Third Degree Glass Factory – Venue Profile Review

Third Degree Glass Factory - Venue Provfile Review

VENUE NAME:  Third Degree Glass Factory

Address:  (City, State, Zip)  5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


Phone: 314.367.4527, ext.204

Representative: Rachel McCalla, Events Director

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Third Degree Glass Factory is an independently owned event venue, glass art studio and gallery. As a modern industrial space infused with dazzling glass art, we offer unique amenities such as live glassblowing demonstrations and handmade glass centerpieces, as well as a seasoned and creative events team that will ensure you have an amazing experience from start to finish!

 Third Degree Glass Factory - Venue Profile Review


Venue Type:  (Either Banquet, Restaurant, Golf Course, Winery, Hotel, Historic Home, Historic Bldg. or other)  Other .

Venue Style: (Classic, Traditional, Outdoor, Garden, Barn, other)  Other

 Total Minimum & Maximum Number of Guests: No min. Max 250.

 Is your venue Handicap Accessible? Yes. Details: Entire space ground level, handicap bathroom.

Do you offer Audio Visual Capabilities? Yes. If yes, details: Projector, screen, speaker + mixer available for rent. Slideshow on TV screen above bar available free of charge.

Is there an on Site Event Coordinator? No, venue manager. Coordination fees separate.

 What is your Cake Cutting Charge? N/A client’s caterers must cut cake.

 Is a Dance Floor Included? Yes, space for one. Is there an extra charge? No.

 Are Decorations Permitted? Yes . Please list anything that is not allowed:

Glitter, pyrotechnics. All other decorations must be preapproved by Events Director.

What’s Included with your facility: (tables, chairs, linens, etc.) 60” round dinner tables, tall & short 30” round cocktail tables, 6’ & 8’ rectangular tables, black padded folding chairs, Venue Manager, Parking lot attendant, use of inhouse speaker system (ceremony only).

Parking Options: (Valet, Street Parking, Secured) Four monitored parking lots

 If your venue is “all inclusive”, what’s included? n/a

Do you have a Ceremony Only Area? No, but we are able to do only ceremonies in our venue.

Do you have an outdoor area? Yes. If yes, describe: Large, gated, outdoor patio space with fire pit, cafe lighting, wrought iron furniture.

Are there good photographic locations close by? Yes. Forest Park; Sunflower Project (JulyAug), Central West End, University City Loop and Grand Center neighborhoods.

 Do you provide a Bridal Prep Area? Yes.

 Do you provide an area for Groom & Groomsmen? No.

What is your pet policy? Pets allowed, after approval.

What is your Rehearsal Policy? One hour for rehearsal included in ceremony package. Typically

between 4:00p & 6:00p on Thursdays, or before 5:00p on Fridays.

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What rooms are available & what is the price?

Room Name: East Gallery/Hotshop Gallery

 Rental Price: $2800 Saturdays, $1500 Fridays & Sundays (Both Rooms)

Maximum Number/Minimum Number of Guests: 250 max

Ceiling Height: 20 ft/15 ft Chandelier(s): Yes/No

Room Dimensions: 46’x62’/34’x29’

Describe Space: The East Gallery is a large ceremony/reception space with a modern industrial feel: exposed brick, original windows, polished concrete floors. A flowing blue glassbubble installation hangs from the ceiling across from a stunning array of glass wall plates. The Hotshop Gallery features the glass artwork of over 35 individual artists on pedestals next to the venue area. The Hotshop (aka glassblowing studio) is in the adjoining room, divided by large glass panels, so guests can watch glassblowers perform a demonstration shaping 2000 degree molten glass into a fabulous work of art (optional).


Third Degree Glass Factory - Venue Profile Review
Third Degree Glass Factory – Venue Profile Review


Is all food provided IN HOUSE? No. Clients may bring in their own licensed caterer. 

What is Price Range of Food Service Per/Person? n/a           

Does that price include Basic Liquor Service? No. Liquor service available via venue only. 

What is the cost to upgrade to a premium bar service? $30/person for Premium Package 

Is there a Food & Beverage Minimum? $6000 minimum on Saturdays (Venue/Bar) 

Do you have a Liquor License? Yes 

When is Food Tasting? n/a

Is Is there an Outside Catering Option?  Yes

Are there preferred catering companies?  Yes

Who?    Note:  Clients may bring in any licensed caterer even if they aren’t on our Preferred list

Third Degree Glass Factory - Venue Profile Review
Third Degree Glass Factory – Venue Profile Review


OTHER OPTIONS & Additional Charges:

Handmade glass centerpieces: $15 each (rent)

Square mirrors: $2 each (rent)

Votive candle holders w/ tea lights: $1 each (rent)

Glassblowing demonstration: $250 for hour‐long demo

Finished work of art from glassblowing demonstration: approx. $175


Additional notes that you want to include:

Third Degree offers a unique Glass Ceremony option for clients ‐‐ even those whose weddings are hosted elsewhere. In lieu of sand, the bride and groom combine two different colors of glass “frit” into their unity vessel as a symbol of their unity and commitment. The combined frit is then delivered to the Third Degree studios where a professional glassblower creates a one‐of‐a‐kind work of art, fusing the combined frit together into a solid piece. If hosting at Third Degree, clients may have their piece created during a demonstration so guests get to watch the entire process! Call for pricing.

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