St. Louis’ most ardent food-lovers are regulars at SqWires Restaurant. This 19th century styled restaurant is located in the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood. SqWires has a notable setting for you to meet, eat and drink. They’ve made it handy for you to get online at SqWires with their wireless network. The Restaurant also has an outdoor dining that is available to enjoy the St. Louis weather in spring and summer.
Just a 3 minute cab ride from downtown, you can relax by the fireplace or dine at the bar and enjoy a bottle of wine at a candle-lit table or select a favorite single malt scotch or imported or domestic brew. The best of local blues and jazz musicians play during Oyster Bar Happy Hour on Fridays, plus Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.
Bethany Budde the owner of SqWires is on a mission to raise people’s interest in the food they serve: where it comes from, how it tastes, how it is prepared. “I love creating local food traditions and neighborhood cuisine; bringing people to enjoy Lafayette Square hospitality”.
Adjacent to the restaurant is SqWires Annex. A unique venue that accommodates seated and cocktail events up to 150 guests. Plan your next business function or party in the warm and inviting atmosphere of SqWires Annex. The Front Room, just off the main restaurant can accommodate seated or cocktail events for up to 40 guests. This is a great space for business meetings as well.
We got someone from SqWires who has experience in hosting weddings to give us a few tips on planning and running a wedding.
• What common mistakes do you see couples making? A common mistake that couples often make is not starting their search soon enough for desired “prime time” wedding dates. For example, if a couple wanted to get married in the fall, they would most likely have to look for 2019 and not 2018.
•What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding? Trust the expertise of your vendors. You hired them because you had faith they could deliver on your big day, so trust their opinions. Don’t get caught up in perfection – let your vendors worry about that! Also – remind yourself what’s really important – your love for one another!
•What don’t couples know about reception venues that they need to know? Some reception venues are more all-inclusive than others. Make sure to ask about whether additional costs will be incurred for rentals, special services, etc. Also, mandatory gratuities and service charges are subject to sales tax.
•What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask? Does the venue set up for the event? Does the venue allow you to drop items off early? Can you pick up decor and other items the next day?
•What your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding? (Same as “best tip” above.) Or could say something like, “Make appointments/meetings with vendors fun – not just business. Let your creativity flow & be a team throughout the entire process.”
•What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did? We have not hosted a wedding we would describe as “unusual.” It is a lot of fun to see a couple’s personalities come out in the details though!
•What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why? Our favorite one in the past year was a speakeasy theme. They were married in Lafayette Square Park, then rented casino games and enjoyed appetizers at our venue. They told their guests that they would be dressing up, but the guests didn’t have to dress up. Every single guest showed up in 1920’s themed attire. It was amazing! There was even a little boy with knickers and a classic newsboy cap. It was such a fun and easy-going event.
With SqWires’ help, you can please all of the people all of the time. Whether your style is traditional or trendy, they’ll team up with bride, groom, parents and friends to fill your shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception with a spectacular mix of food, beverage, setting and service.
If you want to make a reservation or ask any question, you can simply email or call them.
T | 314.865.3522
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
W | www.sqwires.com