Private Events

Plan an Event of Historic Proportion

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J.C. Nichols Auditorium

J.C. NICHOLS AUDITORIUM

The J.C. Nichols Auditorium, featuring plush, comfortable seating, is perfect for corporate meetings, seminars, concerts and award ceremonies. Extensive audio-visual equipment and support is available.

J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby

J.C. NICHOLS 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

PAUL SUNDERLAND BRIDGE

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

MEMORIAL COURTYARD

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

Southeast Lawn

SOUTHEAST LAWN

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

North Terrace and Lawn

NORTH TERRACE AND NORTH LAWN

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

Classroom

CLASSROOM

The Classroom, with its exposed brick wall provides a great space for creative minds. With the oversized dry erase board and Smart Board, this space is perfect for group retreats, small meetings or as a break out room. The space can be set up in meeting or classroom style. Food for your meeting in the classroom or conference room must be ordered from American Dining Creations at 816.888.8130.

Board Conference Room

BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM

The Board Conference Room is ideal for board meetings, planning sessions or break out. Food for your meeting in Board Conference Room must be ordered from American Dining Creations at 816.888.8130.

Museum and Memorial Main Gallery

NATIONAL WWI MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL MAIN GALLERY

Inspire your guests with a private viewing of the National WWI Museum and Memorial Main Gallery. Experience the songs of the period, see an original WWI tank, create your own propaganda poster and learn why the First World War wasn't the last. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Galleries.

LIBERTY MEMORIAL TOWER

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

Memory Hall

MEMORY AND EXHIBIT HALL

The Halls are great additions to any event. From 1926 to 2006 Exhibit Hall served as the main museum gallery. It now serves as space for limited-run museum exhibitions. Memory Hall looks much as it did when it opened in 1926. The interior, initially intended to be a meeting room, is adorned with impressive murals, wood paneling and an ornate ceiling.

 

Steps to Book a Corporate Event:

  1. Reserve Your Date
    Please contact Carrie Shoptaw at 816.888.8111 or eventspace@theworldwar.org. We can place a hold on a date for a maximum of three weeks.*
     
  2. Schedule a Site Visit
    Please call us at 816.888.8111 or e-mail eventspace@theworldwar.org to make an appointment to see the facility and discuss the event details.
     
  3. Submit a Deposit
    In order to confirm your date, you must remit a $300 nonrefundable deposit (not required for events in the Classroom or Board Conference Room). You can pay by check or credit card.


    *If the date you are holding is requested by another organization, we will ask that you confirm your date with a deposit within three business days or the date will be released to the next client. Please note that at this time, the Museum and Memorial does not book weddings or associated events.