Meet Marissa Cribbs, the New Ball Conference Center Wedding Photographer

View More: How and when did you get into photography? And why weddings? 
I have always loved documenting life. In high school and college, I was the only one of my friends who always had a camera with me, ready to capture all of life’s amazing moments. When my husband and I got married, we invested in our first expensive camera to take photos of our family and I instantly fell in love with the first snap. I particularly love photographing weddings because I enjoy capturing such a pure love between couples that is often so evident on their wedding day. I love documenting raw emotion between people.  Your wedding day is one of the most special moments in your life. It is a day that you will think about and remember for years to come. I love experiencing those moments with people.
2) How long have you been taking photos? I have been taking photos for about three years now.
3) Are you a KC native? If not, where are you from? I am from Wichita, KS but moved to Kansas City about six years ago after graduating from K-State!
4) Why the Ball Conference Center? I love the Ball Conference Center in that it is a fantastic venue to have a wedding and reception.
5) What are you favorite features of the BCC? My favorite feature is the natural light in the entry way along with the beautiful set up for ceremonies and receptions.
6) Any funny wedding day photo shoot stories or moments? I can’t think of any at the moment 🙂
7) If you could photograph one famous person, who would it be and why? Actually…I would photograph Macklemore because he is so animated and has such a unique, interesting style. Plus I love his music!
IMG_45408) How do you come up with creative pics? Inspiriation? I love giving people action items on their sessions. I like to try to make my clients feel comfortable so, a lot of times I will give them directive posing. But my goal is always to create an environment where my clients feel comfortable to show their true personalities and love for each other.
9) Favorite places to shoot in KC for couples? My favorite places to shoot in KC are the West Bottoms, 12th Street Bridge, and Loose Park.
Contact us today to discuss your wedding plans and to meet with Marissa!
Wedding Reception Venue Kansas City

Your Wedding at Ball Conference Center

Your search for the ideal wedding space away from the city, with just the perfect contrast of modern conveniences and elegance has come to the perfect wedding venue. 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.

Our venue is reserved entirely for your event. We offer spectacular yet affordable wedding packages to create the wedding day you desire. Enjoy flexibility, exceptional customer care and peace of mind as each aspect of your special day comes together seamlessly. So relax; our experienced and dedicated staff handle the details and final touches.

Here are just a few of the features and conveniences you can expect for your big day:

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  • Transform and decorate the space to your ideas and preferences
  • Ample technology resources, including audio/visual aspects
  • Large high-grade kitchen with ice machine
  • Several nearby hotels with some shuttle service provided
  • Professional staff to plan your reception and on-site during the event
  • Support of KVC Health Systems Organization
  • Free parking, conveniently located directly next to the building, allowing for ease of access for guests of all ages
  • Ability to provide your own liquor
  • Approved list of Kansas City’s finest caterers
  • Packages that can be custom-designed to suit your needs

Learn more about Johnson County’s best-kept event-venue secret – contact us today to start planning your dream day!


Welcome To Our New Site


We are pleased to unveil the new home of the Ball Conference Center online!

Our new site is a great resource for the many happenings at Ball Conference Center, along with plenty of information about our facility. Here are just a few of the features you can browse through now:

We specialize in responsive customer service and are dedicated to making your event just as flawless as it is memorable. So start planning your next event, business meeting or even your wedding day with us! Contact us now for more information and to get started.