Scheduled Events

View All Events

November 2014

SBS Open House

Monday, November 24th 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Brown-Chaffin Set-up

Friday, November 28th 2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Brown-Chaffin Wedding

Saturday, November 29th 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mojica Birthday Party

Sunday, November 30th 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

December 2014

Ewan Wedding Setup

Friday, December 5th 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Ewan Wedding

Saturday, December 6th 2014 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Fort-Gleason Wedding

Sunday, December 7th 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

School Messenger Christmas Party

Friday, December 12th 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thompson-Fleshman Reception

Saturday, December 13th 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Parrish Wedding

Sunday, December 14th 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Stratton-Alvis Set-up

Friday, December 19th 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Stratton-Alvis Reception

Saturday, December 20th 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Saporito-Rivers Wedding

Sunday, December 21st 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

January 2015

Hornback-Campbell Wedding

Sunday, January 4th 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Surprise Party

Friday, January 16th 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cates-Baker Reception

Sunday, January 18th 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Roark - Malone Set-up

Friday, January 30th 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Roark - Malone Wedding

Saturday, January 31st 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

February 2015

SBS - Farouk

Sunday, February 22nd 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SBS - Farouk

Monday, February 23rd 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SBS - Farouk

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

March 2015

SBS - Redken Classes

Monday, March 2nd 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Salute to Health Care

Thursday, March 12th 2015 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Privett-Horton Set-up

Friday, March 13th 2015 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Privett-Horton Reception

Saturday, March 14th 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Seneca HS Prom

Saturday, March 21st 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SBS - Man-Up Men Cutting Class

Monday, March 30th 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

April 2015

Thomas Jefferson School Prom

Saturday, April 11th 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson Prom

Saturday, April 11th 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Daggett-Summers Wedding

Sunday, April 12th 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

View All Events

Host Your Event With Us operates a 4,000 square foot event center in the historic Ramsay building constructed in 1901. The Ramsay Building is a three story structure located at the corner of 6th and Main in beautiful downtown Joplin, Missouri. To reserve the space for your event call 417-781-2238, or click here to email.  

Can I Have Both My Ceremony & Reception at the Ramsay?

Yes, of course! With smaller wedding parties, brides have opted to have chairs set up for the ceremony on one side of the room and used the other side for the reception with tables, chairs, and dance floor.

Brides with larger wedding parties have set up the room with guests sitting at the tables for both the ceremony and reception, with the tables placed around the room so all guests can see the ceremony.

Some brides will have the dance floor set-up in the center of the room and stand on that for the ceremony and then use it later for dancing the night away!

We invite you to schedule a time to tour our beautiful facility and see how our event space can be used for your special event!

Wedding Guest Books - Unique Ideas

Originally, a wedding guest book helped the married couple remember who attended their special day and organize their thank you notes. Instead of the run-of-the-mill guest book that often gets thrown at the back of a closet, how about trying something unique and creative that you’d be willing to display in your home!

Unique and interactive guest book alternatives are a fun way to get guests chatting and mingling at the start of your reception!

Wedding Guest Book Tips & Ideas
  • Make sure everyone signs it. Assign a member of the bridal party or other trusted friend to stand near it and ask guests to sign as they enter the party. Make it personal Rather than your guests just writing down their name and a short "Congratulations", ask them to write their favorite memory of you or advice for a happy marriage.
  • Photo guest books are popular options. Some companies offer guest books that have premade slots that are built to hold Polaroid snap shots or a photobooth image strip. You can also create your own DIY photobooth and purchase a standard scrap book for guests to fill with images.
  • A book of poetry is a smart choice for romantic couples. Choose a book of romantic poetry and encourage guests to leave notes in the margin.
  • A beautiful piece of pottery can be signed using a special ceramic marker. After the wedding, simply "fire" the piece in your own oven, and your memento can be displayed, or used regularly.
  • An object that references a favorite hobby like a guitar, surfboard, football, wine bottles, or boat paddles can be signed by guests and displayed in the home.
  • River rocks are a popular (and affordable) choice for eco-friendly couples. Guests write notes on the smooth surface of the stones, which are later displayed in the couple’s home.
  • Your engagement photo, framed with a wide white mat is the perfect surface for your guests to sign.
  • Large wooden letters, of your new monogram or spelling out "Love" can be found at most major arts and crafts stores. Display the signed letters in your home after the wedding.

Is it Really Bad Luck for the Groom to See the Bride Before the Ceremony?

During the time when arranged marriages were custom, the betrothed couple wasn’t allowed to see each other before the wedding at all. The wedding symbolized a business deal between two families (romantic, huh?), and a father would have been pleased for his daughter to marry a man from a rich, land-owning family. But he also feared that if the groom met the bride before the wedding and thought she wasn’t attractive, he’d call off the wedding, casting shame onto the bride and her family. Therefore, it became tradition that the bride and groom were only allowed to meet at the wedding ceremony so that the groom did not have the opportunity to change his mind.

Although arranged marriages are no longer common, most brides still don’t want their groom to see them all done up before the wedding. Many believe it makes the day more exciting and memorable. However, some couples feel they’ll be more relaxed if they see each other for just a few minutes before the ceremony. The added bonus is that you can take your formal pictures pre-ceremony when everyone is freshly done-up. It’s completely up to you and your groom. Talk about it before the big day arrives and find out what makes the most sense for you.