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10 Iconic Outdoor Kansas City Wedding Venues


December 13, 2023


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Filled with vibrant charm and scenic beauty, Kansas City is the perfect backdrop for a Midwest wedding day. From sprawling gardens to picture-perfect vineyards, Kansas City has no shortage of outdoor wedding venues that celebrate the city’s iconic beauty. So if you want to say “I do” surrounded by nature, here are some of our favorite iconic Kansas City outdoor wedding venues:

Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens is a unique wedding venue located just outside of Kansas City. The 915-acre botanical garden boasts lush gardens, charming meadows, and peaceful lakes. There are venue options for gorgeous outdoor weddings in the warmer months and indoor options available year-round. There are enchanting settings for small, intimate ceremonies or large celebrations with more guests. Read more about weddings at Powell Gardens on their website.

Longview Mansion

The timeless luxury of Longview Mansion makes it another incredible option for an outdoor wedding venue in the Kansas City area. The historic property was recently renovated and restored in all its glory with modern updates that create a luxury experience. 10 acres of natural beauty are truly the highlight of the estate at Longview Mansion. You’ll find meticulously maintained gardens, mature woods, and beautiful native prairie. Two outdoor ceremony locations will surely charm wedding guests for large or small events. The all-weather pavilion provides an indoor space that allows you to celebrate the allure of the estate in any season.

Longview Mansion, a historic outdoor wedding venue in Kansas City

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Sprawling over 300 acres, Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens provides a stunning setting for outdoor weddings in Kansas City. Here you can explore manicured gardens, walk along tranquil paths, and enjoy art and sculptures set amongst nature. Ideal for couples who want to say their vows surrounded by nature, Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offers rentals for over a dozen different picturesque sites. The newly constructed LongHouse Visitor Center is perfect for larger gatherings and provides the option of a fully outdoor or an indoor/outdoor event.

Avent Orangery

Avent Orangery by Chateau Avalon Hotel is located in Kansas City, Kansas. The conservatory wedding venue is a covered outdoor space open year-round. Avent Orangery feels romantic, European, and absolutely luxurious. The 5,800-square-foot conservatory features floor-to-ceiling removable glass panels that overlook the wooded grounds of Chateau Avalon Hotel and The Beaumont Fountain, Kansas City’s largest fountain. This oasis is private and isolated, yet conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. For a truly spectacular outdoor wedding experience, learn more about Avent Orangery.

Avent Orangery Kansas City wedding venue

The Starlight Ballroom at Hotel Kansas City

From the 15th floor of Hotel Kansas City, The Starlight Ballroom offers breathtaking views of downtown in an indoor/outdoor venue space. The style is modern and sleek, ideal for couples who want their guests to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while celebrating in a contemporary setting. The 6,000-square-foot rooftop is completely unique, being Kansas City’s only indoor/outdoor rooftop. The Starlight Ballroom can host as few as 35 guests for an intimate affair or as many as 250 guests for a lively bash. 

Kansas City Outdoor Rooftop Wedding Venue with Skyline Views

The Fields at 1890

Located in the rolling hills just outside of KC, The Fields at 1890 is a rustic yet modern wedding venue that has everything you need to host incredible wedding festivities. The large outdoor ceremony space overlooks the breathtaking property and features amphitheater-style seating. The covered patio is perfect for al fresco receptions. The reception hall provides an indoor option in case of inclement weather or should you choose to celebrate indoors. Learn more about what’s included in event rentals at The Fields at 1890 on their website.

The Vineyard at J. Creek

Looking to say “I do” amongst the vines? Look no further than The Vineyard at J. Creek, a 7-acre vineyard venue filled with romance and nature’s magic. The outdoor ceremony site provides the perfect setting for a dreamy event. The adjacent covered patio is perfect for couples who wish to continue the party in an outdoor setting. The reception hall and wine bar feature a floor-to-ceiling view of the property and large glass garage doors that seamlessly integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. The Vineyard at J. Creek is the perfect modern take on a winery wedding venue.

Boulevard Brewing Company

Boulevard Brewing Company might just be the perfect wedding venue for Kansas City couples who love craft beer and an urban vibe. This brewery venue offers a unique outdoor wedding experience featuring a rooftop terrace with skyline views attached to a large indoor event venue. This space blends laid-back charm with a city feel that you can’t find anywhere else. Not planning an outdoor wedding? Boulevard has plenty of indoor options as well! Learn more about their event spaces here.

The Legacy at Green Hills

Located on a sprawling 38-acre estate, The Legacy at Green Hills offers a refined outdoor setting with its manicured lawns, elegant gazebo, and scenic pond. This outdoor Kansas City venue seamlessly combines sophistication with the tranquility of nature, providing a timeless backdrop for your wedding day. Just east of the historic 1912 home, you’ll find the Pergola, a beautiful ceremony space with everything you need to say your vows in front of up to 200 guests. The open-air pavilion is perfect for wedding receptions that feel one with nature. Learn more about The Legacy at Green Hills here.

Wildcliff Weddings & Events

Located just over an hour outside of Kansas City, you’ll find Wildcliff Weddings & Events. Woodcliff Weddings & Events is outdoor wedding venue magically set on the property where Blackwater Stone Company once sat. The outdoor space boasts cliffs set against a clear blue lake that formed in an old quarry. Wildcliff Weddings & Events is a wildly breathtaking and one-of-a-kind Midwest venue. More features of the property include getting-ready suites set in a 100-year-old cottage and a cave. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue like nothing else, be sure to check out Wildcliff. Just a short way away in downtown Blackwater, you’ll find The Hollow, a historic indoor event space that couples can keep as a rain plan or utilize for an indoor reception.

In the heart of the Midwest, Kansas City is home to some incredible outdoor venues where couples can celebrate their love surrounded by natural beauty. Whether you are drawn to botanical gardens, meadows, or the allure of rooftops with skyline venues, Kansas City has a venue for your dream wedding. I truly hope this guide helps you find what you are looking for. Need a photographer for your outdoor wedding day? Let’s connect!

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