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

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What’s the word with J.Lynn Bridal

We believe in supporting other amazing wedding vendors in our community, so I decided to head to the downtown district of Lawrence, KS to meet with the Owner Jena Dick of J.Lynn Bridal and get the scoop of 2021 trends and life after a global pandemic. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lawrence, J.Lynn […]

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Event Design Services

Have you been looking for some additional guidance on how to turn your wedding vision into a reality? The Brownstone team now offers event design services to help you plan your decor and help decorate on the day of your event. Meet with our team to plan every detail of design for your big day! […]

Decorating Directions

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We are writing you to share some helpful reminders while planning out your decorations for your big day. Please consider your headcount when planning out floor plans. TablesThe Brownstone has the following tables available for the client to utilize.(25) 30”x 96” Long Banquet – Great for guest seating, buffet and head table(25) 60” Rounds – […]

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Vendor Reminder’s

Hey Friends, We have been blessed with an amazing local wedding community. We all have the same goal in mind which is to serve our clients. I have put together a list of helpful reminder’s when communicating with your vendors. Vendors such as caterers, florists, musicians, DJs, photo booth companies, photographers and videographers should perform […]

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Alcohol Packages

Hey Friends, We offer four different alcohol packages ranging from Premium Packages to Cash Bar to fit all budgets. The per person price includes unlimited alcohol for a 5 hour service for everyone over the age of 21 for the package of your choice (Beer/Wine/Soda, 2 Signature Cocktails/Beer/Wine/Soda or Premium Alcohol.) The per person packages […]

All about The Brownstone Catering Kitchen

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Hey Friends, Today we want to share more information on what is included in our catering kitchen. The Brownstone, LLC provides a catering kitchen included in the Event rental fee. The kitchen includes: ●        Warming Oven ●        3 Compartment Sink ●        Freezer ●        Refrigerator ●        Ice Machine ●        Microwave Oven ●        Hot Plate No cooking shall be conducted in the kitchen, all […]

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Roles of the Venue Coordinator

Hey Friends, We are looking forward to sharing the roles of the Venue Coordinator. Venue Coordinator A venue coordinator will coordinate your 1 hour rehearsal to be held the Thursday prior to your event. You must meet your assigned coordinator at least 3 weeks prior to your wedding and they will go over an extensive […]

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What to expect at your pre-event meeting?

Hey Friends, We love the opportunity to work with our couples and enjoy being able to meet and discuss the details of the day to ensure you have a seamless wedding day. We have created this post to help prepare you for the fun! A pre-event meeting will be scheduled at least 3 weeks prior […]

Guidelines for the Event Day

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Your Story. Your Style. Your Forever Ceremony The Brownstone offers many beautiful ceremony spots including the back lawn, limestone patio, brick patio and main reception hall. You will inform your venue coordinator of your preferred ceremony space at the pre-event meeting. If the ceremony location must be changed due to weather or other circumstances the decision […]

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Open House

Hey Friends, If you are looking for an elegant and charming Topeka event center that makes you proud, then the Brownstone is for you! The venue provides premier amenities, personal coordination, ceremony packages, bridal lounges and historic architecture that is second to none. We host a monthly open house at The Brownstone the first Monday […]