fundraising events
  • Seated: 100
    Buffet Seated: 80
    Buffet Cocktail: 150 (2/3 seating)
    Station: 150 (2/3 seating)
    Cocktail Reception: 175 (standing)

    Note

    The capacities for seated and buffet seated events are calculated using tables with 6 guests at each. Any deviation (altering the number of guests at each table and/or adding a “head” table) will decrease capacity and may cause you to incur extra charges.

    • Buffet Cocktail

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Cocktail Buffet Package consists of a choice of 8 items.

      • Roast Turkey with Greens, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Dressing, Multigrain Baguette
      • Vietnamese-Style Chicken “Banh Mi” Sandwich with Fresh Herbs, Greens, Sriracha Mayo, Baguette
      • Roast Chicken, Bacon, Dijon-Mayo, House Pickle, Tomato, Baguette
      • Roast Pork with Apricot Mustard and Arugula, Multigrain Baguette
      • Falafel, Feta, Cucumber Slaw, Kabob Sauce on Naan
      • Duck Confit, Korean Peanut Sauce, Miso Slaw on Rustic Rolls
      • Lobster Salad Slider
      • Smoked Salmon Platter with Red Onion, Capers, Dill, Lemon, Cucumber, Crostini
      • Baby Lamb Chops topped with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese
      • BBQ Shrimp and Endive-Celery Slaw on Cocktail Croissants
      • Beef Short Rib Sliders, with Pickled Onion and Truffle Mayo
      • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses with Crostini, Grapes, Spiced Nuts, Dried Fruits
      • Basil Hummus and Roasted Pepper Dip with Pita Toasts, Feta and Marinated Olives
      • Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce
      • Toasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
      • Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
      • Spinach-Artichoke Arancini with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Parmesan
      • Pad Thai Spring Rolls with Chile-Lime Dip
      • Chicken-Artichoke Cannelloni Bites
      • Mac and Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
      • Beer-Battered Shrimp with House Cocktail Sauce
      • Thai Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Peanut Sauce
      • Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with Raspberry Horseradish Sauce
      • Grilled Shrimp on Skewers with Peach Cocktail Sauce
      • Maple-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
      • Pork Potstickers with Hoisin Sweet and Sour Sauce
      • Assorted Flatbread Pizzas

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $39.00

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $28.00

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Buffet Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Buffet Seated Dinner package offers a variety of foods and features two mains (i.e. beef and salmon), one starch, one vegetable and one accompaniment to complete your menu. The package also includes a served salad.

      Served Salad

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Mains

      • White Wine-Marinated Chicken Roasted with Figs and Olives
      • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breast. Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms
      • Herb-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce
      • Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Reduction
      • Grilled Sea Bass with Orange Beurre Blanc
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Served Cold, Dill Crème Fraiche on Side
      • Side of Smoked Salmon with Red Onion, Capers, Lemon, Cucumber, Dill and Crostini Lasagna of Rapini, Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Goat Cheese

      Vegetable (choose one)

      • Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
      • Roasted Root Vegetables
      • Spinach-Kale Gratin with Gruyere Cheese
      • Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese
      • Italian Green Beans Simmered with Tomato and Garlic
      • Brussels Sprouts with (or without) Pancetta and Citrus

      Accompaniment (choose one)

      • Asparagus, Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
      • Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Mustard, Scallions and Bacon
      • Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
      • Tomato, Red Onion and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
      • Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad with Sicilian Olives and Basil
      • Tortellini Salad with Pesto

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $51.00

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $33.00 (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Seated Package consists of a first course, and an entree course

      First Course

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Roasted Squash, Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Entrees

      • Basque Chicken with Spanish Chorizo, Artichoke, Tomato, Caper, Olives, over Couscous Pilaf
      • Chicken Breast, Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms, Brown Rice Pilaf, Grilled Vegetables
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Dill Crème Fraiche, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Sea Bass, Citrus-Butter Sauce, Potato-Kale Cake, Grilled Vegetables
      • Boneless Beef Short Ribs Braised with Red Wine and Olives, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet, Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes, Ale Mustard Demi-Glace, Roasted Vegetables
      • Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Herbs and Garlic, with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce, Braised Chard and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
      • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demi-Glace accompanied by Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans and Shaved Carrots

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $37.00/guest

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

  • Events

    Facility Rental:
    Saturday and Sunday day rental: $850
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening rental: $750
    Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening rental: $1,500
    Saturday evening rental: $2,500

    Availability:

    Year-round
    Up to 4 hours
    Latest end time for day rentals: 4:00pm
    Earliest start time for evening rentals: 6:00pm

    Note

    Events with a final guest count of 31-54 adults will incur a surcharge of $500. Events with 30 adults or fewer will incur a surcharge of $1,000.

    • Exclusive use of the event space
    • Rectangular and round wooden dining tables
    • Wooden French bistro chairs
    • Cloth runners and tablecloths for dining tables
    • Cloth napkins for seated dinners
    • All china, stemware and flatware
    • Votive candles for tables
    • Cordless microphone
    • Ambient sound system throughout
    • Comfortable sofas, chairs and accent tables throughout
    • Outdoor lounge furniture, tall tables, bistro tables and chairs
    • Firepit and four portable heaters (weather dependent)
    • Potted plants in the spring and summer months
    • Overhead string lights on terrace
    • Landscape lighting
    • Well-lit, free parking lot
    • Security guard on parking lot for evening events
    • Directional parking signage
    • Crosswalk sign
    • Private event signage

City Cottage on Chouteau

French-inspired event space in Midtown

This 100-year-old brick building in Midtown St. Louis was originally the hospitality room for the Otto F. Stifel Union Brewery, which closed in 1919 just before the onset of Prohibition. Later it became home to the Billy Goat Hill Tavern and the renowned King Louie Restaurant. Today, it offers charitable organizations and nonprofits a spacious, welcoming place to meet with donors or celebrate a cause. For your fundraising event, this Old World style space delights and charms.

The building is now used exclusively as City Cottage, a French countryside-inspired event space. Its hardwood floors, exposed wooden trusses, brick walls and fireplace create a warm and inviting space for your celebration. The elegant 30-foot rare tiger’s-eye-oak bar is a memorable backdrop and five sets of tall French doors overlook the beautiful back terrace, with landscaped gardens, a fountain, a wood-burning pizza oven, overhead string lights and a “secret garden.” The terrace sits high on a hill facing the western sky and is one of best places in St. Louis to enjoy the sunset. This place is truly a cozy country cottage in an urban environment.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream fundraising event at City Cottage on Chouteau.

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3800 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 [MAP]

  • Capacity

    Seated: 100
    Buffet Seated: 80
    Buffet Cocktail: 150 (2/3 seating)
    Station: 150 (2/3 seating)
    Cocktail Reception: 175 (standing)

    Note

    The capacities for seated and buffet seated events are calculated using tables with 6 guests at each. Any deviation (altering the number of guests at each table and/or adding a “head” table) will decrease capacity and may cause you to incur extra charges.

  • Menus

    • Buffet Cocktail

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Cocktail Buffet Package consists of a choice of 8 items.

      • Roast Turkey with Greens, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Dressing, Multigrain Baguette
      • Vietnamese-Style Chicken “Banh Mi” Sandwich with Fresh Herbs, Greens, Sriracha Mayo, Baguette
      • Roast Chicken, Bacon, Dijon-Mayo, House Pickle, Tomato, Baguette
      • Roast Pork with Apricot Mustard and Arugula, Multigrain Baguette
      • Falafel, Feta, Cucumber Slaw, Kabob Sauce on Naan
      • Duck Confit, Korean Peanut Sauce, Miso Slaw on Rustic Rolls
      • Lobster Salad Slider
      • Smoked Salmon Platter with Red Onion, Capers, Dill, Lemon, Cucumber, Crostini
      • Baby Lamb Chops topped with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese
      • BBQ Shrimp and Endive-Celery Slaw on Cocktail Croissants
      • Beef Short Rib Sliders, with Pickled Onion and Truffle Mayo
      • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses with Crostini, Grapes, Spiced Nuts, Dried Fruits
      • Basil Hummus and Roasted Pepper Dip with Pita Toasts, Feta and Marinated Olives
      • Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce
      • Toasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
      • Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
      • Spinach-Artichoke Arancini with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Parmesan
      • Pad Thai Spring Rolls with Chile-Lime Dip
      • Chicken-Artichoke Cannelloni Bites
      • Mac and Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
      • Beer-Battered Shrimp with House Cocktail Sauce
      • Thai Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Peanut Sauce
      • Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with Raspberry Horseradish Sauce
      • Grilled Shrimp on Skewers with Peach Cocktail Sauce
      • Maple-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
      • Pork Potstickers with Hoisin Sweet and Sour Sauce
      • Assorted Flatbread Pizzas

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $39.00

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $28.00

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Buffet Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Buffet Seated Dinner package offers a variety of foods and features two mains (i.e. beef and salmon), one starch, one vegetable and one accompaniment to complete your menu. The package also includes a served salad.

      Served Salad

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Mains

      • White Wine-Marinated Chicken Roasted with Figs and Olives
      • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breast. Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms
      • Herb-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce
      • Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Reduction
      • Grilled Sea Bass with Orange Beurre Blanc
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Served Cold, Dill Crème Fraiche on Side
      • Side of Smoked Salmon with Red Onion, Capers, Lemon, Cucumber, Dill and Crostini Lasagna of Rapini, Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Goat Cheese

      Vegetable (choose one)

      • Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
      • Roasted Root Vegetables
      • Spinach-Kale Gratin with Gruyere Cheese
      • Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese
      • Italian Green Beans Simmered with Tomato and Garlic
      • Brussels Sprouts with (or without) Pancetta and Citrus

      Accompaniment (choose one)

      • Asparagus, Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
      • Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Mustard, Scallions and Bacon
      • Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
      • Tomato, Red Onion and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
      • Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad with Sicilian Olives and Basil
      • Tortellini Salad with Pesto

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $51.00

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $33.00 (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Seated Package consists of a first course, and an entree course

      First Course

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Roasted Squash, Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Entrees

      • Basque Chicken with Spanish Chorizo, Artichoke, Tomato, Caper, Olives, over Couscous Pilaf
      • Chicken Breast, Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms, Brown Rice Pilaf, Grilled Vegetables
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Dill Crème Fraiche, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Sea Bass, Citrus-Butter Sauce, Potato-Kale Cake, Grilled Vegetables
      • Boneless Beef Short Ribs Braised with Red Wine and Olives, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet, Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes, Ale Mustard Demi-Glace, Roasted Vegetables
      • Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Herbs and Garlic, with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce, Braised Chard and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
      • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demi-Glace accompanied by Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans and Shaved Carrots

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $37.00/guest

      • A dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

  • Fees & Availability

    Events

    Facility Rental:
    Saturday and Sunday day rental: $850
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening rental: $750
    Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening rental: $1,500
    Saturday evening rental: $2,500

    Availability:

    Year-round
    Up to 4 hours
    Latest end time for day rentals: 4:00pm
    Earliest start time for evening rentals: 6:00pm

    Note

    Events with a final guest count of 31-54 adults will incur a surcharge of $500. Events with 30 adults or fewer will incur a surcharge of $1,000.

  • Included in Property Rental Fee

    • Exclusive use of the event space
    • Rectangular and round wooden dining tables
    • Wooden French bistro chairs
    • Cloth runners and tablecloths for dining tables
    • Cloth napkins for seated dinners
    • All china, stemware and flatware
    • Votive candles for tables
    • Cordless microphone
    • Ambient sound system throughout
    • Comfortable sofas, chairs and accent tables throughout
    • Outdoor lounge furniture, tall tables, bistro tables and chairs
    • Firepit and four portable heaters (weather dependent)
    • Potted plants in the spring and summer months
    • Overhead string lights on terrace
    • Landscape lighting
    • Well-lit, free parking lot
    • Security guard on parking lot for evening events
    • Directional parking signage
    • Crosswalk sign
    • Private event signage