The Oread Hotel

Lawrence, KS View map


The Oread, an event venue located in Lawrence, Kansas, is a popular choice among engaged couples. Get that ethereal feel in this breathtaking venue that features two terraces and incredible vintage architecture.

Facilities and Capacity

With nine different event spaces at The Oread, you are sure to discover a venue that works for you. The Griffith Ballroom is a lovely space with all stone walls and an arched entryway and can accommodate up to 275 seated but 600 standing. The Hancock Ballroom also features white stone walls and columns and has a capacity of 240 seated and 550 standing. The Hancock Library has a beautiful stone fireplace with large windows and a gorgeous bar area. It can host 40 seated or 61 standing. The All Seasons Den is quite inviting, also with a fireplace and comfortable custom seating, it can fit 80 seated and 175 standing. Five 21 is an interesting room with massive windows, luxe carpeting, and a huge arched wall feature. You can host 90 seated and 200 standing in the Five 21 room. In the Five 21 Private you will find a great space for a rehearsal dinner with a long, family style table and room for 30 seated. Head outdoor for your ceremony perhaps on the Terrace on Fifth. This stunning brick patio overlooks the city and the Kansas River and can accommodate 250 for a ceremony, 204 seated, and 300 standing. The Terrace on Ninth is majestic as well with incredible views. Upto 250 for a ceremony and 200 standing can enjoy the Terrace on Ninth.

Services Offered

Let yourselves be pampered and enjoy your wedding day events while the staff take care of the rest at The Oread. As well as event rentals, in-house catering, and planning assistance, you will find the following services and offerings at The Oread:

  • In-house bar
  • Audio equipment
  • Visual equipment
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bartenders
  • Champagne toast
  • Centerpieces
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • Silverware


There is nothing lacking from the extravagant accommodations at The Oread. After a long day of wedding events, escape to your suite to enjoy some rest and relaxation. You’ll find bathroom amenities, comfortable beds, and ample space to just unwind. Couples can set aside a block of rooms at a special rate for the night of the wedding as well.

Other Services

The Oread offers couples quite a few other services as well. Make The Oread your wedding event venue from start to finish, with event space available for the following:

  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Jack and Jill
  • Engagement party
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


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

Cake Cutting

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?


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    Whitney did a wonderful job! She was so easy to work with throughout the entire process and made sure she knew every detail of how things should go. She was great at follow up and ensuring everything was taken care the day of. The whole events department did a great job!
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    Mariah Married on 12/02/2017
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    Having our wedding at The Oread was the best decision!! It was so beautiful and Bayli was super helpful throughout the entire process! If you’re looking for a venue that has amazing views a romantic environment and pure elegance The Oread is your place!! The day couldn’t have gone any better! We were so happy with everything!
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    Nellie Married on 11/11/2017
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    We had the most amazing experience working with the staff of The Oread for our wedding. It is a beautiful venue and we could not have been more happy with how our wedding turned out. Bayli was incredible to work with! There was not a stone left unturned through the whole planning process. She thought of every last detail and made sure we were happy with every last decision. She was extremely professional and timely with regard to responses via phone call or email. The day ran absolutely seamlessly thanks to her leadership with her team. The room was flipped efficiently between ceremony and reception, food tasted fantastic, service was quick for the plated dinner. Guests were extremely complimentary of the venue and service. We are so grateful we were able to work with Bayli and her team! Would recommend The Oread to anyone researching venues for any type of event, big or small!

    The Oread Hotel's reply:

    Nellie, thank you so much for your kind words! We had such a blast hosting you and John for your special day.


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