Kelly and Clay Wardlaw tied the knot with a beautiful summer wedding on June 17, 2017 at Ball Event Center! A celebration complete with a dance floor, delicious food, and selfie sticks made sure that the night would be enjoyed by all.

The couple met while both attending Pitt State 17 years ago. They were friends for a while and eventually ended up dating from 2005-2009. “We went our separate ways for a while but got back together a year and a half ago and couldn’t be happier,” said Kelly.

When asked about their experience planning their reception at Ball Event Center, “We really loved that we could come in the day before and set up all of our own decorations,” said Kelly. “Michael was so easy to work with and the location is close to hotels – perfect for both of our families coming in from out of town.”

The newlyweds played “The Shoe Game” followed by some heartfelt speeches from the bride and groom’s closest family and friends including the Maid of Honor, Best Man, and a tearful toast from the Mother of the Bride. Kelly and Clay shared their first dance as a married couple to “Reunited” by Top and Jinky, and a sweet video of how the couple met played for all guests to enjoy.


If you’re ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams, Ball Event Center would love to help! When you book your wedding at Ball, you’ll find that wedding planning is a breeze. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional wedding, or something more personal and unique to your style, Ball Event Center has the space that can be designed to be the wedding you’ve always wanted.

For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Michael Nicoski at Ball Event Center at (913) 322-4980. Michael looks forward to showing you our beautiful facility and helping you bring the wedding of your dreams to life!