The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis has been celebrating love in grand style since 1922. With stunning new renovations to the hotel’s event spaces, future couples have everything and more to look forward to when planning their dream wedding at The Chase.

Shelley and Scott, who met at the Chase Park Plaza years ago, were one of the first couples to experience the hotel’s newly renovated Starlight Ballroom. Their beautiful 11th floor reception flourished with gold and blue toned place settings and classic white floral centerpieces.


Starlight Ballroom reopened for events in August 2019. The new royal blue carpeting and silver wall coverings enhance the classic elegance this venue is known for. Historic black and white photographs of The Chase and the Central West End/Forest Park neighborhood fill the walls and take local St. Louis guests down memory lane. The floor-to-ceiling windows showcase panoramic views of the city, a magical element of the Starlight Ballroom.


Guests at Shelley and Scott’s wedding enjoyed a delicious dinner, celebratory champagne, and a stunning 4-tiered wedding cake created by The Chase’s talented pastry team.

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Here’s what Shelley had to say about her special day:

“I chose the Chase Park Plaza for our Wedding Celebration because my husband and I met there years ago and it has always been one of my favorite spots in St. Louis. It turned out to be the absolute perfect venue. The newly renovated Starlight and Zodiac ballrooms provided an amazing space for cocktails, dinner, and dancing with a spectacular view of the city.  The staff went out of their way to attend to all of our needs and make each of our guests feel special.  Chef Josh was very kind and worked closely with us to prepare a delicious menu. Michele Weinfeld-Johnson was especially wonderful- from Day 1 of planning.  She helped me step by step with every decision and every question with no hesitation.  Her demeanor and attitude was always warm and positive. She willingly jumped in to help resolve any issues, even if out of her purview. Michele’s contribution was extraordinary and made our journey that much more special. I have received an unbelievable number of glowing comments from our guests on their experience at the Chase. I would recommend this venue and this team to anyone!”

With the stunning new renovations and passionate staff, The Chase Park Plaza continues to be one of St. Louis’ top wedding venues. If you’re planning your special day in St. Louis, find more details about hosting at The Chase here.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Susie Photography