Thanks to St. Louis's eclectic vibe and rich history, the city is full of unexpected and non-traditional spaces where you can get married. We've made a shortlist of the best unique wedding venues in St. Louis that offer a totally one-of-a-kind experience for couples who don't want a cookie-cutter celebration. From a restored train station to a glass-blowing factory, vintage theater, and more, these St. Louis wedding venues are sure to wow both you and your guests!
Get married at one of these unique wedding venues in St. Louis for a truly memorable and personal celebration.
If you’re a fan of vintage wedding style, we definitely recommend paying a visit to this Art Deco theater in downtown St. Louis. The Thaxton is filled with retro artwork and historical details, from an elaborately decorated ceiling in the grand hall to the vintage elevators, that give this venue plenty of quirky charm. There’s even a speakeasy onsite (the only spot in St. Louis where you actually need a password to get in). The Thaxton hosts weddings for up to 150 guests and provides audio equipment, tables, chairs, glassware, day-of coordination, and bar service.
Windows on Washington
We’re crushing on this gorgeous industrial wedding venue located on — yep, you guessed it — Washington Avenue. This loft-style space has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and large windows, which give you incredible views of the St. Louis skyline (the venue’s verandas also offer a prime view of the city). With space for up to 400 guests, there’s plenty of room to let loose on the dance floor or create a flexible seating plan for your guests. Windows on Washington has all-inclusive wedding packages, which cover everything from wedding coordination, catering, bar service, and dessert. Other perks include a complimentary champagne toast and shuttle service between select downtown St. Louis hotels.
The Fabulous Fox Theater
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married on an actual stage, you can make it happen at The Fabulous Fox Theater. Not only is the theater one of the most unique wedding venues in St. Louis, but it’s also one of the most historically significant — the circa 1920s venue was fully restored in 1982 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If the stage isn’t quite your vibe, you can get married in the theater’s opulent lobby instead (seen above). The Fabulous Fox Theater offers one of the best all-inclusive packages among St. Louis wedding venues, providing Chiavari chairs, decorative sashes, dressing rooms, a photo booth, catering, and more with your rental fee.
Located in The Loop, the Moonrise Hotel is close to some of the city’s trendiest attractions and hotspots. This unique wedding venue in St. Louis has five event spaces and can host weddings for up to 150 guests, but the venue’s overall celestial-inspired vibe is what really caught our attention. With room names like Apollo 8, Apollo 11, and Gemini, the Moonrise Hotel is a dream venue for any outer space fanatic or zodiac enthusiast. Step out onto the rooftop bar for views of downtown St. Louis, then head to the adjoining “twilight room” to get the party started. Moonrise Hotel provides in-house catering and bar service — it’s green-certified and pet-friendly, too!
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
If you happen to be looking for unique wedding venues in St. Louis that are also a little bit traditional, St. Louis Union Station Hotel takes the cake. This iconic St. Louis wedding venue is a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a space that’s classic with a twist. The Grand Hall has a breathtaking arched ceiling and stained glass windows that you won’t find in your everyday ballroom. It’s also one of the largest wedding venues in town, with space for up to 800 guests. One of the coolest features about getting married at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel is that you can surprise your guests with a custom light show, which the venue projects onto the ceiling of the Grand Hall. Can you say best grand entrance ever?
Third Degree Glass Factory
This one-of-a-kind space, located in a former 1950s automotive dealership, is no question one of the most unique wedding venues in St. Louis. A gallery of glass art in the venue’s sunlight hall is a colorful and unexpected backdrop for your nuptials (plus, it eliminates the need for bringing in lots of decor). The rest of the venue has a trendy, industrial vibe, with track lighting, exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, and vaulted ceilings throughout. Third Degree Glass Factory also offers a unique perk that you’re not likely to find anywhere else in St. Louis: guests can watch glass blowers as they create custom glass art during your wedding!
Saint Louis Zoo
For all the animal lovers out there, the Saint Louis Zoo is definitely an appropriate venue choice. Whether you get married in the venue’s 65-foot rotunda, which features life-size aquatic sculptures, outside in the lakefront pavilion, or the venue’s terrace overlooking the Missouri River Aquarium, the Saint Louis Zoo is filled with unique event spaces. All-inclusive packages mean that you can easily take care of the biggest details for your wedding day, from event rentals and day-of coordination to catering, cake, bar service, and setup/cleanup.