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:
22 Reviews for The Rhapsody
Recommended by 98% of couples
54 User photos
Nicolette B. · Getting married on 03/03/2023
Fairytale Venue - Dream Come True
I recently married the love of my life at The Rhapsody and it was an absolute dream come true. Rita and the rest of the staff paid close attention to details, handled most of the planning, were flexible, and cared about making sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. I felt like I was the number one priority and had so much support with planning. On our wedding day, my husband and I were able to focus on enjoying every moment rather than feeling stressed or having to ask family members to help us set up or manage vendors. Rita (owner and florist), Bryan (DJ), and Kaci (wedding coordinator) were all enthusiastic, organized, and communicated effectively. We received countless compliments from family and friends both in attendance and online. I toured several local venues before finding the Rhapsody and I am so glad I did not settle for somewhere else before finding this gem. We cannot recommend The Rhapsody enough! If I could give extra stars I would because this venue did not disappoint in any way and I was blown away by how incredible the location, decorations, flowers, music, photo booth, bridal cottage, groom's villa, photo ops, and team of staff dedicated were.Sent on 04/10/2021
Debbie N. · Married on 04/30/2021
My daughter’s wedding
Our daughters wedding was at The Rhapsody in Independence Missouri April 30th. We had to reschedule the date twice due to the pandemic. We originally had it on a Saturday but ended up with a Friday due to the volume of weddings being rescheduled. We are so happy we had it on a Friday. Worked out well for our out-of-town guest and gave us time on Saturday to spend time together. We loved the decorations and fresh flower arrangements that owner Rita made. Highly recommend Bryan the DJ. He prepared Brooke and Lee with itinerary for the entire wedding. He laid out what was needed to keep the wedding reception moving and how to ensure they had time to thank each guest. He spliced some music together for them. He was very enthusiastic and professional. Stephanie the wedding coordinator was organized and accommodating. She walked us through the entire ceremony. Kept the wedding party organized. She helped set up the live stream and helped keep photo booth operating. She also cleaned up several spills. At the end of the evening she made several bouquets out of the fresh flowers for our out-of-town guest. At the end of the evening when we were loading up our stuff one of the groomsmen made a comment this is the first time I’ve attended a wedding that had the least amount of stuff to load up. Its because The Rhapsody accommodated for most of our needs we didn’t have to do anything it was wonderful. I’ve already had three people reach out to ask the price of the venue which I felt was very reasonable for everything that was provided and the professional guidance we received. Rita from the very beginning prepared us, set up meetings with us. Told us what to expect. Bryan and Stephanie complemented by providing us with their professional guidance during their meetings. Best decision we made. Highly recommended Deb.Sent on 05/05/2021
Kaitlin H. · Married on 04/24/2021
Above and Beyond All Expectations!
The Rhapsody goes above and beyond any expectations you have. They were absolutely phenomenal people to work with. The communication was fantastic, we were involved in every step. The coordinator provided, Kaci, was outstanding! She was patient, knowledgeable, so easy to get along with, and made sure everything went smoothly for us on our day. We chose Bryan, the in house DJ, as our DJ. He kept everything moving along, and knew exactly how to handle the crowd. It was absolutely beautiful, everything I envisioned. My guest had an amazing time. I cannot say thank you enough!Sent on 04/26/2021