7 Distinctive St. Louis Spaces with Character for Your Next Event
Far from being a blank canvas, these venues specialize in celebrations with a true sense of place—while offering plenty of options for making each event unique.
4 Hands Brewing Co.
St. Louis’ 4 Hands Brewing Company has developed a devoted following of craft beer lovers due to its sophisticated portfolio of specialty and year-round beer flavors, brewed in a 20,000-square-foot facility that can easily double as an event space. The beautiful industrial setting is an homage to classic St. Louis industrial architecture, with handmade wood tables and fitted stools, exposed-brick walls and plenty of natural light. 4 Hands also has the brand-new distillery, 1220 Artisan Spirits, available for events, including corporate holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and any other group of up to 175 attendees.
Barnett on Washington
The Barnett on Washington boasts a refined yet intimate setting that is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, holiday/anniversary parties and corporate events. Located in the Grand Center Arts District on Washington Boulevard inside a historic 100-year-old Mission Revival building, it features seating for up to 180 guests for a ceremony or reception—250 for a cocktail event. The venue offers an elegant bar, bridal room, cigar bar, gorgeous private outdoor patio oasis and an incredible double staircase perfect for guest-of-honor entrances. The fabulous Barnett team will be happy to help with any questions that may arise.
Cherished as a romantic and intimate setting in St. Louis, the historically charming hotel has a multitude of event space options for everything from small gatherings to momentous celebrations. The Cheshire provides four dining options on property for guests to enjoy, and any of them can also serve as a venue for events. The experienced staff can help hosts choose among multiple configurations to perfectly suit their vision. A more hidden option is the Backroom, a sophisticated private cigar lounge available only for hotel guests.
The Old Orchard Gallery
Make your next event exceptional by putting your creativity on display at The Old Orchard Gallery, located in the heart of Webster Groves. Its constantly evolving collection of original art creates a unique, sophisticated atmosphere, and the secluded outdoor courtyard gives guests the ideal place to mix, mingle and socialize. The gallery’s experienced event experts bring hosts’ creative vision to life for any occasion, with the flexibility to bring your own caterer or to choose from their team. Call 314.961.4433 or visit theoldorchardgallery.com to see how creativity is celebrated and lifelong memories are made at The Old Orchard Gallery.
Originally constructed in 1927 as a retail camera outlet for the Eastman Kodak Corporation, this historic art deco event venue specializes in boutique-style weddings and events. With architectural details that speak to the original use of the building and custom artwork throughout, the multi-level space is as aesthetically pleasing as it is accommodating, hosting up to 120 seated guests or 200 for cocktail-style events. Guests may rent the entire space or just certain levels—including the grand hall and the lower-level lounge, which plays host to a speakeasy with a vintage vibe.
You’re on top of the world at the Three Sixty Rooftop bar. Located at the apex of the Hilton at the Ballpark, this lively hot spot is the tallest rooftop terrace in St. Louis, soaring 400 feet over the downtown skyline. Named a top rooftop bar in the world for its food, drinks and amazing views of the Gateway Arch, Three Sixty is available for private and semi-private events of up to 300 people. It offers complete customization—including indoor and outdoor space combinations—that will elevate any celebration.
Wild Carrot, an urban event space in the Shaw neighborhood, was a movie theater from 1915 to 1960. Its fully restored front facade gives it the same look it had in the 1950s. Owned and operated by Casey and Laura Bunch—who live upstairs in a former dentist’s office—Wild Carrot hosts community events, ticketed gatherings, private weddings, corporate happenings and live entertainment. It boasts an eclectic vibe, with a loft area, outdoor space and a mix of lounge furniture, cocktail tables and round/rectangular tables, which fit 250 people seated or 400 people cocktail-style.
See all of these beautiful locations profiled in our recent print edition of GUIDED: Saint Louis.
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