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Reception
$2,200 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Reception
$3,200 starting price
Ceremony
$3,200 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through February.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2019

Glacial Hills Venue is a wedding and reception venue in Wathena, Kansas. This semi-country setting is set at the edge of a small town in Northeast Kansas, just a 10-minute drive from St. Joseph and Missouri and a 45-minute drive from Kansas City International Airport with direct highway access.

Facilities and Capacity

Glacial Hills Venue exudes a rustic-chic charm and is highly versatile, providing you with plenty of opportunities to decorate. The sprawling lawn behind the venue is available for outside ceremonies and activities. A bountiful cornfield can be used as a picturesque natural backdrop. The elegant attached patio adds additional interior space for overflow and casual socializing with picnic tables and cocktail tables. Dressing suites are available for the wedding party to use for relaxing, getting ready, and creating unforgettable memories of your special celebration. This impressive event space can accommodate weddings and receptions of up to 200 guests.

Services Offered

The team at Glacial Hills Venue strives to provide everything needed to host your dream wedding. A full kitchen is available for your caterer or family to use. The beautiful walnut bar and beverage cooler may be available for all your drink needs. The venue is reasonably priced, and the owners, Cathy and Kevin Echterling, are happy to offer suggestions and assist with your setup. They have a selection of on-site decorations you can use to enhance your event space. Several exciting projects are in the works to add to the charm of this property, ensuring your wedding experience is truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,200

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?

3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What bar services do you provide?

Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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Reviews of Glacial Hills Venues

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
7 Reviews
98% recommend it
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  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Glacial Hills Venue is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. Cathy, the owner, is praised for her kindness, helpfulness, and dedication to making every event perfect. Reviewers appreciated the easy planning process, clear communication, and accommodations made to ensure a seamless and special day. The venue itself is described as beautiful, versatile, and well-maintained, with additions being made to continually enhance the space. Overall, Glacial Hills Venue exceeded expectations and provided an unforgettable experience for couples and their guests.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Glacial Hills Venue is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. Cathy, the owner, is praised for her kindness, helpfulness, and dedication to making every event perfect. Reviewers appreciated the easy planning process, clear communication, and accommodations made to ensure a seamless and special day. The venue itself is described as beautiful, versatile, and well-maintained, with additions being made to continually enhance the space. Overall, Glacial Hills Venue exceeded expectations and provided an unforgettable experience for couples and their guests.

Shana
Shana H. Sent on 12/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hidden Gem!!!

We renewed our vows in October 2021 and so glad we chose Glacial hill! The possibilities are endless. We originally were supposed to have the ceremony outside but a severe storm with tornado warning came through and Cathy was able to quickly accommodate our needs and set up inside. She has beautiful deals that sectioned off our ceremony area from our reception area. Since our Renewal we have had an Easter Luncheon here and next month we will be having my daughters sweet 16th birthday here! This venue is very versatile so you can make it go with all your theme needs. Cathy is an amazing host and goes up and beyond expectations. She is always willing to jump in to fill the gap where needed. Her love for her venue and guests are very apparent from the start! I can’t speak highly enough of this place. We will continue to use Glacial Hills for all our event needs!

I also like to add that since our renewal Cathy has done some renovations; from a beer garden to bridal room, to a grooms house! Just when I think this place can’t get any better Cathy adds something to take it to the next level!
Gretchen
Gretchen W. Sent on 03/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above & beyond!

I’m not sure where to start for this incredible experience. My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at Glacial Hills Venue! When beginning to look around for venues, I had done a quick Google search for places that accommodate small weddings in Mo/Ks. GHV was the first venue I chose to peruse. I decided to send an email, and the minute I spoke with Cathy (who was very quick to respond), I knew we had found our location.

To begin with, Cathy is a kind, lovely woman, who genuinely wants to make your event perfect. Honestly, everything provided exceeded our hopes and expectations. The entire process of planning was so easy – made the day seamless. Cathy made every effort to accommodate us in every way to make it the most special day for us. She is always quick to respond, making communication simple. All aspects of the contract were clearly explained, and the timeline / due dates were easy to follow.

I cannot recommend this venue, enough. I wish we could host more events there! A million thanks to Glacial Hills Venue for giving us an unbelievable day, and memories we will cherish for a lifetime.
Tabitha
Tabitha K. Sent on 09/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Happily ever after

We truly don't know where to begin! The time and effort put in for our big day was beyond our imagination. Everything was absolutely stunning and we couldn't have done it without Cathy and this beautiful venue ❤️ we cannot thank them enough, this is the venue that really does it all to make your dreams come true!
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