We are an elegant reception hall, located in the heart of Shawnee, Kansas. We sit on the grounds of Shawnee Town 1929, a living history museum, with 28 historic structures on site. These buildings make excellent backdrop for wedding photos. The Museum also hosts a small gazebo, which is perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and more!
The Town Hall boasts hardwood floors, Victorian wall paper, chandeliers and a large antique bar to serve from. Our Hall comes fully equipped with tables and chairs, a full kitchen, audio visual equipment and a facility attendant, who will be present for the duration of your event, should you need anything from the facility itself. The kitchen is a caterers dream! It offers commercial refrigerators, an automatic ice machine, stove tops, ovens, two sinks, a coffee pot and a microwave. There is also a back entrance straight into the kitchen from the parking lot, for ease of loading and unloading on your big day! Speaking of load in, we do not restrict who you use for vendors. Bring your vendors and your ideas, and let us help you make your dream wedding come true! We are owned and operated by the City of Shawnee, so Shawnee residents get a discounted rental rate!
Let's not forget parking, the parking lot is large, well lit and free! We are easily accessible, located on Johnson Drive, between I-35 and I-435. Please reach out to check availability, or to schedule a time to come and view our Town Hall, and the Museum grounds. We rent eighteen months out, so we're already booking into 2022.
6 Reviews for Shawnee Town Hall
Recommended by 96% of couples
Teresa Harrison · Married on 10/05/2019
Classy and Reasonable
This location offers excellent options. There is an outdoor gazebo under the trees and a lovely large building with an elegant large antique bar. The people are wonderful to work with, and the cost of this venue is more affordable than several we looked at. We reserved the area for 11 hours total. Would recommend Shawnee Town in a minute!Sent on 07/30/2019
Kyle · Married on 03/28/2015
This was the only place we found that was reasonably affordable and would also allow you to bring in your own alcohol and catering. The place is beautiful and we filled the place up with about 210 people, anymore and it would have felt crowded. (We only used this place for our reception.) The staff was very helpful and super easy to work with. They did require a off duty office be hired, which is completely understandable, he was a pretty chill and cool guy anyways. I highly recommend this place! Our theme was 1920's and the venue matched perfectly.Sent on 04/06/2015
Michelle · Married on 10/08/2011
Shawnee Town was the perfect place for our wedding and we received so many compliments. The majority of our friends live out of state and my husband's entire family does, too, so we wanted the wedding to be in a location that 1) made everyone feel like there were in Kansas and 2) close enough so they didn't have to travel too far from the airport and hotels (the Plaza). The ceremony was in the gazebo, the cocktail hour was outside (with the stone wall as the bar back) and of course the reception was in the Town Hall. Royal was very receptive and helpful in our planning. I thought she's probably get sick of my questions but she always greeted us with a smile (so important with stressful wedding planning).Sent on 11/20/2011
The best part is we were able to plant a tree in Shawnee Town and will always have something to visit. Thank you Gay and your staff for an great wedding planning and wedding experience. I can't imagine our wedding being anywhere else.
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Office and Facilities Coordniator
Hello, my name is Royal Krueger. I am the Office and Facilities Coordinator at Shawnee Town 1929. I've been with the City for a little over twenty years! I manage all of the rental events that take place in our Town Hall as well as grounds rentals and Gazebo rentals. I also coordinate all of the community based events that take place at Shawnee Town each year. I look forward to working with each of you and helping you create your dream wedding/reception at Shawnee Town 1929.