Meet the wedding industry’s newest unicorn. Most people consider Rye KC a restaurant, but beneath their ultra-cool, modern farmhouse exterior lies so much more. Entirely chef-owned, the husband/wife duo behind the brand used their periscope vision to recognize an opportunity to combine their immense skill set with an unparalleled team to create a greater (and more convenient) experience for the couples they serve.  

Welcome to your one-stop shop. Where many venues host a ceremony or reception, they can do both. Where you have to bring in catering, they have renowned chefs already at the helm, ready to make your gastronomic dreams a delicious reality. Forget the endless search for a cake maker. They have an award-winning pastry chef in house, and cake tastings on tap. Day-of coordination? That’s just the beginning. Their dedicated event staff ensures you have someone in your corner from the time you sign on the dotted line through the last dance, or even the post-wedding brunch the next day.  

With two stunning locations, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is whether to host your soirée in the luxury of Leawood or make it a chic Country Club Plaza affair. Either option is rooted in local culture. Owners and James Beard award winning chefs, Colby & Megan Garrelts, pride themselves on their knowledge and appreciation of midwestern traditions and ingredients, and it’s evident in every aspect of their creations, from the ambient environments they’ve constructed to every plate they put before you. They wanted a different option, a better option, for couples, and they are determined to deliver just that.

To say Rye KC has plenty of tricks up their sleeves is an understatement. There’s very little these two and their team can’t do. A few of their wedding-worthy superpowers include:

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Wedding & Reception Venue

Whether you want to host just one event or have everyone stay put, and do both, you have that option. With a capacity of up to 80 in their private space, you can take your pick of ways to arrange the room to suit your aesthetic. And if you dream of an even grander event, rent out the entire restaurant. Yes, that is an option.

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Superior food is a staple of this company. So, they’re willing to go the extra mile to suit your culinary style. Plated dinner? Check. Heavy Apps? Double check. Brunch style, family style, or even a buffet. They’ve got you covered. And if you’ve already put a deposit on another venue, they’ll bring the deliciousness to you. Think pan-roasted salmon. Or griddle-seared hangar steak with sour cream mashers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg wedge salad.

Event Coordination

Of course, they’ll be there to direct traffic on the big day, but Rye KC’s coordination efforts start the moment you reserve your date. With a team of trusted event professionals, you can rest assured they’ll do the heavy lifting when it comes to décor rentals, space setup, outside vendor check-ins, and even day-of anxiety reduction. And the best part is that you have the same lead planner from start to finish. This way, all that’s left for you is to show up and savor every epic moment.  

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Cake & Desserts

Forget having to source a cake maker, and don’t dare dream of picking up a grocery store sheet cake to do your event zero justice. Especially when you have a highly coveted pastry chef on hand. Come in for a cake tasting, and just try to resist all the other delicacies they can make. From Italian wedding cookies to lemon bars, the sky is the limit on what they can do with a little mix, a little icing, and a lot of magic. Or skip the cake altogether and opt for a few of their famed pies instead. After all, they are an often-requested staple of their menu. Simply put: If you can dream it, they’ve likely designed it.

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Ancillary Events

These superstars have mastered the art of putting on events, and their reputation has carried them beyond the big day. They handle rehearsal dinners. Bachelorette brunches. Bridal showers. And they can even throw a spectacular post-wedding breakfast. With many couples hosting multiple events with them, it’s a testament to how many people value what they do and how they do it.

If you weren’t already convinced as to why you should consider Rye KC as a place to pledge your forever, there are several reasons they rise above so many of the rest. It’s a hybrid where restaurant meets venue, meaning so much already comes included, and your fellow foodies will be thanking you. Not to mention, forget having to scramble to find event staff, as highly trained servers are already on hand, tending to your every politely requested command. Additionally, you’ll save yourself the worry of bringing in bartenders or loading your trunk with a supply of libations, wondering if you have enough or too much. At Rye, it’s already on hand, and you only pay for what you consume. In fact, from set-up to tear-down, there’s nothing for you to fret over. You walk in, enjoy every moment, and walk out. It doesn’t get much easier, or more idyllic, than that.

For information regarding hosting your own event, or to tour the space for yourself, feel free to contact:
Leawood: Erica Wagner – 913.348.6688 or reach out at
Plaza: Jordan Brown – 816.507.4992 or reach out at

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