Say What?!

Here's what people are saying about the Vox Theatre!

"Thank you so much for all your hard work and extra efforts in making the Danner/Klein Wedding such a wonderful day. We had a great experience at your venue." Cathie Klien 10/9/10

"We had the best wedding ever! Nicole at the Vox was just great. Everything was beautiful, this is really a great space! Our guests are still talking about the night." Heather & Alan 10/16/10

"Thank you so much for giving us a home for our wedding ceremony. Coutnless guests went out of their was to comment on how gorgeous the venue was and you were all delightful to work with. Thanks again, and I’m sure I’ll be hearing about your meteoric rise to success in the next few years and have to book years in advance if we ever want to come back. Many thanks!" Shannon & Ben 9/4/10

"Rosedale’s class of 1950 greatly enjoyed seeing how beautiful the old Vox Theatre has become. We appreciate you taking the time to let us see the transformation on the 18th (Sept). Again, thanks for the memories." Georgene

"Vox Theatre was the perfect place for our reception! Nichole (the manager) was so helpful to us also. Our original place we had for our reception had closed less than 2 months before our date. (Vox Theatre hadn't opened prior to us booking our first place or we would have chosen them first.) The day after we found out, we went to Vox Theatre to check out the space. Thankfully they had our date available!!! We booked it the same day! Whether your guest list is small or big, it is great for either. The ceiling is beautiful and the stage was so much fun! We used it for our grand entrance:)" Sarah & Justyn 6/26/10

“The Vox Theatre was a great atmosphere!!...We got many compliments on the venue…I would rate it a 5 STAR experience…” Tim & Rachel 6/12/10

“The Vox Theatre is one of the most unexpectedly dramatic spaces in town…The perfect sized space it has white-washed walls, pressed tin ceilings, “burlesque-cool” retro red velvet curtain and bright white stage lights . . .it oozes: “Special Event.” I loved the versatility of the space, too. Alistair and his staff were true professionals who knew exactly where things were and how to help problem solve the day of the event…He made sure, personally, my event did not skip a beat.” Jenny Vergara

“The Vox Theatre is one of the best kept secrets in the urban core of Kansas City. As I searched for a unique and unknown location for our monthly Urban Core Group event, I was thrilled when I walked through the entrance of this historic silent movie theatre…Alistair worked closely with our volunteers to ensure a successful and fun evening. Over 150 Urban Core Group members were present and delighted to discover this forgotten corner of town...” Marion Wheeler – Kansas City Urban Core Group

"We had the best night ever thanks to Nicole and everyone at the Vox. You helped make our day amazing." Micaela & Brady Cummings 1/1/11

"As the bride who found out Arts Incubator was closed at 5:00 pm the night before our reception....you could say I was freaking out just a bit!!! Our reception at the Vox was absolutely perfect. We continue to get comments such as 
"Wedding of the Century"....that says it all!! Thank you a million times over to Annie at Events by Annie, Nicole and Alistair at the Vox, and the entire staff at Cupini's. What a perfect night....made me wish I would have booked the Vox originally.....but everything happens for a reason! Thanks again, you all are the absolute best!!!" Katie & Mike 6/4/11

"Thank you to Nicole for everything! The Vox is a great place to have a wedding reception and all of our guests loved it there!!" Lauren & Chris 6/3/11

"Vox Theatre...I cannot thank you enough for your flexibility and hospitality you shown Katie and Mike on Saturday. It was disheartening to hear about their original venue being closed 24 hours from the event. However, you were instrumental in keeping Katie vision alive. Thanks again!" Events by Annie - wedding planner for 6/4/11

"AND OF COURSE a huge thank you to Vox Theatre for housing the show last night, and specifically NICHOLE at the Vox. amazing amazing amazing." Layne Haley Photography 5/26/11

"Thank you Vox for making our day better than I could have ever imagined." Jennifer & Jason 8/20/11

"thanks again for everything the Vox did to make our wedding reception an unforgettable night! the guests were happy, we were happy, and our dogs were happy. nicole is very friendly, always has an answer, and is very accommodating! everything went perfectly and i could not have imagined our night going any other way. so glad we went with the Vox!" Marcie & Charlie 6/5/11

'If you haven’t visited the VOX yet, you need to! Our guests raved (and our still raving) about our wedding being one of the most beautiful weddings they’ve ever attended - and I think much of that is due to the unique and magical space the VOX offers. Thanks, Nichole & Alistair for everything you do and for helping us have the best wedding we could ever imagine." Laura & Brian 3/19/11

"The VOX was perfect for my November wedding reception! I fell in love with the red velvet curtain and the hardwood dance floor when I first visited the location. Nichole did a fabulous job of coordinating with our vendors so everything went smoothly the day of the wedding. It was a plus that we could bring in our own caterer, DJ and bartenders. She offerred great suggestions for the event and made sure everything was perfectly in place when we arrived. The VOX is a beautiful venue that you can tailor to your individual tastes". Marie & Eric 11/20/10

"My daughters wedding was this past week end June4th. The Vox went out of their way to make it a most incredibile event.Nowhere in town could anyone find anyone like Nicole. The building is so cool, with the high ceilings,a fan to die for, and a lovely deck and yard to the side..incredible! I more than highly recomend this venue.We had 250 guests who fell in love with The Vox, and so did I. This venue is a true jewel..check it out, you will not be sorry." Ruth Holmes - Mother of Bride 6/4/11

"Thank you for making Kerry and Andrew's wedding such a wonderful time.  Everyone loved the VOX."Diane Winter - mother of bride - 9/5/10


Dog Friendly Venue

At the Vox Theatre, we know how important dogs are in peoples' lives. On a regular day we have 2 of Alistair's dogs at work with us. So when Marcie and Charlie asked if they could bring their dogs to their reception, we said "Yes!".

Tilly and Hugo were wonderful and the 200 guests that attended the reception didn't phase them one bit. They fit right in.

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Some things to consider when including your dog in your reception.
1) Will your venue allow your dogs at the reception? Ask this question at the beginning. This will help you decide right away if this is the venue for you.
2) Is this the best place for your dogs? In a situation like this, my dog would be hiding in a corner in the most remote place he could find. Yes, he is a wonderfully sweet dog and wouldn't hurt anybody, but all the people would stress him out and that is not the best place for him. Other dogs like Tilly and Hugo thrive in this environment. They had a blast meeting everybody.
3) Is there a place to have your dogs lay down? This will make it easier for you to enjoy your reception. If they do start getting a little rowdy or bothered you have a safe place to put them so they can relax.
4) Is the a place yard for them to do their duty? This will also help you relax at your reception. You won't have to stop what you are doing and take the pooch out for a walk (possibly in the pouring rain) and hopefully your dog won't have an accident in the venue that you will have to clean up.
5) Aclimate your dog to the venue. If your venues allows it, take your dog early so that they already feel comfortable with the area and also to meet the venue owner or manager. Everybody will feel more comfortable...the bride, the groom, the dogs and the venue owner.

Here are some articles for more tips for having a pet at your wedding and reception:
Getting Married: Pet-Friendly Wedding Tips
Prepare To Wed: Dog is {Groom's} Bestman


Reception - Additional Lighting

For their Kansas City wedding reception, Talya and Paul chose to add some additional lighting to the Vox Theatre. Including uplighting and a personalized monogram. The additional lighting made for a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Days Gone By

We love to see pictures of the Vox Theatre. We especially love to see pictures of the theatre from years ago. We just received a new photo and now have 2 of the exterior of the Vox Theatre, originally named the Rosedale Theatre. We would love to have more – especially of the interior.

This photo was found in a book published by Kansas Colloquies, Inc. in 2005. The 50s in Wyandotte County is a collection of photographs and interesting facts about life in the 1950 and Wyandotte County.

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One of the movie posters is for Rio Grande Patrol made in 1950 staring Tim Holt.

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This picture was taken in 1922 before the Rosedale Theatre opened for the first time.

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Flip the Vox

Bride: "How does the Vox Theatre accommodate a ceremony and reception?"

Vox: "It depends on what you want."

Ok, that tends to be the answer for a lot of questions - it's true - we want your wedding and reception to be what you want - not a version of what we want. We do have suggestions, but we are flexible and so is the event space at the Vox Theatre.

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Kari & Dustin's ceremony with 220 guests.

Our suggestions for your having both your ceremony and reception at the Vox Theatre:

 

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Lauren & Erin's ceremony with 215 guests.

Your guest list is approaching 300 - We suggest a combination of seating - up to 60 chairs set in rows near the front close to the ceremony and 24 tables with 240 chairs set for the ceremony. The chairs will be removed after the ceremony. A head table can be set up on the dance floor and removed after dinner is finished.

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Kerry & Andrew's ceremony with 250 guests.

Your guest list is 250 guests or less - Guests are seated at the tables during the ceremony and stay there for the reception. Minimal moving of tables and chair. A head table can be set up on the dance floor and removed after dinner is finished.

Your guest list is 150 or less - Chairs can be set in rows on the dance floor for the ceremony. Tables for reception can be set out as well. After the ceremony, the chairs will be moved to the tables. A head table can be set up on the dance floor.

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Shannon & Ben set up the chairs with a double aisle, so they can renew their wedding vows in front of family and friends. They rented enough chairs for the ceremony and the reception. All we had to do was move the ceremony chairs off the dance floor.

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For Kate and Joe's wedding, we had 144 chairs set up on the floor with curtains closed during the ceremony. The reception tables were set in the background. After the ceremony, the goomsmen and family helped moved the chairs to the tables. The photo above is of Kate and Joe's ceremony. The photo below is of Kate & Joe's reception.

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These are just some examples of the different ways you can have your ceremony and receptions. If you have an idea of something different, we would love to try it.


You and 299 of Your Closest Friends

A big open space means flexibility when it comes to laying out tables, but it also scares people when they have a small event or are pushing the maximum of capacity of the space.

The Vox Theatre has hosted events from as small a 30 guest dinner party to a 300 guest wedding and reception. We have also hosted a music video shoot, dance competition and several awards banquets.

Hopefully, soon we will be hosting an event for you. Click here to see a few different table layouts for your reception. Below you will find a few different floor plans we have created for different guests.

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Wedding ceremony and reception set for 180 seated guests.

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Wedding reception set for 160 seated guests.

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Layout for booths at a conference.

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Wedding reception for 130 seated guests.


Wedding Rehearsal

The way we do the rehearsal for a wedding at the Vox is:

1. Option 1: To guarantee a specific date for a wedding rehearsal that is not on the day of your event and that is not already reserved by another party. The Vox Theatre will provide you and your guests with 2 hours of time in the Vox and the space set with tables and chairs. This option is provided at an additional cost.

2. Option 2: One week prior to your event, if no other event is scheduled on the date of your wedding rehearsal, the Vox Theatre will provide you with access to the theatre at a cost equal to our additional hourly rate.

3. Option 3: A rehearsal can take place during the 3 hour set up time or 6 hour event time on the day of your event. If for some reason additional hours are required, additional hours can be purchased, if necessary.

Also, remember the rehearsal does not have to be the day before your wedding or in conjunction with a rehearsal dinner. This is your wedding and traditions do not always have to be followed.


Give Back with Your Wedding!

In mid-September, Lauren and Erin said “I do” at the Vox Theatre. It was a fun wedding, but one of the things we loved most about it was how they chose to use their wedding day to give back.

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Often we hear of people listing a charity as part of their gift ideas, or selecting to go green. Lauren and Erin went a little different route – they chose a rental company for their chairs, linens and decorations who supports a non-profit youth program. This company also provided the floral arrangements and did a majority of the event set-up.

The Refuge is a Non Profit 501c3 Coffeehouse and Youth Club run by Champions of Life Inc. and Hartley’s Karate as a community outreach. The center is dedicated to supporting youth and their families as they fight for their destinies. We believe that to become a Champion you must have a dream, a plan, positive habits, friends and family that encourage and enable you to become the best you in the world!”

They use the rentals business to help support their programs. While their inventory is not as extensive as some of the more well known party rental companies, they have an ever expanding inventory, as well as some unique items at reasonable prices.

Here are some of the items that Lauren and Erin used for their beautiful ceremony and reception including: theatre ropes, chair covers and table linens, a crystal chandelier and milk-glass containers for floral arrangements.

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What do I do now?!

"My reception venue just cancelled my reception! What do I do now?"

The Vox Theatre is new to the wedding business, but twice this summer, we received phone calls from brides looking for a new venue because their venue canceled their reception.
So your venue canceled - WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

1. Stop the presses on the invitations, immediately! Depending on how close to your wedding date, this could save you a lot of headaches. If the invitations have been printed and mailed, prepare a post card with the new reception location to be sent to all guests. Also have the post cards with the new reception location available at the ceremony as well as in the hotel rooms of your out-of-town guests.
2. Get your deposit back. If the venue cancels, they should give you your deposit back, however, you need to check the fine print of your contract.
3. If you're using a wedding planner, let them do the leg work and don't stress. It will all work out.
4. If you're not using a wedding planner, go back to the other venues you were considering initially. You may find that there is some availability. Some venues may be willing to work with you because of your circumstances.
5. If those venues are booked for your wedding day, hit the internet. Check for new wedding/reception venues. They usually have more openings in the calendar because they are a new venue. They may also be willing to work with you a bit more than a well established venue.
6. Check with your other vendors. Your caterer, florist, photographer, DJ or other people in the wedding business may have different ideas and contacts or know of a great venue that is open for your day. Most will be willing to help you locate or put you in touch with someone that could help.
7. Relax - it may seem very overwhelming, but don't let it ruin your special day. Everything happens for a reason. You may find a place that is even better than the one that canceled.

Once you have booked the new reception location, enjoy it!


Bridal Suite

Your wedding day should be relaxing and enjoyable. If you have your wedding and/or reception at the Vox Theatre, we have a place where you can relax with your bridesmaids and have the hair stylist, make-up artist and manicurist come to you - oh yes and maybe lunch. Our bridal suite is located next door to the Vox Theatre - the old bank building - built in 1908.

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