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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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
Bethany · Married on 09/21/2018
OMG, I don't even know where to start with the Rhapsody. Our entire night was AMAZING. Rita, the owner, is so sweet and so accommodating to everything my husband and I wanted for the day. She helped every single time we had a question PLUS you can't beat the price! With the package we had, we got a free Day-Of coordinator to make sure our day went as smooth as possible - which it DID. The day was amazing, I recommend them to EVERYONE that just got engaged. Thank you, Rita!Sent on 10/09/2018