Abe & Jake’s Landing is a premier wedding venue located in Lawrence, Kansas. Situated in the heart of downtown Lawrence, this indoor and outdoor venue is ideal for all your wedding events. The historic and vintage style will complement any wedding style, with refinished exposed beams, two unique bars, and shining refurbished wood floors that make the history feel not so far in the past. Countless couples have turned to the professionals at Abe & Jake’s Landing for a gorgeous wedding from start to finish.
Facilities and Capacity
There are endless options for hosting an event at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence, Kansas. The Main Banquet Hall offers space for over 600 standing guests or 450 seated guests. For smaller functions, the Mid-Level Mezzanine is a lofty space that can host up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner, with beautiful views of the Main Banquet Hall. Abe & Jake’s Pub is great for rehearsal dinners, with its own bar, a roaring fireplace, and a stage for all those toasting friends and family members. For intimate weddings, you’ll fall in love with the Riverside Room, which can host roughly 30 guests and features beautiful French doors that open to a balcony. In addition, there is a Bride’s Room, a Groom’s Room, and a Conference Room that can each accommodate up to 20 guests, as well as an outdoor patio that overlooks the Kansas River.
Although Abe & Jake's Landing does not offer in-house catering, it can offer a host of preferred vendors, as well as provide in-house bar services for your. The venue will provide you with tables and chairs, as well as a dance floor so your guests can dance the night away. Linens and decor are also available, as well as a variety of optional upgrades, including whiskey barrels, marquee signs, and glassware. Other services and features of the venue include:
Originally Consolidated Barbed Wire Company in the 1880s, the building housed over 300 fishermen. After the fishing rush passed, the building changed hands quite a few times, acting as a paper mill, then a storage building, and eventually was abandoned in 1980s. The restoration of the building took 10 years and has remained on the state historical register since the 1990s restoration.The venue receives its name from Abe Burns and Jake Washington, who were known for their record catfish catches.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Anna · Married on 06/16/2017
I literally cannot say enough good things about working with Abe and Jakes! I sent them countless emails, asked so many questions and they completely bend over backward to make sure I had the best day possible. We had tons of set-up time the day of, the staff helped us plan and asked all the right questions to help us think things through properly. There were no hidden fees. Because of their great service, my big day ran like clockwork! They were kind, transparent, genuinely caring, extremely professional and responsive, and extremely competent. I couldn't be happier! By the end of the planning I felt like we were friends! I'm so grateful for their help. I worked with Kiley and I wish I could hire her at my own company, she was absolutely incredible. Don't hesitate to book with Abe and Jakes! Bonus my photographers, videographer, and caterer all LOVED this venue. They said it was an ideal set-up. And it was so great to have gorgeous natural lighting and not have to worry about the elements. There's also a ton of hotels near which was great for all of our out of towners.
Lindsey · Married on 10/27/2018
Abe & Jake’s is the perfect place for a wedding ceremony and reception! We had both at the venue and our guests raved about how it was unique and absolutely gorgeous! On top of that you work with the best coordinator, Kiley, and she makes sure your day is absolutely perfect. I cannot say thank you to her and the staff enough for everything they did! I would absolutely recommend Abe & Jake’s to any bride and groom out there planning! It was by far one of the best and easiest decisions we made for our big day!!
Becca · Married on 09/29/2018
AMAZING Experience! Would recommend to anyone!
I had my ceremony and reception here and everything was amazing! The space is so beautiful that you don’t need to bring in many decorations. Above all, the hospitality is what made Abe and Jake’s the best. Kiley was amazing to work with! She is so kind and so invested in every one of her brides. By the end of the process, I thought of her more as a friend than a coordinator. She has even checked up on me after the wedding to make sure everything went well and to see how I was doing with married life. It was more than just a “congratulations,” she is truly invested in her brides (and grooms). I looked at a few other venues in Lawrence, but the customer service here solidified my decision. I would recommend Abe and Jake’s to anyone who is getting married in Lawrence!
I'm always excited when I get booked for an event at Abe & Jake's Landing. The staff, especially Rosie, is especially nice and professional and always a pleasure to work with. The natural lighting & beautiful architecture of Abe & Jake's is gorgeous for wedding photography. This is a great venue for large non-profit events, weddings, and corporate parties.