Carnegie Building

Kansas City



The City of Lawrence’s Carnegie Building is the ideal location for weddings and special events. With a variety of rooms available to host your special day, you’ll be able to turn your dream wedding into reality. Its classic ambiance provides elegant design, modern comfort and unique event space for any special occasion. This mid-size venue is an ideal space to create beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Originally built in 1904 through a Carnegie grant, it served as Lawrence’s first library. It also was home to the Lawrence Arts Center for several decades after the Lawrence Public Library had relocated.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 160 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $570 to $995 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $570 to $995. A refundable security deposit of $100 is required. Please note a permit is required to served alcohol. Weekday pricing listed is based upon a 6 hour rental.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Carnegie Building is estimated at between $2,446 and $8,506 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Groom's dressing area available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Music must end by 1:00AM
No glitter throwables allowed