Seated: 90
Buffet Seated: 60
Buffet Cocktail: 150 (2/3 seating)


The capacities for seated and buffet seated events are calculated using 60-inch round tables with 10 guests at each. Any deviation (altering the number of guests at each table, adding a “head” table, and/or changing the shape of a table from round to square and/or rectangle) will decrease capacity and may cause you to incur extra charges.


Day Facility Rental:

Monday – Friday: $500
Saturday: $2,500
Sunday: $1,500

Evening Facility Rental:

Monday – Wednesday: $750
Thursday or Friday: $2,000
Saturday: $2,500
Sunday: $1,500


Up to 4 hours

Latest end time for day rentals: 4:00pm

Earliest start time for evening rentals: 6:00pm


All ceremonies at the Garden take place in the outdoor gardens. To view Missouri Botanical Garden ceremony sites, click here.


There is a $500 additional setup fee, which includes setup, breakdown and cleaning before and after the event. 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
  • Use of the entire garden for photographs
  • 60-inch round dining tables
  • Venue specific chairs
  • Floor-length ivory linens with white cotton overlays
  • Cloth napkins for seated dinners
  • All china, stemware and flatware
  • All bar glasses
  • Votive candles for tables
  • Ambient sound system throughout
  • Overhead string lights on terrace
  • Landscape lighting
  • Well-lit, free and secured parking lot
  • Missouri Botanical Garden security guard on property
  • Directional parking sign
  • Private event signage

Garden Venue

Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden

Majestic stone gatehouse at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden was built in 1859 to serve as the main entrance to the Missouri Botanical Garden, and it has now been restored into a beautiful event garden venue. The Spink Pavilion sits on the garden’s Grand Plaza, overlooking three large reflecting pools filled with colorful water lilies bordered by tulips, pansies and unusual summer annuals. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer guests a full view of the gardens with no obstructions, so you and your guests can enjoy the majesty of the Missouri Botanical Gardens from your event. The Spink Pavilion offers ample space for your guests to mingle, as well as an intimate feel that makes them feel comfortable and welcome, no matter the event.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream event at Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden.

I had our son’s rehearsal dinner on 6/10/22 at the Spink Pavilion at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Tina Opdenbrouw was our event planner. I could not have asked for a better experience. The food was amazing, the staff the night of the event were amazing, and the planning part with Tina was stellar! I wish I could post my professional pictures but cannot at this time. Hope to post later. The wedding was 6/11/22. Wedding guests that were not invited heard how wonderful our rehearsal dinner turned out and wanted to know why they were not invited. Without the help of this great staff I could not have done this and made such wonderful family memories. This night was worth every penny I paid for 60 guests.

Williams Rehearsal Dinner Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden June 2022


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