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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.

  • 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