Feature Friday: The Venue at Maison du Lac

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Feature Friday: The Venue at Maison du lac

Introducing The Venue at Maison du Lac

The Venue Exterior Rendering

The Venue Exterior Rendering

Engagement season is here! To help you on your hunt for the perfect wedding venue, we are bringing back our blog series, Feature Friday. This series shines the spotlight on the best and brightest in the wedding & events industry of St. Louis. Today, we feature a place near & dear to our hearts, The Venue at Maison du Lac! 

As Ces & Judy’s celebrates its 36th year, we couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate this year than to start a new venture.  Our latest project involves a brand new venue in addition to more off-premise catering in other venues throughout St. Louis. Sadly, we will be leaving our venue of 20 years, Le Chateau. However, we could not me more excited to launch, The Venue at Maison du Lac, Spring 2018.

This venue (being built as we speak) sits on a 20 acre property about 40 minutes outside of St. Louis in Catawissa, Missouri. The property boasts a 4 acre lake, a 19th century stone house, and a renovated barn for ceremonies. The stone house holds the updated, luxurious bridal suite, perfect for getting ready and relaxing. The Venue itself is a 7,000 square foot, modern building, that seats 300. A spacious deck for outdoor cocktails, overlooks the lake with views of the quintessential French-country house. 

The Venue at Maison du Lac Features

Ces & Judy, the property’s owners, wanted to create a place that boasts the sought-after modernism of the city, alongside the equally popular natural setting. Therefore, a modern venue with views of nature became the solution. Another surrounding idea was to create a place for a destination wedding without getting on a plane. Ces, describes some features of this long-awaited space. 

Our architect, Peter Tao, has created a beautiful, contemporary new venue, situated lakeside, looking back at the old stone house.  The view from the deck is panoramic, and while being a very modern structure, offers that feeling and beauty of a natural surrounding. The landscaping updates will add to the existing beauty of the property.  There will be a grassy area for outdoor weddings and a barn in case of bad weather.  

The style of The Venue is modern, yet simplistic, with lots of clean lines. It echoes natural beauty with the amount of natural light, cirrus cloud chandeliers, and subtle tree branch accents lining the walls. In addition to an open floor plan, the versatility of the space offers plenty of layout options. Large windows overlook the deck and lake, hence giving you an incredible view throughout dinner and dancing. Finally, expect the same prime service from Ces & Judy’s Catering, as The Venue’s exclusive caterer. 

The Venue at Maison du Lac Interior Rendering

The Venue at Maison du Lac Interior Rendering  //  Tao + Lee

Planning your Wedding at The Venue at Maison du Lac 

The Venue at Maison du Lac will serve to be a “one-stop shop” when it comes to planning your wedding. We can accommodate your pre-ceremony prep, ceremony, reception venue and catering needs, while offering you experienced and trusted service. As St. Louis wedding and service professionals since 1981, we have established many valuable partnerships with some of the top vendors in St. Louis. We work with only those we trust and know will deliver the experience our beloved clients deserve. We can direct you in the right direction for decor, photography, cake, and more! Check out our current vendor partners here.

Brand new to the wedding planning process or haven’t yet found the perfect space for your wedding? Let us gladly take you on a tour! Please call us at 314-991-6700 to set up a time to see the property. A visit to Maison du Lac can not only give you inspiration, but help you envision your perfect wedding day. 

view inside the Stone House

Be Lovely Photography



For more information regarding hosting a wedding, corporate or social event at The Venue at Maison du Lac, contact the team at info@thevenuestl.com.