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5 Things You Don’t Have to Worry About Planning Your Wedding in Ottawa

Published on: December 04, 2018

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Selecting a venue for your wedding isn’t easy.

There are lots of details to consider that affect your planning:

  • Is your preferred date available?
  • Where will the bridal party get ready?
  • Where will guests stay?

When you choose Ottawa, Kansas for your wedding venue, here are a few things that you don’t have to worry about.

#1: Traffic

The hustle and bustle of Kansas City isn’t always easy to navigate. The last thing you want on your wedding day is for you or your guests to be stuck in traffic. But construction, parades, accidents, and weather can all cause delays.

Driving from Johnson County to downtown Kansas City with any traffic could take 45 minutes. It’s the same length of time to Ottawa, except there’s no traffic when you get there. Ottawa is an easy drive from Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Lawrence, and Topeka near K-10, I-35, and Highway 59, and easily accessible for wedding guests.

Get away from the city for the day, and enjoy the quaint town of Ottawa.

#2: Expensive Parking/No Parking

While most bride and grooms worry about venues meeting their guest capacity, they often overlook parking accommodations.

Some Kansas City wedding venues charge parking fees for guests. And in some cases, venues may have little or no parking at all. Which leaves your guests paying $20 an hour for parking, or wasting time driving around looking for a free parking zone.

This won’t be a problem if you have your wedding in Ottawa. There’s plenty of free public parking surrounding The Historic Post Office, making it convenient for everyone, including handicap accessible spaces.

#3: Sharing Your Wedding Day

Some venues host multiple events on the same day. This could result in less set-up time, limited venue access, confusion for your guests, and security concerns. And not to mention, it steals the spotlight from your day.

At The Historic Post Office, we’re here to make your day feel special. You and your guests will enjoy complete use of the venue space.

Our onsite staff, wedding coordinator, and day-of personal attendant ensure all the fine details come together so you can focus on making memories.

#4: Separate Locations for Ceremony and Reception

Two separate venues for your ceremony and reception means extra work. Make your wedding a luxurious one by streamlining your planning efforts. Consider a venue that hosts both ceremonies and receptions.

At one venue location, you work with a single coordinator who will ensure everything goes as planned; one location for decorations, drinks, and food.

And guests won’t have to figure out directions from ceremony to reception – making it convenient for everyone.

At The Historic Post Office, we can easily flip the event space from ceremony to reception while you relax and enjoy cocktails in our Speakeasy Lounge.

The best part? You’ll love our wedding suite across the street, where you can spend the night before and after the wedding.

#5: An Uninspiring Celebration

Selecting your wedding venue is one of the most important wedding to-dos. While lots of venues can accommodate your guests, not many are as unforgettable as The Historic Post Office.

This one-of-a-kind venue offers a unique luxury experience for you and your guests. Its beautiful backdrop provides the perfect opportunity to tailor the celebration to reflect your personality and preference.

You’ll love this thoroughly renovated space, with soaring ceilings, warm hardwood floors, Speakeasy Lounge, luxurious bride suite and groom suite, and much more. The wedding pictures will be fabulous!

Come Celebrate with Us

We’d love to be a part of your wedding celebration. To experience this unforgettable venue first hand, call 913.305.7172, or email to schedule a tour.