FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many guests can The Haven hold?
We can comfortable seat 260 guests in a reception style layout, or 500 in theater style seating (no tables)
What are the clean-up requirements after an event at The Haven:
We take care of all of the cleaning with your venue rental.
Does The Haven have wifi?
Yes, we have wifi available, but it is primarily reserved for business use.
Does The Haven offer lodging onsite?
No, unfortunately we do not have any onsite lodging available due to county regulations. However, we are 15 minutes from Overland Park and many hotel and lodging options that we have prearranged at discounted rates for you!
Does The Haven have onsite parking?
Yes, we have about 150 parking spaces in our paved lot, and have a gravel overflow lot for an additional 100 vehicles.
Is The Haven ADA compliant?
Yes! We offer handicapped parking, & our entire facility is ADA compliant and accessible for all guests.
What is the rental fee and what do I get for that?
Please click HERE for our wedding pricing and contact us for a custom quote on your other special events!
How do I reserve The Haven for my event?
To reserve your date you will need to fill out a contract with us and make a 50% down payment of the rental fee. This can all be done online or in-person. We accept payments online via credit card or bank draft & by cash, check, or money order. Payments can be done in-person, phone, online, or sent in the mail. We take the remaining 50% of the rental fee no later than (30) days prior to your event.
Does The Haven require Event Insurance?
All weddings at The Haven are required to purchase event insurance via our partner Event Helper. (These policies vary in price based on your guest count but are usually less than $150). Non-Wedding events at The Haven are only required to purchase insurance if alcohol is being served.
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
Tours are by appointment only. We would love to show you the venue and discuss the details of your event. To schedule a tour call or text message us at (913) 562-8787. You can also schedule a tour by filling out the contact form HERE.
How many hours do I get for my event?
You will get use of The Haven for a 14 hour time block on a 1 day rental (9am - 11pm CST). This includes time for set-up, the event, tear-down, and clean up. Additional requests will be handled on a case by case basis, based on availability.
Can I use any vendors I like?
Yes, you are able to bring in any vendor you would like. They do need to be approved by our staff and the caterers must be licensed and insured with documents on file in our office.
What is your alcohol policy?
If you are wanting to serve alcohol at your event you must use one of The Haven's bar packages found HERE.
Can I come early to decorate?
You are allowed access to the building when your contracted time starts. When your time block begins, we will have your tables set so you can begin decorating them. If you need to come onsite the day before for any reason, you will need to purchase additional hours based on venue availability. Otherwise, 30 days before your event, if we are not booked, we will allow you an hourly rental, for a fee. Please plan accordingly.
Will The Haven staff help set-up or tear down decor?
We do not offer any decorating services at this time, you will be responsible for that. However, we do have an inventory of free decor in-house that you are welcome to use for your event, but you would still be responsible for setup and teardown of these items.
Do you provide tables and chairs?
Yes, we have enough tables for 260 seated guests (including the wedding party), plus a few extra for the DJ, Cake Table, Buffet, etc. We have (30) solid wood rectangle Antique Rustic Solid Pine Farmhouse Tables with folding legs and are 40" x 96" each. View one HERE. We also have (10) 6' Plastic Rounds if you would like to do a mix and match of table styles. We have 260 black crossback chairs for inside, and 260 black folding chairs for outside for your use.
Do you provide linens, tableware, etc. ?
No. You will need to bring in your own linens (though we don't think you will need them with our beautiful farmhouse tables), tableware, etc. However, we would love to consider purchasing yours though after your event via our Decor Dump!
Am I able to have my rehearsal there?
We include one free hour for you to rehearse, but we cannot guarantee this to be the night before. It will be scheduled based on availability of our other events. If we have another rental the day before yours, you are welcome to schedule your free hour on another day of the week, or many of our couples are choosing to rehearse off site. 30 days before your wedding, if we do not have a rental the day before, you are then welcome to schedule your rehearsal time slot. We do not allow any drop-offs, setup, or decorating during rehearsals unless your rehearsal is the night before your event.
Do we have to set up our own chairs and tables or take them down?
Of course not! We want to take the extra work off your plate, so when you arrive, the initial setup of tables and chairs will be done. If any transitioning of the room from ceremony to reception is needed, we will take care of that flip for you for no additional cost.