A Charming Chambre D'hote
joyfully welcomes you to our website and into our home.
The most unique venue
~~Currently booking for the 2024 Season ~~
Dates available from May, 2023 to August 19th, 2023
Before & After
Jim & Jeannie Lalumondiere
Jim and I began our dream of a lifetime some 49 years ago when we purchased the old Byrnesville Mill near House Springs. It was our desire to save the building; create home; raise our four children; and enjoy retirement here along the lazy Big River that flows beneath our house. This magnificent building was saved, the children raised in their life long home and now we enjoy the fruits of our labor as we sit and watch the lazy river flow past. It is our great pleasure to share the beauty of our surroundings with others.
About The Lalumondiere
Along the Big River in Jefferson County, not far from St. Louis, sits a secret delight. Traveling across the bridge, in the town of Byrnesville, your eye is drawn upriver to a scenic dam & waterfall where you catch a glimpse of flowers hanging from a 3 story structure presiding over the rivers' edge. You have discovered the historic Byrnesville Mill.
As you wend you way through the open breezeway you feel your senses awaken to the sound of rolling and tumbling water, a perfect backdrop to the sight of multi-level patios, fish ponds, and flower gardens.
Described as intimate, nostalgic, unpretentious, and with eclectic charm, the mill home itself - as well as it's transformation to a one-of-a-kind venue for events & weddings - are some of Jim and Jeannie Lalumondiere's proudest achievements, and reasonably so.
Qualities of love and ingenuity, the belief in preservation and an abiding respect for nature have transformed the Byrnesville Mill into what is today knows as.....The Lalumondiere.
Once a grist mill owned by Patrick Byrne, the Byrnesville mill was the center of commerce for the young town of Byrnesville, Mo. from the mid 1800's and into the 20th century. The town was also home to a grocer, dance hall, blacksmith, post office and several taverns, but it was the mill that put it on the map and drew farmers and families together.
In 1974 the Lalumondiere's rescued the mill from decades of neglect. After securing the foundation, they blended their time raising children with the ongoing creation of their beautiful mill home and gardens.
As the years have progressed, their desire to share their special spot with others has brought about the creation of The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens, an outdoor venue and B&B Homestay site now offered to the public.
It is an opportunity for others to create memories of their own - of weddings and laughter, music and dancing, family reunions, or corporate meetings away from the boardroom. This wonderful landscape of opportunity can be shaped to fit your own special needs or desires.
The Lalumondiere is primarily our home. We receive many requests for personal photos to be done on our property.
Our policy going forward is $75 per hour/2 hours minimum by appointment only.
Photos are allowed on the bridge and in the grove across river from our home. No photos allowed around the house proper or our patios.
Details & Availability
The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens
A Unique Chambre D'hote
Full package would include
Lodging Accommodations for two in the Garden Suite
Use of the Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens for our lodger's friends and family
for any five hour period during their stay.
Three advance hours provided prior to event for dressing, photos, set up, etc.
Lighted dance floor
Outdoor bar area
Outdoor lighting of torches and twinkle lights throughout the property.
Electrical hookup for music or iPod/Mobile devices. Charging station for all.
Five speaker sound system in patio/dance floor area
Two speaker sound system at ceremony site
Wireless microphone system
Fans, patio heaters and/or large fire pit with wood available for use.
Use of various amenities such as refrigeration/storage/golf cart/easels and more.
Coordinator for the day of your event is offered.
~~~Package includes engagement photo session for client.~~~
Maximum guest allowance is 150
10:30 is the latest end time.
Package pricing for 2024 ~$7500.00
~PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR ON THE RIGHT FOR AVAILABLE DATES~
The Lalumondiere has no rain contingency but
we do have options for you to consider.
OUR SEASON RUNS FROM
MAY TO MID OCTOBER
Email us now to arrange a site visit
The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens
Jeannie Lalumondiere - Owner
(Preferred contact method)
Please note that we are not available for baby/wedding showers or 'ceremony only' events.
The package listed above is our only offering. Thanks
If you’re looking for the perfect spot for your wedding day look no further. The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens is perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever stepped foot on. We married in October, which can be hit or miss but I had absolutely no qualms or reservations knowing someone like Jeannie was there to make sure my day was nothing short of perfect. The views alone were breathtaking. My guests would not stop gushing over how beautiful everything was from the river to the ceremony space , to the beautiful tress and the house itself. My dad even based his speech around the venue and how perfect it was. You won’t find a venue that is more accommodating to your vision and offers immense flexibility to make your vision a reality. Jim and Jeannie were as much apart of our big day as anything else. We planned everything ourselves and I couldn’t be more grateful to work with Jeannie who was ever patient and kind. These two were extremely helpful and easy to work with thus, providing the best experience I could ask for. If I could do it all again I would chose this place every time.
This is a wedding venue to remember. Jim and Jeannie have created such a one-of-a-kind, whimsical place at The Lalumondiere that my guests fell in love with it, as we did. From the unique treasures Jim has found to decorate the property with, to the beautiful motif Jeannie has used to decorate it, you really feel like you're somewhere else besides Missouri. The river as the back drop lends tranquility to the wedding ceremony & reception and is a beautiful back drop for pictures. Our wedding on 4/30/11 was amazing and we know The Lalumondiere played a huge part in that.