Saint Louisans are aware of the history of Forest Park, but
few are aware of the significance of Cabanne House.
Cabanne House is situated in a wooded site near the Union Avenue
entrance to Forest Park. Constructed in 1875 from plans drawn
by Saint Louis architect James H. McNamara, the building was
conceived as part of the original Master Plan for Forest Park.
Cabanne House was completed in June 1876, in time for the formal
dedication of Forest Park.
The current buildings exterior has survived 120 years
with only minor alterations. In 1942, major interior alterations
and additions to the rear of the building were undertaken to
provide living quarters for the Saint Louis Parks and Recreation
Commissioner. One such commissioner who lived in the house was
John D. Ayres, grandfather of actor Gregory Peck.
The house was damaged by fire in 1966 and remained vacant until
the City Beautification Commission used it as their office in
1967. Since the early 1980s the building has been the
home of The Saint Louis Ambassadors. The executive offices of
The Saint Louis Ambassadors currently occupy the second floor
of the structure.
invite you to become an Ambassador. For more information, call
House with its functional layout, beautiful décor and unique
surroundings allows you to create an environment suitable for
such occasions as:
- Up to
75 people for cocktail receptions
- Up to
44 people for seated events
& Grounds Capacity
- Up to
300 for cocktail receptions
- Up to
200 people for seated events
- Available year round
- A non-smoking building
cuisine to compliment any event and budget!
Saint Louis Ambassadors have an exclusive catering agreement
with The Butlers Pantry.
Widely recognized as one of Saint Louis finest catering
companies, The Butlers Pantry is equipped to provide "five-star"
catering services. Whether a breakfast for two or a sit-down
dinner for 1,000 we realize your image is at stake.
Butlers Pantry is dedicated to creating successful special
events. You can count on The Butlers Pantry to provide:
- Food &
service of the highest quality
personnel properly trained & supervised.
their team of professionals design an event with your special
needs in mind.
To book your next special event, or for more catering information,