Owners showcase newly renovated Brownstone Wedding and Event Venue

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Brides and Grooms in Northeast Kansas have a new place to walk down the aisle.

"We decided why not, why don't we just try it," said owner Connie Brown.

Owners of Topeka's newest event space, say the Brownstone Wedding and Event Venue has it all.

"There was nothing in Topeka that had the indoor and outdoor space that we could see here in the barn so we decided to give back to Topeka and create the venue," said Connie.

Community members were invited to an open house to showcase the Brownstone Sunday afternoon.

"The community has been involved for 90 years so we wanted to open it up because we have made a lot of renovations and we know that a lot of people are curious to what we've been doing," said Managing Director Abbey Brown.

The historic building in Northwest Topeka was originally designed as a dairy barn in 1927. Later taking life as a series of family homes, small businesses, and most recently a bed and breakfast, before being purchased by Steve and Connie Brown in early 2016.

"This was one project we went into not knowing what we really had for a building," said Steve, who has worked in the construction business in Topeka for 30 years. "I was able to bounce things off of engineers and architects, and everyone agreed it was a really unique space that needed to be saved, needed to be renovated."

The main barn area serves as a 2400 sq ft. reception space holding up to 200 people. The venue is complete with two bridal and one grooms lounge. A sunken limestone patio, the original salt glazed block silo renovated into a wine cellar and bar, as well as a downstairs break out space for business events.

"It was so much fun I just wanted to be at the open house and relive the weekend all over again," said Janice Hanney.

Hanney's son was the first to tie the knot at the newly remodeled space last weekend.

"It was really fun to see them walk into the brownstone and just see the barn rafters and the chandeliers and just the elegance of it all," said Hanney.

The Brownstone is currently taking event reservations. For more information call 785-235-0057 or email events@thebrownstonetopeka.com.