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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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Regions serviced: Kansas City

91 Reviews for Hawthorne House

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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.

Profile Picture Samantha, 10/14/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Event Planning, Indoor, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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!

Profile Picture Lauren, 6/24/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Hawthorne House helped create the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. They were super helpful and willing to assist in making every step of the process as easy as possible.

Profile Picture Brandon, 5/19/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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

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!

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.

I recommend the services of Hawthorne House to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik

The Hawthorne House was our choice for our daughter's wedding and we could not have been happier. We became friends with everyone there, probably because of our numerous visits to measure EVERYTHING!! The Hawthorne House has a magnificient setting which provides all of the outdoor pictures you would like as well as wonderful chapel and reception hall pictures. The food was wonderful, the staff was great! As a wedding vendor, I love it when a bride tells me the reception is at Hawthorne House. The staff is so accomodating and helpful and of course we love to return for the memories.


6008 NW Bell Road, Kansas City, MO 64152   See On Map
816-505-1224 (phone)