Member Since: 7/3/2011
Father of the Bride: “It was a no holds barred, high society party that not too many people can duplicate. Good job by Eric and Jodie for making it happen. The whole night was extraordinary.”
Bride: “I still get an overwhelming sense of joy (and teary eyed) when I look back on our wedding reception. I owe a lot to Eric and Jodie; owners of The Sawyer Room, who helped coordinate our entire evening. From the moment we met them, they gave me confidence that my reception would be unforgettable. They also gave me a list of vendors that lead me to my awesome DJ, photographer, videographer, florist and makeup artist. I visited the Sawyer Room a handful of times before my wedding to ensure my vision would become reality. Each and every time, day or night, they would meet me at their venue without hesitating. They responded so fast, even if I had a small question, and supported us the whole way through our year and a half of wedding planning.
I’ll never forget a few days before my wedding; we went to the Sawyer Room to see our floor plan for our big night. Eric and Jodie dimmed the lights and told me to breathe and have a moment to take it all in. It was silent, beautiful and emotional. No bride would get this amount of attention at any other venue, from Eric holding my plate through dinner so I wouldn’t spill on my dress, to him taking several pictures at the end of the night after the photographers left, all the way to dropping us off at the hotel. To all engaged couples out there, contact Eric & Jodie, it’ll be the best decision you made for the most important day of your life.”
Carrie & Michael Ismert
Member Since: 6/22/2011
The first time we walked into The Sawyer Room, I had goosebumps and knew it would be the perfect setting for our wedding. I'm so happy I went with my instincts and chose this venue, it was perfect. There were a few communication issues during the planning process, but looking at the big picture everything worked out okay. Eric and Jodie really took time during the event to make sure the evening was personal and stress free. They definitely added to our wedding experience, and my parents were able to fully enjoy the night. The guests in awe of the venue and details. Now that it's all over, I sit back and can't believe we were lucky enough to find such a venue in Kansas City, it was a perfect backdrop to the wedding of our dreams.
Member Since: 1/20/2012
Jodie and Eric (owners) were incredible to work with! They thought of every little detail and made the reception run so smoothly! They kept my stress level low and I felt like they had everything under control from start to finish, not to mention, the room is GORGEOUS! I had so many people compliment the gorgeous reception site! Made for beautiful pictures!
Member Since: 9/26/2011
Where can I even start with Eric and Jodie?! I knew from the photos I saw online while looking for venues that the Sawyer Room was perfect for my husband and my wedding in May 2014. We went with our parents to check the room out one evening and we were sold right away. You could tell that Eric and Jodie are VERY passionate about each event they hold and they have a personal relationship with each couple that celebrates at The Sawyer Room. Eric keeps the gorgeous floors shining and new looking and Jodie runs a tight but perfect operation. They prefer that you use their recommended vendors which was fine with us because we knew that they must be quality vendors if they were working with Eric and Jodie. We were able to bring in our own alcohol which was also nice for us. The day of the event we had a "day of planner" come in an set our extra stuff up but for the most part Eric and Jodie took care of most of the work. I could not have been more thankful that my parents, who are from out of town, and my husband and I were able to trust Eric and Jodie to take care of everything the day of the wedding so we did not have to stress about anything the day of our wedding! When we arrived at the reception, we were running a little bit late on time and Eric and Jodie were amazing at changing our timeline of events around at the last minute to accommodate the guests, the wedding party, and our photographers. They helped call cabs for all of our guests who needed rides and Jodie even drove a cousin 30 minutes to their home!!! Talk about customer service!!! I felt like Eric and Jodie were part of my family by the end of the wedding! I would definitely recommend Eric and Jodie to anyone getting married. They make the process so easy and the day of the event is seamless thanks to them. They helped make our wedding perfect and everything we dreamed it to be!!!
Member Since: 9/29/2013
The Sawyer Room is elegant and was the perfect venue for our wedding. It is extraordinary to step into the room, and we felt like royalty on our special day. Eric and Jodie are fantastic organizers and hosts, making sure the layout is perfect, vendors efficient, and the flow of the evening perfect.
Member Since: 4/24/2014
We picked The Sawyer Rooom as our reception venue after my (now) wife saw pictures of the room during a random Google search. The space was stunning, and provided ample room for our party of about 200 people. Probably the best part about choosing The Sawyer Room was working with the owners, Eric and Jodie. I was a little nervous when we first met them because they seemed to have their own structure for the reception and timing of the day, but as I saw the day unfold it was apparent that they simply knew what worked best in their space. They were present at our reception, just like every other event in their venue, which was extremely helpful. They were nothing but encouraging in the months leading up to our reception, and also helped calmed the nerves of our parents. It was a pleasure working with them, and our guests all seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously.
Wow, to have a groom reviews us is completely impressive! Thank you!!!! We are so glad that we met and exceeded your expectations. It was a complete pleasure working with the both of you too. Stay in touch..
Member Since: 9/16/2013
The Sawyer Room exceeded all my expectations! From the moment I walked into the venue for a tour, I knew nothing else would compare. The décor of the room is exquisite and sets the tone for a elegant reception which is exactly what I wanted. But besides the beauty of the space, it's Eric and Jodie that make the Sawyer Room what it is. They are the best! They are always available to you during the planning process and the day of the wedding, they cover everything. No need to hire a wedding coordinator for your reception--Eric and Jodie take on that role when you book the Sawyer Room. I can't say enough good things about the venue and the service we received. Fantastic!!!
Thank you!!! It was our pleasure. The song at the end of the evening summed it up and I don't think we have ever been so emotional as we were standing on the dance floor with our arms around you both. Thank you for believing in us!!! Keep in touch wi...
Member Since: 11/4/2013
The owners Jodie and Eric provide superior customer service. They will help you organize every detail of your event. They will care about your wedding almost as much as you do.
Member Since: 7/24/2013
easy to work with, two people that can see your vision and help you achieve it was able to work with our tight budget and help recommend and work with other vendors without restriction
Thank you for the review! I am glad we were able to help you and work within your budget. It was our pleasure working with you both. Please stay in touch...
Member Since: 11/28/2012
Eric, Jodie and Fernando made our wedding perfect! Everything ran so smoothly. In retrospect I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else. The team took away stress not only from myself and the groom but also our families and bridal party. From the moment we walked in the door the day of the wedding I knew that everything would be taken care of and I could have a chance to relax and enjoy our wedding and guests. Everything went according to plan and our guests were VERY impressed with the room! What a gorgeous setting!
Overall we are more than happy with the level of service from day one. I knew from the beginning that if I had any questions or needed advice on any aspect of the wedding Eric and Jodie would answer with their extensive knowledge within hours of me asking. There were several last minute requests (family in from out of town wanting to see the room before the wedding, letting the team know I wanted a gelato cart to come in the day before the reception) and Eric and Jodie were not only understanding and made everything work in a timely manner but also did it without making me feel like I was asking anything of them.
I honestly mean it when I say I can't imagine our wedding taking place anywhere BUT the Sawyer Room. At that point in the day I was more than happy to let Eric and Jodie take over (but not in an intrusive way) and sit back and enjoy the wedding.
Woweee thank you, that was great! It was our pleasure working with and for you. Please keep in touch...
Member Since: 12/21/2012
We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Sawyer Room, and it surpassed our expectations and dreams! Before meeting with Eric and Jodie, I would see pictures of The Sawyer Room and think, that's too expensive, we can't afford it. After seeing quite a few venues that fell short, I decided to find out if they had any openings in September. They had one date left and we just decided to check it out, out of curiosity. It blew us away!
The room is so elegant, the architecture is absolutely stunning and its so naturally pretty, it doesn't need to be covered in tulle in order for you to realize wedding is being taken place there. I loved that! The bridal suite is something to swoon over! It is literally straight out of a magazine, (they recreated a room from a picture) and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Eric and Jodie were so helpful through every aspect of our wedding. They quickly returned phone calls, and emails and always eager to help whenever we needed them. We used a few of their preferred vendors and some we found ourselves. The vendors we found loved how organized Eric and Jodie were and appreciated that because it left no room for confusion or error on the big day. The preferred vendors we used all said the same thing about Eric and Jodie. “Eric and Jodie run a tight ship, we know what to expect and what they expect out of us.” That was so comforting to know! When planning a wedding you are depending on so many people to come through and do their job well, and it was extremely comforting to know that Eric and Jodie set the bar and expect all vendors to rise to the occasion. I knew I had nothing to stress over, nothing to worry about, because they had our back.
The day was flawless, the set up was perfect, they did their part long before any of us had arrived that day, so that they were ready to help us with unloading, decorating and anything else we needed. They introduced themselves to the wedding party and immediate family to offer the same assistance to them as well which was so nice!
They deliver excellent service in a one of a kind event space. The whole day felt like a dream! We are so thankful for such a perfect and beautiful day!
Member Since: 4/5/2013
Jodie and Eric were wonderful from helping me plan my wedding to coordinating the day. They were available throughout the whole process. Luckily, we were late in the game reserving the space and decided to have a Friday wedding, which saved us some money. The venue itself it so beautiful. Being announced on the balcony made me feel like Cinderella! Some of the kiddos at my wedding were actually calling me Cinderella. It was a wonderful day. One thing I really loved about the venue was the Bridal Suite! It was gorgeous for pictures and had plenty of room for everyone to get ready and relax before the walk down the aisle. Not only that, but we got to take picture on the rooftop overlooking downtown Kansas City. I can't wait to get all the pics back. Thanks again, Jodie and Eric!
Member Since: 7/24/2012
We had our wedding reception at the Sawyer Room in December 2012 and it was everything we had dreamed it would be! Eric and Jodie were wonderful to work with. Their many years of experience in the business and genuine desire to help us host a perfect reception allowed us to do just that! They took care of everything from orchestrating guest arrival to coordinating vendor set-up and break-down which allowed us to have an enjoyable and stress-free evening. Another feature of this venue that we loved was the DJ they use for most of their events. DJ Fernando was excellent! We received dozens of comments after our reception about how much everyone enjoyed him as an emcee and a DJ. Overall, this venue is a great value because not only do you get the beautiful location, but Eric and Jodie are extremely helpful and ensure that you will have a fabulous night!
Member Since: 9/8/2011
The Sawyer Room was the perfect place for our reception. When I first walked in I knew I wanted my reception there. It was made even clearer when we talked with Eric and Jodie. I knew I did not want to have to set up the day of my wedding or have to worry about coordinating vendors. Eric and Jodie made sure the day ran so smoothly that I can honestly say I did not stress about any part of the reception. I had complete confidence in them. The night went perfect! They made sure my husband and I were taken care of and went above and beyond their call of duty. My guests made comments after the wedding that they had never been to a reception that ran so smoothly. They almost felt it was too good to be true, which I took to be a complete compliment. We are so happy we chose the Sawyer Room and wouldn't have had it any other way.
Member Since: 5/11/2010
Magic...sheer magic! That is how I would explain our wedding reception at The Sawyer Room! My husband and I planned and paid for our entire wedding on our own and the most important thing to us was peace of mind. We not only wanted but needed our wedding to be as seamless as possible so that we could be stress free and enjoy ourselves! Let me tell you, Eric and Jodie are UNBELIEVABLE!! The room itself is stunning but we booked The Sawyer Room for Eric and Jodie. Everything went so perfect it feels like a dream. People always ask me "Aren't you so glad its over?" I always respond "No. Planning, and being at our wedding was the best time of my life."...and I can thank Eric and Jodie for that.
Member Since: 3/6/2012
The service we got at the Sawyer Room was AMAZING. Eric and Jodie were supper attentive and to a detail oriented bride, I couldn't have asked for anything more. I had several people show up who didn't RSVP and they pulled out another table and set it up without disturbing a single thing. They were super organized, professional, and friendly. It's worth every penny!!!
Member Since: 7/30/2013
As any bride (or groom) knows, choosing the venue for your reception is arguably the biggest decision you will make when planning your reception. It sets the stage for literally every other decision you will make in the planning process. From the first moment we walked into the Sawyer Room, we knew it was the perfect place for us. Not only were Eric and Jodie willing to show us the space twice in one week in order to get my parents on board, but they also offered to let us drop off a deposit check on a Saturday in order to relieve our worries of anyone else booking our date.
After booking the Sawyer Room Eric and Jodie were a ton of help as well. From giving recommendations to other vendors (and wanting real feedback on our interactions with these vendors) to scheduling multiple times for us to come back and show other family the space or letting us check out a detail.
In the final stretch to the wedding Eric and Jodie were responsive to emails and questions. They worked with us on special requests and were flexible on things that obviously meant a lot to us. My dad was overly paranoid (maybe even more than me) about things going wrong, and Eric and Jodie worked with him to make sure any worries were taken care of. The reception flowed perfectly and many of our guests commented on this. Without Eric and Jodie's expertise there is no way all of the details we had worked so hard to plan would have gone off without a hitch. Thank you Jodie and Eric/Sawyer Room for all of your help making our day perfect!!
Member Since: 9/18/2012
As soon as I saw the Sawyer Room, I knew I wanted to have our wedding reception there. I fell in love with the unique and elegant space. I fell even more in love with the Sawyer Room when I met the owners Jodie and Eric. They were both very helpful throughout the planning process and they made sure everything ran smoothly at our reception. Our wedding reception was everything I had hoped for! The Sawyer Room is unlike any other venue in Kansas City as it combines a beautiful jaw dropping space with quality service. I highly recommend this venue to any bride!!
Member Since: 7/20/2011
My husband and I were absolutely certain we made a good choice with our wedding venue from the moment we signed the contract. The DeLeon's were a joy to work with and helped make a lot of the other decisions we had to make (catering, DJ, photobooth, etc) so much easier. If you're looking for a low-stress venue, look at the Sawyer Room.
My parents live in another state and Eric and Jodie were great about opening up the room so my folks could see it before the big day and really, they made it easier on all the parents to enjoy themselves and have a good time at the reception.
Lastly, you really can't beat the location. It was very important to us that our guests (mostly from out-of-town) not have to worry about transportation after the reception and there are 5+ quality hotels within a 3 block radius of the Sawyer Room.
Member Since: 5/15/2012
As soon as we walked into The Sawyer Room we knew it was the place we wanted to get married! It wasn't only the beauty of the room, it was the service and professionalism from Eric and Jodie DeLeon that sealed the deal. They were there every step of the way for us and their attention to detail was greatly appreciated. They run a tight ship and make sure that your wedding day goes perfect. We had our ceremony and reception at The Sawyer Room, and it went flawlessly. Our guests were in awe when they got off the elevator and walked into the room! We couldn't have had a better wedding and we thank Eric & Jodie for making our wedding day run smoothly! My husband and I would highly recommend The Sawyer Room, you won't be disappointed!
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You deserve The Sawyer Room!
We welcome all outside vendors and we allow you to bring in your own alcohol. Please call us to schedule an appointment to view this elegant event space. Please check our calender on our website to see if we have your date open.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010