Wedding Locations

Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Backyard Wedding

Getting married is a major life event that you’ll never forget. If you’re planning to walk down the aisle with that special someone, a backyard wedding could be a great way to say your vows and tie the knot.  However – it may not be as “budget” friendly as you might think.  So, be sure…

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Beautiful Outdoor Locations for Romantic Weddings/Elopements – Low or NO Costs

With the weather turning nicer, many brides have requested information about LOW COST or NO COSTS locations where they can get married.   We put this list together some time ago, but I think it was a great idea to update it, as there are some new additions we wanted to include. Did we miss something? …

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Finding Venue with Character

Are you looking for a VENUE with CHARACTER to host your wedding or reception?   Here are some unique venues that we selected. Tuscany Landing Tuscany Landing is the perfect marriage of country and elegance in a beautiful natural setting. It includes 6 1/2 acres. of private event space, a beautiful pond with walking paths, various…

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First Steps of Wedding Planning is Choosing a Wedding Venue

After creating a wedding budget, your first big decision is choosing your wedding venue.  Choosing your wedding venue is a big decision as it impacts your entire wedding – number of guests, theme, menu, and more. Review these factors before signing that contact: Location:   You need to consider your guests and how they will arrive. …

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Top Planning Tips for a Destination Wedding

Photo Credit:  Jessica Claire Photography   More couples today are turning to destination weddings from beach locations stateside to international locations such as Riviera Maya, Punta Cana, Montego Bay.  The majority of couples who choose destination weddings are doing so to find extra unique opportunities for themselves and their guests.  While many people assume the…

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Is a Tent for your Outdoor Wedding in Your Budget?

  Are you planning an outdoor wedding?  If so, do you have contingency plans in place?  What happens if it rains on your wedding day?  Can you afford to rent a tent?  Having room in your budget for a tent will keep you sane and stress free, and even if it’s a bright and sunny…

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Outdoor Places with Gazebos or Gardens

Recently we had a future bride ask about outdoor places with gazebos or gardens that could be used for wedding ceremonies.  (She was looking for FREE or almost free!) I can’t believe we haven’t written about this.  So – I tossed together some locations that come to mind.  We, of course, would love to hear…

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Oakland House – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE NAME:  Oakland House Address:  (City, State, Zip) 7801 Genesta Ave., Afton, MO 63123 Website: www.AfftonOaklandHouse.com Phone: 314-352=5654 Representative: Jean McDaniel (314-821-7166) Facebook Site: www.Facebook.com/OaklandHouseSt.Louis Description:  Oakland House is a special beautiful historic home which can accommodate inside ceremonies up to 70 guests or 64 guests for a sit down reception.   There is a…

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Hyatt at The Arch – Venue Profile Review

 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch Address: 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 Website: http://stlouisarch.hyatt.com/en/hotel/weddings.html Phone: 314-655-1234 Representative: Jessica Schuette, Wedding Sales Manager Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/hyattregencystlouisatthearch Twitter Site: https://mobile.twitter.com/hyattstl Description: Give your special day every advantage for romance and ambiance nestled in vibrant downtown St. Louis. Whether you’ve dreamed of a lavish affair…

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Omni Hotel – Venue Profile Review

Omni Majestic Hotel  Address:   1019 Pine Street St. Louis, MO 63101 Website: _www.omnimajestic.com Phone:  (314) 436-2355 Representative:  Charlynne Zelee Description:   Classic elegance meets modern comfort in a package that’s for sure to please. Housed in a structure originally built in 1913 and that’s now a National Historic Landmark, this downtown St. Louis hotel is a…

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Sheldon Concert Hall – Venue Profile Review

The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 Website: www.thesheldon.org Phone: 314.533.9900 Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/thesheldon Twitter Site: https://twitter.com/sheldonstl Description: The Sheldon invites you to experience the elegance of a bygone era. Located in the Grand Center Arts and entertainment district in midtown St. Louis, The Sheldon has reigned among…

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Beyond Broadway – Venue Profile Review

VENUE: Patty Long Catering’s Beyond Broadway Website: www.pattylongcatering.com Phone: 314-621-9598 Representative: Jackie Ilg Email: Jackie@pattylongcatering.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondBroadwaySTL Instagram: patty_long_catering Description: Located at 112 Sidney Street, Beyond Broadway was formerly the site of the A.E. Schmidt billiards factory. This building dates back to 1847 and stands on the original banks of the Mississippi River. It offers…

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Patty Long Catering’s 9th Street Loft – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE:   Patty Long Catering’s 9th Street Abbey Website: www.pattylongcatering.com Phone: 314-621-9598 Representative: Jackie Ilg Email: Jackie@pattylongcatering.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/9thStreetAbbey Twitter: N/A Instagram: patty_long_catering Description: Today, the 9th Street Abbey is a destination for wedding celebrations, corporate events and holiday parties. The interior boasts cathedral ceilings with magnificent original stained glass windows. The beautiful patio garden…

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Quail Ridge Lodge – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE: The Lodge at Quail Ridge Website: http://parks.sccmo.org/parks Phone: 636-949-7535 Request a Special Authorization Form for your event. Representative: Bettie Yahn-Kramer or Reservation Specialist Email: parks@sccmo.org Description: Quail Ridge Lodge is a very popular venue and is usually booked at least a year in advance. It is a single floor facility with a large,…

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St. Louis Union Station – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE:  St. Louis Union Station Website: stlunionstationhotel.com Phone: 314.802.3131 Representative: Jaci Spindler Email: jspindler@lhmc.com Facebook: facebook.com/stlouisunionstationhotel Twitter: Instagram: instagram.com/unionstationstl Description:     SPECIFICATIONS: Venue Type: (Either Banquet, Restaurant, Golf Course CC, Winery, Hotel, Historic Home, Historic Bldg, or other) Grand Hall: Historic Hotel Regency Ballroom: Modern Hotel Ballroom Midway: Historic Hotel Grand Ballroom: Modern…

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Landry’s Seafood House – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE:   Landry’s Seafood House Phone:  314-231-4040 Representative:  Brooke Underwood Email:  stlo@ldry.com Facebook: Twitter: Instagram Description:  Location!  Location!  Location!  What a fun place.  Your guests can browse around Union Station with all the beautiful amenities.  Capture photos on the bridge crossing the pond.  We offer 2 different semi-private banquet rooms that would be perfect for…

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Renaissance St. Louis Airport – Venue Profile Review

  VENUE: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Website: www.renaissancestlouisap.com Phone: 314-890-3027 Representative: Rachel Simon Email: rsimon@renaissancestlouisap.com Facebook: Renaissance St. Louis Airport   SPECIFICATIONS: Venue Type: (Either Banquet, Restaurant, Golf Course CC, Winery, Hotel, Historic Home, Historic Bldg, or other) hotel Venue Style: (Classic, Traditional, Outdoor w/Gazebo, Gardens, Barn, other) classic Total Minimum & Maximum Number of…

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Chandler Hill Vineyards – Venue Profile Review

VENUE: Chandler Hill Vineyards Website: www.chandlerhillvineyards.com Phone: 636-798-2675 Representative: Becky Dunston (Senior Events Manager) Email: becky@chandlerhillvineyards.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerHillVineyards?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChandlerHillV Instagram https://instagram.com/chandlerhillv/ Description: Winery, Vineyards, Restaurant, Event Venue, Open Year Round SPECIFICATIONS: Venue Type: (Either Banquet, Restaurant, Golf Course CC, Winery, Hotel, Historic Home, Historic Bldg, or other) Winery, Restaurant, Event Venue Venue Style: (Classic,…

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Kuhs Estate & Farm – A Venue Review

Kuhs Estate & Farm is a private historic 150 acre estate and farm located in Spanish Lake, Missouri.  It is a beautiful location on the Missouri Bluffs that overlooks the Confluence.  It is known for its gorgeous landscape, quaint farm, stunning rock garden and beautiful scenic vistas. This venue consists of two sides that may…

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Hermann Hill – Venue Review

One of the most delightful locations not too far from St. Louis is Hermann Hill.  It started as just a Bed & Breakfast, but soon grew into a wonderful wedding venue.  It is situation on a hill and overlooks the Missouri river.  They have a beautiful chapel, large open-window reception room, great dressing rooms, a…

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The Joy of a Small Wedding

  Many couples are choosing a small wedding as it can be far more intimate than a traditional large wedding and let’s face it a small wedding can generally be within the reach of most people’s budget.  Inviting just a few close friends and immediate family members will allow you to choose options that might…

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Local Wedding & Photo Destinations – Low Cost

Today I wanted to share with you several of the low-cost wedding and photo locations that have been suggested for a fabulous wedding and beautiful wedding photography. The first is a low-cost and scenic spot located on the St. Charles riverfront with the ceremony on the Jaycee Stage.  A raised pavilion provides protection from any…

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