This historic building includes a full service salon, studio, and secret speakeasy.
Built in 1905, the Connolly Shoe Factory was renovated in 2016 to become one of the largest event venues in Minnesota capable of hosting up to 720 guests.
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Built in 1905, the Connolly Shoe Factory was renovated in 2016 to become one of the largest event venues in Minnesota capable of hosting up to 720 guests. Located in beautiful and historic downtown Stillwater, this historic building includes a full service salon, photography studio, an escape room company, an axe throwing bar and secret speakeasy. JX is conveniently located adjacent to the 250 space parking garage and the historic Lowell Inn.
Purposely ambiguous, the name “JX” isdefined by the first class events held within our exposed brick walls. Clients will have access to an unparalleled multimedia experience, optical illusion photo/video booth and a state of the art sound system. JX is a dynamic event space, bursting with modern luxuries, while still celebrating the historic charm of the building. Imagine pulling back a theater-style curtain to reveal an enchanting dinner setting.
Inclusions are 14,000 square feet of hardwood floors, access for 12 hours, a "timeless elegant" ambiance, first-class atmosphere, exposed brick with down lighting, fireplaces, round tables with chiavari chairs, special effects photo booth with digital uploads, rectangular tables, high-top tables, wireless microphones, video plug-ins, TVs, cash bar, expansive built in bar and much more! Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Capacity Seated 500 Buffet N/A Standing 720 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2016 Venue Spaces Indoor Venue Space Only Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Street Parking Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Other Venue Features The Scene: Built in 1905, the Connolly Shoe Factory was renovated in 2016 to become JX Venue, one of the largest event venues in Minnesota.
JX Venue boasts 14,000 sq feet of event space and has a capacity of up to 720 guests. The venue is perfect for large weddings, small celebrations and everything in between. Purposely ambiguous, the name “JX” is defined by the first class events that are hosted within the exposed brick walls. Clients have access to an unparalleled multimedia experience, optical illusion photobooth and a state of the art sound and light system. The space is dynamic, bursting with modern luxuries, while still celebrating the historic charm of the building. Every celebration feels intimate as the space is customized to match the exact vision and needs of the client. Design: JX Event Venue comes with two getting ready rooms that are included in your rental, The Oxford Suite and The Bourbon Room. Standout Venue Features: All guests are welcome to use our photobooth which has an Ames room optical illusion built into it. Extra Perks: Wooden Farm tables that are perfect for use as head table, up to 30 wooden round 72 inch tables, chairs for up to 300 guests, 8 cocktail tables, 4 6 foot banquet tables, 4 8 foot banquet tables, 5 pre placed chandeliers, customizable downlights, multiple couches in the events space. Awards & Notables
The Knot best of weddings 2019 & 2020.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges: JX Event Venue is home to The Velveteen Speakeasy which is a prohibition themed bar and restaurant with cocktails that are relevent to the era and The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!