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Say "I Do" in KC!

There are a lot of decisions that go in to planning the perfect big day. Let us help! The members of KC Destinations have compiled the best recommendations for where to say “I Do” in Kansas City. Whether you’re planning the perfect proposal, hosting a bridal shower, taking engagement photos, or looking for a venue for the wedding day, this list will give you a head start!

Liberty: Restoration 1894 - 1 E Kansas St, Liberty, MO 64068

Located in the heart of historic downtown Liberty, Restoration 1894 is a wedding and event space that is unmatched for character. The carefully restored building, built in 1894 as the name suggests, features hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and vintage pressed tin ceilings. Brides will find all the amenities to make their special day even more perfect. Come check out the bridal suite, grooms room and ballroom with seated capacity of 275.

Bonner Springs: Zip KC - 12829 Loring Rd, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Do you want to create a truly memorable proposal? Zip KC in Bonner Springs offers sunset ziplining that is romantic and great for the adventurous couple! The Sunset Date Night Tour is for couples looking for a unique date night adventure flying high above the tree tops. You’ll zip all 9 lines and the tour is timed perfectly to zip the towers as the sun begins to set. It’s glorious to zip through the glowing trees, and touch down to the earth at dusk.

Gardner: Warren Place Venue - 136 E Warren St, Gardner, KS 66030

Warren Place Venue is a collection of unique wedding and event spaces in downtown Gardner, KS. Spanning a full city block, Warren Place features the historic Chapel, The Cottage and The Warren for weddings and receptions. Connie and Raelee Wright, grandmother and granddaughter, spent nearly five years making their vision come to fruition and work one-on-one with their clients in order to orchestrate their vision for a special event at Warren Place.

The largest of the three spaces, the Warren, is the main event space and features high ceilings, sliding glass doors for natural light, and clean, classic finishes. Built in 1912, The Chapel is the historic cornerstone anchor for the venue which has been extensively restored so that a new generation of couples can start their lives together. For those that are unable to be there in person, livestreaming service is also available. Nestled between The Chapel and The Warren, The Cottage at Warren Place allows bridal parties to gather under one roof to prepare for the main event right next door. Featuring three queen-sized suites, full kitchen, living and dining room and even available for overnight stays, it’s a cozy, fresh, modern, and oh so unique place that ties the property together.

Leavenworth: Riverfront Community Center - 123 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

When you’re considering a venue for your special occasion, think of the “First City of Kansas”, Leavenworth. The Riverfront Community Center is a beautifully fully restored 1880’s train depot nestled in a lovey park on the banks of the Missouri River. It’s a multi-functional facility with event rooms to host any type of event, from bridal showers to a wedding of up to 120 people. As a bonus, the patio overlooks the river for beautiful reception views!

Merriam: Antioch Park – 6501 Antioch Road Merriam, KS 66202

Before you say “I do” make sure to get beautiful engagement or pre-wedding photos taken at Antioch Park in Merriam. This lush park is one of the most popular parks in the county and includes breathtaking views for those must-post Instagrammable pics. The rose garden is a perfect spot for a late spring or early summer photo shoot, or you could always snap some shots on the curvy wood bridge crossing over the pond with nature and wildlife surrounding you. Whatever season you say “I do,” make sure to include Merriam in your picture-perfect plans!

Overland Park: Aubrey Vineyards - 16350 Kenneth Road Overland Park, KS 66085

Aubrey Vineyards is Overland Park’s first winery and vineyard that brings a Napa Valley wine tasting experience to the Kansas City area. Rent the “Event Tent” for the perfect small and intimate wedding reception for a wine loving couple. Rentals can accommodate up to 70 guests and includes 2 staffed Wine Specialists.

Lenexa: The Thompson Barn - 11184 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219

Thompson Barn is one of the most popular event spaces in Johnson County. What was once a barn located on the historic Lackman-Thompson estate has been transformed into a beautifully rustic, conveniently modern facility. The park-like setting is used often by photographers for wedding and engagement photos. To rent Thompson Barn, stop by the Lenexa Rec Center.

Kansas City, Kansas: Chateau Avalon - 701 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111

Whether it’s a memorable proposal on the stunning d’Nile patio, a lavish celebration at the A-Vent Space orangery, or a luxurious honeymoon complete with spa treatment, your memories will be unforgettable at Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kansas. The French chateau-styled property is an award-winning boutique hotel featuring 61 rooms that will surprise and excite your special someone.

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