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KU Memorial Union Catering Rental and Venues

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KU Memorial Union Rental

The staff and I at The University of Kansas would like to thank you for your inquiry into the use of our facilities for your event. The University of Kansas Memorial Union has an incredible reputation in this industry for a high level of service, facilities, amenities and food and beverage offerings.

Craig Sole Designs
Craig Sole Designs Webpage
913-649-9299

Leann Johnson
Hy-Vee
785-550-8138

Bittersweet Floral and Design
785-843-5954

Marquee Event Retails
(Tents, Chairs, Tables)
Marquee Event Retail Webpage

Ultrapom
(Chairs, Tables, Chargers)
Ultrapom Webpage

Showme
(lights and sound, video, graphics)
Showme Webpage
info@showmeav.com

BBJ
BBJ Webpage
(Contact the Catering Director for a quote and mood board)

Craig Sole Designs
Craig Sole Designs Webpage
913-649-9299

Leann Johnson
Hy-Vee
785-550-8138

Bittersweet Floral and Design
785-843-5954

Marquee Event Retails
(Tents, Chairs, Tables)
Marquee Event Retail Webpage

Ultrapom
(Chairs, Tables, Chargers)
Ultrapom Webpage

Showme
(lights and sound, video, graphics)
Showme Webpage
info@showmeav.com

BBJ
BBJ Webpage
(Contact the Catering Director for a quote and mood board)


2021 Wedding Trends

Great lighting can make your wedding venue glisten in the moonlight and sizzle at sunset. Therefore, it’s no surprise that one of the top wedding trends of the year is for mood lighting. When the sun sets, the lights come on, be it an indoor or outdoor wedding reception, lights can set the tone and mood for your evening.

Safety will be a top concern for the foreseeable future of events. It will also be a major factor in your audience’s decision as to whether or not they feel comfortable attending your event. This is an event trend, but it needs to be taken very seriously. While nothing can fully mitigate the risk of attending events, there are many steps we can take to prevent spread. It will be up to the event organizers to do their best to provide an environment safe to gather in.

In these eco-conscious times we live in, now more than ever, couples are looking at ways to host responsibly. This means cutting back on unnecessary waste and trying to be as eco-friendly as possible. Wedding venues are being greener and becoming more sustainable, many venues that provide in-house catering will use locally sourced produce, as well as other areas within their business to be more eco friendly.

According to Mindy Weiss, balloon walls are the new flower walls. “Balloons are no longer just for kid’s parties and New Year’s Eve—they make for wonderful, celebratory décor for any event, including weddings,” she explains. These types of decorations “aren’t your old balloon arch from the homecoming dance,” adds Culver, who also claims that other types of immersive displays, like selfie stations, next-level seating charts, and creative food set-ups, will be just as big.

Gone are the days of the traditional wedding ceremony, says Gretchen Culver of Rocket Science Events.

“The ceremony set-up has stayed mostly unchanged, until now. I am seeing a lot more couples embrace nontraditional ceremony arrangements,” she adds.

“Couples are way more open to ideas like doing the ceremony in the round or a long, winding aisle. Switching up the set-up is just another way they can create a personalized experience.”

Cutting back on guests doesn’t mean you have to cut back on extravagance. If anything, it’s quite the opposite. So, it’s no surprise that one of the latest wedding trends right now is for oversize decor and giant statements. Imagine heralding guests in to the reception with smoke flares and fireworks. Think huge balloons and oversize centerpieces that take your breath away when you walk into a room.

Provided by Martha Stewart Weddings and Wedding Inspire