According to the Wedding Report, there were a little less than 11,000 weddings in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. That’s a lot of I-do’s.
If you’re planning on tying the knot in Kansas City, you’re going to want to make it unique and memorable. This all starts with choosing the perfect wedding venue.
Well, my friend, you are in luck because Kansas City and the surrounding area have a plethora of amazing wedding venues to choose from. Here is our list of the best wedding venues in Kansas City!
Arvest Bank and Theatre at the Midland
Got a super-sized guest list and need a super-sized venue? The Arvest Bank and Theatre at the Midland may be the perfect venue for you!
This luxurious and chic spot is located in downtown Kansas City and is filled with historical elegance and charm. With 5 huge crystal chandeliers and over 500,000 feet of gold leaf adorning the ceiling and walls, The Arvest Bank and Theatre at the Midland exudes high class.
The Main Theatre is 25,000 square feet and features a tiered floor that can be customized according to your wedding size and needs.
The Theatre has a built-in stage that is 2,000 square feet and is the perfect place for your ceremony and then entertainment for your rocking reception. You and your guests can dance the night away on the 1,700-square-foot dance floor in this grand space!
Typical Cost: Starting at $8,500
Capacity: Up to 640 seated guests
Bonus: The Arvest Bank and Theatre at the Midland is located in the Kansas City Power & Light District and has several hotels within walking distance for out-of-town guests.
The Monarch Room
If you are looking for a slightly smaller venue that is still located in the heart of downtown, check out The Monarch Room. With an urban and modern vibe, The Monarch Room sits at the historic crossroads of Kansas City.
Featuring 16-foot ceilings and huge windows with views of downtown, The Monarch Room is the perfect wedding in the city venue.
The event space has 6,000 square feet to celebrate your love fest with up to 250 of your closest friends and family. There are bride and groom suites on-site for you and your bridal party to prepare for your big day.
With affordable packages you get full access to the venue from 10 am to midnight. Can you say the party of the year?
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,400
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests
Bonus: The Monarch Room allows you to bring in your own alcohol so you can save money for your honeymoon!
Alexander Majors House and Barn
Operated by the non-profit Wornall Majors, the Alexander Majors House and Barn is a historic museum and may be the perfect wedding venue for you. Built in 1856, this iconic mansion has a colorful history.
Once the home of one of the co-owners of the Pony Express, you and your guests can experience what it was like to be uber-wealthy in the mid-19th century in this luxurious estate.
The Alexander Majors House and Barn has both outdoor and indoor spaces for your big day. There is a manicured outdoor lawn that can be used for both your ceremony and reception.
If you are wanting to mix it up a bit, you can say your I do’s outside and then head in for your reception. The Barn is the primary event space and is a large open area that can be transformed into whatever your wedding vision is.
The Loft opens up to the barn space below. The overall feel of the venue is laid back and rustic, yet classy and elegant.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,900
Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests
Bonus: There is an additional rustic space to the south of the main barn area called the Wagon Room. Guests will love the authentic Conestoga wagon and just think of all the fun photos that can be captured in this room!
The Legacy At Green Hills
Dreaming of an outdoor wedding complete with lush meadows, wildflowers, and mature trees? The Legacy at Green Hills is located within the Kansas City city limits, yet feels like you are away from it all with 40 acres of beautiful landscape, complete with a small lake.
You can choose to say your I do’s anywhere at The Legacy at Green Hills, but most couples pick the outdoor ceremony site. The space has a 32-foot patio and a pergola that can be covered in flowers.
There are side spots with chairs and a fire pit for a cozy vibe. In case of inclement weather, there is also a 60-foot by 90-foot open-air pavilion complete with chandeliers, ceiling fans, and of course a large dance floor!
Typical Cost: Starting at $3,500
Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests
Bonus: Included on the property is a house built in 1912 with a bridal suite and groom’s room for you and your beloved to get ready. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen, the house is also available for overnight stays.
75th Street Events
Just south of Kansas City, located in a suburb called Waldo, 75th Street Events is a spectacular venue with a modern, urban vibe.
With exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings, the space is industrial and can be decorated to whatever style of decor you prefer. Many couples choose a bohemian or shabby chic decor, which seems to fit the overall feel of the space.
Great for smaller weddings, the main space can sit up to 100 guests. Novella’s Drawing Room features an outdoor furnished deck.
This suite is 400 square feet and is the perfect place for you and your wedding party to get ready with its own private entrance. The venue is family owned by a lovely couple who are more than happy to make your dream wedding a reality.
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,849
Capacity: Up to 100 seated guests
Bonus: 75th Street Events specializes in micro-weddings and has several super affordable packages to choose from.
Another amazing choice for a micro wedding is the Pilgrim Chapel which is run by the non-profit Pilgrim Center. The mission of the organization has been to build community in Kansas City for over 50 years.
This non-denominational chapel is absolutely charming and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Weddings at Pilgrim Chapel are truly amazing. The exterior of the chapel is beautifully landscaped with a Pilgrim Labyrinth and Butterfly Garden.
Inside the stone chapel, there are stained glass windows, traditional wooden pews, antique light fixtures, and an exposed wood beam ceiling.
The overall vibe is traditional, quaint, and intimate. And one of the best things about Pilgrim Chapel is the price! Beautiful and affordable.
Typical Cost: Starting at $400
Capacity: Up to 75 seated guests
Bonus: You and your new spouse can start your wedding off with some good karma knowing that when you book The Pilgrim Chapel you are supporting an effort to make childcare, healthcare, senior living, education, and arts programming available to the community.
Grand Street Cafe
On the other end of the cost spectrum, but equally as amazing if you can afford it, is the Grand Street Cafe located slightly south of Kansas City near the Missouri/Kansas state border.
Locally owned for over 25 years, the Grand Street Cafe is a staple of the Kansas City foodie scene. This award-winning establishment is an elegant and luxurious spot to celebrate your love.
With several options for both big and small weddings, the Grand Street Cafe is overjoyed to help you plan your big day. The Grand Plaza Room is the main space that can seat up to 300 guests or can be split into 2 separate spaces called the East Room and the West Room.
The room includes modern square back leather chairs, a bar, a projector and screen, wireless microphones and Bose speakers, as well as elegant decor. The Board Room and the Private Dining Room can be rented separately for a more intimate affair.
Typical Cost: Starting at $14,000
Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests
Bonus: The Grand Street Cafe is known throughout Kansas City and the nation for its delicious American cuisine so you can be sure your menu will be top-notch and prepared by award-winning chefs.
Heading out to the country from the big city is Faulkner’s Ranch located just south of Interstate 470. Faulkner’s Ranch is on a farm setting and includes a barn.
With both outdoor and indoor spaces, this venue is stunning and provides a natural, yet luxurious setting for your wedding.
The Outdoor Ceremony Site is surrounded by idyllic nature and has wooden pergolas with flowers and a perfectly manicured lawn. You and your guests will be able to enjoy a breath of fresh air in this scenic garden setting.
After your vows, you can have your outdoor reception at the covered Pavilion and dance under the stars. The Banquet Barn is an indoor option as a rustic and charming spot for your reception. So many choices at this magical venue!
Typical Cost: Starting at $4,500
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests
Bonus: Imagine the amazing photos your wedding photographer can capture on the property with breathtaking sunsets, a scenic pond, and abundant wildlife! Wow!
The Hayloft At Lifted Spirits Distillery
Looking for a historic, chic venue with a modern urban vibe? If so, The Hayloft at Lifted Spirits Distillery may be the venue for you.
Originally built for use as a stable for a local bakery, the 2nd floor of this historic building was where the bedding and feed for the horses were stored.
It has since been renovated to a modern venue, yet has kept the charming hayloft doors and beams and restored them to their natural beauty.
The Hayloft at Lifted Spirits Distillery can be rented out for your wedding and is the perfect spot for those who love both history and spirits.
There are rustic brick walls, hardwood floors, and exposed beam ceilings. This industrial space may be the perfect venue for your big day!
Typical Cost: Starting at $1,500
Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests
Bonus: Maybe you noticed the word distillery in the venue’s title? The Hayloft at Lifted Spirits Distillery is a working spirit distillery and guests can enjoy a tour of the facilities and sample the unique spirits created there.
The Martin Event Space
The Martin Event Space was built in the 1950s and was originally used as a church. Located in south Kansas City in a suburb called Martin City, the Martin Event Space is historic with a modern twist.
With lots of light pouring in from skylights, large windows, and French doors, the setting is cozy, yet sophisticated.
The Main Ballroom is 3,000 square feet of indoor space that is connected to a garden patio with an intimate vibe. This private outdoor secret garden is the perfect spot for cocktail hour or a dessert table.
The inside of the Martin Event Space has natural wood beams, 17-foot vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and polished concrete floors. Guests often describe the venue as “surprising and delightful.”
Typical Cost: Starting at $4,200
Capacity: Up to 180 seated guests
Bonus: Included in the rental price is one hour of rehearsal time, access to the space at 9 am on the day of the wedding, a wedding coordinator, bartenders, a security guard, a 6-foot mobile bar, a bridal suite, and more!
The Farmhouse KC Venue
Located in a suburb of Kansas City called Independence, Missouri, the Farmhouse KC Venue is brand spanking new and sure to become one of the premier wedding venues in the area.
Being a new venue, you and your guests are sure to be wowed by the amazing customer service at The Farmhouse KC Venue. Weddings are held there year-round and there are plenty of spaces to choose from to make your big day extra special.
The Outdoor Space is 2,500 square feet and surrounded by 100-year-old trees, beautiful lawns, a cottage built in the 1920s, and a barn. Inside the 4,500-square-foot barn, the space is rustic and elegant. There is also a silo bar and outdoor patio area included in the rental of the venue, as well as bridal suites.
Typical Cost: Starting at $5,800
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests
Bonus: When you rent the venue at the Farmhouse KC Venue, you aren’t tied down to one catering vendor. Choose the vendor of your choice and save some cash.
Last but not least, The Brim is another newer Kansas-City-based wedding that is sure to become a bride or groom’s choice. The property is located on 16 acres of hills and is close to both downtown Kansas City and the Kansas City airport.
What makes The Brim so special, is that it is one of the most affordable wedding venues in Kansas City and even offers to rent the venue alone with no services for $1. Free wedding services anyone?
The Brim Chapel was completed in June 2021 and is truly a unique setting. There is space for 90 seated guests for a ceremony and it has garage doors that open to accommodate even more.
You can also choose to have your reception inside the chapel or outside on the grounds with a 40-foot by 60-foot tent. Set atop a hill, The Brim boasts amazing sunsets and scenic views.
Typical Cost: Starting at $2,100
Capacity: Up to 130 seated guests
Bonus: The Brim has announced that they are building a new reception space that should be completed by June 2023. Stay tuned for details!