Weddings and private events have been part of our history at DeMenil since the creation of the Chatillon DeMenil House Foundation in 1964.
Open for tours March – December, the mansion is a great place to hear stories of the Western fur trade, Creole connections to the Sioux and Osage, the growth of a great city, and everyday life in the Victorian era.
Guided Tours and Educational programs
Learn about the history of the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, the families that lived there and life in St. Louis in the nineteenth century.
Tours of the Mansion are available: Wednesday through Friday, 11am to 2pm. Saturday, 11am to 3pm. Tours begin on the hour. Admission is $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children under 12.
Weddings, ceremonies and Private occassions
Elegant wedding reception at our newly renovated carriage house and charming brick garden patio is available for up to 150 seated guests.
Wedding ceremony rentals include our gazebo for up to 140 seated guests and the formal double parlor of the mansion for small elegant ceremonies up to 30 seated guests.
The Death of Bear robe painting
DeMenil Family Collection
1904 World's Fair Memorabilia Collection
Our collection's are important to our history because our vey own Alexander DeMenil served on the Board of Directors for our Louisiana Purchase Exposition as the Director of the French Exhibit and translator to the French dignitaries that visited St.Louis in preparation for the fair.
Christmas at the mansion
The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion host several special historical tours, educational events and fundraisers throughout the year. All proceeds from our functions and events fund operations and restoration projects throughout the year. Through donations the Mansion can continue to serve as a center for education focusing on the French Heritage of St. Louis.