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 94% of couples
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
Jessica · Married on 07/14/2018
Perfect! Staff was so helpful and made our day the best one we could imagineSent on 07/27/2018
User5127680 · 2+ years ago
The Rhapsody is a a beautiful venue and Rita makes everything easy for the bride and family. The ballroom comes decorated with beautiful flowers in my wedding colors that Rita put together. We had the option to do our own centerpieces which saved us money and allowed us a personal touch. The outdoor garden wedding was beautiful and we didn't need to decorate anything. Rita and her son Brian (our DJ) made everything easy and enjoyable. Weddings can be very stressful but our venue details were made easy with these two. We opted for the photo booth which was a huge hit! We also opted to use the cottage next to the venue for the bridal party to get ready. It was so fun having a place to spend our day without the worry I being late or traveling to the venue. It was also a fun place for the wedding party to gather before and after the ceremony. Rita's recommended alcohol and food vendors have worked with The Rhapsody on many occasions so they all knew exactly what to do so there was no hassle at all. We did regret getting optional wedding coordinator because she didn't really do anything. We had a rehearsal but none of the ushers knew what to do afterwards or during the ceremony (which I didn't find out until after the wedding luckily and we were given a refund for our troubles) but everything else was just spectacular! We received tons of compliments from guests of all ages.Sent on 05/30/2015