The St. Louis Carousel is a wonderfully unique place to hold your special event. Our 2400 square foot gallery will seat 200 guests for a sit down dinner, 250 guests for a standing cocktail reception, or 125 guests in a classroom setting. Our spacious patio is also available and is perfect for cocktails and greeting guests. Parking is plentiful and the building is ADA accessible. All special event rentals include a staff member of the St. Louis Carousel who will operate the Carousel and Band Organ for two hours of your choice during the contracted time.
The Carousel is available for private rental Tuesday thru Sunday from 4:30pm – 12:30am or 5pm – 1am. The rental time includes caterer setup and break down time. The rental fee for an event is $1,200.00 with a separate $500.00 security deposit. The rental fee includes the use of the outdoor patio. The $500.00 security deposit will be refunded to you after your event, assuming there is no damage to the facility and all rental and catering fees have been received. The facility rental fee does not include tables, chairs, linens or glassware and does
not include any fees associated with catering.
If your event does not require a full 8 hour rental, the facility can still be rented for $175/hour with a minimum of 4 hours. Rental includes a staff member of the St. Louis Carousel who will operate the Carousel and Band Organ for two hours of your choice during the contracted time.
To secure the facility for your event, a deposit of half of the rental fee and a separate check for the $500 security deposit is required. The remaining balance of the rental fee must be received no later than one month prior to the event. Payments may be made by credit card, check or cash.
The Foundation requires that a caterer from the Approved Caterer list must be used by all private rentals. Each caterer has agreed to the strict guidelines of which the Foundation requires to provide catering services at the St. Louis Carousel. All alcohol must be provided by the caterer. No outside alcohol is allowed into the facility for any reason. Any catered event at the St. Louis Carousel is charged a 10% fee on food and beverage service.
The Foundation has an adult to child ratio requirement that must be met by all private rentals. Please take this into consideration when creating your guest list, and allow for the required one adult for every five children under the age of sixteen.