Love is quite literally “in the air” when you get married on a rooftop. From a fresh air breeze to stunning views and a phenomenal photo backdrop, here are some Kansas City rooftop wedding venues that serve as the perfect place to create unmatched wedding memories with your loved ones.
Rooftop venues are just as versatile as indoor venues. From industrial to elegant, each location is not only different in style, but also in capacity, location, and amenities. Kansas City has a wide collection of must-see rooftop spaces, with options for a ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. And if you happen to already have your wedding location reserved, these hot spots are also great for some of the typically smaller festivities, such as your engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner.
Before jumping the gun, don’t forget that you may need to consider the possibility of poor weather, which can quickly put a damper on your nuptials. Knowing this, many rooftop venues are equipped with trendy awnings and/or have indoor spaces that guests can retreat to as a Plan B. You can also create an alternative plan of your own by renting a tent from a local provider. Rain or shine, the only thing that should remain in the forecast is your wedding day running smoothly. So be sure to look into your Plan B options when you find the rooftop that best fits your esthetic.
Nothing says “We love Kansas City” more than hosting an important event with the skyline as its backdrop. Here is our list of Kansas City rooftop wedding venues that are sure to make you feel on top-of-the-world on your wedding day.
Terrace On Grand
It’s difficult to find a rooftop venue that doesn’t provide remarkable views, but The Terrace on Grand’s large outdoor space has some of the best sights in the city. Just blocks away from the Power & Light District, this remarkable rooftop deck can easily accommodate a large outdoor wedding or cocktail hour. Plus, they have an indoor space available to help break up the festivities and offer a solution for poor weather.
The venue’s all-inclusive rental packages come with tables and chairs for up to 220 guests, floor-length linens, napkins, china, silverware, glassware, and more. Plus, their event staff takes care of the setup, breakdown, trash removal, and cleanup of the venue for you (whew, thank you!). Rental of The Terrace on Grand includes the entire space— both indoor and outdoor.
Built in the 1920s, The Otten on Main is chock-full of vintage charm and character. It’s industrial vibe, cozy outdoor fireplace with comfortable seating, and festive string lights are just some of the reasons guests love this addition to the list of Kansas City rooftop wedding venues.
Situated in the center of the Crossroads, this outdoor area features unobstructed views from all angles, displaying some of Kansas City’s famous landmarks. Look to the south and you’ll find Union Station. Look to the north and you’ll see the downtown skyline. Whether you wish to host just your ceremony, reception, or both, there’s no extra rental costs – the flat fee includes the entire venue. And if the weather should become questionable, their indoor space is just as spectacular with brick walls and an abundance of character and natural light.
Centrally located in the Crossroads District, Corrigan Station delivers 360-degree views of Kansas City in a contemporary setting. This rooftop terrace includes a staging area that’s perfect for a ceremony, live band or DJ, as well as a covered outdoor area with modern furniture. With direct access to the KC Streetcar, Power & Light and the River Market are just a short ride away.
You can enjoy a more casual ceremony set-up, by using the venue’s outdoor lounge furniture and chairs to create rows for seating and an aisle for you to walk down. Then once the ceremony is over, they’ll turn everything back to a conversational/cocktail style layout, making it a breeze to transition into the reception.
The venue features an indoor and outdoor partial kitchen, outdoor turnkey bar with sound system, and a stage. But they didn’t stop there with the amenities; they thought of the couples that may be weather-weary by installing heaters and misting fans to keep everyone perfectly comfortable. And if you happen to be feeling fancy, they also have an indoor penthouse that you can rent on your wedding day.
A Legendary Rooftop boasts three different open-air rooftop venue choices that come with a combination of amenities. From a covered bar and stage, to a projection wall, and an unbelievable amount of space (take your pick from a 6,934, 7,748, or 25,000 square-foot venue), there’s no doubt that one of these rooftop options would be a legendary location to host your special day.
A Legendary Rooftop is located in the Legends Outlets and features unmatched views of the Kansas Speedway and Sporting Park. If you’re looking for a space to host your unforgettable occasion, look no further than just outside the heart of Kansas City at A Legendary Rooftop venue.
The Abbott exudes elegance. From the grandiose chandeliers in the ballroom to the romantic string lighting on the Rooftop Terrace, this luxury venue is sure to illuminate you (and your guests) with excitement. The venue, which includes a ballroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace, is rented as a whole. This means you have plenty of space to mingle, celebrate, and dance the night away.
Inside The Abbott, you will find vaulted ceilings, white-washed brick walls, five elegant chandeliers, and glass garage doors; there simply isn’t a more beautiful space to host your wedding. So, if the inside sweeps you off your feet, exchange vows indoors and then head up to the trellised rooftop terrace where you’ll find fire tables, outdoor lounge furniture, and 1,250 square feet with unbelievable views. As an add-on, you can even opt to have a mobile bar on the rooftop space, making it the perfect spot for a pre- or post-ceremony cocktail hour. Located in the East Crossroads, this sophisticated venue is perfect for intimate weddings or large-scale receptions. Plus your eye-popping pictures make this an easy addition to the list of Kansas City rooftop wedding venues.
Whether you want to book a rooftop venue simply for the ceremony or just for the reception, the Kansas City Public Library serves as one smart spot to celebrate. The former bank turned Central Library features an impressive outdoor space that offers a timeless setting, urban backdrop, and a unique life-sized chess board (hellooo endless photo ops). Say “I Do” on the rooftop in a romantic, city-lined ceremony, then head to the library’s indoor Kirk Hall (the original bank’s lobby) and the West Mezzanine Level for the reception. Or switch it up and hold your nuptials indoors and then head to the rooftop for the reception.
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. If that’s the case, you’re in even more luck, as the library’s Helzberg Auditorium serves as a beautiful back-up in case of inclement weather. Small soirée or large reception, The Kansas City Public Library is one spot to read up on.
Other than the wedding cake, booking The Creamery might be the most decadent decision you can make when planning your wedding. Overlooking the Crossroads district, this intimate indoor/outdoor venue sets the scene for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and smaller weddings and receptions.
As for amenities and add-ons, the space includes a prep kitchen, outdoor bar, sound system, TV screens, indoor and outdoor furniture, a firepit and so much more. They even give you access to 50 parking spaces for your guests to use.
The next rooftop on our list of Kansas City rooftop wedding venues is at Crossroads Hotel. Outrageous city-sweeping views above a chic hotel? Yes, please! Situated directly above the Crossroads Hotel sits Percheron Rooftop Bar. Known to locals as a chic stop for light bites and craft beverages in the Crossroads, it also serves as a wonderful outdoor space for a ceremony and/or reception. Speaking of reception, their in-house catering has you covered with a wide variety of food and beverage packages ranging from passed appetizers to full-course plated meals.
You might as well treat yourself to a staycation while you’re there and book a Crossroads Hotel suite. Enjoy your suite with your bridal party while getting ready for the wedding. Or retreat to your room post-ceremony, happy that you don’t have far to travel after an exciting day!
If you’re planning to exchange vows on a non-peak day, the entire Percheron Rooftop Bar is available to rent out Sunday through Wednesday, between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Westin Crown Center
Westin Crown Center boasts a number of sought-after indoor and outdoor wedding venues. If you’re opting for outdoors, the hotel’s Games Deck is ideal for saying “I Do” while overlooking the City of Fountains. It can be easily transformed to accommodate a ceremony, cocktail hour and/or reception, and also offers a spectacular view of Union Station and the Kansas City Skyline. The Ballroom, which sits directly below the Games Deck, serves as an alternate celebration space in the case of inclement weather.
Plus, you and your guests can book a suite at the Westin and not only be steps away from your wedding venue, but also from entertainment and shopping at Crown Center. Because of this, the Games Deck is arguably a crown jewel when it comes to Kansas City rooftop wedding venues.
Nestled in the lively Crossroads District, ON Broadway feels like an escape from the city. Contemporary furniture, lush landscaping, and views of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts create the serene setting for any special event. Easily host your ceremony and reception here by using their existing outdoor furniture and add chairs to create a relaxed seating environment. After you say “I Do”, they can transition the casual-style seating to be more appropriate for a reception.
ON Broadway is equipped with amenities and add-ons that contribute to the venue’s already awesome ambiance. They include furniture, an outdoor bar, sound system, an airstream kitchen, and a firepit. There is also access to 75 parking spaces – which is a downtown luxury!