weddings + receptions
  • Seated: 250 with no dance floor, 200 with dance floor
    Buffet Seated: 200 with no dance floor, 160 with dance floor
    Buffet Cocktail: 275 (2/3 seating)
    Station: 275 (2/3 seating)

    Note

    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.

    • Buffet Cocktail

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Cocktail Buffet Package consists of a choice of 8 items.

      • Roast Turkey with Greens, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Dressing, Multigrain Baguette
      • Vietnamese-Style Chicken “Banh Mi” Sandwich with Fresh Herbs, Greens, Sriracha Mayo, Baguette
      • Roast Chicken, Bacon, Dijon-Mayo, House Pickle, Tomato, Baguette
      • Roast Pork with Apricot Mustard and Arugula, Multigrain Baguette
      • Falafel, Feta, Cucumber Slaw, Kabob Sauce on Naan
      • Duck Confit, Korean Peanut Sauce, Miso Slaw on Rustic Rolls
      • Lobster Salad Slider
      • Smoked Salmon Platter with Red Onion, Capers, Dill, Lemon, Cucumber, Crostini
      • Baby Lamb Chops topped with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese
      • BBQ Shrimp and Endive-Celery Slaw on Cocktail Croissants
      • Beef Short Rib Sliders, with Pickled Onion and Truffle Mayo
      • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses with Crostini, Grapes, Spiced Nuts, Dried Fruits
      • Basil Hummus and Roasted Pepper Dip with Pita Toasts, Feta and Marinated Olives
      • Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce
      • Toasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
      • Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
      • Spinach-Artichoke Arancini with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Parmesan
      • Pad Thai Spring Rolls with Chile-Lime Dip
      • Chicken-Artichoke Cannelloni Bites
      • Mac and Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
      • Beer-Battered Shrimp with House Cocktail Sauce
      • Thai Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Peanut Sauce
      • Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with Raspberry Horseradish Sauce
      • Grilled Shrimp on Skewers with Peach Cocktail Sauce
      • Maple-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
      • Pork Potstickers with Hoisin Sweet and Sour Sauce
      • Assorted Flatbread Pizzas

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $39.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $28.00/guest

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Buffet Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Buffet Seated Dinner package offers a variety of foods and features two mains (i.e. beef and salmon), one starch, one vegetable and one accompaniment to complete your menu. The package also includes a served salad.

      Served Salad

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Mains

      • White Wine-Marinated Chicken Roasted with Figs and Olives
      • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breast. Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms
      • Herb-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce
      • Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Reduction
      • Grilled Sea Bass with Orange Beurre Blanc
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Served Cold, Dill Crème Fraiche on Side
      • Side of Smoked Salmon with Red Onion, Capers, Lemon, Cucumber, Dill and Crostini Lasagna of Rapini, Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Goat Cheese

      Vegetable (choose one)

      • Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
      • Roasted Root Vegetables
      • Spinach-Kale Gratin with Gruyere Cheese
      • Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese
      • Italian Green Beans Simmered with Tomato and Garlic
      • Brussels Sprouts with (or without) Pancetta and Citrus

      Accompaniment (choose one)

      • Asparagus, Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
      • Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Mustard, Scallions and Bacon
      • Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
      • Tomato, Red Onion and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
      • Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad with Sicilian Olives and Basil
      • Tortellini Salad with Pesto

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception.
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $56.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Seated Package consists of a first course, and an entree course

      First Course

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Roasted Squash, Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Entrees

      • Basque Chicken with Spanish Chorizo, Artichoke, Tomato, Caper, Olives, over Couscous Pilaf
      • Chicken Breast, Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms, Brown Rice Pilaf, Grilled Vegetables
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Dill Crème Fraiche, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Sea Bass, Citrus-Butter Sauce, Potato-Kale Cake, Grilled Vegetables
      • Boneless Beef Short Ribs Braised with Red Wine and Olives, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet, Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes, Ale Mustard Demi-Glace, Roasted Vegetables
      • Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Herbs and Garlic, with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce, Braised Chard and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
      • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demi-Glace accompanied by Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans and Shaved Carrots

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception.
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $42.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

  • Receptions

    Evening Facility Rental:
    Monday-Wednesday: $1,200
    Thursday: $1,800
    Friday & Sunday: $2,000
    Saturday: $2,500

    Availability:

    Evenings year-round
    Up to 4 hours
    Earliest start time: 6:30pm

    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 $15,000 food and beverage minimum for Saturday night events. 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
    • 60-inch round dining tables
    • Black Chavari ballroom chairs
    • Floor-length ivory tablecloths with white cotton overlays
    • White cotton napkins for seated dinners
    • All china, stemware and flatware
    • All bar glasses
    • Votive candles for tables
    • Ambient indoor lighting
    • Comfortable sofas, chairs and accent tables throughout
    • Outdoor café tables and chairs at entrance
    • Beautifully landscaped entrance
    • Landscape lighting
    • Well-lit, free parking lot
    • Private event signage

Forest Park Visitor Center

Spanish-style building with historic clock tower

The Forest Park Visitor Center was originally built in 1892 as a streetcar shelter. Today, the building’s distinctive Spanish architecture and the original clock tower serve as the perfect backdrop for events and meetings held in the park.

The Forest Park Visitor Center is home to a modern banquet facility and state-of-the-art meeting rooms. A large dining room displays the only remaining clock face original to the building and its beautiful Palladian windows overlook the park. The building’s open concept lends itself to creating an event uniquely yours. The Forest Park Visitor Center is located near many of park’s main attractions, including the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum, and features convenient, free parking.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream wedding and reception at Forest Park Visitor Center.

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5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 [MAP]

  • Capacity

    Seated: 250 with no dance floor, 200 with dance floor
    Buffet Seated: 200 with no dance floor, 160 with dance floor
    Buffet Cocktail: 275 (2/3 seating)
    Station: 275 (2/3 seating)

    Note

    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.

  • Menus

    • Buffet Cocktail

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Cocktail Buffet Package consists of a choice of 8 items.

      • Roast Turkey with Greens, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Dressing, Multigrain Baguette
      • Vietnamese-Style Chicken “Banh Mi” Sandwich with Fresh Herbs, Greens, Sriracha Mayo, Baguette
      • Roast Chicken, Bacon, Dijon-Mayo, House Pickle, Tomato, Baguette
      • Roast Pork with Apricot Mustard and Arugula, Multigrain Baguette
      • Falafel, Feta, Cucumber Slaw, Kabob Sauce on Naan
      • Duck Confit, Korean Peanut Sauce, Miso Slaw on Rustic Rolls
      • Lobster Salad Slider
      • Smoked Salmon Platter with Red Onion, Capers, Dill, Lemon, Cucumber, Crostini
      • Baby Lamb Chops topped with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese
      • BBQ Shrimp and Endive-Celery Slaw on Cocktail Croissants
      • Beef Short Rib Sliders, with Pickled Onion and Truffle Mayo
      • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses with Crostini, Grapes, Spiced Nuts, Dried Fruits
      • Basil Hummus and Roasted Pepper Dip with Pita Toasts, Feta and Marinated Olives
      • Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce
      • Toasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
      • Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
      • Spinach-Artichoke Arancini with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Parmesan
      • Pad Thai Spring Rolls with Chile-Lime Dip
      • Chicken-Artichoke Cannelloni Bites
      • Mac and Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
      • Beer-Battered Shrimp with House Cocktail Sauce
      • Thai Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Peanut Sauce
      • Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with Raspberry Horseradish Sauce
      • Grilled Shrimp on Skewers with Peach Cocktail Sauce
      • Maple-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
      • Pork Potstickers with Hoisin Sweet and Sour Sauce
      • Assorted Flatbread Pizzas

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $39.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $28.00/guest

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Buffet Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Buffet Seated Dinner package offers a variety of foods and features two mains (i.e. beef and salmon), one starch, one vegetable and one accompaniment to complete your menu. The package also includes a served salad.

      Served Salad

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Mains

      • White Wine-Marinated Chicken Roasted with Figs and Olives
      • Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breast. Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms
      • Herb-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce
      • Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Reduction
      • Grilled Sea Bass with Orange Beurre Blanc
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Served Cold, Dill Crème Fraiche on Side
      • Side of Smoked Salmon with Red Onion, Capers, Lemon, Cucumber, Dill and Crostini Lasagna of Rapini, Roasted Squash, Ricotta and Goat Cheese

      Vegetable (choose one)

      • Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
      • Roasted Root Vegetables
      • Spinach-Kale Gratin with Gruyere Cheese
      • Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese
      • Italian Green Beans Simmered with Tomato and Garlic
      • Brussels Sprouts with (or without) Pancetta and Citrus

      Accompaniment (choose one)

      • Asparagus, Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
      • Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Mustard, Scallions and Bacon
      • Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
      • Tomato, Red Onion and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
      • Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad with Sicilian Olives and Basil
      • Tortellini Salad with Pesto

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception.
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $56.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

    • Seated

      A Sampling of our menu…

      Our Seated Package consists of a first course, and an entree course

      First Course

      • Warm Goat Cheese and Rosemary Tart, Field Greens, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette, Roasted Tomato
      • Arugula, Shaved Marinated Fennel, English Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette
      • Field Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mixed Fresh Berries, Candied Pecans
      • Roasted Squash, Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
      • Belgian Endive and Spinach, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Lemon Vinaigrette
      • Arugula, Poached Figs, Crispy Pancetta, Alpine Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

      Entrees

      • Basque Chicken with Spanish Chorizo, Artichoke, Tomato, Caper, Olives, over Couscous Pilaf
      • Chicken Breast, Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Missouri Wild Mushrooms, Brown Rice Pilaf, Grilled Vegetables
      • Atlantic Salmon Roasted with Smoked Salt, Dill Crème Fraiche, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Sea Bass, Citrus-Butter Sauce, Potato-Kale Cake, Grilled Vegetables
      • Boneless Beef Short Ribs Braised with Red Wine and Olives, Leek Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables
      • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet, Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes, Ale Mustard Demi-Glace, Roasted Vegetables
      • Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Herbs and Garlic, with Tuscan Olive-Raisin Sauce, Braised Chard and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
      • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demi-Glace accompanied by Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans and Shaved Carrots

      Dessert

      • Your wedding cake cut and served for wedding reception.
      • For rehearsal dinners and other non-wedding reception events, a dessert may be added for an extra charge.

      Pricing

      Based on a 4-hour event

      Food: starts at $42.00/guest

      Bar: starts at $33.00/guest (includes wine served with dinner)

      Food station chefs/attendants: $150 each

      Service: 24% of final invoice

      Sales tax: 9.679%-11.79% depending on event location chosen

      Note

      We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut allergies, lactose intolerance).

  • Fees & Availability

    Receptions

    Evening Facility Rental:
    Monday-Wednesday: $1,200
    Thursday: $1,800
    Friday & Sunday: $2,000
    Saturday: $2,500

    Availability:

    Evenings year-round
    Up to 4 hours
    Earliest start time: 6:30pm

    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 $15,000 food and beverage minimum for Saturday night events. 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.

  • Included in Property Rental Fee

    • Exclusive use of the event space
    • 60-inch round dining tables
    • Black Chavari ballroom chairs
    • Floor-length ivory tablecloths with white cotton overlays
    • White cotton napkins for seated dinners
    • All china, stemware and flatware
    • All bar glasses
    • Votive candles for tables
    • Ambient indoor lighting
    • Comfortable sofas, chairs and accent tables throughout
    • Outdoor café tables and chairs at entrance
    • Beautifully landscaped entrance
    • Landscape lighting
    • Well-lit, free parking lot
    • Private event signage