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From “Yes” to “I do” the party starts now!
Sharing wedding and event planning tips and featuring special occasions celebrated at The Brownstone.

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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 […]

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Guidelines for the Event Day

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 […]

Open House

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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 […]

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What to ask your Wedding Photographer

Hi Friends, We know that finding the right photographer to capture your day can be difficult. These photos will last a life time and you want to make sure you find the perfect fit for your day. This week we are discussing questions to ask a potential wedding photographer before you hire them. ⁠ ⁠ […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Weddings

Hi Friends, It’s finally that time, that day you have been dreaming about. You ask your fiance should we have an ice cream bar, photobooth, DJ, oh ya you can’t forget about the drinks to plan for? Weddings can tend to add up quickly so we have came up with 5 ways to save money […]

Tips & Tricks on Writing Your Own Vow’s

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Hi Friends, This week we are giving tips and tricks to help write your own vows for your big day. 1. Speak with your fiance. We encourage you to discuss what kind of vows you want to share, whether you want them to be modern or traditional, serious or funny, long or short and sweet.⁠ […]

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5 Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones

Hi Friends, At The Brownstone we get to celebrate Milestones in one’s life. You know those magical moments that little girls dreamed about. Getting dressed up in a beautiful dress and having her dad walk her down the aisle to give her away to her handsome groom. Yes, we get to celebrate those magical moments.  […]

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The Dog Days of Weddings

Hi Friends, At The Brownstone we like to view our clients as one big family and that family includes our four legged children who lick our faces in the middle of the night. Yes that’s right our dogs! When you think of a perfect wedding day what comes to mind? Fresh flowers streaming from table […]

The Brownstone’s approach to re-opening

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Hi Friends, ​ Last Thursday, the governor of Kansas provided a 4 step approach to reopening the state. As the Brownstone prepares to reopen for events, we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to help our clients have the best day ever. ​ We are building on an ever-present focus on cleanliness and […]

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What is the difference between a wedding coordinator and a venue coordinator?

A wedding day is full of people, emotions and moving parts that ultimately sync to a single timeline and a truly life changing event. Who is supposed to coordinate the sometimes chaotic day? The answer is a team of wedding professionals who have your best interest in mind.  In an industry full of details and […]