Harriet Island Rentals and Reservations

imageHarriet Island Event Office oversees rentals and reservations for several beautiful locations on and alongside the Mississippi River. These locations include Harriet Island Regional Park, Raspberry Island Regional Park, Upper Landing Park, and Kelley's Landing. See below for specifics on how to reserve space for your event.

1) Check Availability

Those interested in reserving space at Harriet Island Clarence Wigington Pavilion can view the availability calendars below.

2) Take a Tour

Open Tours are:

*Sunday, August 6 ~ 10a-1p

*Wednesday, August 30 ~ 4p-7p

*Wednesday, September 13 ~ 4p-7p

*Wednesday, September 27 ~ 4p-7p

3) Fill Out a Rental Application

The following rental applications are to be used for small events. Small events at Harriet Island will have no more than 500 guests. Small events at all other locations will have no more than 250 guests. Public events at Harriet Island Regional Park and all large events will require a Large Event Grounds Permit that can be acquired through the Harriet Island Event Office (public/large events will require the permit holder to go through a proposal process).

Harriet Island Permit Applications

Raspberry Island Permit Application

Call the Harriet Island Event Office for availability.

Upper Landing Park Permit Application

Call the Harriet Island Event Office for availability.

Kelly's Landing Park Permit Application

Call the Harriet Island Event Office for availability.

*Applications are only valid for private events. For public or large events call the Harriet Island Event Office for an event proposal form.  Rental rates are listed in the permit applications above.  Rental rates, service fees, and insurance limits are subject to increase without notice depending on event details.

4) Submit a Rental Application

For reservations in 2017 and 2018 all months are available to reserve at this time (see below for the reservation process). City of Saint Paul residents may apply (in person) for any available 2019 date on December 1, 2017.   Non-residents may apply January 2, 2018.  Residency is proven with a valid MN State Driver’s License or license plus current utility bill. The permit holder must be present at the time of reservation.  Both resident and non-resident reservation days will be done via lottery.  The doors will open at 6:00 a.m. and prospective clients will be able to enter into the lottery until 6:59 a.m.  At 7:00 a.m. we will begin the lottery.  Anyone arriving after 7:00 a.m. will be taken first come first serve once everyone is processed in the lottery.  The lotteries will be held at 1100 North Hamline Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108.

Reservation process after the lottery has taken place:

  • Make a payment over the phone with your credit card by calling the Harriet Island Event Office. Rental applications must be delivered to the Harriet Island Event Office via fax, snail mail, or email prior to calling in the payment.
  • Mail a completed permit application, along with payment by check, to the Harriet Island Event Office (85 West Water Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107). Checks made out to: City of Saint Paul

5) Read Additional Information

Information about floor plans, catering, alcohol licensing, ceremony rehearsals, decorating, quantities and sizes of tables and chairs, and final meetings can be found in the documents below.