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St. Louis Themed Wedding Ideas

St. Louisans are proud of their city, and what better way to show that pride than a wedding theme dedicated to the good ol’ Gateway to the West?

Here is some St. Louis-piration for your upcoming nuptials. We are ready to help you in any way we can with our catering and reception halls perfect for the discerning couple! Contact us in St. Louis or O’Fallon!

The Venue

No matter if you met your significant other here in St. Louis, have most of your family living here, or you are both lifelong natives of this great city, the first place to begin planning your St. Louis themed wedding is by picking the venue.

Pick a place with a lot of history and a heritage staked in the city. For example, Forest Park is a St. Louis tradition and popular wedding reception spot. With numerous options of venues and beautiful historic structures perfect for pictures, Forest Park is a hub of activity all year around. Choose the Jewel Box, the Cabanne House, or the World’s Fair Pavilion to host your guests and they will get a real feel for all of the beauty St. Louis has to offer.

Or just go local! We are lucky to be a large, populous city that offers many options for people getting married. You can’t go wrong by having your STL themed wedding at an STL venue, after all.

If you need help picking a local place, read our blog on How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Reception Hall

At The Christy, we are proud St. Louisans and that shows in everything we do. If you are looking for a local spot, then look no further! Our venue and catering options can accommodate weddings of all sizes and in a variety of locations. Contact us or call 314-352-4800 to speak with our event coordinator who will answer your questions.

The Welcome Bag

It is common to provide a welcome bag to your out-of-town guests to thank them for making the trip. This is an opportunity to introduce them to all our city has to offer! Treat them to a welcome bag full of various St. Louis goodies that’ll make them want to come back. Here are some ideas:

  • Gooey butter cake cookies
  • World’s Fair Donuts
  • Gus’ Pretzels
  • Cardinals memorabilia (like hats with the legendary team logo, peanuts, cups, etc.)
  • Anheuser-Busch themed items (like bottles of beer, bottle openers, shot glasses, plush Clydesdales, etc.)
  • Arch themed items (like snowglobes, ornaments, tote bags with imagery of the Arch, etc.)

Be sure to provide them with a local map so that they can explore these places in their free time!

St. Louis Themed Decor

Anything that screams St Louis can be included in the venue’s decorations. To begin with, think about the image that pops in everyone’s minds when talking about St. Louis: the Arch. Decorate the venue with imagery of our skyline and the iconic Arch standing tall. Or keep in mind that St. Louis is a very proud baseball city, so Cardinals themed decor is always fun and unique. For a subtle touch, you can stick to reds and classic baseball elements. The table decorations can include baseballs, mitts, red and white flowers, and so on.

Or how about instead of using plain table numbers and place cards, you can get creative by incorporating famous STL places in their design? Name the tables after you and your significant other’s favorite neighborhoods in St. Louis like the Central West End, Soulard, or the Hill.

St. Louis has so much to offer that can help make your wedding decorations stand out from the rest!

Give Them a Taste of St. Louis

Both St. Louis natives and out-of-town guests will love the specialty foods that St. Louis is known for, including toasted ravioli, crispy crust pizza, provel cheese, and gooey butter cake. You can incorporate some of these STL favorites into your cocktail hour, the reception dinner, or dessert. We also commonly see a trend toward late night wedding snacks! After a long night of dancing and drinking, your guests can dig in on some toasted ravioli, the classic St. Louis treat!

To give everyone the full St. Louis experience, serve Anheuser-Busch beer and drinks named after iconic STL-inspired things like the Mighty Mississippi Martini or the Cardinals Cocktail.

Let us help! We have a wide range of catering services for couples celebrating their wedding in St. Louis! Contact us today!

Contact The Christy!

Don’t forget to send everyone home with St. Louis themed wedding favors similar to what you provided to your out-of-town guests!

At The Christy, we are steeped in a heritage of service to our proud city. If you are looking for the perfect venue with memorable catering and food options, contact us at 314-352-4800 today to speak with our event coordinators. We will work with you to find the right dining options to make your night fun and unique! We look forward to hearing from you soon.