Coming Fall 2017 – The Hilltop at Berry Acres

The Hilltop at Berry Acres is our newest addition! It is a quaint venue located across the road and up the hill from Berry Acres, only 30 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. The Hilltop is being designed for intimate weddings of up to 125 guests or less, year round. The venue offers full-service amenities including in-house catering, beverage packages, on-site coordinators, one of KC’s top wedding DJ services, fireworks displays and much more!

For more information, contact us at angela@berry-acres.com

Check out these sunset photos on the hill from Kristi and Nick’s wedding!

Photo credit: Kim Joyce Photography

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Odessa Chamber of Commerce “Beautification Award”

Thank you to Odessa Chamber of Commerce for awarding Berry Acres with the “Beautification Award” for all our hard work in the building our courtyard and Baby Barn plus our work in the community! :) 

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Berry Acres LED Video Dance Floor!!

For those who have not personally been out to Berry Acres, we have a one-of-a-kind video dance floor, made up of 37,000 (!) LED lights with 2 inches of bullet proof and temperate glass to let you see every brilliant display perfectly and still rock the night away. We have thousands of available designs and patterns to choose from, which can be displayed on both the dance floor and every flat screen television in Berry Acres. All of our designs’ and down lights’ colors can be customized to match your specific wedding palette, making the room instantly yours. Pair our dance floor with down lights around the room, flat screen LED televisions (perfect for photo montages!), stage production lighting, custom displayed monograms,  and surround sound from Grund Audio and your guests won’t ever want to leave the party! Here are some shots of our custom-made dance floor while it was being installed months ago and present day’s gorgeous finished product! But don’t take my advice for it, come see it for yourself at Berry Acres in Odessa, MO–home of the world’s first video dance floor!

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Now for some amazing dance floor and lighting shots from our Berry Acres Real Weddings! Special thanks to JSi Photography, Abundant Moments Photography, and Donnaven Moser Photography for the beautiful shots! (along with a shout out to my iPhone for the rest, haha!)

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A Sprint to the Finish Line!

Ready…..Set…..Go!!!     Our running began on June 1st of 2013 and it seems like it wasn’t that long ago, but if you look around Berry Acres and all the work that has been done since June, it feels like a life time ago.

We are very excited about hosting our first wedding in 17 days! As we near the finish line, there are just a few more things to finish up and then the fun stuff begins!  The REALLY fun stuff like decorating, and setting tables and chairs, and greeting guests, and  providing a beautiful environment to celebrate two people and their love for each other.

The renovation is nearly complete!  Sinks, partitions, and doors for the restrooms are going in today and tomorrow.  Then we need to get the bar area finished.  The parking lot should be done my Monday – yeah!  Pray there is no more rain this week!

We had a small “Bridal Open House” where brides could get a sneak peek of Berry Acres.  Here are a couple photos.  Enjoy!Berry Farms2014_005 (Custom) Berry Farms2014_007 (Custom) Berry Farms2014_008 (Custom) Berry Farms2014_009 (Custom)

Half of the Chapel Room is set for ceremony, just in case outdoor ceremony didn't work out so well!

Half of the Chapel Room is set for ceremony, just in case outdoor ceremony didn’t work out so well!

From Rocky Ridge to Berry Acres

On June 1, 2013 my husband, Alan, and I acquired the local Odessa, Missouri landmark, Rocky Ridge Clydesdale Ranch.  Our dream of owning a wedding venue had become a reality, but there was so much work to be done first.

Let me back up and introduce myself.  I am Angela Berry and Alan and I own BerryGood Light and Sound, a successful DJ company in Kansas City.  For the last 10 years we have had the pleasure of DJing in many many wedding venues in the Greater Kansas City area.  We were not your typical DJs who just show up and play some music.  We were very dedicated to our craft and our clients.   We would meet with our clients several times before their wedding to ensure all requests were met.  We would even meet with brides at their venue to help with the layout of the room and design a flow so guests could have a great time and we could provide optimum sound.  Alan, a native of Moberly, MO, is almost obsessed with quality sound.  He would always want speakers to be located and controlled so the guests on the dance floor were getting enveloped in the sound, while the folks seated at the tables could still hear to talk and not have to yell at the person next to them.  I loved DJing too, but feel into the role of coordinator more naturally.  My background is primarily airline customer service and Marriott Hotel management, so working with people is a passion of mine.  I love planning weddings and answering questions along the way to a ceremony and reception.

So, after 10 years of DJing and seeing what other venues offer, how the flow is, flipping rooms, windy outdoor ceremonies, having event staff and not having event staff, and all kinds of other fun stuff, we started to design Berry Acres.  What a ride it has been.

 

Out with the old... Horse wash-bay concrete being taken out.

Out with the old…
Horse wash-bay concrete being taken out.

New Concrete in the Chapel Room

New Concrete in the Chapel Room

Garage Doors that separate the Chapel Room from the Great Room.

Garage Doors that separate the Chapel Room from the Great Room.

Bride’s Room at Berry Acres

One of my favorite areas of Berry Acres is the Bride’s Room!

The Brides at Berry Acres pull their car right up to their private entrance.  As they enter the Brides Hall, they have 3 doors to choose from…they can enter the Great Room, the Women’s Restroom, or their private dressing room – all the while staying completely hidden from their guests.

One thing we noticed many times as DJs was that brides are always hot.  If you have a small room with a dozen girls in it with lights, curling irons, hair straighteners, etc. things can get pretty warm.  As we designed Berry Acres, we wanted brides to control the climate in their own area, so our Bride’s Room had it’s own heating and air conditioning controls.  The Bride’s Room also has a  10 foot counter with a 10 foot mirror with ample outlets for the wedding party ladies to get ready, white leather sofas, and fabulous natural light.

Here are some photos to show the Bride’s Room being built.

Getting a game plan together to get concrete poured for the Bride's Room, Groom's Room and Nursery.

Getting a game plan together to get concrete poured for the Bride’s Room, Groom’s Room and Nursery.

Walls!

Walls!

Bride's Room windows at Berry Acres let in natural light

Bride’s Room windows at Berry Acres let in natural light

Love that calming sage color on the walls!

Love that calming sage color on the walls!