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Best Wedding Venues in Kansas City, Missouri

Congratulations on your big engagement! This is an exciting time in your life. So many firsts, and what comes with that is venue shopping. It can seem daunting at first. Which venues are better than others? It comes down to 1 thing, what venue is best for you. Let's take a look at some of our favorite event and wedding venues in Kansas City and surrounding areas.


You have your day mostly visualized. Your dress, your bouquet, probably even the grooms attire. But where will this all take place? What does your perfect venue look like? What exactly do you prefer? This is the best time to sit down and get out a notepad.. You'll be here for awhile. Make a list of things that are necessary and not so necessary. If you find a venue that also accommodates the not so necessary, then that's just a bonus.


As heinous as it sounds, it's extremely important to notate your underlying expectations. This will help not only find the perfect venue, but to also ensure you both are on the same page. After all, no one knows what you want better than you.


Here are our Top 5 Favorite Venues in the Metro Kansas City, Missouri Area. These venues all offer something slightly different but all have 1 thing in common: The absolutely adore their brides.


Stanley Event Center:


bride and grooms first dance on a ballroom floor at the Stanley Event Center
Photo credit: Stanley Event Center

Offering 3 event spaces nestled closely, it's hard to not fall in awe. The Kingston Room is the newest room. It's just over 2k square feet and has exposed 14' white ceilings. They have a wall dedicated just to candles with a gorgeous chandelier to anchor the room. The Historic Space is just that, historic. With exposed red brick and tin ceilings, it shines new light on bright futures. Lastly, the Aspen Room. This space features grand chandeliers, hardwood floors, large bay windows, and upscale amenities. The Rooftop Terrace showcases a waterfall with green space and is the perfect spot for couples portraits.


The Barn at Schwinn Farms:


rustic barn structure in the fall at The Barn at Schwinn Farms with a classic teal-green pickup truck
Photo Credit: The Barn at Schwinn Farms

Sitting just outside of the city limits, this barn has everything to offer... including rolling hills of Salt Creek Valley. This venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and is 4500 square feet. During the warmer months, they open both the North and South 12 foot wide barn doors to let in the summer breeze. During the colder months, the doors will be sealed so that guests can fully enjoy the heated flooring. Follow the brick pavers outside and you'll find the outdoor ceremony spot. It's so perfectly manicured that you can see every blade of synthetic turf (disguised as grass). It's so dreamy, you might fall in love with it at first sight.


Deer Ridge Estate:


a newlywed couple sitting on a open white gazebo in front of the Deer Ridge Estate Photo Credit: Deer Ridge Estates

Located just West of Kansas City, this venue is positioned strategically on 160 scenic acres of beautiful land including a sweet pond. This Estate has 4 bedrooms and bathrooms perfect for the night before and the night of. It is over 10k square feet of elegance. There is an outdoor ceremony site located perfectly under a modern white gazebo facing a treescape. Beautiful flooring and wooden interior, it's mutli level and situated perfectly for open dance!


The Terrace on Grand:


a bride and groom doing their recessional walk down the aisle at The terrace on Grand in downtown Kansas City
Photo credit: Epic Photography

Located in the heart of downtown with a priceless view of cityscape is this wildly popular venue. Most commonly known for its rooftop ceremonies, this venue has it all. It's 5k square feet of pure romance. They offer all inclusive packages with their in house catering: Taste KC and bar options. It's modern with exposed black ceilings, open bay windows, and white exposed brick walls. It's the perfect space for a romantic evening.


Deer Creek:


a head table for a wedding with deep shimmery green table cloths with silver centerpieces and flatware
Photo Credit: Deer Creek

Sitting on a glorious golf course, is this sweet venue! They offer 3 different rooms and an outdoor ceremony site off of the lake. The Sunset Room can hold up to 240 guests and has panoramic views of the golf course. The Seasons Room can hold up to 150 guests and has gorgeous high beamed ceilings with beautiful chandeliers. Lastly, the Lakeview Room can hold up to 30 guests perfect for Holiday parties or your next business meeting! All Deer Creek Events come included with Audio/Visual systems, on-site catering, and an experienced Event Coordinator to help assist with the planning.


We hope this helps narrow your search down! Don't forget to take a breath and enjoy the search. If you're also in need of a DJ, feel free to get a quote here.

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