On April 17th, The Knot invaded the Barnett on Washington for their annual Midwest mixer. The event was coordinated by Lacy Branch and featured a lovely display of decor and design.
St. Louis has always been a hotspot for beautiful Midwest weddings, but the Barnett on Washington showed once again why it is such a beautiful venue to behold. Lacy, with the help of The Knot team and partners, were able to transform the Barnett’s traditional, elegant, Spainish-mission style decor into something totally it’s own.
For more pictures of this beautiful event click here to see the Facebook photo album.
Thank you to all of the partners who made it great…
Chameleon Club welcomes St. Lou Fringe
to Chameleon Club Thursday, December 19th for a special edition of Habdash
! This special edition of Chameleon Club will feature:
- Live-action performers
- Live music
- Fine scotch tastings
- Access to our elegant cigar lounge
- Unique entertainment
- A vibrant and engaging environment
- and much more…
What is it: It’s a dance show! It’s a concert! It’s a party! It’s awesome.
That’s right, HABDASH IS BACK! With more great local performers, rad local music, and a killer new venue.
Warm up your December evening:
Live performances by Fringe regulars LEVERAGE DANCE THEATER (formerly A-TREK) with the hot hot tunes of BROTHERS LAZAROFF.
LEVERAGE DANCE THEATER specializes in site-specific modern dance. One of the most talked about dance companies in St Louis, Leverage has produced their own work and been featured in such prestigious performances as NEW DANCE HORIZONS and SPRING TO DANCE. They have performed across the country, from coast to coast.
BROTHERS LAZAROFF will be fresh off the heals of their popular Hannukah Hullabaloo. Brothers Lazaroff is a band that melds genres, and they might share brainwaves too. The fraternal front men are a staple of the local music scene and draw crowds all over town. The brothers are equipped with earnest songwriting and an earthy sound peppered with jazz-inspired riffs and fuzzy solos. The group has developed an intuition and familiarity that allows each player to create something unexpected.
LEVERAGE and BROTHERS LAZ will collaborate for the first time in this one-of-a-kind, one night only show at the beautiful BARNETT ON WASHINGTON. The Barnett is magical to say the least. This is a rare, first opportunity to see the otherwise exclusive space.
Doors at 7pm. Music at 8pm.
NOTE: Admission open to Chameleon Club members and Habdash paying attendees only. Buy tickets below, or e-mail email@example.com if you’re interested in a one night pass for Chameleon Club.
Chameleon Club wants to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We will be closed this Thursday for the holiday. We invite you to join us next week on December 5th from 5PM-12AM for the next meeting of Chameleon Club. Bring up to two guests with you, and join us for a drink, fine cigar, or simply enjoy our distinguished environment.
Chameleon Club hosts an exclusive group of individuals each Thursday evening who use our facility for networking, meetings, and relaxation. Our members enjoy; networking opportunities with other professionals, valet parking, complimentary wi-fi, an exclusive cigar room, fine liquor tastings, discounted bottles of wine, live music, entertainment, and more. For more information about membership click here.
Chameleon Club welcomes Friends of Fringe to Chameleon Club Thursday, December 19th. This special edition of Chameleon Club will feature:
- A live band
- Live-action performers
- Fine scotch tastings
- Access to our elegant cigar lounge
- and more…
You won’t want to miss this exciting and unique experience. Use the link below to share this event with friends or colleagues. The more the merrier.
Check out some of these pictures from last weeks Chameleon Club
Check out this great video from the Barnett On Washington grand opening. It provides an exquisite look into the beauty and elegance of our wonderful venue. The short video should paint an excellent portrait as to why our venue would make a great place to have your next corporate event, wedding, private gathering, or holiday party. However, just like many things in life, a video cannot fully portray the atmosphere that a place like Barnett on Washington has to offer. We invite you to join us Thursday evenings for Chameleon Club to experience it first hand. For more information about the venue use the contact form below, or contact us at 636.448.1747.
By: Tyler Bishop
The city of St. Louis is filled with it’s own culture. Those who grew up in the area understand the nuances of this dynamic as they share commonality and address each other with questions such as; where did you go to high school, and what’s your favorite italian place? But what does it look like when these people from St. Louis get married? If a people embody their culture, how do St. Lousian’s reflect their culture in ceremonies, receptions, and celebration? Today we are going to look at three things that are indicative of a St. Louis wedding.
St. Louis weddings are thrifty:
According to CostOfAWedding.com, St. Louis couples spend far less on weddings than the national average. While living costs and wedding event costs are slightly more affordable in the area, there is no doubt that St Louis natives know how to extract some big bang for their buck.
The demographic in St. Louis is also consistent with the national average as well. This tells us that those getting married in St. Louis aren’t just less well off than the rest of the country, they simply spend less. You could argue that those planning a wedding should glean a few tips from St. Louis folks if they want to save a few bucks. As it stands, St. Louis brides and grooms just know how to come in under budget I suppose.
“Couples that live in or travel to Saint Louis City, MO spend between $12,722 and $21,203 on average for their wedding. However, most couples spend less than $10,000… On average, US couples spend $25,656 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $19,242 and $32,070. This does not include cost for a honeymoon.” – CostOfAWedding.com
St Louis weddings are close and personal:
The average St. Louis wedding contains between 147-157 guests, according to The Wedding Report. The national average is closer to 187. Perhaps there is an easy correlation we can draw upon between the cost of the wedding and the number of guests. St Louis brides and grooms enjoy a simple, personal, and affordable wedding, makes sense. Again, the demographics are similar to those across the nation, so we can largely attribute much of this to a cultural dynamic in “The Lou”.
The culture of shared experiences and attitudes in St. Louis make sit very interesting that many brides and grooms would select a smaller more personal experience for their big day. However, one could also make the leap that relationships are exceedingly important in this sort of climate, and that something that is smaller and more personable could make the experience more memorable as well.
St Louis weddings are early:
Perhaps this is a no brainer. St. Louis’ peak months for weddings are April and May, compared to June and July in most other environments, according to SoundVision.com and TheKnot.com. Anyone who has sat outside on a June or July day in St. Louis knows that the heat and humidity can be brutal. It’s no surprise that many brides forgo signing up for an exhaustive photo shoot or ceremony exposed in that kind of heat for a date that could be a little cooler in an earlier month.
While not all weddings or photo shoots will take place outside, it’s hard to escape the transfer from building to building on an action packed wedding day. For those that have walked out the door on a 95 degree, high humidity day here in the Midwest, you’ll remember that it doesn’t take long for the hot thick air to start sticking to everything. Brides and Grooms alike in St. Louis likely take this into account when booking their big day.
When considering everything together, you get a nice picture of the typical St. Louis wedding. A typical St. Louis wedding strongly reflects the St Louisian we’ve all come to know. They appreciate strong personal relationships, enjoy a simple and timeless atmosphere, and enjoy the comforts of the Midwest environment. It’s a perfect mix to describe life in “The Lou”.
For more information on planning and developing the perfect St. Louis wedding contact the crew at Barnett on Washington, one of St. Louis top wedding venues, for more information. Use the contact form below, and we will respond the same day.