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

Note

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.

Receptions

Day Facility Rental:

Saturday: $2,500
Sunday: $1,500

Evening Facility Rental:

Monday-Wednesday: $750
Thursday, Friday and Sunday: $1,500
Saturday: $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


Ceremonies

There is an additional fee of $1,200 for a ceremony in conjunction with your reception. Wedding ceremony price includes chairs and setup.


Note

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

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.

With stately architecture, classic decor and lush outdoor settings, this venue is ideal for a traditional wedding. For couples who dream of an elegant, memorable affair, there’s no better place than The Whittemore House.

This beautiful estate overlooking the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis was originally constructed in 1912 as a private residence, a wedding gift commissioned by St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry Harstick for one of his daughters. The Whittemore House was later purchased by Washington University. Since 1969, it has been used as a private faculty club, conference center, and a classic wedding venue.

The Whittemore House has been completely renovated, keeping elegant, Old World detail, such as the handcrafted woodwork and custom plaster-molded ceilings throughout the house, while adding modern amenities. The main rooms on the first floor of the house feature hardwood floors, two large fireplaces, leaded casement windows and a grand staircase with intricately carved wood railing. In the dining rooms, large bay windows overlook the expansive backyard, which includes an awning-covered brick terrace, a cedar pergola and landscaped gardens. On the second floor of the house there are meeting rooms and a bride’s dressing room.

This beautiful estate overlooking the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis was originally constructed in 1912 as a private residence, a wedding gift commissioned by St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry Harstick for one of his daughters. The Whittemore House was later purchased by Washington University. Since 1969, it has been used as a private faculty club and conference center. Today, it offers the perfect setting for a once-in-a-lifetime event like a class reunion, retirement or anniversary party, or any important social occasion.

The Whittemore House has been completely renovated, keeping elegant, Old World detail, such as the handcrafted woodwork and custom plaster-molded ceilings throughout the house, while adding modern amenities. The main rooms on the first floor of the house feature hardwood floors, two large fireplaces, leaded casement windows and a grand staircase with intricately carved wood railing. In the dining rooms, large bay windows overlook the expansive backyard, which includes an awning-covered brick terrace, a cedar pergola and landscaped gardens. On the second floor of the house there are meeting rooms and a dressing room. When it’s time to celebrate with your loved ones, visit The Whittemore House for an unforgettable experience.

When a business event matters and making the right impression is absolutely essential, you need a venue that is sophisticated enough to match the tone of the event itself. The Whittemore House at prestigious Washington University gives you the perfect setting for your corporate function.

This beautiful estate overlooking the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis was originally constructed in 1912 as a private residence, a wedding gift commissioned by St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry Harstick for one of his daughters. The Whittemore House was later purchased by Washington University. Since 1969, it has been used as a private faculty club and conference center.

The Whittemore House has been completely renovated, keeping elegant, Old World details such as the handcrafted woodwork and custom plaster-molded ceilings throughout the house, while adding modern amenities. The main rooms on the first floor of the house feature hardwood floors, two large fireplaces, leaded casement windows and a grand staircase with intricately carved wood railing. In the dining rooms, large bay windows overlook the expansive backyard, which includes an awning-covered brick terrace, a cedar pergola and landscaped gardens. On the second floor of the house there are meeting rooms and a dressing room. Whether you are hosting a corporate dinner, a product launch, a seminar or any other business function, The Whittemore House gives you everything you need for a successful event.

Your mission is an important one—important enough to give it the setting it deserves. When you host a fundraising event at The Whittemore House, you lend your event the kind of sophistication that will awe your donors and guests and advance your cause.

This beautiful estate overlooking the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis was originally constructed in 1912 as a private residence, a wedding gift commissioned by St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Henry Harstick for one of his daughters. The Whittemore House was later purchased by Washington University. Since 1969, it has been used as a private faculty club and conference center.

The Whittemore House has been completely renovated, keeping elegant, Old World detail, such as the handcrafted woodwork and custom plaster-molded ceilings throughout the house, while adding modern amenities. The main rooms on the first floor of the house feature hardwood floors, two large fireplaces, leaded casement windows and a grand staircase with intricately carved wood railing. In the dining rooms, large bay windows overlook the expansive backyard, which includes an awning-covered brick terrace, a cedar pergola and landscaped gardens. On the second floor of the house there are meeting rooms and a dressing room. When you want to plan a fundraising event that is both welcoming and impressive, there’s no better venue than The Whittemore House.