Weddings

The Eldridge Hotel

Lawrence, KS View map

About

The Eldridge Hotel is a full-service venue located in Lawrence, Kansas. The hotel offers couples a simply stunning setting with historic charm and elegant decor. With excellent inhouse catering and a professional waitstaff, any event at The Eldridge Hotel is sure to be a hit among your guests.

Facilities and Capacity

There are a myriad of spaces to choose from at The Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kansas. The Crystal Ballroom is a bright room with gorgeous arched windows and French door openings along with enough space for upto 250 guests. The All American Room is ideal for intimate weddings, featuring black and white photos on the wall and a cozy atmosphere with enough space for about 36 guests maximum. Big 6, with a capacity of 200, is a lower-level room with a large bar that runs along one wall, creating a pub-like atmosphere. The Eldridge Extended is a venue space about a block from the hotel with exposed wood beams and large windows overlooking the main road. It can be broken down into three function rooms, the Valentine Room with a capacity of 150, the Olivia Room with a capacity of 20, and the Bliss Room with a capacity of 100. There is also a Conference Room for more intimate gatherings, such as engagement parties, that can host about 12 guests.

Services Offered

When you are planning a wedding it is beneficial to find as many services in one place as possible. Without compromising quality, The Eldridge Hotel offers couples quite a few services in their wedding packages. To name a few:

  • Wedding planning
  • In-house bar services
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bartenders
  • Liquor license
  • Audio equipment
  • Visual equipment
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware

Cuisine

From simple lunch choices to fancy plated dinner menus, the catering at The Eldridge Hotel will surely impress every palate. The chef takes pride in his creations and has a few different types of cuisine including Mexican, American, and BBQ. From fancy hors d’oeuvres to delectable desserts, your wedding day events will be marked with wonderful culinary treats. Enjoy a relaxing morning after the wedding by booking a delectable breakfast for all of your guests staying at the hotel. Try a simple muffins and bagels buffet, or a chef-attended omelet station if your crowd is hungry.

Accomodations

The Eldridge Hotel is host to 48 suites within the renovated historic building on Massachusetts Street. The prime amenities include spacious bathrooms, comfortable beds, and a prime downtown location right outside your suite. With the convenience of on-site accomodations, The Eldridge Hotel is even more appealing for couples looking to host their wedding in the city.

History

In 1855, the Free State Hotel was erected to welcome settlers from the Boston area whose homes were not yet completed. The hotel was burned to the ground a year later and—in spite of the pro-slavery forces—was rebuilt with an additional floor. Colonel Shalor Eldridge, who rebuilt it, swore to rebuild and add a floor every time it was burnt down. In 1863 it was again destroyed, along with 150 people and the rest of the city. Colonel Eldridge did rebuild, and at this point, gave it his name which remains today. It went through a complete renovation in 1925 and was closed down in 1970 due to the popularity of motels in the city. The building was changed to apartments. In 1985, a developer made it his mission to bring back the hotel and so, nearly 20 years later in 2005, The Eldridge Hotel opened its doors as a popular downtown Kansas hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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

$2,000

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

$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?

$500

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

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$14

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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
Rated
4.2
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Recommended by 84% of couples
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    Rating 4.2 out of 5
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.2 out of 5
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    Megen Married on 01/10/2009
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    Wonderful. Working with everybody at The Eldridge, especially Joanna was so easy and fun. She made everything we asked possible and the reception came off wonderfully. Our venue was the Crystal Ballroom and it fit our 84 guest perfectly. If anyone is looking for a historic, beautiful venue with friendly and competent staff I highly recommend the Eldridge. They even gave us a substantial discount on the room rental for off season receptions so keep that in mind.
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    Caroline Married on 09/13/2008
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    Everything was perfect. It was all organized so well, and the catering director we worked with thought of all of the things that we didn't! I would recommend them to anyone.

    Also, the venue was beautiful. It was The Eldridge Extended, a newly rennovated building a block away from the main hotel. Our honeymoon suite was located right upstairs, and it was amazing.
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    Megan Married on 05/01/2014
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    We stayed here the night of our wedding. It was a very nice room, and the bathroom/shower were huge. It was very clean and the staff was very helpful with checking in around our ceremony time. It was a bit pricey for the size of the room, but that's the only negative.

Awards

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701 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS, 66044
785-830-3988
785-749-5011

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The Eldridge Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Eldridge Hotel?

The Eldridge Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Eldridge Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Eldridge Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Eldridge Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Eldridge Hotel includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Eldridge Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Eldridge Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Eldridge Hotel for wedding events?

The Eldridge Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Eldridge Hotel offer?

The Eldridge Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Eldridge Hotel offer for wedding events?

The Eldridge Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Eldridge Hotel have available for wedding events?

The Eldridge Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Eldridge Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Eldridge Hotel is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in professionalism, 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.1 in average response time and 4.1 in value.

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