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Excellent wedding venue, so glad that my wife and I selected The Historic Post Office for our wedding ceremony and reception. The space is elegant, beautiful and spacious for dinner and dancing, and the Speakeasy downstairs is a really unique feature that sets this place apart from other venues we considered. The staff were extremely professional and helpful and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.

5 star review
William K. – Groom

Our son’s wedding was held at The Historic Post Office on New Year’s Eve. The ceremony and reception were absolutely lovely, and TJ did a great job coordinating the rehearsal and making sure everything went smoothly. Such a beautiful and functional space! The Speakeasy lounge was great for guests while the ceremony space was used for post-wedding photos and setting up for the reception. The bride and her attendants enjoyed the split screen in the Bride’s Suite so they could see the guests arrive. It is a wonderful wedding venue!

5 star review
Gail S. K. – Mother of the Groom

Having our wedding here was the best decision we made! TJ (and the staff) made it effortless and everyone was so quick to help us with anything we needed. My husband and I weren’t stressed (which I was worried we would be) and we were completely taken care of from the moment we arrived for the day to the moment we left. We still have family and friends telling us it was one of the most beautiful venues they’ve been to for a wedding. (PS definitely take advantage of the honeymoon suite right across the street! So perfect!)

5 star review
Carrie K. – Bride

My husband and I just held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Historic Post Office on 10-5-19. This was the best decision we made during our wedding planning. For starters, the venue is absolutely beautiful and unique. Everywhere you look, you notice a new piece of detail. We did very little decorating, because the space truly speaks for itself. We had several guests throughout the night rave to us about how amazing the venue was. My husband was very excited about the groom’s room with a large tv so they could watch college football while getting ready. The bridal suite was beautiful and elegant, came with mimosas and even an emergency kit should we have forgotten anything. What made this venue all the more special was the staff. I cannot say enough good things about TJ, the event coordinator who worked with us since day one. We owe everything to him honestly. He was available whenever we needed him, even a year in advance. For the entirety of our rehearsal and our wedding day, TJ was the most helpful person. He met every request any of us could have made with a “we’ll make it happen” attitude and made sure everything was exactly as my husband and I had hoped. He was there to make sure everything ran smoothly and that nobody in my family so much as had to lift a finger. He completed all the decorating of the space and met us the following morning with all of our belongings packed up and helped us load them into our car. The Post Office also provided a one on one assistant for the day, Jamie. She was amazing and by our side all day to make our plates, get us drinks and to help me carry my bouquet or dress. All night, we had guests approach us with how impressed they were with the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff here. I am so truly grateful that we were able to host our wedding at The Historic Post Office!

5 star review
Courtney I. – Bride

I honestly don’t even know where to start. This was the absolute BEST venue. TJ the event coordinator truly goes out of his way to make every detail perfect. He never one time made me feel like I was bothering him with all of my calls and text messages for a year of planning! He made himself available whenever I needed him. He even took time out of his day the next day after the wedding to DELIVER all of our decorations to our house because we couldn’t come back to the venue to get them. Also this venue is so incredibly beautiful! It has every amenity you could ask for and then some. We had a day of attendant that helped us out SO much! She had our drinks and food at the table before we came in, held my dress and bouquet multiple times and even got my flip flops for me when my feet hurt! She was truly amazing. All of my guests raved all night about how perfect the space was. I think I will be back for some other occasions if not for me then some friends getting married!!! I will recommend them to everyone!
5 star review
Bailey M. – Bride

This venue was perfect. T.J. and the staff were outstanding. They went above and beyond our expectations. Every need was met. Their recommendations for florist and caterers were also excellent. If planning a wedding in the area, we would highly recommend The Historic Post Office in Ottawa, Kansas.
5 star review
Paul K. – Father of the Bride

The Historic Post Office is such a beautiful place, my daughter Jessica had her sister’s. (my other daughters) wedding shower there. The downstairs room with Bar was huge and done very beautifully…The Historic Post Office host was very helpful and friendly… This beautiful place would be wonderful for any special occasion. A+

5 star review
Debbie M.

This a beautiful venue for a wedding. The staff is very good and accommodating. They have really thought out the layout and facility features. Can’t wait to have our daughter’s wedding here in 2019. This is a 10 out of 10. If you are looking for a place to hold a wedding or party I cannot recommend The Histoic Post Office more.
5 star review
Chip B. – Father of the Bride

This venue has been the BEST at everything a bride-to-be and her family could want! They provide so many additional little touches that you NEED but don’t know you will need! ❤️. We can’t wait for our daughters wedding to get here on May 11, 2019! You NEED to look into this beautiful location for your special day! 🎊🎉
5 star review
Debi S. B. – Mother of the Bride

I just had my daughter’s wedding reception at The Historic Post Office and it was amazing! It was everything we were hoping for and more. We booked it before construction was even started and they totally delivered on what they promised us.

Erica was fantastic to work with and so helpful to us every step of the way. The on-site coordinator, TJ, was also great to work with. One of the best things about having a reception there is that they did all the work for us. We dropped off all our things needed for the reception earlier in the week and they took care of setting everything up for us and also coordinated with florist for the centerpieces and with our cake vendor and caterer.

On the day of the wedding we could focus on hair, makeup and getting everyone in the bridal party ready without giving a thought to the reception and everything looked so beautiful when we walked into the venue after the wedding at our church. They had a special attendant just for the bride and groom and she took very good care of them during the party and made the bride and groom feel very special. We enjoyed ourselves all evening and when the reception was over we had an after party in the Speakeasy Lounge in the basement and it was so much fun and a great way to continue the party for everyone gathered to celebrate with the happy couple!

When it was time for the party to end, we were able to walk out with our guests and we didn’t have to do a thing. They had a secure place to store any gifts that were there, they gathered all of our things and had everything boxed and ready for us to pick up the next day at our convenience. We used the centerpiece vases provided by The Historic Post Office and they even had our flowers in buckets with water so that we could take the flowers home and enjoy them. The next day we backed up to their loading dock and they helped load everything into our car.

Top notch service from a top notch venue! I give it a 10 out of 10!! Thanks for making Kelsey and Jared’s reception such a magical day for them!! I highly recommend this place!!!
5 star review
Kari S. – Mother of the Bride

We attended the grand opening last evening. What a magical and beautiful transformation. Having grown up in Ottawa, this building holds many memories. Glad to have it open and functional again. Truly a work of art!
5 star review
Carol C.

Tyler and I CANNOT wait to get married here in October. Erica has been nothing short of an angel to us. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and they just keep adding things on to make the day that much more special and unique! I highly recommend checking this venue out, you won’t be disappointed!
5 star review
Emily C. – Bride

We are having our ceremony and reception at this historic post office in October. We can’t wait to see how it all comes together! Erica has been wonderful to work with and we can’t wait for the big day!
5 star review
Kelly W. – Bride

We are having our reception here in September and I can’t wait! The venue is gorgeous and the staff has been amazing to work with! Erica was so helpful in helping us visualize what our reception could be. My favorite thing is that they take care of almost everything the day of the event so you are able to enjoy the day stress free. I could not recommend this place more!
5 star review
Ashlee M. – Bride

We are having our wedding reception at The Historic Post Office this summer and are so excited to see it when it’s finished! Erica is wonderful to work with, she is so helpful and makes sure everything is done perfectly! I would highly recommend this venue!5 star review
Kelsey L. – Bride

We are very excited to be a partner in The Historic Post Office restoration. It’s very gratifying to breathe new life into such a beautiful building. Moreover, the community will share our tremendous sense of pride that goes along with being home to such a great venue.

Josh Walker – Loyd Builders

The renovation of The Historic Post Office is an exciting opportunity that revives an old unused building, into something beautiful. The energy I get when working with Narthex is electric and something to be noted.

Partnering with Narthex to create the vision for The Historic Post Office proved to be compatible relationship from the beginning. The finished event space will not only enhance the community, but will create vital memories to those using the space.

Areas like the speakeasy and private groom/bride room create unique spaces ready for an unbelievable ceremony and party.  

Will Fisher – Clockwork Architects

Clockwork has enjoyed partnering with Narthex on the renovation of The Historic Ottawa Post Office. Narthex has left no stone unturned for the preservation and restoration of Ottawa’s crown jewel that has been left sitting unoccupied for decades.

The project will feature a grand ballroom that will leave lasting memories of a lifetime for brides and grooms to come. A speakeasy in the basement will become a hub for friends to meet, drink, relax and socialize.

Our team approach to minor modifications and maintaining the historical fabric will adapt the existing building to a compatible new use that respects Ottawa’s heritage and protects our cultural resources.

Todd Howard – Clockwork Architects