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Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant
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Bar & Drinks, Food & Catering, Service Staff
Marriott St. Louis Grand Reviews
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Reviewed On 9/08/2020 by Kathy P
Jodie Matthews and the entire team at the Marriott Grand did a fabulous job with my daughter's wedding. The room set up, the food, as well as the service we received, truly exceeded our expectations. Jodie personally saw to every detail and w...
ent over and above! We couldn't have been happier! Thanks again Jodie!
Reviewed On 12/26/2019 by Eryn L
We held our ceremony in the Statler Ballroom and our reception in the Crystal Ballroom and our guests can’t stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. Trina was our coordinator and all I can say is wow! She was outstanding! She was on top ...
of everything and always kept in touch. I can’t say enough good things about her! She really played a large role in making our wedding day perfect! The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Thank you Marriott for the perfect wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/07/2019 by Demi B
We used Marriott Grand for our room block for our downtown wedding and am so thankful that we did!
The Marriott went above and beyond for us and our guests- gave a very reasonable rate and handed our bag of goodies. In addition, they gave us a...
n amazing surprise of an upgraded and decorated honeymoon suite the night of the wedding. It was the PERFECT way to end the inning!
Special shout out to Emily, the coordinator, who was amazing. She was so responsive and overall just awesome to work with.
Reviewed On 6/17/2019 by Lauren S
We had our wedding in the Crystal Ballroom. It turned out beautiful and the staff were very nice. Everything was beautiful thanks to the space itself and our other vendors. The day itself went well but I'm giving it a 2 because our coordinator...
, Erica, was very poor when it comes to communication throughout the process. There were just numerous things that happened that made the process 10 times for stressful for both myself and my family.
1 - No communication about when we could check in on the Friday before (made for a very stressful rehearsal day) - couldn't check in til two and we had a happy our scheduled with guests at 3
2 - we added late night snacks and these came out 20 minutes after dinner (never were we asked when we would want this to come out)
3 - it took about 4 emails to get things accomplished - our event order was wrong time and time again.
4 - would not receive calls back when we called (my mom told me this numerous times)
5 - we ran out of rooms in our block early, they told us we couldn't add any more because of our contract (which is fair). so we scrambled to find rooms at other hotels. I had many friends/guests staying at AirBNB and scattered throughout the city. only for to tell me they added more rooms the day before it was due after people had already booked other lodging all over the city.
it's little things like that that make you not very confident everyone is on the same page on your wedding day. These were frustrations shared by myself, my fiancé, my parents and the day-of-coordinator I hired (whom Erica also failed to communicate anything with). I felt like I was slightly misled by the sales people who said we would have a "coordinator." When in fact Erica told me that she was "strictly a liaison between us and the hotel." I'm not sure she even filled that role. It was just a lot of money to spend to chase your tail for months and feel like there is ZERO communication or culpability on the hotel's end. Don't be fooled into thinking you are paying for good service.
Reviewed On 2/20/2019 by MG T
While the Statler ballroom is beautiful and our wedding ended up being wonderful, the staff at the Marriott was less than desirable. Erica our coordinator lied to us for months saying she could do all these things for us, we would have access ...
to spaces, they were able to find a very specific type of bourbon, etc and then delivered on nothing. I would have much preferred her be honest and admit the Marriott was unable to provide certain things. She sold her self as the only contact we needed and sadly we learned the hard way that she could not provide that. We also found the front desk staff extremely rude to our guests. At one point despite our constant reminders they told our guests they were not eligible for welcome boxes that we paid for because they booked their rooms with points. While I do not regret choosing the Marriott I do wish they would hire more reliable people. To add insult to injury they did not upload our Marriott points in time so then I had to call corporate and request them. Erica was notorious for taking over 5 days to respond to emails and the few details she did finish for us were half hazard (putting monogram wax seals upside down? like really you could not even read the seal?). Erica would not even say hello to me on the day of my wedding, I had to approach her - because she knew she had already upset my sister, mother, and aunt. Very unprofessional staff, but beautiful room!
Reviewed On 11/28/2018 by Lauren R
Thank you Marriott St. Louis Grand for such a great wedding day. The staff was wonderful from the initial visit, to the planning, and then to the wedding day itself. We did the wedding and the reception at the hotel. The Statler Room was a c...
ozy light-filled room for the wedding and the Crystal Ballroom for the reception was so beautiful for the reception. The food was wonderful and the service great. The day really flowed. Trina was our coordinator and we can't say enough good things about her.
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by Marci F
My daughter's wedding was just this past weekend and what a great event in the Statler Ballroom! Erica Gaston, the event coordinator is so wonderful to work with and so patient. Her guidance helped us through the process. She really came thr...
ough for us when life threw some curve balls our way outside of the wedding planning. Her ability to create a table map the way we wanted it is a gift. She greeted our guests as they checked in to the hotel and each guest who met her commented about how much they loved meeting her. Whatever the request was by guests and wedding party, Erica delivered with ease and a smile. Everyone at the hotel restaurant, front desk, mini market, valet, and lobby lounge were so friendly, kind, and just truly good people. We would stop in occasionally to eat breakfast and see the room months before the wedding, each time we'd run into someone from catering, and/or management. Each time we were greeted in a way that made us feel so special and excited for our guests to have the same experience. Thank you Erica and The Marriott Grand!
Reviewed On 9/07/2018 by Linda H
A little bit on the expensive side but they negotiate! Sales vendor is much friendlier than the actual day of coordinator but awesome that they provide the day of coordinator in the first place! We initially thought we'd have 250+ guests and ou...
r coordinator was hesitant but we ended up having about 200 and everything worked wonderfully. They have a piano but will charge you to tune it so we passed on that. The chef was great and was able to cook persian food for us! However, they couldn't make everything on our menu so they allowed us to partially cater from the outside. Cocktail hour food is crazy expensive ($5 per bite size piece!!!) but it ended up adding up to our minimum. The venue itself is so pretty - you don't need a lot of decorations, just flowers and lights! Also they have two ballrooms and initially wanted to charge us two separate minimums to use them. I said I needed both rooms and didn't want to pay two minimums... they eventually gave me both ballrooms for the price of one (+ a small fee to use the second room).Overall great experience if you can splurge.
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by Lauri H
Our daughter and son-in-law selected the Crystal Ballroom at the Marriott Grand for their wedding reception and it was a beautiful venue and wonderful evening. Their event coordinator was wonderful to work with during the planning process and ...
the actual event. The reception was such fun and we are very grateful for the wonderful memories.
Reviewed On 7/21/2018 by Michelle M
We had our wedding reception in the Crystal Ballroom and a brunch the next morning in the Statler Ballroom. I cannot rave enough about how wonderful everything was! From the very beginning, the staff at the Marriott were attentive and genuinely...
interested in making our wedding a wonderful experience! Other vendors made us feel like we needed to beg them to take our business. From Matt in the revenue department to Erica, our planner, every detail went off without a hitch! The spaces are incredibly beautiful and second-to-none in St. Louis, the food is outstanding and the staff is so friendly and attentive. At one point, one of our guests spilled red wine on my dress, and before I could even ask one of my bridesmaids to help me clean it with club soda, two Marriott staff members were in the bathroom cleaning my dress. I was so surprised and grateful! The Marriott is are truly an incredible venue--and an incredible value for the level of service--and I wouldn't have wanted our wedding anywhere else. Thank you for making our reception and brunch so wonderful!
Reviewed On 3/04/2018 by ashley R
The coordinator, Anthea, was so helpful! The hotel accommodated for us each having 2 sets of parents for the parent’s comped rooms on the night of the wedding. No additional charge for out of town guests (were able to have at least 30 rooms for...
our guests.) Our reception was in the starlet ballroom and was gorgeous! Could not have asked for better service from everyone at the hotel. Highly recommend this venue!
Reviewed On 1/19/2018 by Heather H
We held our wedding in the Crystal Ballroom on NYE 2018. When we got engaged we had a list of 15+ venues that we were going to look at. We made our first appointment at the ballroom and weren't overly thrilled as we had never been there before ...
- BUT when we walked in we got a feeling that we didn't get at ANY OTHER venue we looked at. We continued to compare every venue to the crystal ballroom. The room is absolutely gorgeous and we had a great experience with our sales contact (Allison). Once selected, we were assigned Shelby as our day of coordinator. Shelby and her staff went above and beyond anything that we needed. She was great at providing best practices/suggestions from the other weddings that she worked and was always there with a prompt answer when we needed her. The food, wait staff and overall organization were amazing the night of. We are SO glad that we chose to see the crystal ballroom and have our wedding at the Marriott St. Louis Grand!!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Jiajing C
My husband and I decided on the Statler Ballroom and it was an incredible experience!! Words cannot describe how happy we were with this choice. We made this decision early in the planning process and it really laid the foundation for the weddi...
ng as a whole. Melissa was our event coordinator and she really did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and make sure our needs were met. We felt cared for in every way. Alison (Sales Manager) was a joy to work with at the beginning when we were crafting the food & beverage package. She was very reasonable in accommodating our requests and we felt we could really trust the entire team. It was the perfect venue for out of town guests. There is nothing like the Statler in St. Louis – go for it and you won’t be disappointed! They have an amazing Executive Chef and their options are truly wonderful.
Reviewed On 5/18/2017 by Caroline F
Our wedding reception at the Marriott St. Louis Grand was more beautiful than we had imagined. The Statler Ballroom was elegant and romantic, the cuisine was superb, and the staff was friendly and attentive to our guests. More importantly, our ...
event timeline was well orchestrated and organized and that is all thanks to our Event Coordinator, Shelby Robbins. Shelby was my right hand during the wedding planning process. She was extremely organized, responsive, helpful, professional, and well-mannered. She coordinated the reception timeline and asked very detailed questions to ensure our reception was exactly how we envisioned. I provided Shelby with notes on how to arrange my décor (vases, guest book table, etc.) and it was all set up meticulously and exactly as I instructed. Shelby was a stress reliever for me during the planning process, and I appreciated her accountability and her willingness to bend over backwards for me. The Marriott brand is known for its exclusive and exquisiteness and Shelby is a perfect representative of that. We cannot thank her enough for her assistance during the past year. She truly made our reception beautiful and absolutely perfect.
Reviewed On 1/05/2017 by Jen G
My husband and I held our ceremony in the Crystal Ballroom on 12/3/16. When we first saw this room, we knew immediately we wanted it. It truly is breathtaking. Even our professional photographers were in awe. It is gorgeous! We worked with Susa...
n Gallione and, when it comes to customer service, hers would be hard to beat. She was like a friend throughout the entire planning process. Our day went perfectly and the entire hotel staff was so friendly and helpful to our wedding party and our guest. Once you see this venue, you'll fall in love.
Reviewed On 12/31/2016 by Claire K
Where do I even begin with how wonderful this venue was. Well, I guess I will start with 14 months ago when my family was first searching for reception venues. My family and I visited about 10 different venues before visiting the Marriott. Once...
we did the answer of which venue to choose was very simple. We worked with Matt initially. He was very professional, he was very accommodating, and just overall a very nice person to work with. He set us up with all of the details, and got us rolling for a 12/9/2016 wedding reception in the crystal ballroom. Over the next 14 months we worked with Shelby. crystbbalballroobOver the
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by Tracie J
Anthea, our event coordinator, was phenomenal. She kept every detail perfectly executed and organized. The catering staff and event staff were polite and wonderful. Would recommend for anyone for a venue and place to stay in St. Louis.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Christine F
We had our cocktail hour and reception at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in the Crystal Ballroom and it was absolutely perfect!! The Crystal Ballroom is breathtaking! The staff was excellent, especially the wedding coordinators, Shelby and Matt. ...
Shelby and Matt were very responsive, detail orientated and assuring throughout the whole process guiding us along. From the planning to the execution, every detail was covered and the service was exquisite. We received many compliments from our guests regarding how great the food tasted, how beautiful the ballroom was and how nice the staff was! Having our reception here was the best decision we made! I am very grateful to the staff for making it such a memorable day! I would highly recommend the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel!!!
Reviewed On 10/13/2016 by Alli K
We had our wedding reception at the Crystal Ballroom and it was absolutely gorgeous! Shelby was great to work with - professional, friendly, helpful, and always provided information and advice. The catering was delicious. We received so many co...
mpliments from our guests regarding how great the dinner tasted. The hotel rooms were nice and spacious for guests and valet parking was a perk for guests. I would highly recommend the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel and especially the Crystal Ballroom. It is a beautiful room!
Reviewed On 11/25/2015 by Becky M
We had our reception in the Statler Ballroom. It was elegant and stunning! Shelby Robbins helped us every step of the way with her attention to detail - everything was perfect!
Reviewed On 11/03/2015 by Rachel G
We had our ceremony and reception in the Crystal Ballroom and everything was amazing. We chose the buffet package and all of our guests really enjoyed all of the options - sushi, mashed potato bar, tacos...everyone was stuffed! Our coordinat...
or, Meridith, went above and beyond to make the day run smoothly. I was worried initially about how everything would play out since we were flipping the ballroom between the ceremony and reception, but she took care of everything and allowed me to enjoy the evening socializing with our guests. The ballroom was gorgeous, we didn't have to spend much on decor since the room is so opulent. At the end of the night we went back to our room and were surprised with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and rose petals..even nicer our gifts and ceremony/reception items (toasting flutes, cake servers, left over cake, etc) were neatly packed into a luggage cart and ready to go for the next morning. The recent remodel is great, the bridal suite was very spacious and served as a nice back drop for our getting ready pictures. If you want the convenience of a banquet facility but still want a venue that retains unique character and classic beauty, this is the place for you!
Reviewed On 10/13/2015 by Victoria W
I was weary because this hotel was changing from a "Renaissance" to a "Marriott" between the time I made my room blocks and the wedding date. I had also never seen inside of the hotel but oh my gosh it was beautiful! We had 2 rooms the night be...
fore the wedding; one for the groom stay/get ready in and one for the bride to stay/get ready in. They let the bride's room have a late check out. The room was HUGE with so much natural light and our hair and make up team LOVED it! The beds were comfortable and there was also a pull out couch which was great! The only downside was that even though I booked a HUGE suite with a kitchen area there was only one mini fridge (very mini). All of our guests that stayed at the hotel seemed to like it and even the smaller rooms were great!
My husband and I also stayed there on our wedding night. They gave us champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals. It was beautiful!!
Reviewed On 10/07/2015 by Angela M
The staff has a generally bad attitude and the default answer is "no". If you are okay with lack of attention to detail and a constantly turning over staff- this is the place for you. They broke some of my decor and blamed it on my guests (I wa...
s the last person in the room so I know this is a lie). That said, they are good at making last minute adjustments and the food is great. I'm not sure that it's an even trade off, but that's what you will get.
Reviewed On 2/23/2015 by Mary M
The Renaissance Grand delivered an outstanding service to my husband and I. From the planning to the execution, every detail was covered and the service was exquisite. We had to change wedding coordinators and the hotel was under construction a...
nd I still would use this venue and recommend you do the same. The Crystal ballroom was stunning. The food was delicious. They were incredibly accommodating. The hotel is able to provide wedding services in a very convenient way - you don't have to separately arrange a caterer, dishes, linens, parking, etc.
Reviewed On 10/23/2013 by Marissa P
We had our reception at the Renaissance Grand in St. Louis, MO and it was amazing! Everyone there is very accommodating and our Coordinator, Aylssa Como, was amazing! Alyssa was on top of every detail, ensured everything was perfect, and was a ...
complete pleasure to work with. The food there is amazing, their halls gorgeous, and the staff exceptional. I would definitely recommend the Renaissance.
Reviewed On 10/22/2013 by Jeanna K
My wedding was perfect from start to finish! My ceremony was in the Statler Ballroom and Reception in the Crystal Ballroom. We originally booked our date with Liz and she showed us the rooms. She was so sweet and accommodating! My event coo...
rdinator was Kristin, she was amazing! She made my day perfect! Making sure everything thing was on time and in place. She was more than accommodating and was so helpful through out the entire process. The servers were so friendly, the food was delicious, and the extra touches the hotel throws in to make you feel special made my wedding flawless and stress free!
Reviewed On 8/27/2013 by Michaela
The reception was amazing and wedding coordinator Alyssa Como was always there to help.
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Ashley B
I had my wedding at the Renaissance Hotel for both my ceremony and Reception. I cannot get over how BEAUTIFUL it was! I had my reception in the Statler Ballroom and it was the perfect setting. I continue to receive compliments on the food provi...
ded by the catering staff - the appetizers, meal, wedding cake and even the macaroon favors. My coordinator Kristin was great. I cannot be more thankful that I chose the Renaissance for my wedding!
Reviewed On 7/08/2013 by pam C
We were thrilled with the Renaissance Grand. The ceremony room and Statler Ballroom are beautiful spaces. Everyone we worked with were utter professionals. John and Liz were amazing, as were all the servers and staff. Our guests raved about the...
food. The servers kept checking on my husband and I to make sure we were taken care of.
I did not have to worry about setup- we brought all our centerpieces, alter arrangements, aisle runners, decorations, and the hotel staff set them all up. Likewise, they collected and stored everything until the next day when I could pick them up. They were also very thoughtful- our gifts and a slice of wedding cake were brought to our bridal suite, and there was champagne waiting for us.
Having our wedding here was the best decision we made! I am very grateful to the staff of the Renaissance Grand for making it a memorable day!
Reviewed On 1/28/2013 by Dzana H
We booked our 12-12-12 wedding at The Renaissance Grand for both the ceremony and reception. I come from a hospitality background and have worked at the Ritz-Carlton for over 6 years, so I was initially a bit worried that anything less than Rit...
z was going to be disappointing for me. The Renaissance Grand exceeded every expectation I had! From beginning to end, everyone that I encountered during the planning process and the night of made sure that every request we had was met with a smile and a 'yes, of course!' If it was something they could not accomdate, they made sure to give alternatives that did work for them and us. We had guests at our wedding from 3 different continents and over 6 countries - everyone was blown away! We picked the Crystal Ballroom on the 21st floor for the ceremony and reception. The 22foot high ceiling and windows combined old-world elegance with a spectacular view. We went all out with the flowers and centerpieces but the room does not need necessarily need it. We just did it for the WOW factor - altough the room is truly 'grand' even without any extras. The food was superb - we opted for a dual entree of salmon & sirloin and we received many compliments. The staff was attentive and efficient throughout the night and the entire evening truly was a fairytale come true.
Reviewed On 7/24/2012 by Erin H
beautiful hotel, great location
very accommodating and easy to work with
Reviewed On 5/22/2012 by Casey M
I could not have choosen a better venue to hold my wedding reception! The staff was very professional and extremly accomadating. I had so many compliments on the food. Not only did it taste amazing but the presentation was Grand! The ballroom p...
rovided an atmosphere that surpassed my expectations!
Reviewed On 5/31/2011 by Meghan O
Gave us a wonderful rate for our guests and had incredible customer service leading up to the event as well as the event itself. Would absolutely stay here again!
Reviewed On 3/23/2011 by Emily M
We recently had our reception at the Renaissance Grand (2/11). It was absolutely perfect. We had so many comments from our guests as to what a beautiful, elegant room it was. Many people told us it was the "nicest" wedding they had ever been to...
. The food was excellent as was the staff. They did so much for us, we basically had our own wedding planner through the Renaissance. Can't imagine having our reception elsewhere. Highly highly recommend this place.
Reviewed On 11/17/2010 by Jessica G
The food here was delicious. Too bad my husband and I barely had time to eat!
Reviewed On 8/12/2010 by Lindsay F
The Crystal Ballroom is absolutely beautiful. My family has used this space for multiple weddings. The only thing that went wrong during my wedding was the kitchen running out of chicken. This was very upsetting, but the situation was handel...
ed. Other than that, we are very happy with the events that we have had there.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by LaRae S
Old world charm. Marble floors and walls, two stories high and open. Stone pillars with ambiant lighting. Very detailed ceiling and other fine details.;It can only hold less than 180 people comfortably if you want a dance floor.
Reviewed On 9/30/2007 by kathy s
The Crystal Ballroom at The Renaissance Grand was breathtaking..the staff was excellant especially the wedding coordinator who paid complete attention to all details..food was very good;Room holds up to 250 but is more comfortable if you stay b...
etween 200 and 225
Reviewed On 9/23/2007 by Julie T
The rooftop ballroom is beautiful. It has 22-foot high windows and is beautifully restored. There is a piano available for cocktail music and the food was delicious!!!