The Ideal Venue Sets the Tone for Your Big Day

Do you have an idea of what you want your wedding to be, but aren’t sure where or how to start? We can help! We’ve got the perfect venue for each kind of bride:

For the Romantic Traditionalist

If you’re looking for an historic, Spanish-style setting, consider the Forest Park Visitor Center.

Originally built in 1892, this distinctive structure and its original clock tower can give you a dramatic backdrop for your wedding photos and a spacious setting for your big day. Did we mention that this venue is in Forest Park? If you’ve dreamt of celebrating your wedding in a St. Louis landmark, this may be the venue for you. 

Do you dream of Tuscany? Do you love visiting the Italian restaurants on The Hill? Are you looking for something a little old-fashioned and a little romantic? Oliva on the Hill may be the venue you’re looking for.

You’ll love the terrazzo floors, high-beamed ceilings, graceful archways and outdoor terrace.

Another choice for classic style is City Cottage on Chouteau.

This 100-year-old brick underwent a complete renovation in 2011. Today, it is a French countryside-inspired unique wedding venue that features hardwood floors, brick walls, a fireplace and several memorable backdrops for photos. Outside, your guests will find landscaped gardens and a fountain on the beautiful back terrace. 

The Whittemore House, renovated in 2013, is another venue with Old World detail and loads of charm.

With plaster-molded ceilings and a grand staircase, this elegant space has everything you dreamed of when you imagined your classic wedding. The expansive backyard with landscaped gardens is enchanting. We guarantee your guests will be dazzled. 

For the Boho Bride Looking for a Rustic or Outdoor Wedding

If you’ve always dreamed of a more casual wedding–maybe outdoors, maybe on an old farm–we have beautiful options for you. Whether you’re imagining an elegant Southern wedding, a simple country ceremony or a rustic bohemian event, our venues will set just the tone you’re looking for.

If rustic is more your style, consider Three Barn Farm, just an hour north of the Chesterfield Valley in Pike County.

This New England-style farmhouse, 1914 dairy barn and hilly lakeside property will make you swoon. 

If you love the outdoors but prefer something a little more sophisticated, consider the gorgeous vineyard location at St. Albans.

Overlooking the Missouri River, this venue features a romantic fountain, a pavilion with a large stone fireplace and iron chandeliers. Don’t miss the beautiful turn-of-the-century stone mansion, built by renowned architect Theodore Link, which can accommodate your wedding party and give you a dramatic setting for your vows. 

For the Artsy Urban Sophisticate

Brides who prefer chic urban settings will love the dramatic Bayer Hall at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

With floor-to-ceiling windows and a chandelier designed by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, you’ll feel like a modern sophisticate.

Another option at the same location is the Spink Pavilion.

Built in 1859 by Henry Shaw, this venue is situated on the garden’s grand plaza, which overlooks three large reflecting pools filled with colorful water lilies and bordered by tulips and unusual summer annuals. From the pavilion, you can see the Milles Sculpture Garden and the domed conservatory. It’s a fairytale wonderland in the middle of the city. 

Art-lovers will also want to check out the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

Located in downtown Clayton, this wedding venue in St. Louis isn’t only the oldest arts organization this side of the Mississippi. It’s also a beautiful gallery space located in an iconic, mid-century building. This setting features 16-foot ceilings and gallery walls lined with colorful works of art. If you want an urban space in the center of Clayton’s creative community, you won’t want to miss this venue. For style and sophistication, there’s nothing else like it. 

Reach Out to Catering St. Louis

Still unsure? We invite you to browse our photos or give one of our planners a call. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect wedding venue in St. Louis.
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