Reviews



......." Inspired doesn't even begin to describe how I felt when I was with them on this day. Everything about it, everything about them was perfect. Their venue, the Lalumondiere River Mill and Gardens is unlike anything else I've ever seen... especially in the midwest. What a peaceful, stunningly beautiful, special place to become husband and wife."
October, 2015
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Reviewed On 11/09/2015 Laura P
This venue is amazing! We had our wedding here in October and it couldn't have been more perfect. Jeannie and Jim were delightful and flexible hosts. If you book, I recommend utilizing Kara, their onsite coordinator. Together, Jeannie and Kara made the whole day stress free and were on top of everything. Seriously, I can't imagine a better wedding experience!

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     Reviewed On 9/10/2014 Amanda B
Jeannie and Jim are awesome to work with and are super sweet. Very flexible and beautiful location makes for great photos. Book this place now, this best kept secret just became more known and will book up fast.

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5/24/2014
Jim & Jeannie were AWESOME!  The guests all said that the venue was so relaxing and that the site is just gorgeous. They work wonderfully with coordinating with the vendors too. They are very organized and it amazes me that they also live on site and allow people in their home. The entire event went smoothly. I can't say enough about the hospitality of the owners and feel that we have made new friends! Gretchen

5/2014
"We absolutely loved our experience with Lalumondiere, Jeannie, and Jim. It was the perfect day and they truly cared about helping make our day special. We are so glad we picked this place and these lovely people to share our wedding day with. They made everyone comfortable and we are glad this is where we were able to unite our two families into one. 
Lots of love,
The happy new husband & wife Jordan & Ashley Sieve"
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9/2013
"Had my wedding there Saturday. Cannot say enough about the family who owns it. They are si sweet and helpful. It was greater than I ever imagined. All we heard all night was that it was the most beautiful venue they had ever been to a wedding at- and this was on a 97 degree day. The pics are amazing cause the surrounding is beautiful. Thanks Jeannie and family. You exceeded all expectations."  Nicki Korte
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10/5/2013
"We had our wedding at Lalumondiere in October and we could not have been more pleased with how it turned out. Their grounds provided the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting, as well as spectacular wedding photos. Jeannie and Jim could not have been more helpful in all phases of planning our wedding. They providing us with potential caterers, photographers and rental companies, not to mention that they are both warm and welcoming people. As soon as you walk into their backyard they make you feel at home. They were truly a pleasure to work with and we could not have imagined a better venue to provide the rustic wedding we were looking for. Just one visit and you will be hooked."  Adrienne
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9/2013
"Jim and Jeannie are wonderful people that were there at all times to assist us in every way. They truly respect their surroundings and maintain those surroundings with love and care. The property is so intimate and magical which was what we were looking for exactly. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a location that does all the work for you. We wanted to keep everything white for the most part so as to not take away from the already flawless background. The icing on the cake is definitely Jeannie and Jim. I will never forget Jim saying to me and my husband, after all the guests left..."Go get on your comfy clothes and come back out. Take a walk around and really soak it in". We did just that. My husband and I have never seen anything so beautiful as the steam coming off the river that night. The next morning was just the same. After staying in the honeymoon suite the night of the wedding, we were able to wake up and have a nice coffee and orange juice with them and talk about the wonderful history of their home. I do not only recommend this location, I recommend these people."  Liz Keen
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9-2-2013
"I don't know where to begin....From the moment I saw this magical piece of paradise and met Jeannie and Jim Lalumondiere 6 months ago, I fell in love not only with this location but with these 2 incredible people!!! They have created a wonder that can't even be explained. From the moment you are greeted by them and descend the flagstone entrance stairs you enter another world that you don't wish to leave. It is peace and beauty and nature in all it's glory....from the sound of the water rushing over the falls to the gardens that they have created....everywhere you turn you are amazed and in awe. Their story about their beloved mill and what it means to them and the pleasure that they receive from sharing it warms your heart. Their ability to make you feel special and make your event so personal is priceless. My daughter's wedding this past Saturday was like a magical fairytale thanks to the Lalumondier's and their warmth and the piece of heaven that they have created. Our guests can't stop talking about their experience at the Lalumondiere!!!!! Jeannie and Jim, Thank You from the bottom of my heart! .... and Kara, you are amazing and we couldn't have done it without you and your special skills also!"  Barb Drury

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We had our wedding and wedding reception here and we couldn't have picked a better place! I was mostly in contact with Jeannie throughout my planning process and she was wonderful! Any question or concern I called or emailed her about was met with a prompt response. On the day of our wedding we had a downpour until about an hour before the ceremony, but we never had to worry for even a minute. Jeannie and Jim went right to work calming our nerves and keeping an eye on the radar. When the rain finally let up they rushed to dry off tables and chairs and set up all of our decorations so we could relax and prepare for our big day. I would like to add that they have a friend named Kara that you can hire as a day-of coordinator... Do it! She is wonderful as well!! 
Jeannie and Jim conducted their business with us, as I am sure they do with all of their guests, like we were old friends. They laugh with you and hug and handle everything on such a personal level that it makes your event that much more special. You cant find that kind of service anywhere else. Working with Jeannie and Jim made our wedding stress-free and fun! 
On top of all that, our guests were in absolute awe of this place! They had more fun wandering around taking in the sights and snapping hundreds of pictures than they did on the dance floor! I have yet to receive my professional photos, but the ones my guests took were beautiful! If you are interested in an outdoor wedding, this is the place to go! I am sure everyone will have just as much of a rewarding experience here as we did!  Renee


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Even though my daughter's wedding isn't until Sept at the Lalumondiere, everything about the venue and the Lalumondiere's themselves is exceptional. I can't imagine a more beautiful setting and anyone more interested in making us feel special. This is a place for making beautiful memories. The Lalumondiers have created a magical paradise and are very gracious to share it!!!!

Eleanor & Matt - September 25th, 2010

"Jeannie and Jim and their lovely Lalumondiere were positively, incredibly wonderful!

They have created a beautiful and enchanting venue, and it was PERFECT for our homespun, DIY, Autumn wedding. Jeannie and Jim are extremely helpful and flexible, and having been with the Lalumondiere from it's start, they know just how to make her sing. Furthermore, the venue has so many great features, it's impossible not to fall in love with it.

Our guests can't stop talking about how amazing our wedding was--they were all in awe of the location, and kept asking how on earth we found this hidden treasure, with such beautiful landscaping, rustic but comfortable styling, and natural features, like the lovely river itself!

The Lalumondiere certainly holds a very special place in our hearts.

Thanks Jeannie and Jim! We love you guys and can't thank you enough!!" 

 Photo courtesy of Ryan Gladstone Photography


From Vendors.......

"Emma and Owais had their ceremony at the stunning Lalumondiere Mill and Rivergardens in House Springs. I had never been and was completely astounded when I got to the property. It is LITERALLY an old mill, right on the river, and the gardens are amazing! Everything is landscaped and lush, rustic stone and wood – it is beautiful and being a junky for (my catchword of this blog) all things rustic, I was in heaven."  Samantha of Arms Up Photography

I worked at an awesome venue last night--the Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens. It was definately one of the most unique and scenic places that I have been to in my 20 years DJing. Dan and Eva picked a great spot and got some perfect weather to just hang out and enjoy the views. The owners of the property are two of the nicest people you will ever work with. I can't wait to go back!   Jeremy of First Class Weddings DJ


"We played a wedding at the Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens last night. I couldn't be more surprised to find such a gem tucked away in the trees and hills, barely more then five miles away from where I grew up. I'll definitely be recommending this spot to anybody I know looking for an event space. And Trigger 5 is looking forward to playing there again!"  Alex Carlson/member of Trigger 5 band
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5.0 star rating
10/17/2015

This is the biggest hidden gem in the St. Louis area.  HOLY CRAP it is amazing.

I attended a wedding here, and it was, hands down, the best wedding I have EVER been to. EVERYTHING about this venue is AMAZING.  It's tucked in the woods and the property is right on a river.  It is gorgeous, quaint, cozy, and unique.  I can't even describe how magical it is.

I have never in my life mentally planned my own wedding or cared about a place until I came here.  The entire time I was like, OMG, I AM GETTING MARRIED HERE.

This place is everything.  I have no idea how much it costs, but whatever it costs, it is worth it. Google this place, but the pictures don't do it justice.
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"A beautiful location with many dream-like qualities, such as cabanas with cushions and flowing curtains on the patio. It is a perfect place on the river and is very relaxing. No pictures can do it justice. I really enjoyed my visit there and would recommend it to anyone!"  Liz
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"The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens is exactly what Missouri brides needed....... something different and better! No where else can you get such hospitality, ambiance, and culture!"  Ashley
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"Thank you so much for everything yesterday with the McDonald- Rodgers wedding. Your place is absolutely fabulous. Words can not explain how impressed and happy we are with your facility and services. You will be hearing from us again."  Tammy (mother of the groom)
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"This is one of the most beautiful places to have a wedding. The hospitality of Jeannie and Jim was amazing! Thank you for everything!!! It was a wonderful night."    Amanda Helderle  (Member of the wedding party)


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