Kansas City is celebrated and loved by many. Famous for BBQ, The Royals, The Chiefs, Jazz and even the nation’s only World War I museum. Locals adore their city and there are plenty of ways to pay tribute to KC when choosing a wedding venue. Here are five unique Kansas City wedding venues you may want to consider.
If you want an all-in-one, elegant place to get married, look no further than the Country Club Plaza. From buying the ring to the honeymoon suite, the Plaza has everything you need to make your wedding classic.
You can shop for engagement rings at Tivols, Tiffany’s or Helzbergs, get engaged in front of the J.C. Nichols fountain, buy your wedding dress at Ricca Sposa and your tux at Pinstripes, register for gifts at Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table, get married at The Plaza Wedding Chapel.
Known for affordable and elegant weddings (some would call them , take a romantic carriage ride to celebrate, have your reception at one of over 30 different restaurants, and spend your honeymoon night at the Raphael, Intercontinental or Fontaine – just to name a few of your options!
If you are fans of the Kansas City Chiefs (and what red-blooded Kansas Citian isn’t), Arrowhead Stadium is the perfect venue for you. Arrowhead offers more than 20 great spaces with multiple room options to accommodate anywhere from 10 to 1000+ guests. Many of the spaces also offer a spectacular 360-degree view of the playing field. Imagine taking your wedding photos overlooking the football field or in the stands! Arrowhead also has added luxury amenities like fireside lounge seating, custom bars, uniquely themed rooms (each with just a hint of red), in-room state of the art audio and visual systems, new contemporary decor and convenient parking.
Kansas City Landmarks
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The museum is known for its beautiful neoclassical architecture as well as its new contemporary expansion, the Bloch Building, and its stunning outdoor landscape. You can choose to get married at the Nelson’s outdoor Sculpture Park or indoors in Kirkwood Hall.
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Midland Theatre, located in downtown Kansas City, provides a premium event experience in a beautiful treasured landmark. The theatre is well known for its over 500,000 feet of gold leaf, five giant crystal chandeliers, irreplaceable art objects, and spectacular wood and plasterwork. Recently renovated, the Midland now features state-of-the-art in-house sound, dynamic lighting, and amenities for private events.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
The nation's official World War I Museum, lovingly called the Liberty Memorial, is a fabulous setting for wedding photos thanks to the spectacular panoramic views of Kansas City’s skyline. The 217-foot Liberty Memorial Tower provides the perfect centerpiece for your pictures. While you can't get married at the World War I museum, this is a great place for Kansas City fans to celebrate their love.
Loose Park Rose Garden
Founded in 1931, the rose garden contained just 120 rose plants. Today, there are about 4,000 roses of nearly 168 varieties in the garden. The garden allows weddings from April to October and requires you to have a permit.
Love Locks Bridge
The Old Red Bridge in Minor Park is home to Kansas City’s Love Locks tradition and, as such, is an extremely appropriate site for a wedding ceremony. The placing of love locks is a custom whereby couples affix a padlock to a bridge, fence, or gate so pronouncing their unbreakable and everlasting love. The Old Red Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that sits over the Blue River in South Kansas City and provides a beautiful, historic and unique setting.
A true Kansas City icon, Starlight is an outdoor theatre in Kansas City, Missouri that presents Broadway shows and concerts. You can get married on the climate-controlled main stage which will easily accommodate a wedding party of up to 500.
Belvoir Winery and Inn
Located in Liberty, Missouri, the winery offers couples a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting where the ceremony, reception and honeymoon night can all be held at the same location. Ceremonies can be held in the Italian marble gazebo, the vineyard, or under the trees. Belvoir provides the perfect place for you to exchange vows and begin your new life together.
Located in Weston, Missouri, the winery’s quaint, timeless charm makes it a perfect retreat to book a memorable event unlike any other. Pirtle Winery is located in a beautiful, historic mid-western church and provides a delightful ambiance for any wedding.
Your Dream Wedding Starts Here
If you enjoyed this roundup of Kansas City wedding venues, you may also like our roundup of the best wedding cakes in Kansas City. Looking for a venue for your intimate and affordable wedding? Contact the Plaza Wedding Chapel to get started.
*Much of the information on the above recommendations has been gathered from the venue’s respective website.