Kansas City, Missouri is bustling with growth. It seems you can’t throw a rock without hitting a renovated historical landmark, repurposed as a hot new restaurant, trendy bar, or vintage shop. Couples looking to tie the knot in Kansas City have no shortage of choices from swanky downtown high rises and minimalist repurposed warehouses to Victorian mansions and country estates. There is a ‘just right’ venue to fit every couple’s style and budget. Architecture, modern design, vision, and connection to the past bring you this city’s Top 25 wedding venues.
1.Berg Event Space
© Berg Event Space
Located in the Crossroads Art District, the Berg building is a carefully restored memento of the early 20th century that is both refined and rustic. Original wood flooring, exposed beams, and brick facades add timeless beauty to modern day matrimony. The event space is just one of three locations procured by Abbott Events, an enterprise that is both in vogue and heart centered. At the Berg, up to 200 guests can enjoy a lavish sit-down dinner inside, while the outdoor courtyard warmly accommodates up to 130 of the couple’s closest friends and family. For those who want to ditch the formality, a lively wedding soiree hosts 250 guests comfortably.
1525 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
2.Black on Burlington
© Black on Burlington
Black on Burlington, a namesake of its design feel and location, is the perfect venue for the minimalist couple. A no fuss, no frills interior of brick and concrete creates an urban industrial feel. Housed in the Cable Building Warehouse, this unembellished space has ample room to host up to 300 guests and includes a large outdoor deck adjacent to the main ballroom. Parking is also provided for wedding guests. The bride and groom can simplify the wedding to-do list, by taking advantage of Black on Burlington’s all-inclusive event features. Guests can imbibe at the full-service bar, and savor dishes cooked in-house. Or, couples can feel free to hire their own vendors to utilize the spacious kitchen prep area.
1327 Burlington St. Kansas City, MO 64116
Romantic, warm, and rustic best describe the feel of this old-world wedding venue. The Cellar 22 event space offers a taste of Tuscany with its hand-cut travertine flooring, European brick hearth, exposed beams, and wood and leather seating. A cozy floor plan makes this venue the perfect choice for couples who desire an intimate wedding experience, while at the same time boasting 6,000 square feet of entertainment space between loft and cellar. On her special day, the bride will enjoy the comfort of a private suite, just before descending the staircase towards her groom. A fairytale location, Cellar 22 furnishes a bar, sound system, and free parking.
222 W 20th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
© Drexel Hall
Founded in 1910, the aptly named Drexel Hall is both magnificent and elegant. A classic wedding venue located in Midtown, up to 500 attendees may enjoy a stately dinner reception in the grand hall, which boasts a theatre-sized stage, perfect for live entertainment. Private bride-and-groom suites add to prestige and comfort. No detail left unnoticed, other amenities include an open-air garden, two bars from which guests can sip a spirit, a full-size catering kitchen, complete access to audio-visual equipment, and free parking. Drexel Hall extends a warm welcome to outside vendors for a small fee, which offers couples freedom and flexibility in planning.
3301 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64111
5.El Torreon KC, Inc.
© El Torreon KC, Inc.
Regarded as a historical gem, El Torreon KC ballroom once booked musical icons such as BB King, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Zappa. The façade is covered in original red brick, while the interior reveals a modern concept. Renovations to the 8,000 square foot space include soft white walls, expansive archways, and plenty of natural light. Vintage elements, such as a large glowing chandelier, are delicately positioned throughout. A small and large stage provide options for live entertainment, while the overall layout accommodates up to 250 dinner guests. Outside caterers are welcomed for a small fee, although El Torreon KC offers in-house beverage packages, which include both alcohol and bar service. Private quarters are set aside for both the bride and groom.
3101 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City MO 64109
6.Executive Hills Polo Club
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Situated across from Tiffany Greens Golf Club, this location is the premier wedding venue for couples willing to spare no expense, in exchange for luxury. A 7,000 square foot Cape Cod style mansion rests atop 15 acres of scenic land adorned with a 2-acre pond, waterfront gazebo, cricket field, and helipad. The building itself, which lavishly accommodates 200 dinner guests, features white plank siding, colonial window panes dressed in navy shutters, and a spacious wrap-around porch. Inside, dark flooring, rich mahogany wood work, and crisp white walls create a classic feel. Chandeliers, gold, and traditional chinaware add a touch of opulence and charm. A full-size kitchen and prep area await the caterer of choice.
10018 N Skyview Ave, Kansas City, MO 64154
7.Fresh Air Farm
© Fresh Air Farm
A restored, bright white 100-year-old barn nestles in among rolling hills and awe-striking views, breathing life into the traditional wedding ceremony. Sweet cut grass, fragrant blooms, and live oaks surround a 3-acre pond; an idyllic setting for the exchange of nuptials. An Airstream bridal suite, vintage trucks, and strings of café lights add timeless charm to the occasion. Amenities include onsite catering, waitstaff and bartenders, a sound system, pre-event coordination, and post-event clean-up. Guests delight in scrumptious locally-grown comfort food made from scratch. Couples have an array of upgrades to choose from, including: A large wedding tent, a bonfire with smores, send-off sparklers, and a fireworks display.
9555 N.W. Highway N. Kansas City, MO 64153
© Loose Mansion
The Loose Mansion is Victorian opulence at its finest. A massive 15,000-square-foot mansion originally built in 1907 offers an incomparably decadent wedding experience. The bride and groom may lose sleep over which floor of the estate to choose for their nuptials. Massive staircases, marble foyers, ornate crown molding, and heavy silk drapery astound. Crystal chandeliers, Italian tile, and stained-glass windows add old world charm. In total, there are eight fireplaces, 12 balconies, 12 private restrooms, two dance floors, and nine HD televisions, with a sound system to boot. Grand salons, private parlors, and a cigar and billiards room give guests ample opportunity to sneak off and explore. An all-inclusive approach to hosting, the Loose Mansion provides full staffing and in-house catering.
101 East Armour Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111
© Madrid Theatre
Elegant and enchanting, this restored theatre is located in the heart of Kansas City. A two-tiered venue, the entertainment space features a ballroom and stage on the first floor. Overhead, second floor seating extends into a wraparound balcony trimmed with glittering lights, and a bird’s eye view of the dance floor below. Satiny gold ceilings, luminous seating, and brilliant centerpieces glow in soft amber lighting. An indoor fountain and winding staircase add to the magic of the atmosphere. Up to 500 guests can be entertained from ceremony to reception. The Madrid Theatre staff wedding coordinator helps the bride and groom to choose the best all-inclusive package for their special day.
3810 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
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Located in midtown, this sweet little chapel is the idyllic setting for a storybook wedding. Formerly a Lutheran church for the deaf, the building is fashioned out of brick and stone. A pair of heavy wooden doors open into the church, revealing exposed rafters and the ridge beam. Arched stained-glass windows, antique light fixtures, traditional pews, and plum colored textiles inspire nobility. The chapel houses ceremonies for couples of all faiths, although the bride and groom must provide their own officiant. Delicate landscaping and an outdoor labyrinth add a special touch to the grounds of this quaint venue.
3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
11.River Market Event Place
© River Market Event Place
Industrial and chic, this wedding venue boasts a 20-foot high, exposed wood roof and steel support beams. Large glass garage doors span the entire length of the brick building, and open onto a tree lit patio space. Polished concrete flooring and a split-level Mezzanine floor plan add a modern, sleek design to the space. The bridal loft offers her both privacy and a perch, from which to view the activities below. Outside, the wedding party may enjoy the refurbished Airstream lounge while awaiting ceremony. A sit-down dinner seats 150, while a cocktail party hosts 225. Outside vendors have access to a fully equipped kitchen and prep area. Sound system and lighting options are available.
140 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
12.Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space
© Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space
Built in 1880, this 6,500 square foot renovation is smack dab in the middle of the West Bottoms, district, which is home to the largest vintage and antique market in the US. Bride and groom have two floor levels to choose from, both with ample space to entertain, seating anywhere from 300-400 attendees. Imperfections left behind by time give this carefully restored building an authentic feel of history. A freight elevator, original tin ceiling, exposed columns, antique fixtures, and shimmering chandeliers dance between rugged and refined. Private suites and restrooms offer a place for couples as they ready to exchange vows.
W 12th St & Mulberry St, Kansas City, MO 64102
© Simpson House
An emblem of the early 20th century and formerly a personal mansion, this estate has a formidable appeal. The exterior is built with large limestone bricks, while the interior has a feel of understated confidence. Wood flooring, mahogany panel ceilings, a grand walnut staircase, and marble fireplace offer refinement to the space. A grassy lawn and covered patio give the future husband and wife options for ceremony. Seating accommodates up to 150 guests. Dressing rooms are available on the second floor for an added fee. A ‘Do it yourself’ location, this venue is priced appropriately.
4509 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64111
14.The Brass on Baltimore
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A dream locale for the sophisticated socialite, this exquisite venue seated within the towering limestone Kansas City Club building, is pure luxury. The dashing couple has 5 elegant rooms from which to choose. Take the rooftop with its breathtaking views of the city skyline, miles of indoor to outdoor transitions, clean lines, and sleek décor. A modern bar wrapped in lustrous gold awaits; an art installation rolls like wave overhead. White walls, crisp linens, and Lucite seating add to the airy appeal. The Tudor room is fit for royalty. Floor-to-ceiling stained glass murals, hand carved oak pillars, a balcony overlook, and shimmering chandeliers would drop the jaw of any queen. Inquire for additional rooms and rates.
1228 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64105
15.The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel
© The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel
Italian elegance meets convenience at the DeLeon, where guests can transition seamlessly from ceremony to reception. Inside this traditional chapel a gorgeous marble aisle is flanked by rows of polished walnut pews and crystal chandeliers hang delicately overhead. Crown moldings and hand carved woodwork reflect hues of champagne, bronze, and gold. Plush carpeting, muraled ceilings, gold accents and earth tones fill the foyers, parlors, and private suites with warmth. A brass plated bar sits ready to serve libations. The reception area is a magnificent room that seats up to 200 people. An outdoor green space is available for summer weddings. Caterers have access to a kitchen prep area.
3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64109
16.The Gallery Event Space
© The Gallery Event Space
A white and natural wood color palette, clean design lines, and floor to ceiling windows provide the perfect backdrop for a modern wedding. Sixteen-foot-high ceilings allow couples to play around with whimsical décor options. An outdoor balcony runs the entire length of the venue, showing off exciting views of the Power & Light district and downtown skyline. Inside, full bar service and staffing are provided. The Gallery’s own chef is happy to prepare a delectable dinner of your choosing, Kosher options available. Seating is available for up to 400 guests. Every detail of the bride and groom’s wedding day is managed with delight by the onsite event planner. Stress-free, private parking is available.
50 East 13th Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64106
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17.The Grand Hall at Power & Light
© The Grand Hall at Power & Light
The Grand Hall, built in 1931, possesses both masculinity and glamour. Limestone walls, expansive marble floors, and intricately cut square-shaped columns with white gold inlay exude power and prestige. A broad balcony courses the parameter of the central hall. Cream silk drum chandeliers wrap around crystal obelisks, capturing 1960s era glamour. The stately splendor of the space requires nothing more; it is perfection. Suites are given to both bride and groom, and it’s a wonder they ever make way out of their exquisite penthouses to ceremony. Three full-service bars are at couple’s disposal, while no outside spirits are permitted. An expansive prep kitchen is available to caterers. Seating accommodates up to 500 guests.
1330 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105
© The Guild
Located in the Creative Crossroads district, this venue seating up to 250 guests is robust with vintage charm. Reclaimed woodwork and furniture, red brick, white subway tile, and steel trimming give grounding to the exchange of vows. A 12-foot-wide chandelier dripping with crystals hangs from a 20-foot ceiling, adding a touch of glamour. Above, a loft area offers the perfect entertainment space for cocktail hour. A built-in bar fully staffed with bartenders, is ready to serve libations. Outside, 5,000 square feet of sprawling urban garden rests cool underneath the gleam of café lights, a perfect setting for a summer wedding. Security, a set-up/breakdown crew, and prep kitchen are available.
1621 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64108
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19.The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space
© The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space
At the 28 Event Space, husband and wife to-be have two distinct room options from which to choose. The Station room seats 200 guests. Polished cement flooring, tin ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass garage doors structure the room. A large marble wall provides the perfect backdrop for the exchanging of vows, while a mezzanine with spiral staircase allows the bride a grand entrance. The KC room, larger in size, seats 350 attendees. Silk drapery, a large mural, strings upon strings of café lights, and Japanese globe lanterns inspire romance. Overnight suites, transportation options, and impeccable service are what set this venue apart from the rest.
1300 W. 28th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
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20.The Legacy at Green Hills
© The Legacy at Green Hills
Country wedding bliss awaits at the Legacy Green Hills. The sprawling 38-acre property, alive with tall trees and a small lake is a pristine location for the exchange of vows. An outdoor pergola offers a scenic ceremony. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a cocktail hour on the brick patio with views. Dinner receptions take place in the gorgeous open-air pavilion equipped with ceiling fans and adorned with crystal chandeliers. Built in 1912, the renovated house has three entertainment spaces, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Bride and groom suites, as well as a dressing room, provide ease. Overnight stays may be accommodated, and there are also eighteen hotels nearby. A full kitchen is available for use.
10243 N Green Hills Rd, Kansas City, MO
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21.The Pavilion Event Space
© The Pavilion Event Space
Antique bronze ceilings, hickory wood flooring, and fifteen crystal chandeliers sweep the Pavilion. The event space offers three different ceremony and reception rooms. The Grand Ballroom seats 330 guests and is outfitted with a 122-foot long grand aisle. Every dollar spent on the bride’s gown will be worth her entrance! A Junior Ballroom sweetly accommodates 100 attendees. The Grove open-air chapel is a massive architectural feat, surrounded by acres of green lawn. Seven towering archways straddle the outer aisles and peak overhead. Backless pews seat up to 300 guests and a lengthy fishbone aisle runs down the center. Sound systems and LED light options are available. Open vendors and caterers are welcome. Services and amenities available.
14831 E US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136
22.The Terrace on Grand
© The Terrace on Grand
Situated walking distance from the Power & Light District, this 5,000-square-foot urban loft offers simplicity and versatility. Inside, strings of café lights stretch across exposed beams. White brick walls, rich wood flooring, and large light-streaming windows create a clean look. A rooftop deck shows off a 360-degree view of the city – a great location for cocktail hour or a stunning backdrop for an afternoon summer ceremony. Capacity is 200 seated, and 260 standing. In-house catering is provided. Couples may choose from a variety of spirit selections. All-inclusive packages offer competitive pricing.
1520 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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23.The Vow Exchange
© The Vow Exchange
The Vow Exchange is a sweet little bohemian-inspired chapel located in the heart of The Crossroads district. Reclaimed wood is fronted by a pair of rustic barn doors, which serve as the backdrop for nuptial exchange. Floor to ceiling canvas drapery, linen settees, and hanging lanterns add charm. A glass block wall with two large windows streams in plenty of natural light. Floral arrangements and décor are included. An intimate wedding of 50 guests can be accommodated. After ceremony, attendees may sip refreshments from the vintage bar cart. Parking is available and all-inclusive wedding packages make planning a breeze. LGBT friendly.
1701 McGee St #800, Kansas City, MO 64108
An active theatre with four room options, this wedding venue can satisfy the tastes of both the eccentric, and the reserved. The main theatre space is dramatic and playfully incorporates colorful craftsmanship and decor. A red curtain stage is the focal point, with room-length strands of lights that extend into the balcony overhead. After ceremony, the room is transformed into a dance floor, disco ball and all. Whimsical lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system impress. The Broadway Room accommodates a more traditional exchange of vows. Arching bay windows, natural wood flooring, and soft white walls give the space quiet elegance. Two additional spaces are available, which host intimately sized events. In-house cuisine and beverage options are available.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
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25.Vox Theatre, LLC
© Vox Theatre, LLC
The Vox Theatre has 6,000 square feet of entertainment space and seats up to 300 guests, but can be staged intimately to accommodate smaller sized weddings. Twenty-foot-high, antique gilded tin ceilings bring history into the space. Dark-stained wood flooring, white walls, and a stage backed by brick give sophistication to room. String lights hang overhead, and a pair of French doors open onto a large green lawn – a romantic option for summer ceremonies. An oversized dressing room suite offers the bride a place for pampering on her special day. The onsite event manager coordinates all vendors and ensures the wedding goes off without a hitch. A prep kitchen and host lounge are also available for use.
1405 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
25 Best Wedding Venues in Kansas City
- Berg Event Space, Photo: Berg Event Space
- Black on Burlington, Photo: Black on Burlington
- Cellar 222, Photo: kite_rin/stock.adobe.com
- Drexel Hall, Photo: Drexel Hall
- El Torreon KC, Inc., Photo: El Torreon KC, Inc.
- Executive Hills Polo Club, Photo: Executive Hills Polo Club
- Fresh Air Farm, Photo: Fresh Air Farm
- Loose Mansion, Photo: Loose Mansion
- Madrid Theatre, Photo: Madrid Theatre
- Pilgrim Chapel, Photo: Igor Dudchak/stock.adobe.com
- River Market Event Place, Photo: River Market Event Place
- Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space, Photo: Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space
- Simpson House, Photo: Simpson House
- The Brass on Baltimore, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel, Photo: The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel
- The Gallery Event Space, Photo: The Gallery Event Space
- The Grand Hall at Power & Light, Photo: The Grand Hall at Power & Light
- The Guild, Photo: The Guild
- The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space, Photo: The Kansas City Room at 28 Event Space
- The Legacy at Green Hills, Photo: The Legacy at Green Hills
- The Pavilion Event Space, Photo: The Pavilion Event Space
- The Terrace on Grand, Photo: The Terrace on Grand
- The Vow Exchange, Photo: The Vow Exchange
- Uptown Theater, Photo: cherry_d/stock.adobe.com
- Vox Theatre, LLC, Photo: Vox Theatre, LLC
- Cover Photo: ver0nicka/stock.adobe.com