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About Us


Build It and They Will Come

We are committed to providing a warm 
and inviting ambiance with unexpected amenities.
Our food and beverage is our pride and joy and we treat it that way.
We always provide professional and personable service; from the
event planning process through the orchestration and management of your event.

Employees and Partners

It Takes a Village

We value our employees and partners. 
Our employees and partners share in our success and performance is rewarded. 
We include our employees in major decisions, have an open-door policy, and actively practice leadership vs. management.


Think Local-Recycle-Give Back

We actively seek out local vendors.
Our commitment to active memberships with Lawrence
organizations that promote both business and charitable outreach is ongoing.
We budget a percentage of our revenue annually for giving back to the Lawrence community. We institute and maintain practices that reduce energy use,
deforestation and landfills. Including a full recycling program for on-site and off-site events.



We are committed to exceeding expectations while offering fair and competitive pricing.


We strive to make every event a work of art. See what others have to say.

  • Hi Mike,

    May 6 2018

  • Hi Mike, We loved the gallery. The event went very well, a large credit to your staff and Aaron's much appreciated efforts. The food was...

    February 16 2018

  • Mike, Everything was excellent. Staff and attention to detail were very impressive.  Everyone loved the venue and the food and the family had a...

    February 19 2018
    Congratulations Bill!


  • Mike, Arterra Event Gallery is a rare and beautiful gem! You and Aaron did a magnificent job with our wedding! We are still breathless about...

    January 27 2018

  • Mike, It was absolutely amazing! The space was so beautiful and completely exceeded my expectations in every way, which I feel like were set...

    January 5 2018

  • Mike, we had the BEST time! You handled everything and I appreciate that so much! Can’t say enough good things about it all!!
    Alyssa &...

    December 30, 2017

  • Hello Mike, Everything was wonderful.  The food was amazing.  Our CEO loved the venue and loved the event, and wants to make sure we come back so...

    December 15 2017
    Security Benefit


  • Mike, Thank you and Aaron and your staff for all your efforts for us.  Staff had a great time and loved your space.  I heard only positive...

    Lawrence Memorial Hospital
    December 20 2017


  • Mike,

    We had the best day of our lives and everything went perfectly. Thank you so much for all your help! Fantastic experience.

    Ceremony & Reception
    November 4 2017

  • At a glance: You are in for an unforgettable experience at the Arterra Event Gallery. Between Mike Gehrs's expert event planning, the stunning and...

    Alicia & Steve
    September 14 2013

  • Mike, you, yet again, exceeed expectations! The food was delicious (shrimp was so incredibly well done and the flank steak was perhaps the best I'...

    Donor Appreciation Dinner
    September 2017



  • Mike, the tables looked great with the sunflowers. The food was delicious and It was nice working with you; you made it so easy for us!

    Corpus Christi Catholic Community

  • Mike was so helpful and accommodating from the very first tour we took of Arterra. Through the wedding planning stages he was very efficient and...

    September 30, 2017

  • Good morning Mike, It was a beautiful day and all of my expectations were met (and I have high expectations)!  The venue was clean, neat,...

    September 30, 2017

  • Hi Mike, We had such an amazing time!  Thank you and your staff so much for everything, and you literally did EVERYTHING!  From the minute I...

  • Hi Mike! Everything was absolutely perfect! Aaron was so great to work with and kept the entire night running smoothly. Everyone could not stop...


  • Hi Mike, Thank you for catching our vision for the Grouplink event and making it a success! You and Aaron were both great to work with. Everyone...

    September 17 2017

  • Thank you for doing an amazing job for my daughters wedding. We were blown away by your dedication to making her reception amazing.

    Madison & Zachary
    May 21 2017

  • My wife and I decided to host our wedding at Arterra and we couldn't be happier. From the initial visit, Mike was helpful and informative, even...

    September 2 2017

  • Mike, It exceeded our expectations!!  Our entire day went off without a hitch thanks to
    You and Aaron!  We cannot thank you enough for...

    September 9 2017

  • First off Arterra is amazing! Just had my wedding there on September the 3rd and it was an overall beautiful experience. Mike and Aaron helped...

    September 3 2017

  • Hi Mike, We, as usual, thoroughly enjoyed our time at Arterra last week.  The food was delicious, the service was great and the space was...

    Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship

  • Arterra Event Gallery is such an elegant, classy, modern, beautiful, and special venue!!! We felt at home as soon as we walked in. It was just an...

  • Mike,
    Your staff did a  phenomenal job. It was an incredible day, the attention to detail was incredible. From Etty's dressing room to the...

    Ceremony & Reception For Etty & Tony

  • Mike, It was so wonderful! It couldn't have gone smoother. It all came together very beautifully and we both had so much fun.
    Julie &...

    Ceremony & Wedding Reception

  • Mike - everything was great! Everyone loved the venue and the delicious food. Thank you and your staff for everything. Aaron was wonderful and...

    Ceremony & Wedding Reception

  • Mike, Let me say it was a wonderful event. The Arterra crew did such an amazing job. The food and Decor was wonderful, and we all had such an...

    Choir Appreciation Dinner

  • Hi Mike, Arterra was wonderful -- the space, the food, the arrangements -- really terrific! Everyone has said how impressed they were!

  • Mike, Michele said the party was ABSOLUTELY perfect and wonderful and fantastic - exactly what they wanted :) Thanks so so much for all of your...

    Congratulations Eli & Mary Lou!

  • Hello Mike, I have had a chance to discuss venue options with my supervisors for our Dean’s Club event and we all decided that it’s hard to choose...

  • Mike, Everything was perfect! The food was amazing and everyone had a great time. Our guests were raving about the food! We couldn't have asked...

    Ceremony and Wedding Reception

  • Hi Mike!  Everything was great and Aaron took such great care of us!  Your staff is so friendly and so helpful!  Everyone had a great time and...

    Calli & Peter

  • Hi Mike,
    Sending a super thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful reception Friday night!
    Everything looked lovely and...

    Theatre Lawrence

  • Mike, our event was spectacular—exceeded ALL expectations!!!

  • Wow! We had our wedding at Arterra, and it turned out amazing. I am not a detailed person, but thankfully Arterra and the staff are. Mike was very...

    Ceremony & Reception

  • Hi Mike, It was a GREAT event! Our leaders kept saying how awesome the space was and how perfect it was for our group. Aaron and team were...

  • On behalf of all of us, thanks so much for the amazing work your entire team did.

  • "The venue was great. I find that you either have a great venue and food is so-so, or great food and so-so venue. Arterra was perfect in both...

    Pregnancy Care Center

  • This place is huge, but intimate! The bathrooms feel like an upscale home, not an eatery! The VIP room is a fantastic bonus and the management...

  • Mike & Aaron, the Stephens Holiday party was a wonderful event. The food was very good, the venue was beautiful, the staff was great and we...

    Stephens Real Estate

  • Mike,
    Our thanks to you and the Arterra Event Gallery staff for being such fantastic hosts of our back-to-school mixer for teachers and...

    USD 497

  • Devin and I were so pleased with our experience at Arterra and are still able to look back on it with happy memories six months later!

    Wedding Reception

  • Mike, I cannot thank you enough for all that you did and all the hard work you and your staff put in. Aaron was incredible and so very patient. It...

    Congratulations Jessica & Jason

  • The perfect venue for the most perfect day. Mike and Aaron at Arterra helped plan every single detail and spent so much time making sure I was...

    Ceremony and Reception

  • Mike, Aaron and everyone at Arterra was wonderful every step of the way.

    Ceremony And Reception

  • Mike, everything was wonderful!  I was blown away by everything and I want to thank you so much for everything. Everyone couldn't stop talking...

    Ceremony & Reception

  • Hi Mike, we had a wonderful time. We felt very well taken care of by all Arterra staff. Aaron helped me check the slideshow in advance and...

    Department of Special Education

  • Mike, you, Aaron and your staff did a lovely job. I don't think we could have asked for anything more. Thank you for making it all happen. Our...

    Wedding Ceremony & Reception

  • Hi Mike!

    The evening was absolutely perfect!! The venue, food , and service. Aaron and the staff did an amazing job, thank you for...

    Social Event

  • Mike, I just wanted to let you know that the food, service, and event were amazing last night!! 

    Our students, faculty, and guests...

    Graduation & Awards Dinner

  • We have been here for several different occasions. Every time the experience has been wonderful! The food is always amazing, the décor is always...

  • Thanks Mike, We had a ton of compliments on the wedding, your venue, the food, drinks, and staff. We really appreciate your first-class...

    Ceremony and Wedding Reception

  • Your hospitality, facility and food were amazing. Everyone was so excited to see Arterra and we heard many compliments.

    IOM Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

  • Arterra Event Gallery is such a gem in Lawrence. Mike, Aaron, and the staff are exceptional and went above and beyond to make our vision a reality...

    Wedding Reception

  • Thank you SO MUCH for everything. We ended the journey with the most perfect, beautiful wedding we could have ever imagined.

    Ceremony and Wedding Reception

  • Everyone is still talking about how amazing everything was! 5 out 5 stars for the whole event. Everything was PERFECT! 

    Ceremony and Wedding Reception

  • Thank you for a wonderful evening! Everything was perfectly done. The room was beautifully decorated and the food was exceptional.

    Social Event

  • We have heard nothing but positive comments from our guests. The food, the service and the whole atmosphere was everything we hoped for.

    Chair Fundraising Event - Community Village Lawrence

  • We are thankful for your expertise and talent! The food was awesome! Seriously, love the food! You guys created a great atmosphere. 

    Heartland Community Health Center

  • IT WAS PERFECT! The room was beautiful, the staff so helpful, and the food and drink was to die for!! What wonderful memories we will have!

    Wedding Reception

  • I hosted a 200+ person dinner with a reception and panel program. The food and service were impeccable, and Arterra made hosting it a breeze.

    The Dole Institute of Politics