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Wedding Venues Near Me: Kansas City

Kansas City, a vibrant and culturally rich city, offers an array of stunning wedding venues for couples to choose from. Whether you're looking for a classic ballroom, a charming barn, or a unique urban space, Kansas City has it all.

With its blend of history, modern amenities, and natural beauty, Kansas City provides a perfect setting for your special day.

Here we will explore some of the most picturesque and enchanting wedding venues in Kansas City. So, if you're planning a wedding in Kansas City, here is a perfect guide to see all your options.

Let’s get started!

Kansas City wedding couple standing in front of the Powell Garden's venue chapel. Bride is wearing a lace ballgown and a long veil with a tiara.
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Prepare Before You Go Looking at Venues

Before you choose your wedding venue, make sure you write down your top priorities. For example, if it is really important that all 300 of your family and friends are there, you can’t pick a venue that only seats 30-40 people. Here is a list of things you need to know before you even start looking at venues.

  • What is our budget for the venue?

  • How many guests will we be inviting?

  • What is our preferred wedding date or range of dates?

  • What type of wedding style or theme are we envisioning?

  • What amenities or services are important to us (such as catering, bar service, audiovisual equipment, etc.)?

  • Do we want an indoor or outdoor wedding? Time of year may be a factor.

  • What is the location or geographic region we want to get married in?

  • What is the venue's capacity for both ceremony and reception?

  • Are there any restrictions or requirements at the venue that we should be aware of?

  • What is the venue's cancellation policy?

  • What is the venue's layout and does it fit our desired wedding flow?

  • What is the venue's reputation and reviews from previous couples?

  • Who will you hire as your photo and video service?

  • Will you have a religious ceremony at a different location?

With most venues, make sure there is a clear contract between you and the venue. Read it carefully and ask questions if anything seems unclear. If you are getting married at a park or up in the mountains then you will not need a contract.

A stunning wedding couple standing in garden in Kansas City. They just eloped and are smiling for their wedding day photos.
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Option of Eloping

There are different types of eloping:

Tried and True Elopement:

This is when you truly decided to get married at a spare moment. You go to a church/courthouse building and you sign the documents. No one is there except the couple, person marrying the couple, and witnesses (depending on the ceremony).

Destination Wedding:

This is a planned wedding, where you usually pick a far away extravagant location and tell your family and friends they can come if they buy their own tickets. An example is going to the special beach in Greece, or on the steps of the Met Museum in New York, etc. These are usually planned in advance because the couple and guest have to make arrangements to go to this location.


When you say “elopement” today, most people assume that you are going to go up into the mountains and get married. Couple plans a date and time. They hire a special photographer and videographer and someone to marry them. Sometimes they even bring their dog, or a few friends and family members as well. It’s more of just a very small wedding ceremony.

Elopement with later reception:

Another popular thing people are doing is eloping, so going and getting married by themselves, and then doing a big party with everyone later. This could be a few days, a week, a few months later, or a year later.

Dreamy wedding couple standing forehead to forehead enjoying their wedding day. The bride is wearing long diamond earrings and the groom is wearing a black suit. They are using Starr Photo and Video services for their wedding photos.
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What Will Make You Most Happy

Of course there are a number of other things you can do as well. You can do a mixture of two of these. Whatever you choose. Make sure you do what will make you the most happy. Most importantly decide what you want before you are talked into a fancy venue you don’t want. A lot of venues make you pay a non-refundable deposit to book your spot. Make sure you are certain before you pay any deposits.

20 Kansas City Venues

  1. The Grand Hall at Power & Light - This stunning venue features high ceilings, exposed brick, and a grand staircase for a truly elegant atmosphere. It can accommodate up to 500 guests.

  2. Powell Gardens - This location has a beautiful chapel with large glass windows. They also have multiple buildings/gardens you can choose from for your ceremony and receptions. You can accommodate small or large parties here.

  3. The Terrace on Grand - Located in the Crossroads Arts District, this rooftop venue offers stunning views of downtown Kansas City. It can accommodate up to 200 guests.

  4. The Urban Event - This modern and chic venue is perfect for couples who want a contemporary wedding. It features an open floor plan and can accommodate up to 400 guests.

  5. The Bride and The Bauer - This charming and intimate venue is located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. It features exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and can accommodate up to 120 guests

  6. The Simpson House - This elegant mansion in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood features a beautiful garden and can accommodate up to 150 guests.

  7. The Madrid Theatre - This Art Deco theater in the Midtown area can accommodate up to 500 guests and provides a unique and memorable wedding experience.

  8. The Guild KC - This industrial-style event space in the West Bottoms features exposed brick walls, large windows, and can accommodate up to 350 guests.

  9. The Vox Theatre - This historic theater in the heart of Kansas City's Westport neighborhood can accommodate up to 300 guests and features a grand stage and vintage decor.

  10. The Brass on Baltimore - This upscale event space in the heart of downtown Kansas City features a rooftop terrace, a grand ballroom, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

  11. The Loose Mansion - This stunning mansion in the Hyde Park neighborhood is perfect for couples who want a classic and elegant wedding. It features beautiful architecture and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

  12. The Abbott - This newly renovated space in the Crossroads Arts District features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

  13. The Brasserie Event Space - This elegant event space in the historic West Bottoms district features a grand ballroom, a rooftop terrace, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

  14. The Stanley Event Space - This stunning event space in the historic Crossroads district features high ceilings, a grand staircase, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

  15. The Firestone Building - This historic building in the Crossroads Arts District features exposed brick walls, large windows, and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

  16. The Thompson Barn - This rustic barn venue in Lenexa, Kansas features a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and can accommodate up to 250 guests.


This is your special day so pick a venue that will highlight you and your partners best features. :)

Whatever you choose, Starr Photo and Video is there to capture your special day.


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