Kansas City Venue Guide

Hawthorne House

 Photo provided by Hawthorne House

Photo provided by Hawthorne House


We love Hawthorne House for so many reasons, but our favorite thing about this elegant estate venue is its cute chapel. If you book your wedding here, it's like having your own beautiful private property for you and your wedding guests for the day! The overall design is classic with details, such as a huge white wrap-around porch complete with rocking chairs. 

  • Capacity: Can accommodate a large guest count
  • Catering: In-House 
Hawthorne House is situated on eleven beautiful acres in historic Parkville, Missouri... As you drive up to the Manor House you have the feeling of leaving the city and entering a country estate... The gazebo is the perfect setting for early evening ceremonies... Our beautiful non-denominational chapel is nestled in the woods... boast[ing] six-foot high gothic windows... The estate’s original Manor House is 114 years old.. completely renovated with your wedding and reception needs in mind.
— Hawthorne House website

For more information on the Hawthorne House, check out their website at http://thehawthornehouse.com/.

- Nissa Aleman

The Pavilion Event Space

 Photograph by: Royal Photography LLC

Photograph by: Royal Photography LLC


Such a glam space! The copper ceilings paired with crystal chandeliers are breathtaking! For those who don't enjoy the bustle of downtown, The Pavilion is slightly removed from the heart of the city. They are a convenient event space that can service all your wedding needs. Brides and bridesmaids, their bridal suite makes getting ready super fun! There is a separate space to entertain your guests for a cocktail hour. They also have a brand new outdoor event space, to be called The Grove, to open in the Summer of 2017!

  • Capacity - The Grand Ballroom seats 330
  • Open Vendors!
Boasting over 10,000 square feet of freshly renovated event space, The Pavilion, is the most glamorous new venue in Eastern Jackson County! Showcasing antique bronze ceilings, 15 Swarovski crystal chandeliers, handscraped hickory hardwood floors, 40 foot archways trimmed in stone, a 112 foot long Grand Chandelier Aisle, and a central location near four major highways... What else could you ask for?
— The Pavilion Event Space website

For more information on The Pavilion Event Space, check out their website at http://www.pavilioneventspace.com/.

- Nissa Aleman

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 Photograph by : Solar Photographers

Photograph by : Solar Photographers


This is a dream venue - the exterior alone is breathtaking! And for the first time in 2017, the museum is allowing ceremonies on their expansive front lawn! We recommend hosting a cocktail reception in the Main Hall. The amazing art and architecture serves as a unique backdrop to your wedding photography.

  • Capacity - can accommodate a large guest count (rentals can accomodate 250 guests)
  • Catering - In-House
Entertian in the company of your friends, family, colleagues - and some of the world’s greatest art. This Kansas City cultural treasure becomes the showplace for your event, planned to perfection... The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a stunning choice for your special day. Striking architecture and impressive works of art from around the world create a unique and remarkable setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Dramatic and flexible spaces are transformed to reflect your style and vision, creating a memorable celebration.
— The Nelson-Atkins Museum website

Photographs (from left to right) by: BR Photography, John Christopher Photographs and Films, and Jana Marie Photography

For more information on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, check out their website at http://www.nelson-atkins.org/.

- Nissa Aleman

Union Station

 Sprint Festival Plaza. Photography by A Day to Adore

Sprint Festival Plaza. Photography by A Day to Adore


Union Station is a massive venue with various spaces to host your wedding. Everyone loves the Sprint Festival Plaza with its historic ballroom architecture. Principal Planner, Erika Piquant's favorite space is the Jarvis Hunt room for a quaint, intimate gathering.  It was formerly a men's smoking lounge, featuring classic decor elements of marble floors, wainscoting, and chandeliers.

  • Jarvis Hunt Room Capacity: 60 seated, 100 strolling
  • Sprint Festival Plaza Capacity: 1,500 seated, 2,000 strolling
  • Catering: In-House
Steeped with grandeur and rich in history, Sprint Festival Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site. Ideal for grand galas, the splendor and elegance of this venue lends in creating an occasion to remember. A cavernous space at 334 feet long and 86 feet wide, the room is beautifully detailed with marble wainscoting, terra cotta and massive plaster ceiling.
— Union Station website
 Jarvis Hunt Room. Photo provided by Union Station.

Jarvis Hunt Room. Photo provided by Union Station.

For more information on Union Station, check out their website at http://www.unionstation.org/.

- Nissa Aleman

The Gallery Event Space

 Photograph by Claire Ryser ( Visionaire Studios)

Photograph by Claire Ryser ( Visionaire Studios)


This venue is like a white box, a blank canvas, where we can create anything you dream for your wedding. It allows a high guest count, and a wide variety of amenities to customize your ideal event. A huge perk is the Kill Devil Club Cocktail Lounge located adjacent to The Gallery to host a fun cocktail hour. 

  • Capacity: 400 seated, 600 strolling
  • Catering: In-House
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, dramatic finishes, and an outdoor balcony. The Gallery is an elegant, urban venue ideal for corporate events, meetings, and wedding receptions set against the backdrop of the Kansas City Power & Light District... The Gallery offers 9,000 square feet of open, customizable space and a spacious balcony with breathtaking views of downtown’s skyline.
— The Gallery website

For more information on The Gallery, check out their website at http://www.thegalleryeventspace.com/.

- Nissa Aleman

Noah's... A Designer's Dream

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As a wedding planner, I absolutely love this space! Modern and sophisticated elegance, plus a great staff on hand is a planner's dream come true. Also, it provides a variety of spaces, such as both indoor and outdoor ares for entertaining. I will definitely be recommending this venue to my clients!

Noah's Launch Party Shot by Moontage Films

Here's what Noah's has to offer: 

"NOAH'S is a classically beautiful event venue that was built with you in mind. At NOAH'S, we understand that every couple has their own style, budget and vision for their wedding. NOAH'S provides all of the event essentials for your special day as well as the flexibility and tools to make the wedding of your dreams a reality. NOAH’S includes all of your essentials—tables, chairs, tablecloths, setup, take down—as well as many other included options that you can customize to fit your style. Choose from multiple colors of tablecloths and uplights for no extra cost, or utilize our patented movable ceiling technology that allows for decorations to be suspended in the Main Hall." - Noah's website

For more information, check out their website at http://www.noahseventvenue.com/Home.aspx

Photo Provided by Steve at Moontage Films