Unique Private Event Venues that Support the Arts
Need a beautiful, versatile event space for your graduation party, non-profit event, gala, or fundraiser? The Kranzberg Arts Foundation would love to provide your private event venue in St. Louis’s one and only Grand Center Arts District.
Known for its live performances from the country’s best talent, including world-class jazz, live theater at The Fabulous Fox, and St. Louis Symphony’s Powell Hall, the Grand Center Arts District is home to the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s growing community of visual and performing arts venues.
We offer multiple private event rental spaces that accommodate any size event, from 18 to 1,800 guests, and we host birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, graduation parties, galas, bridal and baby showers, bat and bar mitzvahs and more.
Not only do we offer great spaces; our talented team can help you plan just about any detail. From our carefully curated list of caterers, audio/visual equipment providers, We’ll handle the details so that you can enjoy your event—and focus on what’s really important.
The best part? 100% of the proceeds from your event support the arts in St. Louis. Book your event with us and celebrate in style!
Our Private Event Spaces & Venues
.ZACK (pronounced “Dot Zack”) was once home to Cadillac car company. Built in the early 1900s, countless dreams came true inside this building as happy customers drove away in shiny, new Caddies. Today, different dreams are coming true, as .ZACK has become one of the most dynamic spaces for performing and visual arts, non-profit organizations, and private events.
Reinvented as .ZACK, its Urban Ballroom, Suite 303, Sally’s Rooftop Garden and Terrace, and Sophie’s Artists Lounge are popular event venues because of their fun atmospheres, great location, and versatile spaces that can accommodate the style, design, and space needs of your party, no matter what the occasion!
.ZACK – The Urban Ballroom
This fourth-floor, private event space comes with full-service catering options by David Kirkland Catering. Kirkland is the culinary genius behind Turn, .ZACK’s street-level restaurant that serves up delicious American locavore cuisine.
The Urban Ballroom features exposed brick, a vibrant urban vibe, an adjoining bridal spa, and breathtaking panoramic views of downtown St. Louis. The layout is customizable and can accommodate anything from a dance floor to beautifully appointed dining tables. The Urban Ballroom is a perfect venue for any party or event hosting up to 450 people.
Capacity: 350 (seated) | 450 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 3,700 square feet | 13’ ceiling
Prices: Mon-Thurs $2,500 | Fri-Sun $3,500
.ZACK Suite 303
This private event space is fully outfitted for your next event. Stylishly decorated and comfortably appointed, Suite 303 features a full kitchen and three 50″ TVs. Tables, chairs, and catering are available. Guests will love the open airiness of the suite’s windows combined with the rich, modern elegance of the chic decor. Suite 303 is a contemporary, urban space with all of the amenities you need for company meetings, holiday parties, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and more.
Capacity: 50 (seated) | 75 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 19 ft W x 50 ft L
Prices: Mon-Thurs $800 | Fri-Sun $1,000
.ZACK Sally’s Rooftop Garden and Terrace
Sally’s Rooftop Garden and Terrace is a private open-air event space and food garden with extraordinary views of the bustling and beautiful city of St. Louis. The rooftop terrace can be rented as its own event space or in conjunction with any of our other .ZACK private events venues.
Beautiful in the daytime, Sally’s Rooftop Garden and Terrace is also ideal for evening receptions, cocktail parties, and any private event in which great views and a delightful garden, run by Urban Harvest STL, can provide an ideal backdrop.
Capacity: 200 (seated theatre reception) | 150 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 2,128 square feet | 28 ft W x 76 ft L
Price: Mon-Thurs $1,000 | Fri-Sun $2,000
.ZACK Sophie’s Artist Lounge and Cocktail Club
Take a step into the 1930s at Sophie’s Artist Lounge and Cocktail Club! This plush speakeasy-style space is full of glam details, including rich lavender velvet seating and elegant lighting, and has a full bar. It also features a popular rooftop patio, where your guests can take in the view while sipping their favorite beverage. Sophie’s is great for birthdays, graduation parties, receptions, galas, and fundraising events.
Capacity: 60 (seated) | 125 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 20 ft W x 61 ft L x 12 ft H
Price: Sun-Wed $1,000
The Grandel – The Grand Hall
In 1884, this stately limestone building was constructed as the city’s First Congregational Church. The city underwent tremendous transformations around the church for well over a century. In 2016, Kranzberg Arts Foundation purchased the property and transformed it into a dynamic, beautiful performing arts center and private events space where the community can gather. The Grand Hall features a stunning arched window, cathedral ceilings, stained glass, and beautiful hardwood floors and is perfect for receptions, fundraisers, non-profit events, birthday and anniversary parties, and more hosting 50-200 people.
Capacity: 130 (seated) | 200 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 35 ft W x 60 ft L x 18 ft H
Price: Mon-Thurs $650 | Fri-Sun $1,000
Opened in the fall of 2019, High Low is a Literary Arts Cafe dedicated to the freedom of expression through spoken and written word. The Listening Room is one to write home about and offers the ideal event space for your next speaker, presentation, party, fundraiser, non-profit event or anything you can dream. Featuring a full suite of A/V equipment and a beautiful bar, High Low is sure to impress.
Capacity: 60 (seated) | 125 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 30.7 ft W x 46 ft L
Price: Mon-Thurs $800 | Fri-Sun $1,000
The Big Top
Step right up to the most unique private events venue in Missouri! Located at 3401 Washington Blvd., The Big Top is a multi-use arts venue that made its St. Louis debut in 2018. Our 1,600-person-capacity, cherry red tent is imported from Italy and includes access to a private VIP tent, and a concessions tent. Available from April to October, it has been a fantastical site for large celebrations, receptions, galas, non-profit events and more.
Capacity: 700 (seated) | 1,600 (cocktail reception)
Dimensions: 12,200 sq ft
Price: Mon-Thurs $14,500 | Fri-Sun $16,000