PAIKKA : location
PAIKKA is located in the beautiful Vandalia Tower complex at 550 Vandalia St. in Saint Paul, MN. Follow Vandalia St. to Wabash Ave on the North side of the property to find our large parking lot with over 200 spots onsite under the water tower. Enter at the Vandalia Tower Annex Entrance and you will find us in Suite 165, down the hallway right behind our neighbor, Lake Monster.
Venue Director: Liz Donato
Inspired by color, texture, and creative vanguards, Liz specializes in design, ingenuity and building creative community and is the straw that stirs PAIKKA's drink. She first met Angie and Marlo while venue-hunting with her sister. Both newly engaged, one sister landed the space while the other landed a job. We think they both made out okay.
Marlo has always been in the business of bringing people together. Drawing from nature and a lifetime of people-watching, Marlo takes pride in creating spaces where celebrations of life's most significant moments can unfold in unique and meaningful ways. Her aptitude for drama and the perfect floral flourish takes PAIKKA gatherings to the next level. Along with running PAIKKA, Marlo can never turn down a dance party or adding another pair of clogs to her impressive collection.
Angie's experience in architecture, drawing and set design uniquely informs her work in bringing creative visions to life. Combined with a deep appreciation for design and a gritty entrepreneurial spirit, running PAIKKA has been a dream come true. When she's not hosting events or curating the space, Angie can typically be found shopping online for PAIKKA, hanging out with her best friend (and daughter) Frances, or examining the many merits of boxed wine.
Venue Owners: Angie Trygg and Marlo Munch
Photos by NylonSaddle