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"Garden Glow"


November 23, 2013 - January 2014

Beginning Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Missouri Botanical Garden will stage an unprecedented and dramatically different winter lights display. This outdoor evening event will immerse visitors in an experience that will redefine the traditional winter light exhibit.

Catering St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden invite you to take advantage of this opportunity of being one of the first to book your holiday party and be a part of the inaugural "Garden Glow." Companies and party groups can choose to visit the “Glow” in conjunction with the public (Thursdays through Sundays) or on a private evening (Mondays and Tuesdays). Give your employees or party guests a holiday experience unlike any other by booking a special event at the Missouri Botanical Garden during “Garden Glow”.


Facility Rental and Capacity


Available only on Monday & Tuesday
$2,000/rental fee
$7,500/food and beverage minimum
Maximum number of guests at Monsanto Hall – 300/buffet cocktail, 250 seated

Available only on Monday and Tuesday
$2,000/rental fee
$5,000/food and beverage minimum/Monday & Tuesday
Maximum number of guests at Spink Pavilion – 175/buffet cocktail, 90 seated

Only available for small parties when Monsanto Hall is not in use.
$400/rental fee
Ideal for gathering location – cocktail party prior to the exhibition.
2 staff members - $150/service surcharge – bartender and event captain
Maximum number of guests at Spink Gallery – 40 guests

$750/rental fee - Monday & Tuesday
$500/rental fee - Thursday through Sunday
Maximum number of guests at Kemper – 100/buffet cocktail, 40 seated
Kemper is ideal for smaller numbers of guests with no minimums.

• $14/guest for Monday and Tuesday (when the Garden is closed to the general public) plus room rental, plus food and beverage, and minimums that apply for stated locations.
• $12/guest for Thursday through Sunday (when the Garden and exhibit are open to the general public) plus room rental, plus food and beverage, and minimums that apply for stated locations.

*Please note that the ticket price per guest listed above are reduced ticket prices; corporations and party groups that book a special event during the "GLOW" pay a reduced ticket price of $14/guest/Monday & Tuesday and $12/guest/Thursday-Sunday, November 23, 2013 through December 19, 2013. December 20, 2013 through January 4, 2014, ticket prices are $14 every day. The Garden will extend "Garden Glow" past January 4th for private events ONLY - however, there will be no train show in operation and Central Axis entertainment will not be available. Ticket sales January 5th forward will be $12/guest.

Events held during the “GARDEN GLOW” will be four hours in duration.

Events held on Monday and Tuesday are considered private events held while the Garden is closed to the general public. It does not guarantee complete privacy at the Garden however. Due to the anticipated popularity of the “GLOW” other private events may take place at the same time, but will not interfere with other guests. This is the same policy presently at the Garden for all private events taking place while the Garden is closed to the general public.

Be sure to book your special event now! To inquire about hosting a private event during the “GARDEN GLOW” please contact our sales department at Catering St. Louis at 314.961.7588 (extension 221).


Photos courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden.


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