Wedding Spotlight: Angelica and Gerardo Alarcon

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Angelica and Gerardo Alarcon’s gorgeous wedding celebration! The rain finally dried up in Kansas City and allowed for a beautiful evening and sunset for their big day in Olathe.

Angelica and Gerardo met on Match.com approximately 10 years ago and have been together ever since! They have a sweet little girl together as well.

The Alarcon’s wedding reception was something out of a fairytale – with beautiful rose and gold accents, stunning details and a magical light-up dance floor. There was even a “red carpet” photo feature with a backdrop of the couple – perfect for sharing with friends and family.

A delicious dinner of arroz blanco, frijoles charros, pasta alfredo con camarones, barbacoa, espaguetty verde and ensalada was served, along with with a fruit and chocolate fountain. The dessert station alone was expertly laid out – and the cake and sweets were mouthwatering!

Check out the photos below to see what you can create for your wedding day in our affordable space!

If you’re ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams like Angelica and Gerardo, call our Director of Event Planning and Operations at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

 

 

 

Cater Your Event at Ball Conference Center with Q39!

Currently planning a big event and need a caterer? What better way to impress your guests with none other than Kansas City’s beloved BBQ – Q39! Ball Conference Center is proud to add Q39 to our list of preferred event vendors. We spoke with Lisa Phelgar, Catering Manager at Q39 South, for more information about what to expect when you choose Q39 to cater your special event.

Q39 decided to partner with Ball Conference Center because of our, “great venue with flexibility to adapt to a variety of event types, i.e. corporate events, business meetings and weddings.” No matter the occasion, most everyone can agree the best way to bring people together is at a fantastic location with outstanding food.

Q39 has not only delicious food, but also excellent service. So, what can you expect when you choose Q39 to cater your event? According to Lisa, “Q39’s food is the highest rated and freshest BBQ in the metro area. Service is also essential and encompasses the entire scope of the catering experience: initial inquiries, booking the event, efficient management of food set up, thoughtful guest interactions during the event and seamless food clean up.”

Want to offer your guests a dinner option other than your typical selection of BBQ meats? Q39 has you covered! Ask about fan favorite, Salmon with Herb Butter. With a variety of different outstanding catering packages, you’re sure to find something to leave your guests talking about their amazing meal from Q39.

With Q39’s outstanding BBQ and Ball Conference Center’s elegant ballroom and facility meeting rooms, your next event is sure to be one for the books! What are you waiting for? Schedule your event at Ball today. For more information, contact our Director of Event Planning and Operations at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wedding Spotlight: Chandler and Nate Johnson

Ball Conference Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Nate and Chandler Johnson’s wedding reception! This summer wedding on July 21st was a night to remember as family and friends celebrated the happy newlyweds!

Nate and Chandler met while attending Bob Jones University in South Carolina. They sang in the same church choir together, and the rest is history. Having known each other for four years and being together for two, they were more than ready to tie the knot! “We chose to have our reception at Ball Conference Center because it was conveniently located, had the ability to accommodate all of our guests, and the price was just right,” said Chandler.

The bridal party arrived, each pair being introduced, followed by dinner, toasts, and mingling. The newlyweds even set up a time capsule table – where each guest got to write a note for Chandler and Nate to open on their very first wedding anniversary.

Chandler and Nate really liked that they were able to come to Ball Conference Center the day before to begin setting all the décor up! “It was so nice being able to start setting up on Friday, it really allowed us to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted,” said Chandler.

If you’re ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams without the hassle of dozens of decisions, look no further! Book your dream wedding at Ball Conference Center today! Planning will be a breeze, and your special day will be filled with wedding bliss.

For more information, call our Director of Event Planning and Operations at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

Take a look at the Johnson Wedding photo gallery below!

Caterer Spotlight: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

When planning a wedding, a whirlwind of decisions must be made – often in a compressed timeframe. One moment the focus is picking the perfect flower arrangement; the next, choosing fantastic wedding gown; and after that,you’re on the hunt for an amazing caterer that will leave your guests delighted with your culinary decision making.

To make things a little easier, at Ball Conference Center, we’ve already vetted and hand-picked a list of multiple Preferred Vendors to help make your decision making easier. Not only will this save you time, but you’ll also have the confidence of knowing that the staff at Ball has already screened dozens of wedding vendor possibilities and included only those that we believe provide the best quality and value on our Preferred Vendor list – to help save you valuable time and money in making choices for your own Big Day!

One of our newest Preferred Vendors is Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Located within the Hilton Garden Inn, their menu is everything you’d expect from a great steakhouse and much, much more. Their experienced and well-trained staff works extremely hard to make sure the love and dedication they have for food comes through with every bite you take. Every bride has their own wedding dreams, the staff at Johnny’s Catering wants to make sure that your special day is exactly how you always dreamed it would be!

Johnny’s is always willing to customize and plan a special menu to make sure your Big Day is perfect. Johnny’s understands that weddings can be expensive so they’ve developed their flexible pricing program. If you give them a range on what you’d like to spend, they’ll create a custom menu that is both delicious and affordable.

Ready for the best part? If you book Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse for your catering, the Bride and Groom will receive a free room at the Hilton Garden Inn! What’s more, they’ll also provide your wedding party hotel rooms at a discounted price!

If you’re interested in more details or booking a tasting with Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, just contact Darla Minor at (913)-815-2345. and she’ll be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a tasting.

And, if you’ve not yet selected your wedding reception venue, you can receive more information about weddings at Ball Conference Center by contacting Director of Event Planning & Operations Michael Nicoski at (913)-322-4980. We look forward to making your wedding dreams come true!

Wedding Spotlight: Melanie and Kory Gilmore

Ball Conference Center recently hosted a picture-perfect wedding reception for Melanie and Kory Gilmore on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018! The summer heat was no bother to the beautiful newlywed couple and guests as they gathered at Ball Conference Center to celebrate a fairytale wedding that they will remember for a lifetime!

Kory and Melanie met through their older sisters – who were roommates together at MidAmerica Nazarene University. “We were introduced in the cafeteria, and after I met him, I messaged him on Facebook,” said Melanie. The rest is history and after three years of dating, the lovebirds tied the knot!

When asked about their experience planning their reception at Ball Conference Center, Kory said, “We loved the space that was available – and the price too!” Kory and Melanie were able to set up on Friday to prepare for the big day, which was a huge relief for them. “It made our day today go so much smoother and we were able to really enjoy our special day,” said Melanie.

Guests were greeted by dreamy décor with a rustic touch – candy bar and cupcakes included! The ballroom at Ball Conference Center was filled with elegant pink lighting, greenery, and beautiful candles. It was a wonderful celebration of Kory and Melanie’s love and commitment to each other.

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Are you dreaming about the perfect wedding and reception venue without the hassle of dozens of decisions? Then look no further – book your dream wedding at Ball Conference Center today! Planning will be a breeze, and your special day will be filled with wedding bliss – not unintended hurdles or compromises.

Our Director of Event Planning and Operations at Ball Conference Center would love to show you around and talk to you about all that Ball has to offer! For more information, give us a call at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

Take a look at the Gilmore Wedding Reception photos below!

Planning a destination wedding? Celebrate at Ball when you get home!

Weddings can be stressful with all the planning and decision making. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important – the fact that you get to marry your best friend! Here at Ball, we realize that more and more people are deciding on destination weddings to take some of the stress away and enjoy what really matters. Although a private, intimate ceremony may be exactly what you’re dreaming of, we know that celebrating with friends and family when you return is also important.

Ball Conference Center is the perfect place for newlywed couples to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. We partner with local vendors such as Kansas City Catering, The Sweet Nook, Complete Music and Diamond Girls – organizing your reception is a breeze! We want to be able to make this a night you will always remember with the people you will never forget because in the end were celebrating your new marriage!

Make Ball the place you celebrate this amazing adventure you are embarking on. We have different packages to fit any newlyweds budget. When it comes to Ball, we’re here to make your dream celebration come to life!

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. He looks forward to showing you our beautiful facility and helping you dream up the perfect reception!

Spotlight on Preferred Vendor: Minsky’s

Have an important meeting or event coming up? What better way to impress your guests than with Kansas City’s Best Pizza – Minsky’s! Once a month, our sister company – KVC – holds employee meetings here at Ball Conference Center. Minsky’s Pizza was an instant crowd pleaser with all our attendees this past month! Our Director of Events and Operations – Michael – said, “Minsky’s is convenient with great prices. Consistently delicious pizza!”

Minsky’s slogan, “Gourmet, and going to stay that way” has proven to be true time and time again. From the moment you bite into one of their award-winning gourmet pizzas, you’ll understand why Minsky’s has been repeatedly voted “Kansas City’s Best Pizza!” Their savory pizzas begin with hand-rolled dough and your choice of sauce, piled high with juicy meats, fresh-cut vegetables, aromatic herbs and topped with 100% Wisconsin mozzarella!

Is your mouth watering yet? Minsky’s also offers a wide selection of hot sandwiches, handmade calzones, creamy pastas, garden fresh salads, appetizers and desserts. Gluten or dairy free? Minsky’s also offers a gluten-free pizza option as well as Daiya Deliciously Dairy Free cheese. There’s something everyone is sure to love at Minsky’s!

Click here to cater your event with Minsky’s today!

For more information on Ball Conference Center’s facility meeting rooms, call Michael Nicoski at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to hearing from you!

Event Booked at The Ritz Charles and Need a New Space?

With the recent closing of The Ritz Charles in Overland Park, we know some of you may be frantically trying to find a new event space for your special occasion. Here at Ball Conference Center, we are happy to try to accommodate anyone who has been affected by this sudden closing. Book with us and provide proof of your previous event booking at The Ritz Charles to receive:

  • Dance floor included
  • Cocktail tables included
  • Day before set-up (based on availability)

If you’ve not had a chance to tour Ball Conference Center, we’d love to show you around and talk to you about all that Ball has to offer! For more information, give Michael a call at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping you plan the perfect event!

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Ball Hosts Olathe East Prom!

Ball Conference Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Olathe East High School’s Prom on April 7th, 2018! The elegant ballroom was the perfect venue for  a “Written in the Stars” Evening! The students of Olathe East put on their best dresses and suits and danced the night away!

Ball Conference Center was decorated beautifully with uplighting to illuminate the entire ballroom. With lighting accenting the space using color movement truly made it feel like “written under the stars!” With a dance floor and table centerpieces, students enjoyed mingling and dancing throughout the evening.

Ball Conference Center can easily be transformed into the perfect Prom, your dream wedding, or any event that is unique to your style! For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. Michael looks forward to showing you our beautiful facility and helping you bring that next event you’ve been dreaming up to life!

Take a look at a few pictures from Olathe East’s Prom below!

 

 

Save the Date – KC’s Largest Bridal Event!

Mark your calendars for Kansas City’s biggest bridal event, hosted by Perfect Wedding Guide! Not only will you get amazing wedding and honeymoon ideas, you will also get to see the latest dress trends at the bridal fashion show! Ball Conference Center is excited to be a part of this amazing bridal show again this year! You can purchase your tickets online or at the door, so you can stop by and see Ball’s booth! Did we mention we are choosing one lucky bride to win our top-secret giveaway?

Click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.

See you May 6th!