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Wedding Spotlight: Alison & Brandon Reigel

Ball Conference Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Alison and Brandon Reigel’s celebration of marriage! On June 3rd, 2017, the couple said “I do,” then spent the evening dancing and cutting loose at Ball with their friends and family – it was a beautiful evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance!

Alison and Brandon are true high school sweethearts! If that isn’t “sweet” enough, Brandon’s best man, Kyle, shared a story from the newlywed’s high school days – the couple’s relationship originated when Brandon changed his relationship status on Facebook to “in a relationship” with Alison, only with hope that she would just go along with it – and years later, wedding bells are ringing!

Kyle continued, “Brandon is a pretty quiet guy, but his love for Alison speaks much more loudly than his words…it has been a pleasure watching you two grow up and learn from each other, even through the initial awkward phase. Today is the start of your journey together – it’s just another step along the way. You guys are going to continue to grow and learn from each other. I just couldn’t be happier or more excited for both of you, I love you guys!”

The Reigel wedding hosted 350 of the bride and groom’s family and friends – making Ball Conference Center’s 6,000 square foot ballroom the ideal space for the happy couple’s nuptials!

Following dinner, Alison’s younger sister gave a tearful, heartfelt toast that made everyone in the room teary eyed, followed by a nod to long time couples by inviting everyone to the dance floor, and dismissing them by increasing years of marriage together – a truly sweet display.

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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 Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center 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 Reigel’s Wedding photo gallery below!

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Wedding Spotlight: Spencer and Becca Ferguson

Ball Conference Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Becca and Spencer Ferguson’s celebration of marriage! On May 20th, 2017, the couple tied the knot, then danced the night away at Ball with their friends and family – it was a beautiful evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance!

Forget about the terrible Tinder stories you’ve heard about. Becca and Spencer started with a swipe right, met in a coffee shop, and have been living a fairy tale ever since! On the first day of fall – September 23rd, 2014 – the couple hit it off while sipping coffee together.

“After I got home, Spencer texted me, “Today is the beginning of fall, it would be a great day to start something new,” said Becca. That coffee date led to a budding romance and a wedding almost 3 years later!

When asked about their experience planning their wedding with Ball Conference Center, Becca said, “I visited at least 6 other places and this is the best one, especially because a portion of the proceeds goes toward KVC Health Systems, that’s really important to us.”

Becca and Spencer shared their very first dance as husband and wife to You and I by Wilco. A slideshow of pictures of both Becca and Spencer played as the Father of the Bride made a tearful toast just before dinner was served.

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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 Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center 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 Ferguson Wedding photo gallery below!

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The Days of Wine and Rotary Event at Ball!

Olathe businessmen and women gathered at Ball Conference Center last weekend, May 6th, for the 8th Annual Olathe Rotary Club Days of Wine and Rotary event! Guests tasted approximately 40 wines, craft beers, and sampled signature entrees and desserts from the area’s top restaurants and caterers, all while experiencing a fine wine auction. The Days of Wine and Rotary Event featured both domestic and foreign wines, gourmet foods, and a live and silent auction.

The Days of Wine and Rotary Event is the Olathe Rotary’s annual fundraising event, where proceeds are split among various charities benefiting children and senior living. When asked about the charities that the event was supporting, Cindy, a volunteer at the event expanded on a few of the charities, “We’re raising money for Deb’s House, which is an orphanage in Romania, Inclusion Connection – a program here in Olathe for young adults with disabilities that provide them with a place for activities, along with Evergreen Living, which is a not for profit senior living center here in Olathe.”

Some of the items being auctioned off included an Eric Berry autographed helmet, a variety of gift baskets for every type of wine lover, four tickets to Walt Disney World and even a personal visit to your home from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! There was truly something for everyone!

Cindy exclaimed that, “We’re really excited to be in Olathe with our event! Ball Conference Center has been very accommodating with all the different things that we needed – and didn’t even know that we needed! We worked with Michael today and he was extraordinarily accommodating and took really good care of us as we were setting up all the tables and getting things ready to go!”

The Olathe Rotary Days of Wine and Rotary Event 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 Olathe Rotary Days of Wine and Rotary Event photo gallery below!

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Ball Hosts Olathe North Prom!

Ball Conference Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Olathe North High School’s Prom on April 29th, 2017! The elegant ballroom was the perfect venue for “An Evening in Paris!” Even through the stormy and very wet Saturday night, the students of Olathe North put on their best dresses and suits and danced the night away!

Students walked the red carpet and into the ballroom with a DJ, dancefloor, and a photo booth by Candid Photo KC, along with snacks and refreshments.  As students danced and mingled, Ball Conference Center’s projectors played music videos by some of today’s top charting artists including Rihanna, Jay-Z and the Chainsmokers.

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 North’s Prom below!

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Wedding Spotlight: Megan and Kent Worden

Megan and Kent Worden tied the knot with a beautiful, Spring wedding at Ball Conference Center this past weekend. Celebrating their marriage with a memorable night spent with close friends and family, it was a fairytale evening that the Wordens will not soon forget!

Megan and Kent first met in college during a Physics class their Sophomore year. Some might say it was a “magnetic connection” that five years later led to them exchanging wedding vows this past Saturday in front of a delighted group of adoring friends and family.

Asked about their experience planning their wedding with Ball Conference Center, Megan exclaimed, “They were awesome! It was nice having the wonderful Reception Package – it saved so much time for us.” Kent continued, “It all went really smooth – it really was the complete wedding package.”

When entering the reception at Ball Conference Center, guests were greeted with a poignant sign that read, “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” Fresh bunches of Lilies, Hydrangeas and Baby’s Breath were a fragrant part of each guest table – and also adorned their lovely wedding cake.

A nostalgic slideshow of young Megan and Kent played as guests snapped pictures with disposable cameras found at each table. Glasses clinked together throughout the evening, coaxing the newlyweds to multiple kisses and as guests repeatedly toasted the couple’s perfect “chemistry” and offering their best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

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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.

For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center 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 Worden Wedding photo gallery below!

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Wedding Spotlight: Paige and David Hegwald

Paige and David Hegwald recently said their vows and celebrated their marriage at Ball Conference Center! With their closest family and friends, the couple symbolized their commitment to each other through the assembly of a beautiful Unity Cross.

Having met back when they were in high school, Paige was a junior and David was a senior, they married on the exact day they started dating 4 years before – April 15th.  “We chose Ball Conference Center for our wedding because it was the only venue we could find in Kansas City that could fit all of our guests, and allowed us to really make the space our own” said Paige. “Plus, Michael was so nice and easy to work with!”

After the ceremony and pictures, dinner was served by Perky’s Cafe followed by night of celebration with music, dancing, and of course a photo booth.

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Ball Conference Center can easily be transformed into the wedding you’ve always dreamed of! Whether you’re looking for a more traditional wedding, or something more personal and unique to your style, Ball Conference Center has the space that can be designed to be the perfect wedding.

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 the wedding of your dreams to life!

Enjoy a look at the Hegwald photo gallery below!

 

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6 Tips to Put Some Spring into Your Wedding

Spring has sprung and along with rainy days, blooming flowers, and green grass, there is of course the thrill of wedding season! We say embrace this colorful season! With the help of Ball Conference Center and our six Spring wedding tips, your special day will bloom into the fairy tale wedding that you’ve always dreamed of!

Ball Conference Center Watercolor Palettes

This Spring, pastel watercolors are the season’s popular color trend. From envelope liners to place cards, these brushstroke designs make every detail of your big day truly one of a kind. Watercolor is an ideal way for multiple hues to live together in one cohesive design – whether you’re going for a subtle ombre design or combining two vibrant colors. This is a look that’s sure to impress your guests!

Floral Prints

New York Bridal Fashion Week runways have made floral prints the “it” pattern for this Spring! If your fairy tale wedding has you dreaming of a white dress, then dress your bridesmaids in a pretty, complementary floral print! Floral print ties or pocket squares for the groomsmen is another great option to make your wedding party really blossom!

Tall Tiers

To ensure that the wedding cake is the exclamation point of the reception, couples are often going more above and beyond than ever. A tall cake does not have to be a fancy, column-clad design. Instead of fondant-covered tiers, your cake can be personalized to express your own personal style. To top things off, many brides have opted for a calligraphy-style word-phrase that speaks to the couple’s personality.

Colored Stones

Ball Conference CenterRecently Kate Middleton and Iggy Azalea have been spotted wearing wedding rings with colored stones instead of traditional clear diamonds boosting their popularity. Daring brides are opting for a symbolic or sentimental gem, as opposed to the more traditional diamond when it comes to center stones. If you still envision your special day with a diamond center stone, try swapping in a small colored gemstone on the wedding band or engagement ring setting. It’s a unique touch that will truly make a statement.

Sheer Dress Details

Breezy spring weather calls for illusion necklines, airy fabrics and romantic details in your wedding dress – perfect for the season. These dresses photograph beautifully and include a wide range between styles. A bohemian design made of loose crystals or a sweet floral illusion neckline is guaranteed to impress on your wedding day

Interactive Stations and Family-Style Serving

Bring some quirkiness to your wedding through with an inventive menu! Sit-down dinners are transforming into playful, family-style meals with local, seasonal ingredients, location-specific specialties and interactive food stations. Try hosting a cocktail hour with a variety of different drink options and an appetizer station before dinner. (Come on – even a bride has to eat!)

Whether you plan to serve your wedding guests a cool glass of lemonade, or take advantage of a bright, spring color palette, there’s no better place to make your big day perfect than Ball Conference Center’s elegant ballroom. For more information, call Michael Nicoski at (913) 322-4980 or click here to take a virtual tour of Ball Conference Center! We look forward to showing you around and helping bring to life the beautiful spring wedding of your dreams!

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Spotlight on Preferred Vendor: ACA Catering

If you’re currently planning a wedding or a big event, there’s no better way to impress all of your guests than with made-from-scratch bread, muffins, and pastries! Add sandwiches, salads, and food bar options to the mix and your guests are sure to be blown away! You can have all of this with ACA Catering, a preferred caterer of Ball Conference Center!

Ball Conference CenterOriginally starting out as A Cup Above Coffee House, event catering quickly became the star of the show. “We still enjoy the coffee business, but catering has been our main focus the last 4 years,” said co-owner, Josh See. When you book with ACA Catering, you not only get great service from Josh, but the food is one-of-a-kind! From muffins and pastries to food bars and platters – anything you order from ACA is made from scratch by co-owner, Becky See.

With decadent treats from ACA Catering and Ball Conference Center’s elegant ballroom and facility meeting rooms, your next event will be one for the books! For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around and helping plan an event you won’t soon forget!

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Prayer Vigil for Olathe Shooting Victim

Hundreds of people marched outside of Ball Conference Center on February 26, 2017 and then held a prayer vigil following the tragic killing of Olathe friend, co-worker and neighbor to many, Srinivas Kuchibhotila. After the march, many mourners made their way into the ballroom while chanting, “United we are strong, divided we are weak.”

Alok Madasani, best friend of Kuchibhotila who suffered gunshot wounds during the tragedy spoke at the vigil. “The main reason I’m here is that’s what my best friend, Srinivas, would have done,” said Madasani. “He would have been here for me.”

The Kansas City community in general – especially Olathe residents – have been in somewhat of a state of shock since the shooting which occurred in the normally peaceful Johnson County suburb. Supporters from throughout Kansas City as well as mourners from out of state and out of the the country came to Ball Conference Center to show unity and strength.

“It was rage and malice in an individual’s heart that killed my friend… killed our friend,” said Madasani. “It’s an isolated incident that doesn’t reflect the true spirit of Kansas, Midwest and United States.”

Candles were lit as religious leaders from various multiple faiths conducted the prayer vigil which ended on a solemn yet hopeful note with the playing of the song Imagine by John Lennon.

Photo Gallery Below:

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From Personal Wedding Experience An Event Company is Born

Isha and Deval had 500+ attendees at their own wedding – including many who were flying in from out of town and needed lots of help with logistics. From managing and coordinating where family members would stay, to transportation and even where to eat while in town,  no detail was too small to be managed and managed well.

“It turned out to be quite the ordeal. We both said to each other, ‘if we can pull this off, we can plan anything!’” said Isha. Their wedding turned out to be a huge success and iDev Event Company was born. iDev has become the premier South Asian event planning company in the Kansas City area and the Midwest.

The newly married founders (through iDev) recently staged a “Bollywood” Valentine’s Day Party at the Ball Conference Center – which turned out to be quite a hit! said Isha. “We wanted to bring people together to enjoy a Bollywood party in a bigger city style.” The Valentine’s Day Party was the first event of its kind in Kansas City, and iDev Event Company was happy to put it together.  “Kansas City doesn’t have the large South Asian population – or nearly as many events like this that other larger cities have. So we stepped it up!”

Isha herself was a featured performer as was DJ Mack (who flew in all the way from Toronto), The “Kishore Kumar” of Kansas City, Amit Desai also put on a show. Guests enjoyed Bollywood music throughout the night, as well as appetizers and a buffet catered by Touch of Asia. Throw in a dancefloor and cash bar – and it was definitely a night to remember!

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Time to start planning your next event? Look no further than Ball Conference Center! Use our convenient services like our complimentary event planner to help plan – and to be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.

For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980.

Take a look at the Valentine’s Day Party photo gallery below!