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Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$5,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
These prices are available for the months of January through December. These prices are available for December.

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Unique aesthetic style
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

On WeddingWire since 2013

Mellon Acres Event Center is an outdoor and barn wedding venue located just outside Lawson, Missouri. Situated on 32 acres of beautiful land, this natural setting venue is great for couples looking to escape the stress and noise of the city and enjoy their event in an intimate environment. Refurbished to a high standard, the venue is owned by husband-and-wife-duo, Paul and Susan Ryals. The duo strives to assist every couple to create their dream wedding, ensuring no small detail is missed.

Facilities and Capacity

From rehearsal dinner, ceremonies, and receptions, Mellon Acres offers a variety of event spaces for all types of wedding celebrations. The Red Barn is the venue’s largest event space. It’s elegant and neutral interior makes for the perfect canvas for each couple to decorate and personalize to suit their preferred style and color scheme. The climate controlled barn also features a range of facilities and amenities including a built-in bar, lakeside views, indoor restrooms, stone fireplace, and more. For your ceremonies located outdoors, the Waterfall area is the ideal backdrop for any wedding day. A photographers dream, this event space is picture perfect, tranquil, and allows couples and their guests to celebrate in privacy, enjoying each other's company. Additional facilities include The Rustic Barn and The Rustic Arbor. These areas can be combined to create an event with both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Rustic Barn has a country-chic design and includes an array of amenities including dressing rooms, a fire pit, a snack bar, modern restrooms, and more.

Accommodations

Mellon Acres has three gorgeous cottages that elegantly look over the venue’s picturesque lake. Each cottage is designed in its own way and includes a honeymoon cottage for the newlyweds and two other cottages that can accommodate four. Additionally, there are eight full hook up RV sites located next to the cottages. These can be rented individually or added to wedding packages for couples and guests to explore the local area.

Services Offered

The venue provides a range of event services and items that can be included in their range of wedding packages. With the help of the venue’s professional and hardworking event planners, each couple can be guided through the planning process and help them design their wedding day from the ceremony logistics to the reception entertainment. Additional event services offered include all-inclusive packages, setup, cleanup, lighting and sound, wifi, and more. Other items available to help personalize each event space include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Audio equipment
  • Dance floor
  • Altar or Arch
  • Linens
  • Bar and glassware
  • Flatware
  • Misc, decorations
  • Woman-owned

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?

$2,500

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

$5,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
32 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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Tyler
Tyler W. Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Words can not describe how amazing the service and location are.

I not sure where to start, Susan and Paul are the most accommodating and friendly owners you could work with when it comes to making you dream wedding come true. The amount of time and effort they put into you and your wedding is astounding. From setting up to tearing down, any of their beautiful locations for your ceremony and reception they give you their all. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day and I'm sure my wife would agree. Thank you so much Susan and Paul for everything this last weekend we had a blast.

Tyler and Holly Wilson
ShaKi2020
Kiki Sent on 10/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue Ever!!!

Susan & Paul were amazing to work with and made us feel like family. They made the planning process so easy from start to finish. We got so many compliments on how beautiful everything was and how gorgeous the venue looked. I can't imagine having our event anywhere else!
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Holly C. Sent on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful place for a wedding

They were very helpful and detail to what we wanted and needed. The place is very beautiful. A quote from great aunt " it was a classy rustic wedding".
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
I Do Weddings Decor & More LLC I Do Weddings Decor & More LLC Wedding Photographers

We absolutely love working with Diana and her staff at Mellon’s Banquet Hall. I love Diana’s fast friendly service, and great style. Everything is beautiful inside and out at Mellon’s. It's a wonderful place to photograph & entertain your guest for a wedding or any event you book. I recommend Mellon's Banquet Hall to all of our brides daily. Sincerely Samantha Woolsey -Owner of Woolsey Photography & Entertainment

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Mellon Acres frequently asked questions

Mellon Acres includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables
Mellon Acres includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Mellon Acres includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Mellon Acres for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Waterfront
Mellon Acres offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Mellon Acres offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Mellon Acres offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Mellon Acres offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables
Mellon Acres is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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