The Rhapsody is a premier wedding and reception venue located in Independence, Missouri. Providing elegant event spaces in spacious settings, couples can create and plan the dream wedding they’ve always envisioned. Perfectly situated on the outskirts of Kansas City, couples can enjoy each other's company away from the noise of the big city, enjoying natural views under the beautiful Missouri sky.
Facilities and Capacity
For glamorous indoor ceremonies and receptions, the Grand Ballroom is the idyllic location for couples to host large celebrations with all their friends and families. Featuring an array of lightings, French doors, chandeliers, and a neutral color scheme, the ballroom can be decorated to best suit every couple’s preferred style and design. The elegant ballroom can be configured in a variety of ways to best suit the event’s atmosphere and celebration. Adjacent to the Grand Ballroom is the beautifully designed buffet room. Couples can open the ballroom French Doors and combine the two rooms for additional space, great for catering services. For couples who are seeking to make the most of the glorious Missouri sunshine, the venue offers exquisite outdoor event space. Featuring carefully curated landscaped gardens, swirling stone pathways, and a pergola for memorable ceremonies. Additional facilities include a preparation kitchen, changing rooms, and bridal suites.
The Rhapsody provides couples with a number of helpful event services, packages, and rental items to make their planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Working in close relation with the venue’s professional event planners, couples can ensure every fine detail of their event is covered, with no small detail overlooked. The venue’s starting event package includes setup, cleanup, bridal suite, tables, chairs, lighting, sound, linens, and on-site parking. Alternatively, couples can also work with outside vendors to finalize their preparations and make their event an overall success. Other event services and rental items available include but are not limited to:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Angela Gangl · Married on 09/27/2019
Elegant and unique
We were looking at old mansions in KC for a wedding reception venue for months but their reviews were horrible. We didn’t want a reception in cookie cutter hotel venue. Then we I went to the Open House for The Rhapsody in Independence, MO . Never expected to fall in love with a wedding venue when we toured the Rhapsody in 2018.Sent on 10/11/2019
The venue was so beautifully classic and unique. It has an old world Tuscany charm. The staff at the open house were so nice and helpful. We never expected such an elegant setting so close to home and great hotels for out of town guests. We booked it for the reception and as the year flew by we were informed of updates and improvements . The Rhapsody added a roof with lights and fans that covers their gorgeous patio, new flooring, new chairs, an outside fireplace, larger bar and a privacy fence. The Rhapsody just got better and better. At every turn throughout the year, if a problem came up in our planning, Rita Scherer at the Rhapsody either solved it or gave us great advice. Nothing phased her. She answered any question promptly and have us great alternatives.
We saved money because Rhapsody has packages. Beautiful flowers in the wedding colors , set up, linens and a choice of many different centerpieces all included. Not only money saving but think of the time involved!
We attended 7 family weddings through the US in 3 years. An informal poll was taken. Rhapsody won for best venue. I, as the MOB, voted it number one because it’s just not beautiful but the Scherer family went above and beyond in their customer service. We all felt we were working with family. We had no wedding coordinator since it was a reception after a destination wedding. If we forgot something or needed anything Brian was right there finding a solution .
Brett’s Photo booth was so much fun. Brian won the family vote for best DJ of the 7 weddings. He met with the bride & groom and kept everything moving all night long.
Bridal cottage is a must. We relaxed before the reception and just had fun. The red velvet settee is great for photos. So many places at this venue are great for photos- gardens, wall of flowers, arch and waterfall.
Overall the Rhapsody has lots of fabulous space with a cozy elegant look. We are so thrilled about the way everything was handled. Even received our deposit back in a week!
Thank you, Scherer family, we really appreciate all you did to make our daughter and new son-in-law’s party special! We still have two unmarried children so we hope to see you soon!
Shawnna Fleenor · Married on 08/16/2019
Mother of the bride
This event space is a hidden gem! Many info our guests did not know it existed. Location is prefect. No searching for parking or fighting the traffic or noise that you deal with downtown. Beautiful pavilion and indoor and outdoor space. Bride house was great! Lots of room for everyone to get ready together. Rita, Brian and Staci were awesome to work with.Sent on 08/24/2019
Lydia Washington · Married on 08/11/2019
We just got married here on August 11, and everything was absolutely stunning. Although the venue is gorgeous, they constantly surprise you with improvements. They have an open vendor policy but are almost a one-stop shop to be honest! The owner Rita is extremely talented and can design, create, and bring your vision to life flawlessly. While Bryan offers Dj services but provides so much more! We had no idea how to plan/execute a wedding and they were there to help us every step of the way. Luann was a very pleasant, flexible and highly attentive to detail wedding coordinator. planning a wedding can be quite stressful but I can honestly say that we will miss working with the staff-they made it an enjoyable experience.Sent on 08/28/2019