About Us

The Cedars are proud to announce another year we’ve been added to the Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Awards. That’s the last the 3 years running.

Weddings, Wedding Venues2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More


Weddings, Wedding VenuesCedars Banquet Center, Best Wedding Venues in St. Louis - 2012 Bride's Choice Award Winner


Weddings, Wedding VenuesCedars Banquet Center, Best Wedding Venues in St. Louis - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner


The Cedars banquet hall was always intended to be more than just a big space for weekly meetings or for receptions. The dream for the Cedars was that it would become a place where people could gather and experience the warm, Middle Eastern-flavored hospitality of St. Raymond’s Maronite Catholic Church.

Before the development boom of the mid to late 1990’s continuing even today, there were not many welcoming places where residents and employees could relax and enjoy each other’s company. For many years, the old St. Raymond’s Hall provided a place for social events and famous Middle Eastern Cuisine.

Our famous Wednesday lunches sponsored by the St. Raymond’s Ladies Society at the current Cedars facility that has been bringing people together in downtown St. Louis every Wednesday afternoon for great Lebanese food and fellowship since 1979. As you browse through the pages on this Web site, know that we are committed to hosting your event or social occasion with the same well-known welcoming hospitality and service that has been the foundation of the Cedar’s success for 30 years.


Bishop Robert J. Shaheen