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Great Overland Station

Topeka , KS

LOCATION

701 N. Kansas
Topeka, KS 66608 US (map)

PHONE

785-232-5533

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Great Overland Station is the Union Pacific Depot that has been preserved and restored to it original look in 1927. The elegant former Union Pacific Station provides a beautiful... Read more
The Great Overland Station is the Union Pacific Depot that has been preserved and restored to it original look in 1927. The elegant former Union Pacific Station provides a beautiful setting with its soaring ceiling and intricate ornamentation and 3 large chandeliers. When on the balcony you can view the 50 state flags, large ceremonial flag on All Veterans Memorial and the city skyline. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.7/5.0
I have not yet had the wedding but so far I have had no issues getting the venue reserved. The person of contact for the venue, Sarah House, has been extremely helpful and quick to respond. The nice part about the venue is its open to the public during the week and Saturdays so you can go look at it anytime without having to make an appointment.
I have not yet had the wedding but so far I have had no issues getting the venue reserved. The person of contact for the Read more...
I have not yet had the wedding but so far I have had no issues getting the venue reserved. The person of contact for the venue, Sarah House, has been extremely helpful and quick to respond. The nice part about the venue is its open to the public during the week and Saturdays so you can go look at it anytime without having to make an appointment. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.7/5.0
The venue is hands down stunning, but with high staff turnover and them putting their personal opinion into what they have no control over was highly dissapointing. After meeting the third staff member we had to deal with just a few months before our wedding it was noticed that she was putting her personal opinion regarding the amount of alcohol to convince us to change our order. After numerous degrading comments regarding our menu not being enough to absorb the alcohol and trying to get us to change the amount, all the way up to a few days before our wedding, it stressed me to the max. At the reception we were watched like hawks and we couldn't even relax because we knew there were eyes on us at all times. That is the one part of our perfect wedding day I would not replay because of the staff at the Overland Station.
They needed to realize that they require you to have a licensed bartender and they are the ones in charge of the alcohol.
The venue is hands down stunning, but with high staff turnover and them putting their personal opinion into what they have Read more...
The venue is hands down stunning, but with high staff turnover and them putting their personal opinion into what they have no control over was highly dissapointing. After meeting the third staff member we had to deal with just a few months before our wedding it was noticed that she was putting her personal opinion regarding the amount of alcohol to convince us to change our order. After numerous degrading comments regarding our menu not being enough to absorb the alcohol and trying to get us to change the amount, all the way up to a few days before our wedding, it stressed me to the max. At the reception we were watched like hawks and we couldn't even relax because we knew there were eyes on us at all times. That is the one part of our perfect wedding day I would not replay because of the staff at the Overland Station.
They needed to realize that they require you to have a licensed bartender and they are the ones in charge of the alcohol. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.2/5.0
This venue is beautiful without any decorating!
This venue is beautiful without any decorating!
This venue is beautiful without any decorating! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
This place was beautiful! Our guest loved it & the whole reception went over very well. The staff was great in the whole planning process. I was so happy that we chose this place to have our reception!
This place was beautiful! Our guest loved it & the whole reception went over very well. The staff was great in the whole Read more...
This place was beautiful! Our guest loved it & the whole reception went over very well. The staff was great in the whole planning process. I was so happy that we chose this place to have our reception! Read less
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MrsBBom
Wedding:
4/30/2011
2.6/5.0
This is an absolutely beautiful site to host your wedding reception. However, we ran into a few troublesome issues. The temperature in the room was so warm that our cake had a slight lean and our 300+ guests were uncomfortable. They refused to turn down the thermostat which was unacceptable, especially considering how much we paid as we rented out all three areas. Another concern was we had at least 3 different contacts over the planning of the event due to turnover. Luckily, our vendors had worked at this site numerous times and we had no other issues. In the end, we wouldn't have booked another venue because it looked great in our pictures and video, but they could be easier to work with.
This is an absolutely beautiful site to host your wedding reception. However, we ran into a few troublesome issues. The Read more...
This is an absolutely beautiful site to host your wedding reception. However, we ran into a few troublesome issues. The temperature in the room was so warm that our cake had a slight lean and our 300+ guests were uncomfortable. They refused to turn down the thermostat which was unacceptable, especially considering how much we paid as we rented out all three areas. Another concern was we had at least 3 different contacts over the planning of the event due to turnover. Luckily, our vendors had worked at this site numerous times and we had no other issues. In the end, we wouldn't have booked another venue because it looked great in our pictures and video, but they could be easier to work with. Read less
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annieflash
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.2/5.0
Beautiful site for a reception. No real problems here. Sometimes they were a little hard to get a hold of because they have very limited operating hours. But that is really the only complaint.
Beautiful site for a reception. No real problems here. Sometimes they were a little hard to get a hold of because they Read more...
Beautiful site for a reception. No real problems here. Sometimes they were a little hard to get a hold of because they have very limited operating hours. But that is really the only complaint. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.6/5.0
Beautiful place to have the ceremony and reception. We were looking for a place other than a church to hold the ceremony. This venue had a seperate room to do the ceremony in, so setting up for the reception was already done. Very convenient so that our out-of-town guest did not have to drive to two different venues. We weren't allowed to bring in a dance floor (to cover uneven tiles) but no one broke an ankle dancing; so that turned out okay. We weren't allowed to have red liquids either (no red wine, cranberry juice, etc) because of the possibility of staining the floor. But other than that, it was great. We were allowed to choose our own caterer and bring our own bar/liquor. Very beautiful place. It wasn't too far from the hotel, but it wasn't in the best of neighborhoods.
Beautiful place to have the ceremony and reception. We were looking for a place other than a church to hold the ceremony. Read more...
Beautiful place to have the ceremony and reception. We were looking for a place other than a church to hold the ceremony. This venue had a seperate room to do the ceremony in, so setting up for the reception was already done. Very convenient so that our out-of-town guest did not have to drive to two different venues. We weren't allowed to bring in a dance floor (to cover uneven tiles) but no one broke an ankle dancing; so that turned out okay. We weren't allowed to have red liquids either (no red wine, cranberry juice, etc) because of the possibility of staining the floor. But other than that, it was great. We were allowed to choose our own caterer and bring our own bar/liquor. Very beautiful place. It wasn't too far from the hotel, but it wasn't in the best of neighborhoods. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
12/2/2006
4.3/5.0
The Overland Station is gorgeous, especially at Christmas time. Doesn't take much to decorate that time of year. They don't let you in to decorate until 3pm on the day of the wedding. It worked well for us because we had a wedding planner who could decorate for us. Great space for a big wedding in Topeka.
The Overland Station is gorgeous, especially at Christmas time. Doesn't take much to decorate that time of year. They Read more...
The Overland Station is gorgeous, especially at Christmas time. Doesn't take much to decorate that time of year. They don't let you in to decorate until 3pm on the day of the wedding. It worked well for us because we had a wedding planner who could decorate for us. Great space for a big wedding in Topeka. Read less
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Book your event on a Saturday for the months of January, February 2011 and receive a discount up to 25%. Discounts up to 15% for events in December 2009. Pricing is based 10 hours and the number of people. Visit www.greatoverlandstation.com for more details.
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