EVENT FAQS

Can I really get married for FREE? 
You really can. Chairs are an additional fee, and we do require a $250 deposit to hold your date, but if you'd like to come and stand and get married you can do it for FREE. Check out our packages for time slot details. We encourage all of our Brim couples to consider "paying it forward" by covering the cost of their wedding in order to ensure that those who cannot afford it are still able to enjoy a beautiful wedding. Additionally, you can choose to purchase an anniversary brick with your names and wedding date on it. You'll indicate your preferences when signing your contract, and if you choose to refund your deposit after your wedding, we'll give it all back- no strings attached.

Where can I host my wedding ceremony and/or reception?

Our wedding chapel is now complete! Ceremony and cake and toast bookings include use of the chapel and outdoor ceremony space. You can host your wedding reception on our property by booking a reception package- which will include the cost of extra hours on the grounds, tables, chairs, and optional add-ons as needed. We also offer day of coordination services. If you are interested, check out our packages.

Can we rent tables and chairs for our ceremony only booking?

You sure can! Chairs start at $2.50 each and tables are $10 each. This includes set up and tear down for your wedding or event. Chairs are already included in reception packages, and tables are included in full reception bookings. We try to be as competitive as we can with these prices so it makes things easier for you!

What are the details on hosting my reception at The Brim?

Great question! Basically all of the details can be found in the video below.The chapel does not have restrooms, as we plan for those in phase two (coming June 15th, 2023)! For now, we provide one handicapped accessible portable restroom and two regular portable restrooms. We have lights for the inside, and keep them maintained and stocked. We also have hand washing stations. Luxury restroom rentals are available through a third party for 2022 bookings. We do not have a catering kitchen at this time, but we have had numerous companies cater with no issues at all! Our new reception space includes a catering kitchen and so much more- here are all the details! 

What's the difference between a cake and toast and full reception?

A cake and toast reception is a three hour rental where the couple provides drinks on ice for a toast, plus a cake or dessert for guests. It's a mingling reception where guests can move chairs after the ceremony, and couples can do a first dance, cut cake, take photos, and do toasts! Additional catered food is not allowed, unless a full reception is booked. Full receptions are six hour rentals, and guests will all be seated around tables for a full meal. You can also add bartending and a dance floor! 

Where can I get ready?

Most people get ready before they show up for their wedding celebration. We have had a few brides put on their dresses in the tent or chapel. We also have a partnership with a local hotel that includes room block discounts, a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue, complimentary airport shuttle, and a getting ready room!! Our new reception space will have a getting ready room for all full reception bookings beginning June 15th, 2023. 

How do I book my date?

Click on "Schedule a Tour" then "Book Your Wedding", then select the date and time you'd like. Or, just fill out our contact form or email us at info@thebrimkc.com. Once you contact us or fill out the booking info, we'll get in touch with you to officially reserve the date for your event. You'll get all of the details in a contract, which we can complete electronically (or in person if you have questions)! Your deposit and signed contract will officially lock  your date. 

What else do you offer at THE BRIM?

Here at THE BRIM, we offer spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, showers, corporate events, grad parties and more. For details on non-wedding event pricing, click here. We also offer wedding planning and coordination services, along with Veraison- an optional, secular course for maturing your marriage prior to saying "I do". Finally, we also offer and host our own special Brim events. There's lots going on! 

What if there is bad weather?

For all ceremonies with 100 or fewer guests, the chapel will serve as a rain back up option. For larger ceremonies, the tent serves as your rain back up for all full reception bookings. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. However, you will be able to reschedule your reserved time, at no additional charge, for a date occurring in the same calendar year and based upon the availability of the premises at the time of re-scheduling. 

Can I bring my own officiant?

Yes! We don't provide one, but we have some great officiants we can recommend! 

How does bartending work?

If you're having a full reception and are serving alcohol, you're required to use our bar service for liquor liability purposes. (All other vendors are open!) You buy your own alcohol and we serve it! Pricing is $1.25/person per hour, with most using 4 hrs of service. *Starting June 15th, 2023 and beyond, bar pricing will be $650 no matter the guest count for 4 hrs of service. We will also serve your non-alcoholic drinks, so children also count. We handle ice, coolers, clear plastic cups, stir sticks, cocktail napkins, a chalkboard menu, one server per every 75 guests, a shopping calculator, and a fully linened bar. We get your drinks from you ahead of, and box up leftovers at the end of the night to send them home with you. We can serve signature and mixed drinks, you'll just provide all the ingredients!

What's your deposit and cancellation policy?

For reception and PAID ceremony bookings, 50% of your total balance is due at the time of booking. This is a non-refundable deposit to hold your date, and the other 50% of your balance is due 60 days prior to your event.  

For FREE ceremonies only, if you notify The Brim at LEAST thirty (30) days in advance that you need to cancel or change your reserved time, you are eligible for a fifty percent (50%) refund. Any changes less than 30 days before your date will receive NO REFUND, regardless of the reason.  Notification must be in an email and with acknowledged receipt! Rescheduled events may only be rescheduled to a date occurring in the same calendar year.