14. March 2013
The following article is from stltoday.com
BY JMD | Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:44 AM
The Internationally Distinguished Leslie Dana Award Will Be Presented at VIP Reception & Fundraising Dinner
Join leaders in business, medicine, media, philanthropy and social work as St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired (http://www.SLSBVI.org) hosts The Visionary Gala awards dinner on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at The Palladium Saint Louis.
The Society’s Visionary Gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and wine service, superb desserts, and a presentation of the internationally distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal. Music will be provided by Silk Pajamas. Society Visionary Awards for community service also will be presented. Dr. Nicholas and Mrs. Sabra Engelbrecht are chairing the event and are joined by sponsors AT&T, Northern Trust, Bethesda Health Group and Nidec Motors.
Douglas D. Koch, M.D., a foremost scholar, clinician, surgeon and Professor of Ophthalmology who is The Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, will be the 63rd recipient of the distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal. The Leslie Dana Gold Medal has been awarded by the Society since 1925 to many of the world’s most highly respected scholars and clinicians for commendable service in eyesight research, ophthalmology, vision sciences and social services.
The Visionary Gala will occur at The Palladium Saint Louis located at the revitalized City Hospital complex at 1400 Park Place in Historic Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri 63104. The evening is black tie optional.
Dr. Robert Drews is Honorary Chair of the Visionary Gala. The Society’s Drews Low Vision Clinic is named in honor of Dr. Drews and his late father, Dr. Leslie Drews, who helped lead and guide the Society as members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for many years. Dr. Robert Drews said, “The Society is a vital community asset that helps children, adults and seniors overcome vision challenges and discover new ways of living, working and enriching their lives.”
24. January 2013
2. January 2013
“Wow, I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful my experience was, working with Maggie and the Palladium. It was pure luck that I was able to reserve this venue, as there was only one date open for the rest of the year. I was living in Chicago and my wedding was in St. Louis, as soon as I became engaged my mom went to work and began to scope out venues, bands, florists etc. I began to look online at several places, and came across the Palladium. I had never heard of it before, but the pictures looked beautiful and just what I had in mind. As soon as I sent an email requesting information and available dates, I was told they were on the phone with my mom and she was doing the same. We were told September 15th was the only date available for the year, so she went there right away to check out the place. She called me and me raved about how gorgeous the space was, not being able to get to St. Louis, I trusted her taste and told her to go for it. That was the best decision we ever made! The venue itself is absolutely stunning, Maggie and the rest of the staff were incredible. Words cannot express how wonderful it was working with Maggie, from recommending an incredible wedding planner, to laying out a time line of what needed to get done, and just being in constant correspondence. Her organizational skills and wedding knowledge were out of this world, she put me at complete ease and made the wedding planning so enjoyable and stress free. She was so accommodating and just an absolute pleasure to work with. The Palladium itself was also just as great as Maggie, I received so many compliments on how beautiful it was and how it’s so different then your typical wedding venue. The food is a whole other story! I have never been to a wedding that I have enjoyed the food, until my own. I couldn’t believe how incredible it was and the service blew me away, I also received many compliments on the
food and service as well. There was not one negative thing I could say about the Palladium or it’s staff, and the pricing is completely reasonable. These
people are top notch and clearly know what they are doing. It was the perfect wedding and I owe that all to Maggie and the Palladium staff! I would recommend this place a thousand times over, these people are the best! Thank you Maggie and the Palladium for an unbelievable evening! If you are looking for an exquisite wedding venue, look no further. Thanks Again!”
“We celebrated our wedding reception at the Palladium on Saturday, November 17, 2012. From the first moment we stepped through the doors of the property to tour the venue, we were mesmerized by the history & architectural design of the Palladium. As an event planner, I am very particular with the actual execution of the event & it is hard to let go of the control! The Palladium not only eased any anxiety I had, but exceeded every expectation! The food was spectacular & our guests literally celebrated all night long! I cannot wait to have the opportunity to return! Maggie is the most professional & kind person I have ever had the pleasure to work with and would recommend the Palladium time & time again for any and all events!”
I hope all is going well. I just wanted to write an email to thank you again for all you did at the Palladium and for making all of my dreams come true that night. Over and Over again we hear from the guests at our wedding how spectatular the Palladium was and how it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to! Haha! I am referring the Palladium left and right to all of the new brides that just got engaged over the holidays. I have even had people asking me on facebook-that I’m not even friends with- where my pictures were from. The entire experience was just incredible!! AND THE FOOD!!! =)
I also know you have a vendor list and I wanted to share some of my vendors with you that I have had the MOST wonderful experiences with. One of them, obviously was Brian from Rebel. He was amazing. It was like he went inside of my brain and figured out exactly what I wanted! haha. He is so talented. I will keep recommending him!
The other one-was where we had our rehearsal dinner-…- Mangia Italiano, on South Grand-and it was spectactular having it there. We had our own private room with bar and there was even a big t.v. on the wall that we could put a projector up to and play a slideshow-haha..we love the slideshows. It was amazing.
My last one would be my d.j.- Rockstar Dj’s are professional and hands down one of the best dj’s i have experienced, even just being a guest at a wedding.
I just wanted to shoot you some recommendations because you had some wonderful suggestions for me. I understand how tough it is to pick vendors for your wedding. I now know that personal experiences are what matter.
Again, Tim and I want to thank you for all you have done, and I will sing Palladium’s praises- especially yours =), because it was a fantastic reception. I could not have asked for more. Thank you Melody!!”
Jessica Evans Layton
“The event was wonderful and everyone had a great time. The employee reviews were fantastic with absolutely no negative comments. Melody was a huge help and her suggestions were well presented. Thank you so much for helping to make this one of our best Christmas parties ever.”
John Henry Foster Co.
“Thanks for following up Maggie. Everything went smoothly, the food was terrific (we received a lot of compliments) and the atmosphere was great.
Thanks for helping us throw a wonderful holiday party. I specifically want to share our gratitude for the tenderloin upgrade. Doug and I heard quite a few folks commenting on how delicious it was. Take care and have a safe New Year!”
31. December 2012
Whatever your style, let Palladium Saint Louis create the backdrop for the day you have been dreaming about all your life!
A piece of history brought back to life, Palladium Saint Louis is a fusion between old world and contemporary design. Your distinctive, private-event space with room for up to 700, Palladium Saint Louis is the ideal choice for weddings, social gatherings, corporate functions, galas and more.
The staff at Palladium Saint Louis is dedicated to working with your inspiration to create the environment that makes your event exceptional. Combining modern technology with customizable
“petal” dividers in the elegantly proportioned spaces, the layout for your event will become as unique
as your vision. Palladium Saint Louis is ready to Set Your Scene!
10. December 2012
We can’t stop talking about how beautiful Palladium Saint Louis was this past Saturday night. The “Scene” was set from the moment guests stepped from their cars with the building aglow from the outside and inside!
Guests began the evening with an Artisan Cheese and Chianti Pairing featuring sharp cheddar, havarti + blue cheeses with flatbreads, mixed berries and nuts displayed atop a bolla of Chianti.
The partying continued into the night with guests enjoying grilled beef tenderloin with cabernet demi-glace and pan seared scallops with a chive lemon butter to keep up their energy level.
“The Burn Station” set the scene for dessert with Bananas Foster and creme brulee. Luckily guests didn’t have to choose between the two temptations! Inspired by the 2012 Governor’s Ball at the Oscars, the Palladium Saint Louis and Contemporary Productions staffs brought the same style and mood to this event.
Congratulations to everyone involved for creating another spectacular event!
3. December 2012
“Melody Buckner and the entire staff was an absolute delight to work with. Everything we ever dreamed of about our wedding day was definitely exceeded; thanks to the execution of the Palladium. Not only can we not stop talking about the reception and venue, our wedding guests continue to rave about the evening and location. What a beautiful venue and a staff that perfectly complements. Thanks again!”
“Maggie and Melody, it’s incredibly rewarding to work with professionals like you who remain helpful, positive and cheerful in any work situation. Thank you for all of your help and coordination to make last night successful.
I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you again soon.”
Washington University School of Law
“The Palladium is a wonderful venue. The staff was superb. Melody is awesome, she put all my fears to rest. Everyone was amazed with the venue and the food. It was the perfect wedding for our daughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, the only drawback is that we don’t have another daughter to host a wedding reception there!”
“I am lost for word’s. Kelly and Ryan’s reception was MORE than we had expected. The only negative response we had was, It ended to soon. The party could of gone on all night. I know Smash was ready to! Please let Butler’s Pantry know that they have surpassed all expectation’s, food unbelievable. The beef was every just as delicious as our the steak we had at Scape (rehearsal dinner).
Bill and I were worry free all evening. Thanks you so much for making the evening, the fairytale wedding Kelly wanted.
Maggie, again Thank You so much for the Amazing Evening.”
“Hi Maggie, It was nice meeting you in person tonight. You were a pleasure to work with and a true professional. Everyone loved the “football players” art gallery. I still can’t figure out a
way to shorten our program. It was only 3 hours this year. Speaking as a senior parent, it was very special. Thanks for everything.”
“Ryan and I want to thank you and your team at the Palladium for making or night so incredibly special! The beer cocktail was a huge hit! We can’t wait to read all of our guest’s suggestions!
The food was exceptional, our guests were captivated by the whole venue and it made our wedding day perfect! Thanks again for everything!”
Kelly & Ryan Quinn
21. November 2012
Photos by Kelly Pratt Photography
15. November 2012
Palladium Saint Louis is celebrating the last three wonderful years of parties and events! Thank you to our talented and dedicated team who work to make every event memorable.
We look forward to continuing the Palladium Saint Louis tradition of providing the premier venue where our valued clients create memories to last a lifetime.
7. November 2012
“Our wedding and reception at the Palladium were both absolutely flawless. I was thrilled with the service and attentiveness of all staff members. Melody was a joy to work with throughout the planning process – very professional and organized. I can’t forget to mention the food – it was AMAZING. Our guests were full of compliments the entire evening. Best night of our lives!”
Kelly Morgan Hastings
“We had a great experience with every part of our event: planning, execution, food (fabulous!!), staff, professionalism and service, amenities offered. I look forward to working with the Palladium team again! Melody was excellent!!”
“I thought that the (Palladium) was decorated very nice. The staff was awesome and Melody was wonderful to work with. We received multiple compliments from our guests about the food and service.”
“Melody was very pleasant and helpful to work with. Overall, the reception was wonderful and enjoyed by all.”
29. October 2012
11. October 2012
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9. October 2012
Check out this piece of Videography by Rue de la Vie. It truly captures the spirit of this fun-loving group. What an amazing evening. Congrats again, Lauren + Patrick! We were honored to be a part of your big day!
4. October 2012
“The evening couldn’t have been better; beautiful lighting, top-notch staff and amazing food!”
“There is too much I want to say, and no energy left!!! People here until 10 p.m. last night , and the bride just left an hour ago. The wedding was INCREDIBLE and people went insane over the Palladium. Everyone danced the entire night and were sad to leave at midnight.
You were absolutely AMAZING in your organizational skills. More words to come later. I need a good night sleep to totally describe what this event meant to all of us. You were the best and I will write or recommend your work to anyone who asks.”
Gratefully, Mary Ann
“From the minute we walked in the front door of The Palladium, we just knew this was going to be a special place, we just didn’t know how special! We were in the process of planning our daughter’s wedding. The space is spectacular and the evening of the reception, as guests entered, they just stood in amazement as to how beautiful everything was. The food was delicious (not what one typically gets at wedding receptions). The service was like a perfectly orchestrated piece of music. I would compare the service to that of being at a five star restaurant. We had approximately 200+ guests and people sought us out to tell us how impressed they were with everything. The shining star in the planning of this event was Maggie. She worked with us from start to finish. “Sometimes” planning a wedding can be stressful—she removed the stress. Whatever we needed, we asked and she took care of our every wish. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe just how wonderful it was to work with her. She actually made it fun. She is quite an asset to their operation. The entire event was what dreams are made of, and we are so very happy that this dream came true, thanks to Maggie and the entire staff. We have recommended The Palladium to friends and family, and will continue to do so.”
“The Palladium is a phenomenal place to have your wedding and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Shortly after I was engaged, my mom and I started scoping out places in STL and we were immediately overwhelmed at the prospect of planning my wedding. From the moment we met her, Maggie put us both at ease and assured us she would help us manage all the moving parts. The end result was incredible and even better than I had imagined. I had my wedding at the Palladium over labor day weekend and it ended up pouring down rain. Although we had been prepared for an outdoor ceremony, Maggie and the staff at the palladium, including Brian, the Rebel Florist (highly recommended) moved everything to the indoor plan without any stress or problems. The food was great and the decor was beautiful. Having the venue, food, and flowers all in
the same place really eliminated my stress and made it much easier to plan. Highly recommended!”
“Everything at the Palladium was top notch for our wedding. Maggie and her team made sure that every single detail was covered! They even worked with my bridesmaids who surprise my husband and I with a photo booth the night of our wedding! The food was absolutely AMAZING! All of our guest kept raving about the fabulous food and service!! I could not have asked for a better venue! Thank you Maggie and the Palladium team!”
“I absolutely loved having our wedding at the Palladium! Everything was perfect. We really loved the signature cocktails, split level cocktail hour and dinner. We continue to get compliments from all the guests on the food, presentation and taste were top notch! I would definitely recommend having your wedding or event at the Palladium to anyone.”
28. September 2012
Chef Martin Lopez joined Tim Ezell on FOX 2 to showcase the delicious desserts that Palladium Saint Louis is offering guests this fall. Watch as Martin tempts Tim Ezell with a Fall Apple Napoleon with Sorghum Syrup & Apple Chips, a Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake with Spiced Apple & Cranberry Chutney, toasted Pumpkin-Seed Brittle and Grand Marnier Creme Anglaise, and more.
Palladium Saint Louis has tempting desserts for all occasions this fall. Contact Maggie or Melody today to see what the chefs of Palladium Saint Louis can create for your guests!
25. September 2012
Contact Maggie or Melody today to take advantage of all that Palladium Saint Louis has to offer your Non-Profit in 2013!
5. September 2012
“Hello Melody, sorry this took so long to write. I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you what a fabulous job you and everyone at Butler’s Pantry and Palladium did for us. Everyone I run into that attended the reception can’t stop talking and raving about what a great time they had and ‘Oh my gosh the food’ the best they had ever tasted at a wedding reception. You went beyond anything that I could have expected.”
“Our daughter’s wedding was wonderful. We had a great party. We received many compliments on the food, the room, and the staff. Maggie was very helpful. She guided us through all the preparations with ease, answering all our many questions. She was very helpful and professional through out the entire year leading up to the event. We felt we were in capable hands. Thanks for making this a memorable event.”
“I can’t say enough about Melody and our experience at the Palladium. Melody worked really well with my parents which at times I’m sure wasn’t the easiest. The place looked amazing! Everyone was raving about the food. I didn’t have a thing to worry about that night. During the planning, Melody was always available to help me out and give her opinion. Everything was wonderful and I am for sure going to be telling everyone I know to do their event there!!”
“I want to say THANK YOU for a wonderful wedding for our daughter Becky and son-in-law Justin Tong. I have nothing but great praise for the service we received. The food was outstanding and Melody was awesome to work with. She is such a sweet person and did a great job!! The evening was remarkable and I will recommend to everyone to contact you for their events. You need to check out Sarah Klump’s website for the beautiful pictures of The Palladium!”
“Maggie Eichwald did a superb job of supporting our planning and guiding us to good choices. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and effective at her job. Tim Zingrich did an excellent job as Service Captain. Guests commented on the proficiency and friendliness of the entire staff. They also commented on the Palladium’s spaciousness and elegance. Thank you for making this a wonderful evening for the newlyweds and the families and friends!”
“Everyone that attended our event was extremely impressed with the night. The food, service, atmosphere, everyone had nothing but compliments about the entire evening. Everyone had a great time, especially the bride. Thank you for making it such a great night. Melody Buckner who coordinated our event did an outstanding job. She was professional, knowledgeable, and extremely hlepful during the entire planning process. The night of the event, everything was flawless. Thank you for making it a night we will always remember.”
8. August 2012
Palladium Saint Louis offers the versatility + style
to make your next Corporate meeting unCONVENTIONal!
Palladium Saint Louis, a piece of history brought back to life, is a 6,500-square-foot site that has been carefully restored to feature old world charm blended with contemporary design. The perfect fit for your upcoming meeting or event Palladium Saint Louis includes:
a central location with a stunning view of the St. Louis Arch
built in state-of-the-art lighting
sound + projection capabilities
secure complimentary + convenient parking
black out shades for daytime programs
creative cuisine + festive cocktails
Discount Rates are Available for groups of 100 or more. Introduce your attendees to something new in this Landmark Space.
Call Maggie or Melody at 314.799.8886 to start “Setting the Scene”
for your next unCONVENTIONal event!!
7. August 2012
“I cannot thank you enough for giving my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. The staff at the Palladium is top notch – by far the best in St. Louis special events. Thank you thank you thank you!”
“Repeatedly we have been told that we had the best wedding food ever. It was presented fabulously and tasted devine. The Beef Tenderloin was perfectly prepared for everyone in attendance. Importantly to Aneta and I, Maggie and Melody stepped up and helped us through every little detail. Their ability to make suggestions and then help us carry it out was crucial to the event.
We have also been told it was the best reception ever. I know I am prejudice, but this was our third wedding of the summer, and the Palladium made it possible for us to standout and not be just another wedding. Thank you Palladium, and especially Maggie and Melody for making it all possible.”
Linda Rhoads & Aneta Brocato
1. August 2012
30. July 2012
If you have been to Palladium Saint Louis you may never see it the same way again!
There are hundreds of combinations that will give Palladium Saint Louis one-of-a-kind style for your event. Whether it’s a color change to suit your mood, using the “petals” to customize the room size for your group, or allowing our staff to create a distinctive floorplan with lounge furniture and contemporary bars, your guests will always see a unique Palladium Saint Louis.