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!

Ball Hosts Inclusion Connections Fashion Ability!

Ball Conference Center recently hosted Inclusion Connection’s 2018 FashionAbility Gala! This Kansas City not-for-profit’s mission is to serve teens and young adults with disabilities by creating inclusive opportunities for community involvement, access to employment, and better options for independent living.

On February 22, 2018, Inclusion Connections had their 4th annual FashionAbility Gala – it was an evening of fun, fashion, and fundraising! Dozens of young adults from Kansas City with disabilities dressed up in their best attire to strut their stuff down the runway! This fashion show is a great way for these models to go out and be themselves and have a great time with their friends and loved ones!

Not only does the FashionAbility Gala encourage acceptance, an auction was held to raise thousands of dollars for transportation needs, summer camps, and job training for these young adults in Kansas City.

Paige Engle, a Junior attending Kansas State University comes home every year to volunteer at the FashionAbility Gala.

“This is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I come home every year to be at this event. The first time I volunteered, I loved it so much. I always make a new friend every time I attend FashionAbility,” Engle said.

Thanks to Take 5 To Care and Joe Chiodo from KCTV5 for coming out to help host and sharing what Inclusions Connections is all about! If you’d like to learn more about this foundation or to make a donation, click here!

New VIP and Premium Packages at Ball!

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At Ball Conference Center, we’re happy to help ease your mind with our all-inclusive packages, and we’re excited to announce our two new VIP and Premium packages! Whether you’re planning your wedding, hosting a meeting, these packages are sure to make any event special! The Ball Conference Center is proud to partner with Kansas City Catering, Complete Weddings + Events, Sweet Nook, Diamond Girls Bartending, and Come Join Us.

A complete list of what the vendors will provide for the VIP Package!

Ball Conference Center

  • Professional staff to help plan your event
  • Bar setup – cups, mixers, ice, etc.
  • Rental fee
  • Bartender(s) from Diamond Girls
  • Linens – 10 colors to choose from

Kansas City Catering 

  • Buffet dinner
  • Uniformed attendants
  • Complete buffet setup
  • Beverage table
  • Delicious menu

Sweet Nook

  • Wedding cakes/cupcakes/cookies/truffle cakes
  • A large variety of delicious flavors
  • Tablescaping available
  • Custom decorating
  • Delivery and setup

Complete Weddings + Events Kansas City

  • Five hours of performance time
  • Lighting
  • Entertainer / MC
  • Specializing in Weddings
  • Full-time entertainment company
Come Join Us

  • Customized event timeline
  • One meeting and continued support and guidance throughout the planning process
  • Finalize vendors and remaining balances
  • Use of our planning software
  • 10 hours on the day-of

 

Ballroom Events

The Premium Package includes tables, chairs, dance floor, portable bars, audio / visual equipment, room set-up, room clean-up and you can provide your own alcohol (bartenders are required). Plus, you have the entire facility from 10am to 1am. In addition, we’ve got plenty of kitchen space where our approved caterers will prepare your meal.

We offer flexibility, exceptional customer care and peace of mind as each aspect of your event comes together. You can relax while our experienced and dedicated staff handle the details and final touches. Contact us today and save yourself time and energy – you’ll be glad you chose the Ball Conference Center!

Book your Spring Wedding with Ball!

The first day of spring is quickly approaching – which means the season of floral headpieces, pastel pink bridesmaids dresses and bridal bouquets full of sunflowers is near! As vibrant and whimsy as spring weddings can be, there are a few storm clouds that loom near. The potential threat of rain, mud, chilly evenings, bugs and afternoon heat can quickly put a damper on all your big day dreams. Wash away all your spring wedding worries with Ball Conference Center!

Convenience, savings and peace of mind from all your rainy-day distress and wedding planning pitfalls are resolved when you book your spring wedding with Ball. Save yourself the outdoor hassle with Ball’s grand ballroom, which comfortably seats up to 434 guests in banquet style seating, while you treat yourself (wedding party included!) to both the boardroom (seats 18), and the classroom (allows for 40) which serves beautifully as a bridal and groom suite!

To ensure that you have time to stop and smell the roses while planning your walk down the aisle, Ball offers their affordable Premier Wedding Package. Partnering with local vendors such as Kansas City Catering, The Sweet Nook, Complete Music and Diamond Girls, organizing your wedding is a breeze, and leaves plenty of room in the budget for your favorite spring blooms. Click here to view more information on the Premier Wedding Package.

Michael 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 Michael a call at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping you plan the spring wedding you’ve always hoped to have!