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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.
Maximum Seated Capacity 210
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.
Maximum Seated Capacity 325
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.
Maximum Seated Capacity 60
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 her company with Deborah Patty over 25 years ago. Her fun loving and positive spirit paired with a natural gift for hospitality has made her vision for the company become a reality. Joan has received awards from St. Louis Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Women of the Year, Small Business monthly Top Women Business Owners, Ises Icon Award, Wish Upon a Wedding Shining Star Award, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Hospitality Hero Award. Joan enjoys a good party and serves on boards of the Y, Peter and Paul Community Services, Harris House and Le’Cole Culinaire. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and kids retreating to their farm in Houston, Mo. You can also find her working out at the Y, hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, gardening and enjoying her Soulard neighborhood and St. Louis whenever and however she can.
Jackie 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 and two children. Her educational background focused on Early Childhood Education but her heart continued to bring her back to the hospitality industry. Jackie has spent 19 years in the field. That experience and passion has shaped her into an extraordinary General Manager. Jackie’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.
Darla joined the PLC team in May of 2014. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia where she studied Hospitality Management, focusing in Event and Country Club management. After working as an Event Planning Assistant and a Food and Beverage Supervisor, coming to Patty Long Catering seemed like it would be the perfect fit. Darla coordinates all of the Beyond Broadway and off-premise events, helping the client finalize all of the catering selections and décor details. She loves working with each new and different client, and most of all seeing them enjoy their well-executed event.
Maura, a St. Louis native, joined Patty Long Catering in February 2015. She attended Southeast Missouri State University where she earned her degree in Hospitality Management in 2011. Maura has worked in the restaurant, hotel and gaming industries, giving her extensive marketing, promotions and management experience. Her dedication and experience makes her a perfect event manager, and a wonderful part of the Patty Long team.
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.
Andrew has been in the industry since the age of fourteen. He started out as a dishwasher at a fine dining restaurant in Edwardsville IL. From that point forward he knew that this was the industry for him. From there he has worked throughout the St. Louis region, along with some in Arizona. While in Arizona he completed his culinary education with Le Cordon Blue in Scottsdale Arizona. He is very well versed in many different cuisines and has dabbled in just about every kind of cooking imaginable. While attending culinary school he trained with an award winning sushi chef in Arizona and became rather well versed in Japanese cuisine. After culinary school he has gone on to help open some of the best kitchens across the river. He had a hand in opening up Peel Wood Fired Pizza and Cleveland and Heath restaurants in Edwardsville IL, two of the fastest growing in the metro east. What free time Andrew gets he spends enjoying the company of his girlfriend and his German Shepard Mick. When he isn’t at work in a kitchen he is probably watching a cardinals game or just hanging out around the house relaxing.
business hours: M-F 9:00a-5:00p or by Appointment
Patty Long Catering
1804 South 9th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104