About this Vendor
New Central West End Wedding Venue
The historic McPherson begins a new life as The McPherson Wedding Venue. The main chapel has state of the art audio and mood lighting systems. A private 5,000 sf courtyard can host outdoor weddings. A special wedding gazebo in the courtyard will allow brides to have the outdoor wedding they always wanted with the security of knowing that the event can easily be moved inside. There is both a Groom’s room and a Bride’s suite on site. The Bride’s suite is over 700 sf and includes a private bathroom, salon quality makeup and hair counter that can seat five and a lounge area with couches, refrigerator and video monitoring of the main hall so that the bride’s party can watch as guests arrive. Numerous bars and restaurants are located within 1 block for after reception partie
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Garden, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering
The McPherson wedding venue was the host of the Central West End Association’s monthly First Friday Happy Hour. All of us were amazed at the work that has been done to make this one of the finest wedding venues in St Louis. The antique crystal chandeliers, sconces and lighting was stunning. You could tell the original plaster had been lovingly restored. The private courtyard was massive, and more beautiful than any of us expected! The McPherson will quickly become one of the most popular wedding venues in the area and a great asset to the CWE community. If you are looking for an historic venue to host your ceremony and reception, you book a visit to see The McPherson. Jess Batchelor, Executive Director Central West End Association
As the owner of Signature Bridal, I have had the opportunity to visit most of the wedding venues in St Louis. I have watched for the last year as The McPherson was transformed from a 100 year old chapel into one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues that I have ever seen. The wedding chapel has a gorgeous antique crystal chandelier that hangs over the bride and groom with equally impressive crystal wall sconces on both sides. After the ceremony there is state of the art dance floor lighting as well as mood lights that can be programmed for any color imaginable. The cocktail area has a beautiful bar with six draft beers available. The private rear courtyard is huge and can easily accommodate an outside wedding service with the ceremony under a beautiful arbor with chandelier. There is also an outside bar and bathroom. And the inside bathrooms are all new with marble floors, vessel sinks and European style stalls. Finally, in addition to the leather furnished Groom’s room there is a large bride’s suite with private bath, couches, refreshments and more. If you are looking for a unique and beautiful wedding venue then you must give the McPherson a visit. Debra Shackelford, President Signature Bridal, Chesterfield
The McPherson is amazing! Phillip was so incredibly helpful and accommodating. The venue is beautiful and the food, which is catered by Russo’s, was wonderful. I highly recommend that you order your cake through them too. I had multiple guests tell me that is was the best wedding cake that they have ever had. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone.
Blake and I were looking for a fresh venue in St Louis to host our New Years Eve wedding and The McPherson was just the place. This is the perfect venue to have your ceremony and reception (all in one), which was perfect for our guest so they did not have to travel anymore than they already were for our wedding. The turn around time was around 45 minutes from the end of the ceremony to switch out the room for our reception. Let's be honest, that is pretty fast when you have around 180 guests, band, flowers, decor and tables to debut. However, with multiple bars and quarters for guest to mingle with drinks and appetizers, it felt like no time at all. From the indoor ambiance which will amaze you as soon as you walk through the doors to the outside courtyard, I knew we found the place. (Yes, it was freezing on NYE but I still incorporated the outside with a heated tent to make sure we had the perfect place for the cigar lounge). And yes, it was a huge hit! The attentiveness to details....... this venue will make it happen. Phillip always found a way to make sure whatever we wanted to add we had, outdoor fire pits (done), balloon drop (why not)... He was always willing to make things work for the special day. Another benefit about this venue was Russo's Catering. They went above and beyond my expectations with the food!!!! I loved their menu and what they had to offer, however I also wanted to go outside the box with a seafood station and of course they made that happen! Kathy was not only our catering coordinator with Russo's for the venue she was also YOUR OWN WEDDING COORDINATOR. Yes!!! She will help you coordinate your special day and thank goodness I had her because I chose to be my own planner. Blake and I can not say enough good things about this venue, it clearly speaks for itself in the awe factor. But not only did we get a beautiful venue we had wonderful people from the venue to help us work out the details. Thank you McPherson for hosting our special day! Molly and Blake 12-31-17
The hall was everything I wanted and more. The bridal suite was my favorite. Thank you, Phillip!
We Just finished booking out reception with Phil at The McPherson and I can honestly say I've never felt so taken care of by a venue and the host. Phil is phenomenal to work with! He is great at communicating and helps you feel completely assured with everything. This is a brand new venue that still the best kept secret in St. Louis because once the word is out, it's going to be hard to book a date. Hands down the best venue I visited!
We are the great pleasure of having our wedding at the McPherson. It truly was beautiful (inside and out). We are so happy we found the venue. Phillip was responsive to any of our needs and very upfront about the whole process. We got ready at the venue, which DID NOT disappoint. The bridal room was great for all our hair and make-up plus an area we could relax before the big event--It was warm and inviting. The actual wedding ceremony and reception both took place at the McPherson and exceeded our expectations. I could not speak higher of the McPherson and Russo’s. All of our guests commented on the wonderful venue and delicious food. I would recommend the McPherson and Russo’s to any of my family and friends!
As the owner of Signature Bridal, I have had the opportunity to visit many wedding venues in the St. Louis area. I have watched over the last year as The McPherson was transformed from a 100 year old chapel into one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues that I have seen. The wedding chapel has a gorgeous antique crystal chandelier that hangs over the bride and groom. After the ceremony there is a state of the art dance floor, as well as mood lights that can be programmed to any color imaginable. The cocktail area has a beautiful bar with six draft beers available. The private rear courtyard can easily accommodate an outside wedding service with the ceremony under a beautiful arbor. The outside also is complete with an outdoor bar and bathrooms with marble flooring, vessels, and sinks. Finally, in addition to the leather furnished Groom's room, there is a large bridal suite with a private bathroom, couches, and refreshments. If you are looking for a unique and beautiful wedding venue then the McPherson is definitely the place to go! Debbie Shackelford, Owner Signature Bridal, Chesterfield
Meet The Manager
I am enthusiastic, energetic, and ready to help you book your dream wedding at our beautiful venue. Call me direct at 314-713-9922 to schedule a private tour.