Cyrus Hotel is a vibrant wedding venue located in Topeka, Kansas. This boutique hotel is the first of its kind in the area and blends charming decor with an ideal location in order to compose a welcoming atmosphere. The hotel's name draws inspiration from Colonel Holliday, who was a Civil War veteran that practiced values of loyalty and success. The hotel now continues to maintain these values while offering Midwestern hospitality to each of their guests.
COVID19 Compliance & Events
We are understanding this is a trying time, especially for our brides. For the safety of our guests & staff, we have put together the following Meeting & Event Preparedness breakdown for future events!
Menus: We are delighted to present you with a variety of menu items that feature thoughtful food selections in partnership with our local farmers whenever we can. Our menus have been curated for an enlightened experience made with quality ingredients that reduce contact in preparation and production.
Catering Options: In place of self service functions, we will be happy to provide you with attended buffets or individually plated meals, attendant served receptions, and/or attended coffee and other break functions as appropriate. Please note this may not be possible in some locations in accordance with state and local guidelines. For health and safety reasons, at this time we will no longer be pre-setting any food items. For health and safety reasons, we will have to remove any communal fruits, garnishes, and delicious condiments and sauces from the tables. We will have single use condiments available upon request.
Outside Food: Believe us, we all love your aunt’s brownies too, but at this time, no outside food will be allowed on premises that does not come from a vendor that has supplied proof of their rigorous health and sanitation practices. And if a baker comes with your wedding cake; we’ll have to screen them too.
Room Layouts: Our event services team will work closely with you in the planning of your event space layout, including safe distance seating and orderly access and egress of your event room. Don’t worry, we’re on it! Hand Sanitizer: Forgot yours at home? We’re pleased to provide you with hand sanitizing dispensers at the entrance of your event spaces. For your convenience, we’ve also placed hand sanitizer stations at a 1 per 2000 square foot ratio.
Face masks: Please remind your attendees and event staff to provide their own face masks. For safekeeping, we will provide individual face mask bags upon meeting arrival for safe storage.
Associates: For all meal services, our events team has been trained and will serve utilizing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Servers will take orders from behind the guest to minimize face to face contact. We are able to accommodate for several various allergies, dietary restrictions and specific dietary preferences.
Service-ware: All single use items are individually wrapped and service-ware is provided in a fully sanitized napkin roll-up.
Transactions: When possible and applicable, cashless or contact-light transactions are preferred in our event spaces as well as in our hotels.
Linens: All soiled linens will be replaced after every event and cleaned according to CDC guidelines. The linens will be removed and transported in sealed plastic bags for your safety. Our off-site professional cleaners will also uphold enhanced sanitation guidelines.
AV Equipment: Our hotels have the technological and audio-visual capability to support virtual attendees to participate in your meeting. Should you need to use an outside AV company, we will help to facilitate, and will be holding them to our same high standards of health and sanitation required of our own associates.
Paper materials: All pre- and post-event planning materials, from menus to billing, will be printed on single use paper.
Water: We will provide and refresh individually sealed bottled waters for each attendee.
Amenities: Sanitized pens will be provided at each meeting attendee’s seat as well as single use paper that will be discarded after the event.
Meeting Capacity: Updated seating capacities are available upon request for your event. While we would love for you to invite the neighborhood, we ask that you help us out by keeping your invite list small enough that we can accommodate them safely. Please keep in mind that state and local regulations may vary.
Physical distancing: Though we will provide a gentle reminder to your guests during your event to practice safe physical distancing, we ask that you or your planner communicate the importance of physical distancing prior to their arrival.
Cleaning and sanitation: At the conclusion of each of your event days, our team of health and safety experts will thoroughly clean and sanitize your event space.
Deliveries: If you have packages being delivered to the hotel, we’ve implemented health and safety protocols to cover that, too. Our delivery areas are being cleaned and sanitized as frequently as the rest of the hotel, and following physical distancing protocols and sanitation checklists. Please be sure to communicate the timing and size of any deliveries we should expect to your event services team.
Don’t hesitate to reach out: If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your event services team. When you plan an event at an Aparium hotel, you’re placing your well-being in our hands, and we take that responsibility seriously. We’re looking forward to collaborating with you on the perfect event!
Facilities and Capacity
Cyrus Hotel boasts three event spaces that couples can utilize on their wedding day: the Vanguard Ballroom, the Cyrus Ballroom, and the Colonel's Boardroom. The latter event space offers private seating for up to 14 guests. This one-of-a-kind room, which is adorned with modern amenities and historic decor, is ideal for intimate celebrations with loved ones. The Vanguard Ballroom features a 1,410-square-foot space with the capacity to host up to 80 guests. This room is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the property's courtyard, which enable guests to enjoy natural light in either an indoor or outdoor setting. The largest space in the building for hosting wedding events, the Cyrus Ballroom can accommodate up to 240 individuals inside the room's 3,621-square-foot area. The beautiful chandeliers that hang from the ceiling lend to the majestic ambiance of this event space. Unique outdoor venues under our signature twinkling string lights on our Third Floor Terrace and The Courtyard.
The staff at Cyrus Hotel are able to supply chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, and linens for wedding celebrations. To ensure that couples can focus on enjoying their wedding preparations, this team of professionals offers setup and cleanup services. I’ve worked side-by-side with our F&B team and have created some unique package options and phenomenal food and beverage offerings that will surely impress all your guests. The staff can accommodate a wide array of serving styles, ranging from buffets, family-style, and stations to plated meals and passed hors d'oeuvres. Their bar services can include a cash or open bar and are accompanied by a bartender. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the hotel is happy to host the following events:
- Proposal Event
- Engagement parties
- Bridal showers
- Rehearsal dinners
- Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
- Bridal Party Slumber Parties
- Trolley Rides from the hotel to your destination*
The 109 bedrooms that reside on the property offer an upscale lodging experience for couples and their wedding guests. The rooms vary in type and size, and each lodging quarters contributes comfortable amenities and the epitome of Midwestern hospitality. The following room types are available in this boutique hotel:
- King guestrooms
- Two queen bed guestrooms
- Cyrus king rooms
- King suites
- Loft junior king suites
- Loft family queen suites
- Astra suite
*Subject to availability and distance limitations.
Frequently Asked Questions about Venue
Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
What is the starting price per person for bar service?
Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Specialty Beer
Describe your venue
Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel, Restaurant, Rooftop
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Centerpieces, Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet, Wheelchair Access