Post # 1
First, I’d like to introduce myself I am a St. Louis native recently relocated to San Diego. My Fiance and I met in St. Louis about two years ago.
We are looking to have our small wedding back home in St. Louis but we don’t know really where to look. It appears most places cater to larger parties of 200 or more and were looking for something along the lines of 35-50 guests. We are leaning towards a restaurant but don’t know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Hi, and welcome!
The Jewel Box is really pretty. It can accomodate larger groups, but would be a really pretty setting. Also, the Larimore Plantation is really pretty! You can visit their place here:
You can always try googling “small reception venues” and “St. Louis”. HTH!
Post # 4
What type of wedding “feel” are you going for? It may help me make a suggestion. 🙂
Post # 5
I had the opposite problem! There’s a winery near St. Louis called Chandler Hill that I think would be excellent for the size of your wedding- gorgeous inside and out, you could plan for outdoors but always have the indoor backup for rain with plenty of extra space. Their planner is adorable and super nice, they have a room upstairs for the bride / bridesmaids to get ready in that you get for the entire day, delicious food and of course their own wine!
Also, I’d look in the Central West End… there are some great restaurants there that would work, I think one called Wildflower has a private room upstairs that is really pretty.
Cafe DeMenil, City Museum, Bevo Mill, Thaxton Speakeasy, Historic Hawken House, Schlafly, Morgan Street Brewery, Chimney Rock Guest House
There’s a place on the Hill that I cannot remember the name of for the life of me but it was definitely much smaller than we could go for and was absolutely gorgeous…
Sometimes I wish I’d been able to plan a smaller wedding, if you can’t tell from the mass of suggestions 🙂 Hope that helps!
Post # 6
Thanks for all the suggestions, ladies. We are looking pretty hard at Moulin and going to do both ceremony and reception.
Post # 7
When you talk with Moulin, make sure you discuss parking. We went to a wedding there last October and by the time we got there, there was no more parking (self parking or valet) and we had to walk about 4 blocks, which is not so much fun in heels and in the dark. Other than that, the food was very good there!
Post # 8
The mad art gallery is really different and fun! I think I have written it on a few posts on this site but — it is so sheek and way too small for our wedding