By Kady Cramer
Researching wedding venues can be tedious and stressful. Of course, the decision depends on amenities, guest count accommodations, location, and budget. South Kansas City has numerous spaces to check all the boxes and we’ve done the research for you.
Meet Me on Main – 515 Main St.
A modern space with industrial flair. Accommodates up to 80 guests. The venue features an 85” Samsung Smart TV, state-of-the-art audio/video, Wi-Fi, kitchen, reception area and ample parking. www.meetmeonmainbelton.com
Memorial Station – 602 Maurer Pkwy
Nestled in the heart of Belton’s Memorial Park, this open-air design with retractable doors provides easy access to a fully furnished patio. Experience state-of-the-art audio/video, fireplace, fire pit, and 80” TV. Accommodates up to 275 dining guests. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 816-348-7400.
The Magnolia – 624 E 63rd St., Kansas City, MO
The Magnolia in Brookside features over 5,000 square feet of mid-century modern indoor space and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor urban garden. This venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for an outdoor ceremony and up to 175 guests for an indoor reception. Adorned with Art Deco crystal chandeliers, delicate string lighting, a reclaimed wooden plank dance floor, exposed ceiling, glass garage doors and an open floorplan. www.magnoliavenuekc.com/brookside
8th and Main Event Space – 724 Main St.
A romantic, modern venue with an urban feel. Owners Kip and Kris Unruh’s vision for downtown Grandview, MO has led them to renovate several historic buildings creating stunning spaces for people to work, live and celebrate. Space features exposed wooden beam ceiling and a bank vault door accent wall as well as outdoor patio space. www.8thandmainkc.com
The Gallery at 705 – 705 Main St.
A historic upscale venue located downtown with seating for 100 guests. With exposed wooden frame ceilings – amenities include a kitchen, bar, and outdoor seating. http://thegalleryat705.com
Elegant Affairs Event Space – 12121 Blue Ridge Blvd, Suite X
A premier rental hall nestled in the heart of Grandview. Able to seat up to 75 guests – amenities include kitchenette, small stage, and birchwood photo backdrop. http://elegantaffairseventspace.com
The Party House KC – 12121 Blue Ridge Blvd, Suite S
Specializing in social gatherings, this venue space measures 2,500 sq ft and can hold up to 75 guests. Includes brick accent wall and wood floors. Marquee letters available. http://thepartyhousekc.com
Vivid Events KC & Co. – 824 Main St.
Packages include anything from simple tables and chairs to balloon arrangements and cutlery. Accommodating up to 55 of your loved ones, add a party bar, custom tablescapes, cakes, and décor. Events are coordinated in your unique style with your chosen color scheme and theme. https://vivideventskc.com
Arrington Place Event Center – 13600 Arrington Rd
Arrington Place has 4,200 sq ft carpeted floor with wooden dance floor, state of the art lighting, and PA system. Newly renovated, the space can accommodate up to 250 guests. www.arringtonplace.com
The Martin Event Space – 13440 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO
This event space offers 3,000 sq ft of what was formally a church in the 1950’s. It has natural wood beams, polished concrete floors, stunning 17-foot vaulted ceilings, custom chandeliers and a private outdoor garden patio. Bridal Suite also available. Bar and tablescape packages available. www.themartineventspace.com
Rosehill Gardens – 311 E 135th St., Kansas City, MO
This outdoor venue features manicured gardens, a fire pit, waterfall, and a pond. Immersed in rich landscaping design, the large stone patio accommodates 200 guests and is available covered with a tent. Outdoor space is connected by stone paths to a courtyard, able to hold up to 80 guests. Courtyard features café lighting, stage for music, and an indoor food/beverage service area. https://rosehillgardens.com
Centerview – 227 Municipal Circle
With unique style and affordability, Centerview was designed to provide seamless indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate any season with up to 300 guests. Includes catering kitchen, serving area, and outdoor patio areas. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 816-322-2791.
Rogge Family Vineyard – 707 N Kurzweil Rd
Owners Craig and Nancy Rogge have lived on and owned the property for over 34 years. Supplying a ‘blank space’ rental space rich in barn charm, the venue features two restored rustic barns and generous outdoor space. Amenities include a sound system, firepit and outdoor grill. www.roggefamilyvineyard.com
South Kansas City
The Prime Event Center – 8020 Hickman Mills Dr, Kansas City, MO
Create exceptional events in the heart of Kansas City with brick flooring, modern décor and lighting, and prep kitchen. Optional packages include Bluetooth sound system and photobooths. https://eventvenueskc.com/the-prime-event-venue
Tiffany J Events Center – 508 E 112 St., Kansas City, MO
An intimate boutique conveniently located in the center of Red Bridge Shopping Center; clients will receive an event concierge for the event. The space features wood floors and mirror accent wall. http://www.tiffanyjeventscenter.com
The Truman Hall Event Room – 601 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Elks Lodge #26 presents The Truman Event Room with seating up to 135 guests. Adjacent to the kitchen facility with easy access to parking, the hall has a neutral décor. Portable cash bar available, handicap accessible. Call 816-564-9461.
75th Street Events – 214 W 75th St., Kansas City, MO 64114
Enjoy an urban, casual feel with a touch of timeless class. Accommodating up to 100 guests, space includes indoor and furnished outdoor deck. Features exposed wood beam ceilings and polished cement floors. Micro/small wedding options available. https://75thstreetevents.com