Ok, so this is who we are…
We are an incredible event space. We can’t imagine that you’ll find anything like us anywhere else in the city! We are rustic, vintage and charming, with a lot of “old” and a good dose of “new.” We are nestled in a beautiful, historic building in the Crossroads Arts District — painstakingly restored to provide modern conveniences but still retain the original charm and architectural details that make us so special. We have exposed brick, textured walls and original plaster. (One person called it our “patina” and we love that!) We have a Bridal Room made all cute and cozy just for you and your girls and a Groom’s Room made all handsome and dapper for your boys. We have handmade, artisan furniture, gorgeous hardwood floors and window seats made from century-old reclaimed fir. We have Italian-glass string bulbs draped from the ceiling. (Yes, the round ones that make you feel like you’re in a romantic alley in, well, Italy). And we have an extra little space adjacent to the main event room called The Parlour — ooh la la!
Wait, did we mention our view? We have a view from our event space that is absolutely marvelous! From our third floor you can see ALL of the gorgeous Kansas City skyline glowing at dusk or twinkling at night, the new performing arts center glimmering to the west and the restored TWA rocket ship ready for take-off. And our unique block of West 18th Street is peppered by an eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants, galleries and shops.
On top of it all, we LOVE having events here. We love that we’re able to share with you a space that is totally unique and charming and beautiful on a day that you are so ready to make unique and charming and beautiful.
So what’s happening in the rest of the building? Well… The Bauer itself has three stories of mixed-use space, which include artist studios, galleries, and creative-inspired services, such as photographers, retail boutiques, an urban garden store and even a clock-maker. Atop it all perches our beloved event space. The building is called “THE BAUER.” The experience is called “THE BRIDE & THE BAUER.”
You’re the bride. We’re The Bauer. And we’re meant for each other.
18 Reviews for The Bride and the Bauer
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Rebecca Bellamy · Getting married on 07/12/2022
The Bauer went above and beyond
We absolutely loved hosting our wedding at The Bauer! We initially were booked for June 2020 and postponed to December 2020 and had no issues changing dates. They were extremely accommodating and understanding. Due to COVID guidelines for our postponed date, we went from having a 150 person guest list to around 35. Emily and the staff at The Bauer went above and beyond to help us submit a mitigation plan to the health department so we could have more than 10 guests and ensure we were following the guidelines. All of our guests felt safe and thankfully, no one got sick. We all had a wonderful day and didn't feel like we were missing out because it wasn't the traditional wedding we planned on. Not to mention, the venue is gorgeous, no matter what time of year. We highly recommend The Bauer for your wedding!Sent on 01/15/2021
Caitlynn · Married on 09/19/2020
We got so many compliments from guests on the venue! The view of downtown from the third floor is the perfect backdrop. It’s also such a pretty building I didn’t really have to decorate much. It’s also so convenient you can rent furniture through them at a reasonable price. They also provide bar services which was also nice to have one less vendor to worry about! All of the staff was great and easy to work with.Sent on 09/26/2020
The Bride and the Bauer's reply:Thank you so much Caitlynn, and congratulations to you both on your marriage! We wish you all the best, and we are so glad you had a great experience at The Bride & The Bauer!
Branden Chung · Married on 05/26/2019
Surprisingly affordable for an incredible vibe, great staff and beautiful design
I just had my wedding here this past weekend. I was born and raised in KC but went to school out of town. So when we were searching for a venue, I knew I had to find a place that really embodied KC for me because I had done nothing but hype up how awesome it is here the whole time I was abroad. The Bride and the Bauer was really a perfect fit for that because of the great view of downtown and the character of the building and location. The colorful, wedding day vibe it puts off is exactly what I hoped to find and I'm confident that my guests were charmed by the atmosphere it presents. And let's not forget to mention the friendly staff before, during and after our event! Very well organized, no surprises with costs/policies and very supportive and helpful.Sent on 05/30/2019
This venue was the only one I viewed but as soon as I did, I was confident it was the one and looked no further. If you're looking for that hip Crossroads KC feel with classy architecture, exposed brick and hardwood floors, a great view and a great group of people running the place: look no further. This is it.
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