According to the Wedding Report, in 2019 there were 13,186 wedding ceremonies held in Kansas City, with the Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas metropolitan area ranking 30 out of 933 in the number of weddings hosted. With so many tying the knot here, it’s no surprise that you’ll find many outstanding wedding venues, although these options are some of the very best picks when it comes to saying your “I dos.”
Located in Midtown, Drexel Hall offers an affordable, elegant venue for your wedding, accommodating up to 330 seated guests. Founded in 1910, it provides a lovely historic setting with exquisite architecture, grand staircases, and even a theater-size elevated stage so that you can hire live entertainment like a wedding singer in Kansas City to enhance the ceremony or for the reception. Complete access to audio-visual equipment is available and there’s also an open-air garden, two bars, and a full-size catering kitchen.
El Torreon KC
El Torreon KC, which opened in 1927, also offers lots of historic charm in an original red brick building with a modern interior that has vintage elements like a large sparkling chandelier. Its ballroom has once hosted icons like Frank Sinatra, BB King, and Frank Zappa. It offers nearly 8,000 square feet of event space accommodating up to 250 dinner guests for your reception along with a small and large stage for live entertainment and free public parking. In-house beverage packages that include alcohol and bar service are available too.
Executive Hills Polo Club
If you’re looking for a luxurious venue, look no further than the Executive Hills Polo Club which sits just across from Tiffany Greens Golf Club. One of the most opulent venues in the city, it includes a 7,000-square-foot Cape Cod-style mansion with a beautiful, spacious wrap-around porch. It sits across 15 acres with a waterfront gazebo and pond and was once part of Roan Ridge Farm where a Kansas City Star editor raised his cattle in the 1930s. Its history can be seen throughout, including in the deep mahogany bar.
This enchanting theater in the heart of Kansas City boasts old world decor and plenty of space, accommodating as many as 500 people. The two-level venue includes a ballroom and stage on the first floor while the second has seating that extends to a wraparound balcony, providing a view of the dance floor from above. A variety of all-inclusive packages are available, including an event coordinator that will help ensure everything is smooth and flawless on your special day.
River Market Event Place
If you’re thinking industrial chic, the River Market Event Place is a modern venue in the Historic River Market District with an exposed, 20-foot-high roof and steel support beams with rich touches of hardwood and concrete floors. Large glass garage doors span the length of the brick building, opening to a tree-filled patio space. The property was once the site of the Jackson County Courthouse which was destroyed by a tornado in 1886. The building itself dates to 1910 and has had multiple uses, from a produce company to housing Robinson Potato Supply. It can accommodate up to 225, with 150 for a seated dinner and additional tented patio space seating. Lighting options and a sound system is available and there is a fully-equipped kitchen prep area for caterers.