Wedding Guest Information

wedding procession 

We are happy to welcome you as a guest for an upcoming wedding ceremony at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The information below will help ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.


A greeter will meet guests in front of the Ridgway Visitor Center at 4344 Shaw Blvd and provide directions to the wedding site. Wedding guests do not need a ticket to enter the Garden. Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and park and walk to the site.

Ceremony sites are located across the Garden and all require a 10- to 20-minute walk so please wear comfortable shoes. Allow extra time if you require assistance. Wheel chairs are available on a first-come basis at the Garden's ticket counter. 

View ceremony site map

Policies and Etiquette

Parking, Transportation & Deliveries

  • The two parking lots in front of the Ridgway Visitor Center are free and open to the public and private events on a first come basis. Additional lots are located one block to the west on Shaw Blvd.  We are unable to reserve parking for private events.

  • Vehicles should remain on the parking lot or street and may not drive on Garden access roads, paths or sidewalks.

  • Wheel chairs are available on a first come basis at our ticket counter. Both require a driver's license and scooter rentals require a contract, a $25 fee and a $25 deposit. Scooters not returned by 4:45pm forfeit the deposit.

  • Catering St. Louis can arrange a golf cart rental to transport a small number of attendees to the ceremony location.  The public trams have a predetermined set of stops and are not available to wedding party guests.

  • Garden staff are not allowed to transport anyone or any items for wedding parties.  Keep this in mind when planning any additional décor or hiring musicians and photographers.

  • Garden staff is not able to receive deliveries for weddings.  Arrangements should be made with Catering St. Louis for deliveries that must be made in advance of a ceremony or reception.  Storage space is extremely limited and not guaranteed to be secure.

Quick Links

Outdoor Garden Rental
Blanke Boxwood Garden
Chinese Garden
Gladney Rose Garden
Japanese Garden
Lehmann Rose Garden

Indoor Facility Rental
Spink Pavilion
Bayer Hall
Shoenberg Theater

Photography Policy
Wedding Photography

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Catering St. Louis 
Catering St. Louis
 is the Garden's exclusive caterer. For more information, please visit or call (314) 577-0200.