8 East 6th Street Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
Abe & Jake's Landing
We had our wedding reception at Abe & Jake's Landing on 10/15/2016. We also hired Kiley, who is the coordinator at Abe & Jake's, for help with day of set up. We absolutely LOVED this venue. The venue has a lot of character, between the wood bar, the mezzanine, the stage and the staircase. While we had centerpieces, string lights and a few other decor pieces, I felt like overall we did not have to do an excessive amount of decorating due to the character and charm that comes along with space. The staircase makes for an exciting entrance into the reception. The dance floor is spacious and the bar was large enough to serve 300 guests without much of a line all night. It is a large space, we had right around 300 guests and it filled the space well, without being overcrowded. There is a separate room for catering to set up buffet lines, which we enjoyed. They were able to set up and tear down behind closed doors so it didn't interrupt the reception and also allowed for plenty of space for 4 buffet lines so people were able to get food in a timely manner. We did hire a band for the dance portion of the reception, which worked wonderfully with the stage and large dance floor. Kiley was very easy to work with, always replied to our emails and questions in a timely manner. She helped us come up with a floor plan that best accommodated our evening and our guests. We were able to hire the caterer of our choice and were able to bring in multiple outside things (such as appetizers, pies) with no issue. You do have to purchase all of the alcohol through Abe and Jake's, which may have been one downfall, as it was fairly pricey, but we did have a lot of choices and the bartenders were great. Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Abe & Jake's, our reception was better than I could have ever imagined and I would highly recommend it.
We absolutely loved having our wedding and reception at Abe & Jake's! Kiley was incredibly helpful as we decided how the day should go, and talked through all options as many times as we needed. We always felt like we were in good hands. And the space - WOW! We received so many compliments on Abe & Jake's! People said it was the most unique space they had ever been to for a wedding. It was classy and rustic and inviting - and so accommodating. I can't say enough positive things about the space and the people who work there. It was worth every penny!!
Absolutely loved Abe & Jake's for our wedding reception! The staff are incredibly helpful and kind. They were always willing to walk through the space and talk through options with us. They also helped finalize all of the small details with the caterers. They are great. The space stunning and was super easy to decorate! Since they have so many christmas lights hanging up already we added a few more down the stair railing and basically just set up the cake table and centerpiece decorations so that was nice on our budget! It's just a unique atmosphere that worked well for our reception and dance. Our guests were really impressed with the venue and my husband and I thought it was perfect! I would recommend Abe & Jake's over and over again.