Oakland House Museum




The Oakland House is a completely restored mansion built in 1853 by Louis A. Benoist, a pioneer banker. The house is owned and maintained by the Affton Historical Society whose 'Brick and Mortar' gang did the restoration starting back in the 1970s. Oakland is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the U.S. Department of Interior in the Library of Congress. The Oakland House is available for your wedding occasion, whether big or small. Imagine exchanging vows in the lush green grass. The historic house creates the perfect backdrop for your magical moment. Exposed brick, stately columns and large shady trees provide a charming, unique and memorable setting that your guests will remember for years to come. Afterwards, enjoy a private tented reception on the property’s grounds. Experience a perfect wedding day with family and friends at Oakland House Museum.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $700 to $900. An additional hour can be arranged for a fee of $100. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required. Please inquire with venue for intimate wedding options.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Oakland House Museum is estimated at between $7,920 and $11,037 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM