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: 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: 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: 1/5/2012
I was so happy that I chose the Sawyer Room for my wedding reception. The overall experience of the room still has my guests takling about how beautiful it was! Eric and Jodie help you set everything up from recommending caterers and other vendors to actually being present on the wedding day, making sure everything goes off flawlessly. They are organized and proactive as well as being sweet and supportive. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who likes a dramatic ballroom and excellent service!!
Thanl you Jill!!! It was our pleasure being there for you during one of the most important days of your life. I still love looking at your pictures from your reception. Both of you were stunning that night. Please keep in touch....
Member Since: 6/11/2010
The sawyer room was an absolutely perfect space for our wedding reception! The first thing you'll notice is how beautiful the room is. It almost felt like we didn't need a florist with how gorgeous the ceiling, windows and atmosphere is. There is even a balcony for a bride and groom's intro. T
hat said, Jodie and Eric who own the room are the ones who make it so special. From the moment you sign on, they are there to answer any questions about vendors or wedding planning. They have great tips and suggestions along the way. We called and emailed them with questions about catering, their thoughts on how many invites to send vs how many to expect to come, and more. They were a HUGE help!
The night of the wedding, they were the ones who made the event run so smoothly. It was the small details like organizing our introductions and pulling out my mother's chair before she sat down to eat!! They kept the flow of the night on track by helping us know when it was time to cut the cake/etc. They were amazing!! I would recommend the Sawyer Room to anyone!!
Member Since: 8/17/2006
We had our ceremony and wedding at the Sawyer Room June 9th 2012. Eric and Jodie were more then just owners of the venue, they are AMAZING at helping you with planning the exact timeline of the day and getting everything set up. The room looked absolutely stunning set up for the ceremony and throughout the reception! I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful venue to have our wedding. It is worth every penny!!!!
Thank you Nicole. It was our pleasure.
Member Since: 1/7/2011
There aren't enough words to describe how happy I am with Eric and Jodie's services throughout the planning of my wedding. They were always professional and responsive to all my questions. They provided guidance on every aspect of my planning and helped me relax knowing that they would take care of everything on my big day. And they did not disappoint. To give just a few examples of how you are getting way more than just a room when you contract with The Sawyer Room, let me tell you how above and beyond Eric went on the day of my wedding. He not only made sure everything flowed smoothly and orchestrated every moment of the ceremony and reception as promised, he made sure I had everything I could possibly need and then some! He was bringing me water to keep me hydrated, one alcoholic beverage to calm my nerves, a fan when I was feeling warm, a chair so I could rest my feet between formal pictures and even took my shoes on and off for me because I couldn't bend in my dress to do it myself! This is so far beyond what I could have asked of anyone but he never made me feel like I even had to ask. He anticipated my every need and met it before I even knew what I needed. Eric even took the time to drive my fiance & I with our photography team to different locations for the pictures and then blocked traffic with his car so we could get the shots we wanted. There is no way I could ever possibly thank Eric & Jodie enough for how special they made my day and how their attention to detail made each moment perfect. After planning this wedding for over a year and all the help they provided along the way, I really feel as if Eric & Jodie have become friends of ours, not just vendors. All of this is just a snippet of the incredibly service these two have provided. The actual venue is the most beautiful place in Kansas City. It is also incredibly affordable and the price they charge is only for the venue, it doesn't even touch the pricelessness of the service they provide. Every bride should be lucky enough to have Eric & Jodie on their wedding day. Thank you SO much for everything!
Thank you, it was our pleasure, and I am glad Eric was so accomodating for you. He did not want anything to happen to your beautiful dress. We always try to anticipate the needs of our clients, and he saw your nerves that day and tried to just be the...
Member Since: 3/11/2011
I am an event planner and was looking for a location for my own wedding that would take some of the stress off of me. With that said it is also hard for me to trust anyone else to take charge. The moment I met Jodie and Eric I knew we were in good hands. And that stayed true throughout the entire wedding planning process and through the Reception. They took care of all of the vendors the day of which allowed me to truly enjoy my wedding day as a bride and not a planner. I do not think there is a prettier space in Kansas City, let alone a better set of owners who truly want to make your wedding day a complete success.
We are so glad you picked us and trusted us for your special day! More importantly, we didn't let you or your expectations down!
Member Since: 3/6/2010
It's hard to put into words how I feel about the Sawyer Room. The venue itself is not only beautiful, it's owners are as well. Eric and Jodie are wonderful people to work with and really make this venue worth the money. Our guests were wowed by the balcony, the general splendor of the room and the flow from the time they arrived until the music ended. Absolutely the best decision we made in choosing a reception venue.
First of all,THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR SERVICE OVERSEAS! Planning a wedding and serving our country is a big undertaking and we applaud you! Thank you for choosing us and btw...we use your seating chart as an example to all who tour The Sawyer Room!
Member Since: 1/1/2011
My wedding reception was at the Sawyer Room. Eric and Jodie were amazing to work with, and they made my wedding night go smoothly with absolutely no problems. I absolutely LOVED working with them. They know what they are doing and they do it the right way! It was pricey but WELL WORTH IT. DJ Fernando was who they recommended I use for the music and he did a fantastic job. I truly felt like a princess and I owe it all to the awesome team at the Sawyer Room! The only down fall was that they say they allow you to bring your own alcohol in with your own bartenders but when it comes down to it they would much rather you use who they prefer. It was a pretty big deal that I chose a caterer that was not on their list as well. But, they definitely know what is good and how a wedding reception should be held. Overall I am extremely happy with them!
Member Since: 11/5/2009
We had our reception only here. The space is absolutely beautiful. Overall we were very pleased. However, make sure to check out all the fine details before booking. I had vendors coming from the small town I grew up in and we had a few problems with them being able to come in and me having to purchase extra time, etc. You pretty much have to pick from their vendor list. It is a fabulous place, however.
Member Since: 11/14/2009
I can start out saying that The Sawyer Room, along with Eric and Jodie are worth every penny! Not only are you renting the room but you get two amazing wedding planners that make sure your day goes Perfect! My wedding was everything I had ever wanted! I highly reccomend using the Sawyer room..not to mention it's BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you Aubrey, it was our pleasure.
Member Since: 11/27/2009
The Sawyer Room is a spectacular venue for a reception. The Ballroom is large and beautiful, with a balcony from which the bride and groom are presented to the guests. There is also a Bridal suite and Groom's room for the bridal party to get ready or freshen up. For added elegance you can rent candelabras and silver pieces directly from them.
The proprieters, Jodie and Eric, go above and beyond in helping the bride and groom achieve what they want on their special day. Their helpfulness and precision in helping you line out the reception is incredible. They also give great recommendations for caterers, DJ's, or any of your reception needs.
Our daughter's reception in June was a beautiful and fun-filled event and all of the guests were thoroughly impressed by the beauty of The Sawyer Room.
You use all your own vendors to make the evening your own. We used the following who did an excellent job:
Caterers - Sugar & SpiceFlorist - The Fiddly FigDJ - FernandoKim Isenhower
Thank you Kim, it was our pleasure. It was so nice getting to know you and your families. You are a classy lady... Thank again for trusting and believing in us for your daughters big day.
Member Since: 1/9/2008
The Sawyer Room is located on the fifth floor of the Mark Twain Towers located in Down Town Kansas City. It was built in 1908 and is full of beautiful architecture. The decor makes for a very elegant look without much effort! The owners are very hands on with helping Brides plan and execute the reception of their dreams! If you choose they provide hurricans tea light holders and mirrors on each table! Our guests could not say enough about how beautiful The Sawyer Room is! I am so happy that we chose to hold our reception there!
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.
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: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- 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 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010