How could an old train station be transformed into an elegant and functional event venue that caters to anyone’s needs? St. Rogers Depot owners Steve Santamaria and Isha Rogers saw the beauty of the historic building, renovated it and reused its ample spaces to create a multi-purpose event venue right in the heart of the city. Since its inception in 2020, the venue has organized wedding receptions and countless performances, including spellbinding Candlelight concerts.
The event venue is conveniently located in Downtown El Paso, a six-minute walk from San Jacinto Square and just ten minutes away from the main branch of the El Paso Public Library. Additionally, if you want to take a look at the space for yourself and are getting there from El Paso Union Depot, take the 34, 50 or 205 buses. They’ll drop you off at about a 10-minute walking distance to the venue.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about St. Rogers Depot
1. The venue is a labor of love, inspired by a true love story!
Located at 420 Campbell, the building has deeper meaning to the owners of the charming venue. The couple met on April 20 (4.20.) and a few years later on the same day at 4:20pm, married at the very spot! Since then, they’ve dedicated their lives to helping other couples make unique memories, as well.
2. St. Rogers Depot boasts various spaces for all your party needs.
You can choose between the Zuni Room, a space featuring exposed brick walls and Zuni-inspired mosaic features with a capacity for 240 people; the Chandelier Room, a huge space for larger events seating 300 people; and the El Paso Bar, a mid-century-inspired area that is perfect for cocktail parties.
3. The venue was part of the El Paso & Southwester Railroad at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was once a depot and station for the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad and Freight that was used in the beginning of the 20th century to distribute gold, copper and timber. The railway was a 1200-mile system that stretched from Tucumcari, New Mexico, southward to El Paso, Texas, and westward to Tucson, Arizona, with several branch lines that reached Mexico.
The world-renowned Candlelight concert series that brings classical music to a wide range of audiences is set to host breathtaking tributes at St. Rogers Depot this season. From popular contemporary artists to notable composers of the yesteryear, you can listen to iconic melodies played by local, classically trained musicians. Concerts include tributes to the legendary Queen, the incomparable neo-soul diva Adele and Latin trap king Bad Bunny.
What else can you do at St. Rogers Depot?
Besides the enchanting concerts by candlelight, St. Rogers Depot offers tailored experiences, catered to your needs. Whether you’re planning your dream wedding, an intimate gig, a corporate event or an important anniversary, the versatile space can be adapted to your vision. Make sure to book an appointment with the venue’s team to resolve any doubts.
This rustic and charming event venue is an El Paso landmark with a long history. There’s few other spaces in the city that are quite as unique and that offer a range of events, from intimate weddings to candlelit concerts. If you’re looking for an interesting evening out with your friends and family, check out the Candlelight concerts taking place at St. Rogers Depot.