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Missouri Botanical Garden: Ceremonies Only

Five extraordinary garden venues for your wedding ceremony

A green oasis located just southwest of downtown St. Louis, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is world-renowned for its beautiful and lush landscapes. A St. Louis jewel for more than 150 years, the Garden offers a variety of spectacular locations reserved for unforgettable wedding ceremonies. (The Garden also features additional venues for wedding receptions, Bayer Event Center and Spink Pavilion.)

Japanese Garden

Described as a “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace,” this serene 14-acre space is the Missouri Botanical Garden’s largest and most popular ceremony site. Recite your vows overlooking one of the most photographed locations in the Garden: a stunning 4 1⁄2-acre lake and historic Japanese footbridge.

Lehmann Rose Garden

Located in the heart of the Garden, this beautiful expanse of roses is the perfect setting for a breath-taking processional and ceremony. Winding walkways lead through a field of fragrant flowers to a grand gazebo and elegant fountain that will serve as the backdrop for your wedding.

Gladney Rose Garden

Choose this location for its beautiful arbors covered with climbing hybrid roses. This Garden is recognized by its charming white picket fence and exquisite Chihuly sculptures. The Gladney Rose Garden is located in front of the Linnean House near the east entrance to the Garden.

Boxwood Gazebo

This charming site is a favorite choice for small, intimate ceremonies. A quaint gazebo overlooks formal boxwood and perennial borders, and whimsical “leaping water” fountains send streams of water arching over the garden paths.

Chinese Garden

A showplace of extraordinary craftsmanship, this authentic “scholar’s garden” sets a memorable scene for your small wedding ceremony. A hand-carved white marble bridge crosses a burbling stream, leading to a traditional Chinese pavilion.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream event at Missouri Botanical Garden: Ceremonies Only.

We worked with Catering St. Louis for our wedding ceremony and day of coordination for the Missouri Botanical Garden – Japanese Garden. We were highly impressed with this vendor throughout all of our planning! We were paired to work with Dana – and she was absolutely wonderful!! Throughout the entire planning and re-planning process due to the pandemic, she was very responsive to all of the questions we had asked, organized in providing contracts and needed paperwork to us in a timely fashion, and ensured our wedding day went as amazing as we had imagined! She was onsite during our entire rehearsal & ceremony and even followed up to offer us a refund due to a malfunction in provided audio equipment during the ceremony, without us having to ask her first. She provided excellent customer service to us and was such a kind person to work with! Thanks for all of your help, Dana!
As featured on “The Knot”

Arciszewski - Balsman Wedding Ceremony Japanese Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden October 2020

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