When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, you should consider whether you want to have the ceremony and reception at one location or at two different sites. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to your perfect day!
In St. Louis and elsewhere, it is common for a couple to have a religious ceremony at church earlier in the day and an evening reception at a separate location, such as a hotel or banquet hall. This arrangement works nicely for couples to use the time in-between to take photos and allows out-of-town guests a chance to rest or explore the town.
All-in-one wedding venues for both the wedding ceremony and wedding reception have become very popular in recent years. Sometimes the venue will need to be “flipped,” by rearranging tables and chairs, in order to serve both purposes. Other venues may have separate designated areas for the wedding ceremony and wedding reception. For example, a winery may have an outdoor ceremony location and an indoor reception hall just a few steps apart from each other.
Below are examples of traditional and unique wedding venues for St. Louis brides:
- Rustic barn
- City hall
- Flower or sculpture garden
- Private property or estate
- Resort . . . and more!
With a little vision and creativity (and a great wedding planner!) almost any location can be transformed into your intimate St. Louis wedding venue. Once you have identified a list of your top favorite options, schedule a virtual or in-person tour with your future spouse.