The Ultimate Wedding Reception Venue in Kansas City

It could be argued that your wedding day will be the most important day of your life. Sure, there are competitors — the day you graduate from college, the day you have your first child, the day you can finally retire, etc. But when else do you get to don a white dress or a tux and quite literally be the center of attention for an entire day? No matter which way you look at it, your wedding reception in Kansas City will be a day to remember.

We know that the wedding itself is important, but at Parkway, we like to think that the real fun begins when you take it back to your reception venue in Kansas City. While you may have stressed about other parts of the day, your wedding reception should be nothing but a blast — and with our event space, the Scarlet Room, we’re here to help ensure that nothing gets in the way of the party.

If you’re ready to book your Kansas City reception venue, call us at 816-214-5616, or email us at Here’s what you can expect when you choose the Scarlet Room as the backdrop for one of the most special nights of your life:

Classic Prohibition Speakeasy-Inspired Decor

We modeled our event space, the Scarlet Room to be reminiscent of a speakeasy. Think luxurious red velvet, custom-made wooden bookshelves housing leather-bound volumes, brick walls, and candlelight. Our space feels both exclusive and intimate, and you’d never know the hustle and bustle of the Country Club Plaza is just above your heads.

Because we’ve curated the Scarlet Room to be such a gorgeous Kansas City wedding reception venue, you don’t have to do any of the decorating on your own, although you are certainly more than welcome to do so if you wish. The space can be transformed with the press of a button: Wall-to-wall projector screens can come down and play high-def graphics, the twinkling lights can come up and the room can take on an entirely new feel. We’ll work with you to ensure the room is set up exactly how you want it for your big day.

The Perfect Location for Iconic Wedding Photography

You’re going to want to remember your wedding day forever, and your wedding photos will be something you and your new spouse can look back on for years to come. As any photographer will tell you, a good location is key. Lucky for you, the Scarlet Room is right in the middle of one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Kansas City. Take your wedding party around the iconic Country Club Plaza, and then come back to take some photos with us! The romantic lighting will be exactly what your wedding photographer needs to capture those intimate, just-married moments.

An All-Inclusive Wedding Venue

You’re welcome to use the Scarlet Room specifically as a reception hall in Kansas City, but don’t forget that you can have your wedding here, too! We can work with you to determine the perfect layout for both events and help to ensure seamless transition from ceremony to party.

An Intimate, Cozy Experience

The Scarlet Room can comfortably fit up to 80 guests, which makes us perfect for a small reception venue in Kansas City. If you’ve chosen to get married amongst your closest friends and family and wish to keep your ceremony small and intimate with a private dining wedding reception to follow, this is the perfect place.

Thinking more along the lines of full-on banquet halls? Wedding receptions of more than 80 guests might want to move the party upstairs. You can reserve our entire restaurant and accommodate up to 175 people, so you can truly turn our space into a banquet hall for receptions that’ll make you feel like royalty.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Located underneath Parkway Social Kitchen, the Scarlet Room is ready to offer the same Parkway menu that has so quickly risen to the top of the Kansas City food scene. With upscale twists on classic comfort foods (our pepper jack-stuffed tater tots are a cult favorite), you’ll have a no-nonsense wedding menu that focuses more on the quality of food itself than fancy frivolities. And that’s not to mention our artfully crafted cocktails, which will fuel the evening for hours after mealtime is over.

You are welcome to have your guests order from the full Parkway menu or choose between several of our food and beverage packages. Speak with a Parkway manager for more information on our options for catering your party.

Dance the Night Away

When it isn’t serving as a premier downtown Kansas City reception venue, the Scarlet Room is perhaps best known for curating an energetic and immersive club experience to the public. If you’d like for us to connect or book one of our favorite music acts or DJs for you, we’re more than happy to do so. If you have a musician or DJ of your own you’d like to bring in for the evening, you are more than welcome to do that as well. And if you want to take a DIY approach and hook up a playlist to our speaker system, that’s perfectly fine with us, too. Let us know what you envision for your evening, and we’ll help you to make it a reality.

Interested in learning more about our favorite wedding reception venue in Kansas City? Call us at 816-214-5616, or email us at