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8 Things to Do Right After Getting Engaged

  Congratulations on your engagement!  This is such an exciting time in your life.   So – just how do you start to plan a wedding?  Where do you start?   First – Celebrate the Engagement! Take a moment to relax and truly enjoy the feeling of being engaged.  It’s a moment worth celebrating and you…

Colleen’s Journey – Wedding Planning – Part 2 “Choosing a Venue”

  Welcome back, St. Louis brides!  The next step in your wedding planning process definitely requires a glass (or three) of wine!  It’s time to think about your venue!  This was definitely the most stressful part of wedding planning that I’ve experienced so far.  Yet, once it’s over you can breathe a HUGE sigh of…

Colleen’s Journey To Her Dream Wedding – Introduction

Hello St. Louis Brides! We are introducing a new “feature.”  Colleen, one of our very own team mates is getting married this year, and we’ve asked her to share with you her journey as she prepares for her wedding this coming July.  Witness her decisions, frustrations, and joy as she journeys to her “Dream Wedding”….

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11 Things to Know BEFORE you talk to any Wedding Vendor

As couples begin planning for their wedding most are in completely new territory. Hiring a venue, photographer, bakery, caterer, florist, and all the other services that make for a wedding isn’t something they do regularly. As a result, most couples have no idea what questions to ask potential vendors. Then, armed with limited and often…

20+ Ideas to Create a Wedding Reception that will Entertain and Wow!
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20+ Ideas to Create a Wedding Reception that will Entertain and Wow!

What will guests most remember about your wedding?  While great food is always important,  it’s so much more than that.  Your reception is the biggest party that you will ever plan, and while it marks the importance of the fact that you just married the love of your life, your guests will look to you…

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Are you looking for a Distinctive Destination for your wedding?

Are you looking for a Distinctive Destination for your wedding?    Here are fourteen suggestions of great wedding venues that will set your wedding apart.   These are just a few of the great locations you can find at our sister site, VenuesofStLouis.com.   Garth Woodside Manion, Hannibal, Missouri  – www.garthmansion.com Contact: Julie Phone:  888-427-8409 Of the…

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What Everyone Needs to Know When Planning a Wedding

I’ve seen a fairly large number of weddings, and I can guarantee you that there has never been a perfect wedding.   But here are seven things that are KEY to a GREAT WEDDING. Here’s the crazy thing about most weddings.  You and your partner will share very little time together on the most important day…

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Be the Best You!

Brides – Stop fretting over trying to become the “perfect” you and just be you on your wedding day. Are you feeling a lot of pressure to perhaps lose weight for your wedding?   Are you concerned about what you perceive as imperfections in your appearance such as a chipped tooth?   Is this self-examination and self-criticism…

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The Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

VENUE NAME: The Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse or The Norman K. Probstein Golf Course Clubhouse in Forest Park Address: 6141 Lagoon Drive, St. Louis Missouri, 63112 Website: www.forestparkgc.com Phone: 314.367.6648 Representative: Amy Milne Facebook Site: www.forestparkgc.com Email Address: AMilne@Arcisgolf.com Description: The Clubhouse offers a unique setting, conveniently located in Forest Park. Vaulted ceilings, wood…

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St Louis Art Museum – Venue Profile Review

VENUE NAME:  St Louis Art Museum Address:   1 Fine Arts Dr, St Louis, MO 63110 Website:  http://www.slam.org/dining/social.html Phone:  314-655-5387 Representative:  Erica Stone Facebook Site:  https://www.facebook.com/PanoramaAtTheSaintLouisArtMuseum/?fref=ts Twitter Site: none Description: Showcasing stunning facilities, as well as classic galleries including Sculpture Hall, the Saint Louis Art Museum is an elegant setting for your special event. With many…

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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center – Venue Profile Review

Venue Name: Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center Address (City, State, Zip): Grafton, IL. 62037 Website: www.pmlodge.net Phone Number:  618-786-2331 Representative: Leslie Franklin (Advertising and Marketing) Arielle Tewell (Director of Catering & Wedding Coordinator) Facebook Site: Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center Twitter Site: @pmlodge Description of venue:  Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is…

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Concordia Turner – Venue Profile Review

VENUE NAME:   The Black Forest Room at Concordia Turners Address: 6432 Gravois Ave. St. Louis, MO 63116 Website: ConcordiaTurners.org Phone: 314-352-9388 Representative: Maria Brett Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/concordiaturners/?ref=bookmarks Description: Our renovated Bavarian Style Black Forest Room and Bar is the perfect setting for your south St. Louis wedding reception, anniversary, birthday or other special occasion….

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Four Seas Banquet Facility – Venue Profile Review

The Four Seas Banquet Facility 1910 Serbian Drive St. Louis, MO 63104 Website: http://www.fourseasbanquetfacility.com/ Phone: 314.246.9162 (text or voice) Representative: Megan Spink Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Seas-Banquet-Center/213739131993515 Description: Located just west of the Soulard Neighborhood, we offer a 320 person capacity non-smoking hall, courtyard, patio, event staff, facility set-up, clean-up, table linens, chair covers,china, silverware, glassware, food and…

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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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Fabulous Fox Theatre – Venue Profile Review

VENUE NAME:  __Fabulous Fox Theatre__ Address:  (City, State, Zip) ___527 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103 _________ Website: ____http://www.fabulousfox.com/_____ Phone: _____314-657-5051__________ Representative: ___Cassi Zigler_____________ Facebook Site: ____https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfox_________ Twitter Site: _____https://twitter.com/foxtheatrestl__________ SPECIFICATIONS: Venue Type:  (Either Banquet, Restaurant, Golf Course, Winery, Hotel, Historic Home, Historic Bldg. or other) __Historic Building_____. Venue Style: (Classic, Traditional, Outdoor, Garden,…

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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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The Christy Banquet Center – Venue Profile Venue

VENUE: The Christy Banquet Center Two Locations: 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366 5856 Christy Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63116 Website: www.TheChristy.com Phone: 636-240-7772 O’Fallon, 314-287-5263 St. Louis Representative: Ron Preiss – O’Fallon, Kelly – St. Louis Email: ron@thechristy.com – kelly@thechristy.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheChristyBanquetCenter Description: Planning your wedding is important and should be a day…

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Pezold Banquet Center – Venue Profile Review

VENUE: Petzold Banquet Center Location: 5701 Highway N – St. Charles, MO 63304 Website: www.PezoldBanquetCenter.com Phone: 636-936-1813 Representative: Susan Email: info@PezoldBanquetCenter.com Description: Every event is a special one at the Pezold Banquet Center. Our full-service, no-hassle packages include as little or as much as you want. Our expert staff will sit down with you to…

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The Larimore House Plantation – Venue Profile Review

Venue:  The Larimore House Plantation Venue Type: The Larimore House Plantation is a private, historic estate established in 1858. This Venue boasts 6 acres of enchanting grounds, the charming Victorian mansion and an elegant banquet center. This hidden gem is perfect for those searching for a spectacular event that is “ Unique” and offers plenty of…