Reviews

Enjoy the following reviews from real Buffalo Lodge brides, grooms, and family members.

 

“I spent months looking for a wedding venue where we could have both our ceremony and reception and finally found Buffalo Lodge! I knew the moment I walked into the Lodge it was everything I was looking for and more. The lodge is rustic and modern at the same time. The chandeliers took my breath away. Amy and her staff are more than amazing! She is extremely professional, organized and just a pleasure to work with. I really can’t say enough great things about her! We had our wedding behind the lodge in a beautiful open field and then moved inside for the reception. Everything went so smoothly at our wedding and Amy was even there to make sure everything was perfect! I’m still receiving compliments on how beautiful my wedding was in September. Thank you so much Amy and everyone at Buffalo Lodge for making my wedding the most perfect day!”

five star review ~Kristine, bride


“I can’t say enough on how gorgeous this location is for a wedding! I contacted Amy just two months before our wedding because I had been referred to Buffalo Lodge for The Roosevelt, as I was in search for something to stay in overnight the night before my wedding and for the wedding party to get ready in the day of our wedding. She was very accommodating in being able to meet with us since we were from out of town and Amy was beyond kind and very professional. Amy worked great with all of our vendors and once we got on site we instantly knew we were changing our Reception to Buffalo Lodge and it did NOT disappoint. Our wedding was gorgeous and the weather could not have been more perfect in November. We also decided to have the open bar on our wedding night and it went very smoothly and we had a lot of compliments on how professional both Michael and Amy were. We didn’t have a single complaint the entire night from our guests or vendors. We also ended up staying in The Roosevelt for our honeymoon and it was so relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. I could not be happier with our wedding and the owners, they go above and beyond on keeping this location top notch. I highly recommend Buffalo Lodge for your wedding for just a romantic getaway! I would love to visit again if we are ever back in the area! :)”

five star review ~Ashleigh, bride


“It was such an amazing wedding!! I feel biased saying that it was the best wedding I have ever been to and I was the BRIDE!! Thank you so so much for all of your help!!”

five star review ~Lauren, bride


“Thank you so much for everything this past weekend! We enjoyed every minute of it – from the buffalo tour, to staying at the spectacular lodge, to our wedding celebration! It was a dream wedding for Drew and me!! Your venue is beautiful and our friends and family were just in awe at how gorgeous it was! I cannot say enough about how professional, accommodating, and kind, you, your staff, and husband were to us! Our wedding would not have come together if it hadn’t been for you and your staff! It was pretty disappointing that [vendor name removed] just dropped and ran, as well as [vendor name removed] multiple mistakes throughout our weekend – but you and your staff took the initiative and just blew us away! I know you all did not have to step in and do that for us, so I feel extremely grateful, actually really overwhelmed with appreciation that you willingly took over and made our day possible!! We definitely plan to go on every website and leave rave reviews about Buffalo Lodge and your impeccable customer service! And, I’m singing your praises to everyone I talk to about our wedding…I absolutely loved our wedding weekend with Buffalo Lodge! I really appreciate all of your help in putting together our wedding in the short time frame we had. You were amazing to work with and I honestly can’t thank you enough!”

From the bottom of my heart with the highest form of gratitude,

five star review ~Megan, bride


“Thank you for everything ! I can’t wait to see all our pics this is an amazing place!”

five star review ~Brandon, groom


“The Buffalo Lodge was more than we expected!! A mini destination vacation so close to Lee’s Summit. Our daughter and now son-in-law had the wedding of their dreams in early May. The weather was spectacular and the atmosphere from family and friends was full of love and respect. We included the stay at the Lodge and would highly recommend this experience, to thoroughly enjoy the acreage and the buffalo!! Thank you Amy and Mike !! The staff was extremely helpful!!”

five star review ~Colleen, mother of the bride


“My husband and i just recently got married at the buffalo lodge. it was a perfect day. this was the first venue i looked at, after we got engaged and it was LOVE at first site. the venue speaks for itself. amy is amazing and so helpful. our wedding day will always and forever be one of my favorite days. i would 100% recommend this venue. if your looking for a rustic venue, this is the place.”

five star review ~Erin, bride


“I recently had my wedding and reception here in Sept 17th, 2016. The staff was extremely helpful and hardworking setting up the chairs and tables and everything else. We had a week with a lot of rain, and it changed the plan of my outdoor wedding. The staff worked with us, and with having a smaller wedding we held the ceremony outside putting all the chairs on the cement (patio). The amenities from the Bridal Suite and Groomsman Cabin are just a few features that just added to our special day! The venue is so beautiful we didn’t need much decor or spend a lot of money on decorations. I loved having it there and for me it was easy to work with Amy and having a 4 month engagement it was a pretty quick turn-around to plan a wedding, but it was very easy and I always dreamed of having it there and would recommend it for anyone! The venue is so beautiful and all of my guests we in awe of the outdoor and indoor venue.”

five star review ~Apryl, bride


“I had the wedding of my dreams at this venue almost a year ago! We still reminisce on how perfect all of it was! For a very unique and rustic wedding Buffalo Lodge is a flawless choice!.”

five star review ~Elle, bride


Mountain feel, classy, organized

“After our wedding weekend ended, we kept saying (and hearing from all of our guests) that it was the most perfect wedding we’d experienced or could ever imagine. So much of that was due to the amazing hospitality and organizational skills of the owners (Amy & Michael) and the rest of the Buffalo Lodge Staff. We were sold on the venue because of the unique, yet classy, feel of the Roosevelt (reception venue), and the fact that our outdoor wedding, if it had to be moved inside, would be just as beautiful inside of the Roosevelt. We did have to move it inside because of lots of standing water on the ceremony lawn, but we were thrilled with the indoor turnout. Another selling point was that the venue allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all in the same place. We had our rehearsal dinner up at The Lodge, and it was awesome to be able to relax and dine on the beautifully landscaped back patio with our friends and family. Additionally, we had our wedding party stay with us at the Lodge for the night before the wedding, AND my bridesmaids had a small bachelorette party for me at the Lodge the night before that. Our wedding party commented that, rather than rising in stress as the wedding got closer, the stress decreased after our arrival, and that was in large part to the awesome atmosphere of Buffalo Lodge. One of the biggest de-stressors was the fact that the events coordinator, Briana, handled all of our vendors during the wedding weekend, so we didn’t have to worry about being in communication with our caterer, etc., while we were getting other things ready. Thank you, Buffalo Lodge, for the perfect wedding venue!”

five star review ~Heathyr, bride


“This was the perfect venue for our wedding! Great location/venue/coordinators/owners/land…all of it was BEAUTIFUL! Our families, guests, and especially us would HIGHLY recommend. :).”

five star review ~Megan, bride


A Perfect Location for a Rustic Chic Wedding!

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff at The Buffalo Lodge! My family and I stayed at the lodge in the days leading up to our wedding, which was so incredibly beautiful. The reception hall resembled something right out of Colorado! Everything was clean, professional, and very well put together. The Buffalo Lodge only uses the best wedding vendors in the KC area, so you are sure to have a smooth, magical day!”

five star review ~Lexy, bride


“There are not enough great things to say about Buffalo Lodge. The venue inside and out is absolutely gorgeous and makes for the perfect romantic setting for your wedding! Beyond that, the staff is just incredible! Amy works with you and your vendors every step of the way to make sure everything is perfect on your big day! A little added bonus my husband and I loved was that Buffalo Lodge strives to be extremely environmentally friendly! All in all, our planning from day one to the big day went perfectly thanks to Amy and her staff!”

five star review ~Hannah, bride


“Beautiful venue, very professional, great staff! Had a great time!”

five star review ~Lisa, mother of the groom


“I went to a wedding at Buffalo Lodge when they first opened a couple of years ago and fell in LOVE with this venue, little did I know I would be getting married there two years later. When looking for venues I looked for organization, timeliness, passion, and knowledge about wedding and confidence in their venue. Amy had all of the above. She went above and beyond to answer all of my (many) questions in a timely manner and provided so many resources from vender recommendations, seating chart program (made it soooo easy!), to telling me tips and tricks to us for my wedding day! I will be the first to say it wasn’t the cheapest option I had, but the price is well worth the quality you get throughout your planning to the wedding day. I love that Amy complimented so many aspects on our wedding day and posts about the wedding on their business page, truly making you feel special. Amy is well prepared and has a backup plan for everything if something were to go wrong. I love this venue and not to mention my guests had raving reviews to say about it after the wedding day. I love getting compliments about my wedding day saying the venue was gorgeous, and everything went perfectly thanks to Buffalo Lodge staff!”

five star review ~Kayla, bride


“Really enjoyed The Buffalo Lodge and all the facilities! Great to get a chance to be so close to live buffalo. It was a pleasure to meet you and Michael! Hope to see you again sometime in the future!”

five star review ~David, father of the groom


A very big “WOW!”

“My wife and I decided to have a rustic country wedding. We did an internet search for locations around the Kansas City area. We found several locations that fit the bill. However, after meeting with the Buffalo Lodge staff we knew we would receive the best service and most bang for our buck at the Buffalo Lodge. Amy Billings was more than capable to offer professional advice to make our event a very special one. From the first meeting the staff got to know us and our story, and find out what we were looking for. With their expertise and all of our imaginations we put together a great plan that made for what many told me was, “the best wedding they have ever been to.” Communication was always quick, and the staff handled changes to the plan without stress. They really made our day free of stress, and made themselves available as much as they could. To my surprise the staff even coordinated with all of the vendors to ensure all players in the wedding were on the same page. We basically just had to show up and the wedding rolled along without any hiccups. The Venue: The Roosevelt building is their large wedding event space, and where we had our ceremony. Let me tell you, the pictures do not do it justice. Once I walked through the huge sliding wooden doors into the main hall, my jaw dropped and all I could say was, “wow!!” Plenty of parking, huge beautiful antler chandeliers, large windows for natural light, and a massive hearth with indoor and outdoor fireplaces are just a few of the key things. Guests told me it was well worth the 40-minute bus ride from downtown KC. The bridal party arrived in the morning to decorate, and get ready in the bridal suite. There was plenty of room for my wife, all six bridesmaids, a few friends, a photographer, and a videographer to do everything they needed and have all of their things available. There is a lot of lighting, mirror space, and electrical outlets as well to do make-up and hair. The groom-party and ushers arrived a couple of hours later. We relaxed and told jokes in the groom’s cabin. We also played football and wiffle-ball outside. Naturally, we were covered in mud. Not to worry though, the cabin is equipped with a shower! My guys and I had a blast!!! Our wedding was outdoor and insanely beautiful! Our ceremony occurred on the landscaped lawn of the Roosevelt, and the reception was inside the Roosevelt. It held our 160 person wedding party comfortably. The ranch is full of beautiful views and options for great pictures. Wildflowers, a herd of bison, big round-bails of hay, fields of tall grass, ponds, sunsets, wooden fences, etc…. We opted out of staying at the beautiful Lodge because our wedding party was so large and most people were staying in downtown Kansas City. If you do this be sure to pay for a bus to shuttle everyone. We got two busses and it was a HUGE hit allowing people to unwind at the reception and not worry about having a safe/sober ride to the hotel. I can’t recommend the Buffalo Lodge enough. Our guests and parents also said that we picked the “dream team” when it came to vendors. DJ: Marc O’Leary, Food: Delish! Catering, Cake/cupcakes: Classy Chocolate, Photographer: Jim Barcus, Videographer: One Tree Studios, Busses/transportation: Overland Chauffeurs, Florist: Village Gardens.”

five star review ~Raymond, groom


“Buffalo Lodge is an absolutely stunning venue! My husband and I enjoyed every minute at Buffalo Lodge – neither one of us wanted the night to end! The staff was very accommodating for both our rehearsal night and wedding day. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Both of our families received multiple compliments from our guests all night about how beautiful the venue is. I fully recommend Buffalo Lodge to all of the brides that are wanting a rustic, but elegant wedding! Thank you Buffalo Lodge for making our special day, a day that we will remember forever!”

five star review ~Courtney, bride


“We had a wonderful time at Buffalo Lodge. We had the rehearsal dinner at the Lodge on the patio, and it was perfect. The staff did a great job of setting up and worked perfectly with our caterer. The wedding was held at the Roosevelt and was perfect for my son and his wife. We had approximately 270 guests and they fit just fine. I thought it may be tight but really worked out great. It turned out to be a beautiful wedding, the venue provided that special touch to make the weekend very special for the both of them… They let us bring in a lot of furniture and extras to make the event special. If you are looking for a great country wedding yet elegant experience, I would use Buffalo Lodge. To make the weekend very special I would rent the Lodge and the Roosevelt. It will be a weekend to remember.”

five star review ~Parents of the Groom


Mountain Feel and Wonderful Service

“My wife and I had an incredible wedding experience at Buffalo Lodge. She and her bridesmaids went out to ‘the Lodge’ and stayed the Thursday to Friday before the wedding and had their bachelorette party. The rehearsal dinner was at the the lodge and it was beautiful with the sun setting. All of the wedding party then stayed at the lodge Friday to Saturday and that was awesome. The lodge itself is incredibly comfortable and is perfect for a weekend of relaxation. My wife and I felt more and more relaxed as the weekend went on. The wedding day was awesome… and the buffalo lodge staff were awesome to have for organizational reasons and to help when my wife and I needed to be doing other things. My wife and I ended the weekend by staying the night at ‘the lodge’ after our wedding and it was bliss. I, obviously, am biased but that was the best wedding experience from start to finish that I have ever been a part of. If you enjoy the mountains, a lodge type house, and want great help from great staff you should definitely consider Buffalo Lodge.”

five star review ~Andrew, groom


What a Day!

“We were very impressed with the beautiful venue and the professionalism of the staff. We had a very rainy week before the wedding and had to move the ceremony inside and the staff…made it seamless and beautiful. Everything went well and the staff gave the bride and groom the wedding they wanted and will always remember.”

five star review ~Parents of the Bride


Unique and Stylish Venue for a Magical Wedding

“Our wedding at Buffalo Lodge totally exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating and the venue was fantastic. The ‘clincher’ for us was the lodge — we booked it for the night before and after our wedding, and invited the siblings to stay with us there. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Buffalo Lodge!!!”

five star review ~David, groom


Rustic Elegance

“Our wedding was magical and beautiful. Every wedding has its hiccups but at Buffalo Lodge, I didn’t have to worry about tthem. The staff was amazing and the venue is breath taking. We had our dream wedding and it was magical. They are a new venue but they handled our wedding like pros.”

five star review ~Bride


Wonderful Venue

“We had a very unique experience with Buffalo Lodge. We found the venue while still living in Arizona. We started to communicate with a previously employed coordinator from that point on until we moved out and were able to visit the venue. Along the way, she made accommodations to any requests we had and even matched other venues on certain features (champagne for wedding party while getting ready). When we were finally able to visit the venue, the Roosevelt was only blue prints- and not even finalized at that point. We were reassured that the venue would be great, and would definitely be done in time for our June, 2014 wedding. We were able to see inspiration photos and hear about all the details along the way… We booked the venue that same day without hesitations. We were kept up to date with the building process via e-mail and personal phone calls… The day of went smoothly as well and everything was as we pictured. I would definitely recommend Buffalo Lodge, and specifically the Roosevelt for an event space. The staff offers high quality service and the venue is breathtaking.”

five star review ~Cassie, bride


Stunning, private, and perfect!

“The owners at Buffalo Lodge went above and beyond for my wedding day. The entire day was AMAZING and I had so many compliments from my family and friends on how comfortable and beautiful everything was. I loved that we had the whole place to ourselves – it made things feel less stressed. I couldn’t have picked a better place to have our wedding and would recommend Buffalo Lodge to anyone in a heartbeat.”

five star review ~Michelle, bride


“The Buffalo Lodge Crew made things very stress free and are very fun and easy to work with. My family and friends are still talking about how much they enjoyed the wedding.”

five star review ~Courtney, bride