Now until May 31, we'll waive your room rental fee when you plan and book your event with us at Old City Hall!

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A Timeless Zenith City Landmark For Your Events

Completed in 1889, our building at 132 East Superior Street was the centerpiece and focus of city business, city intrigue, enormous accomplishments, sorrowful tragedy, and extraordinary growth as Duluth’s City Hall and City Jail until 1928.

Old City Hall has lived many lives. During the Second World War, it was the headquarters for the Arrowhead region of the Red Cross. It has been a commercial space, an office building, and it has also sat vacant, as memories and ghosts of the past waited for its next act.

Today, completely restored, renovated, and in many ways, modernized, Old City Hall takes its place as an historic jewel in the Zenith City’s Historic Arts & Theatre District. It is a thriving event center with extraordinary details and possibilities. On the Superior Street level, you’ll find Sound, an innovative restaurant with a sustainably sourced and changing menu. In addition to an incredible restaurant downstairs, Sound offers private event space with full catering on the historic Third Floor of Old City Hall in stunningly restored rooms.

The Old Council Chamber has been transformed into a gorgeous, spacious event space for groups of up to 80. Perfect for weddings, receptions, gala parties, and meetings, the Council Chamber takes you back in time as you celebrate today’s memorable occasions.

Down the hall, the Board Room is an ideal space for business meetings, networking groups, grooms’ dinners, bachelor parties, and other smaller events for up to 25 people. Our event rooms offer amazing catering menus from Sound to make your event shine and flow with sumptuous surroundings, innovative food, and a superb selection of wines, whiskeys, ales, lagers, and spirits.

The Hall between is an ideal and casual gathering and mingling place before and after your events as well as an overflow space for your guests.  It can be arranged with a bar and standing cocktail tables. You and your guests will be toasting and talking in the very same hall and on the very same floors that Duluth's mayors and businessmen and women walked over a century ago.

Everything old is new again at Duluth’s Old City Hall. Make your mark. Contact us today about planning your next memorable event. In the meantime, come for dinner at Sound and get a taste of the extraordinary food that is part of the HArT of downtown Duluth!