A beautifully historic site, reimagined for your timely events. Originally used to create a product that brought people together — fostering moments and memories, the Malting Building reaches this same goal every day. The elegantly industrial, open concept designs a world of opportunity when planning your event.
A Look Into History
Duluth Brewing and Malting Company was established in 1895 by brewmaster Reiner Hoch and Charles Meeske. The brewery, located at 29th Avenue West and Helm Street, was one of the few breweries in the country that had its own malting plant, instead of having to purchase malt for their beers.
During Prohibition, Duluth Brewing and Malting changed their name to The Sobriety Company, and began making near beer and Lovit brand soft drinks. This was not enough to keep the company thriving, and in 1930 Fitger’s purchased the Lovit brand and the rights to all of Duluth Brewing and Malting’s beer labels. After World War II the brewery expanded its market and new growth meant enlarging the plant on Helm Street.
In 1966, Duluth Brewing and Malting was forced to close due to the Minnesota Highway Department’s plans to extend Interstate 35 and most of the plant was demolished. However, the office, bottling facility, and warehouse still stand and now are home to Clyde’s Malting Building event venue.
Weddings at the Malting Building
Begin your life together surrounded by rich history. The vintage, urban atmosphere provides a unique canvas for every style and taste – and with space to accommodate 25 to 1,500 guests your dream wedding truly has no limits.
You’ll discover there’s more that the Malting Building can do for you:
- Offering everything from appetizers to plated meals to themed buffets
- Built-in bar upstairs and on the main level
- A highly-trained, experienced, and attentive staff
- Professional design and decorating consultation
- Free WiFi and ample complimentary parking
- The Malting Building is yours for the entire day
- A/V equipment and stage rental availability
- A private, on-site bridal suite for members of the wedding to get ready
For meetings or business events large or small, the Malting Building provides the perfect space for any type of gathering. Whether you are interested in hosting during the day or in the evening, casual or formal, our team takes care of the venue, so you can get back to doing business.
The Malting Building’s open concept allows us to tailor your event into the perfect social gathering. From galas to class reunions to birthday parties, our experienced event team and unmatched amenities create a memorable experience for everyone on the guest list.
The historic Malting Building on Clyde Campus offers 17,500 sq. ft. of event space for all occasions.
Adaptive space includes a main floor and a mezzanine
Capacity: 450 seated between main level and mezzanine | 850 standing
25′ ceiling height
60′ wide and 80′ long
Second level overlooking the main floor
13.5′ ceiling height
Venue Package Includes:
Linens, table wares, tables (dining, ancillary, cocktail), and chairs
20′ x 16′ screen (available with event center rental)
Event staff including two bartenders (available with event center rental)
Food tasting for two (available for booked wedding events)
Set up and tear down
Ample free parking
Catered to Perfection
We are proud to offer catering from our on-site restaurant. Enjoy a taste of our kitchen:
Clyde’s bite-sized appetizers offer big flavor. From cheese and meat platters to spring rolls to bacon-wrapped shrimp – our apps will get the party started.
Your guests will be talking about our plated meals – of course, when they’re not busy cleaning their plate. Clyde’s recipes offer flavor as unique as your event.
Are you feeling Italian or stick-to-your-fingers BBQ? Or, is fresh fish catching your eye? Let us know. In our line-up of buffets your guests can eat a little or a lot.
Step up to the Bars
Load up at our potato bar, pasta bar, taco bar, or carving station. The bars allow for meal creativity, while the carving stations offer “the show.”
From soft drinks to hard drinks. From bottles to kegs. From wine or champagne at the table to a full-service bar. Whatever wets your whistle, Clyde can provide.
How can we make your event spectacular? Tell us, and if it’s possible, we’ll make it happen.