Wedding Reception In Missouri

Missouri’s blend of urban sophistication, rustic charm, and unique venues makes it an ideal location for wedding receptions. By embracing local traditions, choosing the right season, and considering guests’ comfort, couples can create a memorable celebration that reflects their love story. Whether it’s a grand ballroom in Kansas City, a historic venue in St. Louis, or a serene countryside setting, Missouri offers endless possibilities for a dream wedding reception.

14 Unique Wedding Venues in Missouri to Bring the Midwest Charm


The Show-Me State brings the showstopping venues.
Outside view of The Larimore mansion and white garden pavilion
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Whether you want to celebrate in a historic venue in one of America’s oldest cities, say “I do” in a national forest or dance the night away in a restored abbey, the wedding venues in Missouri are undeniably unique.

Known for the Gateway Arch, St. Louis-style ribs and Budweiser, and home to Walt Disney, Chuck Berry and Mark Twain, Missouri has earned its reputation as the Show-Me State home. And it’s a place friends and family will be happy to explore during your wedding weekend.

This Midwest state has everything from big cities to tiny lakefront towns, meaning you can find a Missouri wedding venue that feels all your own. Planning your first venue visit in Missouri? Don’t forget to go in prepared with a list of what you need to know about the venue, questions you need to ask the event staff and an idea of your vision for the wedding.

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Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve in Lampe, Missouri

Overview of Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve and its wooden barns and lake
Photo: Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve

Dogwood Canyon Nature Preserve is a wedding venue in southwest Missouri that’s located just 30 minutes south of Branson near the Arkansas border. This magical, lush property covers 10,000 acres, making it seem as if you’ve escaped into another world. Celebrate your marriage surrounded by waterfalls, streams and even ancient caves. Walk down the aisle in the Hope Wilderness Chapel, dine under the canopy of trees or twirl on the dance floor in the open-air pavilion. To turn the wedding day into an adventure, add on horseback riding, a Wildlife Tram tour and other outdoor excursions.

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Greenhouse Two Rivers in Springfield, Missouri

Couple exchanging their vows in the indoor ceremony site with floor-to-ceiling windows
Photo: Greenhouse Two Rivers

The juxtaposition of nature and sleek architecture is what makes Greenhouse Two Rivers, a wedding venue in Springfield, Missouri, one of the most unique places to say “I do.” This 7,000 square foot all-glass event center is tucked away on a 20-acre property, making it feel as if you’re surrounded by trees and countryside even when you’re within the comfort of the event space. From a plant wall to dramatic chandeliers to modern outdoor spaces, Greenhouse Two Rivers is a venue to remember. Greenhouse Two Rivers accommodates everything from elopements to weddings of up to 300 of your friends and family.

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The Barn at Bear Ridge in Cassville, Missouri

Outside view of wooden barn venue in the countryside
Photo: The Barn at Bear Ridge

Hidden away in the Mark Twain National Forest, The Barn at Bear Ridge is exactly what you want an authentic barn venue to be. This simple wooden structure can host up to 350 guests and its minimalist backdrop can be made to look all your own. Drape the light wood space in flowers and decor to create your wedding vision. Just outside the surprisingly airy barn, you’re surrounded by the immense vastness of nature. Guests can gather on the loft overlooking the dance floor or put themselves right in the heart of the action. This is truly a venue that can be tailored to you.

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Chandler Hill Vineyards in Defiance, Missouri

Couple kissing in the vineyard
Photo: Chandler Hill Vineyards

Just 45 minutes outside of St. Louis, escape to the idyllic Chandler Hill Vineyards. This wine farm and wedding venue feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle, yet it’s an easy place for both in town and out of town guests. Host up to 250 guests on the property, with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for celebrations of various sizes. There are stunning views from the deck that make it the perfect spot to say your vows, with rolling hills and unspoiled nature just behind you.

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