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The BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn is a mansion wedding venue located on Millionaire’s Row in historic Alton, Illinois. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO, The BEALL MANSION is committed to providing couples a fairy-tale wedding day to remember.


Built as a wedding gift by railroad baron Z.B. Job for his son and bride, Mary Drummond, the heiress to the Drummond Tobacco fortune, the venue is a beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century mansion boasting wedding & reception space, boutique lodging, dedicated event planners, and catering.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue provides outdoor and indoor spaces for weddings and reception of 2 to 100.

Outdoor event space may include a white wedding tent on the back lawn and will accommodate up to 100 seated guests.

Indoor wedding seating will accommodate up to 50 seated guests with standing room for the balance. The BEALL MANSION features 12 foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, period antiques, and marble and bronze statuarythat showcase the property's rich and historic past.

One guest room is included with additional guest rooms are available for the wedding party to get ready for the big day.

There is bountiful free street parking and free limited off street parking.

Services Offered

The facility offers couples packages to choose their perfect wedding setup, and also gives additional options and upgrades, ensuring the couple's every need is met. Additional services include in room massage and spa, music, transportation, cake cutting, ushers, custom decorating, and event rentals including:

  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • China
  • Chocolate buffet
  • Dance floor
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Tents and tent accessories


Reception food options include:

  • banquet (sit down) buffet or plated dining
  • fine hors d’oeuvres
  • fromage hors d’oeuvres
  • cake and coffee

The BEALL MANSION provides a beautifully decorated cake or couples may bring in their own.

The BEALL also offers full bar service from a liquor licensed vendor. Wine, beer, and liquor are available from a cash, limited, or open bar.


The "Honeymoon Suite" is provided for the wedding couple with all wedding packages, Overnight accommodations are also available for the rest of the wedding party and guests.

Every guest room features:

  • triple sheeted feathered bed (feather top removable)
  • hardwood floors and Oriental rugs
  • private baithroom with Italian marble floor
  • whirlpool for two or clawfoot tub
  • fireplace with carved mantle and gas logs (luxury rooms only)
  • free Wi-Fi
  • its own unique view of the grounds, gardens, and surrounding mansions.
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Married on 10/03/2009

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We were married at Beall Mansion on oct. 3, 2009! My husband and I had the time of our life there. Everything was beautiful and the service seemed flawless! All of our guests were shocked at how ... Read more gorgeous and intimate the wedding was. We got comments about it all day long. Our overnight stays there felt right at home. It was so relaxing. The owners and their helpers were so considerate and just generally great people. I couldnt recommend this place enough, whether it was for a wedding, a reception, or a couple nights stay there. I couldnt imagine anything going better than it did. Thanks again to the Beall Mansion. We will be back soon. --- Newlyweds, Lawrence and Rachel Howard


Married on 03/25/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I've stayed at Palaces in Italy that don't compare to this place! Jim & Sandi are amazing. Perfect attention to every single detail. I'm so glad we chose to get married at the Beall! Our wedding date ... Read more was 03/25/17 and we plan to go back soon for our anniversary that we've already scheduled. In scheduling our anniversary return trip Jim made sure to ask about every detail - even scheduled our massages! Thanks so much Jim & Sandi!


Married on 09/04/2015

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

If you are looking for a smaller, elegant venue then this is the place for you! The owner, Jim, and his wife, Sandy, were extremely welcoming and warm people. Jim was very helpful and patient with us ... Read more during the planning process for our wedding. This was by far our best experience at a bed and breakfast. The breakfast in bed upgrade was well worth the money and I suggest that anyone staying at The Beall should try it! They were also very accommodating of last minute changes that occurred. The food that The Beall had catered for our reception was amazing! My only suggestion, if you are planning on having your ceremony at The Beall is that you contract your own officiate. The officiate provided by The Beall, Rev. Mike Paddock, performed the wrong ceremony at our wedding (he did a catholic version and we are not catholic). This was disappointing, considering that two months prior to our wedding, we traveled over four hours so that we could meet with the officiate and choose the version we wanted. This was mistake had absolutely nothing to do with The Beall, however, and they were very apologetic even though it was not their fault. Jim and Sandy, I believe have since put new protocols in place to prevent this from happening again. Even with this mistake, the whole day was magical and was everything we wanted. We will be back soon to stay at The Beall and experience more of the town of Alton.

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