Top St. Louis Wedding Venues: Tips for St. Louis Wedding Planning

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December 14, 2021

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I'm Jessica Lauren
As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen my fair share of wedding venues over the years! Your venue can really set the tone for your entire wedding day. It acts as a backdrop to your memories and special moments. That’s why today I’m sharing my top St. Louis wedding venues with you!
These wedding venues are all places I’ve personally photographed and have adored. While the most important ingredient for an awesome wedding is a sweet and kind couple, the wedding venue can be a really important factor in setting the tone for your wedding. In my experience, so much of your day is determined by the location.
What energy do you want to bring to your wedding? Are you aiming for classy and elegant or more casual and laid back? Do you want a more modern or traditional take? Are you hoping to get amazing photographs? It starts with an amazing location.

5 Top St. Louis Wedding Venues

Silver Oaks Chateau

Located in Pacific, MO this gorgeous venue is what dreams are made of. You’ll be whisked out of the Midwest by the charming French-inspired architecture, which gives it a fairytale feel. Everything about this venue is lovely and takes the time to really give you a full experience. Seating 280, you have room for a large wedding if you so choose. From the getting-ready rooms to the outdoor ceremony space to the indoor reception area, every spot at this venue is picture perfect. You’re sure to get amazing photos here!

Take a look at these Silver Oaks Chateau Weddings:

Chandler Hill

This winery venue located in Defiance, MO is sure to give you major west coast and Italian winery vibes! I love that it’s such a unique venue in our region and gives a classy elevated feel to each wedding day. This venue can hold 170 inside with an expansion of an additional 100 in overflow seating. Wedding ceremonies are held overlooking the property and the view is gorgeous! From the beautiful views to the elegant tasting room reception, it’s sure to inspire!

You’ll love these Chandler Hill Weddings:

NEO on Locust 

If you’re looking for a modern, downtown feel, look no further! This unique wedding venue is sure to impress with it’s epic rooftop views of the city of St. Louis and it’s stunning details throughout. There are two wedding spaces available, both offering a mix of natural lighting through large windows and lovely artificial light through thousands of twinkle lights. There’s a park nearby perfect for pictures in nature.

Check out these NEO on Locust weddings:

World’s Fair Pavillion

This unique venue gives a feel of the outdoors in a covered, controled environment. This is perfect for the couple wanting to do a traditional church wedding with a more fun reception venue to follow. It’s a major step up from a hotel ballroom and is sure to give you all the romantic energy while also overlooking a gorgeous park. This venue is sure to impress! It also can seat up to 500 people, so the more the merrier!

Check out these World Fair Pavillion Weddings:

Haue Valley

Located in Pacific, MO this dreamy wedding venue is located just south of the city. It’s big draws to couples are being on the more affordable end of venues, while still giving a really lovely look and feel. It’s a elevated beyond a barn wedding, but you still get a bit of the laid back, outdoor/indoor venue atmosphere. It has a capacity of 200 guests, including the bridal party.

Take a look at these Haue Valley Weddings:

You now have taken a look into my top St. Louis wedding venues!

It’s such a joy to get to share these special places with you. Finally, if you are planning a wedding in the St Louis area and are looking for help along the way, please reach out! I’d love to document your day and help walk you through the whole process from start to finish! It’s an honor to help couples navigate their big day and support them as a vendor and friend.

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