The Thaxton Est. 2008

1009 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, United States

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Constructed in 1928 and restored to it's Art Deco splendor, the historic Thaxton building is un unsurpassed in elegance.
Whether it's a rehearsal dinner, corporate function, wedding, or birthday, the opulent surroundings and superior service are sure to make your event, one that is not forgotten.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Bar / Club / Lounge
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Style
Art Deco
Elegant
Glamorous
Sophisticated
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Constructed in 1928 and restored to it's Art Deco splendor, the historic Thaxton building is un unsurpassed in elegance. This unique, multi-level space is perfect for your intimate functions. Whether it's a rehearsal dinner, corporate function, wedding, or birthday, the opulent surroundings and superior service are sure to make your event, one that is not forgotten.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Bar service to be provided by The Thaxton. Tax, gratuity, and labor will be added.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
120
Buffet
120
Standing
220
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2008
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Be sure to try our house infused moonshine. Beware, the fruit garnish packs a punch!  Photo tip: in the Speakeasy, take a photo in the spot light, along the red wall, with no flash. You will be amazed at how cool you look! ONE MORE THING....before you come down, check the web site to get the weekly password and hours of operation here.

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Thaxton is a beautifully restored Art Deco building, located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Stepping into the space, you are reminded of the opulant times that prevailed in the 1920's and 1930's, just before The Great Depression. Much of the original architecture still exists. As well as, a tireless attention to detail on every level of the space. Each floor provides a distinctly unique experience, with loads of custom design and art work to take in. Complete with a lower level lounge a.k.a. the Thaxton Speakeasy, open to the public on Thursday and Friday evenings. The lounge is also open on Saturday nights, when not privately booked.
Design:
The building was constructed in 1928 by architects Klipstein and Rothman for Eastman Kodak Corp. At the time, it was utilized as a retail camera store. Eastman Kodak's intent was to construct 100 identical buildings throughout the U.S. However, The Great Depression foiled that plan and The Thaxton was one of 5 buildings that were completed. It is the only one of the 5 standing today. There are nods to the building's original use in much of the original architecture, such as: original moulding, manually operated and staffed elevator, wood work, wood inlays, terazzo floors, and metal works. As well as, a healthy collection of vintage cameras that were found in the building. Also in the space, you will find numerous custom frescos, paintings, reliefs, lighting, marble, tile, wood, stone, and metal works that were added in the restoration process. The space is also home to an extensive collection of Alberto Vargas pin-ups and several vintage entertainment posters. You could say we are literally dripping with art and architectural details for the eye to behold! 
Standout Venue Features:
In addition to our opulent surroundings, we specialize in providing a boutique experience by way of exemplary service. Our hands on staff will guide you through the ins and outs of your event and timeline. And will pay attention to the details for you, so that you too can enjoy yourself, along with your guests.
Extra Perks:
150 black wood folding chairs with seat cushion, 10 x 60" rounds, 15 cocktail tables, cake table, 4 x 6' buffet tables, lounge seating
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
Thaxton Speakeasy is a downtown, underground lounge, located in the lower level of The Thaxton building. The entrance is in the alley. Ring the door bell and whisper the password to the door guy for entrance. The weekly password, as well as, a monthly list of happenings may be found here. Once inside, check in with mixologists, Noah and Rob. They would be happy to put on a show for you as they whip up a cocktail from our menu. Or craft a cocktail to specifically fit your flavour preferences!
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