The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Conveniently located just off the Katy Trail in the heart of the historic Defiance winery district in Missouri, the Trail Smokehouse is an ideal location to host receptions. Opened in June 2015, this venue has served as a beacon for guests who come out to enjoy and take part in activities held in the beautiful Missouri Wine district of St. Charles County.
The Trail Smokehouse offers exquisite beverage options and delicious sides in the open atmosphere. Guests enjoy the calm breeze and marvel at the beautiful scenery, providing the ideal setting for your engagement party or rehearsal dinner. The entrance of the venue is awe-inspiring, allowing couples and guests to unwind in a relaxing environment as they savor signature drinks.
Outdoor patio: Trail Smokehouse has an outdoor patio with grill. Guests can enjoy roasted brussels sprouts or smoked vegetable medley as a side dish. Not only does the outdoor fit pit add a sense of glamor to the location but also serves as a wonderful rendezvous point in the evening. This area comfortably accommodates 40 to 200 guests.
What You Should Know
Trail Smokehouse is handicap accessible and offers liability insurance for the safety of the guests and venue. Upon request, Trail Smokehouse provides on-site accommodation at an indoor facility. With an array of remarkable main dishes, salads and desserts to choose from, Trail Smokehouse prides itself in providing special events menu options guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on every attendee. The following are some of the main and side dishes often requested by guests visiting the sought-out destination.
- Sliced smoked brisket
- Baby back ribs
- Pulled pork
- Creamy coleslaw
- Baked beans with bourbon and bacon
From menu selection to post-event follow-up, the staff at the venue is all set and ready to help you with every detail of your event. A top-notch event planner is assigned, upon request, to carry out your vision for the reception or rehearsal dinner. The venue is opened only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free wireless Internet is also available at the site.
Trail Smokehouse offers both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements and depending on your rescheduled event, multi-colored linens are provided that meet your preferences. Payment plans are available for couples wishing to host a special event at the venue.
Trail Smokehouse treats newlyweds and guests to an evening of live outdoor performances. A private wine tasting is set for couples who fancy a glass of distinctive wines from the venue’s wine list. Yoga enthusiasts are also in luck as Trail Smokehouse offers yoga classes at a reasonable price.
Trail Smokehouse provides a personal bartender at an affordable price to service up to 30 people. A chocolate trail cake is included after choosing three main and side dishes as well as two salads and desserts. While at the venue, newly-weds and guests can engage in noteworthy activities like cycling and bonfire games.
From the Vendor
Beautiful rustic venue in Wine Country
Have you always envisioned your special day in a lush and beautiful, idyllic setting? Surrounded by rolling hills, river bluffs or grape vineyards? Let Trail Smokehouse create the wedding reception of your dreams! Overlooking the beautiful Missouri River bluffs and surrounded by wineries for miles, Trail Smokehouse is an affordable option while still being in the oldest viticulture region in the United States, of Defiance/Augusta, MO. We offer custom event menus centering around our slow smoked bbq, homemade southern classic side dishes, in-house desserts, and specialty cocktails from our full bar. Whether you are hosting a party of 50 or 250, Trail Smokehouse can help you create an unforgettable experience for your special day
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Garden, Park, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
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