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This month I got to visit with Eric and Jodie to take a few shots of them as a couple and to be wowed all over again while walking into the amazing DeLeon Event Space and Chapel. So brides can start getting a feel of what this event space can offer, I would like to give you preliminary tour of the event space and introduce you to those who made it all happen- seriously, they restored this beautiful building in Kansas City and made my jaw drop quite a few times as I found out all the hard work they personally put into making this event space unique!
MOJICA: Who are the DeLeons?
DeLeons: We are a husband and wife team, that got in the wedding business because of the good and bad wedding experiences we went through as a bride and groom.
Eric describes Jodie as: Extremely hard worker, honest, trustworthy and very determined to succeed and take care of every client.
Jodie describes Eric: Hard worker, perfectionist, funny, one of the biggest clowns in a room and has a huge heart. Strives for all events to be nothing but perfect.
MOJICA: What is the feature that you are most proud of about this venue?
DeLeon: The complete transformation and reuse of a historic building without destroying the original structure.
MOJICA: Tell us some awesome features about your event space and chapel.
DeLeon: Special features include: Wedding and reception located under one roof for 200 guests for your special day. The hand painted lobby and chapel, with crystal chandeliers, the ballroom with 9 crystal chandeliers and metallic epoxy floors. Several beautiful suites including the bridal suite, bridesmaids suite, family suite, groom’s room and gift room. Outdoor lighted courtyard, for outside ceremonies or cocktail hours
MOJICA: What is your role on the wedding day?
DeLeon: From the first vendor arrival until the last guest walk out, we coordinate everything. We have always said to our clients, “look good and have fun, we got the rest”
MOJICA: What do you love most about managing a wedding venue?
DeLeon: Being part of such a HUGE day in our clients lives. The memories that we help create and the lasting friendships that are made.
MOJICA: What kind of brides (and grooms) do you feel the DeLeon Event Space and Chapel attracts?
DeLeon: We attract a very classy bride but one who likes to have fun with a sense of humor. She is organized and knows what she wants and has a vision of her day. The grooms we attract are the same with a strong sense of support for her. They are both open to suggestions to get them to their vision. Unity while both being individuals.
MOJICA: The following are love notes and thank you reviews from some of the DeLeon’s couples talking about their experiences with them at their venue:
Matthew N “Thank you Jodi and Eric for everything last night! You guys really made the night special for us. I really believe that we couldn’t have done it without you. Elaine and I were very glad we could be your first wedding at The DeLeon.”
Holly T “Eric and Jodie do EVERYTHING in their power to make your day run EXACTLY how you always dreamed. They are extremely professional and at the same time very down to earth. These two know exactly how to run an event space and do so perfectly. I would not waste your time working with anyone else!”
Elizabeth V “Jodie and Eric are absolutely FANTASTIC!! So involved and even saved us so much money with the gorgeous decorations they did. By far the most beautiful venue in kc! Highly recommend!!!”
Preston W “Amazing space with the best people to run you’re special event! Jodie & Eric are the best in Kansas City!!”
MOJICA: How can brides reach out to you
DeLeon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-377-3932 / 816-812-3333
It was great meeting with Eric and Jodie talking about the wedding business how they met and seeing how they work together as a couple. I see the amazing effort they put into creating this fabulous building while beautifying Kansas City! They even recently received an award from Historic Kansas City earlier this month for Best Adaptive Re-Use. To Eric and Jodie: Thank you SO much for making Kansas City a more beautiful place to get married! To future brides out there: If you want to get married down-town Kansas City without really feeling down town, you would want to check this venue out! Plus you gotta admit it, saying that you got married at the DeLeon, sounds pretty ah-Mazing!