Whether you’re looking to host the ultimate custom event or impress someone special on a romantic date night, Holman’s Table knows how to deliver. Located at the Downtown St. Paul Airport, Holman’s Table is where gastronomy and aviation sit down for a one-of-a-kind meal.

The restaurant, which opened in January 2018, boasts a main dining room and an additional space, The Earhart Room. The entire Earhart Room can host 80 seated or 100 standing, and it can be broken into smaller rooms: Airfield (seats 50), River (30), and Boardroom (12). The Earhart Room is equipped with music and A/V capabilities.

“We have an inviting lobby area in between our restaurant and private dining space that can be used for cocktail receptions to kick off events,” says Nikki Wallace, marketing and communications director. “We’ve even had a large tent put up on the tarmac for an outdoor private dinner for 30.”

Holman’s Table has hosted everything from corporate seminars, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, foodie tastings and full buyouts for weddings. Regardless of the type of event, Wallace says everyone can take advantage of their airport location.

“We’ve curated a truly amazing relationship with Minnesota Helicopters for the ultimate experience! MN Helicopters offers rides out of Holman Field (where Holman’s Table is located). Private tours can be booked any time, or they are on-site most Friday and Saturday evenings (weather pending),” she says.

Wallace says guests typically reserve a helicopter to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, but “events could for sure take part in helicopter rides; there’s just limited space for passengers, but we are at an airfield, so planes are always another option,” she says. “Many guests fly in to have lunch and park their planes right outside our patio.”

When you’re done flying, Holman’s Table’s menu continues to wow guests. Popular dishes include the signature mushroom toast (Wallace suggests coming in for breakfast and ordering the mushroom toast and eggs) and the Hangar Steak, which is made from locally sourced beef. 

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events have returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like.

 

In the wake of a total global crisis, the Meet Minneapolis team got to work. 

Connecting the Community

Last summer, as communities across the state reeled, the CVB launched the “We Need Us!” campaign as a rally cry and reminder on the importance of supporting the businesses that make Minneapolis so unique.

“It really came from this question of, ‘How can we support our community that’s hurting in so many ways and make locals feel comfortable making those choices?’” says senior vice president of destination branding & strategy Courtney Ries.

 

Your team may have worn out the Zoom happy hour, but these virtual team-building options offer ways to connect and engage on a whole new level.