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The History of the House

Cabanne House Rental Information

Cabanne House Catering Service

Most 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 building’s 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 1980’s 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.

We invite you to become an Ambassador. For more information, call 314-454-1488.

Cabanne House with its functional layout, beautiful décor and unique surroundings allows you to create an environment suitable for such occasions as:
  • Weddings & Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Business Meetings
  • Association Receptions
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Holiday Parties

House Capacity

  • Up to 75 people for cocktail receptions
  • Up to 44 people for seated events

House & Grounds Capacity

  • Up to 300 for cocktail receptions
  • Up to 200 people for seated events

Rental Fees

  • House only $275
  • House and Grounds

Cabanne House is:

  • Available year round
  • Handicapped accessible
  • A non-smoking building

Delicious cuisine to compliment any event and budget!

The Saint Louis Ambassadors have an exclusive catering agreement with The Butler’s Pantry.

Widely recognized as one of Saint Louis’ finest catering companies, The Butler’s 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.

The Butler’s Pantry is dedicated to creating successful special events. You can count on The Butler’s Pantry to provide:

  • Innovative menu development
  • Food & service of the highest quality
  • Unique party themes
  • Service personnel properly trained & supervised.

Let their team of professionals design an event with your special needs in mind.

To book your next special event, or for more catering information, please contact:

The Butler’s Pantry
5381 Arsenal
Saint Louis, Missouri  63139

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The Saint Louis Ambassadors, Cabanne House, 5300 Lindell at Union, St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: 314-454-1488, Fax: 314-454-1861, E-Mail: [email protected], Internet: www.stlouisamb.org
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