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The Ultimate List of Wedding Venues Kansas City | Wedding Photographer Kansas City

The Ultimate List of Wedding Venues in Kansas City

The Kansas City wedding scene is a vibrant space in every sense of the word. From chic, intimate venues perfect for private affairs, to elegant, opulent spaces crafted for larger nuptials, to classy, rustic barn venues, and everything in between, our cow town has it all. And if one thing is true about my craft, it is that I get a front row seat in just about every event venue you can imagine as a wedding photographer. Kansas City is host to a plethora of wedding venue locations, but when you are newly engaged and just getting started with planning your wedding, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

While there are a few lists floating around with some of the venues, I was hard pressed to find an exhaustive list with all the wedding venues in Kansas City which was not rife with advertisements or containing too much or too little information. In fact, the bottom line is that one simply did not exist!

So, I decided to put my expertise to work for us all and to make the list that we all needed: The Ultimate List of Kansas City Wedding Venues. To make this a little easier to skim, I’ve divided the wedding venues in the greater Kansas City area into five distinct regions: North, East, South, West and Downtown. (***Insider Tip: If you’re looking for a wedding venue in a specific area of Kansas City, skip on down to your desired region!) Under each region, you’ll find the best list of wedding venues in and around Kansas City, as well as the maximum capacity each venue holds, the address, website and phone number, accessibility, whether or not the facility allows you to choose your own vendors, and any other pertinent details that stand out to me.

Are you ready to dive in? Refill your coffee, grab a notepad and a pen (you’ll want to take notes!) and let’s do this!


Wedding Venues in Kansas City North (Excelsior Springs, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty)

1. The Montgomery

425 S. Thompson Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 783-3077

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Catering Kitchen, Game Room, Bridal Suite, Grand Staircase

2. Flander Hall

107 W. Broadway Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 309-9171

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes, on main floor

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Second floor of building for cocktail hour, Bridal Suite, Groom Room, tables, chairs, linens, set up and tear down

3. The Elms Resort & Spa

401 Regent Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 630-5500

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: Outdoor and indoor venue options, discounted room rates, cocktail hours and more, depending on package selection

4. The Inn on Crescent Lake

1261 Saint Louis Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 | (816) 630-6745

Capacity: 50

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: Full use of Inn and grounds, plus additional amenities depending on package selected]

5. Tobacco Barn Farm

18503 MO-33, Holt, MO 64048 | (816) 775-0518

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, but no outside alcohol

Features: Central air and heated bridal suite, kitchen and restrooms

6. Heritage Hall

117 West Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068 | (816) 935-7904

Capacity: 350

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Chandelier lighting and state of the art sound system, tables, chairs, linens (limited colors), all tear down and clean up

7. Restoration 1894

1 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068 | (816) 429-6488

Capacity: 275 Seated, 300 Cocktail Reception

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Exclusive alcohol vendor, prior approval required for caterer

Features: Bridal Suite, Groom Room, wi-fi, surround sound, wireless mic, A/V equipment available

8. Belvoir Winery & Inn

1325 Odd Fellows Road, Liberty, MO 64068 | (816) 200-1811

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes, main floor

Outside Vendors:

Features: Guest rooms, bridal suite available for wedding night

9. Wynbrick Mansion

1701 Wynbrick Drive, Liberty, MO 64068 | (816) 888-9654

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes, main floor

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: historic charm, exclusive use of house and grounds


10. Chapel on the Corner

Historic Liberty Square, Liberty, MO 64068 | (816) 399-4363

Capacity: 70 (seated, ceremony)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Event coordinator, florals, decor, and more

11. Shoal Creek Golf Club

8905 Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64157 | (816) 407-7242

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: manicured grounds, 11,000 square foot clubhouse and three distinct rooms

12. Staley Farms Golf Club

10310 N. Olive Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64155 | (816) 734-3839

Capacity: 150, but up to 220 with both rooms utilized

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: personal, on-site event coordinator, all-inclusive pricing

13. Executive Hills Polo Club

10018 NW Skyview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64154 | (816) 215-1118

Capacity: 250 indoor, unlimited outdoor

Accessible: Yes, main floor

Outside Vendors: Yes, with prior approval required for caterer

Features: Use of facility day before and after, Bridal Suite, Groom Suite, Chivari chairs, tables, linens (limited colors available), 7,000 square foot mansion, surrounded by 16 acres of rolling land

14. The Legacy at Green Hills

10243 N. Green Hills Road, Kansas City, MO 64154 | (816) 204-1629

Capacity: 250+ (Pavilion, open air)

Accessible: Yes, Pavilion

Outside Vendors: Yes, but require business license and insurance

Features: 38 stunning acres, full kitchen for caterer

15. Fresh Air Farm

9555 NW Highway N, Kansas City, MO 64153 | (816) 330-3344

Capacity: 125 seated upstairs in barn, 300 outdoors in tents

Accessible: Yes, outdoors and downstairs

Outside Vendors: Partial, food(except dessert) and alcohol exclusive to venue

Features: barn, Airstream trailer, vintage trucks, 4 acre lake

16. The First Creek Farm

11602 NW US Highway 169, Kansas City, MO 64165

Capacity: 175

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: full use of interior space, full use of exterior space (ceremony space, arbor, fire pit), flexible set up and tear down times

17. Mellon Acres

32384 Highway D, Lawson, MO 64062 | (816) 721-9808

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 30 acre premier wedding and event venue, offering unique outdoor settings, guest cottages and more

18. Backwoods Venue 222

11347 SE State Route DD, Gower, MO 64454 | (816) 248-3868

Capacity: 300

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony and Reception functionality, climate-controlled barn, tables, chairs, kitchen with freezer

19. Tiffany Greens Golf Club

5900 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64154 | (816) 880-9600

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features:

20. Red Barn Farm

16300 Wilkerson Road, Weston, MO 64098 | (816) 386-5437

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Open air barn, panoramic views, tables, chairs and indoor restrooms

21. Eventful at Locust Grove

25180 NW Country Road JJ, Weston, MO 64098 | (816) 210-0023

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: tobacco barn, acres of rolling land, garden, bridal suite and more

22. Eighteen Ninety

15640 State Route 92, Platte City, MO 64079 | (816) 584-1890

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: 1890 house as bridal suite, spacious Groom’s quarters, ceremony rehearsal

23. Laurel Brooke Farm

22520 NW Country Road M, Weston, MO 64098 | (816) 640-2525

Capacity: 160 Indoor, 200 Outdoor

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes, with liability insurance

Features: Use of vineyard and pecan grove, Bridal Suite, Groom’s Quarters

24. Alldredge Orchards Event Space

10455 N Highway, Platte City, MO 64079 | (816) 330-3448

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features:

25. The Journey Home

18993 65th Rd SE, Dearborn, MO 64439 | (816) 501-6350

Capacity: 225

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Caterer’s prep kitchen, moveable bar, three indoor bathrooms, option to rent house for overnight stay (23 guests)

26. Hawthorne House

6008 NW Bell Rd, Parkville, MO 64152 | (816) 384-3630

Capacity: 300+

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, tables, chairs, linens and glassware included

27. Black on Burlington

1327 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116 | (816) 581-4340

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, but must use venue bartenders and security

Features: Urban city feel with all the amenities, in-house catering available

28. The View at Briar Cliff

4000 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116 | (816) 841-2361

Capacity: 500

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features:

29. Royal Room at Briar Cliff

4131 N Mulberry Dr Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64116 | (816) 935-7904

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial, must use venue bartenders and contracted DJ

Features: Tables, chairs, all tear down and clean up

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Wedding Venues in East Kansas City (Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, Lee’s Summit)

30. The Edison

204 N. Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050 | (816) 726-7471

Capacity: 60 (ceremony), 45 (reception)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: contemporary space with high ceilings and modern finishes

31. The Delaware

125 S. Main Street, Independence, MO 64050 | (816) 787-6848

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: 16’ ceilings, patio and operable bay doors, furniture and linen service, open catering

32. The Exchange Event Space

113 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64050 | (816) 252-0344

Capacity: 200 (plated), 230 (seated buffet), 300 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: 20’ ceilings, exposed brick, finished hardwood floors, unique mezzanine level for additional space


33. The Pavilion Event Space

14831 E. US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136 | (816) 478-4848 |

Capacity: 330

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: State of the art sound system, 10 Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers, huge dance floor

34. The Cotillion Room & Garden

16816 E. US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055 | (816) 373-3456

Capacity: 210 (inside), 400 (garden)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: indoor and outdoor options, garden, cleanup

35. The Cotillion

1717 NW Burdett Crossing, Blue Springs, MO 64015 | (816) 228-0900

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: full use of space, event coordinator

36. Crestview Dairy Events

16499 E. 83rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64139 | (816) 209-7124

Capacity: 500

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: shuttle bus, Bridal Cottage, chairs, tables, wi-fi

37. Bliss Plaza Event Venue

1303 W. Main Street, Greenwood, MO 64034 | (816) 537-5771

Capacity: 150

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Pavilion, Bridal Suite, Groom Room

38. The Stanley

25 SE 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 | (916) 600-2065

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: premium linens, in house coordinator, up lighting

39. Unity Village Weddings

1901 NW Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO 64065 | (816) 347-5542

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: outdoor and indoor venue options, rose garden, on site catering and beverage available

40. The Pavilion at John Knox Village

520 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 | (816) 347-2999

Capacity: 700

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: Multiple venue choices, Pavilion, in-house catering

41. The Rhapsody Wedding and Reception Hall

2322 E R D Mize Road, Independence, MO 64057 | (816) 795-0777

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Wedding coordinator, wedding planner consultation, catering kitchen, set up and tear down, Bridal Cottage

42. The Pointe Event Space

1215-A NW 7 Highway, Blue Springs, MO 64014 | (816) 316-0919

Capacity: 260

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Bridal Suite, Groom Lounge, Patio

43. Mallinson Vineyard

3029 North River Boulevard, Sugar Creek, MO 64050 | (816) 896-5744

Capacity: 100 (seated), 150 (Barroom and Hall), 150 (Upper and Lower Patio with Barroom)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: Vineyard, patio, indoor and outdoor options

44. Arrowhead Yacht Club

396 Winnebago Drive, Greenwood, MO 64034 | (816) 537-6944

Capacity: 175 (seated in dining room), 225 (including outdoor seating)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial, food and beverage is venue exclusive

Features: Spacious arbor overlooking Lake Winnebago

45. Lone Summit Ranch

28701 E. Old US Highway 50, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 | (816) 697-2727

Capacity: 350

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: 10 acre lake, historic barn, Honeymoon Cottage available

46. Pine Dell Horse Farm

19909 E 175th Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 | (573) 569-5550

Capacity: 150

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Bridal Suite, Groom’s Lounge, yard games, bonfire pit, kids corral with ponies, outdoor bar with grill and smoker

47. White Pine Lodge at Fort Osage Farm

3022 N Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058 | (816)838-3707

Capacity: 150

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Bridal Suite, Groom’s Den, walnut finish round tables, catering kitchen

48. Lake Shore Plaza at Lake Lotawana

9613 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Lotawana, MO 64086 | (816) 774-2178

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Stone-lined staircase, water feature, rose garden

49. Big Iron Town

29608 E 179th Street A, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 | (816) 987-0577

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features:

50. Acquaint Gathering

512 Capelle Street, Grain Valley, MO 64029 | (816) 598-6001

Capacity: 130

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: setup, teardown, wisteria-covered pergola, Bridal Suite, Groom’s Quarters, original stained-glass windows

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Wedding Venues in South Kansas City (Belton, Grandview, Kansas City, Martin City, Overland Park, Peculiar)

51. 8th and Main Event Space

724 Main Street #2329, Grandview, MO 64030 | (913) 703-6073

Capacity: 180

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial, open catering

Features: Indoor and outdoor cozy spaces, outdoor urban fire pit, intimate Bridal Suite, cozy Groom’s Room

52. The Barn at River Bend

6002 E 239th Street, Peculiar, MO 64078 | (913) 703-6073

Capacity: 200

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial, open catering

Features: Handcrafted farm tables + benches + cross back chairs, climate-controlled barn, Bridal Loft, Groom’s Cabin, fire pit, outdoor bar

53. Longview Mansion

1200 SW Longview Park Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 | (816) 761-6669

Capacity: 270

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Grand staircase, elegant foyer, numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, 3 room Bridal Suite, 2 room Groom’s Quarters


54. Hillcrest Country Club

8200 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64132 | (816) 523-8601

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Event coordinator, set up and tear down, tables, chairs, linens, dedicated banquet staff, Bridal Suite, Groom’s Room, access to grounds for photos with complimentary golf carts

55. The New Yellow Rock Barn

8307 Westridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64138 | (816) 358-6690

Capacity: 200

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Full kitchen, outdoor space, PA system

56. Faulkner’s Ranch

10600 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64134 | (816) 761-5055

Capacity: 200 (Banquet Barn), 250 (Pavilion), 250+ (additional tenting required, not included)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Wild Western playground for little guests, authentic rustic decor, tranquil pond and lush scenery

57. The Martin Event Space

13440 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 | (816) 321-2789

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Chiavari chairs, tables, linens, table service, glassware, private garden patio with pergola, intimate bridal suite

58. The Overland Park Ballroom

12170 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66213 | (913) 815-6790

Capacity: 270

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Tables, chairs, linens, on-site day-of management, in house A/V equipment


59. Memorial Station

602 Maurer Parkway, Belton, MO 64012 | (816) 348-7400

Capacity: 275

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Eight retractable doors to provide open-air concept, fully furnished patio, indoor and outdoor space

60. Oakwood Golf Club

9800 Grandview Road, Kansas City, MO 64137 | (816) 761-5501

Capacity: 425

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Clean up, set up, in house catering available, in house bar, all inclusive packages, wireless internet, Bridal Suite


61. Alexander Majors Barn

8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114 | (816) 444-1858

Capacity: 175

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Loft, Alexander Majors house, outdoor furniture

62. Brookside Gardens

624 E 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110 | (816) 935-7904

Capacity: 225

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, but venue bartender required to serve

Features: Warm, rich wood paneling, wood dance floor, concrete bar, two retractable doors, outdoor deck with pergola and string lights

Wedding Venues in West Kansas City (Lawrence, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park)

63. The Mission Theatre

5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas 66202 | (913) 703-6073

Capacity: 250 (seated), 400 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial, open catering

Features: Personalized theatre marquee message, dedicated loft Bridal Suite, Groom’s Room

64. Vox Theatre

1405 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103 | (913) 730-6110

Capacity: 300

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Raised stage, full stereo system, 1000 square foot dance floor, 20’ ceilings, uninterrupted sight lines

65. Park Hall

711 Osage Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105 | (913) 963-9181

Capacity: 200

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Tables and chairs included

66. Thompson Barn

11184 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219 | (913) 477-7100

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Tables, chairs, technology and set up included

67. The Yellow Barn

11272 S Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66061 | (913) 314-0695

Capacity: 80 - 100 (indoor), additional outdoor

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features:

68. Union Horse Distillery

11740 W 86th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214 | (913) 492-3275

Capacity: 350

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial

Features: Three unique event spaces within one venue

69. Vintage House

7612 W 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 | (913) 963-2985

Capacity: 20 (indoor), 50 (outdoor)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Includes white dishes, stemware, glassware and serving dishes and utensils

70. The Venue in Leawood

4800 W 135th Street #108, Leawood, KS 66224 | (913) 681-8368

Capacity: 400 (both rooms), 300 (Plaza Room with dance floor), 350 (Plaza Room with bar), 100 (Parkway Room with bar)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: Tables, walnut Chiavari chairs, linens, in house catering available

71. Museum at Prairiefire

5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66224 | (913) 333-3500

Capacity: 300 (Great Hall, seated), 185 (Wetlands Terrace, seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: All-inclusive options, T-rex skeleton, stunning photo backdrops

72. Deer Creek Golf Club

7000 W 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66209 | (913) 681-3100

Capacity: 240 (Sunset Room)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: Indoor and outdoor spaces, manicured backdrops for photos

73. FontainebleAu Clubhouse

12701 Grandview Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 | (913) 593-5622

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features:

74. The Hangar

6 Aero Plaza, New Century, KS 66031 | (913) 732-8550

Capacity: 140

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Catering kitchen, Bridal Suite, option to add: vintage airplane rides, bartender, room flip, and more

75. KC Wine Co.

13875 S Gardner Road #1, Olathe, KS 66061 | (913) 484-6251

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features:

76. The Barn at Kill Creek Farm

9200 Kill Creek Road, De Soto, KS 66018 | (913) 535-4092

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Situated on 3 acres, surrounded by 30 scenic acre farmstead

77. Fire Stables

9100 Cedar Niles Road, Lenexa, KS 66227 | (913) 422-0550

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes, main building

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Use of grounds, mezzanine, Bridal Suite and Groom’s Quarters, stunning lake, rolling hills

78. Lake of the Forest Clubhouse

100 Lake of the Forest, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 | (913) 424-6062

Capacity: 214 (Ballroom), 60 (Dining Room)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Stunning lake views, ballroom, outdoor spaces

79. The Venue at Willow Creek

3150 N 91st Street, Kansas City, KS 66109 | (913) 568-9535

Capacity: 250

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Mahogany Chiavari chairs, handcrafted tables, indoor and outdoor spaces

80. White Schoolhouse

1510 N 3rd Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 | (785) 550-5365

Capacity: 64 (seated), 100 (cocktail)

Accessible: No

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Charming one room set up, tables, seating

81. Arterra Event Gallery

2161 Quail Creek Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047 | (785) 371-0990

Capacity: 200 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Fully furnished venue (inside and out), private parking, exclusive use of event gallery, lounge, VIP suite, patio and lawn, customizable photo gallery wall

82. Cider Gallery

810 Pennsylvania Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 | (785) 304-4005

Capacity: 220

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Exclusive use of first floor gallery and patio

83. Historic Taylor Barn

1827 E 1150 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049 | (785) 550-9332

Capacity: 125

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Use of historic home for wedding party, tables, chairs, linens (limited colors), fire pit, porch, terrace, barn

84. Abe & Jake’s Landing

8 E 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 | (785) 841-5855

Capacity: 500 (seated), 720 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, but all beverages are venue exclusive

Features: Bridal Suite, Groom’s Quarters, stunning river views

85. The Oread

1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044 | (785) 843-1200

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Indoor and outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions, including terrace and rooftop, as well as ballroom

86. The W Banquet Hall

704 Connecticut Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 | (785) 764-5343

Capacity: 275

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Open vendor policy, exposed original dark wood ceilings, stone front entrance

87. The Barn at Schwinn Produce Farm

17624 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth, KS 66048 | (417) 496-4841

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Caterer’s kitchen, Bridal House, parking attendants 1 hour prior to event start time

88. Kane Family Farm

17791 Chieftain Road, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 | (913) 558-6187

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 120 acre rural venue, two historic stone barns and house available, heated pool, gorgeous scenery

89. Brunswick Ballroom

427 E 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 | (785) 462-0110

Capacity: 215 (seated at round tables), 250 (seated at square tables)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Tables, chairs, full service antique bar, clean up service optional

90. Grand Street Event Space - Lenexa

8815 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS 66219 | (913) 601-3500

Capacity: 100

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Private, full service bar, linens (limited colors), state of the art A/V

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Wedding Venues in Downtown Kansas City

91. River Market Event Place

140 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106 | (816) 591-4346

Capacity: 150 (seated), 225 (cocktail, limited seating)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Glass overhead doors that open to a tree lit patio space, fully equipped kitchen for caterers, Bridal Lounge that overlooks space, wood-burning fireplace

92. Magnolia Venue & Urban Garden

601 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106 | (816) 876-1742

Capacity: 250

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 250 Black Chiavari chairs, tables, linens, white garden chairs for outdoor ceremonies, 4,000 square foot urban garden, 5,000 square foot indoor event space

93. Foundation Event Space

1221 Union Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101 | (816) 283-8990

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features:

94. Rumely Historic Event Space

1222 W 12th St Suite B, Kansas City, MO 64101 | (816) 842-4280

Capacity: 400 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, with $750 vendor fee each for caterer and bar if you do not use their services

Features: Original tin ceiling, wood floor, exposed columns, antique fixtures

95. The Grand Hall at Power & Light

1330 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105 | (816) 384-2284

Capacity: 350 (seated), 500 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial, $1,000 outside vendor fee for catering; in house bar service required

Features: Bridal and Groom Suites, Terrace access

96. The Gallery Event Space

61 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 | (816) 842-1045

Capacity: 400 (seated), 600 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Floor to ceiling windows that slide open to patio overlooking Power & Light District, 16 foot ceilings, designer hardwood floors, adjacent cocktail lounge

97. The Terrace on Grand

1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 527-0026

Capacity: 220

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, with additional fee

Features: 360 degree city skyline view, baby grand piano, state of the art lights and sound equipment

98. UNION

1721 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 281-5480

Capacity: 200 (seated), 200+ (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 24 hour rental, open vendor policy, exposed brick, historical building

99. The Abbott

1901 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 982-1014

Capacity: 500 (seated), 1,000 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: Includes Ballroom, Cocktail Lounge and Rooftop

100. The Harlow

1525 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 982-1014

Capacity: 200 (seated), 250 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: Original wood floor, beams, highlights, exposed brick with white, navy and gray elements

101. The Bardot

1616 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 982-1014

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: 5,300 square foot Ballroom, 5,300 square foot Lounge, 5,000 square foot rooftop terrace

102. The Urban Event

2001 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (913) 208-8000

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Historic Firestone building, rooftop terrace access, amazing city views

103. The Havana Room

103 West 19th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (913) 710-7214

Capacity: 160 (seated), 260 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Includes the Lounge, with option to add the Studio (2nd floor space with room for up to 145) for transitional cocktail hour or more intimate events

104. Cherry Hall

1720 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 214-8607

Capacity: 250 (seated), 450 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: In house chefs and bar service, indoor and outdoor space, historic downtown building with modern touches

105. The Truman

601 East Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64106 | (816) 205-8560

Capacity: 264 (seated), 420 (theater), 1200+ (standing)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes, with approval

Features: Large main hall, separate bar and lounge, open air patio, second story VIP area

106. Three Points Event Space

1511 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (913) 912-7506

Capacity: 100 (cocktail, indoor), 150 (cocktail, indoor/outdoor)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: Wrap around patio, custom bar, retractable glass wall, custom video wall, separate private dining area, built in outdoor fire pits

107. Town Pavilion

1111 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 | (816) 701-5038

Capacity: 300 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Separate space for cocktails, buffet and reception, private space for wedding party prior to ceremony or reception, cleaning staff, catering prep kitchen with refrigerator units

108. The Rockhill Event Space | the reserve

2000 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 585-7757

Capacity: 200

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Specialty Menu Providers Only, with approval; in house bar service required

Features: Two floors of open event space, full in house catering

109. The Myer Event Space

1701 McGee Street Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 499-1217

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features:

110. 1617 Event Space | Event Space at Nara

1617 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 221-0362

Capacity: 160 (seated), 200 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Hardwood floors, beams, exposed brick, city skyline views, free parking


111. The Guild

1621 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 471-8550

Capacity: 250 (seated), 300 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors:

Features: Open Ballroom, Lounge, Loft, private 5,000 square foot Urban Garden


112. The Vow Exchange

1701 McGee Street #800, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 399-4363

Capacity: 50 (seated, ceremony)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Includes candlelight and floral decor, event coordinator and more

113. The Bride and the Bauer

115 West 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 984-8533

Capacity: 220 (seated), 250 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes, but bar service required in house

Features: Vintage style event space with fully equipped Bride’s Room and Groom’s Room, stellar city views

114. The Everly Event Space

210 West 19th Terrace Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 585-1616

Capacity: 250 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 6,400 square foot ground level space, wood floors, exposed brick, 16’ ceilings, Bridal Suite, catering prep kitchen

115. On Broadway Rooftop Event Space

2101 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 560-5294

Capacity: 275 (seated, outdoor)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features: Modern, outdoor space with stunning city views

116. Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners

2500 W Pennway St, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 842-7244

Capacity: 350 (seated), 450 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: 8,000 square foot event space, complimentary florals for bathrooms, private space and bathrooms for bridal party, catering prep kitchen

117. The Station at 28 Event Space

2730 Mercier Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 283-8368

Capacity: 200 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Overnight suite, catering kitchen, sound system, transportation options

118. The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space

2730 Mercier Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 283-8368

Capacity: 350 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Overnight suite, catering kitchen, sound system, transportation options, unique Kansas City mural

119. Cellar 222

222 West 20th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (913) 522-4770

Capacity:

Accessible: No

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Bride’s Room/VIP Room, tables and chairs, live band/DJ stage, full use of Cellar and Loft levels

120. Uptown Theatre

3700 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 753-8665

Capacity:

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Various venue spaces available

121. The Loretto

1111 West 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 492-1933

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features:

122. El Torreon

3101 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109 | (816) 945-4148

Capacity: 250 (seated), 286 (cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes, with fee for outside caterer; in house bar service required

Features: Includes both the Ballroom and front event area, linens, catering prep kitchen, bridal party rooms, tables, chairs, wi-fi

123. The Masquerade Event Hall

3027 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 | (816) 960-6655

Capacity: 140 (seated), 239 (standing, cocktail)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Partial; require preferred caterers only

Features: Tables, chairs

124. The DeLeon Event Space

3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109 | (816) 377-3932

Capacity: 200 (seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes, with approval

Features: Outdoor green space, cleaning crew before and after event, tables, chairs, glass centerpieces available, private Bridal Suite, Bridesmaid dressing room, Groom Room

125. The Garment House

1000 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64105 | (816) 600-0707

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors:

Features:

126. Loose Mansion

101 E Armour Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 960-6501

Capacity:

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: No

Features: All-inclusive wedding coordination, staffing and in house catering, all set up and tear down, tables, chairs, linens, tableware, glassware, silverware and more

127. Madrid Theatre

3810 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 753-8880

Capacity: 500 (seated; 300 main floor, 200 balcony)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Partial; in house bar service required

Features: Private bridal dressing room, outdoor, lighted marquee, tables, chairs, beautiful indoor fountain, door staff, security

128. Pilgrim Chapel

3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 753-6719

Capacity: 72 (seated, ceremony)

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: N/A

Features: Best suited to intimate weddings with fewer than ten in wedding party

129. La Villa

4120 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111 |

Capacity: 170 (seated, ceremony only), 150 (seated, reception), 200 (cocktail)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Full, exclusive use of venue space on day of event, prep kitchen for catering

130. Grand Street Event Space - Plaza

4740 Grand Avenue Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64112 | (816) 560-7716

Capacity: 300 (Plaza Grand), 180 (Plaza West, seated), 100 (Plaza East, seated)

Accessible: Yes

Outside Vendors: No

Features: Panoramic Plaza views (Plaza Grand), state of the art A/V equipment, tables and chairs, linens available, in house catering and beverage

131. Simpson House

4509 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 | (816) 561-1167

Capacity: 150

Accessible:

Outside Vendors: Yes

Features: Indoor and outdoor space in an elegant, private estate near the Plaza, linens available for rent


WHEW! Was this helpful for you? (I sure hope so, because WOW, that was a lot of work!) Did I miss a venue that should be included? Is there any other information you’d like to see added to my “at a glance” snapshot of each venue? Tell me in the comments below and I’ll get it added, if possible!

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XO, and Happy Planning!

Merry


***Please note: the information provided in this article was gleaned from each venue’s website at the time of publishing. Please always check with your venue directly for occupancy, accessibility and current features.

***A note to Wedding Venues:

If your venue is not listed and you’d like your venue included in this list, contact me today! Additionally, if your venue is included, but there is a blank space where your capacity, accessibility, features or outside vendor information belongs, it is because that information was not readily accessible on your official website. Please contact me with the details and I would be happy to update this post!