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(314) 605-7639

About Us

Barnett On Washington is an event venue specializing in rich and vibrant experiences in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally constructed in 1920 and recently renovated and restored, the venue features a Spanish Mission-style and historic look while also containing sophisticated modern amenities. The bright, inviting atmosphere coupled with the elegant, vintage style makes the venue ideal for weddings and other celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue is luxurious and elegant and can accommodate up to 180 guests for a wedding ceremony or for a seated event with a dance floor. For a buffet event with a dance floor, Barnett On Washington can accommodate 150 guests. Without a dance floor, the space can accommodate 200 seated guests. For cocktail style mixers, there’s adequate space for 200-220 guests. There is also an outdoor patio area. The venue’s elegant decor, such as chandeliers and high ceilings, make it a romantic place to exchange your vows and celebrate your special day.

Services Offered
Your wedding ceremony fee includes various services, such as chair setup, an in-house sound system, access to the Barnett Room and the bridal lounge, a one-hour rehearsal and one-hour rental for engagement photos. Reception pricing includes all tables and house chairs, valet parking for up to 150 guests and access to the Barnett Room and Barnett Patio. Barnett On Washington offers various services and amenities. These include:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Sound system
  • On-site security
  • Full assortment of tables, bar stools and chairs
  • Three restrooms
  • Full premium bar
  • Bridal suite
  • On-site event coordinator

This historic venue began as a space housing Central States Life Insurance Company in 1921. Its style is unique and stylish, as it was designed by St. Louis architect Tom P. Barnett and constructed in the Mission Revival style. Over the years, the building had various functions, housing insurance companies, a publishing firm, art and music schools and a nightclub. The building has been restored to its original elegance and grandeur and is now used for events, offices, meetings, weddings and other group gatherings.


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  • Ashley and Joe made our wedding run so smoothly. We didn’t have a care in the world. We were able to have a beautiful ceremony without stress! They went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. They offer valet parking services that were so helpful for our older guests. People were stunned at how beautiful the venue was. I would highly recommend this place!

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Caroline, What a wonderful event your wedding was here at the Barnett. Thank you so much for your kind words - means so much to us as a team. We wish you much happiness in your newly married life. Best, The Barnett Team

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,650.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,650.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Glassware, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Specialty Beer

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, July, August

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