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St. Louis Excels As An Ideal Family Reunions Destination

When it’s time for your next family reunion, think St. Louis! As a centrally-located destination, St. Louis is the perfect place for families to gather. In addition to the ease of getting here, there are a number of great hotel packages available that make St. Louis an affordable destination for your reunion. Plus, Forest Park and the abundance of free attractions available let everyone enjoy St. Louis without putting a big dent in their budget.

Reunion Services
Explore St. Louis staff can assist with finding your reunion hotel by sending out what they call a “hotel lead” to hotels that specifically meet your needs. After reviewing your requirement, these hotels will respond back to you directly.

Explore St. Louis offers several services to make planning your reunion easier:
Hotel and banquet and selection assistance
Service provider selection assistance (T-shirt companies, caterers, DJs, etc.)
Special Mayor Letter
FREE promotional items (plastic bags, postcards and visitor guides)
Suggested activities for children and adults
Recreational parks listing for St. Louis

Go to and fill out the request for proposal to receive information specific to your group from St. Louis hotels or call Renee Eichelberger at (800) 640-4218 or (314) 992-0643 or send her an email at to start planning today.

Explore St. Louis’ Reunion Planner Workbook offers a wealth of information that will be invaluable to anyone planning a reunion in the area.  The Workbook begins with a greeting that includes: Dear Reunion Planner, “Dear Reunion Planner,
We were delighted to hear of your interest in St. Louis as a possible site to renew your ancestral ties during your family reunion. St. Louis is a place where history and imagination collide, and the result is a Midwestern destination like no other. In addition to a revitalized downtown, a vibrant new hospitality district continues to grow in downtown St. Louis. More than $5 billion of development has been invested in the region, and more exciting projects are currently underway. With St. Louis’ world-class attractions, entertainment, many parks, diverse restaurants and rich culture, we are certain your entire family will enjoy what St. Louis has to offer.

Our city offers exceptional music, arts and cultural options, as well as such renowned – and free – attractions as the Saint Louis Art Museum, Zoo, Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, Citygarden, Grant’s Farm, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and the Anheuser-Busch brewery tours. Plus, St. Louis is easy to get to and even easier to get around in. St. Louis is within approximately 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 1,500 miles of 90 percent of the people in North America.”

Welcome Packets
To help your family feel welcome and to enhance their St. Louis experience, Explore St. Louis provides several services to family reunion groups, including free copies of the Official St. Louis Visitors Guide and convenient drawstring bags. Complimentary quantities are equal to the number of guest rooms blocked on peak night at a St. Louis City or St. Louis County hotel. Additional quantities can be purchased for a nominal cost.

Please call them at 800-325-7962 or send an email to for more information.