Wedding & Event Venues in Central Missouri

Here is the full list of the Top 10 Wedding & Event Venues in Central Missouri, as a follow up to my recent segment on KRCG. Click here to watch the television segment.

Anne’s Top 10 Picks for Wedding & Event Venues in Central Missouri

Kimball Ballroom | Managed by SC Events

  • Features floor to ceiling windows, goregous hardwood floors and unique lighting options
  • Capacity of 330 seated with a dance floor
  • With a booking fee of $1,700 you receive chairs, tables and the setup
  • Fresh Ideas is the exclusive caterer, providing the very best in food and creative presentation
  • Centrally located in Columbia and adjacent to the Firestone Baar Chapel on Stephens College Campus. The chapel has a 290 capacity and rents for $500

The Club at Old Hawthorne

  • Opening in 2007 the club provides elegance and timeless class with state of the art facilities
  • Pricing is dependent on membership
  • Their in-house Executive Chef Adam Wells-Morgan is hands down one of the best in the area. With a great catering menu he can put together a multiple course meal or full spread buffet.
  • Three amazing spaces all in one location:
    • Back patio overlooking the course that seats 150 for a ceremony or more for a cocktail hour
    • Main dining room features a wall of windows overlooking the course and is open to a variety of seating options
    • The wedding lawn is perfect for a tent reception, adding on additional space right off the dining room

Cedar Creek Resort

  • For the couple looking for lots of space and opportunity to use any vendors
  • Everywhere on the property provides amazing views and a sense of peacfulness
  • The main lodge has a wrap-around deck and is great for a small dinner, game space and houses a full catering kitchen
  • 50×70 wedding deck with their white tent provides that outdoor feel with many benefits of an indoor space
  • $3,000/day or full weekend packages are available
  • Added benefits: 6 Cabins on the property for guest accommodations, a lake, dock and acres of space

Columbia Country Club

  • A private club located off Old Highway 63
  • This venue features multiple sites all within one location
    • A large wedding lawn with handcrafted stone altar for your ceremony
    • The ballroom is connect to a sunroom and veranda providing space to accommodate just about any size group
    • TIP: we have utilized the McAlester Room for a ceremony when the weather wasn’t perfect outdoors
  • The club is still in the midst of their million-dollar course renovation and club updates, keep your eyes out for an outdoor firepit and other additions.

Stoney Creek Inn

  • This hotel and conference center provides staff and space that are top notch
  • Their preferred caterer list provides you options for catering while guaranteeing the best
  • The ballroom space is divided into salons to accommodate receptions of all sizes
  • With a spacious foyer and full bar with seating you can host a cocktail hour without even entering the ballroom
  • While the decor may be rustic we have seen it showcase lovely weddings of all themes
  • Their 181 room and suites provide a perfect place for your reception and guest accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn

  • Located north of Columbia this venue is chosen because of its space
  • The full ballroom provides seating for 700-800 guests, divided into multiple salons that can be all opened or closed
  • The large entry is a great place to greet the guests while the long hallway with floor to ceiling windows provides a way to move guests from space to space for a unique reception
  • Their catering is all in house, as well as tables, chairs, and some decor items
  • Their 151 room hotel provides guests accommodations within walking distance to your reception

The Event Center at Ballroom Academy

  • Located on the south side of Columbia
  • Offering 4,500+ sq/ft with a capacity max of 220
  • The space is full of light with a wall of floor to ceiling windows
  • Decorated in neutral tones can be enhanced with any color scheme and decor
  • Rental is $280/3 hrs, booked in blocks of 3 hours


  • Located on the south side of Columbia
  • Provides many creative options and spaces
    • Main space can seat into the 100s with additional rooms that can be opened up for more space
    • Cafe area is perfect for a buffet line and bar area
    • Outside patio provides ample space for guests to mingle
  • With 30 foot ceilings and lots of light through the windows this provides a blank slate for any event
  • Catering is exclusive through The Upper Crust

The Colonel Lewis Bolton Home

  • Located just south of Jefferson City
  • Built in 1833 this is a pre-civil war antebellum home that hosted memorable gatherings through the decades and is ready do so again
  • Fully remodeled the home offers a series of rooms fit for a small wedding, rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour
  • The new event center barn can seat 110-150 and provides a washing catering kitchen
  • With ample parking and space for tent this is a destination you must visit
  • More improvements are the come on this new venue

Contact our team today to visit about our coordination and design services for your event or wedding.

Anne Churchill