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Hawthorn’s unique venue offers that “something different” you’ve been seeking for your Kansas City area wedding. At Hawthorn, the list of affordable options for your wedding are endless. Our goal is to make your day as stress free as possible.

Our event fees are for the rental of the mansion and/or estate only and are inclusive of set-up & clean-up. When you choose Hawthorn for your Missouri wedding and/or reception, you will choose the services and accessories you would like us to provide and those that you choose to arrange yourself. We are available to provide complete event planning services or nothing at all. We have made a conscious decision NOT to offer wedding packages. No two couples or weddings are alike. We encourage our brides (couples) to exercise their preferences and build their special day around their own uniqueness.

Tables & chairs are included with your rental fee based on the number of expected guests.

You can add guestrooms to create the only “packages” we offer. By adding guestrooms (we have six) you can turn Hawthorn into your wedding headquarters for the weekend. We can accommodate up to 17 guests in beautifully decorated, extra large guestrooms. All guestrooms have private baths, individual heating and air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi and come with a hearty full home-cooked breakfast each morning.

Hawthorn can accommodate up to 40 guests inside the mansion for a sit-down, served meal or as many as 70 if you envision a casual social, mingling type of reception. The front veranda is the perfect atmosphere for that group that is little too large for inside only but you don’t really want a full “lawn party” reception.

The front lawn of the estate can accommodate larger weddings in excess of 200 guests with or without a tent. You can choose from several outdoor locations to experience your dream of a “garden wedding” or exchange your vows of commitment on the front steps surrounded by the majesty of the mansion.

Things to consider in your planning and whether you wish to have our help ~

  • Menu ~ buffet, sit-down, hors d’oeuvres and finger foods, or just cake and punch
  • Linens
  • China vs. disposable Classicware (you need to see it to believe it…a definite upgrade from the old “paper plates”)
  • Accessories such as candelabras, pedestals, arbor/arch
  • Tent vs. no tent ~ and the different styles and options available
  • There is no charge for a rehearsal
  • A complimentary guestroom is made available for the bride to get ready, based on availability

Catering – we’d be happy to coordinate your catering needs ~ or outside caterers are welcome. There is a modest fee for the use of the kitchen and some restrictions do apply.

Although alcohol cannot be sold on the property, it can be served. This option offers you the ability to provide whatever you would like for your guests, without a minimum charge for alcohol ~ champagne, wine, beer, spirits, sparkling juice etc. We will gladly chill and serve the beverages you provide. Most couples find this to have a significant positive impact on their budget.  Red wine is prohibited inside the mansion.

For liability reasons, we do require that we rent all tents that are erected on the property. Based on the number of guests expected, we will recommend the best size for your reception. Additionally, we can offer suggestions regarding types of tents, sidewalls and dance floors.

Pricing for Large Events - Indoor
Weddings ~ Receptions ~ Parties

Indoor Events

  • Tables and Chairs provided for maximum of 40 guests
  • Ceremony Only (1 hour minimum) $150/hr
  • Reception Only (3 hour minimum) $175/hr
  • Ceremony & Reception (4 hour minimum)
    • 4 hours $795
    • 6 hours $1195
  • Add all six guestrooms $895/night
  • Two-Day Access package $2,995
  • Contact Innkeeper for complete details

 Pricing for Large Events - Outdoor
Weddings ~ Receptions ~ Picnics

Outdoor Garden Events

Garden Event (4 hr. min)

    • 4 hours $1,195
    • 6 hours $1,795
  • Additional Hours $295/hr
  • Add all six guestrooms $895/night
  • Tables & Chairs for up to 100 guests
  • $6.00/per person over 100 guests

 Deluxe Garden Event Package     $3,895


  • 7 hour event block with vendor access
  • Two nights bed & breakfast accommodations for 12 guests
  • Tables & Chairs for up to 100 guests
  • $6.00/per person over 100 guests
  • Access 4pm Friday to 11am Sunday
  • Additional event hours may be added
  • Contact Innkeeper for complete details

  • House & Event Rules apply
  • All event fees are facility charges only unless otherwise noted. 
  • Ask us about decorations, tableware, set-up, clean-up, catering and service
  • Outside caterers are welcome.  Some restrictions apply.


Prices subject to change without notice.

We know you're faced with many decisions when planning your wedding. Please call us and we will work with you to make your special day everything you dreamed it would be!
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