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!

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday 2018!

Renny Arensberg, member of KVC Health Systems will be a featured mentor at the Kansas City Business Journal “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday 2018! Renny is Executive Vice President of KVC Health Systems. She has over 15 years at KVC and has become known for her unique combination of energy, insight, agility and authenticity that motivates her teams to high achievement.

This event is being held by Business Journals all over the country involving women who are going to be mentored. These women are some of the most influential business leaders in the country. Attendees have the opportunity to choose from these mentors and have a one-on-one coaching session.

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday 2018 will be held on Monday February 12, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park (9000 W 137th St Overland Park, KS 66221). Be sure to register soon to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Recently Engaged? 10 Wedding Planning To-Dos!

Did your holiday season surprises include a sparkling new engagement ring on your finger? First, congratulations! We know the path to getting married can be an exciting yet intimidating journey. With so many moving parts, planning the wedding of your dreams can be quite daunting! The good news? Ball Conference Center is here to make life a little easier with 10 wedding planning to-dos for the recently engaged!

1.) Organize a Timeline

First, focus on determining a range of dates that will work for you. You may not be able to set an exact date until other major decisions are made (such as booking your venue). When drafting your timeline, keep in mind that the average engagement lasts 15 months, and watch for seasons that you prefer and keep an eye out for major holidays to avoid.

2.) Find Your Style & Location

Before moving forward with other wedding details, take the time to imagine what style and vibe you want to set for your wedding and where you want it held. Do you picture your wedding on a beach, an outdoor garden, or even a historical mansion? Take time to gather inspiration through magazines, Pinterest, and others’ wedding photos to help give you a better idea of what you might prefer.

3.) Set Your Budget

Discussing how much your families may be contributing will be a big help in working through your budget. It can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s better to get it out of the way now so that you have a realistic picture about what you can spend for the big day!

4.) Plan Your Guest List

As you begin to plan your guest list, keep in mind how many people your desired ceremony and reception space will accommodate. In addition, especially if your family is contributing a large sum for the wedding, be respectful as possible of your families’ wishes. Remember, the more guests you invite, the higher the catering costs and the larger the venue size. The easiest way to shrink your budget is by capping your guest list.

5.) Register Gifts

Don’t worry about registering too early – with engagement parties, showers and well-wishing relatives, they’ll appreciate your foresight. Even if you’re not big on this tradition, it’s important to register for at least a few items so family and friends don’t have to guess at what you’d like.

6.) Select Your Wedding Party

Now it’s your turn! The earlier you ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen, the sooner you can enlist their help. Remember, they are spending their time and money to celebrate your big day with you, so make sure they know how much you appreciate them.

7.) Consider a Planner

Are you a busy couple with demanding jobs AND elaborate wedding plans? Then you should consider hiring a full-time wedding planner to help you organize the event from start to finish. Another option is to hire a part-time consultant to help lay the groundwork for your wedding – which includes the budget, schedule, and a list of good vendors and site choices. If you’ve got that part handled and just need someone to help on the big day, a “day-of” coordinator will make sure all goes smoothly.

8.) Book Your Venue & Date

The reception venue will set the stage for your wedding, which includes photos, your budget, guest list and catering just to name a few. Ensure that you get the look, price and extras that you want by scheduling tours and booking early. Ball Conference Center has an elegant ballroom with capacity to host 350 family members and friends (The Ballroom at Ball can also be easily scaled down for a smaller, more intimate reception). Ball offers convenient wedding packages that help make wedding planning a breeze! And, Ball also give you the freedom to provide your own liquor – often at a significant savings over hotel ballrooms – and you may select your own caterer, again, controlling costs. Trying to stage an elegant reception on a budget, Ball might just be the perfect solution!

9.) Employ Priority Vendors

If you have a certain photographer, band, DJ or cake-baker in mind for your wedding, don’t wait too long to book – they won’t be available for long! Determine your top wedding and reception vendors and quickly contract the ones whose work you love.

10.) Dress Shopping

A good way to start your dress shopping is by browsing wedding photos online and saving favorites to take with you to your dress shopping appointments. Remember, the season of your wedding may affect the style and fabrics for your dress. Also, it’s good to read up on wedding gown lingo – such as different silhouettes, necklines, trains and hues. Being knowledgeable will make you all the more ready to make your dream-dress decisions!

Follow the steps above and you’ve got a great start on your way to planning your fairytale wedding! And, should you choose Ball Conference Center, our team of professional planners will work with you all along the way – giving you peace of mind as each element of your planning seamlessly comes together, making your big day as stress-free as possible! With Ball, our goal is for you to relax and enjoy time with your friends, family and new partner while our experienced and dedicated staff handle all the details and final touches.

We’d love to show you around and talk to you about all that Ball Conference Center has to offer! For more information, give Michael Nicoski a call at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to giving you a tour  and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!