What makes you different?
We always say that we are a catering company first and just happened to have a beautiful venue to work with! Food and service are our priorities first and foremost. Creating custom menus to fit each couple’s uniqueness is something that we have a passion for. We have a client-first mentality and want what is best for our couples! Lumen also is just breathtaking and a photographer’s dream! The soft natural light during the day and the fun up-lighting options at night give you the best of both worlds.
Below is an extensive Q&A we hope you find valuable and gives you an insight into the quality of work you can expect from this vendor.
Depending on the day of the week, we have set food and beverage minimums that need to met before tax. Friday – $12,000. Saturday – $15,000. Sunday – $10,000. Our wedding packages are set up to be all-inclusive with one set price per person that varies depending on the entrees that are selected. That price per person is how the food and beverage minimum is reached. We do not have a room rental fee.
We do have a preferred vendor list on our website https://www.lumenstl.com/vendors/ These are trusted vendors who have been in our space before and we recommend to our clients. Clients are welcome to bring any vendor they wish as long as they are licensed and can provide a certification of liability to us.
23 City Blocks Catering owns and operates the space. Our kitchen is on – site and we prepare everything in house and from scratch. We do not allow any outside caterers.
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We will not provide that in house, but the client will need to provide a DJ/Band to do so.
For either a family-style, seated plates, food stations, or buffet meal service we feel that the max capacity is around 200 guests. For cocktail style, the capacity can go up to 300.
12 guests maximum
We have a standard of 2:00 pm access the day of the event.
We do have several stalled restrooms on – site. There are no bathroom attendants.
23 City Blocks will take care of the set up of all tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware, votive candles, tables numbers, and charger plates.
Yes. We can incorporate the dance floor anywhere into the space.
As long as you are not permanently damaging the space with nails, sticking things on walls, etc. we do not have too many restrictions.
No parking on-site. We include valet service as part of our packages. Outside of the packages, valet can be added and cost will vary depending on guest count.
We have catering sales managers and event managers. The event managers will be on-site to oversee the set up and load in of the vendors. The event manager will be there throughout dinner service and then after that the banquet captain will be the main point of contact until the event end.
There is no outdoor space at Lumen.
Coat Room Attendant can be added on at $150.00 per attendant.
We will provide the gift table, and it is up to the discretion of the client where they would like it placed in the venue.
We do not have a dressing area. They are welcome to utilize the restrooms to do so if a space is needed.
It is $95 per hour to add on time at the beginning of the day.
Alcohol can be brought in, but we will have to charge a corkage fee to open and serve.
Everything needs to be out of the space at the end of the event.
The deposit is based on the cancellation schedule and how far out the event is taking place from the time of booking. Typically, it is a 20% deposit of the bottom-line amount.
Final guest count and balance needs to be paid in full 4 business days out from the event date.
- More than nine (9) months from arrival date (20% of estimated revenue)
- Six (6) months to nine (9) months from arrival date (40% of estimate revenue)
- One (1) month to six (6) months from arrival date (60% of estimate revenue)
- Less than one (1) month up to arrival date (75% of estimate revenue)