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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!

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!

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!

Ball Hosts 2017 Career Expo!

Ball Conference Center recently hosted Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 High School Career Expo! High School juniors and seniors had the chance to come out to Ball to explore employment opportunities after graduation.  Students were able to check out a variety of vocational opportunities, including excellent face time networking with various companies such as Top Golf, Johnson County Community College, the Olathe Fire Department, Garmin, Kansas State University, and McCown Gordon Construction – just to name a few!Ball Conference Center Career Expo 13

“I’m looking for some insight into what type of jobs are available right now,” Noah Filbert, a Junior from Olathe West High School, exclaimed. “I’m currently looking for law enforcement and firefighting – anything that can help people.” Noah went on to say, “I really enjoyed the firefighter booth and police officer booth; all of the nursing booths are really cool where you can try out different stuff – it’s really awesome!”

Maddie Wagner, a Junior from Olathe West High School, aspires to be a dental hygienist. “I want to go to K State or Johnson County and do a dental hygienist program there!” With booths from both schools represented at the Career Expo, it was the perfect opportunity for Maddie to explore the possibilities of her future career in dental hygiene!

Whether students were looking for internships, full-time jobs, or just an opportunity to work on their networking skills, the event had something for everyone. Through the Expo, students experienced the chance to chat with recruiters from each organization and learn more about opportunities after graduation – including secondary education, technology opportunities, government vocations and more!

Take a look at Olathe Chamber of Commerce Job Expo of 2017 photo gallery below!

Wedding Spotlight: Ben & Bethanie Dombrowski

Ball Conference Center hosted a picture-perfect wedding ceremony and reception celebrating Ben & Bethanie Dombrowski’s happily ever after on Saturday, November 11th, 2017! The brisk Fall weather was no bother to wedding guests as the newlyweds warmed hearts with beautiful wedding vows and happy tears.

Ben & Bethanie’s love story originated at Brickyard, where they dated for four years before Ben got down on one knee during Thanksgiving, surrounded by family. The couple have come full circle to tie the knot in November, bringing families together again.

The wedding ceremony was held in one half of the ballroom, beautifully decorated in shades of royal blue and white. Flickering candles glimmered along the aisle, leading up to an arbor draped in tulle and soft string lighting. After saying their “I do’s,” the ballroom was opened up to accommodate the reception space. Through the transition, guests enjoyed the photo booth, grazed the candy and snack tables, and sipped cocktails from the bar.

Entering the reception space, tables were elegantly dressed in royal blue hues, warm candles and vintage lanterns, while rustic accents adorned the couple’s table. Guests were surrounded by many customized pieces, such as trendy chalkboard art, that highlighted elements of the Dombrowski’s relationship. Ben & Bethanie’s love for each other shone bright as they celebrated their vows with family and friends!

Are you dreaming about the perfect wedding 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.

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 create the wedding of your dreams!

Take a look at the Dombrowski Wedding photo gallery below!

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!