Best Small Wedding Venues in Kansas City
Updated: Jan 28
Hey there, friend!
Whatever brought you here today researching small wedding venues, I'm glad you made it. In a world where bigger is often perceived as better, finding cozy venues for your intimate wedding can be quite a feat. I hope this article makes it a little easier to find what you're looking for!
First, I'm Keilah (pronounced Kay-la). I plan kick ass weddings for offbeat lovers, creative romantics, and wedding rule breakers alike. I serve the couples in the middle of the big, traditional wedding and the simple, no frills trip to the courthouse. I believe small weddings can (and should) be just as magical, special, and detailed as you want it to be.
I am incredibly passionate about what I do, which is why one of the first things on my agenda after moving to Kansas City in October was to check out some fabulous small wedding venues we have here. I love to tour both unique wedding venues and hidden gems - anywhere that I can take a couple's vision, and bring it to life. Here are just a few of what, in my humble opinion, are the absolute best small wedding venues in Kansas. For behind the scenes tours and life as an untraditional wedding planner, make sure to follow me on Instagram here, or learn more about working with me here.
Now, onto the venues!
Cedar Crest Lodge
Peaceful, romantic, and drenched in nature- the Cedar Crest Lodge offers a perfect getaway for an entire wedding weekend. Nestled in over 100 acres of woods, ponds, and rolling hills, this bed and breakfast boasts the perfect combination of rustic and elegance.
If you're up for a bit of a getaway (Pleasanton is about an hour from Kansas City), you'll find an incredible setting at Cedar Crest Lodge. With 9 bedrooms in the main house, plus 3 luxury rooms in the carriage house, you can host most (if not all) of your guest list in one beautiful location. Able to accommodate up to 48 people for your intimate and romantic wedding, this is a hidden gem.
Photography Credit: Cedar Crest Lodge
Kansas City, Missouri
The Elizabeth Loft is bringing all the industrial moods with brick walls and incredible city environment with rooftop access. It includes an art installation at the entrance that packs a serious "wow" factor, as well as a really cool faux grass wall backdrop. Farmhouse tables are included in the rental.
The Elizabeth Loft's owner, Taylor Elizabeth, founded the loft while looking for the perfect venue for her own wedding. She wanted to find a micro wedding venue that in her words, "didn't cost 2 arms and a leg". She's definitely brought her vision to life with The Elizabeth Loft. Not only is the space gorgeous, but it's also affordable with packages starting at just $450 for 5 hours of rental time (including set up and clean up!). This Kansas wedding venue is perfect for those with guest lists up to 50 people (read this post if you need a little help creating your guest list!).
Photography Credit: The Elizabeth Loft
Harding Creek Hideaway
Quality time, gorgeous views, and sprawling acres abound in this ranch-style getaway for the entire family. You'll be nestled in a comfortable, cozy location perfect for bonfires, leisurely mornings on the porch, and a peaceful, slow-paced retreat away from it all.
Rounding out our getaways on this list, Drexel Missouri is just under an hour South of Kansas City. They have the ability to host 30+ of your loved ones for an entire weekend wedding complete with rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, bonfires, and farewell brunch. Two luxurious log cabins and a bunkhouse provide comfortable accommodations including a fireplace, porches, and full kitchens.
Photography Credit: Harding Creek Hideaway
The Historic Post Office: Speakeasy Lounge
Something about speakeasys just scream Kansas City to me. The old world charm, grit, and industriousness let you know you're home. If you're wanting to embrace a strong homage to your city, slip into the basement of this historic location for a moody and fun reception.
The Historic Post Office is one of the area's premier wedding venues featuring stunning limestone, huge windows, and lots of natural bright light. Just below this space is the Speakeasy Lounge, often used to rehearsal dinners and cocktail hours, but can also be rented out on its own for intimate affairs of 50 people or less.
Photography Credit: The Historic Post Office
The Kansas City Club: Hearth Room
Kansas City, MO
This space is luxurious, classic, romantic, and cozy. The Hearth Room earned its name from the focal point fireplace with detailed woodwork located on the original mantle. The natural light during the day is transformed into a romantic, candle-lit locale by night.
The Kansas City Club is a collection of venues located in the heart of Kansas City. The Hearth Room offers a capacity of 80, making it ideal for intimate gatherings. The luxury wedding suites as well as the club lounge (with a full swing golf simulator) are huge selling points- making for a fun and pampered getting ready time.
Photography Credit: The Kansas City Club
The Scarlet Room at Society
Kansas City, MO
The Scarlet room is delivering us decadent MOODS and we are here for it. It marries vintage furniture, jewel tones, and hypnotic art. It is "mysterious, exclusive, and darkly alluring"- offering the perfect backdrop for your deep and intimate nuptials.
Located inside of Society KC, the Scarlet room is one of two lounges available for private rentals for up to 80 people. This ambitious venue seeks to combine art with food and a bar- creating an immersive experience for the movers and shakers of Kansas City. with They can handle your bar and catering needs, making it a cohesive and seamless experience.
Photography Credit: Scarlet Room
The Creamery Club Room & Rooftop Patio
Kansas City, MO
The Creamery is clean, modern, and fun. It creates a perfect environment for couples who want to celebrate in style and fill their day with tons of upscale amenities. It packs a ton of personality for those who want to keep the decor simple, while being versatile enough for those who want to show off their style.
Skyline Rooftops offers four different rooftop venues - all with incredible views of downtown Kansas City. The Creamery is best for groups of 10 to 50 people, and it is PACKED with amenities- including a bar, sound system, 4 TVs, fire pit, heaters, and misting fans. You get the space for 14 hours (10 AM to midnight), there's an open vendor policy, and plenty of parking. It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for an incredible celebration.
Photography Credit: Skyline Rooftops
Skyline Rooftops: Three Points
Kansas City, MO
Three Points offers a slick, modern, and upscale environment in the heart of Kansas City. The interior and exterior flow into one another seamlessly, giving your guests an incredible, elevated experience on the roof. Plus- I LOVE a space with a view. It's one of the easiest ways to elevate your day while cementing it in place. Every time you see the Kansas City skyline you'll be reminded of your vows, your crew, and one of the best days ever.
The second of the more intimate Skyline Rootop venues, Three Points is great for groups of 25-100. Between its incredible lighting, floor to ceiling windows, and great amenities (like TV screens, fire pits, and cool ass bar) you have the foundation for an incredible day and one-of-a-kind experience.
Photography Credit: Skyline Rooftops
Overland Park, KS
Vintage House is a fitting name for this quaint home with cottage core feels. The interior is soft and feminine with pastel coloring, and the outdoor area is great for entertaining with lots of nooks and string lights.
In their owns words, Vintage House is "for any occasion with comfortable charm and undeniable character. This timelessly beautiful space offers a reminder that the past and present unite in harmony". Allowing 30 people indoors, or up to 50 people in their stunning courtyard, this small wedding venue has a lot to offer offbeat couples planning unique and intentional weddings.
Photography Credit: Vintage House
The Yellow Barn
If you love a more casual industrial rustic charm, The Yellow Barn is a popular small wedding venue in Kansas - for good reason. From soft string lights (creating the intimate atmosphere you are looking for!) to industrial metal chairs and a warm wooden interior, everyone feels like family here. It's got all the vibes of a quaint and cute ranch with beautiful wood and galvanized details.
Accommodating up to 100 people, The Yellow Barn will give an intimate guest list enough room to spread out intentionally without feeling overwhelmed. With both indoor and outdoor options, you've got no shortage of small town Kansas ambiance.
Photography Credit: Yellow Barn
Planning an Intimate Wedding in KCMO
Alright, friends! There's my list (so far).
It certainly isn't extensive, but it encapsulates some of the coolest small wedding venues I think there are in and around Kansas City if you're getting married with an intimate guest list. I hope it helps you plan a kick ass wedding and gets you one step closer to wedded bliss.
If you still need some help making this wedding thing happen, feel free to reach out! I plan, design, coordinate, and pretty much make intimate weddings happen with all the magic and none of the stress or overwhelm.
For couples wanting a meaningful and memorable wedding day, filled with unique moments and bespoke wedding design, let's have a conversation. Contact me directly here to get in touch!