Downtown Revitalization Continues With New Venue
September 3, 2015
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 http://www.palladium-stl.com/joule/
Original Article in St. Louis Post Dispatch.