Event Rental

Entertain in the company of great art

Event Spaces The art of entertaining

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the art & soul of Kansas City. When we aren’t celebrating a family festival, hosting a lavish gala or presenting an artist talk, museum spaces can be rented to members and the public.

From grand settings for unforgettable events to distinctive spaces for meetings and luncheons, the Nelson-Atkins has a variety of venues perfect for any occasion.


Planning a special event? Contact Event Planning at 816.751.1234, events@nelson-atkins.org or contact form.

Weddings and Receptions A stunning choice for your special day

Be it an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the most distinguished venue in the city for your occasion.


Photo credit: Alea Lovely Photos

Minimonies Take your vows surrounded by unparalleled beauty in the cultural heart of Kansas City

Whether it is an intimate moment for two or a small celebration for close family and friends, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art lends charm and magic to your day.


Photo credit: Andrea DeLong

Corporate The ultimate way to mix business with pleasure

The Nelson-Atkins is the perfect place to entertain coworkers, clients and colleagues. We offer modern meeting spaces for small, intensive sessions and an auditorium for large, formal presentations. Our versatile spaces afford you many options for treating the team to lunch, cocktails or dinner.

In the warmer months, Art Course (our 9-hole mini golf course) is the perfect spot to socialize, celebrate and team build.


Rates & Policies Event rentals support our mission

Hosting your event at the Nelson-Atkins is a unique way to support our mission and keep admission free to over 500,000 visitors annually.

You do not need to be a member of the museum to reserve space, however, members at certain levels do enjoy discounted venue rental rates. Rental fees vary depending on space used and time spent in the museum. See our Event Rental Rates. Events that take place during non-museum hours may incur additional fees or restrictions.

To uphold quality & excellence of our building, collection & community, all event rental arrangements must abide by our Special Event Policy

Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the exclusive caterer for all museum events. No political events can be held on premises.

Planning a special occasion? Contact Event Planning at 816.751.1234 or events@nelson-atkins.org.