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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Weddings

Planning & Catering Services

The Raphael Hotel's experienced wedding planning team is eager to assist you in creating a memorable event here in Kansas City. The Raphael offers catering by our notable Chaz on the Plaza restaurant staff, customized wedding menus, wireless Internet access and audiovisual equipment.

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Wedding Planners

Katie Vandervelde, Sales Manager

Katie joined The Raphael as sales manager in Fall 2015 following a stint at an upscale historic property in Oklahoma. Katie connects easily and naturally with clients and has a special affinity for wedding events. "I love that at the Raphael we are able to make a special day for a guest that much more special," says Katie. "My favorite is giving a guest chocolate or champagne on their wedding night. It seems that the littlest things can leave the biggest impact or memory with the guest."

Reach Katie at 816-802-2136, or by email at


Tyler Kalina, Catering Manager

Tyler has 10 years of hospitality management experience in upscale boutique and nationally branded hotels. He joined The Raphael in 2012 as front desk supervisor. He has served as catering manager since mid-2014. "The Raphael experience is all about extending hospitality, being personable and making genuine connections," says Tyler. "This is what sets us apart from other hotels."

Contact Tyler at 816-997-9271, or by email at

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