Venue Spotlight: The Sheldon

A gathering place at heart, The Sheldon invites you to revere and participate in a diverse legacy of live music, arts, events and culture. Our local community is a colorful and eclectic collection of people and ideas. It’s why we’re proud to present a curated roster of our world’s musical and visual icons in St. Louis, and in turn, give St. Louis the world.

We host over 350 events each year. Artists like Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, José Carreras, Herbie Hancock, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, B.B. King, Mavis Staples, Wynton Marsalis, Judy Collins and Renée Fleming have all graced our stage. And over 300 exhibits have shown in our galleries since 1998. We also present a wide range of educational programs for schools serving over 30,000 St. Louis-area students each year, and host hundreds of weddings, community events and other celebrations in our historic event spaces.

Rooms for Imagination

The wedding of your dreams and beyond. A corporate event that feels like anything but. No matter the occasion, our Venue Rentals are designed to inspire.

Concert Hall

  • SEATS 712

Best Used For: Wedding Ceremonies, Concerts and Corporate Meetings.

With its perfect acoustics, The Sheldon Concert Hall is recognized among the nation’s most stellar performing facilities. This setting is ideally suited for special concert performances, wedding ceremonies, corporate meetings, seminars and lectures. The hall features original curved wood theatre seating on two levels, with unrestricted views from all 712 seats.

Inside the Concert Hall

Louis Spiering Room

  • SEATS 500

Best Used For: Special Events, Meetings, Banquets

This jaw-droppingly elegant room is situated on the third floor of the Emerson Galleries Building. It provides room for 500 seated guests and up to 700 standing. Boasting a spectacular view of the city’s Central West End and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the room is perfect for receptions, annual meetings, seminars and dinners. The Spiering Room walls are adorned with a variety of artwork. And to top it all off, a permanent collection of architectural terra cotta pieces rescued from the historic Title Guaranty Building is incorporated into the brickwork.


  • SEATS 250

Best Used For: Wedding Receptions, Banquets, Special Events

Overlooking the city’s Central West End, The Sheldon Ballroom features golden hardwood flooring, a full stage and dramatic beamed ceilings with large skylights. This intimate setting accommodates 200-250 for dinner or more than 300 for cocktail receptions. For flexibility in special event planning, The Sheldon offers a catering kitchen for exceptional food service, as well as an open catering policy.

Art Galleries + Atrium

  • SEATS 250

Best Used For: Cocktail Receptions and Luncheons

A glass walkway links The Sheldon’s historic facilities with the contemporary elegance of the Art Galleries + Atrium lobby. The lobby, overlooking the Sculpture Garden, is perfect for luncheons and cocktail receptions. Or, a private gallery opening can dramatically enhance any event, and is available for all our gallery spaces: the Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists, Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture, Ann Lee and Wilred Konneker Gallery, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, Gallery of Music, Gallery of Photography or AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art.

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