Meagan - 7/28/16
Kansas Farm Bureau hosted a cooking competition and fundraiser at Cider Gallery. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beautiful venue space. Jennifer did a great job helping us think through all the details. It went off without a hitch!
Supriya - 7/25/16
We had an INCREDIBLE spring wedding reception the Cider Gallery, and Jennifer was so wonderful to work with! The decor, lighting, and ambiance was just perfect. The dance floor was fantastic - located directly next to the open "garage door" allowing the cool night air to flow in as we grooved!!!
The only factor that I wish we had planned a bit better was the placement of speeches. I'd recommend having your speeches during the cocktail hour on the outside patio. All guests will be able to see the speaker more easily there. I LOVE this space (and the neat art exhibitions - the one that happened to be up for our wedding was so colorful and went beautifully with our centerpieces!), highly recommend it, and would definitely use it again for future events!!! Thank you, Jennifer and team!!!
Matthew - 7/5/16
The Cider Gallery is a beautiful space and we were thrilled to have had our wedding there. Our ceremony was outside in the courtyard and everything went off without a hitch. The staff handled everything like pros and our guests had nothing but great things to say.
Jennifer, as I must point out, was OUTSTANDING. Leading up to the event she helped out with all of our questions and put us at ease. During the event she was a total boss. She even made sure us grooms never had an empty drink. Customer service at its finest.
Jake and Margo - 6/25/16
Thank you for all your help leading up to and on our wedding day. Your help made everything smooth and organized. The place and art looked beautiful, and we got tons of compliments on the gallery! I don't think we or our guests could have had more fun. We especially appreciated you making sure the two of us were taken care of amongst the craziness.
Erin and Daniel - 5/29/16
Thank you for being so wonderful to work with and helping make our wedding day perfect. The Cider Gallery was as beautiful as we had hoped.
Carol - 4/10/16
We hosted a school event at Cider Gallery and loved it! Jennifer and her team are great to work with and they were able to accommodate our multiple audio-visual needs. (powerpoint, videos, music) Feedback has been excellent from our guests. What a great way to feature art in such a beautiful setting! Our choir also sang dispersed around the room and it was exceptional with the acoustics of the room. I fully recommend The Cider Gallery - you can trust them to be professional, flexible, and helpful to make your event go smoothly.
Jadrian - 4/6/16
Our a Cappella group loved singing here. So accomodating.
Stephens Real Estate Holiday Party - 12/11/15
We had a great time at Cider Friday night. The party was a success and lots of people have told me how much they liked the venue. I especially appreciated the great service. You made everything simple and worry-free for us. Thank you!
Kevin and Emily - 11/7/15
Emily and I wanted to say thanks again for all of your help with the reception and prep. Our guests had nothing but positive things to say about the venue, and the indoor/ outdoor aspect of it was a huge hit. The whole day was perfect for us, and we appreciated your flexibility in handling things when we ran out of the alcohol we had ordered in advance. Not many people seemed to notice, and your team resolved everything without Emily or I having to shift our focus from the fun of the night. So big thanks for that.
Rachelle - 9/26/15
The Cider Gallery is a gorgeous space, both indoors and outside, for weddings. I was looking for a venue that could accommodate both the ceremony and the reception, rain or shine, and Cider Gallery was the perfect choice. We held our ceremony on the lawn outside and reception indoors. Jennifer is AMAZING to work with here! She helped me find specialty sparkling rose for our champagne and popcorn cocktail hour on the lawn, and she made excellent suggestions for how we could set up the room inside and do the decor we wanted. We hung ferns from the ceiling along with big bulb lights strung across the center dance floor to bring a warm, woodsy feel to the space. Cider Gallery doesn't come with many built-in extras - you have to provide your own chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, etc, but if you don't mind pulling together several vendors to make your wedding happen, then you really can't find a more beautiful indoor setting than this. Our family and friends raved about how magical and warm the space felt. Don't be nervous about whether you'll like the artwork -- they always choose beautiful art and Jennifer was willing to work with us to take down pieces that might conflict with the dessert table, for example. I wish I could include photos to show how gorgeous it turned out. We were able to put together an affordable bar package and Jennifer made it easy to do something custom so we could provide the things we wanted and not the things we didn't. If you are looking for a beautiful space with warmth and character, you must check out Cider Gallery. I will forever have the fondest memories of how pretty my wedding day was here! Thank you Cider Gallery Team!
Amy - 11/28/13
This was the perfect place to make our wedding day so special. Wonderful to work with and an absolutely beautiful venue! I would recommend them to anyone looking for an event space in Lawrence. AJ and the Cider Gallery were great to work with, flexible on scheduling bringing all our different vendors in and worked so hard to give us a perfect reception. Bartenders and staff were extremely attentive to our guests and everything went off without a hitch.
Al - 11/15/13
Our wedding and reception at Cider Gallery could not have been nicer. The wedding ceremony was in the north half of the space with seating for about 125. Probably could have held another 15 or so. After the wedding ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the south half of the building while the tables were set up for a buffet dinner. Lighting was adjusted to suit the need for our various activities - wedding, dinner, dancing. Although not connected to the Gallery, we highly recommend Culinaria. Fabulous food and cocktails. AJ and his crew were very accommodating, requesting feedback throughout the evening to make sure he was meeting our expectations. At the end of the evening, the bride commented "I wouldn't change a thing." Great job, AJ. Thanks so much for a memorable evening.
Lauren - 11/15/13
The Cider Gallery was the perfect space for our wedding! We were able to have our both our ceremony and reception at the gallery, with the ceremony taking place outside in the courtyard. The rustic/modern character of the building fit our style perfectly, and the art was so wonderful there was no need for extra decorations. We booked the venue before they began renovations, so there were definitely bumps along the way, but once the event manager was in place everything ran smoothly. Adam is very friendly and great to work with! Our guests would never guess that we were the first wedding ceremony there, and there had only been a handful of receptions before us.
Caryn - 10/10/13
Adam was absolutely the perfect manager: Polite and punctual yet relaxed and funny. He worked extremely hard and constantly to accomplish our every request and stayed to help load at the end of the day which was totally above and beyond. A couple of things are needed: (1)a sign on the building or somewhere identifying your wonderful venue and (2) access to the ramp for special needs guests from Pennsylvania Street. I am certain this is in process but just not completed yet. A third little thing that I do not know how you would control- residents of the lofts were on the third floor landing talking so loudly that it was distracting enough that a couple of guests considered going to the stairs to ask them to be more respectful during the ceremony. Overall, an A+, for Adam et al.
Laurie - 10/8/13
I can't say enough wonderful things about Adam Johnson and the Cider Gallery. I will start with the venue. The venue and art work are so beautiful they are a natural back drop for pictures. Since it is so amazing all you need are table decorations. I would not change one thing about the venue!!!! I believe it is one of the best if not THE best venues in town. There are no hidden costs and the one amount you pay covers so much. Now for the venue coordinator Adam Johnson. You will not find a more hard working, helpful, fun and easy person to work with. I can't say enough about him. He caters to you and does everything he can to make your wedding go off seamlessly. There is no way he gets paid what he is worth. He was there from the very beginning on our wedding day until the very end!!! My wedding day was perfect and Adam is a big part of that!!
Katherine - 9/19/15
"The Cider Gallery was the perfect mix of elegant and casual and I can't imagine having had our big day anywhere else! We got married in the courtyard and had our reception inside. We received several compliments on the venue and the space is so beautiful it really takes the pressure off as far as decorating and ambience. Jennifer and her team were extremely accommodating, professional, and flexible every step of the way from the seating chart to the bar menu. I couldn't recommend it enough and it was one of the easiest and best decisions we made when planning our wedding."