29. May 2011
“We held the wedding reception for our daughter Rachel at the Palladium on May 29, and I want to congratulate you on creating such a terrific venue. Not only is the setting itself a perfect one for a big party, but your staff, and especially Maggie Eichwald, are terrific.
We worked on every detail of the party with Maggie, and she took care of everything perfectly. I was very impressed by her responsiveness and follow through — and always with a broad smile. She is first rate! Your waitstaff was also excellent: well trained, solicitous, and unobrtrusive.
Congratulations on creating this “new” St. Louis landmark.”
- Patty, Mother-of-the Bride
Wedding reception, May 29, 2011
“Thank you for the beautiful evening on Sunday. It could not have been more perfect (well, it could have gone on longer)! So many people commented on the beautiful space, the delicious food, and the great service. Please pass along my thanks to your chef, kitchen and service staff. I will of course sing your praises to anyone who is looking to host an event in St. Louis.”
- Rachel, Bride
Wedding reception, May 29, 2011
”The Palladium St. Louis surpassed all of our expectations. The staff, service, and food was wonderful. We received so many glowing comments after our reception I will be recommending the Palladium to all of our friends and family for an amazing venue!”
Wedding reception, May 28, 2011
“Our wedding day was fabulous! I never worried about one thing. I knew the food was going to be excellent and because Maggie made herself available whenever I had a question, I was confident that the evening would go off without a hitch. As someone who knows that nothing goes 100% the way you plan, no matter how hard you try, I must admit that nothing was out of place or order. Thanks again for all your hard work. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!”
- Anne-Marie + Cesar, Bride + Groom
Wedding Reception, May 7, 2011
“We have now had two great events at the Palladium. It’s always a pleasure to work with the staff, especially Maggie, who has been instrumental in making the events a success. Not only is Maggie a joy to work with, her professionalism, grace and problem solving skills have made it much easier on me to pull off a big event like our gala. Thank you!”
NFP Dinner + Auction, April 8, 2011
“Our event turned out amazing! I must thank Maggie for all her wonderful guidance and help. We were so pleased with our event at Palladium and have received so many compliments on the event, food and ambiance. Overall it was exactly how we wanted it. Thank you!”
- Christy, Bride
Wedding Reception, March, 12, 2011
“It was a pleasure working with Ricky and his staff! Everyone exceeded all expectations and made planning the event with ease.”
3rd District, February 25, 2011
“Thank you so much for all your work to make Bridget and Kyle’s day so very special! We are so delighted with how the entire reception was handled. Your staff was awesome, the food fabulous and you are truly special. Thank you again!”
- Cheri, Mother of the Bride
Wedding Reception, January, 8, 2011
24. May 2011
“Palladium Saint Louis is the hot new venue to be booked around town. The building has incredible history. The coolest part is that teh rental includes the very modern chameleon chairs. In fact, the Palladium was the first venue to bring these chairs to St. Louis!”
The Knot Magazine (Missouri & Kansas), Fall/Winter 2011 issue
21. May 2011
Photographs by Rachel Ravetta-Morrell of Ravetta Photography
21. May 2011
Check out the Palladium Saint Louis in Patti Gabriel’s Photography Blog!!
16. May 2011
A floating mezzanine, metal truss work, and a seemingly limitless ceiling are just a few of the trendy features Palladium St. Louis offers. However, recently the space underwent renovations that are more than just eye catching.
Upon entering the venue guests are greeted by the Palladium logo and walls covered in armourcoat, a stirred Venetian plaster. This surface finish gives the appearance of a weathered marble with a slight polish, rather than the exposed brick that previously covered the walls. As you proceed into the main floor the reconstruction of the west wall is striking. BOSWAphon, a seamless sound absorbing plaster, ensures sound quality through the reduction of reverberation and in turn makes sound more intelligible. This delicate porous surface was installed over 375 square feet.
To add to the venue’s aesthetic appeal, a modular art panel in a “Big Dot” design is now displayed over 54 square feet of the partition directly above the new door with a tempered mirror treatment. The staircase maintained its original form, but was revamped by adding new carpeting and adorning the walls with 4 different 40” by 40” acrylic prints by Sean Jacobs (provided and installed by Lauren Gutierrez of Lux Fine Art).
Palladium St. Louis’ renovations will ensure leadership in contemporary design and audio/visual quality. Validating the reconstruction of the space, the Landmarks Association of St. Louis’ announced Palladium as a 2011 recipient of the Most Enhanced Award. This honor recognizes “the city’s best examples of quality rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and outstanding new construction within historical contexts.”
9. May 2011
For 51 years, the Landmarks Association of St. Louis has kept the St. Louis region informed about the best examples of recent restoration and has alerted and rallied residents to grave deterioration or proposed demolition of buildings with architectural and often historic merit.
During Preservation Week each year, the board and staff name “most enhanced” buildings for rehab work completed within the past year. They get nominations, and they keep their eyes open. “I found some people who didn’t know about our nominations,” said Andrew Weil, Landmarks assistant director.
Ten “Most Enhanced” awards will be given to owners of buildings or complexes that have been restored and revived in 2010. Neighborhoods with winners include Shaw, Benton Park, Cherokee (Marine Villa), Benton Park West, Mid Town, Carondelet, the CWE, Downtown, Clinton-Peabody and The Grove, O’Fallon Park and Penrose Park.
Some award winners, including Saint Louis University, are prominent community organizations. Several are redevelopers such as the Lawrence Group.
The former City Hospital laundry has been transformed into an elegant catering event venue called The Palladium.
For the first time, Landmarks will give a Most Enhanced Award for Community Based Preservation Projects. It was impressed by the efforts of thousands of volunteers who turned up 300 strong each “blitz” day from May to August last year to stabilize and improved 42 single-family houses in a six-block area of O’Fallon Park and Penrose Park. The residents there, many elderly, lacked funds for major repairs. Volunteers, mostly from Boeing and backed by two catalysts (the nonprofits Rebuilding Together and ACTS) and 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French, replaced roofs, upgraded plumbing and electrical wiring and cleaned alleys, while the city provided tree trimming and street light upgrades. As the effort progressed, volunteers found houses with dangerous conditions that couldn’t wait until the next “blitz day” so they organized immediate repairs.
“We’d like to encourage other group efforts like this,” Weil said. The volunteers’ new roof installations and electrical safety efforts especially may have saved some of the well-built housing stock from ruin and eventual demolition.
At the May 13th awards reception, Esley Hamilton, the St. Louis County Parks Department historian, Washington University architectural history teacher and author of many books on regional neighborhoods, will be honored.
That night, Landmarks will announce a list — its length is still being determined — of the region’s important buildings at risk for demolition or decay.
“We are not pointing fingers,” Landmarks director Jefferson Mansell said of the at-risk properties. “We understand there are limited resources in this economy. A lot of factors come into play. We hope the list highlights and brings attention to them so that someone might preserve them.”