"We got married at Cider Gallery this May. It was wonderful! We met with and shared many emails with Jen, the event coordinator there. She was extremely helpful and professional the whole time- even when it took me a few days to respond to emails. She helped us develop a rain plan when it looked like it would be raining that eased my stress about the day. Beth managed the Gallery during the actual wedding. She made sure we always had our drinks of choice in hand and even had our caterer make us additional plates of food in case we got hungry later in the evening (I eat slow and it was time to run around and see people!). I had a train malfunction on the dance floor and within seconds (I swear!) Beth gathered the train, got me into the bathroom and fixed it.
Cider Gallery is beautiful and comfortable. We got married on the stage outside. We partied inside. The photos look awesome against the backdrop of the many old warehouses in the area. We had very minimal decorations, since we really didn't need any. Most of my family was from out of town and the gallery was interesting to them on its own to keep them impressed. It was a perfect day."
"Thank you so much for all of your help on June 10th! It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we get to do it again soon!"
"Thanks for all your help Jennifer. Not having to worry about details or venue gave us the time to plan a very special memorial service for (my husband) and the Cider Gallery was the perfect place to break bread together and say goodbye to him one more time."
Nikki & Stef -
"We cannot thank you enough for your attention & kindness. It was an absolute pleasure to work and get to know you. Your attention to detail and your kindness just shaped out day in such a way that we didn’t need to worry or fret all evening. We both truly had the best day of our lives. And that was in large part due to you! Thank you a million times!”
"We have used Cider Gallery for the past 4 years for our company holiday parties and every time has been a great experience. Jennifer and her team do a great job helping things stay organized before and after the event. They are very helpful with any questions that you have and want your event to be the best it can be. I highly recommend Cider Gallery for any event."
"Our wedding at the Cider Gallery was everything we wanted and much much more! Everyone was so accommodating and knew the ins and outs of how to best serve for a wedding. Jennifer was AMAZING and made our day the best!"
"From a wedding planner's perspective : Cider Gallery was wonderful! It has a very laid back chic and unique atmosphere. An art gallery with great architectural details is a hip person's dream for hosting an event! Jennifer and her staff were great, ensuring an overall beautiful event. We definitely recommend this venue to clients!"
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!
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!!!
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 -
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 -
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.
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.
Our a Cappella group loved singing here. So accomodating.
"We used Cider Gallery as the venue for our wedding reception and could not have been more pleased. Jennifer was super easy to work with, and was very attentive and flexible to any of our questions or requests throughout the entire planning process. The venue looks great on its own, let alone decorated for the wedding, and drew very positive feedback from all of our guests. We had an outdoor cocktail hour in the grassy area adjacent to the building, and then moved indoors for dinner and dancing.We underestimated the amount of alcohol need to serve all of our guests, but the Cider Gallery team jumped into action and helped provide additional stock from reserves they had, so none of the guests ever noticed. Everything was simple from the set-up to break down, and we would certainly recommend the Cider Gallery to anyone in Lawrence who was looking for a unique and romantic location to set your wedding apart. Their team was incredible helpful and attentive, the location is easy for guests to get in and out, and the set-up lends itself very well to make your wedding be whatever you want it to be."
Stephens Real Estate Holiday Party -
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 -
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
"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."
Jen and Zach-
We can't thank you enough for helping us make our special day AMAZING! The space was everything we dreamed of. Thank you for helping us pull everything together for our rehearsal dinner last minute, we couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you for hosing our meeting last evening. The Cider Gallery is an absolutely gorgeous venue! I appreciate how you took care of us beyond what you needed to do. That really helped us focus on conversations. I look forward to coming back here many times in the future.
Molly and Vik-
Vik and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your kindness, help and support to make our wedding day such a success! It was everything we had always dreamed of, and there is no way we could have done it without you!
We can't thank you enough for going above and beyond in being our host. You have been so great to work with and we look forward to working with you in the future.
On behalf of Youth Trust Project, I want to express our gratitude to you and your staff. It has been a great experience, start to finish, and we certainly look forward to working with you again!
Maggie and Ben-
Thank you so much for letting us have our wedding at the gallery. It was absolutely prefect in every way! We will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks!
Mark and Lakase-
Thank you all so much for giving Mark and I a day that was absolutely perfect. Everyone was helpful, professional, and so kind - our guests never stopped raving. We truly appreciate the care and kindness we were shown at every interaction.
All of our women and guests had raving reviews about the Cider Gallery. Thank you for your hard work on our event!
The Cider Gallery is a fantastic venue for any event. We hosted our Fall Concert for KU A Capella in the space for the past two years. The event coordinator Jen was incredibly helpful and very nice! Also Jeff, who worked as the event manager, was very helpful throughout! Overall the space is beautiful and is one of the best places to hold an event in Lawrence.
My staff and I really enjoy catering at the Cider Gallery. Loading and unloading is so easy. The prep area is spacious and access to the event spaces is convenient. And then there is Jennifer...so hospitable. Even though the space is cool, she is the real reason you want to have your event there.
Celebrating our 40th Class Reunion at this remarkable venue was enough, but Jennifer made it spectacular!
Superb renovation and repurpose of East Lawrence building! A beautiful venue for an event in a stunning gallery. Upstairs shared work spaces, offices, and conference facilities are top-notch and reflect the inventiveness and character of the City.
We held a watch party as a fundraiser at Cider Gallery. We couldn't have had it at a better place! The staff was very friendly, accommodating, and answered all 10,000 of our questions. The venue seated 150+ people and several vendors very comfortably. Their projector, announcement system, & PC hookup was very easy to use and could be switched at anytime within seconds. The overhead speakers let us hear perfectly wherever people sat, and the stone walls prevented echoing.The gallery itself is beautiful and added a special touch to the event, because of this we did very little decorating. Lots of parking options. Would DEFINITELY hold another event there!