DO YOU PROVIDE TABLE NUMBERS AND STANDS?

Yes. You are welcome to bring your own, but we do stock several different styles.


CAN I BRING IN LOUNGE FURNITURE?

We have that covered! Beautiful leather lounge furniture is set in the bar area as well as the side of the dance floor. Your guests can be part of the fun even if they are sitting out a song or two!

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON DECOR?

Our policies are in line with most venues. All candles must be surrounded by glass (referred to as “no open flame”). We do not allow bubbles, rice or confetti. Rose petals may be used inside on the tables. For outdoor ceremonies, rose petals may be used on the floor.


CAN WE BRING IN ANY VENDOR OF OUR CHOICE?

Other than catering and bar service, you may bring in any vendors. However, you do have the added convenience of utilizing the talented artists at Bellagala right there at A’Bulae! Our DJs for instance will be specially trained to work in A’Bulae with the integrated sound and light systems. Our floral designers will have use of the Floral Room and cooler at no additional cost. Bellagala offers multi-service discounts for booking more than one service with them. There are 16 great services to choose from. We are truly the only full-service wedding venue in Minnesota! Your event director can handle all of your Bellagala services for you.

WE ARE PLANNING ON HAVING A LIVE BAND FOR OUR DANCE. IS THERE SPACE AND IS THERE A GREEN ROOM?

Yes and yes!


CAN WE ADD EVENT LIGHTING?

No need! It is already built into the space. We have perimeter lighting, dance floor lighting. and pin spotlighting for your centerpieces. 


WHAT ARE YOUR RENTAL RATES?

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR WINTER DATES?

Yes, we offer reduced rental for “off-peak” months  November - April. (Excludes New Years Eve)

ARE THERE OTHER CHARGES?

There is applicable sales tax and service charges on food and alcohol.


HOW DO I RESERVE A’BULAE?

Your reservation is confirmed by signing a contract and placing your non-refundable deposit. The deposit amount is the full room rental rate for the date you selected. By entering a contract with A'BULAE, you enter a contract with Mintahoe.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

IS THERE A PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR ADDITIONAL RENTALS?

As your planning progresses you may decide to add full day use of the space, rental of the Games Room, etc. 50% deposits are required at the time you book additional spaces. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the event date.


WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

The reservation deposit is non-refundable.

CAN WE CHANGE THE DATE OF OUR EVENT (MILITARY OR HEALTH REASONS)?

Possibly. It will be handled on case-by-case basis. We will do our best to hold and find you a new available date.

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