The Eldridge Hotel

701 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044 Map · Phone number
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About The Eldridge Hotel

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 well-trained 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.

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9 Reviews for The Eldridge Hotel

Recommended by 84% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.1
  • Average response time 4.1
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    Megen · Married on 01/10/2009

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 02/04/2009
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    Caroline · Married on 09/13/2008

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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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.

    Sent on 09/29/2008
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    Megan · Married on 05/01/2014

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      4.0
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      5.0
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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.

    Sent on 09/22/2014

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The Eldridge Hotel FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2000
  • 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
  • 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

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  • 701 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Kansas, 66044 See on map
    785-830-3988 (Phone number)
    785-749-5011 (Other Phone Number)
    open all the time

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