Attractions October 19, 2019
The Historic Billings Depot Is Now A Beautiful Montana Event Venue
Once upon a time, over a century ago, the original passenger train station was built by the Great Northern Railroad in Billings. Two decades ago, long after serving its time as a depot, it was completely restored. These days, the Historic Billings Depot is one of Montana’s top event venues, and you’ll definitely want an invitation to whatever party is happening here.
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Some prominent political figures, Hollywood celebrities, and even visiting royalty have all been inside this historic depot.
In 1992, scenes for the movie Far and Away (starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) were filmed here.
The space has been beautifully renovated, and it still plays host to some of Billings' most memorable moments.
Guests can host an array of private soirees here and there are plenty of annual public events here as well.
The building is divided up into two event spaces: the passenger station, with its towering vaulted ceilings, roman columns, and terrazzo floors, and the spacious baggage room which still has the original brick walls and wood floors.
The property also has two outdoor courtyards and a back patio. You can even book the small conference room if you'd like to host a meeting with less than 25 guests.
Needless to say, this is an absolutely amazing venue for both weddings and receptions.
In fact, it was named one of the top 100 wedding venues in the country.
But don't worry, you can enjoy the space even if you're not planning a wedding.
You can plan a milestone birthday or other celebration here, attend a symphony performance, or check out an annual event like Taste of Billings or Valentine's Day at The Depot.
One of the most memorable events is the Polar Express, an occasion that calls for transforming the depot into a winter wonderland.
Tickets for the Polar Express go on sale November 4 and they sell out fast. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, check out Fright Night at the Depot on October 24th, when the Stillwater String Quartets will be playing killer Halloween music.
The historic Billings Depot is an amazing treasure.
If you're curious, you can always arrange a free tour.
Learn more about this beautiful depot’s history and upcoming events
here. Billings is simply brimming with local history. Address: 2310 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101, USA