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 any additional suggestions from you that we can share with our readers.

Alton Gordon Moore Public Park

Bellevue Park, Belleville.  It has a beautiful gazebo and a medium size lake.

Forest Park – Waterfall off Lagoon Street, The Muny Entrance (Gazebo and beautiful lake in front of the Muny), General Grounds, the Basin area, and Old World’s Fair Pavilion are my favorites.

Waterfall in Forest Park off Lagoon Drive
Waterfall in Forest Park off Lagoon Drive
Muny Area of Forest Park
Muny Area of Forest Park

Faust Park – By The Village, Outside the Butterfly House, or at the Thornhill Mansion grounds that is behind the Butterfly House.

Missouri Botanical Garden – That’s not free, but it is beautiful.

Kiener Plaza – Now just a memory.  We will see what happens when they complete renovation.

Carondelet Park

The Water Tower off Grand

Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.   It’s $5.00 per person to enter, but it’s worth it!   They have a beautiful lake and in spring 1000 of daffodils.

Oak Knoll Park in Clayton.  It’s behind the St. Louis Artists Guild.

Oak Knoll Park in Clayton
Oak Knoll Park in Clayton

Bee Tree Park in South County.

The City Garden has a nice waterfall

Tower Grove Park – Most everyone knows about the ruins, the lily pond, and the many, many gazebos.

Tower Grove at The Ruins
Tower Grove at The Ruins

Castlewood State Park off Manchester Road in Ballwin

The J.C. Stage in St. Charles on the Riverfront.  It cost a little to rent, but it’s very nice.  They also have two other smaller pavilions.

Why not on The Arch Grounds?

Lafayette Square & Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Queeny Park in Manchester

The New Chesterfield City Park in St. Charles


St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant – Both Lake & Gazebo.

Various New Town Locations

Drace Park in Des Peres – not well known, but very nice.

Longview Farm off Clayton Road in Town & County.

Creve Coeur Lake Park

Kirkwood Trail Station (Get married inside the train station.  A great location  when the weather is bad.)

Fort Zumwalt Park

Quail Ridge Park – St. Charles County. A favorite location of mine with gazebo and beautiful lake.

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