Testimonials | Arterra-Event-Gallery


Hi Mike, Thanks for a wonderful event. Your hospitality, facility and food were amazing. Everyone was so excited to see Arterra and we heard many compliments. Thanks again, we look forward to future events at Arterra!

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. I planned my wedding from out of state, and I must say, Mike and Aaron were life-savers by making the process so easy. There is no way we would have had such an amazing reception if it were not for them. I would absolutely recommend anyone to Arterra, and am certain they will become the "go to" event space in the area. Thank you, Arterra staff for helping to make our special day so perfect!
Katie & Adam
July 12 2014


Wedding Reception

Mike, Thank you SO MUCH for everything. It's so crazy to think about how we signed on with you and a building with no staff, floors, bar, finished bathrooms, etc and ended the journey with the most perfect, beautiful wedding we could have ever imagined! We had the perfect amount of customization from our vision mixed with great ideas and suggestions from your team and experience. Knowing that we didn't have to worry about searching for an outsider catering company, a separate ceremony space, finding much decoration (the place is so beautiful as is, we didn't need to add much), or even a wedding planner (Mike, you pretty much took over much of that role for us) made the wedding planning process much more manageable. You and your staff (big props to Aaron) gave us such peace of mind with your attention to details, kindness and fantastic service. We could really tell that you and your staff genuinely cared about our happiness and how smoothly the day went. All of our guests were raving over how delicious the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and how flawless the day was. Thank you for making the best day of our lives everything that it was!
Brooke & Drew
August 9 2014




Ceremony and Wedding Reception

Hi Mike! We just wanted to say THANK YOU so much! Everyone is still talking about how amazing everything was! We are seriously just blown away with the professionalism of the entire staff and with how accommodating everyone was. We got many compliments on the food and how neat the venue was. Everything was PERFECT! Thank you again! You definitely went above and beyond! What a great place to have Katie and Blake's wedding. I cannot compliment this facility enough. Beautiful room, the food was awesome, Mike and the staff were excellent. Just a great place to have the wedding. A Happy Father here, 5 out 5 stars for the whole event.
Randy Meyer
Father of the Bride
May 24 2014



Ceremony and Wedding Reception

Thank you, Mike & Aaron & Staff for a wonderful evening recently for our daughters surprise 25th birthday party! Everything was perfectly done to our specifications. The room was beautifully decorated, as we requested. The food was exceptional, everyone raved over it. The staff was super helpful & friendly, especially Aaron, he was always available to answer any questions or provide us most anything we needed. You all helped us pull off a great surprise and make this a memorable evening we'll never forget. Thank you, all, so very much! 

Social Event



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  • 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