Book Your Wedding with The Terrace On Grand
A BALLROOM IN KANSAS CITY, MO
Located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, the Terrace on Grand offers everything a couple needs for a classy indoor wedding. This venue opened in 2010 as a premier urban event setting, complete with stunning panoramic views of downtown Kansas City. With 5,000 feet of indoor space, Terrace on Grand offers exceptional versatility for receptions. Guests can step onto the rooftop to enjoy a vibrant city view, then move back inside to enjoy a drink and a dance.
The Terrace on Grand has all the touches of elegance couples expect from a sophisticated venue. Romantic finishing touches such as sashes with bows and candle centerpieces create a lush atmosphere for indoor photos, while the enclosed rooftop provides stunning outdoor picture opportunities. Terrace on Grand helps to make a couple's ceremony and reception unforgettable.
. The third floor is where indoor ceremonies and the receptions are held. Gleaming hardwood floors, expansive windows and subtle star-like lights give the room supreme style. This indoor space accommodates 25-260 people for a stand-up reception or 200 people for a seated dinner.
. Terrace on Grand offers a place for couples to have an outdoor ceremony. Hardwood floors and an enclosed wooden railing provide an elegant backdrop, with the night skyline adding a big-city feel to the festivities.
What You Should Know
The Terrace on Grand gives couples an additional hour of room rental and an additional hour to have a rehearsal for a fee. Ceremony rehearsals usually occur the night prior to the event, unless there's already a booking. The venue asks couples to be flexible regarding rehearsal time since it can't guarantee available space the evening before.
The venue has rental minimums based on the day of the week. Monday to Thursday is less expensive than Friday and Sunday, and Saturday is the most expensive of any day. Couples can reserve an event date with a signed rental agreement plus a deposit for one-third of the package rental charge. The venue and the couple have a final planning meeting 21 days before the scheduled event date to pay the balance and confirm the details.
All-inclusive packages include four hours of venue rental, including rooftop access, a buffet with two entrees, one starch, one vegetable, one salad and rolls, unlimited wine, beer and sodas, and all china, glassware and silverware. It also includes tables and chairs for up to 220 event guests, linens and napkins, setup, breakdown, cleanup and trash removal. In addition, couples receive the services of an event coordinator, doorman, facility manager, servers and bartenders. Terrace on Grand also provides cabaret, buffet and gift tables, as well as a DJ table and an audiovisual system with projectors. Couples may add additional hours at an extra charge.
The buffet, china, napkins and silverware are included by Taste KC Catering, Terrace on Grand’s in-house catering company. The company can provide quotes for gluten-free and vegetarian dishes and desserts. The venue allows outside caterers; however, they must be licensed and insured. The caterers are also required to help with the room change, including setting the tables, and to provide staff to bus the entire event.
The venue requires that it provide all alcohol. The all-inclusive package covers a basic beer and wine bar, but the Terrace on Grand also provides a Full Well bar, Full Call Bar or a Premium Bar. Cash Bars are available for an additional fee plus a flat fee per bartender. The venue subtracts a per-person rate for each guest under 21 years of age after couples meet the minimum.
The Terrace on Grand is minutes away from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the KC Power & Light Entertainment District. Its rooftop offers a view of downtown no other venue offers. In addition, the venue provides these amenities:
- String quartet on the roof deck
- Baby grand piano
- Reserve champagne and wine
From the Vendor
A Terrace Experience
The Terrace on Grand opened its doors in December 2008 and is conveniently located at 1520 Grand Boulevard in the heart of downtown. The Terrace offers 5,000 feet of historic sophisticated, indoor event space. With its original raw white brick walls and dark hardwood floors it gives our clients an urban chic feel that is accentuated by a dazzling roof deck perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, networking events, and so much more. Just blocks from the Sprint Center, KC Power and Light, the Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts and the Kansas City Star building, The Terrace gives you a stunning and vibrant 360 degree view of Kansas City. The Terrace on Grand’s contemporary, elegant and versatile event space will provide the ideal backdrop for your next special event.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Loft, Rooftop
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
My daughter and I extensively researched venues for her September 2015 wedding, and Terrace on Grand was the clear standout. Don't let its subtle presence on Grand Boulevard fool you. Its huge, unique, rustic/chic ballroom created an unforgettable setting for our ceremony and reception. The open-air rooftop with the 360-view of downtown KC was a breathtaking surprise for our 225 guests during cocktail hour. The deciding factor for us, though, which I cannot overstate, is the customer service. Emad and his co-coordinator Maggie were friendly, efficient, and accommodating when it came to personalizing our event. They listened, added their professional perspective and then executed perfectly, so that we felt like our daughter's big day was the fairy-tale wedding we wanted her to have. With 700+ weddings under his belt, Emad knows what he is doing, yet he made us feel like our was a one-of-a-kind event. In-house catering by Chef Chris was delicious, beautiful, and plentiful. He custom-made fruit/cheese trays specific to our request. He prepared a special gluten-free dish for our Maid of Honor. Affordable, beautiful, memorable, and low-stress... we loved every moment.
This place is incredible. They really exceeded all of our expectations. Emad and Maggie were so accomodating to everything that we wanted to accomplish. We wanted a fun and slightly non-traditional wedding and they made sure everything was perfect. When we had our final planning meeting with Maggie and our DJ, I got a little overwhelmed and stressed. Maggie was quick to send a reassuring email as soon as we left letting me know that they were going to make sure the day was perfect and not to worry. Emad led our rehearsal and wow, everyone in our families and the wedding party kept talking about how organized and on top of it he was. He did such a great job making sure the ceremony was going to be flawless for us and exactly what we wanted. Since there wasn’t a wedding the Friday night before our wedding, we got to go in on Thursday and start setting up decorations. It was nice to have that extra time because our Friday was hectic and we would have really been struggling for that time on Friday or Saturday. And decorations, oh my gosh, they have this awesome inventory in the basement of any vase/bowl you could imagine, spray painted wine bottles, table numbers, cake stands, tea light candle holders, charges (gold or silver), mirror centerpieces, table runners (sequined ones even), all at your disposal. It was incredible knowing that really we just had to bring in the flowers and a couple odd and end special pieces that we wanted but the rest of it we didn’t have to worry about, we just set out everything we wanted to use that Thursday before. We had our ceremony on the rooftop, a short social hour between the ceremony and the reception downstairs and then we made our grand entrance. Passed appetizers were amazing and our guests raved about the mac and cheese bar (we didn’t do a traditional buffet or sit down dinner). As for the bar, they were awesome at tracking down all of the local wine that we wanted at the wedding and they were accomodating to a couple specific liquor requests we wanted (most were upgrades and required extra cost but it was worth it for us). They even accomodated us having an ice luge that they poured blue margaritas down - it was awesome! Everything was completely organized, down to Emad walking our officiant (my cousin) through how to fill our the marriage license, to literally guarding our sweetheart table after our grand entrance to make sure we ate! They brought food and drink to our table so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. They coordinated the sparkler send off and even gave us a to-go box of food. It was awesome. Seriously, Emad & Maggie were incredible, the food was incredible, everything about this place was amazing. If you’re hesitating for a second booking this place, just book it already!!
I had my wedding at Terrace on Grand on 8/4/2017, and now I understand where all these awesome reviews are coming from. I was blown away by EVERYTHING to say the least. The rooftop had a beautiful view of Kansas City (my heart!), which gave us a stunning ceremony just by itself. The reception hall was gorgeous (it looks even better than the pictures!) with white brick, wooden floors, stringed lights all around, and an awesome bar. Not to mention, the Terrace on Grand makes it very easy to have an open bar wedding if you chose to do so. Everyone raved about the rooftop view, the reception, THE FOOD, and especially how amazing Maggie and Emad were. If anything, that is what my family and even my friends have continued to rave about- I'm not kidding, we all still talk about how Maggie and Emad were god sent, and how amazing they were throughout the entire process. They went more than out of their way to make everything perfect- from answering every email/phone call right away, to helping me coordinate the entire rehearsal, helping me calm my nerves, and making sure every minute of the wedding day went perfect. It's so obvious that they truly care about you and your special day, and everyone was able to see it. On top of it all, TOG is only a 4 minute walk from P&L, and my friends/family LOVED being able to go out after the reception ended to keep the party going. I got to ride the mechanical bull at PBR in my wedding dress and who can say that they did that on their wedding day?! If I had to do it again and I could chose from any venue in all of KC, I would without a doubt pick TOG.
Choosing the right venue for my wedding was the most critical piece of why I had the best day of my life. Emad and Maggie had every detail planned out seamlessly. Everyone at my wedding was SO impressed with how well Emad coordinated the evening and how beautiful everything was. Having the ceremony and reception at the same location took the hassle of driving from our guests, letting them relax all evening. They took all stress off of the day and even helped me to dodge a huge last minute vendor issue so that I did not have to worry. I recommend TOG as the best wedding venue BY FAR in Kansas City after talking to and interacting with other venues. They did not come close to the professionalism of TOG. Our friends and family will always remember how perfect our night was due to choosing TOG! Thank you Emad and Maggie!
I want to give a shout out to The Terrace on Grand - especially to Emad & Maggie. My daughter's fairy tale wedding was Sunday and Emad's orchestration was unbelievable. We had one problem with a vendor which was corrected immediately by Emad. The weather was great and the Kansas City skyline looked like a movie set. Our guests were wowed with the beautiful reception hall and the food. I cannot say enough about all the staff and their attention to detail. Emad & Maggie made it easy and relaxing. We so appreciated being able to enjoy the evening without any stress. Thank you so much!
Stop right now and book this venue!!!! It's beautiful! Perfect for an urban/loft wedding! The rooftop is amazing! More importantly- booking Terrace on Grand made everything else about planning my wedding so much easier. Emad does so much to work with you and your wedding vendors. TOG sets up and tears down decor for you. The all-inclusive nature (food, linens, etc) made everything more simple. I really can't speak highly enough about this venue!!!!
On July 30, 2017 The Terrace On Grand hosted the most perfect wedding and reception for my daughter. The weather was a lovely 84 degrees with a light breeze for a rooftop wedding ceremony and then we moved inside for dinner, dancing and a celebration that we wished would never end. The guests loved the charm of the venue, and felt they'd entered a fairy tale. A few guests told me they never wanted to leave. The food was delicious and schedule kept the celebration exciting from beginning to end! Every detail we planned or requested was honored. From planning and prepping to the day of the wedding, Emad and his staff were professional, thoughtful, and genuinely caring. One of the guests said she had never experienced such a perfect and special wedding as this. Another said she had never danced at weddings before but this one was so special that she didn't want to stop dancing. The details of parking, having supportive chairs for older guests, decorating the hallway to the elevator to create a feeling that guests were truly entering a very special celebration were all made easy for us as The Terrace On Grand took care of it all! Indeed as we waved our bride and groom through a tunnel of ribbon wands into their happily ever after, I was a little sad it was over. It was a day we will never forget. We are so grateful to have found this gem for our daughter's special day!
I'm giving the Terrace 5 stars because 1) it's a beautiful event space 2) Emad is a rockstar. The staff is on point with set up and take down. ANYTHING you need they will bend over backwards to make it happen and are beyond comforting and kind in high stress situations. I barely brought any decorations and it was still breath taking. They also have a basement full of left over wedding decor that they let you use! My vision truly came alive when they did the room flip and it was completely stress free. I think Emad is an angel. I got married beginning of August & It rained on my wedding day so I had my guests bring umbrellas so we could still enjoy the rooftop together. The only disappointment I had was the Arch full of flowers & chairs were still set up on the rooftop from the night before wedding. My guests all thought that was MY stuff and were apologizing my ceremony got moved to downstairs when really that was where it was supposed to be. I wish they would have cleared off the roof so my portraits up there didn't have other chairs in the way. But hey, that's all that went wrong so it was a great day! #Emadforpresident
Emad and Maggie were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were quick to respond to questions, helpful in providing accurate information, and really made us feel important as the clients. The venue was beautiful, the rooftop for our ceremony was perfect, and the reception was gorgeous. I highly recommend this place! Everything felt special, and it was perfect to have so much included in the packages. It really made our wedding day easy and stress-free.
My husband and I had our reception here on June 24th. The staff was beyond accommodating and professional throughout the planning process and we were in and out quickly for set up. All of my guests were in love with the feel of the venue, the absolutely luscious food, and the beautiful rooftop view. They took great care to help make the process run smoothly and avoid any dead time while also keeping the stress off of me! At one point, the air conditioning broke and they immediately fixed it and took steps to cool the guests down as well as giving my husband and I a fantastic last dance on the roof by ourselves. I highly recommend this venue and everyone who works here.
I just had my magical night here on July 15th. I feel like I have never felt before! I had no worries and the planning from Emad and Maggie were amazing! The venue was so perfect! Rooftop wedding overlooking Kansas City and the reception indoors! The food was so good! Chef Chris amazed our guests and our expectations! This place was just what I was looking for and refer it to everyone!! Thank you Terrace on Grand staff for everything. It was a night I will never forget!
We are so grateful had our wedding at Terrace on Grand. What drew us to the venue initially was the awesome view of downtown and the beautiful 3rd floor loft space. We learned throughout the process that we had hit the truly jackpot with Maggie and Emad. They are like built-in wedding planners, but even better because they know the space so well and can predict where any issues might arise. We had our ceremony on the roof and our reception on the 3rd floor, and both went very smoothly. We felt so confident with them running the show, and we were able to relax and truly enjoy our day. We couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough- it was a perfect evening.
Wow, we were so impressed by the experience provided by Emad and Maggie at The Terrace on Grand! From start to finish they were so helpful is organizing and perfecting the event. They kept in contact throughout the entire process to answer any questions we had (and we had so many!) and to arrange meetings for planning everything! We didn't even need a wedding planner working with them, they helped us with ideas throughout and coordinating day-of. Simply excellent service, and they are such wonderful people to work with. We are still receiving compliments a month later about how wonderful and smoothly everything went, and how gorgeous the venue was! Very spacious and open, with a beautiful city-view from the rooftop, The Terrace on Grand provides a classic Kansas-City feel. This space is perfect for any larger event, and was just perfect for our wedding! The space can easily accommodate a larger event, but still didn't feel underused by our ~75 person wedding ceremony and reception. Looking through our photos I was so happy with how everything looked, and the only decorations we had to get were some candles for the reception tables! Definitely check this place out if you are looking for a beautiful place to host your wedding and reception, it is so worth it!
My husband and I cannot express how happy we are with our decision to go with The Terrace on Grand for our wedding and reception. Emad and his team were the absolute best! They took care of ALL our needs without hesitation! We trusted them completely with our wedding day vision and they made it all come to life! I would definitely recommend The Terrace on Grand to anyone who wants a downtown KC wedding!
I could not have chosen a better venue for my wedding! The team at Terrace on Grand is top notch! I did not have to worry about anything during the reception, they took care of it all! They are truly devoted to making sure everything is perfect and that the bride has no stress. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect reception for my wedding and its in large part to everyone at Terrace on Grand! I highly recommend anyone check them out if you are looking for the best event space in Kansas City!!
Choosing Tearrace on Grand for our wedding venue was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. Maggie, Emad and Joanna godsends and so great at what they do. The venue was beautiful yes but their service was better. Every single detail was walked through and accounted for, things I didnt even know needed to happen or be done were being done by these true professionals. I cannot imagine how people get married without the logistical talent of people like these. If I was worried about anything before hand this team would go out of their way to take care of any possible problem, they dealt with other vendors so I didnt have to, they were flexible and accommodating and just overall great people to be around on your wedding day. we had so many compliments on the food that was served (it was amazing) and the venue was so easy to transform into our vision of romantic mixed with glam. I felt no stress on my wedding day and I contribute that all to Maggie, Emad and Joanna.
Emad and Maggie really made my experience at The Terrace on Grand. Our wedding day had several hiccups early on (not related to the venue) and the two of them did everything in their power to make sure I was calm and having a good time, as well as take care of any issues behind the scenes so that I didn't have to worry. The venue was beautiful, and the staff did a beautiful job setting up all of our decorations just the way we wanted. We were looking forward to a roof top ceremony, but due to rain we had to change to inside and it was still beautiful! Last minute changes were handled smoothly and our guests were raving about the wedding (and had no idea about any mishaps!). While the venue is what initially grabbed my attention and what made us book The Terrace, Maggie and Emad really took the cake for service and made our day unforgettable! Thank you so much!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Emad and Maggie are! They are so professional and make you feel so at ease during the wedding planning process! I trusted them completely which made wedding planning so much easier for me! I would recommend The Terrace on Grand to anyone who wants a downtown KC wedding!
As the Mother of the Bride, I will admit that I am thrilled with our experience at The Terrace on Grand! Emad and Maggie were wonderful to work with, and they were so accommodating to our desires. Any email was quickly and professionally answered. There were so many venue and food options to choose from, and the food was great.....it was hot, and the buffet was displayed so nicely. The prime rib station was great! Emad and Maggie coordinated with our vendors (flowers, cake, DJ) for set up, big relief on a busy day. The rooftop view is great, the bar choices and service was great, we even had a doorman for our guests! Our kids fell in love with The Terrace on sight. The character in the reception area - wooden floors, exposed brick, nice bar area, baby grand piano (which they allowed us to use for the cake) was wonderful. We were given our choice of linens, charges, tableware, floor plan options, lighting, all included in the price. They made it so simple, especially when we were planning from several hours away. I really can't express our gratitude to Emad and Maggie (Heather and Kelsey, too) for all of their assistance. They allowed us to enjoy a great day!
My daughter and son-in-law fell in love with The Terrace on their first visit. Emad was so very welcoming and helpful answering all our questions. We booked it immediately. Planning was a dream with Emad, Maggie and their wonderful chef. They accommodated our wishes and needs in every way. The wedding reception was a fairytale night! Drinks on the roof with the wonderful views, then an awesome dinner. We heard from many guests that the food was "the best wedding reception food they'd ever had." The decor and lighting was gorgeous, and the service was spectacular. Maggie even hauled wedding gifts to the car! I cannot praise Emad and Maggie enough-thank you two for helping to throw a beautiful reception for my daughter and son-in-law. I highly recommend The Terrace on Grand!
My husband and I got married about 2 months ago. We had our ceremony and reception at Terrace on Grand, and we couldn't be more happy with our choice with this venue. Emad and Maggie were so accommodating during the entire process... From choosing the venue, following up with us, going over the catering options, and all the details, there were no issues. The day of the wedding goes so incredibly fast, and there is so much going on. I didn't hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator, as Emad and his team handle almost all the day of things. He was there every step of the way, and kept things running 100% smoothly the entire evening, even if there were hiccups. The entire staff makes the entire day all about you (and the groom), Making sure that at the end of the day, you had the best day you could have possibly had. All of the guests I talked with stated the food was the best wedding food they've ever had, and I can vouch that it was phenomenal. I wasn't expecting to have a great meal, and it's one of the best I've had. The catering crew and chef are amazing, and you can tell they really take pride in their work. I find myself craving the chicken lasagna we had! Overall, this venue is amazing. I'm so incredibly happy with how everything turned out, and love the staff for everything they helped us with. I would recommend this venue to everyone. I honestly can't say enough good things.
My husband and I chose the Terrace on Grand for both our wedding and reception venue and it was hands down the best decision we made. Their contemporary ballroom was perfect for our ceremony, and their rooftop provided a beautiful backdrop of our own KC skyline. We wanted our wedding small, intimate, and non-traditional, and our plan was fully supported by Emad and Maggie, the staff at Terrace on Grand. Their advice during planning was invaluable, and their presence on our wedding day allowed us to focus on just being the bride and groom. From the big things, like making sure we started the wedding on time, to something as simple as bringing me a glass of water after a couple hours of pictures, Emad and Maggie amazed us with their attention to detail and thoughtfulness. They WANT you to have the best day of your life and they try really hard to make that happen. We also chose to use their in-house catering, which worked out beautifully. The presentation was lovely and the wait-staff added an additional element of "fancy." For real, we felt like James Bond grabbing hors d'oeuvres from servers' trays. And on top of the great presentation, the food was delicious. It's now 4 weeks after our wedding and our friends are still talking about the blue-cheese potatoes...YUM! We are so grateful for our experience with Emad, Maggie, and all the other folks at the Terrace on Grand. We wanted our wedding to be amazing, and they helped us have a day so wonderful, a day we’ll never forget!
Absolutely perfect venue for our wedding! I cannot say enough about the organization of the staff at The Terrace on Grand. They managed every detail so my groom and I (and our guests) could enjoy the evening and not fret the small things. This venue has such a romantic feel and really is one of a kind in Kansas City. I would absolutely recommend this venue.
Looking for the perfect place? You don't need to look any further than terrace on grand. They will take care of everything. We had our daughter's wedding reception that began at 5 o'clock on the roof with cocktails and a beautiful view of the Kansas City skyline. Then on to dinner, dancing, etc... TOG will make your dreams come true because they listen and make it happen. TOG knows what they are doing down to each small detail. All we had to do was relax and enjoy this beautiful night.
When my husband and I got engaged we decided to check our the venues around downtown Kansas City. The Terrace on Grand was the first site we visited and no other place could compare thereafter. We fell in love with it and couldn't be happier with our decision. We got married on Sunday October 16th and it was an amazing day. Emad & Maggie made sure that we were happy and that everything went perfectly. The pictures of our ceremony on the rooftop are breathtaking and we cannot stop looking at them! I HIGHLY recommend this place!
Meet The Manager
Emad Aboul-Hosn and Maggie Hummel
Hello! We are so excited about your big day! At the Terrace On Grand we include a day of coordinator and that is one of us! We will be there each step of the way from booking the venue, tasting the food, planning a timeline, picking out small details all the way to the moment you get in your get away car. We are here to help and love what we do. We cannot wait to work with you!