Acquaint Gathering, your Simply Vintage Venue, welcomes thousands each year to experience dream weddings, amazing anniversaries, beautiful bridal and baby showers, enjoyable end-of-life celebrations, and everything in between.
Built in 1889 and now one of the oldest buildings in Grain Valley, this beautifully restored chapel is Eastern Jackson County’s best kept secret. The rich history of this historic chapel is just the beginning, being first purchased by Mary Kirby Wright and her husband, J.B. Keshlear for just $135! Laurie Hatfield joyfully jumped at the chance to own and operate this gorgeous venue where she fulfills her lifelong dream of helping create memorable moments. She is both “wedding planner extraordinaire” and “little girl at heart!”
You will immediately sense her passion for helping people just like you plan the events of their dreams. Discover our 50-foot mahogany ceiling with stunning 5-foot chandelier and string lighting. Original stained-glass arch windows with curved peaks point toward heaven offering the perfect filtered light for your event. If you prefer the great outdoors, just step into our backyard oasis where you are sure to fall in love with wisteria and fairy-light covered pergola and antique window backdrop. Care was taken to maintain the look of this rural 1800’s church while lovingly accentuating it with the modern features and amenities you seek to make your day truly amazing! The pictures you will capture under the pergola, in front of the Red ’57 Dodge Truck and around our gardens will be memories you will cherish for a lifetime.
Large bridal and groom’s suites with private bathroom are yours for the day! Prep kitchen, open licensed catering policy and bartending service. Each step of the way, Laurie finds simple ways to add to the luxury of your day. We comfortably host indoor events up to 125 guests, and that grows to 200 with our outdoor grounds. Schedule your personal tour today to meet Laurie and discover all that Acquaint Gathering has to offer. You need only to meet Laurie and explore this glorious space to experience her singular goal… making your dream event come to life, without breaking the bank!
• Day-Of-Event Coordinator
• Pick-Your-Own Licensed Catering With Bartending Provided
• Tables, Linens, Chairs, And, Foundation, Centerpieces
• Complete Setup & Cleanup
• Tables, Linens, and Chair Setup
• Additional time is $50 per hour
• Centerpieces and special setup are additional charge
• Please call us directly to discuss catering services.
For weddings, you may choose your own catering company; however, they must be full service, licensed and insured. Full staffing for catering includes food set up/tear down, staff during entire food service, food clean up, trash and kitchen clean up. All catering information must be submitted asap so we can confirm services. If catering is not full service you will be charged a $300 service & clean up fee (plus 18% tip) due 21 days before the wedding date with final payment. Kitchen is for prep only and has fridge/freezer for use. Venue does not provide cutlery, plates, serving utensils or cups for event. Any items used by Client will be deducted from your deposit. Deposit will be kept if there is insufficient catering staff on the day of event.
Alcohol & Deposits
we have several packages available
Rental Deposit for Weddings All deposits/monies collected are NON REFUNDABLE. A deposit of 1/3 is due upon signing agreement. Payments are due 90 days prior to wedding date and Final payment due 21 days prior to wedding date. Any tips, damage deposit and server fees are due day at that time Damage/Clean up Deposit - A $400 deposit is due 21 days prior to Event