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Sharing wedding and event planning tips and featuring special occasions celebrated at The Brownstone.

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The Brownstone is on the RISE!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi   I am a lifelong student, it is in my DNA. Ever since I can remember, I have yearned for the opportunity to learn anything and everything I could from sports technique s to financial calculations. […]

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Party like it’s 1996!

As we walked in to the Complete Weddings + Events headquarters in Omaha we were met with Ring Pops, cassette tapes and the “real” Zack Morris complete with blonde wig and brick phone. The 90s throwback party set the mood for the 2019 Summit which invited comradery between fellow industry experts along with a lot […]

All About That Tent

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The Brownstone is a perfect location to realize your indoor and outdoor dream wedding reality. Many brides visualize their guests flowing from the beautiful backyard with a cornfield backdrop into the elegant 1927 barn with huge chandeliers and crystal hanging from the walls. If your dream day includes a tent at The Brownstone, here are […]

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BYOB Tips & Tricks

The custom koozies and engraved champagne flutes are on their way! Your checklist is almost complete, the last thing to decide is what alcohol to buy…and how much. How can you prevent a beer run during the most important night of your life but also without spending a fortune? Here are a few tips and […]

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Brownstone Reception Seating

If you are having an intimate reception or inviting your whole town filled with loved ones, the reception seating layout helps a bride and groom visualize their big day! At The Brownstone, we are thankful for our historic 2,400 square foot barn that provides a rustic elegant space for our wonderful couples to celebrate. Family […]

Cheers to 2018!

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Just a few weeks ago, the Brownstone was a buzz of laughter, music and games as we held our first annual New Year’s Eve Party. We rang in the new year with phenomenal music from the Serrano Peppers,delicious food by Southern Accents catering, amazing photos by TopCity Photobooth and one of a kind decor by our […]

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Wedding MBA 2017 – “Love is Love”

“Love is Love” – David Tutera   It has been a whirlwind of a week for Connie, The Brownstone owner, and myself. We arrived on Monday morning in Las Vegas, just hours after the horrific attack on the city, to attend the national Wedding MBA conference. This conference is filled with industry experts sharing their […]

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Say ‘yes’ to less stress: Why it pays to consider a nontraditional day for your once-in-a-lifetime event

Saturdays. Depending on the season, you may think of football or fun in the sun. At The Brownstone, Topeka’s premier event venue, our Saturdays are usually focused on one thing: weddings. And why not? Saturdays are beautiful, tried-and-true days for uniting two lovebirds. But as you begin planning your dream wedding day, a little-used day […]

5 reasons to host your next business event at the Brownstone

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Help your team shine with a change of scenery by hosting your next business event at The Brownstone! We offer a state-of-the-art business center featuring a glass conference room with multiple business amenities you can book for your next business retreat, luncheon, training or event. The Brownstone has it all from technology including large monitors […]

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How to plan an adventurous honeymoon on a budget

A honeymoon is a thrilling time for a couple, but it can also mean scrambling and budgeting in order to ensure the best deals possible to save money. Planning a honeymoon doesn’t have to be stressful, and it is possible to plan a budget-friendly honeymoon while also planning a wedding. Here we have included some […]