The Music Stand

The Music Stand was built in 1872 to host concerts on Sunday afternoons. Surrounded by busts of Shaw's favorite composers, the Music Stand was a favorite place of Henry Shaw and is still used for music performances as well as weddings.



Wedding ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony Fee for the Music Stand is $400. The fee includes:

  • Exclusive use of the Music Stand for the duration of the timeslot

  • Bench seating for two hundred guests

  • Street parking for guests

  • Electricity hookups


Times Available

11 a.m.—1 p.m.

2 p.m.—4 p.m.

5 p.m.—7 p.m.



  • 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 fifty feet of the source

  • There is no backup location in the case of inclement weather. Tower Grove Park does not offer weather-related refunds