We would like to thank you for making our wedding a success! Everyone loved the Stanley and we had many positive comments about the venue. Again, we cannot thank you enough for letting us celebrate our wedding at the Stanley. We will definitely be recommending the Stanley to everyone we know!

Tanner & Hilary Korf

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this to you and not even sure where to begin! 9-28-13 was the BEST day of me and my husband’s life. Because of you and your staff, The Aspen Room, and The Stanley it was the wedding beyond our wildest dreams! Even though we didn’t hire a personal wedding planner we felt as though you guys were it. You helped with everything and when the big day came not a single thing was stressful due to you and your staff! Being able to sit back and enjoy our wedding day because everything was taken care of by you guys meant the world. I can’t tell you how many compliments we have gotten on your venue and how many times we have heard it’s been the best wedding they have been too. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to let you know how much we LOVED are whole wedding experience with The Aspen Room at The Stanley! Looking back we wouldn’t have changed one thing and we feel so lucky to have had such a beautiful wedding! Thanks for making our wedding day so beyond perfect 🙂

Annie and Bret Steil

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for an absolutely wonderful wedding reception. Working with the both of you was such a pleasure, and there are no words to describe how absolutely gorgeous the Aspen room looked that night. I had so many friends and family come up to me and comment on the beauty of your event space, and your staff was extremely professional and helped to make our special night one to remember forever!

I will, of course, recommend your event space to any of my friends and family who are planning a special event in the future. Thank you for your time, patience and kindness in helping me plan my dream wedding reception!

Mrs. Sarah Harding

In February I started planning my August wedding in the Kansas City area. My family lives in Wichita and I live in North Carolina so we figured planning from a distance would be quite the challenge but easiest for our guests. I found the Stanley Historic Space on the Knot and loved the look of the Stanley. I wanted a venue that would hold both the ceremony and reception. The space is so beautiful it doesn’t really need any extra decorations. Working with Cindy was amazing; she has so many ideas if you need some help but is willing to do whatever is needed to make your wedding dreams/ideas possible. She had answers to whatever we needed and was patient with our schedules and distance. The day of the wedding was perfect, everything went so smoothly. So happy with our experience, staff was kind, professional, efficient. Space is beautiful and elegant. Location is great, the downtown area is quaint, passerbys are quick to congratulate you, parking was not an issue, traffic stops for photography and pretty much anything wedding related. So happy with our experience.
– Kelsey and Nelson

My husband and I were the first couple to have their wedding reception in the Aspen Room and we couldn’t have been more pleased! Cindy King and her team were amazing at making sure everything was in place and stayed in place! We got several compliments from our guest on how well organized it was and how beautiful everything was.

Melissa Dew

We chose the The Aspen Room as our reception site almost immediately after meeting with Cindy King, the owner. Cindy, her family, and the staff do an amazing job working with clients to alleviate the stress and coordinate with vendors and provide a lot of help with decoration ideas and overall event planning. The (new) Aspen Room was incredible. They really outdid themselves with this building, and Lee’s Summit is lucky to have such an amazing event space right downtown. From the beautiful hardwood floors to the chandeliers, everything is stylish, new and awesome… We did a lot of research before booking our reception, and this venue hands-down is the best venue in the KC area. Thank you guys so much for making our wedding day such an amazing and special day.

Travis & Cassie

Dear Jennifer,

More extensive and formal thanks are to come but I have to drop a little line to get started! All I can say is, wow! That word keeps repeating in my head! Our wedding and reception could NOT have been more perfect and that is due in LARGE part to you and the entire Stanley crew. You helped a couple’s dream come true last Friday and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You deserve better than an email but I couldn’t wait to say something to you!


Hey Jennifer,

I just wanted to thank you for making my wedding day run so smoothly. The venue looked great. All your decorations were so beautiful. I received a lot of compliments that night on how nice everything was and how smooth the transition from up to downstairs went. I have been recommending your venue to anyone that asks about the wedding. I really appreciate all your great service.


Kindest Regards,



We would like to thank you for making our wedding a success! Everyone loved the Stanley and we had many positive comments about the venue.  Again, we cannot thank you enough for letting us celebrate our wedding at the Stanley. We will definitely be recommending the Stanley to everyone we know!




Tanner & Hilary Korf

Cindy at the Stanley could not have been more helpful. She sat down with my mother and I several times before the wedding to go over all of the details. The night of the wedding my vendor did not bring water or tea with dinner. I didn’t even know about this until after the fact. Cindy took care of everything! She went out of her way to make sure that my night was perfect. Not only is the customer service amazing but the space itself is beautiful. It’s very elegant, yet affordable. My guests couldn’t stop talking about how great it was. I would recommend the Stanley 100%.

I cannot say enough great things about The Stanley and co-owner Cindy. I had my reception there and I was blown away to say the least!!! Even before the event Cindy was awesome!! She met with me several different times to go over all the details and she was very easy to reach. She goes above and beyond for her clients. About the space, gorgeous!! So much you can do with it and comes with so many extras. Would recommend this space to any bride. I have zero regrets and hope to have another event there again soon.

The Stanley is an amazing venue!

Cindy and Bryan were such great people to work with during the entire wedding process. From the minute I stepped into the Stanley for the first time I knew it would be the place I got married. The beauty of the venue and the welcoming spirit Cindy has were the deciding factors. Cindy was on top of everything and made sure every thing I wanted was made possible and perfect! She made sure the look/venue was perfect, that everyone got where they needed to be when they needed to be there, and she even made sure I had plenty of water throughout the day! (Which I probably would have forgot if it wasn’t for her!!)
It’s the small things they did that meant the most!
My husband wanted a beer they don’t normally provide but Bryan made it happen which made Drew super happy!

Thank you both so much! You both were a major part in our day being the perfect day it was!

Thank You Thank You Thank You is all there is to say!

I could not possible say enough about Cindy at The Stanley.  From Day One of planning she was answering my questions and calming my nerves (she’s very good at both of those things).  We met with her at least three to four times with different groups of family and answered lots of questions by e-mails (I was an out of town bride).  They were amazing to work with over the course of our planning.

I gave Cindy the general idea for the wedding reception (understated elegance), but she really put it all together and had so many great ideas.  She paid attention to all the little details.  She left nothing unnoticed.  She constantly addressed questions and took care of anything that came up.  Leading up to the reception and the day of, she did a fantastic job coordinating with all the vendors.

The day of the wedding reception, I walked in and was blown away.  It was beyond words and I was literally in tears over how beautiful everything was and how every detail had been taken care of.  Every candle, flower, and decoration was in place.  They had even surprised me by figuring out how to hang the lanterns that I wanted from the ceiling (thanks Brian)!  The whole evening was breathtaking! 

Cindy, thank you so much for making our wedding day an event to remember.

To Jennifer and your wonderful helpers:
I felt the need to publicly thank you for all your help in making this wedding such a wonderful experience. We received so many compliments on your beautiful space. Everyone you had helping were so accommodating and eager to make it a great night and an unforgettable moment for both families and friends. Thank you!
The Rioux’s


Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance with our wedding on Sunday. It was exactly how we envisioned it and went perfectly. We received many compliments on your excellent venue and hope to be able to host a party again at the Stanley.

Megan Chambers

I recently hosted a bridal shower at the Stanley Historic Event space and was blown away by the attention to detail, owner involvement and value received. As a corporate planner by profession I am a tough one to please, but this place is run by a top notch team and I ended up having the easiest day ever. Jennifer was great to work with during the planning stages, always offering a seasoned and valued opinion that made our use of the space a little more elegant than I originally imagined. They were very helpful onsite, even offering to help me unload the car with my mountains of stuff. And the bride was completely blown away by the elegance, the layout and just the whole ambiance of the venue. I have, and will continue to, recommend(ed) this space to anyone who asks!

Daniel and I today are celebrating one month of being happily married. On June 5th of 2011 we were so very blessed to have a team of such amazing people ( Cindy and Brian King) putting our ceremony and reception together st The Stanley from beginning to the end.
I don’t even know where to begin to express all the help that Cindy was in the planning process. She has such an eye for decorating with incredible class and elegant style ( we used all of our decorations from their store Something Borrowed ) and so very good at being flexible to change something up…even at the last minute if needed.
There was never a moment of delay when it came to hearing back from or connecting with the The team at the Stanley by phone, email or text message. The promptness was exceptional. The attention to detail was refreshing in a way because I saw that The Stanley was genuinely excited with us for our upcoming wedding, there fore our details became their details and to them there was never a moment to lose in making it happen.
Never once did I question wether or not we were dealing with a professional business, but at the same time I was so comforted to know that The Stanley was so greatly invested in our wedding that I felt like if Cindy and Brian King were not already hosting our wedding with their venue, then I would have wanted to send them an invitation to be our guests!!
I would recommend The Stanley to anyone who is planning an event that is indoors. You will not regret it! Thank you again to Brian and Cindy King for all of your hard work and heart that you put into our special day. Much love, Daniel and Janae’Nelson.
Ps. I know that you may think at first that I was told to give five stars in every department, but no, I was not and The Stanley deserves every star and more.

Please accept my deepest thanks for making our shower so special.  With such a beautiful space, we really didn’t have to do too much but sit back and accept praise!  Thanks for all of your help – from the suggestions for arrangements, table decorations, and music to being right at our fingertips for anything else we needed.  Every single person complimented our choice of The Stanley – they even liked the bathroom!  Wish I had more friends to host parties for!

P.A. Zaner

Hi Cindy,

I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with The Stanley’s “performance” for our bridal shower.

On a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the highest, The Stanley was a 10!

So many things were appreciated:

*         The room temperature … for such a hot & humid day, & even with the shower being held on the 2nd floor, we were most comfortable;

*         The sound system … your playlist was so fitted to our occasion & so welcome when I didn’t think we were going to have music after a “certain someone” didn’t uphold his promise to provide a playlist for us;

*         Added touches … the bride & groom figurines, the use of your vases, the delivery of the vases to Village Gardens, & the fun bling added to the tables; and,

*         Expert advice … thank you so much for your guidance offered but never pushed from beginning to end.

Cindy, I wanted to tell you something you did that really got me off to a great start right in the parking lot.  You may not remember this, you saw me right after I had parked my car and as I was walking in you said, “You look beautiful!”  Wow, every “hostess” should hear that from someone prior to their event.

I don’t remember how much I paid to rent The Stanley for Brittany’s bridal shower but whatever it was I feel like I really, really, got my money’s worth!

Thanks again, Cindy, & we wish the wonderful Stanley Historic Event Space many, many bookings in the years to come.

P.S.  Thanks to Bryan, too!


Just wanted to thank you again Jennifer for a memorable evening.  Everyone loved your event location!  So glad we found you and booked with you!
Again, loved, loved, loved what you provided for my family and friends.

I would highly recommend The Stanley to everyone. I never saw two people work harder and trying to do everything the way you want it done. Extremely professional and friendly. A lovely space that has been restored beautifully. The entire space is spotlessly clean. They are totally committed to your event. Best business people I have ever dealt with. Our daughter’s wedding and reception were perfect and our guests had wonderful things to say about Cindy and Bryan.

Tom and Dixie Kalwei

The Stanley is an amazingly beautiful space that is run by a remarkable team! It’s nearly impossible to find an event space that is designed with such impeccable taste- the decor is absolute perfection. I can think of no other venue in the KC Metro that combines elements like exposed brick, gorgeous hardwood floors, and tops it off with amazing lighting and chandeliers! It’s elegant and refined with a truly vintage vibe (and modern amenities!)… book them, you won’t be sorry!

Wow this place is wonderful. From the most beautiful building in downtown Lee’s Summit to the warmest people who run it. Cindy and Jennifer have not missed a beat when it came to renovating the space. Beautiful hard wood floors, tin ceilings and so much more. Their eye to details starts from the moment you walk up to the space and see the beautiful wreath and door. One floor has a more traditional taste then you walk upstairs to get more of a modern feel, so you get the best of both worlds. I’ve know Cindy for for years and the warmth of her personality and generosity to others is why she is so successful. Also you have Jennifer with her many years of experience in wedding planning. Together they make a great asset to your wedding. I know any couple looking at The Stanley would be in good hands with Jennifer and Cindy. I cannot say enough about the venue and the owners.

What a GREAT 40th birthday celebration I had! Thanks to everyone that came! It was great seeing friends that I haven’t seen for years, but I loved seeing everyone! Those they couldn’t make it ,I missed you! If there is anyone looking to have a a party, wedding, or anything you need to check out The Stanley Historic Event Space in downtown Lees Summit. Bryan and Cindy King are the owners and are simply the BEST! THANK YOU BRYAN AND CINDY FOR EVERYTHING! You have the MOST AWESOME VENUE!

The Stanley exceeded all of our expectations. From the beauty and functionality of the space to the fantastic service, our experience was first class all the way. We were so impressed that we have already booked our company holiday event for 2011.

Lisa Bolding
Sign Language Specialist

Dear Bryan, Cindy and Jennifer,

On behalf of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, thank you for participating in this years downtown Loft Tour.  We heard so much excitement and positive comments about your space from the guests!  We appreciate you being so welcoming and showcasing what people can do if they choose to invest in downtown Lee’s Summit.  Thanks so much!

Sarah Shore

Dear Cindy and Bryan,

Just wanted to thank you so much for making Amy and Weston’s reception absolutely perfect!  Your acute attention to all the details of the Stanley offered the perfect sense of class and elegance to our pirate fun!  We will remember everything fondly for years to come!  Thank you again!


Jeri Peery

The Stanley was the perfect place to host my Mother’s 90th Birthday party.  The owners were very accommodating and helped make our event successful.  The Stanley is a beautiful, easy accessible, and just the perfect size to have an event.  Without any hesitation, I would book my next party at this location.

I highly recommend The Stanley for any event you may have coming up.  I thoroughly enjoyed having my husband’s 50th birthday party there.  It was a perfect place for family and friends to gather on his big day.  Cindy was so helpful to me and could guide me easily through the in’s and out’s of our big day.

We all had such a wonderful time, and we got so many compliments on the beautiful facility.  Thanks so much for all of your help that night.  And another thanks for throwing in the champagne that evening.  You all have been so generous with us!
Thanks again.  We will definitely highly recommend your place to anyone we know looking for a party venue.

The Stanley Event Space far exceeded our expectations for my daughter’s Bridal Shower.  We use the space on the top floor with the beautiful wood floors, brick walls, and gorgeous chandeliers.  Having an event coordinator on site was very helpful.  We would highly recommend the Stanley for any event you may be needing space for.  This is the perfect place!

Finally got a chance to visit The Stanley event space in Lee’s Summit today. It is gorgeous, people!!! Seriously…if you’re looking for a super classy place for any event, you need to check this place out! Had fun with co-owner Cindy King, and hope I have a reason to rent the space someday soon!!!

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