By the way, I got all of these pictures off of the St. Charles Parks website.
The hall itself was built in 1929. Here is a picture of the interior with no tables or anything. I love the simplicity--white walls, natural light, hardwood floors. Does it get any better?
And here's a picture of the room above all dressed up for a reception:
I LOVE IT. It's the only place I've looked at that I have been excited about (so we've only looked at 3 places total...but I get excited, and I know what I want!). It would be so easy to make this room look really pretty, and the site fee is only $700. Compared to the other stuff we're looking at, it's as good as it's going to get. Ryan seems to think that St Louis is going to be more expensive than my home town, but Memorial Hall is cheaper to rent than many places in my home town, and all of the catering I've looked at in both my hometown and St Louis is about the same. I personally don't think there would be a huge price difference, but Ryan thinks there will be.
So what do you think? I need opinions. Can I make this building look pretty? Price-wise, do you think it's reasonable?
On a totally different note, I have an extremely promising job interview today....I would very much appreciate any prayers/happy thoughts/finger crossing being sent my way!