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Rehearsal Dinners Tips

When you’re planning your wedding, there are a ton of things that you have to remember for your big day – What will the bridesmaids wear? Who is going to get Grandma to the ceremony? How on earth am I going to narrow down the cake flavors? The list goes on! With all of the different things to remember, planning your rehearsal dinner should be a fun + stress-free experience.

You want to find a space that is unique + completely different from your reception space. The rehearsal is your opportunity to break the mold + provide your guests with a different experience during your wedding weekend. Whether you opt for a restaurant/bar, beautiful patio, or modern industrial event space – just make sure you change it up!

In my opinion, food is the most important thing no matter the occasion. Since many people now consider themselves “foodies”, why not incorporate a fun + unique menu into your rehearsal dinner? Since receptions tend to be a little more traditional, why not try out-of-the box food stations, or a crazy dessert station? Try incorporating other local “classics” into your meal for any of your out of town guests, such as Gus’ Pretzels, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Piccione Pastry Italian Desserts, or Toasted Ravioli from The Hill.

If you’re looking for the perfect venue, we highly recommend our sister venue, Joule, for a unique rehearsal dinner setting. Joule is a contemporary space in Lafayette Square (right next door to Palladium Saint Louis) that can host as many as 100 guests and is catered by our exclusive caterer, Butler’s Pantry.

No matter where you decide to celebrate, or who you decide to invite, just remember to have fun! Make sure you check out a complete list of easy steps to remember when planning your rehearsal on TheKnot.com.

Written by Nicole Jenkins
Director of Sales + Catering