Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center

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Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center Exterior

Available for Booking Spring 2023

The Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center is highly valued for its historical significance as the home of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the YWCA, which served African-American women and girls during the time of segregation, prior to the merger with the St. Louis branch.

At this time, the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center is undergoing an extensive renovation and will reopen for rental and community use in April, 2023.

  • Host up to 200 guests in main event space
  • All-new A/V and tech package
  • Catering kitchen
  • Accessible
  • Private, off-street parking

For more information or to reserve your date, contact:

Rita Frazier, Director of Sales

Welcome to St. Louis’ newest premier event venue!

The Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center is conveniently located just minutes away from the heart of Midtown in the up-and-coming Locust Business District, and blocks from the new St. Louis CITY SC stadium, Union Station and the Gateway Arch.

The Phyllis Wheatley branch of the YWCA was formed in 1911 to serve African-American women and girls. Our facility on Locust is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the City of St. Louis. We are thrilled to share more about our unique cultural significance in our city and the nation with our community.

We have just completed an extensive renovation of the Heritage Center, and are proud to offer a stunning location where you can celebrate significant and momentous occasions. Our mission is to offer everything you need to create a beautiful environment and an event to remember. From legacy events, fundraiser galas, weddings, concerts and receptions, to community engagements, we offer the canvas on which your vision will come to life. The hallmark of our venue is a strong sense of place, and our hospitality team will expertly guide you and help you create your unforgettable event.

Finally, as an important part of YWCA Metro St. Louis, your patronage will help support our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in our region. Read more about our services here.

2711 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103