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New Ball Landscaping – Before and After!

Ball Conference Center recently updated their front entrance landscaping with help from Heinen Landscape & Irrigation to match the elegance of their ballroom and meeting rooms! Many small improvements have transformed Ball’s entrance into the perfect opportunity for fairytale bridal photos.

Beautiful pavers have been laid in alcoves on the left and right side of Ball’s entryway, surrounded by lush greenery, eloquent rose bushes and picturesque, bronze statues. Grand benches are seated within the alcoves, providing the perfect scenic spot to stop and smell the roses, or capture a photo with your bridal party!

Stop by Ball Conference Center today to check out our new landscaping, along with our impressive ballroom and state of the art meeting rooms. For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around!

Enjoy a look at Ball’s incredible before and after landscaping in the Photo Gallery below!

New Kiosks Featured at Ball Conference Center!

There are exciting, new changes that have arrived at Ball Conference Center with the installation of new and cutting edge audiovisual technology! If you haven’t booked an event with Ball Conference Center before, you will want to now!BallKiosk2

These technological advancements can be found throughout Ball Conference Center.  One of which are our two, new standalone Kiosk’s featuring 55” monitors that have been placed within the hallways. These Kiosk’s are similar to those seen at Arrowhead Stadium!

Our Kiosks bring a customized touch to any Ball wedding or corporate event by displaying an endless possibility of photos, itineraries and welcome messages personalized to your liking. This innovative technology greets guests as they enter your event with a professional and elegant demonstration.

With all of these new implementations, Ball Conference Center is the innovative and smart choice to book for your next party, wedding, meeting or event! For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. Come check out all of the updates in the ballroom and meeting rooms for yourself! We can’t wait to show you around!

Enjoy a look at how the Kiosks have been utilized during past events in the Photo Gallery below!

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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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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Wedding Spotlight – Joshua and Kaytie Culver

Joshua and Kaytie Culver recently celebrated their marriage with their family and friends at Ball Conference Center. The festive evening started with a lively cocktail hour, continued with a lovely dinner, a few touching and sentimental speeches, and peaked into the night with music and dancing!

The Culver’s decided to have their reception at Ball Conference Center because a portion of the proceeds go to KVC Health Center, an organization committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families. KVC offers in-home support to keep families together, foster care, and adoption to families in the Kansas City metro.

“We chose Ball Conference Center because they give back to KVC and my grandparents have done foster care my whole life,” said Kaytie.

After a much anticipated arrival, the wedding party was introduced and dinner was served. Following a delicious meal, some very heartfelt speeches were given, including a tearful toast by the Father of the Bride. The Bride and Groom then cut the cake and shared their first dance as husband and wife to, “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay.

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If the time has come for you to begin planning the wedding of your dreams, look no further than Ball Conference Center! Book your wedding at Ball today for a hassle-free wedding planning experience. Use our convenient services like our complimentary event planner to help plan the reception – and to be there on your special day to make sure everything runs smoothly. After all, you should enjoy your wedding day bliss – just let Ball Conference Center handle the rest!

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 Culver reception Photo Gallery below!

Top 8 Wedding Trends for 2016

New wedding trends are here! The New Year is upon us and that means goodbye 2015 HELLO to 2016! Check out top emerging wedding trends for 2016 and bring your favorites to your one-of-a kind reception at Ball Conference Center and your special day will be one for the books!

1. Metallic Color Palettes

Metallics are surprisingly versatile, says New York City event-planning guru Harriette Rose Katz. “Depending on how and where you bring them into your celebration,” she says, “they can be elegant, whimsical, ethereal or even very natural.” (Think glitzy golds to pop out room decor at a black-tie wedding, copper lanterns at an outdoor reception or on a rustic tablescape.)metals

No matter the venue or theme, designers across the country say rose gold will show up on everything from rings to table linens. Even the food and drink get in on the trend, with shiny blush icings on desserts and rose-hued cocktails. One metallic that is on the wane, however, is silver.

2. Lighting Galore

The key to setting a romantic mood? Ambience. “Every couple wants to create a more romantic and intimate environment,” says Los Angeles–based event designer Trish Stevens of Classic Party Rentals. “Wedding lighting is the best — and simplest — way to establish both.” Event designers say they’re using more pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow.

3. Creative Seating Plans

Couples are moving away from a reception layout based on large round tables, which has a tendency to feel too much like a conference event, and are instead opting for either very long, rectangular tables or a mix of long tables surrounded by smaller square and round tables — all for a more intimate vibe. And lounge areas, complete with comfortable seating options, remain a crucial part of the cocktail and after-party hours.

4. Non-Floral Centerpieces

Pottedtable trees, succulents, ferns, lavender sprigs and decorative leaves (such as magnolia, begonia) are no longer reserved for anchoring flower arrangements — these days they can become the focal point of the décor. Flowering plants and blooming branches (think flowering quince, crab apple or cherry blossom) also work well as creative centerpieces. And a budget-friendly elegant idea is to adorn bare branches with crepe-paper flowers or sparkly jewels.

5. Glitzy Invitations

“Shimmer, sparkle, glitter — across the board everyone loves high shine,” says Amber Harrison, style expert for Wedding Paper Divas. Warm tones like rose gold and copper are the most requested metallic shades for 2016. And the trend is showing up on stamped and foil-pressed lettering and in shimmery papers.

6. Funky Fonts

There’s such a strong cultural interest in words and graphics that it couldn’t help but spill over into the world of wedding invitations. “Using multiple fonts on an all-type invitation adds fresh personality,” says Tifany Wunschl of Gourmet Invitations.

7. His and Hers Cocktailsdrinks

What better way to give your guests a glimpse of who you are than by serving them your favorite libations? Event planner Alison Laesser-Keck of VLD Events points out that this trend is not only easier on the budget (no more guesstimating for an open bar) but it’s an instant conversation starter.

8. “Naked” Cakes

“Naked” cakes, which are unfrosted (or partially frosted) and simply adorned with berries or fresh flowers, are trending from coast to coast — and at both relaxed receptions and more formal affairs, says Nataly from the Great Dane Baking Company in Long Beach, California.

So much careful thought and planning go into making your big day something truly magical; make it easier on yourself and book your wedding at Ball! Ball Conference Center has so many great features to offer such as an event planner to plan the reception and then be there the day of to make sure everything runs smoothly. Whether you live in Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Roeland Park or anywhere in the Kansas City metro, Ball is convenient for your guests and beautiful to boot. Ball also has a full list of vendors to recommend from DJ’s to caterers. Call or tour Ball online today to learn more about what Ball can offer you!

Special thanks to Huffington Post.