You deserve all the details
They say, “the devil is in the details,” but it shouldn’t be. We understand planning your event down to the tiniest detail isn’t easy, so we do our best to eliminate any mystery. Our Abode Venue team, Kyle and Stefanie, always have your best interests in mind.
They’ll provide all the information you need to make the best decision, including number of parking spaces, directions to our location, nearby attractions and, of course, pricing. They truly want you to be informed. Your story is their story.
Our focus is always on you and your event. We provide the best in venue amenities to make your event unique and personal. Providing customized set up, multiple bar options, adjustable lighting and open catering ensures your event is everything you imagined.
You also deserve the little things, which is why furniture setup and breakdown is taken care of by our dedicated staff. Plus, with flexible pre-event access times, we do our best to eliminate the worry of "not enough time.” So, make plans, strategize and dream big. We got you.
We understand the importance of your food menu. Your event should feature food that appeals to your palette and best represents your occasion, which is why we want you to choose your own caterer. No limitations and no restrictions means you get what you want.
Many catering businesses are familiar with our venue and setup, having partnered with us since we opened our doors. Our longtime relationships with local caterers provides you with less worry, no compromise and a variety of choices for your menu.
Lighting sets the tone for your event. From bright and airy to dim and soft, we offer exclusive lighting options to accent any theme or create a specific mood. The Gallery offers natural light by day and an array of LED colored lighting by night. Whether your favorite color is blue, pink or purple, we got you covered.
For ambience, our strategically placed uplighting will cast a welcoming glow or a festive color splash against any wall. Our lighting transcends your expectations for holiday parties, proms, concerts, weddings or any event.
AUDIO / VISUAL
You have the stage to yourself with wireless mic, podium, HD projectors and single or dual screens perfect for business presentations, keepsake videos or mind-melting visuals for your gig. You’ll have the full attention of your audience, just as you should.
Sound is key. Whether the best man’s speech, a motivational speaker or a CD release party, you want the best in sound. We deliver with our integrated audio/visual system. State-of-the-art and simple to use means you and your guests won’t miss a thing.
ABODE VENUE BAR & BEVERAGE RATES
When it comes to bar options for your event, we offer unlimited possibilities. Host bar, cash bar, combination, cocktail hour, per drink or per person, we can accommodate. Want a signature drink or prefer only craft beer? Not a problem.
Your event specialists are experts in hospitality, but even better is the fact they are really good people. Kyle, Stef and the entire AV team care about you and it shows in the lengths they will go to ensure your event goes the way you desire. No request or task is too great or too small. From additional ideas and recommendations to running to Quik Trip for more Dr. Pepper, their focus is you.
Your bartenders are skilled mixologists and excel in customer service. Their goal is to make your guests happy by providing quality drinks in an efficient manner and always with a smile. We also eliminate any unnecessary worries by having Ken Atnip as lead security.
A young, experienced business owner, Kyle was approached to become the general manager of Abode Venue in 2010. His people skills and sense of community are his greatest strengths, but it is his inner drive that pushes him to seek excellence in everything he does. Perfection is his end goal with each event, as he wants the very best for each ABODE client.
His motto, “Surround yourself with greatness and greatness will follow,” is apparent in his ABODE Venue team members and their great capacity for service. Community-focused, Kyle is engaged with various Wichita organizations, including Wichita Festivals, Inc., Tallgrass Film Festival, Prairie Fire Marathon, Downs Syndrome Society of Wichita and Youth Entrepreneurs.
“My favorite aspect about ABODE is the uniqueness of each event,” said Kyle. “We get the opportunity to be a part of a wide variety of events and meet lots of wonderful people!”
Director of Operations & Events
A native of Kansas, Stefanie has worked in the hospitality industry for 18 years, acquiring a strong skillset in bartending, event planning and customer service. She feels her greatest asset is her connection to people. Stef truly cares about each and every event, and wants her clients to know their day is as important to her as it is to them. Her determination to make sure the event goes smoothly, with little to no problems, is a result of her caring nature.
Her motto is “You only live once, so make it your best.” This motto is evident in every event she plans, no matter how big or small. She wants every client to walk away knowing theirs was the event they always imagined. If you’ve hosted or attended an event at ABODE, chances are you’ve met Stefanie, as she has been with the venue since it opened in 2010.
“My favorite thing about ABODE is getting to meet so many great people,” said Stefanie. “I enjoy knowing I was part of one of the best days in their lives.”
Head of Security:
Jake Sagerty & Renee Chaloupka
Do you only host weddings?
We host everyone and every event! We partner with many large corporations, small businesses, charitable organizations, musicians, artists and more. We’ve hosted trade shows, leadership retreats, holiday parties, CD release promotions and fundraisers for four-legged friends. Visit Your Corporate Events and Your Events pages for more information.
How many hours do I get the Venue?
- Weekday events (Sunday-Friday) have a 2-hour minimum.
- Evening events (Sunday-Wednesday) have a 4-hour minimum.
- Friday and Saturday hours vary depending on the scope of your event
Can I have both my wedding and reception at ABODE?
Absolutely! We’ve hosted weddings followed by receptions, plus rehearsal dinners and after-wedding breakfast. You can have it all under one roof.
A current trend is Friday or Sunday weddings. With only 52 Saturdays per year, they book quickly! Plus, having your wedding on a Friday or Sunday will save you money!
How many people can I seat?
We have three rooms with a variety of seating capacities for any occasion:
60 Banquet Seating
- 100 Theater Seating
- 100 Banquet Seating
- 185 Social
- 250 Theater Seating
The Grand Hall:
- 300 Banquet Seating
- 450 Social
- 500 Theater Seating
Can I use my own caterer?
Yes! We have an Open Catering Policy. Have your favorite caterer or restaurant treat your guests!
Who provides the alcohol? Can we bring our own?
We hold a liquor license and will provide all alcoholic beverages, which makes it more convenient for you. Plus, we offer unlimited possibilities for your event! See The Bar page for more details on Host Bar, Cash Bar and Combination Bar options and more.
What about parking?
At ABODE Venue, we have a total of three parking lots with 120 designated parking spaces, all adjacent to our venue. In addition, there is plenty of street parking – including the newly created angled parking throughout the Douglas Design District, which tripled parking availability. Safety is a top priority, which is why our lots are well-lit and security cameras are placed throughout. Friends and family will never need to walk more than a few feet to a few blocks to your event.
Click on the "Parking Map" button below to access and download a Parking Map.
Do you allow candles?
Yes. We believe you should decorate your event as you always imagined.
Does the band or DJ have to stop playing by a specific time?
No. There are no time restrictions for your band or DJ. The last song is when you say it is.