Covering 1,371 acres of prime city real estate, Forest Park is known as the “heart of St. Louis.” And how could it not be? Opened in 1876 and host to both the 1904 World’s Fair and some 1904 Olympic events, this jewel of a park contains something for everyone, including The Missouri History Museum, The St. Louis Art Museum, the world class St. Louis Zoo, the Muny Opera, the St. Louis Science Center, and so much more. One could easily spend a week’s vacation there taking advantage of its many attractions.
For couples getting married, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Lots of St. Louis couples go to the park to pose for engagement and wedding photos. But have you considered actually having your ceremony in the park? It seems that every year since I began officiating at weddings in 2007, I hear from couples who have selected yet another exciting location at which to be married in Forest Park: The Jewel Box, the Zoo, the Muny, the Grand Basin, the World’s Fair Pavilion, the Visitors’ Center, Cabanne House, the Golf Course, etc. So if you want the heart of your wedding day to take place in the heart of St. Louis, head on out to Forest Park!