The Top 13 Places To Host Your Next Event
Picking a great location is fundamental to taking an event from ordinary to extraordinary. St. Louis is chock-full of interesting, beautiful and unique spaces for all types of occasions, from weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and more. To help you choose which location is best for you, we’ve teamed up with 13 of the city’s event experts.
With three distinct private dining spaces, EdgeWild is a one-of-a-kind experience where guests can utilize one or a combination of spaces based on your needs and wishes. Whether you need to host a cocktail party, holiday celebration, rehearsal dinner or a graduation party, EdgeWild hosts hundreds of events each year, ranging in size, style and occasion. With cherry and oak woodwork that creates a warm and modern ambiance, EdgeWild is suitable for both casual or formal events.
Tuscan murals and French sliding doors reflecting the scene in the larger space give Balaban’s party rooms elegance and versatility. Executive Chef D. Scott Phillips’ New American and Continental cuisine pairs exquisitely with the award-winning wine cellar, sold at retail prices, in-house or elsewhere. Balaban’s embodies the best of St. Louis dining history and the best in pairing food and wine. The Library Wine Room (above) seats eight while larger party rooms accommodate 80 to 100.
You may know the Old Post Office as a national historic landmark, but what you might not know is it’s also available for parties, weddings, meetings and more. Thanks to extraordinary original construction, the preservationists who saved it and the collaborative effort of restoration and redevelopment, the unique space is ready for your next big event. What once stood at the cutting edge of 19th century technology (and now historic preservation) is a building restored to its original state of beauty and integrity waiting for your trip down the aisle, birthday celebration, working meeting or any other event you want to celebrate.
The London Tea Room’s new Hyde Park space brings you the magic of London’s premier public park right here in St. Louis. Located a block away from Tower Grove Park, the new event space includes beautiful twin chandeliers with black-and-white checkered floors that recall London’s Victorian era. Served on Antique Bone China at your table, afternoon tea arrives on three-tiered stands over pristine white tablecloths and a centerpiece of fresh flowers. With outstanding reviews since its opening, guests can count on the personal care from the owners and staff.
The London Tea Room
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 here 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 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. And if you can’t come to them, they can bring their show to you.
Take your event to the heart of the Grand Center Arts and Entertainment District at the Kranzberg Arts Center. This turn-key event space features five unique, multi-purpose spaces with professional house audio and lighting. Plan to host your next event or corporate meeting in the art studios or with a workshop for something unique. As a bonus, you get to party with a purpose when hosting your event at this space since all the revenues benefit an arts nonprofit.
An event is not complete without a catering company. For exceptional menus and packages (including an open bar!) at a price that won’t break the bank, Orlando’s Event Centers is one of the top companies to call for an all-inclusive and stress-free event. Orlando’s hosts a variety of events from wedding receptions to trade shows to business meetings and luncheons to anniversary parties, all with a wide range of menu options for you to choose from.
Known for its relaxed elegance, Herbie’s Vintage ’72 offers a farm-fresh menu that is both flexible and delicious for your next event. Enjoy Herbie’s charming bistro seating, an elegant dining room or its wine cellar that easily seats up to 50 guests for rehearsal dinners, showers or business lunches. With a friendly staff and an elegant atmosphere, you can’t really go wrong with a party at Herbie’s.
Located just over the river in St. Charles, Prasino is the perfect venue for any special occasion. Known for sourcing local, natural and organic ingredients whenever possible, Prasino has a variety of special menus for you to choose from. With two beautifully designed private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests and an array of room arrangements to select from, Prasino is there to customize and cater to your party needs.
Casual, convenient and fun, Pat’s Party Room at The Pat Connolly Tavern is a relaxed and versatile space for meetings, happy hours and any type of event you’re looking to throw. The Party Room features a private bar, TVs, a projector and screen, jukebox and private bathrooms. And don’t forget to have the event catered with Pat’s famous (and affordable!) chicken wings and toasted ravioli.
With a luxuriously decorated private dining room with an adjacent space featuring a small stage and intimate dance floor, the private upstairs dining room at Nathalie’s is a beautiful space for your next event. Enjoy the elegant farm-fresh fare, where you can set your own special menu with the chef. Whether you’re looking for a place to hold a reception, rehearsal dinner, performance, party, business meeting or anything in-between, Nathalie’s is well-suited for gatherings for up to 70 people.
Avalon Hall at Overlook Farm has a beautiful interior and exterior space for your next event. Enjoy the stone fireplace and beautiful wainscoting and woodwork in the open space. The hall comfortably accommodates any party size–from a cozy pair to a large crowd of 350! If you want to cool down after all the dancing, head outside through the French doors onto the manicured lawn to sit by the fire pit and watch Overlook’s stream pour into a goldfish pond. You can work with the on-site chef to create your own menu with farm-fresh ingredients to make your event extra special.
Located in the heart of Midtown’s Grand Center Arts and Entertainment district, .ZACK has everything under one roof to ensure and unforgettable event experience. With three unique and versatile private rooms that can hold 20 to 250 guests, the .ZACK is the perfect venue to book events from fundraisers, business luncheons, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and more. The venue has gorgeous views of downtown St. Louis, unique amenities only found at the .ZACK, free parking and 100 percent of the profits directly support the local arts in St. Louis. For more information or to reserve your space today, please contact Catering & Special Events Director Becky Hale, Becky@kranzbergartscenter.org or at 314.304.3602
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