Attractions November 15, 2015
10 Epic Spots To Get Married In Missouri That’ll Blow Guests Away
While a wedding is a very beautiful thing, celebrating the love between two people, they can also be extremely stressful. Choosing a venue is extremely important and can make or break your special day. Missouri has MANY beautiful wedding venues available, and the ten mentioned below are perfect examples.
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1. Hermann Hill Weddings, Hermann
Hermann Hill Chapel was designed specifically for weddings. The Wedding Chapel, River Room, Gazebo Overlook, climate-controlled Pavilion, and luxury Riverbluff Cottages all work together to create the perfect backdrop for your beautiful wine country wedding.
Location: 165 Highway 100 East
Wedding Packages and Amenities: They have several packages to choose from or you can design your own. A Wedding Coordinator and an Assistant Wedding Coordinator are included in every package, and they are happy to tailor your unique event to meet your every need.
Rates: Pricing varies and depends on the date, amenities, and number of guests. Weekday packages start at $1,575 and Saturday weddings start at $3,725. The Ultimate III Package for a Saturday wedding during prime wedding season starts at $9,625.00, and the average cost of weddings in 2014 was $9,200 (excluding elopements).
2. Dodson Orchards, Fredericktown
Dodson Orchards is a family owned orchard and farm that provides Rustic Chic Barn weddings in addition to growing apples, blueberries and peaches.
Location: 1778 County Road 507
Wedding Packages and Amenities: Full catering service, custom décor and design, wait staff, ceremony site location and décor with one option in an authentic late 19th century barn. Also features a private dressing room for brides including restroom and lots of mirrors, and a groom’s dressing cabin. Included in every package is 3 hours of consultation for planning, set up of tables and chairs, table settings, linen napkins and table cloths, wedding cake cutting services, wait staff, set up and tear down for wedding site and reception. Choice of sites, ample parking, free golf cart services and yard games for guests waiting for pictures to be done are also available.
Rates: Costs will vary depending on the number of guests, date, and options you choose. Most budgets for this venue are over $5,000, but that can vary widely depending on number of guests. The standard package of a wedding at this venue costs just $59 per guest.
3. Enchanted Hills Wedding and Events, Springfield
Enchanted Hills is a beautiful all-inclusive outdoor venue near Fellows Lake in Springfield. They are family owned and operated and have been in business for 15 years. They offer affordable ceremonies and receptions near a spring-fed pond, waterfall view and acres of beautiful gardens. Special Note: They are almost booked for 2016, with only 4 spots left.
Location : 6649 N Farm Road 175
Wedding Packages and Amenities: Choose from brand new covered pavilion or other on-site spots for your ceremony and/or reception. Their rates are exceptionally affordable for the inclusive ceremony & reception packages, and come with professional photography, custom floral arrangements, a custom designed cake, beverages, chairs, tables, linens, dressing room, set-up, clean-up and more! The biggest services not available are food and music, but they have an extensive recommended vendors list they are happy to share with you.
Rates: If you book one of their all-inclusive packages you can save an average of $2500 in addition to freedom from the stress that comes with booking services separately. Prices of packages will go down if you do not need their photographer, cake designer, or florist and are going through an alternative provider. The Elegant package for up to 75 guests runs about $4100, the Enchanted package for up to 150 guests is $5700, and the Extravagant package for up to 225 guests would be $6700. Ceremony only packages are available and start at $800.
4. Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal
Garth Mansion has been rated the #1 B&B in the Midwest by AAA Traveler's Magazine and also was named the best Country Estate for a perfect wedding. Old world charm, friendly atmosphere, fine dining and beautiful surroundings cannot be beat. The mansion is a historical Victorian Estate, and you can relax knowing the staff’s attention to detail will provide you with everything you need for the big day.
Location: 11069 New London Road
Wedding Packages and Amenities: Venues and planning services provide full packages designed with your unique event in mind. Besides the beautiful mansion, you will also find an immaculately manicured property, additional cottage space and attentive owners. There are an array of options to choose from, and your package can include your reception location, minister, wedding cake, honeymoon accommodations and much more. Many of the wedding packages include the use of their Wedding Coordinator who will help with planning and make sure the event runs smoothly.
Rates: Rates vary but you can call to make an appointment for a personal tour of the venue the various options available. Call 1-888-427-8409 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
5. Randall Gallery, St. Louis
Randall Gallery only hosts one event at a time, allowing them to dedicate the entire facility and staff to providing you and your guests with a unique and personal experience.
Location: 999 N 13th Street
Amenities and features: Large windows exposing the skyline of the city, track lighting on the 15 foot ceiling illuminating more than 100 pieces of art work, a thirty foot atrium and glass block wall with an indoor fountain in a garden setting, designer bathrooms, full length mirrors, handicap access, free parking, and preserved original Civil War-era hardwood floors are some of the features. The audio system accommodates your iPod with speakers throughout the building, microphones available and free wireless internet. There is full kitchen service and party rental equipment for food and beverages.
Packaging and Rates:
Monday-Thursday concluding before 4:00 p.m., $500.00
Monday-Thursday evenings, $1,000.00
Friday evenings, $1,500.00
Saturday concluding before 4:00 p.m., $1,500.00
Saturday evenings, $2,000.00
Wedding Ceremony Fee, $ 995.00
Rehearsal Fee is included if you hold it on the same day as the wedding. For a rehearsal on any other day there is a $100 rehearsal fee for those that end by 5 p.m, and $200 for those ending after 5 p.m. All rehearsals on days other than the day of the wedding are subject to being rescheduled due to being booked for an event.
6. Loose Mansion, Kansas City
Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City’s finest and most popular locations for indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, providing an elegant unique and romantic ambiance.
Location: 101 East Armour Blvd
Wedding Packages and Amenities: The event and marketing staff will work with you to create your own personal and unique event. In-house rental and décor items are available, and set up and teardown is included. Delicious in-house catering and food service with uniformed wait and bartending staff that are the friendliest, most attentive staff in Kansas City. Ceremony only is available only if they book your wedding reception or a brunch, luncheon or dinner to accompany it. However, ceremony-only sites on a weekday evening may be available for a discounted facility fee and a ceremony fee. The 600 sq. ft. balcony (on top of the portico) is available for an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony for 30 guests or less.
Rates: A Ceremony Fee is charged if you choose to have your ceremony at the mansion which covers wedding coordination, setup, teardown and rentals and planning, including a one-hour ceremony rehearsal in the mansion at no additional charge.
7. Berry Acres, Odessa
Berry Acres is a relaxing 20-acre country setting venue located about 25 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. Choose from multiple gorgeous settings accommodating up to 700 guests.
Location: 6825 Highway 131
Wedding Packages and Amenities: Packages vary and include the following: exclusive access to Berry Acres at 10 a.m., 5 hour event time with staff included, indoor or outdoor ceremony sites, set up, sound system and mics, tables and chairs, linens in variety of colors, teardown and cleanup. You also get an event coordinator, a 1 hour ceremony rehearsal, cake cutting service, DJ and dance floor complete with production lighting. Brides and Grooms are provided with dressing rooms, and a nursery is provided a well as private parking and access to Berry Acres for engagement pictures.
8. The Lalumondiere, St. Louis
The Lalumondiere at the historic Byrnesville Mill is a one-of-a-kind venue for weddings. A century and a half of charm accompanies a beautiful location to provide you with the wedding of your dreams.
Location: 4993 Byrnesville Road
Wedding Packages and Amenities: Packages may include lodging for bride and groom, on site coordination with vendors, dance floor, outdoor bar area and lighting, and use of many other amenities. Maximum guest accommodation is between 125 – 130.
Rates: Varies each event is unique unto itself. You can contact them directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss pricing options tailored to provide you with an incomparable, and unforgettable, experience.
9. Cedar Creek Resort, Columbia
Cedar Creek Resort offers 167 acres of beautiful nature and sits on a 25-acre lake. They are able to cater to an event of any size and provide lodging for up to 50.
Location: 3251 Pinetree Drive
Wedding Packages and Amenities: The Destination Wedding Package provides a wedding ceremony on the dock overlooking Newman Lake, seating for at least 200 at reception, linens, dance floor, use of commercial kitchen for all 4 days, 200 chairs set up at the ceremony site, wedding cake table, gift table, DJ table and guestbook table.
Rates: Vary based on package.
The Destination Wedding includes 4 nights of lodging for 60 starting at only $14,800.
The Deluxe Wedding Package is 3 nights lodging for 40, priced at $11,800.
Basic Cedar Creek Lodge Wedding goes from rehearsal day at 2 p.m. to the day after at 10 a.m. for four cabins & the Lodge and includes rehearsal, dinner on the deck, use of the four cabins for the rehearsal and the wedding night. Lodge Rehearsal, Wedding & Reception is 2 nights lodging for 20 – $8,800. Call 573-239-8340 to take a tour and reserve your date.
10. The Colonel Lewis Bolton Home, Jefferson City
One of the finest pre-Civil War antebellum homes of its style and type in Missouri. It was built in 1833 and stands high on a bluff overlooking the Osage River Valley. The stone used on the exterior of the house is said to have been quarried from the Osage River bluff.
Location: 9125 Winkelmann Platz
Wedding Packages and Amenities:
Unique Wedding Package, $2125 - includes 1800 sq. ft. party room, seating up to 200, Friday set-up, private rooms for wedding party preparations, and use of house for photos for one hour prior to and one hour after the ceremony. You also receive the event center for the reception until 11 p.m., rehearsal dinner for up to 30 guests, one night stay in Bolton Home with continental breakfast, staff member available for you for the duration. Event insurance is required.
Small In-House Wedding, $750 - includes full use of the house for up to 4 hours, seating for up to 40 guests, pictures before and after the ceremony, set up and clean up.
Picturesque Outdoor Wedding, $750 - includes full use of grounds, photos before, during and after ceremony, and private rooms for dressing 1 hour prior to wedding.
All pricing is subject to sales tax that is not included in the pricing.
Event Insurance is required for events.
The Bolton Home
Have you been to a wedding at any of these locations? Did you have your wedding there? What are some other amazing Missouri wedding venues? Share in the comments below.