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.