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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

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Holiday Party Set Up Time Lapse

9. December 2014


Exclusive Events spent almost 10 hours setting up for a holiday party on December 5th, 2014. Here is a time lapse of all the hard work they put in.

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

Get Shipwrecked at Sea!

20. June 2013


The MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Awards Committee is hosting their annual awards party…or should we say they are getting shipwrecked at Palladium Saint Louis!


In collaboration with Exclusive Events, Creative Communication Concepts, Conference Technologies, Logic Systems Sounds & Lighting, Vivant Entertainment, Complete DJ, Connie Duglin Linens + Palladium Saint Louis, MPI is transforming our 6,500 square foot venue into an underwater lounge.

Stay tuned for great photos of this event!

The Knot Market Mixer @ Soulard Preservation Hall

12. June 2013


Last Wednesday night was full of food, photo opportunities + great company. The Knot Wedding Network was host to the event industries ‘best in class’, who had a chance to mix + mingle with other top St. Louis professionals at Soulard Preservation Hall. While the event was a hit, it was all to benefit you, our clients! We had the opportunity to create new relationships, discuss upcoming trends + experience other vendors first hand; like The Cakery, Rockstar DJs + Photobooth Doctor. We will be sure to put all of our notes to good use while creating exceptional events at Palladium Saint Louis!

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.”

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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.


Interested in Making Wedding History??

11. October 2012


Today is 10.11.12 the next time we will see a date like this is 11.12.13

 Book 11.12.13 and we will give you the deal of the century:

  •  Ceremony + Rehearsal fees waived
  • Complimentary wine service or champagne toast
  • We’ll cut the rental fee in half!
  • 10% off the package price per guest

 Call for more details! 314.799.8886

2013 Non-Profit Donation Program set for Palladium Saint Louis

25. September 2012


2013 will be a busy for Palladium Saint LouisRead the article in about the new $2,013 program established for Non-Profits that book an event at Palladium Saint Louis during 2013.

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Contact Maggie or Melody today to take advantage of all that Palladium Saint Louis has to offer your Non-Profit in 2013!

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…

Exterior Upgrades

12. June 2012


Have you been down to the Palladium Saint Louis lately? If not, you’re in for a treat! Thanks to Gary the Gardner and his crew, our outdoor space has been given a summer facelift. We’ve already hosted a few events on our newly upgraded lawn and have many more on the books. Thank you Gary the Gardner!

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

The Saint Louis Planter | Summer Collection

23. May 2012


Have you seen the Saint Louis Planter lately? Gateway Greening has done it again with their 2012 Summer Seasonal Color Theme, Victorian Delight. In the center, playing the role of the “Thrillers” are Canna ‘Tropical Bronze Scarlet’ and Zinnia ‘Zowie.’ They’re the tall, spikey, red attention grabbers. The “Fillers” consist of Alternanthera ‘Brazilian Red Hots’, Coleus ‘Henna’, Lantana Camara ‘New Gold’, Zinnia ‘Zahara Fire’ and Zinnia ‘Zahara Yellow.’ Then on the outer border of the planter are the “Spillers,” Scaevola, Solanum Jasminoides ‘Variegata’ and Tradescantia Pallida ‘Purple Heart.’ Can you recognize them all? We’re excited to have the planter looking gorgeous as we gear up for our summer season and are especially pleased to be hosting the Gateway Greening event for the third year in a row this coming September.

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…”

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March Raves

26. March 2012


“Maggie and staff, we just wanted to express how much we truly appreciate everyone at the Palladium – our wedding was absolutely PERFECT! The service, food & atmosphere were incredible and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! Everyone truly helped to make our night so special and we can’t thank you more! Maggie, thank you so much for answering my countless emails and questions – you were fabulous and I couldn’t have done it without you! You helped make our dream into a reality and we are forever grateful! I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Palladium and everyone there – thank you again for a perfect and memorable night for both us and our guests!”


“All I’ve heard from everyone was ‘What a great event’ it was and ‘How much they enjoyed it!’ It was definitely a successful event!”


“Our main contact was Maggie Eichwald who was professional and always prompt in answering questions whether by e-mails, phone calls or in person. She was always accommodating and seemed at ease working with our staff and committee.

 This venue is first-class and the food was beautiful as well as tasty!

 We had a great experience at The Palladium and are appreciative to the owners, managers and everyone for accommodating us.”


 ”We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding than the Palladium! We had ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the venue and the set-up was perfect for us and our guests. The upgrades that are included (linens, chairs, lighting, etc.) made life so much easier for us than having to rent those items out. The service and food was impeccable – our guests could not stop raving about every aspect! Maggie was extremely helpful and fabulous in every way! Even being extremely particular and a semi-control freak, she showed me so much knowledge and attention to detail, and it was great to be able to have so much confidence in her to take some stress away from myself. I could not say enough great things about the Palladium – no bride and groom can be disappointed having their wedding there! We had the most amazing day and cannot thank the Palladium, Maggie and staff for all they did for us to make it happen!”


2012 ISES Awards

20. March 2012


We are honored to have received three ISES awards this year:


Best On Premise Catered Event Budget Under $200 per Person

Best Food Presentation

Best Tabletop Design Budget $500 per Table and Over


For a full list of winners click here.

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.”

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