As our sister restaurant Eleven Eleven Mississippi grew in popularity, we received numerous requests to host large parties and special events. Due to the high demand we knew with the right opportunity, we could fill this niche and continue to deliver the high quality that Eleven Eleven guests came to expect from their food and service.
For over a year and a half we looked at possible venues throughout the city of St. Louis. As it turns out, our future plans included the building owned by a long time patron located right down the street on Chouteau Avenue.
It took a great deal of vision and faith to realize that the building at 2017 Chouteau could be anything more than a neglected one hundred and thirty year old mill, but as many have pointed out; if it is wasn’t a reclamation project, the Hamilton’s wouldn’t be interested.
Our vision included bringing the fond memories of a recent trip to the Provence region of France and the warm and inviting culture of southern France to St. Louis and we would use this theme throughout the development of 2017 Chouteau.
The name Moulin, French for “mill,” is derived from the building’s history as a mill for the old Chouteau Avenue Brewery complex of German-born brewer Joseph Maximilian Schnaider. Constructed in 1876 from a design by prominent brewery architect and engineer Fred W. Wolf and local architect Louis Kledus, the brick malt house building exemplifies the German Rundbogenstil (round arch) style. It is the only surviving building from the complex, which in 1885 was considered one of the most complete breweries in St. Louis, employing 80 men.
Moulin has private rooms on all floors of 2017 Chouteau Ave and hosted its first event on April 29th, 2006, a wedding for 250 guests. As the name indicates, Moulin Events and Meetings hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate, society and non-profit events. The interiors evoke the rich tradition of the buildings of that period with high ceilings and beams, arched windows, exposed brick and views of the Arch and downtown St. Louis.
We are honored that you are considering Moulin Events and Meetings. By choosing Moulin for your one of a kind event, you have chosen experienced event planners that will deliver unparalleled personal service, menu selections made from the freshest ingredients by our professionally trained culinary staff, served with unequalled service and attention to detail in a painstakingly restored historical landmark nestled in Historic Lafayette Square, the oldest neighborhood in the city of St. Louis.