The city of Saint Louis is known for many great monuments. One of the largest, and most well-known, of course, is the Gateway Arch National Park. The story of the Arch begins in 1935 when President Roosevelt designated the property in Saint Louis along the bank of the Mississippi River to be developed as a memorial sight for the Jefferson National Expansion. After many decisions regarding the design, construction of the Arch began in 1963. This grand, stainless steel structure designed by architect Eero Saarinen took a total of two years and was completed in 1965. The Gateway Arch stands as a symbol of identity in the Midwest and commemorates Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase, and the pioneers who settled in the Midwest.
Can You Get Married at the Saint Louis Arch?
Weddings at the Arch
One of the many fun facts about the Gateway Arch is that you can actually get married at the very top of the Arch. On your wedding day, you feel like you are at the top of the world. By getting married at the top of the Arch, you will really feel like you are at the top of the world! Keep in mind, they are very limited on space and it is a fairly informal setup. Typically, you can include up to 40 people, and ceremonies will last 15 to 20 minutes. Your guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the city, while you say your I do’s.
If heights aren’t your thing, but you still love the idea of getting married at the Arch, the areas surrounding the Arch provide another option for your ceremony. The ceremony will be very informal, as chairs, tents, and other items are not allowed. You must also obtain a special permit to hold your ceremony on the grounds. Your guests can gather as you say your vows overlooking the Mississippi River.
Wedding Receptions Near the Arch
The question is, what do you do after you say “I do”? While the Arch can provide a memorable place setting for your ceremony, where do you go to celebrate? Andre’s Banquets and Catering can provide the catering for your wedding day, whether you have a venue or need a venue! We have many great facilities where you can hold your reception in close proximity to the Arch Grounds.
At Andre’s Banquets and Catering, we provide a one-stop shop for all of your wedding needs! Everything from dinner to suits and entertainment, and you can’t forget about the cake! While we may not be able to provide a 630-foot-tall view, we can provide an unforgettable experience for you and your wedding guests!
Andre’s Banquet & Catering | St. Louis, MO
At Andre’s, we are a full-service catering company. We provide the meal, 4-hour open bar, china dinnerware, linen tablecloths, chair covers, the personnel, as well as an onsite coordinator. We are a one-stop-shop facility that can offer guidance in planning and organizing your day. Andre’s coordinates with several different vendors to make your planning process painless!
Contact us today for any questions or reservations.