Kansas City’s Unique Event Spaces and Offsite Venues

If you’re looking for a standout space for your next gathering or want to arrange an unforgettable outing when the day is done, Kansas City has it covered.

Infuse your next event with regional history, world-class art encounters and treasured sporting traditions by including these popular venues, all easily accessible and accommodating to groups of every kind.


Downtown Highlights

Interior of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on a sunny day

Soaring architecture, skyline views and family-friendly favorites—find all this and more at KC’s Downtown venues, all within walking distance or easily reached via the free-to-ride KC Streetcar.

Union Station: From to the jaw-dropping Grand Hall to a state-of-the-art theater, Kansas City’s historic train station provides a picturesque setting for gatherings of all sizes.

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland: Stunning chandeliers, dramatic lighting and ornate decorations define this historic Main Street mainstay, steps away from the Kansas City Convention Center and popular Downtown hotels.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the soaring structure houses two distinct halls and is home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

Kansas City Public Library: Featuring a larger-than-life bookshelf, rooftop chess games and a majestic main hall, the KCPL’s Central Library is perfect for events ranging from whimsical to opulent.

College Basketball Experience: It’s a hands-on hoops heaven in the heart of Downtown KC. Design an immersive experience by transforming the venue’s courts into the ideal space for your event. Then, explore the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame for a look at some of the sport’s greats.

City Market: Set in the historic River Market neighborhood, the historic City Market is home to the city’s largest farmers market each weekend during the summer months. Events in the City Market can take advantage of a sprawling outdoor space and historic touches, all with stunning views of the city’s skyline.

Crown Center: Home to the award-winning American Restaurant, SEA LIFE Kansas City and LEGOLAND Discovery Center in addition to multiple hotels and theaters, Crown Center is capable of accommodating everything from after-hours outings to full-scale conferences.

Kansas City Live! Block: One of KC’s premier outdoor spaces plays host to concerts, watch parties and private gatherings of all kinds. Enjoy access to nearly a dozen bars and venues surrounding the covered event space.

Iconic Destinations

Kauffman Stadium Fountain with Clouds Above

If you’re looking to add a uniquely Kansas City touch to your gathering, these truly significant places along the KC landscape are certain to leave a lasting impression from the City of Fountains.

 

Kauffman Stadium: Home of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals and known as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the league, Kauffman Stadium (or “The K”) boasts a selection of available venues and meeting spaces.

Arrowhead Stadium: The Kansas City Chiefs’ resident venue boasts a reputation as one of the world’s loudest football stadiums. Arrowhead also welcomes some of the biggest names in music and is slated to host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Starlight Theatre: The striking outdoor theater offers a tranquil space nestled in Kansas City’s Swope Park, with multiple event spaces able to accommodate a vast range of event sizes and setup needs.

Kansas City Zoo: Give your group a walk on the wild side. A gathering at the Kansas City Zoo is accompanied by plenty of animal encounters at popular exhibits, from Elephant Expedition to the Helzberg Penguin Plaza.

Boulevard Brewing Co.: KC’s original brewery is home to some of the city’s most innovative and unforgettable event spaces. Whether you choose the stunning skyline views of the Muehlebach Suite or the game-friendly Rec Deck, your guests are certain to enjoy plenty of great tastes and toasts together.

Memorable Museums

Indoor courtyard at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, filled with white linen-covered tables

Kansas City’s rich history spans across the centuries and offers something for every interest. Add new depth to your event at one of these storied KC institutions.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Between an airy central hall punctuated by towering marble columns and the truly tranquil Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, the many venues at the Nelson-Atkins elevate events to a form of art.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: Soaring white walls, natural light and striking art pieces make Kansas City’s modern art museum a dramatic setting for any gathering. (It also provides plenty of crisp, colorful opportunities for event photos.)

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum: Leading the way among the nation’s presidential libraries, the newly renovated Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence provides an immersive look at regional history and national events.

Arabia Steamboat Museum: The sunken treasure of an 1856 steamboat has been transformed into a museum experience that takes you back in time and places a fascinating piece of regional history right at your fingertips.

National WWI Museum and Memorial: This fixture of the KC skyline delivers one of the city’s most breathtaking views. Inside, you’ll find a tremendous amount of flexibility for making plans, with many exhibit spaces, meeting rooms and a theater available.

American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Each historic space offers unique gathering opportunities—including a baseball diamond and a working jazz club—and the two museums share a foyer that makes access easy.

Interactive Adventures

Group at Blade and Timber

Hoping to add a more hands-on element to your next outing? Friendly competition and flavor-filled experiences can be found in every part of the KC area.

 

Blade and Timber: Just down the street from major convention hotels, unwind with a little friendly competition as you try your hand at tossing axes when the day is done. (While you’re there, make time to swing by Sinkers Lounge, a new mini golf-centered sister property next door.)

KC Wineworks: Complete with an event space available for rental, this Crossroads Arts District winery offers tastings, seasonal favorites like wine slushes and a robust selection of Missouri wines.

T-Shotz: Perfect your golf game and expect plenty of entertainment along the way. T-Shotz features 66 golf bays across three levels, plus two restaurant spaces and flexible meeting rooms.

No Other Pub: Beyond its place as a popular destination for catching a Sporting KC match, the Power & Light District sports bar offers shuffleboard, bowling, ping pong, darts and many more hands-on activities.

Culinary Center of Kansas City: You’ll feel right at home in the Culinary Center of Kansas City’s warm, welcoming shop. Pick up a few new skills and create something delicious together by selecting one of many available cooking event formats.