A scenic view of the st. louis skyline at sunset, featuring the gateway arch and color-drenched clouds reflected off the mississippi river, with boats floating on the water.

To quote a young Margaret O’Brien as Tootie Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, “Wasn’t I lucky to be born in my favorite city?” There’s something about St. Louis and the people from here—everyone is proud to live here and seldom want to move away. City pride comes in many forms, from the area’s history to the food, sports, attractions and everything else St. Louis has to offer. Born here or a transplant, there’s something for everyone to be excited about. To live here is to love it here, which is why so many couples want to highlight the things that make St. Louis so special at their weddings!

What’s your favorite part of being from and living in St. Louis? Do you love the big attractions like the sports, the arch, the museums? The food scene (we’re looking at all of you on the Hill)? Or do you have little hidden treasures here that no one knows about? Whether your favorite things are big and bold or a little more muted, there are countless ways to incorporate—or even highlight—your favorite parts of your favorite city in your new favorite day. Finding local vendors is fairly easy, but what about the couple that wants a St. Louis themed wedding? The best, easiest ways to do this are through your venue and your food! Keep reading to get some idea inspiration!

Your Venue

If you’ve lived in St. Louis for any length of time, you and your significant other more than likely have a place that’s special and important to both of you. Did you meet on a run in Forest Park? Go on your first date at the Hill? Think about these things and every place you can see the two of you, your family and friends enjoying celebrating your big day together! We’ve put together a small list of uniquely St. Louis venues to kickstart your search!

For the Cards Fan Couple

The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Hotel – The Hilton offers a huge space for a large reception, overlooks Busch Stadium, the Arch and the rest of downtown St. Louis for a view that will blow everyone away!

For the History Buffs

The Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park is a huge piece of St. Louis history! Built in 1909 with funds raised from the 1904 Worlds Fair, the Pavilion overlooks all of Forest Park and its open-air structure offers unparalleled views of Forest Park and is a great mix of an elegant indoor ceremony and a fun outdoor ceremony!

For the Couple that Wants a Unique Outdoor Ceremony

Tower Grove Park offers four different locations to hold your ceremony or reception. It is a unique venue in a trendy, historic neighborhood. You don’t even have to plan much for decorations because its brick detail, pond, beautiful trees and flora will complement any theme you have planned!

For the Couple that Wants a Unique Indoor Ceremony

When you walk into the Jewel Box you might forget you’re in the middle of St. Louis! Full of exotic, tropical trees and flowers, the Jewel Box creates a fun, whimsical feel for your big day, and your guests will absolutely love it!

Your Food

We know how important the ceremony itself is, and all of your guests will be excited to celebrate your big day, but let’s be real: everyone is waiting for the food. Whether your wedding is black-tie or a little more casual, you can find the perfect St. Louis food to complement your St. Louis wedding!

St. Louis-Style Pizza

What’s more St. Louis than St. Louis-Style pizza? No matter if it’s with your main dinner or a late-night snack, it’ll be a hit!

Gus’s Pretzels

A fun appetizer that everyone will love!

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Yes, a cake is traditional at weddings, but why not have both?! This is especially fun if you and your partner have a special custard or concrete mix you always get!

Gooey Butter Cake

Why have only the traditional cakes when you can also serve Gooey Butter Cake (or possibly give Gooey Butter Cake Cookies as part of your favors or welcome bags!)?

Anheuser-Busch Products at your Bar

This one’s a no-brainer! Stock your bar with your favorite Anheuser-Busch beer and seltzer, and you’re set!

The Hill

If you’re looking for something a little nicer and more elegant, have your dinner catered from any of the amazing restaurants and bakeries on the Hill!

A St. Louis-Themed Wedding

If you and your partner want a St. Louis-themed wedding, you don’t have to look far to find something incredible for your big day! Going all local will be fun for the two of your and your guests and will create a light-hearted atmosphere for all of you to enjoy!

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