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WHAT IS A'BULAE?

A’BULAE is a So-Ho Loft style venue located in Lowertown St Paul. This is a venue designed for events - by event professionals. Combining interactive technology with beautiful decor, award-winning cuisine, and amazing amenities, A’BULAE is the perfect place to host your wedding or event and ensure it's personalized for you!

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?

A'BULAE's total capacity is 465 people for a seated dinner. The rooftop allows for 400 people.

IS THERE A SPACE FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY TO GET READY?

A’BULAE offers two suites for your wedding party to get ready for the day in. The Park Lounge offers professional hairstyling chairs, as well as a large vanity counter and mirrors. A large 5-way mirror, lockers, and private restroom are additional features. Our Wall Street Lounge offers comfortable leather sofas, club table and chairs, a large television, and direct access to the Games Room next door if you choose to utilize that for your reception.

HOW MANY ROOMS/SPACES ARE AVAILABLE?

Our venue offers six different spaces for your day. Customize your wedding day by hosting your ceremony, social hour and reception in a variety of combinations of the Broadway Rooftop, Capitol Bar & Lounge, Saints Ballroom and Dancefloor. Two different styled ready suites provide space for the bridal party to get ready for the day.

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.

HOW CAN I CHECK AVAILABILITY?

Fill out our online forms for a quote or tour and a member of our dedicated team will reach out to learn more about your date and how we can accomodate you!

ARE THERE OTHER CHARGES?

Rental rates cover the venue and spaces within. Additional charges may apply if hosting your ceremony onsite, looking for additional hours outside of the rental period or interested in hosting parking.

HOW DO I RESERVE A'BULAE?

Congratulations! We cannot wait to be a part of your special day. Your reservation is confirmed by signing a contract and placing your non-refundable deposit. This locks in your event date and will block off the calendar to any further inquiries.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

We understand that circumstances may arise that result in the cancellation of your event. If this is the case, connect with your A'BULAE rep to discuss. The initial 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.

ARE THERE HOTELS NEARBY?

There are several hotels within about a mile of A'BULAE, including:  The Radisson Downtown St. Paul, The Saint Paul Hotel, Crowne Plaza Riverfront, DoubleTree Hotel, Holiday Inn Express and Embassy Suites. Your event coordinator will be able to recommend a few that might best fit your style, guest count or transportation options.

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! Hosting your ceremony onsite is an additional charge to your venue rental. 

CAN WE HAVE A REHEARSAL AT THE VENUE?

Your venue coordinator will also schedule a day of rehearsal, to ensure your wedding party knows all cues and events of the day. 

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

Yes, we offer 72” & 60" round tables which seat 6-10. We also have rectangular tables for head tables, harvest tables, etc. Your package includes ivory, white, or black linens. If you prefer floor length linens or other colors we are happy to assist you in renting. Our chairs are beautiful crystal clear Chiavari chairs with cushions (no need for chair covers!) All the china, crystal, and flatware is included.

WHAT KIND OF AMENITIES DO YOU OFFER?

A'BULAE offers many venue inclusions to create the perfect day for your event. Set up a tour with our team to come see them all for yourself!

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. If you are choosing to bring in custom furniture, arches, etc please keep in mind the size of our elevators so all your decor can be brought up to the 6th floor.

CAN WE BRING IN ANY VENDOR OF OUR CHOICE?

Other than catering and bar service, you may bring in any vendors. A'BULAE does have a preferred vendor - Bellagala - who offers 8 wedding services with artists that are very familiar with our venue. You are welcome to work with whomever you feel is the best fit for your day!

WE ARE PLANNING ON HAVING A LIVE BAND. IS THERE ENOUGH SPACE?

Yes! Our ballroom and dancefloor provide ample space to ensure your guests can dance the night away.

DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE EVENT LIGHTING?

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