Seated: 120
Buffet Seated: 100
Buffet Cocktail: 200 (2/3 seating)


The capacities for seated and buffet seated events are calculated using the existing rectangle tables purchased specifically for the Whittemore House. Each table seats 8 guests. 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.


Day Facility Rental:

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


There is an additional fee of $1,500 for a ceremony. Wedding ceremony price includes chairs and setup.


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.

  • Rectangular and round dining tables
  • Dining room chairs
  • White tablecloths for dining tables
  • Cloth napkins for seated dinners
  • All china, stemware and flatware
  • All bar glasses
  • Votive candles for tables
  • Cordless microphone
  • Ambient sound system throughout
  • Comfortable sofas, chairs and accent tables throughout
  • Private dressing room
  • Terrace lounge furniture, bistro tables and chairs
  • Potted plants in the spring and summer months
  • Landscape lighting

Classic Private Event Space

The Whittemore House at Washington University

Faculty club & Private event space at Washington University in St. Louis

The Whittemore House was commissioned by St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry Harstick in 1912 as a wedding gift for one of his daughters. It was later purchased by Washington University, and, since 1960, has served as a private faculty club, conference center and wedding venue. Its beautiful, stately architecture, lush outdoor setting and classy decor offer the perfect venue for a memorable, elegant event. This private event space in St. Louis will impress all of your guests, from coworkers and shareholders, to your family and friends.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream event at The Whittemore House at Washington University.

(314) 961-7588