One of the first steps in wedding planning is finding the right venue to accommodate your guest count and budget. With a variety of venues around the Greater Kansas City Area, picking a place to tie the knot can feel difficult and overwhelming. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. So, take your first few steps in planning your trip down the aisle by unlocking Hawthorne House, North Kansas City’s top-rated venue for over 23 years.

Come to think of it, selecting a venue is very similar to selecting a partner in life. Does it compliment your personality, meet your needs, and make you happy? This popular Parkville venue is the perfect venue match. From indoor and outdoor options situated on 11 sprawling acres to the charming original farmhouse that was transformed into dressing suites, say “I Do” to Hawthorne House’s timeless appeal and bountiful ceremony or reception backdrops.

Waldron Photography


Built in 2003, this charming chapel has been home to countless ceremonies. Seating up to 250 guests, temperature controlled, and with ramp access, The Chapel also provides two floral stands and an altar table, or you can feel free to bring your own decorations.

Alyssa Barletter Photography


This wow-worthy space, thanks to the vaulted ceiling and stunning chandeliers, sets a bright, inviting, and romantic tone. The Emerson Room seats up to 300 guests and includes tables, chairs, and linens in the reception packages.

Alyssa Barletter Photography


Have you always dreamed of an outdoor wedding? The Gazebo serves as a popular pick for nuptials. Seat up to 300 guests, and event staff will set up and tear down this outdoor space so that your “I Dos” are as stress-free as can be.

If weather is a concern, there’s no raining on this parade. Hawthorne House has a Plan B where the ceremony is seamlessly shifted to The Chapel if inclement weather is in the forecast.

Sara Rieth Photography


Reserve your wedding at Hawthorne House and unlock access to all 11 acres of the property, which includes the large front lawn. This sprawling space can accommodate an outdoor ceremony, plus an outdoor cocktail hour without having to remove or recreate parts of the space.

Photo opportunities are endless when you take full advantage of The Lawn. Snap pictures on the sprawling front porch, large lawn, in the wooded area, or on a bridge dawned in twinkle lights.

Chapel – Heather Rose Photography. Cake Cutting – Waldron Photography. Ceremony- Brianne Elizabeth Photography.


  • Recent renovations of two dressing suites. Each features a private bathroom, porch, additional square footage to efficiently get hair and makeup completed, and tons of added light. You also have access to a gaming system!
  • A variety of on-site ceremony and reception locations
  • Simple, straight-forward ceremony/reception packages
  • White, floor-length linens are included in reception rates
  • Real glassware is included in all beverage packages
  • Outdoor ceremony location with a built-in Plan B, which avoids having to do a room flip if weather isn’t ideal
  • 300 seated guest capacity 
  • 175+ parking spots


Hawthorne House
6008 NW Bell Road, Parkville, MO 64152
Tours offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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