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We absolutely loved everything about our fall wedding at the Larimore House. They went above and beyond to make us feel like our wedding was the most important thing in the world that day. I would highly recommend Larimore to anyone. Great food and beautiful garden.
Our wedding at the Larimore House was wonderful - we planned from out of town so it was nice to have everything in one place and we used their recommended florist, DJ, and bar service. Dena was great, answering emails quickly and although I'm sure I drove her crazy with questions she never showed any frustration. On the day of the wedding, we made a last minute decision to move inside because of rain, and Dena & Alan made the transition seamlessly! Of course there were a few hiccups along the way (there always are), but looking back the night was PERFECT!
After we met with Dena at the Larimore House to review their options, we knew this was the place for us.
The venue is perfectly beautiful. Nestled away in a little piece of perfection is the Larimore House. From the moment you pull in the drive you feel like you've traveled back in time. The grounds are pristine, trees surround the whole property so you don't even know you're in the city. It's quiet and romantic. The house is fabulous, classic architecture with lovely antique furnishings and décor.
Then there is the service. Dena took care of everything. I live about 3 hours away so this was extremely helpful to me. She worked with me from start to finish to ensure that everything went precisely the way I desired. On my wedding day, Dena and staff were always a couple of steps ahead so I didn't have to think about anything. My wedding party and I just showed up and enjoyed the day. Preparation and clean-up were entirely on them so my family, friends and I didn't have to worry about anything.
I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a classic, romantic location with a complete package to cover every detail. The price was incredibly reasonable (I even opted to include the flowers, DJ, delicious dinner, and more so it was less stress on me) and everything I had Dena take care of turned out better than anticipated.
The Larimore House Plantation was absolutely perfect for our September 2014 wedding. We were looking for a unique/elegant/romantic/vintage venue for our wedding and the Larimore House Plantation was like a dream! It was also important to us to have the ceremony and reception at the same location. Walking onto the property you will feel like you have stepped back in time- the property is gorgeous! The grounds are immaculate and the plantation is just beautiful. Having a ceremony in front of the plantation really is a WOW factor. Dena and Allen were fantastic to work with- I definitely wanted to customize my wedding day and they happily worked with me so that I could have everything the way that I wanted it to be. Dena was so amazing and answered questions and really paid attention to detail for me as I planned a wedding from out of town. Seriously, our wedding day was perfect Dena and Allen really did take care of everything for us. All of their recommended vendors were flawless and so easy to work with. They are top tier wedding vendors. Our wedding day was perfect so many guests came up and said they had no idea a venue like this existed in St. Louis and that they felt like that had witnessed a fairy tale wedding. We had a cocktail hour with appetizers and beverages after the wedding which our guests loved. Dinner and dancing followed in the reception venue which from the outside looks like a bar but is elegant on the inside. We served Chicken Piccata and Prime Rib- guests have commented and said the food was great! We had a great dance party with our guests along with a photo booth, cold stone catering, and an additional out door tent with a bar and cigar bar. I would recommend this venue and Dena and Allen to anyone. This was an extremely classy event that had a vintage/elegant feel and was all that we could have wanted. This venue is a gem!
My husband and I got married here on August 30th. Our wedding was everything that we wanted and more. Dena had answers to all my questions and even thought of and took care of things that completely slipped my mind. Our ceremony and reception went off without a hitch and everyone keeps telling me to this day that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Excellent vendors too that they recommend.
I have to say my Husband and I are completely pleased by our choice to use the beautiful Larimore Plantation House for our June 14th 2014 Wedding. It was the perfect setting for a romantic wedding that we were looking for. Dena and Allan are so down to earth and helpful. We are so very happy with everything....it was just perfect! Every time that we talk to our family and friends they mention how beautiful our Wedding was and that the Venue was so unique. We highly recommend Larimore!
Kurt & Angela Merriman
The Larimore House is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Dena and Alan made sure we had everything we needed and/or wanted for the day. They handled all the little 'details' and made sure things went off without a hitch. I loved working with them from start to finish.
Larimore House is a beautiful outdoor/indoor all inclusive facility. Their staff is extremely helpful and accomodating and it was our dream wedding facility. We had our ceremony outside at the gazebo and it was beautiful. After pictures on the surrounding property we headed inside the converted barn where our guests awaited us. The food was very good and since we had over 10 kids under 12 they made special chicken fingers kids meals that our family truly appreciated. I would recommend Larimore to anyone!
Larimore House Plantation provided an idyllic setting for my August 4th wedding. As an out-of-town bride, Dena worked within my schedule and was able to complete the majority of the arrangements over the phone or through e-mail. If I had any question or request, she and her staff promptly responded.
Despite raining all morning on my wedding day, Larimore made sure that everything ran smoothly, so I could have the outdoor wedding of my dreams. My guests constantly commented on how beautiful everything looked and how smoothly everything ran. When it came time for the reception, I didn't really have to think about anything other than enjoying their delicious food and greeting my guests. I would recommend this venue to both my friends and family because of how easy and well-run everything is.
I can only say that my wedding last weekend was perfect. We were able to have our outdoor wedding and reception all at one estate and the weather even cooperated for our wedding in front of the mansion. Dena, the wedding coordinator, was Such a great help, and our guests just loved everything. They were given refreshments and allowed to tour the historic buildings and landscaped grounds while we finished our pictures and then we all had a delicious dinner. The evening was PERFECT ! It was a really fair price too!
I had my wedding this Fall at the Larimore. If I wasn’t trying to plan for an accessible wedding for my out-of-town guests, I would have chosen another venue. It was nice that it was close to the airport, as we were out of town and trying to plan the wedding from another state. One other nice feature was the pure convenience of having our wedding and reception all at the same place.
The plantation house is beautiful from outside—which made for nice pictures. However, it is in need of a serious face-lift inside. There were outdated furnishings, dolls and old fake floral arrangements inside which made for awkward backgrounds. The temperature was also pretty warm (80 degrees) in both the house and the reception hall. Dena acted put out when my now Mother In Law asked if we could turn it down for our guests’ comfort.
As far as a wedding coordinator, Dena was very stand-off and not very personable in her overall demeanor. I primarily reached out as questions arose and found Dena to work with me on things, but only if I would pay extra. On the day of my wedding, she really didn’t approach us (except to say when we were cutting the cake) and never congratulated me during the entire event. My wedding party kept asking if she was ok or mad. I guess I’d just expect someone a bit more approachable and bubbly to work in the wedding industry. Even though there were no events before my Saturday evening wedding, she was unwilling to move the time for the rehearsal from noon on Friday to something later in the day. This posed a bit of a problem for some of the wedding party. Also, we asked to arrive an hour early and paid $200 extra for that time. As for the decoration packet, words of warning- don’t do this. At first, I thought it would make the planning easier, and once I looked at what was involved I asked to take this off our contract—primarily for the tulle backed chairs that really didn’t go with my theme at all. She charged me $150 extra dollars to take these off the chairs, even though they were included in the decorations I specifically didn’t want. These are already on the chairs, but they make you think you’re getting all of these “extra” decorations for the $600.
They also recommend using their preferred vendors. I would warn against this as well. Dena gave me a floral arrangement price list, but Jenny at Stems wanted the extra amount in another check written out to her. So, instead of getting any savings, it ends up being more of a hassle by writing two checks to Dena and the florist with no real “deal”. We also were told at the beginning of our wedding venue search that, if we had less than the 155 guests for the minimum per plate pricing, they’d offer an extra entrée option. This was another empty promise- we didn’t receive any extra selections and ended up paying more than $600 extra due to the smaller guest count yet still paying for the minimum 155 headcount.
For all of the extra nickel’ing and diming the Larimore did, we really should have looked elsewhere for someone who would be willing to work with me and make my day as stress-free as possible without all of the hassle.
Sarah....its unfortunate that you painted such a dismal picture of such a wonderful day! We do appreciate that you did bring up at least a couple of the great advantages of our venue.....convenience, accessibility and a one stop venue for both a wed...
I love the Larimore because it is so beautiful and we were able to have our ceremony outside at sunset! The reception hall was the perfect size for our wedding of 230 guests. Food was AMAZING! The only issue I had with the Larimore is that I was not a very traditional bride and the owners are much more traditional people.
Jacob and I are very grateful for our beautiful ceremony and smooth/fun reception at The Larimore House Plantation. Working with Dena and Allen (wedding coordinators/owners), was a wonderful experience and they truly made our wishes come true ! We cannot wait to see the pictures and videos of the beautiful Larimore Estate. Our friends and family are still talking about it. We highly recommend Larimore to any bride looking for the perfect wedding and reception venue.
The staff at Larimore House Plantation made our wedding beautiful, smooth, wonderful, memorable, and perfect ! The historic mansion was beautiful, the grounds were impreccable, the reception was elegant, and the service was outstanding ! We will never forget our wonderful experience here on our wedding day !!!
Everything about our daughter's wedding at the Larimore House Plantation was beautiful and magical and just plain PERFECT! With Larimore's help, my husband and I were able to give our Only daughter her dream, a True Fairy Tale Wedding! We thank Larimore from the bottom of our hearts.
I had the pleasure of officiating a wedding on 4/30/11 at The Larimore House Plantation and I compliment the staff on their professional job, especially the wedding coordinator, Dena. I have never seen a venue as organized and focused and they did a wonderful job making sure everything was in place for the bride and groom. I know that Crystal, the bride, was so happy with how perfect her day was. Being a minister, I see a lot of wedding venues and I was so impressed with this delightful location and the smooth experience.
Dena and Allen made our wedding day easy and as beautiful as I had always hoped for on my wedding day. It was a little cool and so we opted to be in the beautiful wedding chapel (instead of in the wedding garden) but we did take some beautiful pictures afterwards on the gorgeous grounds and in the parlors of the Victorian Larimore Mansion. All the details were handled professionally and the reception facility was very charming. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, fun and dancing at the reception. We are so happy that we found this perfect wedding venue. Any bride lucky enough to have found out about this place, could never go wrong. Being at one place for getting ready, for the ceremony, the pictures and the reception just made things so much easier and our guests really loved not having to drive between the ceremony and the reception. What a perfectly romantic place for our most romantic day!!!
Words cannot adequately express our extreme gratitude for the outstanding and professional job that Larimore House Plantation staff provided at our daughter's wedding! All I can say is, Pure Perfection! Everyone said that it will be the most memorable wedding and reception they have ever been to. Everyone was in awe, including us! Larimore Plantation made Alexis and Richie's day the most romantic and perfect event they could ever envision.
Our wedding was Beautiful and Everything we could've dreamed. The staff were great and we couldn't thank them enough. We received So many compliments from our guests on the food and the venue. We Highly recommend the Larimore House Plantation to anyone planning a wedding and reception.-----Brittany and Andrew Streck
Working with the Larimore House Plantation was amazing. They helped me coordinate everything from my flowers, cake, bar service, to DJ. They provided me a wonderful location for the ceremony, reception, and great place for pictures. Only downside I would say was that they only allowed for 45 min of picture time between the ceremony and reception so we felt a little rushed. Other than that though I would highly recommend this place to get married. Makes the duties of a bride less stressful!
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The historic Larimore House Plantation is St. Louis' premier location for beautiful outdoor or chapel weddings and elegant receptions. The fantastic food prepared onsite, the five acres of photo settings and the value pricing make Larimore the choice for nearly 100 brides each year.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Site Fee, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative