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 the Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala!

Kansas Hillcrest supporters gathered at Ball Conference Center last weekend, November 4th, for the Hillcrest of Kansas 12th Annual Infinite Possibilities Gala event! Guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and drink with opportunities to support the Kansas Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Gala-goers bid on items at the silent and live auction to help end homelessness for Johnson and Wyandotte County youth, children, and families.

The Infinite Possibilities Gala is the Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas’ annual fundraising event, where proceeds help offer homeless families, singles and youths a disciplined education program within a caring, supportive environment. In 2016, Hillcrest benefited from 3,599 volunteer hours with help from hundreds of volunteers and residents with maintenance, the Community Garden, grounds keeping, painting, cleaning, etc. Thus far, Hillcrest has provided 15,853 bed nights and 55,456 meals. With their help, they saw 50 family units and 11 youths graduate into self-sufficiency last year.

Some of the items being auctioned off included a set of vintage furniture, various wine gift baskets, Chiefs and Royals sports memorabilia, a Lake of the Ozarks Weekend Getaway, and even a 10-month old shepherd mix puppy – complete with food bowls, dog food and training! There was truly something for everyone!

The Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala truly highlighted the versatility of the Ball Conference Center ballroom and surrounding space! With the use of the Ballroom, Executive Boardroom, and Mabee Classrom, Ball Conference Center can be transformed to cater to any type of event.

For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around!

Take a look at the Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala event photo gallery below!

Ball Conference Center Attends KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular

We had the pleasure of participating in the KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular in January, and it was a great experience! The Overland Park Convention Center was buzzing with glowing brides just waiting to find what awaited them at the next booth. Brides were thrilled to find the Ball Conference Center booth and were eager to talk with us about possibly using BCC for their wedding. Upon visiting our booth, brides were given a swag bag filled with goodies including a water bottle, lip balm, a reusable water bottle and information on Ball Conference Center. Brides were also encouraged to sign up for our email list that would enter them in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! We had a blast talking with all of the brides at the show and were just as excited as the brides were to draw for the $100 gift card.

The winner of the $100 gift card, Megan and her fiance Kent

The winner of the $100 gift card, Megan and her fiance Kent

Megan Green of Olathe Kansas was our lucky winner! It was a pleasure talking with her at the Bridal Spectacular and were thrilled to let her know that she won the $100 gift card. Megan will be marrying her fiance, Kent, on April 29th of 2017. They have been together for 4 years, and Kent proposed one evening after making Megan her favorite meal. Megan and Kent’s perfect evening includes cooking dinner together and watching We’re the Millers with their dog, Jake, and cat, Patches. When asked, “how will you spend the gift card?” Megan responded enthusiastically, “On the wedding!” Congratulations to Megan and Kent on winning the gift card and best wishes for their upcoming wedding from your friends at Ball Conference Center!

Again, we at Ball Conference Center would like to say thank you to all of the brides that came out to see us at the Bridal Spectacular. We hope you all had as much fun as we did! If you would like more information on Ball Conference Center click here and check out our album below to see pictures from the event!

Book Your June Wedding Now! Limited Dates Available

Recently engaged and looking for a venue for your spring wedding? Well look no further! Ball Conference Center is a luxurious yet affordable venue for both wedding ceremonies and receptions with banquet seating for up to 300 guests, one of the largest venues in the Kansas City metro area!


June is the perfect time to get married. The weather is beautiful and everything is in bloom and flowering again! That said, it can be difficult to find an opening in June and that’s where Ball can help! Dates are very LIMITED however, we do have a few dates available for your perfect June wedding! Check out our page on weddings to see photos and a list of package deals we offer!

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Don’t waste another minute, June dates will fill up fast so claim yours now!





Wedding Ideas for Star Wars Superfans

Courtesy of Bridal Guide, we came across over a dozen ideas for wedding themes for Star Wars Superfans. Celebrating the May 4th “Let the Force be With You” day became an out-of-this-world wedding theme for more than a few space-age couples. From R2Ds ring bearers, to commissioned artwork, to light saber march-ways, to Storm Trooper groomsmen, there is more than a lot to inspire the playful side of any Lucasfilm-legacy-loving couple in planning their nuptials.

John and Mindy Doychich battle the Death Star and AT-ATs in this surreal shot.

Ball Star Wars










Paul Michael Designs made this incredible ring to match one couple’s “fanatical Star Wars enthusiasm.”

Star Wars Ring










If you prefer your engagement ring to be more on the traditional side (we don’t blame you!), then consider this creative ring box, instead.

Star Wars rings










This custom runner by I Do! Aisle Runners features the intro to the intergalactic saga.

Star Wars runner at Ball






A custom light saber archway makes a post-nuptial smooch a great photo op!

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Aren’t the fellows in white the bad guys?

Storm Trooper Groomsmen Ball










Keeping the riff-raff out of your rehearsal dinner shouldn’t be a problem with these two at the door!

Storm Trooper Guards Ball









See more fun ideas from a galaxy far, far away at: Star Wars Wedding Ideas




Olathe Junior Service League’s “Night at the Ball”

The Olathe Junior Service League held their annual “Night at the Ball” at the Ball Conference Center on October 23rd.

Ladies enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, makeovers, and shopping throughout the evening.

OJSL is a charitable organization of women dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of our community by volunteering our time and talents along with fundraising activities to best serve those in need. They have served the community for the past 40 years.

View photos from the event below. Photos by Paused.

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Wedding Packages at Ball Conference Center

Have you been searching Kansas City for a flexible wedding venue – one that has an all-inclusive package that takes the stress out of planning a wedding?

Image 2180rtAt Ball Conference Center, we’re happy to help ease your mind with our all-inclusive packages! We have partnered with some of the best bridal vendors Kansas City has to offer, and will even allow you to bring in your own alcohol, savings you thousands of dollars! Select an option below, and remember that services can be a la carte as well.

The Ball Conference Center is proud to partner with Kansas City CateringComplete Music, and Oatman Photoghraphy in forming the Ball Conference Center Premier Wedding Package.

Vendors will provide the following items:

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  • Bar setup – cups, mixers, ice, etc.
  • Rental fee
  • Bartender(s)
  • Professional staff
  • Table linens – 10 colors available

Kansas City Catering

  • Choose from a buffet or stations
  • Uniformed attendants
  • Complete buffet setup
  • Beverage table
  • Delicious menu

Complete Weddings + Events Kansas City

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

Oatman Photography

  • 1 photographer
  • 6 consecutive hrs
  • 2 locations
  • DVD of all wedding images
  • Copyright release

Image 2214rtWhen you decide to book the Premier Wedding Package, the vendors will be notified and contact you immediately to begin the planning process and discussing your plans.  Please contact the Manager of Events & Operations at 913-322-4980 or by email mnicoski@kvc.org for pricing and more detailed information.


The Platinum 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). You also have the entire facility from 10am to 1am. In addition, the Center has plenty of kitchen space where our approved caterers will prepare your meal.  If you wish to use an outside caterer there would be an additional charge of $300 and a catering agreement would need to be signed.

Contact us today and save yourself time and energy – you’ll be glad you chose the Ball Conference Center for your special day!