13 Memorable Event Spaces In St. Louis

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St. Louis is packed with memorable locations for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, meetings and more. And no matter what the occasion, the location can make or break your event. That’s why ALIVE has teamed up with 13 of the city’s best spots to make your next bash the best yet.


Whether you are planning a gala, a concert or an exposition, the expansive William D. Purser, DC Center at Logan University is a top pick for your next event. The nearly 10,000-square-foot lobby space boasts floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows for great views of the outdoors while guests are comfortable inside. The convertible Walters Auditorium and Mabee Lecture halls both offer great flexibility, dividing to accommodate for 50-, 900- or 1,500-person events.

If the outdoors appeal to your senses, the 900-person capacity Loomis Amphitheatre will certainly excite your guests. The Purser Center also boasts all the necessary behind-the-scenes spaces that power successful productions, including a separate catering room, VIP lounge, queuing room and audiovisual control room.

William D. Purser, DC Center
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1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017


Gateway Center believes that if it’s your event, then it’s a special event. They work closely with clients to plan every detail, personalizing a gathering and executing it flawlessly. We love that throughout the process, Gateway Center strives to make sure that your experience is pleasant, with friendly attitudes and top-notch service. Located in Collinsville, IL, just 10 minutes from Downtown St. Louis, Gateway Center is convenient for STL residents. And for your out-of-town guests? The proximity to hotels, attractions and free parking is a major bonus. That’s just a few reasons why so many of their events are held by repeat clients.

Need more to love? The beautiful event space, affordable pricing, delicious in-house catering, decoration packages, advanced technology and experienced staff all ensure your gathering will be a great success.

Gateway Center
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One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL  62234


Located at the entrance to Grand Center, Barnett on Washington stands out as a unique and historically significant venue designed by notable architect T.P Barnett. The staff specialize in providing a rich, vibrant experience accented by a bright and inviting atmosphere. The event space holds up to 180 people for seated events and 300 for cocktail-style occasions. When it comes to choosing food vendors, event spaces often have limited access, but not so at Barnett: You’ll enjoy the flexibility of being able to choose from a list of nine preferred caterers. Planning an event in the warmer months? Explore their beautiful outdoor patio. Find more information and a host of great photos on Barnett’s website.

Barnett on Washington
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For more information contact Lisa Acree at lacree@barnettonwashington.com
3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103


We’re sure you know that Three Kings Public House in the Delmar Loop is a great place to grab a brew. What you might not know is that it’s also equipped to throw a stand-out event. Offering upscale pub food with a Mediterranean twist, Three Kings Public House features more than 22 beers on tap, 40 craft beers by the bottle and a one-of-a-kind beer cellar list you won’t find anywhere else in St. Louis. This locally owned restaurant is a proud supporter of Missouri and Illinois farms, providing patrons with the freshest produce picked at the peak of the season.

Three Kings Public House
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6307 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130


Whether you are planning a meeting for 20, a luncheon for 100 or a wedding reception for 300, Norwood Hills Country Club has a beautiful room to accommodate. Let the experienced staff at Norwood Hills bring your celebration to life. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor rooms and work with Executive Chef Bernard Pilon to build the perfect menu. Norwood Hills certainly caters to every desire: Each event is customized to fit your needs, making it the perfect fit for a stunning event in a private club setting.

Norwood Hills Country Club
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1 Norwood Hills Country Club Drive, St. Louis, MO  63121
For more information contact Zina Dambrouskaya at Zina@NorwoodHills.com
314.521.0682 ext. 211


Located in the heart of the historic Grand Center arts district, the Kranzberg Arts Center is St. Louis’ premier events venue. With professionally outfitted black box and studio theaters, a versatile gallery space, and the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, the KAC is uniquely suited to host a dynamic range of events. From private parties and corporate fundraisers, to concerts and theater, the KAC offers a fresh atmosphere for any event seeking a creative destination.

Kranzberg Arts Center
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501 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103


Built in 1823, the historic Bissell Mansion Dinner Theatre is St. Louis’ oldest brick home and houses the original participatory mystery dinners. Host your next event to provide an unforgettable experience for friends and family to laugh, dine and celebrate. Try a private murder mystery dinner show any day of the week or evening for as few as 30 people or up to 135. The night will include a “to-die-for” four-course meal with wine as you attempt to solve a hilarious crime.

Bissell Mansion Dinner Theatre
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4426 Randall Place, St. Louis, MO 63107

Tenderloing Room

The five-star fine dining experience you’ll find at The Tenderloin Room sets this venue apart from other locations: You can find high quality food and service without the stuffy atmosphere. You’ll also find that casual attire is welcome and the menu is reasonably priced. That, paired with a comfortable bar and complimentary valet parking, makes The Tenderloin Room an excellent choice for any size business function. They are open for lunch Tuesday through Friday and have been locally and family owned since 1989. Find more information on their website.

The Tenderloin Room
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232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108


Whether you’re taking the team out after a big game or have a more formal event coming up, Llywelyn’s Pub can accommodate you. All six locations offer private or semi-private rooms for your event with specialized banquet menus to fit a variety of needs. The convenience of being able to choose a location near you, whether you’re in St. Charles, St. Louis or beyond, makes planning an event that much easier. The spacious event rooms can accommodate 30 to 150 people and with more than 28 beers on tap and a full bar, your guests won’t leave thirsty.

Llywelyn’s Pub
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Multiple locations: Central West EndSoulardWebster GrovesSt. Charles RiverfrontWildwoodWingHaven
Contact Jen Bettag at events@llywelynspub.com for more information. 


Gallery 400 combines contemporary elegance with landmark building’s historic charm in the heart of Downtown. With nearly 7,000 square feet of space, Gallery 400 is perfect for receptions, luncheons, anniversaries, reunions and almost any event you can think of for up to 700 guests. Benefits of the space also include a state-of-the-art audio/visual system (including up-lighting), full-service bar and beverage service options and valet service. Outside caterers are welcome.

Gallery 400
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400 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102


A rocking gala for 400, an elegant wedding for 200 or a business dinner for 30—whatever your vision, the Missouri Athletic Club can bring it to life. The MAC has been the premier social, dining and athletic club for St. Louisans since 1903. See what platinum-level service means when you host an event assisted by the Club’s experienced and creative staff. Events shine in the historic Missouri Ballroom, featuring 18-foot ornamental ceilings, crystal chandeliers and timeless elegance.

Missouri Athletic Club
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Downtown Clubhouse
405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102
West Clubhouse
1777 Des Peres Road, Town & Country, MO 63131

Tap Room DuskLR2

Experience a unique private event space at the first brewpub in St. Louis after Prohibition’s end with a wide selection of Schlafly Beer. The Schlafly Tap Room has created a space perfect for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, corporate events and other occasions. Wow your guests with a building that is on the National Registry of Historic Places, located on a historic city block in a stunning room with original interior brick walls and 12-foot windows. The Club Room is the ideal size for 50 to 120 people for a seated dinner and equipped for up to 200 for a cocktail party.

Schlafly loves ALIVErs! Mention this blog post for $150 off of your room rental fee. This offer is for new contracts only and the contract must be signed by April 15, 2015.

The Schlafly Tap Room
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2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103
To book call direct at 314.241.BEER ext. 228 or email parties@schlafly.com


You’ll be swept away by the scenic landscapes and sophisticated lodging at Overlook Farm in Clarksville. Plan a wedding at one of their idyllic locations, have a lively birthday celebration or host a remarkable company retreat. There are a variety of entertainment options and venues on the farm to choose from, including Avalon Hall, the definition of luxury and country elegance. To begin planning your event or to learn more about Overlook Farm’s versatile event settings, please contact Bethany Fox at 573.242.3838.

Overlook Farm
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901 S. Highway 79, Clarksville, MO 63336

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