About The Lodge

Just Got MarriedThe Lodge at Dover Place was completed in 2015 as a homage to our late parents.  It was specifically designed for our large family gatherings and special celebrations. After two of our sons were married at The Lodge we began getting requests from friends who wanted to hold their own special events here. We decided it was time to share this spectacular space with others.

The Lodge sits on 17 picturesque acres in Wright City, Missouri, thirty minutes outside St. Louis. Our rustic building, more than 5,000 sq. ft., is comprised of 2,500 sq. ft. of open space on the upper level; 2,500 sq. ft. on the lower level; and attached is a large 1,000 sq. ft. wrap-around covered porch.

The upper level can easily accommodate seating for 120 guests for an indoor ceremony, with additional seating on the porch. 

Commercial Size Bar

This space can also transform into the perfect reception space. Four glass garage doors transforms the front of The Lodge into an open-air venue, allowing plenty of natural light as well as uniting the indoor and outdoor spaces.

The upper level of The Lodge includes a commercial size bar; chef’s kitchen with 4 warming ovens, commercial refrigerator, walk-in pantry, separate prep room; 17 ft. island for buffet, 10 ft. built-in wedding cake serving area and a 14 ft. stone wood burning fireplace.

The lower level of The Lodge includes a large kitchen and 3 over-sized suites (each with a private full bath).

Serving Bar for Weddings and Events

These suites are ideal for the exclusive use of the bride/bridesmaids and the groom/groomsmen. The lower level offers a convenient private entrance (and parking) for the wedding party.

The covered wrap-around porch offers additional seating for 50, an outdoor kitchen with wood burning pizza oven, 2 gas grills and a charcoal grill.

Outdoor ceremony space is available at the gazebo on the ponds edge with a view of our hobby farm for the perfect natural setting.