The Music Stand

Built in 1872, the Music Stand was a favorite place of Henry Shaw.   Surrounded by busts of Shaw's favorite composers, the Music Stand, where concerts were performed on Sunday afternoons in the late 1800's, is still used for performances as well as a popular location for weddings.

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See wedding rate package options  below.


200 guests on park benches.


Exclusive usage of space within timeslot, electricity, street parking and bench seating



Music Stand Wedding Ceremony Package

Wedding Ceremony Fee


Times available

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. -  7 p.m.


  • Bench seating for up to 200 guests
  • Exclusive use of space for contracted timeslot
  • Electricity
  • Street parking


  • Decorating and clean up must occur within contracted timeslot.
  • The use of tape, tacks, staples, and nails is strictly prohibited.
  • No food or drink allowed in the Music Stand.
  • Amplified sound cannot be heard beyond 50 feet of the source.
  • There is no backup location in the case of inclement weather. Tower Grove Park does not offer weather related refunds.

You can combine a ceremony at the Music Stand with a reception at the Piper Palm House. Please check on the Piper Palm House page for more information.