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BP Design Studio Rave Review

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

We so appreciate getting feedback from our amazing clients. Here’s a recent review we received for our in-house floral/design department, Butler’s Pantry Design Studio.

“Becky, Flowers were amazing, perfect exactly what I envisioned!!! Loved every choice of flower and foliage and the way they were arranged – and you know how obsessive i am about flowers.
So fabulous! I love what you did with the coffee bags too. Everyone just loved the arrangements and all the St. Louis guests wanted to know who did them. You were so great to work with. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. Thanks again.”

Packages Made Easy… All Wrapped Up With A Bow!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

It’s never too early to wrap up plans for your winter holiday party!

Butler’s Pantry is offering packages made easy… all wrapped up with a bow! Choose from 3 “All-In” options at four of our exclusive venues: Palladium Saint Louis, The Coronado, Piper Palm House & now, Joule! Offer available December 2015 through February 2016 – any day of the week! (Additional rental fees apply for Fridays & Saturdays)

Your All-In options include a: Cocktail Party at $50 per guest, Dinner at $75 per guest, or Enhanced dinner at $100 per guest. Includes catering fee & tax based on a minimum guest count of 75.

Click the PDF link for more information about your package options:
All In Package Options

Book today to take advantage of this limited time promotion. Call a sales representative today for more details.

Outdoor & Indoor Wedding at MHM

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

This elegant wedding took place both outdoors & indoors, with an outdoor ceremony & indoor reception at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Take a look below at all the gorgeous details at this summer wedding. Congrats to Megan & Evan! Best wishes from Team Butler’s!






Catering: Butler’s Pantry
Venue: Missouri History Museum
Photography: Mike Cassimatis
Video: Brian Gaadt

BP in September/October Issue of Catersource!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

We’re so proud to have one of our holiday drinks photos (taken by our Director of Marketing Sara Ketterer) featured on the front cover of the September/October Issue of Catersource magazine, Hello, Holidays! We’re equally excited to have, in the same issue, a feature showcasing an appetizing recipe by Chuck Friedhoff, Butler’s Pantry’s chef de cuisine. The recipe Three Little Pigs Appetizer features waffles, bacon & bourbon, “three trendy food items wrapped into one tasty and beautifully presented bite”! It’s a standout appetizer for the holidays and has received numerous rave reviews.

Click below to view the cover page & “Triple Treat” feature/recipe. Read the entire Catersource Hello, Holidays! issue here: Catersource Hello, Holidays!

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Catersource Front Cover

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Paper Lantern Lit Wedding at MHM

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The Missouri History Museum was adorned with a multitude of paper lantern lights, creating a soft glow at this beautiful wedding reception. Congrats to the lovely couple! Check out the photo highlights below by Patti Gabriel Photography. Kurkland1 Kurkland2 Kurkland5 Kurkland4 Kurkland6 Venue: Missouri History Museum Caterer: Butler’s Pantry

Downtown Revitalization Continues With New Venue

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Downtown Revitalization Continues With New Venue
September 3, 2015
By Tarina


Butler’s Pantry, St. Louis’ premier catering company, has transformed the machine hall of the former power plant which resides on the old City Hospital campus into an intimate event space – Joule (pronounced Jewel). Built in 1937, the campus had languished in Lafayette Square for over 20 years until Butler’s Pantry renovated the former City Hospital laundry facility into St. Louis’ premier event venue – Palladium Saint Louis. Now, continued restoration of the historic campus is complete and Butler’s Pantry is preparing to open Joule for its first event this September.

Joule is a standalone event venue that adds additional ambiance to Palladium Saint Louis and the former City Hospital campus. Included in the venue’s design is an outdoor plaza, perfect for celebrations, which connects Joule, Butler’s Pantry and Palladium Saint Louis.

“Guests can host a wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, networking reception or special event at Joule,” said Richard Nix Jr., President of Butler’s Pantry.

Conveniently located on the same renovated property, Joule is an ideal venue for intimate gatherings while Palladium Saint Louis is well suited for mid-to-large celebrations.

“Now, Butler’s Pantry can accommodate every celebration on the same campus,” continued Nix. “Guests can host their entire event at the new venue or plan for a ceremony at Joule with a reception at Palladium Saint Louis. Additionally, guests can host a cocktail hour at Joule followed by dinner and dancing at Palladium Saint Louis. The possibilities are endless!”

Architectural designer Mark Herman orchestrated the building’s metamorphosis into a modern industrial and hip venue. His interior design team collaborated with Butler’s Pantry to create a sophisticated ambiance with sleek decor. Guests will enjoy any gathering at Joule, with its two-story windows providing an abundance of natural light.

Joule is a spectacular 4,200 square foot space, designed to accommodate up to 300 guests. The venue offers split level seating with ample space for a band and dance floor. Additional parking was added to the property to provide plenty of availability on-site. The complete renovation cost $400,000.

For more information about Joule or Butler’s Pantry, please visit

Original Article in St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Oldest Greenhouse West of the Mississippi Is Getting Updated!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Take a second look at the Piper Palm House. The oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi is, and has been, getting updated! A few pieces, including a fountain & wooden bar, have been removed earlier this year, creating a more spacious interior. The kitchen has also been given a refresh, with brand new appliances, and landscaping has been undergoing renovations.

Check out some of the photos below of the interior of Piper Palm House. And come by for Sunday Brunch at Cafe Madeleine in the Piper Palm House to enjoy the space in person!



Simple 4, 3, 2, 1 BBQ Seasoning Recipe

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

For your next outdoor grilling session, try this wonderfully simple & flavorful BBQ Seasoning by Butler’s Pantry’s chefs. It’s a 4, 3, 2, 1 rub – easy to remember & easy to make! It’s perfect for adding some spice to chicken or whatever your favorite BBQ protein is!

Basic BBQ Seasoning (4, 3, 2, 1 Rub)

4 Tablespoons Kosher Salt

3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Paprika

1 Tablespoon Cayenne

1) Combine all & store in air tight container.

Grateful for Great Reviews

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, making sure every event that we cater at comes together seamlessly & in a memorable way. We love hearing from our clients who felt taken care of by our staff & were able to thoroughly enjoy their event. Here are just a few recent reviews we received from some of our fabulous clients. Thanks so much for trusting us with your special day & allowing us to help you make your dream wedding a reality!

Dear Bridget & Melody, Thank you very much for being a part of our wonderful wedding weekend. We truly enjoyed working with you! Everything was perfection – the decor, the food and the service!”

Bridget & Maggie, Thank you for making our wedding day amazing! Where do we begin to thank you for making our dream come true? You were fabulous, and your knowledge & experience was so helpful. Our wedding day was the best day. We had fun & enjoyed ourselves with our families & friends. Because of you, knowing you had everything under control, we did not have to worry about anything! Thank you for our dream wedding.”

Ladies, I know it is Dan & Courtney’s place to do the official “thank you’s” but I honestly couldn’t wait to thank you & your team for all you did to make the wedding so magnificent. Thank you for working with Dan on the menu, timeline, etc. It was all perfect. I can’t tell you how happy I was when I walked into the Coronado Friday afternoon and saw you and the rest of our BP family there. I knew from that moment on that everything would be tremendous… and it was more than tremendous!! Not only are you awesome at food displays… your room design, furniture placement, wedding planning & interior decorating skills are second to none!!! We (Butler’s) got compliments all night long about the Coronado, the staff, the food… not to mention the ice cold beverages!! Some of that crazy crew aren’t married yet, so who knows, may lead to some new business for BP! I’ll talk to you more when I see you and will share pictures when I have them.  I hope the photographer took some photos of the space before everyone got there because it was simply gorgeous!!!  So much fun, AND, I only cried a few times… Courtney and Payton’s song to Dan, which was a complete surprise for sure! Dan’s first dance with Payton (he’s such an awesome Dad), and of course during my dance with Dan, because who doesn’t get a tear in their eye when they hear “Mama” – Boyz II Men, especially when it is played for them!

See you soon I’m sure. Please pass along my thanks to Rob as well. I don’t have an email address for him. He really enjoys welcoming everyone to the Coronado and keeping things running smoothly. He is obviously very proud of the place, and it shows!! Thank you again for making Dan & Courtney’s wedding dreams come true!!!”

Ellyn, Sam and I wanted to say thank you so much for our GORGEOUS flowers. They were exactly what I wanted and more. My mom said they were even more beautiful than she could have imagined–we were blown away! I LOVED the flowers, colors, shape, style, smell–EVERYTHING about them. From our bouquets, to the centerpieces, to the flowers on the cake, they were just perfect. We got TONS of compliments.

Thank you for being so enjoyable to work with and capturing our vision so beautifully. I am so glad we were able to keep a few of them, looking at them these past few days has brought back memories and put a smile on my face (wish we could have kept more but we had a lot of family staying at the hotel from out of town). We will definitely write a review on Wedding Wire and/or the Knot and recommend you guys to all of our friends. Thank you again and it was so great meeting you.”

Hi Ellyn! I just wanted to thank you and your team for great work on Sunday. The flowers were gorgeous and you all were fantastic to work with (as always). I hope the rest of your day went smoothly and that you and the flowers didn’t wilt too much in the heat! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy a relaxing Labor Day in the AC! I look forward to working with you again soon!”

A Different Kind of Game Day

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Not everything is all fun & games, but this fabulous wedding at the Missouri History Museum was chock-full of energy & whimsy! Guests played bean bag toss & ladder golf in the courtyard during the reception. However, nothing could compete with how wonderfully adorable & sweet the newly married couple were. Congrats to Sarah & Andy! We loved being a part of your special day.








Photos By: Samantha Sherwood Photography

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