Built in 1924, The Somer Stone Wedding Chapel and Event Center was previously known as The First Baptist Church of Odessa. It was purchased and renovated by the Heart of God Fellowship. It is located in the heart of downtown Odessa, and just 35 minutes from Kansas City and 45 minutes from the airport. It is a unique venue for weddings, parties, celebration of life ceremonies, conferences, and meetings. The Chapel has beautiful stained glass windows, antique tin tiled ceilings and oak hardwood flooring, oak pews with red velvet cushions, upper and lower level seating, and gives you a sense of its 1924 history and elegance. There is a ramp into the chapel for handicap access.
The lower level beneath the chapel was renovated last year into a ballroom that comfortably seats 150 guests, has a state of the art audio visual system, portable microphone, 12 ft drop down screen, ceiling mount projector (HDMI and VGA compatible; can connect your iPhone, mp3 player, or laptop) and surround sound. Laptop is not provided. There are 3 portable bars, a large serving kitchen, large dance floor/DJ/Band setup area, and private restrooms. Ballroom can be accessed from 3 different stair cases, one on either side of the chapel and one from the Grooms room. Side entry for catering, florists and bakery. There are 6-8 ft. rectangular or 60" round tables for bridal party and 60” round tables - 6-8 chairs per tables for quest dining.
This is a smaller room on the main level that seats 35-40 guests and can be used for rehearsal dinners, showers, parties or meetings. There are 6- 60” round tables with 6-8 chairs per table and an 8 ft. buffet table with linen choice of black or white. We can recommend rental linen services from the KC area for custom colors. Wifi available.
Come in early and let them pamper you! This large, comfortable room is complete with an oversized vanity and full length mirrors, excellent lighting, and enough seating for your bridal party to relax. This is a great room for pictures with Mom and Bridesmaids, while preparing for your walk down the aisle. It is adjacent to the smaller event room that can be used for overflow or lunch while you get ready.
This room is located far enough from the Brides room, so no one sneaks a peek! Large comfortable room with access to the kitchen downstairs and is equipped with a television and Wifi, so you can relax while your bride gets ready for you. There is a room adjacent for the clergy, minister or officiant to dress and relax as well.
It's critical to select your wedding venue early on. If you're interested in seeing what our availabilities are, please reach out.
Or if you'd like to come by and see the space, we would love to give you a personal tour.
In addition to weddings, we also rent out our facility for office meetings, parties, concerts, and more! Our flexible space with full kitchenette allows for a wide range of events.
If you're interested in learning more about our rental options, reach out to us.