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
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Olivia Shaw · Getting married on 06/05/2020
Look no further! You found it :)
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Abe & Jake's and we could not have picked a better venue or staff! The venue is STUNNING (we recieved countless compliments) and Kiley, if you don't already know, will soon become your best friend! She was so beyond helpful along every step of the wedding process, patient and quick to respond to emails and phone calls. The whole thing was so effortless and enjoyable, as your wedding/event should be! The venue is so spacious and gorgeous, if you're on the fence about booking or contacting Kiley, DO IT! We also used the bride and groom rooms and they made for amazing pictures and precious moments that we'll remember forever. I am the type of person that has a very specific vision in mind and Kiley and Abe & Jake's BEYOND exceeded my wildest expectations. I dare you to try and take a bad picture in the place or not spend your evening constantly thanking people for complimenting your venue choice :) I cannot say enough amazing things about Abe & Jake's and Kiley, and I promise you you will feel the same way!Sent on 06/06/2019
Sarah Morgan · Married on 08/01/2019
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
Lindsay N Dahl · Married on 07/06/2019
Everything We'd Hoped For!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Abe & Jakes on July 6, 2019, and it did not disappoint! I was familiar with the venue and had my heart set on having the wedding there, and I am SO glad we did. Kiley was super helpful during the months leading up to the day of - I had plenty of questions and she was quick to answer them all! She kept my mind at easy through the process and was so nice. I thought the price of everything was really reasonable compared to KC for the amount of space. Everyone was talking about the venue and it had just the effect I was was hoping for! A&Js made everything easy the day of too to accommodate our needs. It was truly a fantastic experienceSent on 08/12/2019
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.