Post # 1
I’m getting married in Kansas City in August of 2013. My fiance and I live in Cincinnati so we went on a scouting trip and chose a reception venue (Harvey’s at Union Station) and a hotel (Hotel Phillips). At the time, I thought we could rent the Jarvis Hunt room at Union Station for the ceremony (ie we didn’t look at alternatives), but our guest list is now too large. Jarvis Hunt only holds 100 people and we’ll be closer to 150.
So now I am at a loss for where to hold the ceremony. Nearly all the guests will be from out of town, so I would like to make transportation simple for them by keeping everything close by. I’d really appreciate any suggestions!
Post # 3
There are so many amazing venues in Kansas City, the best ones are usually hidden. Check out some websites but i’ll see if I can find some specific ones for you.Check out this website if you haven’t already.
Also, here’s a list of some venues.
Post # 4
I was thinking one of the parks might work, like Loose Park. I have no idea what it would be like, size/people-wise because I’ve never been to a ceremony there. But people do ceremony-only there. It’s down near the Plaza, so not too far off from Union Station (farther from Hotel Phillips though).
I assume you aren’t looking for a church. It’s tricky to find a place that will let you do a ceremony, but not have a reception that isn’t a church.
There is a church near Power and Light, http://www.stmaryskc.org/weddings.html
Pilgrim Chapel is nice, but it only holds 75 I think.
I will keep thinking.
Post # 5
By the way, if you want a hotel that is closer, the ones at Crown Center are a lot closer to Union Station than Hotel Phillips is (right across the street in fact)
Post # 6
@kes18: Thanks so much! You’re right, we aren’t looking for a church since we aren’t religious. Penn Valley park occurred to me, since it’s right across the street. I have not been to any of the other parks in the city -I’ll look into Loose Park.
Post # 7
@Lourae: One other place I could think of was Unity Temple.
I does look a little like a church and kind of has that chapel feel, but I think they do any type of wedding (religious or not), so you can actually have a ceremony that has nothing to do with religion there. In case the parks fall through.
Post # 8
@kes18: Very good to know! I’ll look into that too.