The 13 Best Bridal Shower Venues in St. Louis

Throw a soonlywed their dream shower at one of these St. Louis venues.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Jan 03, 2023

Are you ready to plan a wedding shower in St. Louis? You've come to the right place. In this roundup of St. Louis' best special event venues for showers, we've got the information you need to cross one big to-do off your event planning checklist: the venue.

Below, explore some of St. Louis' finest establishments and unique event spaces, including an art gallery, a mansion, a tavern, a tea room, a botanical garden, a restaurant near the ballpark and several wedding venues that double as shower spaces. If you're considering an outdoor celebration, keep in mind that St. Louis summers are hot and humid and winters are cold and, sometimes, snowy. Regardless of the season, there is so much to love about celebrating love in the St. Louis area. With venue options appealing to various styles and interests, there is sure to be something perfect for the nearlywed in your life.

The Old Orchard Gallery

The Old Orchard Gallery is a one-of-a-kind space "focused on the exhibition of art, architecture and history" of independent artists. The gallery also hosts a variety of occasions, including bridal showers. The art exhibits add a special touch to your special event—guests will love perusing the many works on display. Plus, if the weather allows, your guests can mingle in the outdoor wine garden. The venue offers flexible seating plans for up to 80 guests. You can utilize the on-site caterer, The Big Sky Café, one of the gallery's several catering partners, or work out your own food-and-beverage arrangement.

The Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

The Lemp Mansion is a highly rated St. Louis wedding venue, and it can also host bridal showers. The mansion has a vast history: Once owned by brewer William Lemp, it was purchased in 1973 and has been operated as a restaurant and inn for the past 45 years. (It's also known as a haunted destination, labeled by CNNTraveler as one of the "10 Spookiest Buildings in the World.") For your shower, the Lemp Mansion offers a sit-down dinner package with a four-hour open bar, Gourmet Buffet and Grand Buffet packages with a three-and-a-half-hour open bar, and a comprehensive Cocktail Buffet package, which includes a four-and-a-half-hour open bar, a champagne toast for the bridal party, linens, china, cake cutting and plating.

Oliva on the Hill

Oliva on the Hill is a Tuscan-inspired event space boasting Old World charm located just south of Forest Park. This Best of Weddings hall of famer was built in 1910 as a tavern, restaurant and boarding house. Today, appealing features include terrazzo floors, a cherrywood bar, archways, leaded glass windows, and an outdoor terrace fitted with a cedar pergola, a slate water feature, string lights and a concrete bar. For intimate showers of up to 30 guests, the venue can host your group for lunch at the Oliva Café. If you're planning a larger celebration, Oliva on the Hill has room for up to 100 for a sit-down meal, or 90 for a buffet event. Every Oliva venue rental includes exclusive use of the event space, wooden dining tables and bistro chairs, cloth runners and napkins, china, stemware, flatware, bar glasses, votive candles, private event signage and more.

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Das Bevo

Looking for a fabulous bridal shower backdrop? Look no further than the 60-foot-tall windmill at Das Bevo. The biergarten and event space is a wonderful wedding shower location for groups who want a fun venue. The location's unique rooms include the Bierhall, the Underground, the Mill Room and Auggie's Party Pad. In the Bierhall, a unique fireplace, copper chandeliers and two tufted green couches add some pizzazz. The Underground is decorated with multicolored stained glass and a small stage. The Mill Room is the most popular area for showers. The hexagonal-shaped room features Austrian tile and hand-carved architectural details from Paris. Auggie's Party Pad—also used for showers—is made up of multiple rooms, including a personal suite, a billiards room, a bar and lounge, a windmill balcony and a social room.

Favazza's on the Hill

This 300-seat, full-service Italian restaurant is family owned and operated. With three separate rooms and an outdoor patio, Favazza's has private event space options for groups of all sizes. (It also has a separate banquet facility called The Rose on the Hill for larger functions, such as wedding receptions.) The restaurant has multiple menu options; for a lunchtime shower, you can choose the lunch buffet, which starts at $18 per person and includes salad, two entrees, two pastas, a relish assortment, sliced cheeses, Italian bread, coffee, tea and soda. Favazza's sit-down lunch is another option, starting at $17 for one entree. Open bar packages are available, with options for house beer and wine, house liquor, and cash, host, premium and deluxe bars.

City Cottage on Chouteau

In midtown St. Louis, you'll find the French-inspired City Cottage on Chouteau. The intimate event venue dates back over a century. Today, with its hardwood floors, exposed wooden trusses, brick walls and fireplaces, it offers guests "French country charm in an urban setting." The space is available for showers (up to four hours) year-round. The pricing for a daytime facility rental on a Saturday is $2,500 and $1,500 on a Sunday. Included in the rental fee is exclusive use of the space, rectangular and round wooden dining tables, wooden French bistro chairs, linens, china, stemware, flatware, votive candles and a cordless microphone. Your party can also enjoy the sofas and chairs throughout the venue, as well as the outdoor lounge furniture and fire pit.

Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden

For a bride who loves flowers, Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden is a dream shower destination. Dating back to 1859 when it served as the entrance to the garden, the pavilion exists now as a restored garden venue overlooking three large reflecting pools. Take in the vistas through the building's floor-to-ceiling windows. Capacity caps off at 60 guests for a seated buffet event and 90 guests for a seated event. Included in the property rental fee are 60-inch round dining tables, black Chiavari chairs, linens, china, stemware, flatware, barware, votive candles and more.

Willow

Downtown St. Louis' Willow by Baileys' Restaurants is an event space catering to rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and—you guessed it—bridal showers. With concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and branch chandeliers, the eclectic space can serve as a blank canvas for your wedding shower vision. For a Sunday shower, the room rental fee is $1,000, with a $3,000 food-and-beverage minimum. On Saturdays, prices start at $1,500, with the food-and-beverage minimum varying by season. Regardless of the day of the week, all room rentals include full-service catering by Fifth Wheel, service staff, event setup and breakdown, tables, chairs, china, flatware, glassware and votive candles.

Ballpark Village St. Louis

Ballpark Village St. Louis, located within walking distance of Busch Stadium, is an ideal wedding shower location for sports enthusiasts. The dining and entertainment district is comprised of a handful of different venues, including Fox Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House, Cardinals Nation, PBR St. Louis and Busch II Infield. Fox Sports Midwest Live! is the largest rentable venue, featuring a 40-foot TV. Budweiser Brew House is great for those who love beer; highlights include an outdoor beer garden, a rooftop deck and a beer-tasting tap wall. On the second and third floors of Cardinals Nation are private dining spaces perfect for die-hard Cardinals fans. PBR St. Louis has a mechanical bull, and Busch II Infield is an outdoor entertainment plaza with a dugout bar.

Moulin Events and Meetings

Moulin Events and Meetings is a full-service venue with 11 private spaces—spanning 45,000 square feet—located inside the restored Centennial Malt House. You'll delight in interior elements like high, beamed ceilings, arched windows and exposed bricks. The event rooms include the Chouteau Room, the Centennial Ballroom, the Lafayette Room, the Napoleon Room, the Thornhill Rooftop Deck, the Jefferson Ballroom, Malt House Cellar, the Garage, Rhone Rum Bar and the Grand Hall on Chouteau. Each venue has its own unique style, meaning there is something for everyone. All food is prepared on-site, and the food wins raves. For wedding showers, the venue requires a minimum of 25 guests, offering three hours of "shower bar service" (champagne and wine) and one hour of buffet service.

612North Event Space + Catering

Modern meets history at 612North Event Space + Catering. The building that houses 612North is the Laclede's Landing Cutlery Building, which was built in 1882. It's also located next to the famed St. Louis Arch. Three event spaces make up 612North—VUE, ARC and KOR—and each has its own style. The company wants to cater to couples' every need; accordingly, they offer many perks with a rental, including linens, full-service staff, in-house catering and bar packages, coat check, room setup, three TV monitors, round and rectangular tables, wooden cross-back chairs and more.

Cheshire

Less than 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the Cheshire is a luxury boutique hotel with a British-inspired aesthetic. The hotel boasts over 7,000 square feet of space for weddings, rehearsal dinners, small receptions and bridal brunches or luncheons through six event rooms. For more intimate events such as a shower, the Red Room and the Kitchen Room are great options. However, with multiple spaces and configurations available, you may want insight from the Cheshire's staff—and they're happy to provide it, guiding you through the entire event planning process. If you're hosting out-of-town guests for your shower, this venue's on-site accommodations are super convenient.

Rich & Charlie's Italian Restaurant

The Vesuvio Room inside Rich & Charlie's Italian Restaurant's Crestwood location is a wonderful bridal shower option. The event space is suitable for parties between 25 and 65 guests. It boasts a parquet ceiling, oak wainscoting, stained glass windows and classic furniture. Rich & Charlie's on-staff planners are ready to assist with bringing your shower to life, and they'll even consider special requests (including items not listed on their menus). Lunch buffet pricing starts at $16 per person, and you have the option for a cash bar, a tab bar or an open bar.

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