Frequently Asked Questions
May I hold my ceremony and reception at 1890?
Absolutely! Many of our brides and grooms use the gorgeous pergola outside to say “I do” and hold the reception in our beautiful hall, lighted with 12 chandeliers. Depending on the season and guest count, we have other options as well.
How many guests can 1890 accommodate?
The 1890 hall can seat up to 300 guests comfortably for dinner and dancing. The Fields can seat up to 150. The house can seat a maximum of 50 guests.
Do you have events all year round at 1890?
Yes! Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer we are busy planning both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, wedding receptions, holiday parties, baby showers - you name it!
How do I book 1890?
At the time of the contract signing, $2,000 security deposit is due. The remaining amount in addition to a $500 refundable damage deposit is due 120 days prior to the event. Your deposit will be returned within 2 weeks after the event following inspection of the areas used.
What is the timing for an event?
Weddings include 12 hours of total rental time approximately 6 hours of set-up for vendors and wedding party to get ready, 6 hours of actual event time, and 1 hour for vendor breakdown. The latest an event may run is 11pm at 1890 and 10pm at The Fields on weekends. Additional hours are available at a fee.
What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
If it rains, we will help you transform the hall into a beautiful ceremony area. Floral arrangements and decor can be brought into the hall to create the perfect space to say “I do”. After the ceremony, we will quickly transform the space into your reception area. If you would still like to hold your ceremony outside, we do have umbrellas that our staff can hand out to your guests.
How many events do you hold in a day?
One special wedding each at 1890 and The Fields at 1890!
Do you have any preferred caterers?
We have a wonderful relationship with those listed on our VENDORS page. We love it when our brides and grooms choose from one of our partners, but we are open to other catering vendors as well!
What are my bar options?
1890 and The Fields both have exclusive in-house bar service. Other bar services are prohibited at 1890 and The Fields.
Is there parking available for my guests?
Yes, there is free parking directly in front of 1890 and The Fields.
Is the 1890 handicapped accessible?
Our outdoor ceremony site, reception hall and it’s restrooms are handicapped accessible.
Is there a place for an After Party?
All music must be off by 11pm due to the city's noise ordinance...but no worries! Eighteen Ninety is short distance from Weston, Briarcliff, and Downtown Kansas City, so you can keep the party going all night if you wish!
Do you have any additional fees?
1890 gives you the option to add an overnight stay for up to 10 guests in the Victorian house, as well as a drape and love seat rental package, and extra hours. Sales tax is 7.1% and credit and debit card fees may apply.
What are the measurements for the Pergola & Isle?
Bottom of Column to very top: 10 ft. 2 in. (height)
Widest part of the pergola: 14ft. 5in. (width)
Column to column: 13 ft. (width)
Columns: 10ft (height)
60ft brick pathway