Abe & Jake's Landing

8 East 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Abe & Jake's Landing

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • On-site kitchen
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Bartenders
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Parking

History

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.

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Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Susan Christensen · Getting married on 10/26/2019

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    The perfect venue!

    Abe and Jake’s was the perfect place for us to have our ceremony. It was large enough to accommodate our 200 guests, had great photo ops (the stairs, from the balcony, stage, etc), and had enough space for our live band. Kiley was great to work with and made the process super smooth and easy. I am so grateful we got married here!

    Sent on 07/15/2019
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    Sarah Morgan · Married on 08/01/2019

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    Excellent Wedding Reception Venue

    Abe & Jake's went above and beyond to make our wedding reception outstanding. The bar staff went out and got us barbecue sauce when it was discovered that our caterer had forgotten it. Kiley, their wedding planner, was a delight to work with. They made sure to have our favorite beer on tap and even had orange slices to accompany it!

    Sent on 08/12/2019

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Abe & Jake's Landing FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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    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.

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  • 8 East 6th Street Lawrence, KS, 66044 See on map
    785-260-6032 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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