28 Event Space

Kansas City, MO

Capacity: 300+ | WEBSITE | PHONE

The Inside Scoop


FROM THE KNOT EDITORS

The First Look

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, just 35 minutes from downtown, 28 Event Space is a premier location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With an impressive overall size of 7,500 square feet, there is plenty of room for elaborate celebrations. This venue was originally a warehouse, but it has been completely remodeled. The atmosphere is clean and modern with touches of vintage charm. There are two main event spaces available along with areas for the wedding party to prepare for the ceremony.

The Kansas City Room is the largest room in this facility. It's ideal for large wedding parties of 300 or more guests and comes equipped with a dance floor and a stage for those who want live entertainment at their reception. Those who prefer to have a DJ can utilize the built-in DJ booth and the full high-definition sounds system. A fully equipped catering kitchen is directly attached to this room, making it easy for guests to get appetizers and full meals at a dinner or cocktail hour. This room also features a high-end bar. Hundreds of small twinkling lights line the ceiling, creating a whimsical look.

The Station is another reception room, and it's smaller than the Kansas City room. It's lushly appointed and features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in. Guests can directly access an outdoor terrace from this room. This space can comfortably seat up to 200 guests.

Located just off of the Kansas City Room is The Vanity Room. This room is commonly used as a bridal suite and serves as the ideal place for a bride and her party to get ready for the big day. It features a large, well-lit vanity that's ideal for styling hair and applying makeup.

Newly married couples have the opportunity to spend the night of their wedding in The Loft, a private suite adjacent to the Kansas City Room. This suite features a Jacuzzi tub, a full kitchen, a lounge area, two full bathrooms and a guest bedroom.

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What You Should Know

The staff at 28 Event Space provide comprehensive wedding packages. We allow you to bring in your own vendors. Wedding parties are allowed to bring in outside catering by a licensed caterer. You can also bring in your own liquor, we have licensed bartenders that will serve it. Tables, chairs and linens are all provided. All areas in this venue offer wheelchair accessibility.

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Extra Perks

28 Event space is a beautiful, modern venue staffed by professionals with extensive experience running large events. This venue offers a number of extra perks to wedding parties.

  • Built-in projection equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet connectivity
  • Party buses available
  • Limousine rental available
  • Photo and video booths available
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From the Vendor

Your vision. Our reality.

Located only minutes from downtown, 28 Event Space has 2 distinctly different spaces, both with top-notch amenities, modern style and impeccable service. The Kansas City Room & The Station both come equipped with overnight suites, sound system, transportation & photo booth. Let us show you how to make your dream a reality!

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity

300+

Settings

Ballroom, Loft

Wedding Categories

Shuttle Service, Transportation

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
1300 West 28th Street, Kansas City, MO (816) 283-8368
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Reviewed on 9/14/2016 Courtney A

Honestly words can not express how much I love this venue. It is absolutely stunning and really doesn't require a whole lot of decorating because of how incredible the inside space is. Our pictures look amazing with the glowing lights that hang down from the ceiling. So many... Read More of my guests came up to me that night saying how much they loved the venue. It has a really cool outdoor space where the non-dancers were able to relax and have fun as well. Sylvia and Karly were a dream team. They answered all my silly questions leading up to the big day and were awesome the day of in making it look incredible. Everyone said that this was the best wedding they have ever been to and I think that the venue had a huge part in that!


Reviewed on 6/20/2016 Caitlin M

My bride and I went to multiple venues and bridal shows looking for a possible and an affordable place for our wedding, and I can honestly say there is no place in KC that compares to 28 Event Space. We fell in love with it not only because of the modern look and ample space,... Read More but because the staff was so accommodating and helpful from the day we booked the event space until the very last minute of our wedding. Thank you 28 Event Space!!


Reviewed on 4/16/2016 Nicole H

28 Event Space was great! They made sure everything was taken care of on the wedding day. I didn't have to stress about anything! And they are so friendly!!

2016-04-18T12:40:44 Response from the vendor

Awesome! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us at 28 Event!


Reviewed on 5/08/2017 Theresa H

I am not booking the 28 Event Space for my event. While it is a beautiful venue with a pretty good location downtown, it is overpriced compared to similar spaces with similar amenities. The reason I felt compelled to write a review is when I contacted the space to request... Read More pricing information and to ensure the date I needed was available, Courtney (28 Event Space Coordinator as of May 2017), responded by emailing two prospective customers at the same time and failing to bcc us. The other customer and myself then went through a week of irritating miscommunication before we realized neither of the other was the coordinator (Courtney did not respond to emails within days of receiving them to clear this up). She then did not apologize or even acknowledge that she had made an error. I could have gotten over that initial communication error if when I finally was able to schedule a time to tour the space, Courtney had taken the time to re-confirm that the date I needed was available. Instead, I made a special trip to see the space only to arrive (and wait for her to show up for another 10 minutes), for her to tell me the date I requested wasn't available. Are you kidding me!? How difficult is it to re-confirm a date prior to making a prospective customer waste their time?! In summary, the space is pretty. There are better investments scattered through the city, and beware Courtney's planning abilities.

2017-05-09T17:54:50 Response from the vendor

I would like to apologize for the miscommunication. I try to make every effort to accommodate renters, especially future brides. My sincerest apologies. -Courtney


Reviewed on 5/05/2017 Katie C

This venue was the most amazing place to have our wedding! Not only does it look amazing on its own, so there isn't need for a huge amount of decoration, the people who work there are incredible! I felt like all my millions of questions as a bride were answered with a friendly... Read More response and quickly. hey went above and beyond all my expectations and even ran an important errand for the wedding party the day of when a two year old needed pull-ups! I cannot say enough great things about this venue and if you are lucky to get a date there you will be in great hands and your wedding will be amazing! We did reserve the back room and it was the perfect place to get ready and have our hair and makeup done as well.


Reviewed on 4/25/2017 Darcie V

Courtney was amazing!! She was so easy to work with and so helpful! It was great to bring in our own alcohol and food in, and the bridal suite was great for my husband and I to stay the night! We were even able to use a limo for after the reception to drive around while... Read More everyone left. Overall my wedding was picture perfect and a lot was thanks to Courtney and the 28 event space.


Reviewed on 4/01/2017 Alicia C

Amazing space and perfect size for our reception! The people we worked with were great and the extra amenities were well worth it!!!


Reviewed on 3/07/2017 Matthew B

Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding day was because of 28 event space! I can't thank their coordinators, Courtney and Karly for helping out with every little detail! Courtney and Karly were so simple and easy to work with! They went above and beyond to make our wedding... Read More day so special. The event space itself was breathtaking! Lights on the ceiling and kc skyline on the back wall! This place is a must! It is so clean and the bridal room was spacious and bright! I can't thank them again for making our day so special!


Reviewed on 1/21/2017 Tiffany H

28 Event Space was absolutely wonderful. The space itself is gorgeous but the staff takes everything to the next level. We were so impressed with the help and dedication they have to making your event exactly what you need. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so... Read More perfect!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Kelly M

28 Event Space, The Station, Karly & her staff were so great & accommodating. We were extremely happy with the venue and its many offerings. It was beautiful, our guests loved it- many compliments! Its an awesome KC venue from ambiance, sound, bar, lighting... all were amazing.... Read More Thank you! Highly Recommend this amazing venue & staff .


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Victoria D

Everything was beautiful and everyone who helped from 28 Event Space was on top of their game! I didn't have to worry about a thing during the wedding and reception. Fantastic!


Reviewed on 9/19/2016 Katie F

We had our wedding at 28 event space new venue called The Station. We were the very first wedding in the space. It was amazing! The staff was great, Sylvia handled all the details like a pro. The space was so beautiful and perfect for our wedding. Literally the coolest photo... Read More booth I have ever seen, and beautiful finishes. We couldn't have asked for a better venue.


Reviewed on 7/19/2016 Becca G

I cannot say enough good things about 28 Event Space! Karly and Sylvia are simply amazing! They answered every crazy question I had and smiled through every change I made, even up to the last minute, and made me feel like they were genuinely happy to help. Our wedding went off... Read More without a hitch and we could not have done it without 28 Event Space and specifically Karly and Sylvia. The venue is also BEAUTIFUL. We received SO many compliments on the venue and the staff. Book this venue - you will not regret it!


Reviewed on 7/08/2016 Nellie M

We did not end up going with this venue only because they didn't have our date available. But the girls here are so professional, helpful, and responsive, the best we have come in contact with. The KC Room is beautiful and spacious. Loved it all!


Reviewed on 6/30/2016 Robyn R

Karly was so great to work with. Our day went so smoothly without any hiccups or issues and we could not be happier about it! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and needed very little decoration from us because it was already perfect! It was a nice low to mid 80s that day and they... Read More opened the garage doors the whole night to help give our wedding the summer night feel that we dreamed of. The only little blip with the venue would have been the photobooth. Unless you held really still for a few seconds after the photos were taken, they came out blurry. But otherwise, everything was great, the rooms were amazing and allowed us to stay and keep a small party going with our wedding party after. Couldn't say enough great things about this venue!

2016-06-30T14:38:11 Response from the vendor

Robyn, Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure working with you and Adam. Everything turned out beautiful...And we loved your adorable dog! Congrats Again!!


Reviewed on 5/24/2016 Jessica G

From the moment I saw 28 Event Space online, it became our top contender for our wedding venue. We live in Chicago, so were unable to come for the tour ourselves. My mom went in our place and was so impressed with everything that we booked it without ever setting foot in the... Read More space! It turns out that was a great decision! We worked with Maura from the beginning of the planning process and she was always accommodating to my many questions and scheduling meetings around our visits to Kansas City. Planning from afar can be a daunting task and having a coordinator to contact directly really put me at ease. Maura left shortly before our wedding which definitely made me nervous, but I was relieved to be placed in Karly's very capable hands! Our wedding day could not have been more wonderful. Everything from the bridal suite to the ceremony set up to the reception, was amazing! The seamless transition from ceremony space to cocktail hour and then the room flip for the reception made it very easy for our guests and kept the evening flowing smoothly. I have heard from multiple people how much they loved the venue and the staff. Thank you 28 Event Space for helping to give us one unforgettable Wedding! Can we do it all over again now, please?? :)


Reviewed on 5/03/2016 Jennifer B

This past weekend, 28 Event Space gave me an AMAZING venue for my wedding. From the moment we booked with them, they gave us answers to anything we needed help with. The day/night of the wedding went so smoothly because the Coordinators were fabulous! The rooms for wedding... Read More party to get ready in were beautiful and had plenty of room to spread out. The bartenders were so accommodating and kind to everyone. I can't say enough nice things about this venue and the coordinators (especially Sylvia who helped calm my nerves before walking down the isle). Thank you 28 Event Space for making my wedding perfect!


Reviewed on 4/14/2016 Keiandra G

The venue itself is gorgeous. They offer a limo and/or a party bus to transfer for pictures, the bar staff is great, the bride suite is amazing (it's like getting ready at a five star hotel) and the groom suite is nice as well. They give you the option to stay the night as well.... Read More That was awesome since we had to leave at 5AM for our honeymoon. I don't like how the website isn't diverse

2016-04-18T12:46:43 Response from the vendor

Hello, Thank you for your feedback.We haven't updated photography on our website for a year and we plan to soon. We support and encourage events and weddings of all walks of life. Race, nationality or sexual orientation in no way influenced the photography on our... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 2/16/2016 Loren J

Maura and her team at 28 Event Space were EXCEPTIONAL! They were always so easy to contact, a breeze to work with (and I kept changing details constantly!), and so organized. They made my special day so stress-free and enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend this space, and... Read More Maura and her crew especially, to anyone!


Reviewed on 12/06/2015 Chandra S

I would not have my wedding here because of our initial tour. First off, I e-mailed the venue that we wanted a tour only if they had a Saturday in Sept or Aug still available. I was e-mailed back and we set up a time for a tour. Now I was very excited about this space from the... Read More pictures and reviews. This was actually our top choice to have our wedding and reception. My fiance and I get to the venue site with his parents and my mother joining us. We come in on time and greet my fiance's parents. There are multiple people moving about the space, so I am unsure of who will be giving the tour. We stand by the door and wait and a woman starts talking to my fiance's dad. The first thing I hear her say is "Is everyone here?" No introductions. No "Hello, my name is,____" No "Nice to meet you, how are we doing?" Nothing. Completely unprofessional. My mother hadn't arrived so I say "No," to her question and start calling my mom. I am on the phone when the lady comes closer and says "So, we are not all here?" To which I reply "No, I'm calling my mom." My mom shows up I walk out to her and lead her inside, thinking to myself maybe she will introduce herself now that we are all here. We make it inside and the lady then says, "What is your guest list at?" I reply "120" and I am completely baffled by her behavior. She describes the space and keeps saying "flip the room." Now myself, fiance, and mother know what this means, but my fiance's parents weren't sure so they asked. The lady stared at him like he was an idiot and answered with short impatient answers. She shows us the space and at this point I am just focusing on her demeanor. Is this really who I want to be working with? I think to myself maybe I am being too hard on her, maybe it's me, so then I watch her and try to figure out why I am getting this cold vibe from her. She starts talking about the bar and liquor. The only time on the entire tour that this lady actually smiled was when she was talking about alcohol. She smiled once talking about liquor and then poof it was gone and she never smiled again. We get to the end of the tour and we ask "What Saturdays in Aug and Sept do you have available?" And here is the best part...they have no availability for any Saturday in Aug or Sept. What a waste of all of our time! I work evenings so I didn't have to take off work but my fiance, his parents, and my mom all did. We make our way to the sidewalk and I am still thinking to myself maybe I was the only person who did not like the lady's attitude. I said, "The other venues we have been to and tours we have seen were nothing like this-the other ladies we have met were so nice!" And immediately everyone agreed that the person giving the tour was short, rude, and unprofessional. I wish I had not wasted mine or anyone else's time touring this venue.

2015-12-06T16:25:32 Response from the vendor

I am so sorry you felt this way, we never want anyone to feel that. We do always like to tour people for all dates due to people changing dates to get exactly what they want and so everyone and understand all the options. If... Read Less Read More


Great until the very end!

Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Kate H

As a bride, the staff at 28 Event Space was wonderful. They coordinated everything during the day and made sure we were in the know about when everything was happening and where everyone needed to be. They told us that our beer would run out early (my relative love their Bud... Read More Light! Ha!), giving us a chance to send someone on a run to get more! Little touches like that were SUPER helpful. They did however start cleaning up earlier than expected (we thought we had the space until 12, and they had most of the tables/chairs packed up and the lights on at 11:15 while our band was still playing!), and we got charged for food stains on the linens. This is stated in the contract, but we considered this "normal wear and tear" and obviously they did not. There were little things like that that could have been a little more specific, but we maybe should have asked more questions to begin with. As a bride, I had a great time overall and do not regret going with 28! It's a beautiful venue and everyone had a wonderful time. Just make sure you ask a lot of questions and clear up those little "what-ifs" ahead of time!

2015-10-31T22:13:05 Response from the vendor

We are so happy you chose 28 Event Space for your ceremony and reception! And we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you felt as if there could have been more clarity in discussing the contract and the 6 hours of allotted... Read Less Read More


Great value! Stunning venue!

Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Katelyn G

I would definitely recommend 28 Event Space to any bride. Especially a bride that wants a lot of bang for her buck. My husband and I were looking for a venue where we could have both our ceremony and reception. It is also nice that 28 Event Space lets you choose your own caterer... Read More and bring in your own alcohol. A lot of the venues we looked at had in house caterers you had to use and you were required to purchase the alcohol through them. Our package included bartenders, but we were able to get the alcohol through Top-Shelf liquor at a great price, and when we didn't use it all, they bought it back from us. (Big $ saver) Everything was so flexible, it was amazing. We couldn't have found a more convenient venue. We chose a package that was very reasonably priced that let us use the entire venue (complete with "bridal suite" and "groom's cave"). With our package we also got day of coordination, unlimited use of the photo booth, bartenders, party bus, limo, reception set up and tear down, patio heaters, and we got to stay the night in the bridal suite. My bridesmaids and I were able to get ready in the bridal suite (which has so many photo ops) while my husband and the groomsmen hung out in the groom's suite. My bridesmaids and I had stayed the night at a hotel the night before and 28 was able to pick us up from the hotel in their party bus and take us to the venue to continue getting ready. The driver was early and we were at the venue right on time. We used the party bus and limo to drive around and take pictures before the ceremony. The drivers were really cool and knew exactly how to get everywhere. The ceremony went smoothly. If you get day of coordination, 28 will contact your vendors the week of the wedding and confirm/arrange what time they will be arriving. It was a relief not to have to do that the week of the wedding when I was already stressing out over other things. So many of our guests commented on how convenient it was to stay in one place and not have to travel to another reception location. When you first look at the space it might seem like you would have issues with parking. That is not the case at all. They have attendants directing traffic and we had no issues whatsoever. Our guest count was 210. After our ceremony, the 28 Event Space team flipped the room while we had a cocktail hour. During the cocktail hour there were couches and chairs for our guests to sit in. The room was flipped in no time, and all of our guests were able to sit at the tables. Another compliment we got from guests was that the bartenders were very fast. Everyone was telling us how they never had to wait for a drink. Everything was so organized and even after the 25 e-mails I probably sent Maura and Renee, they never made me feel like I was nagging, or being annoying. They were also very responsive. I never went more than a day without hearing back from them. When we had our month out meeting we went through every single detail and Maura was able to point out where we might have issues and had suggestions on how to make things more organized. I would totally pick 28 as my ceremony and reception venue over and over again. Other random things- it was clean, everyone was friendly, we got so many compliments from guests.


Great Value! Awesome service!

Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Katelyn G

I would definitely recommend 28 Event Space to any bride. Especially a bride that wants a lot of bang for her buck. My husband and I were looking for a venue where we could have both our ceremony and reception. It is also nice that 28 Event Space lets you choose your own caterer... Read More and bring in your own alcohol. A lot of the venues we looked at had in house caterers you had to use and you were required to purchase the alcohol through them. Our package included bartenders, but we were able to get the alcohol through Top-Shelf liquor at a great price, and when we didn't use it all, they bought it back from us. (Big $ saver) Everything was so flexible, it was amazing. We couldn't have found a more convenient venue. We chose a package that was very reasonably priced that let us use the entire venue (complete with "bridal suite" and "groom's cave"). With our package we also got day of coordination, unlimited use of the photo booth, bartenders, party bus, limo, reception set up and tear down, patio heaters, and we got to stay the night in the bridal suite. My bridesmaids and I were able to get ready in the bridal suite (which has so many photo ops) while my husband and the groomsmen hung out in the groom's suite. My bridesmaids and I had stayed the night at a hotel the night before and 28 was able to pick us up from the hotel in their party bus and take us to the venue to continue getting ready. The driver was early and we were at the venue right on time. We used the party bus and limo to drive around and take pictures before the ceremony. The drivers were really cool and knew exactly how to get everywhere. The ceremony went smoothly. If you get day of coordination, 28 will contact your vendors the week of the wedding and confirm/arrange what time they will be arriving. It was a relief not to have to do that the week of the wedding when I was already stressing out over other things. So many of our guests commented on how convenient it was to stay in one place and not have to travel to another reception location. When you first look at the space it might seem like you would have issues with parking. That is not the case at all. They have attendants directing traffic and we had no issues whatsoever. Our guest count was 210. After our ceremony, the 28 Event Space team flipped the room while we had a cocktail hour. During the cocktail hour there were couches and chairs for our guests to sit in. The room was flipped in no time, and all of our guests were able to sit at the tables. Another compliment we got from guests was that the bartenders were very fast. Everyone was telling us how they never had to wait for a drink. Everything was so organized and even after the 25 e-mails I probably sent Maura and Renee, they never made me feel like I was nagging, or being annoying. They were also very responsive. I never went more than a day without hearing back from them. When we had our month out meeting we went through every single detail and Maura was able to point out where we might have issues and had suggestions on how to make things more organized. I would totally pick 28 as my ceremony and reception venue over and over again. Other random things- it was clean, everyone was friendly, we got so many compliments from guests.

2015-10-30T22:02:21 Response from the vendor

KLG: I loved getting to know the couple and the family. I actually still talk to your mom! We became close when chatting about our dogs! I look forward to hearing from you guys in the future and there is actually more now to our... Read Less Read More


Beautiful Spot For An Urban Wedding

Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Eliza A

28 Even Space was a perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. In addition to the reception, the ceremony was also held at the venue, so we chose to have the 200 guests sit at their tables for the entire evening, rather than trying to flip the room during the cocktail hour. It... Read More was much easier that way and guests seemed to enjoy the change of pace. Following the wedding ceremony, there was plenty of room to set up a buffet line in the center of the venue and then, when that was cleared, we had a large dance floor. When the space was all set up it was very elegant. Throughout the process, Maura, the staff person we primarily worked with, was very responsive with the bride. We did not purchase the entire package, which included apartments and space to prepare. Along with our smaller package, we got bartenders, security guards/parking attendants outside, tables, chairs and linens. We rented china and tableware and purchased the alcohol that we served. Maura was helpful in guiding us to vendors that had successfully worked with the Event Space in the past. Once the wedding ended, we all spent a few minutes gathering the items we brought and were graciously allowed to leave them there until Monday when we were able to pick everything up. All in all, 28 Event Space was great and was very much appreciated by our guests, as reflected in the many compliments we received on the beautiful venue we had selected.


Great Venue!

Reviewed on 10/27/2015

Everything was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful, everything went exactly as expected. All of our guests have commented on how much they liked this event space.

2015-10-30T21:59:23 Response from the vendor

F & S: you two were so great to work with. you are both so kind and it was so fun getting to know you guys! - Maura and Renee


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