The historic building has been refined to keep its original character while enhancing modern amenities. Once a farm implement warehouse, The Hewing is now a luxury hotel and amazing wedding venue for couples in the St. Paul, Duluth, and Mankato areas. The blend of contemporary, Scandinavian aesthetic and original brick interior mixed with outdoor and nature-inspired textures and details create a cozy, yet luxurious, atmosphere which is perfect for many Minnesota couples.
Offering multiple unique spaces both indoors and outdoors, The Hewing can fulfill a couple’s vision of their wedding day without compromise. Throughout the hotel are exposed timber beams, brick walls, and many original industrial elements of its warehouse days joined with warm, neutral-toned décor and Nordic wall coverings. That’s one of the keys to its charm, The Hewing’s ability to honor its past while embracing the contemporary high-end furnishings creating a fresh vibe.
The Andrews Ballroom, with its original brickwork and vintage chandeliers, is perfectly matched with modern lightning and fine furnishings. The large windows fill the room with tons of available light, which we love to utilize to create stunning wedding portraits. The Private Dining Room is a popular choice for intimate gatherings like the rehearsal dinner, a cocktail hour, or reception where dinner is served family-style. In each space, the elegant décor feels a little rustic and raw in this century-old, historic building, while quickly allowing its space to be configured to meet the vision for the room.
Situated in the North Loop where millers, merchants, and boom master once filled the streets, The Hewing is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood that is now home to one of the best shopping districts in the Twin Cities and award-winning restaurants. Its proximity to downtown Minneapolis means that theaters, parks, a farmers market, and views of the Mississippi River are close by. Not only is this a favorite among out of town guests, but it also makes for amazing backdrops for creating the formal and candid wedding portraiture that Boxcar is known for. I love wandering the streets and getting lost a little in a couple’s love story, just allowing it to unfold among the hustle and bustle of the city, or even on a rooftop.
Unique to The Hewing is their Rooftop Experience. The design and layout were inspired by Nordic sauna traditions with a modern twist, comfy patio furnishings, and stunning views of the city skyline. The year-round pool and sauna are available for hotel guests, and the panoramic views of the Minneapolis skyline from the Rooftop Bar are a great way to end the day. I love hanging out on the roof capturing the moments that unfold underneath the stars or as the sunsets.
Add to this the exceptional service provided by the professional event staff is unmatched in the Twin Cities area. They work closely with couples to ensure their wedding day unfolds as planned and that family and friends experience unappalled hospitality whether they are guests at the wedding or the hotel.