About St. Louis
Located right on the border of Missouri and Illinois along Route 66 on the banks of the Mississippi River, you will find one of the most famous cities in the Midwest, St. Louis. It is one of the most populated cities in the country and is known for its famous Gateway Arch which towers over 630 feet tall.
The city itself gets a lot of nasty weather in the wintertime, but in the summer it gets pretty hot as well. That being said, the arts culture in this city is pretty phenomenal. With this many people in one area, plus all the locations and resources, it is no wonder content creators and film producers find their way to St. Louis for work.
It is also a really great place to host events like birthday parties, conferences, or cocktail parties. Tons of local venues are available every day including fully functioning apartments, boardrooms, and studio spaces.
Attractions in St. Louis
It is always a good idea to see the local sites and attractions when visiting a new city. St. Louis is the “gateway to the west” and is visited by millions of people every year. Here are just a few of their most popular attractions:
- Gateway Arch
Visit the famous “Gateway to the West”, an enormous chrome arch that can be seen from miles around and is an iconic symbol of freedom for not only Missourians but Americans as well. Travel to the top and view the entire city, or drive by and take a photo, but either way, it is worth seeing if you are in the area.
- Missouri Botanical Gardens
Botanical gardens are a wonderful colorful oasis in an otherwise busy and concrete city. Take a breath and walk through this beautifully manicured garden full of both native plants and flowers from all over the world. It makes a great destination for the family or a romantic date.
- St. Louis Zoo
When was the last time you and your family were (safely) face to face with a lion, zebra, alligator, or bald eagle? While you are in the area, consider checking out St. Louis Zoo as it is a popular tourist destination that is both fun and educational.
Production Locations in St Louis
Booking a production location can be an exhausting journey if you aren’t familiar with your options. Once you’ve figured out the details of your shoot, you can begin looking at the available options.
- Office Space
A lot of videos take place in offices. They are a common setting that everyone is familiar with, and they tend to fit into most types of movies. There are tons of office spaces for rent in the eastern Missouri area and they all come equipped with the standard office equipment and furniture that help preserve scene authenticity.
- Auto Garage
St. Louis has a few antique car garages around, some of which you can rent by the hour to shoot your next film. This is such a unique experience because these cars tend to be very rare, in various conditions, and the space is big enough to fit all the actors and the crew inside. If this sounds fitting for your production, consider booking this Huge Automotive Customs Shop, Storage, and Cafe.
- Studio Space
When finding the right venue becomes too much, make your own! Booking a studio venue in St. Louis is a great way to save on costs, plus, you can fill it with all the right props, backdrops, green screens, and equipment necessary to turn your vision into a reality. Studios also come in many different shapes and sizes to fit your needs.
- Parks and Other Outdoor Spaces
Nothing is better than the real thing. Why fabricate a beautiful outdoor space when you can shoot live on-location outdoors under a big blue sky? Searching for the right filming location in St. Louis, particularly outdoors, can be difficult, but there are a few key places around the city that have big open areas that are perfect for filming. Just make sure you have the correct permits.
Event and Meeting Venues in St. Louis
When planning your next meeting or event in the St. Louis area, there are a few things you need to consider such as venue size, style, and availability. Here are a few options to show what some possibilities could be.
For smaller gatherings on nice days, a patio might be a good fit. Some are open to the elements and others may be enclosed. The great thing about patios is that they are big enough to throw a party on, and they are often attached to a house or building with a kitchen and bathroom. If you want a unique venue for your next outdoor party, consider booking yourself a patio.
Concert halls or ballrooms can be pretty solid locations for your next St. Louis business conference. They tend to vary a little bit in size, and the room can be adjusted to fit your needs, but they can fit upwards of a few hundred people. They also come standard with enough chairs, tables, and linens to accommodate however many people you plan to invite to your event.
- Sports Bar
Who doesn’t love a good party at a sports bar? It has everything you need to throw the bash of the year: unlimited tasty food, ever-flowing beers on tap, and plenty of big-screen televisions so you can watch the big game. All you have to do is find a place that fits your style, size, and budget, then call and request a reservation. It is easy to book and already set up to create a memorable time.
When it comes to booking birthday party venues in St. Louis, sometimes it is best to go with something a bit more familiar. Renting an apartment, house, loft, or condo could work because they tend to be fully furnished and have all the creature comforts of home. If this type of location sounds like the perfect place for your next big St. Louis birthday party, consider booking this Downtown Loft.