Couples can choose the historic venue of Lemp Mansion to host their wedding in Saint Louis, Missouri. The pet-friendly venue was once home to the Lemp family, who made their fortune as some of the first brewers in Saint Louis. The 33-room mansion was already impressive when bought, but William J. Lemp turned it into a true Victorian showplace using his brewery fortune. Now, the mansion offers exceptional dining, overnight accommodations, and event space for couples and their guests.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue allows couples spaces such as the gazebo and patio, grand hall, or Lempâ€™s loft to hold their wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. The gazebo and patio make up a large, private area surrounded by black wrought-iron fencing, perfect for a ceremony, reception, or both. Couples may choose to pair the gazebo space with the tented patio to create a sophisticated, secluded garden setting. Lempâ€™s Grand Hall features original hard maple floors, large bar, historic decor, and a deck that overlooks the Lemp Brewery. Lempâ€™s loft is a unique, historic space that used to be the hayloft for Percheron horses, and has been renovated to accommodate private special occasions. Couples may invite up to 275 of their closest friends and family, who may use the venueâ€™s parking and wheelchair access when attending the event.
Lemp Mansion is covered by liability insurance for each of their events, and can assist couples by providing an event planner as well as all-inclusive packages for their occasion. Venue staff is on hand to help set up and clean up, while the wedding party dresses in their own private get-ready rooms. While they can provide catering, Lemp Mansion does allow couples to bring their own outside vendors for particular wedding needs, such as florals, outside cake, or photography.
The catering team at Lemp Mansion can assist couples with their reception, cocktail reception, dessert, hors dâ€™oeuvres, and bar needs through their experienced and capable staff. Couples can choose to serve from buffet, family-style, plated, or station serving options after deciding their menu through a tasting. Items such as chairs, tables, barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens are also available. The venue holds a liquor license, and bartenders may serve from behind an open, cash, or limited bar. Beverages they can offer to guests include:
Once home to the wealthy Lemp family, couples and their guests may book the mansionâ€™s well-appointed and exquisitely decorated rooms to stay in overnight. Rooms include the Lavender Suite, William Suite, Elsa Suite, or the two-room Louis and Frederick Suite.
Recommended by 92% of couples
Ashley · Married on 05/09/2015
I had my wedding ceremony and reception here. The venue is so unique and beautiful. I would tell people my wedding would be there, and so many commented on how much they loved the food! We were not let down! My husband and I also decided to use the Lemp Restaurant for our rehearsal dinner. SO YUMMY! I worked with Patty the whole time, and i just LOVED her. She is very laid back easy going, able to handle about any request with the attitude of "no problem!" When we were close to the wedding date and worrying about all the details involved, Patty was so great to talk with and made me feel like everything would run smoothly. I loved everything about the site. All the gentlemen that worked the Bar at the ceremony were great as well! This was definitely the venue for me!
Laura · Married on 04/15/2017
We had both our ceremony and reception in April 2017 at the Lemp Mansion patio/gazebo area. Patty and staff were very accommodating and made our day so easy. They went out of their way to make sure my husband and I had drinks and were happy. We ended up with perfect weather but Patty had heaters on call up until a day or two before worst case. We got so many compliments from guests on the beautiful outdoor venue with so much character. The food was delicious and the waiters/bartenders were friendly (everyone loved bartender Byron!). Overall, the Lemp Mansion is the perfect place to host a wedding and/or reception and is a fantastic value for your money.
Amber · Married on 04/01/2017
After looking at multiple venues we knew the second we walked into the Lemp Grand Hall it was where we would have our reception. It has everything! It's gorgeous and has great history! If the inside wasn't enough to win us over the patio is beautiful too! As we were talking with Patty we expressed an interest in the ceremony and reception being in the same place, she quickly took us to see Lemp's Loft! It was even more perfect than we could have imagined. It was raw industrial beauty! Working with Patty was a dream! She really makes it as easy for you as she can and wants you to have the best wedding you could imagine. At our consultation she told me, "If you want unicorns and hayrides, we'll get you unicorns and hayrides." Those were not things I wanted, but this mentality really helped make wedding planning a breeze! She was always there to answer questions and make recommendations when needed. Their wedding packages take away a lot of stress too! Having catering, bar, tables, linens, etc all in one place was a life saver! We could not have asked for a better venue or a better coordinator to work with!