Kansas is a beautiful state filled with intricate architecture and an endless expanse of lush greenery and star-lit sky. The natural setting along with the many classy venues gives couples an endless number of places where they can tie the knot and celebrate their new life together. Many of the wedding and reception spaces naturally blend into their surroundings, allowing the bride and groom to say their vows under a breathtaking willow tree or in a stylishly renovated historical barn. Whether they decide to have their dream wedding at the award-winning Cedar Crest Lodge or in Kelly Daniels’ very own private garden, Kansas has a romantic spot just right for “I do’s.”
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The Bellwether Barn may very well be one of the most picturesque wedding venues in all of Kansas. The barn is owned by the Griffith family, who decided to act on the idea when their daughters jokingly asked their parents to build a barn as a venue for their eventual weddings. Built to meet all the demands of a modern-day wedding, Bellwether Barn also offers a more rustic, traditional atmosphere that captures the beauty of its surroundings. Couples will love the 3,600-square-foot space that sits amidst rolling green hills and an endless expanse of Kansas sky. The outdoor bar, lovingly called the Grain Bin, brings the entire barn-themed wedding together perfectly.
10879 KS-95, Scott City, KS 67871, Phone: 620-874-1363
2.Ball Conference Center
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The Ball Conference Center is a locally owned, multipurpose venue and event space that is perfect for couples who want to personalize their environment for their special day. The luxurious yet affordable venue can be found in Olathe and is one of the largest settings in the Kansas City metro area, with a hall that can seat up to 434 guests. Combining exceptional customer care with flexibility, couples will enjoy planning their wedding knowing that their special day will come together seamlessly. There are many pre-made wedding packages to choose from, or couples can custom-design a package to suit their needs, whether it be shuttle services for their guests in nearby hotels or high-tech audiovisual technology.
21350 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061, Phone: 913-322-4980
3.Cedar Crest Lodge
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The Cedar Crest Lodge is an award-winning B&B inn that sits on over 100 acres of tranquil surroundings comprising serene ponds, beautiful rolling hills, and stunning flora. They have over 15 years of experience in hosting magical Kansas-style country weddings, no matter whether couples want to host their special event indoors or outdoors. The rustic, elegant retreat has everything necessary for a wedding venue, including comfort, spaciousness, and magnificent views. The full-service facility also offers space for rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches, spa services, and everything else necessary to tailor the perfect day according to the bride and groom’s needs and budget.
25939 E 1000th Rd, Pleasanton, KS 66075, Phone: 913-352-6533
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Chrisman Manor is a beautiful event space that takes brides, grooms, and their guests on a memorable countryside journey that no one will forget. The venue is a 4,800-square-foot barn that sits on over 160 acres of rolling fields of Chrisman Farm. The spacious barn has been split into a gorgeous chic ballroom and a rustic chapel, allowing couples to merge both the wedding and reception in one stunning location. Couples can also choose to have their ceremony or reception in one of the many beautiful outdoor locations on the land, such as the space overlooking the pond, all of which can be converted to their specific needs.
13925 54th St, Oskaloosa, KS 66066, Phone: 785-550-7039
5.Circle S Ranch & Country Inn
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The Circle S Ranch and Country Inn has everything necessary to create the most gorgeous wedding, whether it be for a modest crowd or a substantial one. For over 20 years, the ranch has given couples the magical start to their wedding that all fairytales need. Sitting on 600 acres of rolling hills and enchanted natural settings, there are many sites for a beautiful outdoor ceremony or reception. Couples can also choose to host their wedding in the 3,000-square-foot “Party Barn,” which combines elegance with a vintage feel. Rest assured that the wedding coordinators and staff at Circle S Ranch will put together the wedding of your dreams, no matter what they comprise.
3325 Circle S Ln, Lawrence, KS 66044, Phone: 785-843-4124
6.Deer Creek Golf Club
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Considered Kansas City’s premier wedding destination, the Deer Creek Golf Club has four venue spaces and a number of outdoor sites to choose from. Venues include the Sunset Room, the Seasons Room, the Lakeview Room, or Mulligan’s Grill, and can hold anywhere from 40 guests to 240 guests. Every wedding includes an experienced event coordinator who will assist with event planning to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. Other perks include professional on-site catering, a dedicated banquet captain, and uniformed servers for the picture-perfect wedding. Based on what the couple needs, venues could include a dance floor, covered veranda, bar service, and panoramic views of the golf course and other surroundings.
7000 W 133rd St, Overland Park, KS 66209, Phone: 913-681-3100
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Dunn’s Landing is a historic wedding location that has hosted some of the most beautiful and most memorable weddings over the years. Owned and managed by Robin Dunn, Dunn’s Landing offers two venues for the perfect country setting. Couples can choose to say their “I do’s” on an island in the middle of a gorgeous lake surrounded by green pastures or in a lush orchard overlooking an expanse of Kansas greenery. Afterwards, the newly married couple and their guests can head to the restored Dunn’s Barn for a reception filled with joy and merriment under Kansas’ beautiful starry sky.
4553 Ohio Rd, Wellsville, KS 66092, Phone: 785-418-9957
8.Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
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Whether couples want to have their wedding ceremony under the stunning willow tree or in the buffalo grass meadow surrounded by wildflowers, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains has it all. The texture and colors of the surroundings changes with each season, yet each is such a beautiful option to say, “I do.” Afterwards, the entire wedding party and guests can head to the Prairie Pavilion or the visitors center for a reception space that can hold anywhere from 100 to 250 people. The staff is more than happy to add all the little touches needed to make a dream wedding come true at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.
177 W Hickory St, Hesston, KS 67062, Phone: 620-327-8127
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Located in the Bricks Downtown Hays, Fox Pavilion LLC is one of the most favored venues for custom weddings in Kansas. The beautifully renovated historic theater has all the facilities necessary for a memorable wedding as well as some unique features that couples can play into their big day such as a stage, main floor, upper balcony, and VIP lounge. Amenities and services for weddings at the Fox Pavilion include a state-of-the-art sound system, tables and chairs, projector/ big screen, catering kitchen, and a full bar along with a designated bar area for guests to relax in.
1202 Main Street, Hays, KS 67601, Phone: 913-269-1404
10.Life's Finer Moments
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Life’s Finer Moments offers a spacious event lodge for weddings and receptions as well as rental cabins that can be added for guest use or pre/post event wedding stays for the couple. The beautiful event lodge comprises a 45’ x 50’ space fitted with a wood burning fireplace, coffee bar, extra-large kitchen, and wedding add-ons such as a projector and screen or a media bar. The rustic yet classy lodge is situated in one of the most scenic locations in the Midwest and is perfect for indoor or outdoor weddings and receptions any time of the year.
1285 16th Rd, Clay Center, KS 67432, Phone: 785-447-1678
11.NOAH'S Event Venue
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With a gorgeous line of trees on one side and multiple small lakes on the other, the wedding couple will be able to say their “I do’s” overlooking a stunning Kansas landscape. The secluded venue is one of the most picturesque locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose to have their first dance in the beautiful ballroom or exchange their vows on the expansive outdoor patio. Amenities and services included with every wedding are tables and chairs placed in whatever layout is chosen, specialty linens in over 75 different fabrics and colors, audiovisual equipment, and accent lighting to completely transform the space to make each wedding special.
1550 N Lindberg Cir, Wichita, KS 67206, Phone: 316-708-7688
12.Petroleum Club of Wichita
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Located at the top of one of Wichita’s most iconic buildings, the Ruffin Building, the Petroleum Club of Wichita is a spectacular wedding space fitted with wood-beamed ceilings, hand-plastered walls, and skylights that pull in the natural light of their surroundings. Visitors can celebrate their nuptials with the Kansas sky and stunning cityscape around them. Couples can rest easy as the Petroleum Club’s expert event management team put together the perfect wedding reception with customer-focused, value-added efficiencies that tie everything together. From little things such as greeting guests at the door and keeping tables cleared to ensuring the professional DJ/ MC has everyone having the time of their life, the Petroleum Club of Wichita offers it all.
100 North Broadway, Suite 900, Wichita, KS 67202, Phone: 316-262-6471
13.Simply Unique Events
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Simply Unique is known to make every event simply perfect for their clientele. The event space lies in the heart of Shawnee Mission and houses a team that focuses on the needs and wants of unique couples to make their dream wedding come true. There are wedding packages to choose from, or couples can custom-make their own. The in-house caterer is raved about and includes professional wait staff, silverware, glassware, china, and non-alcoholic drinks. There are also many partners that Simply Unique teams up with, including DJs, photographers, decorators, and much more. The beautiful and cozy venue will bring any wedding theme to life.
13030 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS 66216, Phone: 913-631-7558
14.The Bowery Kansas City
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Offering a beautiful reception and wedding space, The Bowery is one of the best loved venues for couples looking to marry in the Kansas City area. Perfect for rustic outdoor or glamorous indoor weddings and receptions, The Bowery offers a spacious bridal loft and the ability to customize the venue to perfection with on-site florists and decorators. The fairytale-like setting is naturally stunning and is surrounded by whimsical forests and breathtaking lakes. It can accommodate up to 300 guests, so no party is too small or too large for the much-sought venue.
20559 S Lone Elm Road, Spring Hill, KS 66216, Phone: 913-515-9594
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Wichita’s premier wedding venue, The Hudson is perfectly suited for wedding receptions of all sizes and styles. The timeless venue was built in the 1950s and offers a truly unique experience combined with unmatched customer service and elegant design. The happy couple is sure to have the most unforgettable experience of their life at The Hudson, which not only offers their classic style venue, but also Urban Gardens, a unique and stunning outdoor space. Everything, from catering and bar service to decor and photographers, is on hand so that couples don’t have to worry about anything but the rest of their lives.
508 S Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202, Phone: 316-512-5822
16.The Kelly Gallery
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The Kelly Gallery is owned and managed by artist Kelly Daniels, who has been creating unique pieces of art for her clients for over 25 years. The Kelly Gallery in downtown Kansas City is not only her private gallery, it also houses a portrait studio, carriage house, and event venue that has become popular for hosting breathtaking weddings and receptions. The Kelly Gallery Gardens has been featured in various magazines over the years and comprise the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. Couples can choose from many locations to say their “I do’s” such as under the large willow tree, beside the intimate lake, or on the curved stone bridge.
17315 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66085, Phone: 913-897-7340
17.The Mission Theatre
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The Mission Theatre offers the perfect space for couples celebrating their big day. The setting is beautiful and functional and makes for a memorable event any time of the year. Brides, grooms, and their wedding parties can get ready in the theater’s dedicated his-and-hers suites, while the experienced staff takes care of everything from tables and lighting to place settings and entertainment. Amenities include open catering, a large double-sided bar, mahogany chairs and tables, a personalized theater marquee message, and over 3,500 square feet of space that can seat 250 people or accommodate up to 400 people in a cocktail-style event.
5909 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202, Phone: 913-703-6073
18.The Oread Hotel
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The Oread Hotel is a renowned hotel and event venue in Lawrence, Kansas. Their dedicated wedding team has years of experience to ensure that every moment of a couple’s special day commences on time and to perfection. Couples can choose from one of the many banquet rooms or outdoor terraces to host their dream wedding, depending on the number of guests and the room size needed. The talented banquet chefs are there to put together the perfect menu, which couples can taste prior to the big day. The team can even assist couples with planning rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and send-off bridal brunches so that everything is taken care of, down to the very last detail.
1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044, Phone: 785-843-1200
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What better place to have a beautiful Kansas-style wedding then at the ABODE Venue, which was voted “The Best Banquet Facility” by The Wichita Eagle. Newly engaged couples might find planning every detail of a wedding a little overwhelming, but the experienced professionals at ABODE can guide them to their perfect day. The sophisticated wedding venue has an exquisite atmosphere, from soaring white ceilings to stained concrete floors. Some of the great perks offered, other than the spacious event space, which seats up to 300 guests, include open catering so that people can pick their own caterer and create a menu of their choice to complete their perfect day.
1330 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, Phone: 316-267-1330
20.The Venue at Willow Creek
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Nature meets elegance at The Venue at Willow Creek. The enchanting venue has been making wedding dreams come true and astounding brides, grooms, and their guests since 2015. Willow Creek is surrounded by 10 acres of tree-lined ridges and serene meadow views that offer a magnificent backdrop for weddings and receptions. The team at The Venue at Willow Creek stands by the couple every step of the way, and from coordinating with vendors and customizing floor plans to managing the set up and tearing down everything once it’s done, the team will handle every detail.
3150 N 91st St, Kansas City, KS 66109, Phone: 913-568-9535
21.The Venue in Leawood
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One of Kansas City’s newest event spaces, The Venue in Leawood is 11,000 square feet of class and elegance. There are two rooms to choose from, the Plaza Ballroom and the Parkway Ballroom, which can seat up to 350 guests, and the venue offers open catering so that couples can serve whatever they’d like from the venue’s fully equipped kitchen. The room rate often includes table, Chivari chairs, and linen; other amenities include a bridal suite to get ready in, audiovisual equipment, and security guards if necessary. On-site catering as well as several pre-approved vendors are available to choose from for catering, photography, decor, and much more.
4800 W 135th St #108, Leawood, KS 66224, Phone: 913-681-8368
22.The Wareham Opera House
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Located in the historic downtown, The Wareham Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the area and is renowned for hosting elegant, classy weddings throughout the year. The stylish venue comprises an historical charm that isn’t found anywhere else and offers amenities such as tables and chairs, customizable lighted marquee, linen rental, and a flexible space that includes a full-stage projection screen. Couples are free to choose from their own vendors for catering, photography, decor, and every other aspect of the wedding so that their dream day is truly their own.
410 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502, Phone: 785-320-7989
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Thompson Barn was once just that, a barn on the historic Lackman-Thompson Estate, which is listed on the Register for Historic Kansas Places. Fully renovated, it has now been transformed into one of the most popular wedding and reception venues in Johnson County. Unique aspects other than its architecture include the beautifully redone main hall, which is fitted with rustic accents and is accessible via a gorgeous grand staircase. The space can accommodate up to 200 people depending on the set up, and the team there is flexible and willing to work with couples so that everything is perfect and the event goes off smoothly.
11184 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219, Phone: 913-477-7100
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The award-winning Town Square event venue has been recognized as the Couple’s Choice by Wedding Wire and listed on the “Best of Weddings” by The Knot. Having hosted countless weddings and receptions, the Town Square team has become an expert at putting together fabulous events. The historical feel of the gorgeous hardwood floors, tin stamped ceiling, and exposed brick walls all come together to create a stunning scene for the big day. There are two spaces to choose from and convert into the space of your dreams with the perfect table setting, decorations, flowers, and all the other details that need to be just right.
15 W Wea St, Paola, KS 66071, Phone: 913-827-2005
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Venue 3130 is often a popular choice for a wedding reception because of its expansive open floor plan that allows couples to go wild with imagination when putting together their dream wedding. The 9,000 square feet of space can host up to 350 guests and can even be limited to host smaller parties. The endless possibilities for placing the stage, dance floor, and lighting really lets couples make the room their own so that their wedding is a unique, memorable experience for them and their guests. Amenities include up-lighting, accent lights, main chandelier, stage backdrop, event staff, catering kitchen, a bridal suite, and a groom’s room.
3130 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67203, Phone: 316-942-3130
25 Best Wedding Venues in Kansas
- Bellwether Barn, Photo: Courtesy of Phase4Photography - Fotolia.com
- Ball Conference Center, Photo: Courtesy of Cristina Annibali - Fotolia.com
- Cedar Crest Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of Denys - Fotolia.com
- Chrisman Manor, Photo: Courtesy of Magryt - Fotolia.com
- Circle S Ranch & Country Inn, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- Deer Creek Golf Club, Photo: Courtesy of Justina Lyn - Fotolia.com
- Dunn's Landing, Photo: Courtesy of Jordan - Fotolia.com
- Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Photo: Courtesy of fotofrol - Fotolia.com
- Fox Pavilion, Photo: Courtesy of JGSS - Fotolia.com
- Life's Finer Moments, Photo: Courtesy of malkovkosta - Fotolia.com
- NOAH'S Event Venue, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- Petroleum Club of Wichita, Photo: Courtesy of guidenuk - Fotolia.com
- Simply Unique Events, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_iefremov - Fotolia.com
- The Bowery Kansas City, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_iefremov - Fotolia.com
- The Hudson, Photo: Courtesy of bilanol - Fotolia.com
- The Kelly Gallery, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- The Mission Theatre, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_iefremov - Fotolia.com
- The Oread Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of Nestyda - Fotolia.com
- ABODE Venue, Photo: Courtesy of andriychuk - Fotolia.com
- The Venue at Willow Creek, Photo: Courtesy of ruslan_iefremov - Fotolia.com
- The Venue in Leawood, Photo: Courtesy of prostooleh - Fotolia.com
- The Wareham Opera House, Photo: Courtesy of alexkich - Fotolia.com
- Thompson Barn, Photo: Courtesy of MyArtisticView - Fotolia.com
- Town Square, Photo: Courtesy of saikorn - Fotolia.com
- Venue 3130, Photo: Courtesy of CL-Medien - Fotolia.com
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