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Chrisman Manor — Kansas City Wedding Venue

Make It a Destination at Our Outdoor Wedding Venue Near Kansas City

If you're searching for the best outdoor wedding venue near Kansas City, prepare to fall in love.


Drive up our picturesque tree-lined driveway onto a charming property with a farmhouse for guests, a fully renovated, stunning historic barn dating back 50 years, and three unforgettable indoor & outdoor ceremony locations.


From the chandelier-filled white barn and intimate chapel wedding venue to the beautiful bridal suite and our one-of-a-kind “Pinterest Closet,” Chrisman Manor is an experience beyond any other wedding venues in Kansas City. You simply won’t find a more welcoming, affordable, and stress-free wedding venue near you in Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence, Kansas.


Your search is over for a private wedding venue that exudes rustic charm — you’ve officially found The One.

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Over 60 5-star reviews

"From the beautiful rustic charm to the peaceful quiet scenery outdoors, it was all around perfect! Everyone dreams of their wedding day and I’m so thankful that we were able to share our special day at Chrisman Manor!"

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– Hope

Our Historic, Family-Run Kansas City Wedding Venues

Before its rebirth as a sought-after outdoor wedding venue in Kansas, Chrisman Manor began as an honest-to-goodness working farm. 


Today, Chrisman Manor continues to be family-owned, run by the mother-daughter team of Cheryl and Kyrstan — and it’s this sense of family, nature, and history that makes our wedding venue truly special.
 

Its stately, stone-faced front with classic gabled roofs and an elegant fountain opens up into the most stunning and chic indoor space. Our guests are often surprised by the modern beauty of the interiors, complete with intricate wainscotting, all-white walls, exposed wood beams, and towering chandeliers that modern couples absolutely love. 


With lush, green hills, romantic willow trees, and rolled hay bales, Chrisman Manor is the ideal location for a serene country-style wedding coupled with modern-day decor.


Learn more about Chrisman Manor’s breathtaking event spaces below.

Picturesque Wedding Ceremony Venues for Kansas City Weddings

Waterfront Ceremony Venue

A truly special ceremony site, the waterfront ceremony is just a three-minute walk away from the main property. Walk down a gravel path to a mesmerizing site complete with tranquil waters and thriving greenery.  We provide gorgeous wooden benches to accommodate up to 200 guests.


Saying your vows against our waterfront backdrop is nothing short of magical. Reminiscent of a “secret garden,” couples who choose this location can make a grand, sweeping entrance at the unique “door” set at the start of the aisle. 


This enchanting atmosphere sets Chrisman Manor apart from all other outdoor wedding venues in Kansas City.

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Willow Tree Ceremony Venue

The Willow Tree Ceremony site is a picture-perfect spot to exchange vows. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, you'll begin at the stone steps. Walk down the gentle slope of our property as it opens up into this outdoor wedding ceremony site. 


Conduct your ceremony under our elegant arbor, included in the rental fee, while partially shaded by a romantic willow tree overhead.  We provide elegant white chairs for this ceremony site.

Indoor Chapel Venue

Whether you need to switch your outdoor ceremony to an indoor wedding venue at the last minute, or you simply prefer the more traditional and intimate ambiance of a chapel, our indoor Chapel will be perfect for you.


The Chapel offers a chic, elegant indoor ceremony space with beautiful wooden beams, crisp white walls, and high vaulted ceilings. 

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Start your Kansas City Wedding Planning at Chrisman Manor

Chrisman Manor is a gorgeous venue with a wonderful selection of ceremony sites! I was truly looking forward to an outside ceremony down by the pond but it was a little too hot for our liking, so we chose to use the chapel instead. The venue itself is so elegant and beautiful that we barely had to use any decor to spruce it up which made clean up so easy!

– Heather W.

Flexibility Built Right In

There are no food and beverage minimums, and we include a built-in rain plan as a backup for all our couples. This means that if your outdoor wedding ceremony clashes with inclement weather, we've got you covered at no extra charge.


Additionally, guests who book in July and August enjoy a discounted rate and air-conditioned, climate-controlled indoor venues.

Dedicated “Pinterest” Room

Our Pinterest Closet is an eclectic and fun way to get into the spirit of wedding decor. 


Not only can our included decor items save you hundreds of dollars on rentals, but it also means that you don’t need to coordinate the arrival and setup of these decorative elements on the day of.


All items in our Pinterest Closet are free for our couples to use!

Stay On-Site

You'll love that we are a wedding venue with lodging.

Overnight guests can make use of our elegant farmhouse, which sleeps 12 in provided beds and is stocked with a full kitchen, two full baths, a large living room, and fresh linens.


Go ahead and invite as many friends and family as you can comfortably fit — we have no cap on your guests!

Why You'll Love a Chrisman Manor Wedding

Directions to Wedding Venue from Kansas City, KS

Follow I-70 W to Douglas County. Take exit 204 toward US-40/US-59/US-24/Lawrence.  Turn right onto US-40 E/US-59 N/E 1450 Rd/N 3rd St (signs for US-24 E).  Turn right to stay on US-59 N. Turn left onto 54th St and the venue will be on your left.