The nuptial experts at Mr. & Mrs. take a serious approach toward matching couples with their ideal wedding planner, using a brief quiz to gauge clients’ preferences and personalities before they even walk through the door. Once seated in one of Mr. & Mrs. consultation suites, couples glean wedding-day wisdom from the team’s experts, including Ashley Hotka, a detail-minded floral designer, and Jen Fyffe, a wedding coordinator who hails from California. Combining a professional touch with a stress-free attitude, each consultant walks pairs through the vendor selection process and helps them to set up meetings and make decisions about everything from the catering menu to the music. Mr. & Mrs. also opens up its brightly colored studio space for DIY workshops, where couples gather to learn wedding day dances or timing tricks to ensure the reception flows smoothly between the best man’s speech and pickle-throwing contests.
The star of Boss Services' fleet of party buses is a Ford mini-bus called The Boss. The aptly named party mobile is tricked out with tinted windows, lighting effects, and a top-of-the-line music system that can blast more than 400,000 songs. The vehicle's spacious cabin can seat 18 people. As riders sip drinks and carouse in the roomy bus, their driver chauffeurs them from bar to bar, stopping at as many hotspots in the Kansas City area as they desire, for a night of letting loose. Boss Services accommodates birthday soirées, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and all-inclusive tailgate sessions that include food and tickets along with round-trip transportation to Royals, Sporting KC, or Chiefs games and parking.
Primarily focused on the ancient arts of papermaking and bookbinding, The Craft Gallery & Studio aims to share these age-old practices with curious local crafters. Inside the bright, newly renovated studio, students get to work during classes as short as a single day or as long as four weeks. Suitable for beginners, courses include a one-day Japanese bookbinding workshop, during which pupils make a hand-bound journal, and a six-week exploration of paper during Paper 101.
With a stay at Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown, you'll be centrally located in Kansas City, steps from Kansas City Convention Center and minutes from Sprint Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and City Market of Kansas City.
Make yourself at home in one of the 385 air-conditioned rooms featuring CD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a 24-hour fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Kansas City? This hotel has 14614 square feet (1315 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Self parking is available onsite.
Mike Elder, a Kansas City native and the three-time undefeated champion of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off, founded KC CakeFest to capitalize on the boom in reality cake shows and to generate proceeds for The Whole Person, a nonprofit program dedicated to helping people with disabilities lead independent lives. Attracting talent ranging from Elder's fellow contestants on Ultimate Cake Off to the batter wranglers on Next Great Baker, KC CakeFest's crowning events are its celebrity cake battles, which pit teams of confection architects against one another for the merriment of onlookers and for the judgment of cake expert Leigh Grode. Other attractions include displays by national cake artists and free demos on topics such as how to resist eating a whole cake, cake dives, and cupcake chucks. Furthering revelry, rockabilly band The Rumblejetts will play a live set during each intermission.