Archive | Media Mentions RSS feed for this section

The Knot Real Wedding

20. June 2016


“There was something so beautiful about the softness of watercolors that juxtaposed with our industrial venue.” We couldn’t have agreed more with this bride, whose special day was featured on The Knot Real Wedding editorial.

View PDFs here:

The Knot Real Wedding Page 1

The Knot Real Wedding Page 2

The Knot Real Wedding Page 3

Downtown Revitalization Continues With New Venue

4. September 2015


Downtown Revitalization Continues With New Venue
September 3, 2015
By Tarina

Butler’s Pantry, St. Louis’ premier catering company, has transformed the machine hall of the former power plant which resides on the old City Hospital campus into an intimate event space – Joule (pronounced Jewel). Built in 1937, the campus had languished in Lafayette Square for over 20 years until Butler’s Pantry renovated the former City Hospital laundry facility into St. Louis’ premier event venue – Palladium Saint Louis. Now, continued restoration of the historic campus is complete and Butler’s Pantry is preparing to open Joule for its first event this September.

Joule is a standalone event venue that adds additional ambiance to Palladium Saint Louis and the former City Hospital campus. Included in the venue’s design is an outdoor plaza, perfect for celebrations, which connects Joule, Butler’s Pantry and Palladium Saint Louis.

“Guests can host a wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, networking reception or special event at Joule,” said Richard Nix Jr., President of Butler’s Pantry.

Conveniently located on the same renovated property, Joule is an ideal venue for intimate gatherings while Palladium Saint Louis is well suited for mid-to-large celebrations.

“Now, Butler’s Pantry can accommodate every celebration on the same campus,” continued Nix. “Guests can host their entire event at the new venue or plan for a ceremony at Joule with a reception at Palladium Saint Louis. Additionally, guests can host a cocktail hour at Joule followed by dinner and dancing at Palladium Saint Louis. The possibilities are endless!”

Architectural designer Mark Herman orchestrated the building’s metamorphosis into a modern industrial and hip venue. His interior design team collaborated with Butler’s Pantry to create a sophisticated ambiance with sleek decor. Guests will enjoy any gathering at Joule, with its two-story windows providing an abundance of natural light.

Joule is a spectacular 4,200 square foot space, designed to accommodate up to 300 guests. The venue offers split level seating with ample space for a band and dance floor. Additional parking was added to the property to provide plenty of availability on-site. The complete renovation cost $400,000.

For more information about Joule or Butler’s Pantry, please visit

Original Article in St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Attorney William Bolster to Receive Superhero for Kids Award at Palladium

20. March 2015


Attorney William Bolster Selected for the 2015 Superhero for Kids Award

Award will be presented at the St. Louis Arc’s Superheroes for Kids event on April 23

By Courtney Chazen

March 19, 2015

St. Louis, Mo. (March 19, 2015) – St. Louis Arc is pleased to announce the selection of William “Bill” Bolster as the recipient of the 2015 Superhero for Kids award.  Bolster, a member of the St. Louis law firmLewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., is chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks.  The Superheroes for Kids award was established by the St. Louis Arc in 2013 to honor extraordinary leaders for their work on behalf of children with developmental disabilities.

“Bill Bolster has been a steadfast advocate for Missouri families who have a child with autism,” said Kathy Meath, St. Louis Arc President and CEO. “His tireless persistence in the legislature hasled to the passing of a bill which required health insurance companies to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism in children. Bill continues to fight for Missourians by advocating for the passage of the Missouri ABLE Act. This legislation will help people and families who are trying to save for the future care of their family member with a disability, so that they can live better lives with greater financial security.”

The award and a superhero cape will be presented to Bolster on April 23, 2015 at the St. Louis Arc’sSuperheroes for Kids event at the Palladium Saint Louis. This cocktail fundraiser raises awareness about the therapy services provided by St. Louis Arc to children with disabilities. Guests are invited to channel their inner comic book heroes by dressing in superhero chic costumes.  For information or tickets for the event visit or call (314) 817-2241.

The St. Louis Arc is a non-profit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,500 adults and children with developmental disabilities, and their families, throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.  For more information, visit

Read original article here:

Saluting Military Brides and Grooms

28. October 2014



When duty calls, active members of the military don’t always have time to plan the wedding they want, much less the wedding they deserve. Now, with as little as one week’s notice, Palladium Saint Louis will host a ceremony and celebration that features five-star amenities at the special rate of just $1,776.

Palladium Saint Louis is offering exclusive use of their premium event space Tuesday through Thursday, subject to availability, to the men and women who serve our country. Up to 50 guests will enjoy all the essentials: tables and chairs, linens, china, flatware, glassware, and a five-star service staff. And, a fabulous menu!

Celebrate, dine and drink with house champagne for a toast, a non-alcoholic bar, a display of savory seasonal cheese and vegetables, one of three salad options, and one of three premium pasta entrees, and one of three chicken entrees, seasonal vegetables and rolls. The grand finale is a beautiful tiered cake, baked by Butler’s Pantry, giving the couple their choice from three flavors (chocolate, vanilla and mixed) with white icing.

This introductory package includes the use of Palladium Saint Louis for three hours including a state-of-the-art surround sound system with two microphones, customizable LED lighting indoors and out, Wi-Fi, four projection points and use of the house laptop computer.

“We want to alleviate stress and provide very specially priced, five-star wedding celebrations to our service men and women,” said Richard Nix Jr., President of Butler’s Pantry. “Especially in a short time frame, our men and women deserve a memorable wedding celebration.”

Ask about enhancements* that are available to make your special day that much more memorable when you call to book your date!

Call today! 314.799.8886

*enhancements are available at an additional cost

St. Louis Magazine Party | A Fashion Soiree

1. October 2013


Palladium Saint Louis set the scene last Wednesday + welcomed nearly 400 guests to the latest St. Louis Magazine Party – A Fashion Soiree. The evening celebrated 10 years of St. Louis Magazine’s Best Dressed. Sponsors included Peroni, Gallery Motor Company, Exclusive Events, PRP Wine International, Poptions, BonFyre + the St. Louis Rams.

We were excited to be a part of a milestone event for the St. Louis fashion industry + look forward to seeing many more years of the best dressed in the Midwest!

Photos by Diane Anderson & ProPhotosSTL via

We’re Honored to Host The Visionary Gala on April 13th

14. March 2013


The following article is from
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 ( 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.”

Read more:

The Knot | Best of Weddings 2013

24. January 2013



Everyone here at Palladium Saint Louis is honored to have been voted into the Wedding Venues category of The Knot Best of Weddings 2013! Check out the full list of winners here.


5.12.12 Wedding

1. August 2012


This SimpleViewer gallery requires Macromedia Flash. Please open this post in your browser or get Macromedia Flash here.
This is a WPSimpleViewerGallery

This wedding was also featured on a Wedding Belles Online blog 

Featured in Real Moments in Saint Louis Bride Magazine

2. July 2012


The new issue of Saint Louis Bride Magazine was just released and Palladium Saint Louis was featured in the ‘real moments’ section for the wedding of Sara Turner + Michael Luigs. To see photos of the event, please look on page 52 of the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of Saint Louis Bride Magazine or click here for a sneak peek…

What’s new in Weddings? Learn From Our Pros:

25. May 2012


Members of our team, Richard Nix & Cassie Burd, were highlighted in the May/June issue of Catersource Magazine.  Click below to learn more about what they had to say in regards to: Wedding Trends, Meringues & Marshmallows, and their ACE Award.

In This Issue & Meringues & Marshmallows

Near Record-Setting Fundraiser

26. March 2012


From left: Carol Voss, Tom Voss, Marsha Rusnack and Donna WilkinsonWe were honored to host Dance St. Louis last month for their annual Ballet Ball fundraiser where they raised nearly $200,000. This is the most money they’ve netted since executive director emeritus Sally Brayley Bliss’ farewell gala in 2006. Deb Peterson from had this to say about the event:

“Some 275 arts enthusiasts were on hand, dancing to the sounds of Arvel and Company. The crowd enjoyed a special dance performance by students from the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School, which was dedicated to the evening’s honorees, Marsha and Bill Rusnack. The Rusnacks’ daughter, Dr. Susan Rusnack, a surgeon in NYC, was on hand for the occasion with her husband, Andrei Duman. Michael Uthoff, executive and artistic director of Dance St. Louis, was also joined by an out-of-town guest, his daughter Michelle Uthoff, who was in from Denver…”

Read more:

Women’s Safe House: 35th Anniversary Gala

8. March 2012



We enjoyed hosting the Women’s Safe House: 35th Anniversary Gala. See pitcures and read what Ladue News had to say about the event here

We’re getting a new neighbor!

15. February 2012


Having a climbing gym right next door wasn’t in the original plans, but we’re excited it is now… 

“Is St. Louis ready for one of the tallest bouldering walls in the nation? Or a banquet facility where attendees can watch rock climbers scale a 55-foot wall? Or a corporate party that includes rock climbing? Ready or not, Climb So iLL will be opening in the historic City Hospital Power Plant in mid-March.

Ian Anderson, who co-owns Climb So iLL with brothers Dave and Dan Chancellor and taught the bouldering classes I took at SLU, gave me a tour of the one-of-a-kind space that not only includes several rock climbing walls and a bouldering wall, but also a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurant spaces and a banquet area…”

Read the full article

Party Down with the St. Louis Business Journal

14. February 2012



Greg Edwards from the St. Louis Business Journal pulled some interesting stats from 2011. Read the story below to see how many cocktail napkins we used in one year…

Party Down
by: Greg Edwards

“Palladium Saint Louis, an event space at the old City Hospital, had record sales of $1.7 million last year, up 20% from 2010. It is owned by Richard Nix, who also owns Bixby’s and Butler’s Pantry, the Palladium’s caterer. Guests served at the Palladium in 2011: 41,408. Hors d’oeuvres passed: 144, 928. Cocktail napkins used: 248,448. Number of times the staff heard “Tonight’s Going to be a Good Night”: Too many.”

As Seen in Alive Magazine

9. December 2011


'Tis the Table'In the most recent (December 2011) issue of Alive Magazine, a table top designed by Cosmo's Chasley Bradbury and our very own Rebel Florists, Brian and Robert, was shot inside the Palladium Saint Louis and is featured in the article 'Tis the Table: Top tips and tricks for decorating the perfect holiday table. Be sure to check it out and try some of the design tips on your own table this holiday season.

Chameleon Chair Awarded U.S. Patent

17. November 2011



. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2011) – Chameleon Chairs LLC, dba Chameleon Chair® Collection, a market leader in chair design and manufacturing for the special events industry, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 for its Modular Stackable Furniture Systems. The Patent protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection, as well as the unique way in which Chameleon Chairs stack on top of each other for ease of storage and transport.

The signature Chameleon Chair Collection has been the chair design of choice for prestigious events such as the Academy Awards® Governor’s Ball, the Emmys and Grammys, Hollywood premieres, and major Las Vegas events at the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Caesar’s Palace, and MGM Grand, among other prominent venues. Chameleon Chairs are also regularly used at corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and other private social events. The Chameleon is a remarkably versatile stacking chair that is recognized for its distinctive style and beauty, as well as being one of the most comfortable event chairs on the market. The company’s innovative and moderately priced seating is ideal for the varied needs of the special events industry.

Chameleon Chairs are made in the USA and provide the consumer with a highly durable product of exceptional structural integrity and quality. Chameleon Chairs are eco-friendly as they are made of steel, the earth’s #1 most recyclable material. Chameleon also offers a custom dolly that is designed to efficiently store and transport 36 chairs and cushions, conserving both space and fuel.

“The awarding of this U.S. patent is a landmark moment for our organization,” said Jerry Smolar, President and CEO of Chameleon Chairs LLC. “The Chameleon Chair is an iconic product in the special events industry and is recognized for its distinctive shape and silhouette. We are pleased that our chair now enjoys full protection under United States laws and that the Patent Office has recognized the uniqueness of our collection, which took many years to create and perfect.”

Chameleon Chair has an exclusive distribution alliance with Classic Party Rentals, the nation’s leading full service event rental company, whereby Classic handles the management and operations of Chameleon’s rental business throughout the United States. Under this agreement, which was established in 2007 and expanded in 2009, Classic has the exclusive rights to rent Chameleon Chair products in each of its markets. Chameleon continues to operate as an independent company, with its primary focus on the design, manufacture and sale of its proprietary products.

Upon learning of the issuance of the patent, Pedro F. Mata, President and CEO of Classic Party Rentals commented: “We are pleased to hear that Chameleon has received this significant recognition by the U.S. Patent Office. Our partnership in the rental business is an important one to both of our companies and we look forward to continuing to grow our businesses together.”

Chameleon also sells its products directly to a variety of venues, hotels, banquet facilities, restaurants, country clubs, and rental companies in select markets, and for residential use. The awarding of this U.S. patent only further solidifies the company’s leadership in the industry and underscores that Chameleon will vigorously protect its intellectual property rights as it relates to its proprietary products.

For more information about the Chameleon Chair Collection, please visit or call (310) 787-9200.

About Chameleon Chairs LLC

Chameleon Chairs LLC is a respected designer, manufacturer, and vendor of versatile stacking chairs created to meet the ever-changing demands of the special events market. The Company does business as the “Chameleon Chair® Collection” and manufactures its proprietary products including its most recognized offering, the Chameleon Chair®. Chameleon has filed for patents covering its new products and rental methods, including its transportation system. On November 1, 2011, the United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 which protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection. The Company has also received federal trademark registration for the names “Chameleon Chair” and “Chameleon Chair Collection.”

Historic and Trendy…

21. September 2011


the inside scoop
from The Knot Magazine
Kansas and Missouri’s top planners share their juiciest info…

“Palladium Saint Louis is the hot new venue to be booked around town. The building has incredible history. The coolest part is that the rental includes the very modern chameleon chairs. In fact, the Palladium was the first venue to bring these chairs to St. Louis!” – Katie

The Knot Recognizes Palladium Saint Louis

24. May 2011



the knot logo

“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

“Most Enhanced” Award

9. May 2011




By Patricia Rice, Special to the Beacon
Posted 12:00 am Mon., 5.9.11


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.

Click here to see all of the winners.

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.”

The Knot | Best of Weddings 2011 Pick

17. March 2011



A big thanks goes out to all of the Saint Louis area brides who voted recently!

We are proud to announce that Butler’s Pantry has been rated by local brides and voted
The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 Pick.


1400 PARK PLACE, SAINT LOUIS MO 63104   P 314 881 4301    F 314 664 9866