Hawthorne House

6008 NW Bell Road, Kansas City, MO 64152 Map · Phone number
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About Hawthorne House

Hawthorne House is situated on eleven beautiful acres in historic Parkville, Missouri. Parkville is a river town known primarily for its history and quaint shops, and is conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City and the Kansas City International Airport. Plenty of close hotels make Parkville an excellent location for both in-town and out-of-town guests.

Outdoor Wedding Venue & Gazebo

Hawthorne House is well known for both our beautiful outdoor weddings and our indoor chapel weddings. The grounds are professionally maintained with your wedding needs in mind, and the photographic opportunities are endless. As you drive up to the Manor House you have the feeling of leaving the city and entering a country estate.

The gazebo was selected for its beauty and suitability for wedding ceremonies. Imagine walking off the porch of the Manor House and up the aisle between rows of white wooden chairs to join in marriage with the person you love. The gazebo is the perfect setting for early evening ceremonies.

Hawthorne House Chapel

Our beautiful non-denominational chapel is nestled in the woods close to the entry of the estate. The chapel, which was built in 2003, was architecturally designed and constructed to fit with the turn of the century look of the estate. The chapel seats 250 guests in custom-made pews. Both the east and west walls of the chapel boast six-foot high gothic windows. A turn of the century, round, stained glass window, salvaged and restored from a European church, adorns the south alter wall. Another salvaged and restored gothic style stained glass window greets your guests in the entry of the chapel. It is the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony.

Hawthorne House chapel is climate controlled for year around use.

The Emerson Room

The Emerson Room is our stunning wedding reception room that was added to the east side of the original Manor House in 2003. As you enter the Emerson Room, you can’t help but notice that the room was designed to meet all of your wedding reception needs. An elliptical staged area is surrounded by glass windows to showcase the head table. Shimmering Italian crystal chandeliers enhance the lighting of this area. There is a two-sided bar for your guests’ convenience and a dance floor for dancing the evening away. A loft area overlooks the room and provides for additional seating. Your guests will enjoy going outdoors and sitting on the southern style porch, watching the sunset and admiring the natural beauty of a country estate. The Emerson Room will accommodate up to 300 guests for a buffet or plated dinner reception.

The Manor House

The estate’s original Manor House is 112 years old. In 1997, the Manor House was completely renovated with your wedding and reception needs in mind, including dressing facilities for the bride and groom. The office is also located in the Manor House.

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92 Reviews for Hawthorne House

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Kellsey · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Our wedding was a DREAM COME TRUE!! Hawthorne House was absolutely gorgeous and our guests raved about it!

    We lucked out and had perfect weather, allowing us to use the porch and lawn which looked beautiful and green in early Sept. The chapel and reception hall are so pretty on their own that they did not need a lot of decor -- we used candle votives and greenery as our center pieces and it took my breath away when I first saw it!

    Not only was the space exceptional, but Adona and her team were organized, friendly and quick to reply to ALL of our crazy questions!

    The bartenders moved fast and kept our guests happy.

    I would highly recommend using this venue, especially if you want to use the outdoor space! Thank you for making our wedding the best day ever!!

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    Samantha · Married on 10/14/2017

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    Amazing! The chapel and reception hall are at the same location. Easy to work with, beautiful, and hardly any decorating needed.

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    Lauren · Married on 06/24/2017

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    This venue is the perfect place for your wedding and reception for two main reasons: (1) It is utterly gorgeous inside and out, and (2) the staff and in-house services make planning your wedding a breeze! Once you book the Hawthorne House, you don't have to find a caterer or a bartending service, and you don't need to find vendors for tables and chairs, linens, tableware, and etc. It's as close to one-stop shopping as you can get!

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Hawthorne House FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,655.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,633.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 900.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 19.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements

  • Freeland Photography
    Freeland Photography Wedding Photographers

    We always enjoy working at the Hawthorne House. The venue is beautiful and the staff is friendly and great to work with!

  • Rebekah Cake Artist
    Rebekah Cake Artist Wedding Cakes

    I always appreciate Hawthorne's organized style and professionalism. I always here fantastic compliments about Hawthorne House, from my brides that have been married there!

  • CaraSue Hall, Professional Freelance Makeup and Hair Artist
    CaraSue Hall, Professional Freelance Makeup and Hair Artist Wedding Hair & Makeup

    I am always thrilled when one of my brides chooses Hawthorne House for their wedding. The setting is beautiful, ample parking, easy access. Darla is a joy to work with and is always helping the brides/families with whatever they need. The dressing room is the best that I have ever been in at a wedding venue. As a hair and makeup artist, I need the space, lighting and overall accommadations but don't always have the luxury of having it. At Hawthorne House I have it. Not only is it wonderfully accommodating for me, it is for the wedding parties as well. There is so much space and comfort to be able to get ready. You won't regret having Hawthorne House as your venue on your wedding day.

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