Missouri Greenhouse Wedding at The Jewel Box

EPP takes on Missouri as we make our way to this heart-stopping Missouri greenhouse wedding at The Jewel Box with Adrienne and Josh. The beginning of their love story all started back at Adrienne’s 21st birthday party. Unknowingly this party was an intentional setup by their friends and the rest became history. Now, we had the honor of documenting the ultimate lifelong commitment at some stunning event spaces and today is the day we finally get to give you the inside scoop.

A St. Louis Missouri Wedding At The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box is a stunning display greenhouse in St. Louis, Missouri. It recently underwent a massive renovation and is a glowing event space for a Missouri wedding. Built in 1936, The Jewel Box sits on a 17-acre site in Forest Park. The main area of The Jewel Box reached a whopping 50 feet high, 144 feet long, and contains 7,500 square feet of floor space. It is such a large event space, so it’s perfect for a large wedding size. Inside The Jewel Box surrounding you are tropical trees, foliage plants, flowers, and a new water feature and fountain open all year round. It’s a breathtaking Greenhouse wedding venue that makes having your Missouri wedding feel like a dreamy real-life fairytale.

One of the major benefits of having your Missouri wedding at The Jewel Box is how easy of an event space it is. Since it’s a greenhouse with plenty of lush greenery, decorating is a breeze. The Jewel Box speaks on its own and leaves little to no planning when it comes to decorating for your wedding ceremony or reception. Furthermore, couples also enjoy this Missouri wedding venue for its versatility in guest capacity. It’s a large enough space that can accommodate up to 250 guests. Making it the perfect wedding event space for either small and intimate wedding celebrations or some of the larger sizes.

The Jewel Box Wedding Cost

In comparison to several other wedding venues, The Jewel Box is a relatively affordable Missouri wedding venue. Pricing for your Missouri wedding at The Jewel Box will be based on two factors. Whether you choose to have your ceremony and/or reception at The Jewel Box as well as the day of the week. As of 2024, ceremonies at The Jewel Box start at $1,250 while receptions range between $1,750 – $3,250. In addition to the rental fee, The Jewel Box requires a $500 deposit to secure your date.

Wedding Amenities At The Jewel Box

Included in their rental fees, The Jewel Box includes 10 60″ round tables and 250 chairs. All other decor and equipment need to be provided by a third-party source. Check out other wedding amenities that The Jewel Box may offer for your Missouri wedding here.

Important Information For Your Missouri Wedding At The Jewel Box

Before swiping that deposit for your Missouri wedding at The Jewel Box, here’s some important information that should be known prior to booking.

  • All equipment and decor must be set up and taken down within the rental period
  • Equipment such as aisle runners, microphones, extension cords, podiums, etc have to be rented from a private source
  • Tables and chairs need to be set up and taken down independently
  • Candles are allowed for decor as long as they’re enclosed in a glass rose bowl, hurricane lamp, or similar vessels
  • No use of nails, screws, tape, or tacks when decorating the space
  • Caterers must be hired through the approved Authorized Caterers List

Adrienne + Josh’s Greenhouse Missouri Wedding at The Jewel Box

Adrienne and Josh’s wedding day began on a bright sunny day. The sun was beaming and vibes were high as everyone got ready for the excitement ahead. Decadent shades of blue consumed their wedding details, making flatlay photos a real treat for the EPP team. A peaceful and exciting morning spent getting ready led to us building the anticipation of the ceremony, where Adrienne and Josh were to see each other for the first time.

Adrienne and Josh embarked on this journey to their ceremony at The Jewel Box. Here, they were greeted by a harpist as guests began trickling in. Emotions were running high and based on Josh’s reaction to seeing Adrienne walk down the aisle, waterworks were in full swing. Sunshine peeked in through the skylight windows above at The Jewel Box, which made this a jaw-dropping ceremony location for some gorgeous photos. Shortly after saying “I do” applause roared as the two embarked on their journey… of walking back down the aisle hand in hand.

For portraits, it was important to Adrienne and Josh that we focus on more than just the posed romantic imagery. Rather, we wanted to also focus on a more organic, smiley, and playful feel. Something that really spoke to their personality. We utilized the space of The Jewel Box and even got some photos by the Forest Park Fountain, which IMO turned out amazing.

A McDonnell Planetarium Wedding Reception

One of the highlight features of Adrienne and Josh’s wedding day was their reception space. The McDonnell Planetarium inside the Saint Louis Science Center located near Forest Park is all about the wonders of space, aviation, and spaceflight. For Adrienne and Josh, they wanted their love to be celebrated under the stars quite literally. It seats up to 300 guests and gives couples the chance for a more unique and different reception experience than guests are usually used to. We danced, we laughed, we cried, we ate a lot of good food and celebrated the newlyweds the best way we knew how. Capturing each fleeting moment for them to look back on and remember every emotion and feeling. Best.Day.Ever.

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Photography: Emma Petersen Photography

Ceremony Location: The Jewel Box

Reception Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Hair & Makeup: Meraki Brides

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events

Dress: Savi Bridal

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer: Starlight Events

Brides People Attire: Birdy Grey

Cake/Dessert: McArthurs Bakery

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