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April 2019 NACE Meeting!

April 03, 2019
5:00 PM CDT to 8:00 PM CDT
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Summit Manor Reception House
275 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

Twin Cities NACE invites you to a night of education on some of Minnesota's most well known historic venues. There are many details that you don't think about when working in a historic venue. The panel discussion will help us learn the following:

  • What defines a venue as historic
  • How does a historic venue change the approach in F&B
  • How to sell a space that is not the "newest" or "most green" or doesn't even have AC!
  • What clients need to know when using a historic venue
  • Operational challenges and benefits
  • How to stand out against other style venues

Meet the venue:

The host venue for the program is Summit Manor, on the iconic Summit Avenue in St. Paul, MN. This is one of the newest venue's that Mintahoe Catering and Events has!

Summit Manor in Time | About Summit Manor:

In 1901, Charles Schuneman, a prominent retail dry goods merchant, engaged well know architect Clarence H. Johnson to build the mansion. Constructed of Mankato stone and cost $18,000 to build it was considered the new style of open concept floor plan.  Schuneman’s Department store a St. Paul icon later became Dayton – Schuneman and then Dayton’s
 This is one of many Summit Avenue mansions built by renowned architect Clarence Johnston. He and Cass Gilbert were classmates and collaborated on works. Johnston later stayed in St. Paul and designed and built numerous homes and office buildings including Northrop Auditorium, Williams Arena, The Eastcliff Mansion, Saint Paul Academy & the Glensheen Historical Estate in Duluth, MN. After World War two large mansion estates in the city were out of fashion and it was divided up into apartments for those returning from the war.

The mansion was purchased by the McLaughlin family in 1971 opening as Summit Manor Reception House hosting Weddings, Receptions and private parties ever since. In its almost 50 years has hosted over 6,000 weddings and events all personally hosted by the McLaughlin family. Over time different areas were painstakingly renovated with an eye for the past and need for the future. Many famous faces including authors, public figures and politicians have spoken from the grand stairs. It is a perfect backdrop for toasts and remarks.
The grounds, large front porch and open public spaces are now a perfect setting for your guests to relax and enjoy historic Summit Avenue. 

Amazing photo opportunities of the large foyer, magnificently carved staircase and the charm of the parlor with the curved arch. Intricate carvings adorn the foyer and solid oak was used throughout the house. The parquet flooring is original, and it all makes for an amazing backdrop for your event. Summit Manor's history, charm and elegance are complimented with careful renovation & updates including a full commercial kitchen, speak easy bar set up, needed technology, and central air conditioning making this stone mansion a gracious inviting atmosphere for your special event.

Meeting Details:

5:00PM - Reception and Registration

6:00PM - Welcome and NACE Updates

6:15PM - Dinner + Panel Discussion

7:30PM - End of Panel Discussion

8:00PM - Event End

Meet the Historic Venue Expert Panel:

Linda DeRoode | Director of Cultural Programming | Germanic American Institute

Nicole McMahon | Event Center Director | Minnesota Humanities Center

Jessica Sutherland | Program Supervisor | James J. Hill House 


$45.00 - Member Tickets

$50.00 - Associate Member Ticket (Guest of a Member)

$60.00 - Guest Ticket

Thank you to our creative partners!

Housekeeping Notes:

Cancellation/No-Show Policy:  Cancellations received five business days prior to the event are refunded the registration fee.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations recieved five business days prior to the event.  No-Shows will be invoiced for any unpaid registration fees.  We enforce this policy in respect to our guaranteed counts to our sponsors, vendors and venues.  

Mailing Address 
TwinCities NACE
100 South 1st Street
P.O. Box 580365
Minneapolis, MN 55401



$45.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

$50.00 Associate Member - Same Company
$60.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$70.00 after 05:00 pm March 27

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April 2019 NACE Meeting!

April 03, 2019
5:00 PM CDT to 8:00 PM CDT

Summit Manor Reception House
275 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

A night of education to navigate all parts of Minnesota's most historic venues.

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