Weddings and private events have been part of our history at DeMenil since the creation of the Chatillon DeMenil House Foundation in 1964. 

 

The Historic Mansion is a Magnificent Example of the French Heritage of St. Louis.

 THE MUSEUM WAS ONCE HOME TO FAMED WESTERN GUIDE AND HUNTER HENRI CHATILLON AND DR. NICOLAS N. DEMENIL AND HIS WIFE EMILIE SOPHIE CHOUTEAU (THE GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF MME. CHOUTEAU AND PIERRE LACLEDE. 

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.

 
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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.

Henri Chatillon 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.

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Bastille Day

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.

Guided Tours at the Mansion

Purchase Admission Fee

Learn about the history of the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, the families that lived there and life in St. Louis in the nineteenth century. 

Many antiques and artifacts are original to the home, this Greek Revival mansion has been restored to interpret the decorative arts and architecture of the Victorian era. 

Open for tours March- December, $8.00 Per Adult and $5.00 for children under 12. Open March- December. Mansion is closed January and February. Two rooms are devoted to the 1904 World’s Fair, featuring the largest collection of Louisiana Purchase Exposition memorabilia on public display. 

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE, $5.00 Per Person for a group of 15 or more. 

FOR SPECIAL TOUR DATES OR TO RESERVE A LARGE GROUP PLEASE CALL THE MANSION AT (314) 771-5828.  

ALL TOURS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO OUR 1904 WORLD’S FAIR MEMORABILIA EXHIBIT.

 

$8.00 PER ADULT AND $5.00 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12. OPEN MARCH - DECEMBER. MANSION IS CLOSED JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

 
 
 
 
 

The Chatillon-DeMenil House is a 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. Get acquainted with the rich history of the Mansion, the legacy of the French founding families, and the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District. Learn about life in St. Louis in the nineteenth century.

Photo's Courtesy of Mark Scott Abeln http://www.romeofthewest.com/2009/10/photos-of-chatillon-demenil-mansion.html

The Carriage House

 PERFECT EVENT VENUE FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS, Ceremonies, SEATED DINNERS, AND COCKTAIL PARTIES.

This six hour rental covers the use of the Carriage House and Patio including all of our available on-site tables and chairs. Wedding parties have the option of taking advantage of the grounds for a wedding photo session including the garden and mansion exterior.

The seated capacity inside the Carriage House is 72 guests. The inclusion of our outdoor patio space brings the total seated capacity up to 180 guestsThe Carriage House Rental fee is $600. 

Wedding Package

Ceremony and Reception

The wedding package includes exclusive use of our ceremony sites and the carriage house for your wedding reception for up to eight hours. Other perks covered in this rental include a wedding photo session including the Garden and Mansion exterior, use of our available on-site tables and chairs and scheduled access for your rehearsal. The fee for the Wedding Package is $750

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT "JUST RIGHT" PLACE TO HAVE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT- A UNIQUE, INTIMATE SETTING THAT BLENDS ELEGANCE AND CHARM WITH HISTORY AND VICTORIAN AMBIANCE, THE CHATILLON-DEMENIL MANSION IS THE PERFECT SPOT.

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THE INTERIOR OF OUR MAGNIFICENT 1863 GREEK REVIVAL MANSION IS AVAILABLE FOR SMALL COCKTAIL EVENTS. 

The Formal Double Parlor, Drawing Room and Library can accommodate up to 45 guests for a cocktail party with limited seating. There are a few restrictions but most passed hors d’oeuvres should stay within the rules. A bar can be placed inside the Double Parlor or outside on either the east or west portico to give you a little more room inside.

Mansion rentals include use of up to 18 event chairs and use of small on-site folding tables. Mansion rentals cost $400 for a 3-hour event.

Wedding Receptions, Ceremonies, and Private Events have been part of our history since 1964.

Donate

Your Gift is Tax Deductible!

Thank you for your support to the Chatillon DeMenil Mansion.

Please help fund operations, educational programs and restoration projects throughout the year. With your donation the Mansion can continue to serve as a center for education focusing on the French Heritage of St. Louis. Donations of time, materials, and money are always welcome and appreciated. The Foundation’s “wish list” includes items both large and small.

Become a Member

Annual Memberships help maintain and further develop this historic site and its programming.

If you are not already a member, we invite you to join the Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation at one of the following levels:

  • SENIOR ($15)

  • ASSOCIATE ($40)

  • FAMILY ($75)

  • MADAME CHOUTEAU ($100)

  • DUSTIN GRIFFIN FRIEND ($250)

  • HENRI CHATILLON ASSOCIATE ($500)

  • NICOLAS N. DEMENIL SOCIETY ($1000)

Membership Includes

  • Free Tours of the House
  • Invitations to Private Special Events
  • Discounts on Special Museum Programming
  • 10% off our Museum Gift Shop
  • Membership is Tax Deductible