Unlocking: The Gatsby on Oak

In 1912, a timeless building was constructed in the heart of Kansas City, complete with coffered ceilings, penny tiles, and intricate detailing. In 2019, the cherished building underwent a top to bottom renovation, marrying modern design with historical character to bring you, The Gatsby on Oak. 

Imagine an old steel vault repurposed into the perfect photo booth. Picture more than 4300 crystals twinkling in all the chandeliers. Or a bar of grandiose proportions and glass shelves galore. Imagine bathrooms big enough that no one waits in line. A groom’s room with a mini bar and gaming station. Or a bridal suite adorned in pillows so plush and chairs of blush. It’s all in the essence of Gatsby. 

Kary Arthur is a former caterer turned GM and venue visionary after helping her son on his search for the perfect place to wed. After scouring the city, they found a lot of things they liked, and a lot of things they didn’t.  

“It seems like every place we saw had at least one element that fell through the cracks. Whether it be having only one bathroom for the entire event, or no room for the groups to get ready, I wanted to design a space with everything in mind,” says Arthur. 

And that’s precisely what she did. They thought through every detail, while preserving all the unique characteristics of the original space to create the perfect hybrid of modern mixed with traditional.  

The Gatsby is the perfect place to celebrate your love with up to 213 of your nearest and dearest (or 108 at 50% Covid capacity.) The location is prime, with easy access to the River Market or the Crossroads, and ample hotels surround the space. Parking is abundant and nearby, and best yet, there is a park directly across the street. This means that you have options for your ceremony, and the park provides a veil of privacy, making your event feel that much more private and intimate.

The Gatsby on Oak believes your day should be all yours. That’s why they’ll never host another event on the same day as your wedding, and you have exclusive use of the space for the duration of your day, including 5 hours of event time. They pride themselves on the amenities that come included. With your rental you also have access to:

  • Bridal parlor with private bath and locked storage
  • Grooms lounge with gaming center and stocked mini-bar
  • Satellite bar to accommodate larger groups
  • Separate cocktail space to host guests during room change
  • Tables, including guest, head, cake, and service options
  • Black chivari chairs
  • Black or White linens
  • Free parking
  • Private security via off-duty police officer
  • Clean-up crew to handle after-event tear down
  • Bartender(s) to handle drink service
  • Personal event specialist available to you throughout the day

If that wasn’t enough, one of their main missions is to minimize the stress each couple encounters. They do this through offering rentals. This means they’ll manage the ordering of the items for you, receive them for the wedding, and then return them when the day is done. That makes for 147 less forks and 32 less vases to count out after you’ve danced the night away.

Further, they are perhaps one of the most accommodating in the industry when it comes to lining up your bar selection. Does your mom strictly drink White Claw, or do you prefer a certain brand of rum that reminds you of the Caribbean vacation you got engaged on? All you have to do is ask. The Gatsby team is more than happy to make sure each element is customized with your crowd in mind. And if you’re looking to offer a signature drink, but don’t know where to start, their on-site mixologists can create something attuned specifically to you.
If you’re not yet convinced that this is the venue for you, one tour should do the trick. Once you see the sky-high ceilings, the oversized doors, and all of the insta-worthy photo ops, there is no doubt that you’ll want this dream to become 
a reality.  

For more information contact: 
The Gatsby on Oak
Kary Arthur | GM
924 Oak Street, KCMO 64106
Kary@TheGatsbyOnOak.com | 816.634.2030

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