Plan an Event

Entertain in the company of your friends, family, colleagues—and some of the world’s greatest art. This Kansas City cultural treasure becomes the showplace for your event, planned to perfection by our imaginative special events staff.

Information to Keep in Mind

  • A rental fee is required for each event. The amount may vary depending on spaces used and time spent in the museum.
  • Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the exclusive caterer for all museum events.
  • No political events can be held on premises.
  • The Event Planning Department can help you coordinate your special needs including catering, audio-visual equipment, music, flowers and other special requests.
  • For events occurring during non-museum hours, additional fees and restrictions may apply.

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Event Venues

Kirkwood-Hall-LargeSpaces available for rental at the Nelson-Atkins combine classic Beaux Arts style and modern sophistication.  More…

Weddings and Receptions

Tables set up for a wedding reception in Kirkwood Hall

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a stunning choice for your special day. Striking architecture and impressive works of art from around the world create a unique and remarkable setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Dramatic and flexible spaces are transformed to reflect your style and vision, creating a memorable celebration.


Event Menus

Event menus available at the Nelson-Atkins serve events of all types from luncheons to formal affairs. More…