What’s New in Ste. Genevieve?

Many planners know Ste. Genevieve as Missouri’s first settlement, or they know of it as the ‘gateway’ to the Ste. Genevieve Wine Country – but the most historic city on the Mississippi River has some big news for event planners:

In keeping with the French Colonial history of Ste. Genevieve, entrepreneurs Tom & Pat Hooper, recently opened the ASL Pewter Foundry to offer lead-free, food safe pewter of all kinds – ranging from authentic colonial era designs to new creations like jeweled boxes, beer steins and Christmas ornaments. Originally from Louisiana, MO their new home is an historic ‘ice house’ only a block from the courthouse square in downtown Ste. Genevieve. Groups are welcome to ‘watch the artists as they work’ and shop in the handsomely outfitted retail space. www.ASLpewter.com 573.883.2095 or email to imakepewter@msn.com

Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve, a recently opened destination restaurant with an open kitchen, wood-fired brick oven, chef’s seasonal menus featuring locally sourced ingredients, and a full bar with many local wines and microbrewed beers on tap. Featured on Great Day St. Louis, this is a farm-to-fork restaurant with private dining areas for groups and off-site catering services. www.audubonstegen.com 573.883.2479 or email bparsons@audubonstegen.com

DuBourg Centre

DuBourg Centre

A new venue for large groups, the completely restored DuBourg Centre, opened in early 2015 with a bright and open ‘loft style’ main reception area with seating for 275, a private board room and smaller spaces for receptions and breakout sessions. This spacious event facility is housed in a former mercantile store in the heart of the historic district. 573.701.2359 or email joerozier3@gmail.com

For more information on wineries, historic sites and other destination services in Ste. Genevieve, contact the Great River Road Welcome Center at 573.883.7097 or info@VisitSteGen.com

About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.