The Sheldon invites you to experience historic elegance combined with contemporary amenities for parties from 50 – 500 guests! Located in the Grand Center arts and entertainment district in midtown St. Louis, The Sheldon has reigned among the city’s finest special event facilities since 1912.
The Sheldon Ballroom
Overlooking the city's Central West End, The Sheldon Ballroom features golden hardwood flooring, a full stage and dramatic beamed ceilings with large skylights. This intimate setting accommodates 200-250 for dinner or more than 300 for cocktail receptions.
Louis Spiering Room
This uniquely elegant room situated on the third floor of the Emerson Galleries Building provides room for 500 seated guests and up to 700 standing. Boasting a spectacular view of the city's Central West End and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the spacious room is perfect for receptions, annual meetings, seminars and dinners. The walls of the Spiering Room are adorned with a variety of artwork and incorporated into the brickwork is a permanent collection of architectural terra cotta pieces rescued from the historic Title Guaranty Building.
With its perfect acoustics, The Sheldon Concert Hall is recognized among the nation's finest performing facilities. This setting is ideally suited for special concert performances, film screenings, and lectures. The hall features original curved wood theatre seating on two levels, with unrestricted views from all 712 seats.
Featuring over 7,000 square feet of gallery space, The Sheldon Art Galleries are a perfect cocktail option for your unique event. A glass walkway links The Sheldon's historic facilities with the contemporary elegance of the Atrium Lobby and Art Galleries. The lobby, overlooking the Sculpture Garden, is perfect for luncheons and cocktail receptions. Private gallery openings can dramatically enhance any event, making your event especially memorable!
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Rachel · Married on 08/01/2015
We do not have enough good things to say about the Sheldon! They took care of us from day one. We booked the location for our ceremony and reception without even seeing the venue in person, and it was the best decision we could have made. The concert hall is a beautiful place to have a ceremony. There is a very nice room for the bride to use and a great room for the groom to use. Then the atrium with the art gallery is a great place for your guest to spend cocktail hour while you take some pictures. I was surprised how great the art gallery was! Also, the ballroom is gorgeous with the twinkle lights and dark wood. There is also a little balcony upstairs that is included with the rental. You must use the Sheldon bar service, which our guests and us really enjoyed. You also, must use one of their preferred caterers or you have to pay an extra $5/person. However, we used one of their preferred ones and it was delicious! Rachel, Cacia, and Quinton were amazing at making sure everything was set for us. They were always quick to respond to emails. We could not have asked for a better team of people to work with. Quinton was a fabulous wedding day coordinator, making sure everyone was were they needed to be and even getting people drinks along the way. It took a lot of stress off me as the bride knowing that other people were taking care of all the small details. I would recommend using the Sheldon to everyone! We loved it!
Beca · Married on 09/30/2016
The place is beautiful! Rachael & her staff are incredible! Perfect place for our perfect day
Kara and Joe · Married on 03/19/2016
Rachel was amazing to work with once my husband and I walked into The Sheldon Concert Hall. She was able to tell us the history of the building which was a really neat feature. My husband and I are both catholic, however, we did not want to be married in a church. We wanted a more modern feel but with some tradition as well. When we saw the concert hall at The Sheldon, we feel in love. The stained glass windows, the wood auditorium seating and the stage were amazing. It felt like a church with the modern touch. At this point, we were so amazed! Then, we went upstairs to the ballroom that was incredible. The wood beams with lights were amazing, the wood floors and it had a stage for our band. It was the perfect place to have our reception. My husband and I decided to do a more informal reception. We didn't have a sit down dinner or buffet, we did passed appetizers. The Sheldon made an incredible floor plan that worked with our image. The bar service was amazing. Their "house" bar had incredible choices. They provide a kitchen for the caterer so your food will stay warm. There was enough room for our photo booth, coffee station and dessert station as well in the reception hall. Also, the bride and groom room were amazing! They were beautiful to take pictures in and were huge! We had so many compliments about our wedding. It was different, but extremely wonderful. We wouldn't of changed a thing. If you want an amazing wedding that your guests will love, book The Sheldon! You won't be disappointed. Thank you Rachel for everything you did for Joe and I!