Unique Rental Spaces for Memorable Events in Kansas City

Located near downtown Kansas City, the National WWI Museum and Memorial is a favorite meeting and event site for many local, national and international businesses. Our facilities are perfect for your rental, from intimate groups of 30 to large gatherings of thousands.

From formal receptions in the Auditorium Lobby and corporate board retreats in the Conference Room, to outdoor celebrations on the grounds, the Museum and Memorial can accommodate a variety of events. Our spaces for rent are ideal for conferences, holiday events, receptions, private parties, sales meetings, company outings and celebrations of life.

Our experienced staff will work with you from beginning to end to plan and host your event. We look forward to sharing the Museum and Memorial with you and your guests.

Private Events

Indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for any event, including seminars, concerts, dinners and receptions.

Nighttime dinner and party on the memorial courtyard at the base of the tower

Small Meetings

Rooms designed for retreats, off-site workshops and team building opportunities with up to 30 participants.

Small group of people in meeting with tables and chairs in classroom

Military Ceremonies

Poignant and moving venues for commissioning and promotion ceremonies, reunions and memorials. 

Close up of soldiers in uniform, showing medals on chests

The Museum's Over There Café provides catering services for breakfast, lunch, dinner and receptions. Clients renting event or meeting spaces may contact the Café for more information.

Over There Café
Melodie Johnson, Catering Manager

View Over There Café Catering Menu 

A/V equipment and capabilities vary by room, from microphones and set up for presentations, to video recording and simulcast capabilities in the Auditorium. 

Please consult the pricelist for costs on A/V support and contact us at 816.888.8111 or eventspace@theworldwar.org with more questions.

The Classroom or Conference Room can be rented for $100 for active-duty military meetings.

Room fees are waived for groups of 15 or more who cater their meals through the Over There Café and schedule a group tour for attendees.

Military Commissioning and Promotion ceremonies can be scheduled for no charge, in certain circumstances. 

Military Commissioning and Promotion ceremonies may be scheduled either on the Observation Deck or in Memory Hall at the National WWI Museum and Memorial at no charge when complying with the following guidelines:

  • Ceremonies must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. There is no guarantee that space will be available without prior written confirmation by the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
  • The National WWI Museum and Memorial will not set up any additional items including chairs, tables, flags, etc. All existing furniture must remain in place and may not be moved by the guests of the ceremony. Removal of existing furniture or modifications made to the layout of the space will result in penalty charges to the ceremony organizer.
  • Equipment needed for the ceremony must be approved in advance by the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
  • Ceremonies may not last longer than one hour, and if held in Memory Hall, ceremonies must be completed by 4:30 p.m.
  • Only clients who are currently active in the military will receive complimentary bookings in these locations for the purposes of Commission and Promotion ceremonies.

At this time, the Museum and Memorial does not book weddings or associated events.

Professional photo shoots and filming that takes place indoors within the Museum and Memorial must be coordinated through Karis Erwin at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org

View the Museum and Memorial photo policy

The National WWI Museum and Memorial has unique spaces available for Celebration of Life ceremonies and memorials.

The Courtyard, Auditorium and Lobby spaces allow guests to socially distance, utilize on premise audio visual equipment and hold a private reception following services.

For more information call 816.888.8111 or email eventspace@theworldwar.org.

Questions? Ready to book your event? Contact us at 816.888.8111 or eventspace@theworldwar.org.

Explore our spaces


Featuring plush seating and perfect for meetings, concerts, ceremonies and celebrations of life. Extensive audio-visual equipment and support is available.

Auditorium Lobby

The Auditorium Lobby features granite and black glass walls that offer a unique setting for dinners and receptions. Extensive audio-visual equipment and support is available.

Paul Sunderland Bridge

A suspended glass walkway, the Paul Sunderland Bridge offers a unique location for intimate dinner or mid-sized receptions, set over a field of 9,000 poppies.

Memorial Courtyard

The Memorial Courtyard offers spectacular views of Kansas City’s skyline. The 217-foot Liberty Memorial Tower provides the perfect centerpiece for your event.

Southeast Lawn

This spacious outdoor setting is perfect for concerts, company picnics, family reunions or as a staging area for events like 5K races and fun runs/walks.

North Terrace & Lawn

The National WWI Museum and Memorial grounds are perfect for concerts, company picnics, family reunions or military change of commands.


With its exposed brick walls, oversized dry erase board and Smart Board, this space is perfect for group retreats, small meetings or as a breakout room.

Board Room

The Board Conference Room, with its long table and A/V capabilities including a Smart Board, is ideal for board meetings, planning sessions or as a breakout room.

Museum Main Gallery

Inspire your guests with a private viewing of the Museum and Memorial's Main Gallery. Explore the history and artifacts from the war with exclusive access.

Liberty Memorial Tower

Enjoy the best view of the Kansas City skyline as you gaze out from the observation deck. Not available for rental by itself, the Tower and its incredible outdoor view can be added to your event.

Memory & Exhibit Halls

The Halls are great additions to any event. Part of the original Memorial opened in 1926, both halls serve as spaces for Museum exhibitions and are adorned with murals, wood paneling and ornate ceilings.

Booking an Event


To book your event or to get more information, please contact us at eventspace@theworldwar.org or 816.888.8111.