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Venues in Independence, MO,

About Us

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Altar and arches
  • Wifi
  • Drapery
  • Photobooth
  • Chair covers
  • House DJ

Monica Bledsoe

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  • Where do I start with how to describe how awesome this venue is? The Rhapsody is family owned and you can tell their entire heart is into their business and providing quality services to brides/grooms. The Rhapsody essentially brought my dream wedding to life at an affordable cost. I am usually very hands on but planning a wedding can easily become overwhelming if you are like me and try to take on too much. I was able to give up some control and communicate to the Rhapsody team exactly what I wanted and they beautifully executed everything! The venue has potential to work with a variety of budgets and can be as all-inclusive or as DIY as you would like. I personally chose the upgraded centerpiece design package and felt like it was a reasonable cost for all the extras you get for the venue to help recreate those Pinterest designs you fall in love with. Not only does Rhapsody provide a beautiful venue space but they also provide so much guidance and planning tools to keep scattered bri... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    No

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    No

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    3

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Outside Cake

    What bar services do you provide?

    Outside Alcohol

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access



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