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Historic Post Office

Ottawa, KS View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
11 reviews
Up to 220 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 220 guests

ABOUT THE HISTORIC POST OFFICE

The Historic Post Office is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of Ottawa, Kansas. With easy access to nearby cities like Olathe, Overland Park, and Lawrence, we are the perfect location for hosting your wedding and smaller intimate celebrations such as bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.

Built in 1913, the Historic Post Office has been meticulously and lovingly restored for those who believe that the grander the location, the grander the love story. While many of the original architectural features can still be found throughout, Historic Post Office now features state-of-the-art amenities for couples and guests.

FACILITIES AND CAPACITY

The Historic Post Office features a stunning limestone facade, towering ceilings, an elegant skylight, and stunning windows. We have an old-world speakeasy in the basement for those seeking a swanky cocktail hour experience in a setting unlike any other venue. Complete with expansive dressing rooms and hidden elements such as a cast-iron staircase, the Historic Post Office has managed to keep its original classic, timeless architecture in place while adding modern, fashionable touches.

The Historic Post Office is an incredibly versatile venue to host your wedding. Our 4,000 square foot Ballroom seats up to 220 guests and the outdoor Garden is the perfect place to host your ceremony. The downstairs 1930’s themed Speakeasy Lounge provides for a unique cocktail hour experience, and our Getting Ready Suites allow you to relax while getting ready for your big day. Your rental of the venue includes use of all of these areas, and the Getting Ready Suites as well.

The Speakeasy is also available for smaller intimate gatherings such as rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, and even company gatherings.

SERVICES & AMENITIES

When you decide to host your event at the Historic Post Office, you can simply rent the venue and procure vendors yourself, or select some of our optional services and allow us to handle all of the vendor coordination for you.

All-inclusive packages

Wireless internet

Luxurious Getting Ready Suites

Outdoor Garden event space

Free Parking

No security required

Full Bar Services

Catering Services offered (via our catering partners)

Tables, Chiavari Chairs, & linens included with full venue rental

With a beautiful setting and intimate atmosphere, the Historic Post Office is sure to help make your special day unforgettable. Every inch of our venue has been considered, making it the perfect place for the most important love story ever told....Yours.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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
Clean Up
Parking
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?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

220

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February

11 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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26 User photos

  • Morgan
    Morgan N. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Flawless, the venue coordinators are amazing. The venue is beautiful, my wedding was PERFECT!

    My wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without this venue. It’s gorgeous and timeless. The staff was fantastic. My favorite is the speakeasy in the basement, made for a perfect cocktail hour for my guest!

    Historic Post Office's reply:

    Morgan, your feedback means so much to us. We are so glad you loved the Historic Post Office, our staff, and the Speakeasy for your cocktail hour!
    Thank you for the great review! Cheers to you and Lavert!
  • Emily
    Emily R. Married on 09/20/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Hidden Gem of Kansas

    Every moment leading up to my wedding went so smoothly thanks to the AMAZING staff at the Historic Post Office. Wedding day I was full of peace knowing that everything was taken care of thanks to Brooke! Everyone I spoke with and worked with at the Historic Post Office was incredibly kind and had great wisdom to offer as I put the event together. On top of incredible staff, the venue itself is truly a hidden gem of Kansas. This venue space has wonderful tall ceilings, which gives the space an open feeling that a lot of other indoor venues lack. It is very modern and has minimalist art deco details that decorate all throughout! There is also a beautiful outdoor garden that could be used for your main space or a private first look. If you are hoping for a venue space that has it all, you want to come here!

    Historic Post Office's reply:

    Thank you for the amazing review, Emily! You were such a beautiful bride and it was our pleasure to host your wedding. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, so Brooke and our staff is very happy to see that reflected on your review. We love that you are a part of our Historic Post Office family now. We wish you and Ben the best! Cheers!
  • Lauren
    Lauren B. Married on 07/27/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing! Beautiful venue.

    I have no complaints. It was an amazing experience!

    Historic Post Office's reply:

    Lauren, thank you for your review! The entire team of the Historic Post Office is so grateful that you had such an amazing experience with us! Best wishes.

Awards

  • 11
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Christina & Brendan
    21 photos · 03/02/2019
  • Emily & Tyler
    31 photos · 10/20/2018
  • Trey & Kristina
    51 photos · 08/05/2018

Map

122 East Second Street Ottawa, KS, 66067
9133057172
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Historic Post Office frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Post Office?

Historic Post Office includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Historic Post Office, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Historic Post Office includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Historic Post Office, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Historic Post Office includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Historic Post Office in terms of venue type, style and location?

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

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Historic Post Office for wedding events?

Historic Post Office offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Historic Post Office offer?

Historic Post Office offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Historic Post Office offer for wedding events?

Historic Post Office offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Historic Post Office have available for wedding events?

Historic Post Office offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Historic Post Office and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Historic Post Office is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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