The Ruins

Picturesquely arranged along the north side of the pond are three clusters of cut stone blocks erected here in 1873. 

 

 
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Picturesquely arranged along the north side of the pond are three clusters of cut stone blocks erected here in 1873. 

In 1867, shortly before Henry Shaw deeded the land that would become Tower Grove Park to the City of St. Louis, the Lindell Hotel at Sixth and Washington burned to the ground.  The Lindell Hotel was at that time the largest hotel in America.  Shaw saw potential “ancient ruins” in the building’s fire damaged blocks as a popular location for weddings.

Over the years, the charm and romance of this composition has drawn visitors like a magnet.  In particular, it has proved extremely popular for wedding party photographs, with groups often lined up on Saturdays waiting their turn for the photos that will be treasured mementos for a lifetime.

 
 
 

Cost

See options  below.

Capacity

200

includes

  • One hour rehearsal
  • An additional one hour access for setup
  • Street parking Ceremony Coordinator on site
  • Event security

 
 

 
 

The Ruins Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Fee

$1,000.00

Times available: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.*

*The 6 p.m - 8 p.m. ceremony time slot can only be booked within a six month time frame.

Included

  • One hour rehearsal
  • An additional one hour access for setup
  • Street parking
  • Ceremony Coordinator on site
  • Event security

Enhancements

  • Carriage ride                              
  • Additional security -  $32/hr

Notes

  • If chairs are needed, they must be rented and set up through an outside contractor.
  • All clean up and clearing out of chairs must occur within the contracted timeslot.
  • No electricity at site.
  • No access to the Piper Palm House or indoor restrooms.
  • Amplified sound must not be heard beyond 50 feet of the source.
  • When decorating, the use of tacks, staples and/or nails is strictly prohibited.
  • This is an outdoor rental site. There is no indoor option in the case of rain, and the park does not offer weather related refunds.