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Backwoods Venue 222 is nestled in the countryside of Missouri between Kansas City & St. Joseph. The stunning 30ft waterfall drapery & lights are graced by 2 balconies & 22 rooms that spaciously accommodate 300 guests. The outdoor versatility features our north patio with overhead lighting, a beautiful garden that leads to our original trappers lodge, and a restored windmill! Our venue holds the most beautiful sunsets & is a photographer's dream. Rich in history & handcrafted for celebration, we welcome you to our piece of paradise.

The Andrews
Bridal party infront of our native stone fireplace


We've decided to take a new

approach to give credit where it is due; because what's a wedding without the photos? Take a scroll through our newly updated gallery where we've featured recent weddings taken by some of the best photographers in the midwest captured right here at Backwoods!


"The moment we toured Backwoods we fell in love. The history of the venue and its unique features encompass its own magic. Our wedding day felt like a dream."

-Leah & Samuel Hudson

Bride & groom Leah & Samuel Hudson
View inside our venue


Handcrafted in 1968 and built for celebration! Our venue features many hidden gems, including our twenty foot native stone fireplace recognized on a Hallmark Christmas Card. Take a tour showcasing our one of a kind venue; you won't find another like us!

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