By Rachel McCalla
Event Director at Third Degree Glass Factory
When it comes to planning a rehearsal dinner, the task traditionally falls to the groom. Sure, you could host a formal dinner at a fancy ballroom somewhere, but wouldn’t you rather treat your guests to something different and memorable? Here are a few ideas to spice up your rehearsal plans.
Wine & Dine
Embrace Experience
Get Creative
Head to the Farm
Get Outside
Make a Contribution
  • Anew Rooftop — Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Saint Louis Zoo — Nice event spaces and super fun for out-of-towners.
  • The .Zack — Support the Kranzberg Arts Foundation
Rachel McCalla is a 20-year veteran of event management and design. She has managed more than 400 events and 150 weddings. Rachel founded and ran a boutique event/wedding management company for eight years called Lucky You Productions that focused on sustainable event planning. For the past four years, Rachel has been the Director of Events at Third Degree Glass Factory. During that time, she has doubled Third Degree’s event business, going from roughly 70 to 160 events a year. Rachel has been recognized in local publications including Alive Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and the Ladue News. M