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No matter what type of party you're planning -- whether it's the company holiday party, corporate retreat, cocktail party, birthday dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, The Abbey makes a stunning backdrop for your event. The courtyard patio -- located between the Abbey building and the old Rectory -- boasts heirloom rose gardens, fountains, and an outside bar. It's the ideal way to incorporate the outdoors in your event.
Built in the 1850's, the building now known as the 9th Street Abbey has enjoyed a long varied past. Built as St. Paul's German Evangelical Church, the original congregation left in 1911. In 1924 part of St. John Nepomuk, located on Tucker & Lafayette Streets, occupied the building as Holy Trinity Slovak Church until 1986. Patty Long Catering, Inc. bought the building and converted into a special events venue in 1992.
1808 South 9TH Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Located at 112 Sidney Street, Beyond Broadway was formerly the site of the A.E. Schmidt billiards factory. This building dates back to 1847 and stands on the original banks of the Mississippi River. It offers a relaxed, warm, inviting space with a rustic ambiance. A grand stone fireplace sets off the main area of this charming venue, along with punched tin ceilings and a large built-in dance floor. A newly constructed patio allows seating and space for guests to stand and relax in an outdoor setting.
112 Sidney Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Located at 1808 South 9th Street in historic Soulard. Built in the 1850’s, the 9th Street Loft was a former classroom in the Abbey building. Celebrate your special event and enjoy an intimate evening atop our gorgeous 9th Street Abbey. This space offers a beautiful view overlooking our courtyard garden and patio. The exposed brick walls and cedar flooring create a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere ideal for any style. This versatile space guarantees an enchanting experience for any occasion.
1808 South 9TH Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
The wedding caterer you choose may be the most important decision you make in planning your wedding. Leave it to Patty Long Catering to help you secure the perfect setting for your expectations. Patty Long Catering can custom-create the event of your dreams at the following venues and more:
Joan Long started Patty Long Catering over 25 years ago. Her fun-loving and positive spirit paired with her natural gift for hospitality has made her vision for her company a reality. Joan has achieved awards most recently including St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s Top Women Business Owner 2011, 2012, 2013, ISES Icon Award 2011, and the Wish Upon a Wedding Shining Star Award 2010. Joan enjoys volunteering and serves on the boards at the YMCA, St. Peter and Paul, and Harris House. Joan enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, retreating to their farm in Houston, Missouri, working out at the YMCA, and enjoying the Soulard neighborhood whenever and however she can!
Jacqueline was a 2011 addition to the PLC team. A St. Louis native and diehard Cardinals baseball fan, she continues to reside in St. Louis with her high school sweetheart husband, son and two rescue dogs, Mabel and Titan. Her educational background focused on Early Childhood Education but her heart continued to bring her back to the hospitality industry. Jacqueline has spent 17 years in the field. That experience and passion has shaped her into an extraordinary General Manager. Jacqueline’s exceptional people skills and organization obsession along with a knack for teaching and inspiring others make her successful when overseeing all aspects of Patty Long Catering. She works hard to continue growing the business with the integrity that Joan started it with.
Julia joined the PLC team in 2009. She was born and raised in Belleville, Illinois, but now happily resides in St. Louis with husband and Boston Terriers. Her educational background, focused in Hospitality Management and Business Administration, paired with a creative mind and passion for great food make her a successful Catering Sales Manager. Julia books two of Patty Long Catering’s exclusive venues --the 9th Street Abbey & 9th Street Loft. She focuses on ensuring each client has a personal, customized, and unforgettable party.
Originally from Houston, TX, Giselle moved to St. Louis at a young age and later attended Truman State University where she majored in Public Communication. She got her start in the event industry working with one of the best wedding planners in town and later was fortunate enough to join the Patty Long Team as the Event Coordinator in October of 2012. Using her creativity and organizational skills, Giselle coordinates and executes all of 9th Street Abbey’s events throughout the year, helping clients’ visions come to life at the Abbey. She is gaining culinary knowledge on a daily basis and thoroughly enjoying working with such an incredible team.
Andrea was born and raised in Crystal City, MO but recently purchased and remodeled her new home in St. Louis City. Andrea started college as an athlete, studying pre-law. She later shifted her education and graduated with a double major in Marketing/Advertising and Business Communication. Andrea has experience in many different areas of the events industry -- from working in restaurants, and even a bridal boutique, before beginning her career with Patty Long Catering as the Off-Premise and Beyond Broadway Sales Manager in June 2011. Andrea is savvy to the city of St. Louis, with knowledge on the countless venues that she has worked with her clients at. Andrea thrives under pressure, loves solving problems, and overcoming challenges.
Dan has been part of the PLC team since 2000. He is a St. Louis native with over 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Owning and operating his own restaurant, Black-Tie Gourmet, for over 12 years contributed immensely to his expertise. Dan’s extensive knowledge of all things catering, together with his creative flair, deliver standing ovations from our guests.
Chef Beau enjoys living in south St. Louis with his wife, 6 year old son Beau Jr. and dog, Apollo. Beau attended culinary school in southern California and soon-after began his culinary journey working aboard Clipper Cruise Lines, where he thrived on the challenge of preparing cuisine for a wide array of palettes, given a limited amount of resources. Beau prides himself in developing unique and personal menus and concepts for various hotels and restaurants throughout the Midwest. When he isn’t cooking in the Patty Long Catering kitchen, Chef Beau enjoys reading and doing activities with his son. .