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

Personal Safety

  • Do not feed or handle the wildlife. It can be harmful to them - and you.

  • Do not wade or swim in ponds, streams or fountains.

  • Please keep your personal items with you at all times. The Garden cannot be held responsible for missing items.  If you find a lost item, please turn it in to the ticket counter [(314) 577-0212].

  • For their safety, please supervise children at all times. No climbing, running, sports, or games.  Two-wheeled scooters, “wheelie” shoes, skates or skateboards are not allowed.

  • No open flames are allowed in the Garden.  A ceremonial candle may be used during the vows but must be in an enclosed container.

  • No fireworks including sparklers are allowed.

  • No firearms.

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.