The History of acquaint gathering


My name is Laurie Hatfield and I am the owner and operator of Acquaint Gathering. It has always been my dream to plan parties and social events. When I was offered the chance to purchase this historic building, I jumped at the chance. Since becoming the owner, I have one goal and that is making your party come to life. Once you stop by and take a tour you will understand how I came to love this quaint vintage venue. With its classic design and vintage touch its the perfect combination to make any style shine. We can accommodate parties of 150 in the chapel area with outside grounds for events up to 200. The intimate chapel setting makes it the perfect place for showers and events of all sizes

There is a rich history behind the origins of Acquaint Gathering. Built in 1889, the chapel was purchased by Mary Kirby Wright and her husband, J.B. Keshlear for $135 dollars. Since then, Acquaint Gathering has stood as one of the oldest buildings in Grain Valley.

The design remains true to the look of rural churches of the late 1800's. The mahogany ceiling, walls and windows with curved, pointed tops pointing to heaven, remain a part of the sanctuary today. Leaving the history intact, we have lovingly designed a perfect wedding and event venue to make your special day AMAZING!