Your favorite couple is engaged (finally!), and now it’s time to kick off the celebrations with an engagement party. If your first reaction is to feel a little overwhelmed, that’s completely understandable. Planning an engagement party is a lot of pressure; you want it to be a perfect day that all of your friends and family members will remember for the rest of their lives. It sets the tone for the rest of the wedding celebrations, and it also allows those close to the couple to meet and mingle, forming relationships that will last (at least) until the wedding reception — and hopefully forever!
The very first thing you need to do is to choose from the engagement party venues in Kansas City — but deciding where to have an engagement party isn’t always easy. There are so many places to have an engagement party in KC, and you want to make sure the venue you choose will be the perfect backdrop to celebrate your favorite couple. This is where The Lounge factors in. Nestled below Parkway Social Kitchen, a premier destination for elevated comfort foods and crafted cocktails, The Lounge doubles as a staple in the Country Club Plaza’s nightlife scene and a chic Kansas City event space that can be rented for private parties.
Even better? You can easily book The Lounge for your engagement party today.
Why Choose The Lounge as Your KC Engagement Party Location?
Adorned in red velvet, brick accents, and rich wooden bookshelves full of leather-bound books, The Lounge needs little decorating (if any!) and is the perfect place to have an engagement party in Kansas City. We believe that flexibility is key when it comes to engagement party venues, which is why we can work with you to make sure the day goes exactly as you want it to!
As one of the best restaurants for engagement parties in Kansas City, The Lounge offers a custom party experience, allowing you to choose:
Time of Day
All of your engagement party ideas will revolve around when you decide to host the party. There are typically three options in this department: an engagement party brunch with items like bottomless mimosas and biscuits and gravy, an engagement cocktail party with some of our famous appetizers like pepper jack-stuffed tater tots, or an engagement dinner party with a full menu. Parkway and The Lounge are open from mid-morning to 1:30 a.m. on weekends, which allows for your party to take place whenever you need it to.
Engagement party food ideas will, of course, depend on the type of party you choose to have. If you opt for an engagement cocktail party, you might be more interested in engagement party appetizers or engagement party finger food ideas, whereas it may make more sense to research buffet ideas for engagement parties if you opt to host a brunch. By booking The Lounge, you have access to engagement party catering as well; we can accommodate any engagement party menu ideas you may have in addition to suggesting some of our favorites!
The best venues for engagement parties in Kansas City all have one thing in common: quality cocktails. A major perk of reserving The Lounge for your engagement party is the fully-stocked bar. Whether you choose to work with us to purchase a liquor package for your guests or you let everyone order as they please, The Lounge’s cocktails (see the Parkway menu for a full list) have quickly gained cult status within Kansas City’s foodie scene.
As we said above, we like to think The Lounge serves as the perfect KC engagement party venue as it is. (Our red velvet wall is always a hit for photos!) However, if you’re planning an engagement party with special decorations — particularly if you’re planning a surprise engagement party — you are more than welcome to decorate the space as you see fit. Bring all the banners and flowers your arms can carry!
If you’ve stumbled into The Lounge on a typical Friday or Saturday night, you’re sure to remember the local acts we book to elevate your experience. If you’d like to work with one of our favorites, we are more than happy to connect you — or to book them ourselves. You are also welcome to bring in any of your favorite bands or musicians. Music makes an event, and we’ll work with you to ensure you have the exact right vibe you’re going for.