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Discover everything you need to plan the perfect wedding in the Flint Hills — from choosing your dream team to entertaining guests — with this comprehensive guide. Planning your 2023 wedding at The Territory Ballroom could mean a win-win for affordable luxury and guest experience!

Bride And Groom Exit The Territory Ballroom wedding venue in The Flint Hills

Assemble the Dream Team: Hire A Wedding Planner, Photographer, Caterer & Videographer.

Wedding Planner Fixes Dessert Table At A Flint Hills Wedding Venue

Pulling off your dream wedding requires a team of professionals. From finding the perfect venue to arranging the menu, hiring a dedicated and experienced wedding planner will make sure everything comes together perfectly. A skilled photographer will ensure that all your important memories are forever captured in images for you to treasure for years. Professional caterers can craft delicious menus tailored to your tastes, while you look back on all the joy and excitement with a stunning wedding video. The expense of assembling your team will more than offset the stress of trying to do it all yourself, I promise! Furthermore, Council Grove, KS has talent that rivals our bigger city counterparts! Check out our à la carte list of services here!

Plan Your Flint Hills Wedding At The Territory Ballroom

Secure Vendors for Wedding Decor, Floral Arrangements & Music.

Gorgeous white roses and eucalyptus in tall gold box for wedding florals

Whether you have personal connections or you just admire the landscape, planning a wedding in the Flint Hills can be the best way to bring your guests together to celebrate AND plan a little getaway of their own. Experience the best kept secrets of this luxury Kansas wedding destination while keeping your budget in check at The Territory Ballroom. Click here to view our packages!

Antique French mirror over floral covered mantle at Kansas wedding venue

To make your special day even more meaningful, work with your team to find vendors and professionals to bring your vision of a perfect wedding to life. Professional florists still exist in rural communities and will help create beautiful floral arrangements that can be a nod to the native prairie or completely unique for your ceremony, reception and other wedding decorations. For the reception, look for bands or DJs that can provide the perfect soundtrack for your celebratory dance. With all of these important pieces locally already in place you’ll be well on your way to creating the beautiful wedding you’ve always dreamed of right here in the Flint Hills.

Prepare Guest Accommodations and Transportation Options.

Bride and groom enter Council Grove Trolley

One of the biggest questions we get is about guest accommodations. Once you’ve booked your wedding with our venue and finalized the details of your perfect day, it is important to think about how to make things as easy and convenient as possible for all of your guests. This is one of our specialties! We help you consider if any out-of-town family and friends require hotel accommodations, and provide suggestions for where they can stay.

You want everyone to be comfortable and able to get around easily during their time in the Flint Hills – consider providing shuttle transportation from airports or nearby hotel sites in order to ensure that all attachments are taken care of. Did you know Council Grove has a rentable authentic Trolley? Creating a list of activities and explorations of the surrounding area helps give guests more of a reason to make visiting Council Grove their own weekend getaway! Making sure your guests are comfortable and taken care of is a top priority of ours and will ensure that everyone has a great experience at your wedding!

Make Walking Down the Aisle Unforgettable with a Creative Ceremony Structure & Decor

Bride and father walk down the aisle at the Territory Ballroom

Planning your ceremony is an exciting aspect of wedding planning – this is when couples can really get creative and make their day even more special. Consider including elements that reflect both your individual and shared stories, such as a unity ceremony or meaningful readings. You can also create a unique celebration atmosphere by incorporating décor that reflects the beauty of the Flint Hills, or by utilizing fun and colorful props that you bring in from other sources. Celebrate with any kind of entertainment during the ceremony to ensure you start off your wedding night the right way!

Couple says wedding vows in front of french mirror at the Flint Hills wedding venue

So Now What Should You Do?

First things first, let’s talk about dates. Before you can really begin to do everything we’ve listed above you really need to determine what date works best for you and your family and friends. Then hop on our Availability Calendar to see if we have a match. Your officiant, venue and photographer all need to be available. The rest is truly flexible.

When you find the perfect date for everyone involved let’s plan an on-site visit to our Flint Hills venue. I’ll have your champagne on ice and we can toast to new beginnings! Your private tour will include a complete walk-through for you and your team, an overview of amenities and a comprehensive look at the packages we offer. Select your length of booking (full weekend, single-day or half-day) and any other services you might like to add. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how your dollars will stretch for the luxury you experience!

Once you have all these pieces in place you can begin to focus on what really matters… the two of you becoming one! The little details you can spend countless hours and money on pale in comparison to starting a new chapter of life with the one you love. Take time to savor these moments! If you’re ready to be a guest at your own wedding… let’s talk today!


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