The Rhapsody - Wedding and Reception Hall

Independence, MO

Capacity: 251-300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

Jackson County's Premier Event Venue

Beautiful building, tall ceilings, spacious seating, catering kitchen, flexible floor plan. Stained high-gloss floor. Tans and neutral colors, white woodwork. Indoor/outdoor photo options with arches, columns, waterfalls, pergola. Elegant chandelier entry way. All tables, chairs and linens (colors of your choice) provided. 13 hours ceremony/reception package.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Garden

Wedding Categories



Contact Info

2322 East R D Mize Road, Independence, MO (816) 795-0777


Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Kristin R

The entire staff at The Rhapsody was truly amazing! This place has it all -- onsite DJ, photo booth, coordinator, and even their own centerpieces Bryan, who was our DJ was truly fantastic. I kept getting asked where I found him! He made the reception and dinner and... Read More anything and everything we needed music for wonderful and even worked with all my Disney requests! Fabulous! Brett, who worked the photo booth, the overall photo booth experience was fantastic. We got to keep a strip of every photo taken and people were able to see a stream of pictures as well as the photos went online so everyone could see. It was worth the extra money! Liz was our coordinator. SHE WAS THE BEST THING EVER. She helped with deliveries, crazy requests, last minute details, random questions, and kept everyone calm. Get her if all possible for your wedding! Rita made my centerpieces. It was so easy just seeing what she had and making something beautiful. She hand makes them all and I had so much to choose from! Beautiful purple arrangements with lights and bling. Loved them all! Our ceremony was outside, and it was just truly beautiful. The garden and waterfall was a beautiful back drop. I highly recommend The Rhapsody! Staff is fantastic and easy to work with and to keep you calm on your special day.

The perfect day

Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Jean S

I absolutely recommend the Rhapsody to every detail oriented Bride looking for a stress free and memorable day! I am so thankful I chose the Rhapsody. It's a family owned and operated venue so everyone is involved and dedicated to making your day perfect! Rita helped me along... Read More the way with all the details and then some! She's a life savor! Bryan is their in-house DJ. I also highly recommend using him! He will not disappoint. He gets the crowd laughing and up to dance the night away. A DJ can totally make or break a reception and he is top notch!

Beautiful And Elegant Venue

Reviewed on 10/26/2015

As parents of the bride we both worried how to make this our daughters dream. That worry was something that Rita of "The Rhapsody" made go away. She and her crew of professionals made that dream happen and turned the whole process into reality. The Venue is both elegant... Read More and beautiful from the Garden Wedding to the dinning and Ballroom area. The DJ was fantastic and ran the wedding dance and reception functions with style. Everyone commented on how much fun they had and wished they could keep the music going even though he had played for more than 4 hours. We highly recommend this Venue, "The Rhapsody" and again "Thank You Rita"

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 Ashleigh R

The Rhapsody made planning our wedding reception easy and stress free, and it was better than I ever could have imagined!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Kennedy K

My sister was the Bride, myself a Bridesmaid. And we were both blown away with the help and services from The Rhapsody-Independence. Rita and the rest of the crew were willing to help with anything and everything to ensure the day was flawless. We loved the DJ, he knew how to... Read More keep everyone up and dancing which was great. Our day was fantastic, mostly due to the help from The Rhapsody. Highly recommend them to anyone searching for a venue with all 9 yards. We'll definitely be back.

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Katey G

They did an awesome job. They were all very very nice people. They were willing to help with anything we needed. Would definitely recommend using them.

Reviewed on 10/30/2016

The Rhapsody was an A+ venue. Not only were the owners and staff professional, but kind and caring as well. Would definitely refer to friends and family.

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Kimber K

Our Wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We are so thankful that we chose the Rhapsody. The Scherer family went so far above and beyond to make our day so much more special than we could have ever imagined! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Alesa D

Rita and her team were amazing from the very beginning. I had no doubt that my reception would be great and it was. The Rhapsody took care of the set up, decorations, linens, clean up and bouquets. I just had to tell Rita what I wanted and she took care of the rest. I would... Read More definitely recommend The Rhapsody for any event!

2016-11-02T09:49:42 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the wonderful review. We loved every minute helping create your beautiful wedding day!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Jeremy L

We were very fortunate to have the Rhapsody host our wedding on October 1st; with only three months to plan it we didn't think we'd find such a wonderful location. They are incredibly easy to work with and accommodating. Rita put together the most incredible flower arrangements... Read More and centerpieces. Kaci bustled my wife's dress, assisted the wedding photographer, and took care of everything so that our day would be free of worries. Bryan was entertaining and energetic as our DJ and kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end. I will recommend The Rhapsody to anybody who asks, five stars easily. Rebekah and Jeremy

2016-11-02T09:48:38 Response from the vendor

Dear Rebekah and Jeremy, What a JOY to meet you both and have the pleasure of helping you with your wedding day! Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again someday. Have a Blessed Life Together! Rita and the Rhapsody... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Kevin H

Absolutely amazing people and venue. Everyone there was so amazingly helpful and did all they could to make our special day amazing. The fact that they were full service and offered many amenities took a lot of the pressure off. They did amazing job decorating the venue and our... Read More flowers it was absolutely stunning. They truly went above and beyond. If I could give them 10 stars they'd deserve every bit of it. I'll never forget how helpful and caring everyone was there on our big day. At the end of it, it felt more like we made friends than a business transaction.

2016-11-02T09:45:37 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your heartfelt review. With every wedding we expand our friendships and family circle to include wonderful people just like you! We wish you a long, blessed life together.Come by and say hi sometime soon. Rita and Rhapsody Staff.

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Jessica H

I normally don't submit reviews, but The Rhapsody deserves every word of praise I can say. This venue is owned by a family, so you can get multiple services from them. We had our floral and DJ through them. Rita took my Pinterest pins and recreated them. She bet all of the... Read More estimates we gave her. She was always willing to help in any way possible, especially when it came to emotional support. Bryan was our DJ and kept the party going until closing time while being professional the whole way. Every time my husband and myself emailed anyone from The Rhapsody, we received a prompt email back. Elizabeth and Anna were our assigned wedding coordinators and they made sure everything went as smooth as possible on our special day. We will truly miss communicating with each and every one of them. Thank you immensely Rita, Bryan, and The Rhapsody family. You will not be disappointed in going with this venue.

2016-11-02T09:42:12 Response from the vendor

Dear Jessica and Kevin, Thank you for sharing your wedding day at the Rhapsody and the kind words in your review. We loved working with you and your family. What a beautiful experience! Rita and Rhapsody staff.

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Amanda C

I am so glad that we chose The Rhapsody for our wedding and reception venue! It was hard to believe that we were able to get such a gorgeous place for such an affordable price! The staff was extremely help and accommodating. They showed a lot of enthusiasm and excitement about... Read More our wedding, which really made everything go off without a hitch! They had a backup plan for everything in case something went wrong, but luckily the day turned out to be absolutely perfect. There were even some really cute areas inside and outside the venue for taking wedding photos. I would without a doubt recommend the Rhapsody to anyone looking for a beautiful, stress-free, and affordable wedding experience.

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Tiffany W

I was the wedding coordinator for a friends wedding, the Rhapsody was absolutely great. The decorations was everything the bride wanted and more. The staff was great..I will definitely recommend the Rhapsody to future brides....Great place

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Heather W

I highly recommend Rhapsody! They made everything go smoothly so I didn't have to worry about a thing!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Shona R

They did such a fantastic job. The entire process went extremely smooth. They provided the wedding planner for the day and she was beyond perfect. Everything was set up perfect. It was a perfect wedding and reception

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Bailey F

The Rhapsody was AMAZING! They catered to our every need and made it so effortless to plan a wedding! Everything was so beautiful. It was better than I ever even imagined it could be!

Reviewed on 7/03/2016 Beth C

Absolutely AMAZING!!!😍 Our wedding was on 6/24/16. Rita and her crews were easy to work with and they were very hospitable👍🏻 I was worried about the wedding planning from the start to finish as I only had 6 months to plan it but Rita and her staff has made it super easy... Read More during the process to help me ease the stress of planning a wedding❤️ Rita made all the fresh flowers for our wedding party and they were just absolutely gorgeous😍 I mean I had a minor concern about the size of my bouquet on rehearsal night and was just going brush it off but Rita wanted my day to be perfect so she had contacted me later to let me know that she's going to fix my bouquet to make it better and I absolutely loved it!! She went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect and to treat us just like family which is something that we'll treasure forever❤️ Also I wanted to thank our DJ Brian who made the night sooo much fun!!! My husband and I are not huge fans of dancing in front of ppl but we had such a blast that we couldn't contain ourselves that we made several appearances on the dance floor🤗 I am SOOO HAPPY that we had the chance to work with these wonderful ppl and gotten to know them a long the way! Thank you Rita, Brian and Liz for making our night so special🤗

2016-07-03T10:42:43 Response from the vendor

Dear Beth, Thank you for the wonderful review! We loved working with you. It was a beautiful day with beautiful people. Blessings to you both for a long, happy life together! Rita and Rhapsody Staff.

Reviewed on 6/25/2016 Myah K

We loved the Rhapsody! The staff is so helpful and kind. It is a beautiful venue and I highly recommend it!

2016-07-03T10:49:56 Response from the vendor

Dear Myah and Brett, It was a pleasure to meet you both. We loved helping you create your dream wedding. Best wishes for a blessed life together. Rita and Rhapsody Staff.

Ultimately Wonderful

Reviewed on 11/09/2015 Bobbi M

Rita and her crew were just amazing and willing to make changes to fit our wants. Least expensive compared to other venues. All of our guests said it was a beautiful place and wonderfully beautiful wedding. We choose to have wedding and reception all in one and wouldn't have... Read More done it any other way. With flower packages and all special amenities to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Thank you to Rita, Elizabeth, Amber, Bryan, and all other helpers. Thanks so much, Bobbi

Wonderful Family Experience

Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Patricia & Jack L

The Rhapsody is the place for the wedding of your dreams! The family that owns it is so easy to work with! We were very happy with our decision to use the Rhapsody. Everything was so hassle free and relaxing! We highly recommend them and thanks to everyone at the Rhapsody!

Stunning! Like a fairytale!

Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Tina L

My family attended a wedding and reception at the Rhapsody last Summer. We were SO impressed that when my daughter got engaged we knew where to go! Rita has already gone above and beyond for us! We gave her a few pinterest pictures of centerpieces and she made them even better... Read More and more fantastic than we could have imagined! The in house DJ, Bryan, had a charismatic personality. Everyone was up and dancing the whole night! We've already booked him, too! I know my daughter's wedding will be amazing!

Wedding Venue

Reviewed on 10/31/2015

I attended a party at the Rhapsody and had a great time. The venue was nicely set up and decorated beautifully. We really enjoyed the DJ and had so much fun with the in house photo booth. My son and I enjoyed going in to the photo booth with the costumes props and taking... Read More silly photos. I would recommend this venue for sure.

Classy and Elegant

Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Amanda L

I attended an event at the Rhapsody. The centerpieces and decorations were lovely. The garden and waterfall were a big hit too! I decided to book my wedding there as well!

Touch of class.

Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Becka G

Let me just start with my husband and I live in Miami, Florida and got married in Kansas City, Missouri for family reasons. From the moment I started planning my "destination" wedding at the Rhapsody in Independence, Rita (the owner) was 100% supportive and helpful. She is very... Read More professional and understood that all our meetings would be done via phone. She was VERY accommodating to my schedule and flexible! Rita not only is a very personable and friendly owner she truly cared about me as a bride and that all my plans were going accordingly for my wedding. Rita made great suggestions for a bar service and catering since she knew i was planning from out of town and was not familiar with the area. The Rhapsody also has in house DJ and photo booth. We used the DJ and he was perfect as well! The whole staff at the Rhapsody was very professional and very accommodating with my requests. We had a themed wedding and they were glad to help make my vision come to life. The property easily fit our 100 guests, decorations, catering, and a decent size dance floor to party. The property has a beautiful garden out back and fun patio area where we set up our bar. It was perfect for our guests to also mingle outside since it was a perfect fall evening. I would highly recommend this location for any big event or party as a venue. The service and quality was great! Thank you Rita and the Rhapsody for making our BIG day classy and memorable.


Meet The Manager

Bryan Scherer

Hello everyone! My name is Bryan Scherer, I am the Building Manager/In House DJ for The Rhapsody. That is my beautiful wife, Amanda, on the left. To answer your question, Yes! We were married at The Rhapsody! Chances are, when you book a tour at The Rhapsody, you will meet me first! I know, I am excited, too! You will also meet my mother, Rita. She is our master florist. That is right, we are a family business that has delivered over 400 custom dream weddings since 2008. We take pride in a happy bride!! Give us a call! 816-795-0777