7 Venues to Book Now For Your Big Day

By Kelsey Waananen
In Culture

St. Louis is chock-full of beautiful places to celebrate one of the most important days of your life—your wedding day. But, some might not fit your theme, the crowd or the aesthetic you’re going for, and with so many options to choose from, the search can seem daunting. Luckily, we’ve teamed up with these seven stunning venues around town to help make this part of the wedding-planning process a dream.


Overlook Farm has secured its position as one of STL’s top destination locations for a farm to-table and elegant country wedding. Nestled in the Mississippi river valley, Avalon Hall is sure to amaze, with seating for 300, stained glass windows, stone fireplace, and multi-level decks. This is only one of the farm’s five reception locations: The Courtyard, Cedarcrest Manor, Rackheath House, and The Overlook Meadow. There is something for everyone year-round on the farm; which will be the one for you?

Overlook Farm
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901 S HWY 79, Clarksville, MO 63336



If you need a little something different for your wedding day—intrigue, surprise, personality—your search is over. Boo Cat Club, a revamped historic arts venue with contemporary charm, is devoted to bringing together people in unexpected ways. With versatile spaces—the catacombs, theatre and ballroom—and offerings—a grand piano, projector and stage, among others—each wedding at Boo Cat can be customized to fit each couple’s dream wedding day.

Boo Cat Club
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812 Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108



You already love Cyrano’s Café for its impeccable wine, inventive desserts and bistro-style dining, so why not invite friends and family to enjoy it in honor of your special day? The Private Event Room at Cyrano’s Café is the perfect place for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or any other wedding-related function! Celebrate with your loved ones during a sit-down dinner or lunch for 40, or a buffet/cocktail reception for 60. With a beautiful and whimsical space unlike any other in the St. Louis area, your guests will undoubtedly be wowed.

Cyrano’s Café
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603 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119
Main Line 314.963.3232 | Private Events Line 314.963.3434


The Thaxton

Constructed in 1928 and restored to its Art Deco splendor, the historic Thaxton Building is unsurpassed in elegance (just have a look at that photo). This unique, multi-level venue is perfect for your intimate gatherings, whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, corporate function, wedding, or birthday. No matter the occasion, the opulent surroundings and superior service are sure to make your event—simple or extravagant—one that won’t soon be forgotten.

The Thaxton
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1009 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101


HSC Old Stone Chapel

Do you want your reception and ceremony in the same place? You’re in luck: Located in Historic St. Charles, The Old Stone Chapel is a one-of-a-kind chapel and reception venue that allows room for both. The chapel will seat up to 150 guests and the beautiful ballroom will seat up to 200. For your day, can enjoy gourmet meals from Old Stone Chapel’s onsite chef and even venture out to the private courtyard for stunning photo opportunities by the fireplace or water feature.

HSC – Old Stone Chapel
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1106 South Main Street St. Charles Mo 63301



Rustic murals, mirrored French sliding doors and Tuscan inspiration give Balaban’s event and party space elegance and versatility. With a “Best Of” award of excellence from Wine Spectator and many awards for its food (as well as food and wine pairings), Balaban’s rates as an incredible venue for a contemporary wedding, yet, embodies the best of St. Louis’ history. Bring close family together with dinner for eight in The Library Wine Room, lined with hundreds of special bottles from Balaban’s award-winning cellar. Or, invite your whole entourage to celebrate in a larger party space which seats 80 for a rehearsal dinner or 100 or more for a wedding party or cocktail reception.

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1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017



For the couple that wants to dance long into the night on their special day, one of the largest “floating” dance floors in the Midwest should do the trick. Boasting those 5,000 square feet of dancing space, a mood lighting system with a crystal mirrored ball and full-service bars with each wedding package, Casa Loma Ballroom is perfectly suited to host wedding receptions (for 150 or up to 850 guests) that rock. Or if you prefer a different theme, that’s okay too. The unique ballroom can be transformed to fit any vision, from fairytale to country chic.

Casa Loma Ballroom

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3354 Iowa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118

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