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 and award ceremonies. The audio-visual system includes a data/video projector, a large presentation screen with retractable doors, podium with an in-laid screen, lapel and hand held microphones and an A/V technician. Food and beverage is not allowed in the Auditorium.

J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby

J.C. NICHOLS AUDITORIUM LOBBY

The uniquely shaped Auditorium Lobby features granite and black glass walls that frame the perfect setting for dinners and receptions. A projector, presentation screen and microphone are included for your event.

J. C. Nichols Auditorium and Lobby

J.C. NICHOLS AUDITORIUM & LOBBY (COMBINATION)

The Auditorium and Lobby are great for seminars, workshops, conferences or company meetings. Both spaces come fully equipped for your A/V needs.

PAUL SUNDERLAND GLASS BRIDGE

The Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge offers an incredibly unique experience to make any dinner or reception unforgettable. Guests are awestruck by the view of the Liberty Memorial tower overhead as well as by the field of 9,000 poppies directly below the bridge.

Memorial Observation Deck

MEMORIAL OBSERVATION DECK

The deck of the Memorial is a fabulous setting for elegant dinners and receptions and 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

The Memorial Grounds are available April through October. This spacious setting is perfect for concerts, company picnics, family reunions or military change of commands.

North Lawn

NORTH LAWN

The Memorial Grounds are available April through October. This spacious setting is perfect for concerts, company picnics, family reunions or military change of commands.

Classroom

CLASSROOM

The classroom, with its exposed brick wall and WWI images, provides a great space for creative minds. With the dry erase board, TV/VCR combo & presentation screen this space is perfect for group retreats, small meetings or a break out room. The room can be set up in meeting or classroom style. Food for your meeting in the classroom or conference room must be ordered from the Museum’s Over There Café.

Conference Room

CONFERENCE ROOM

The conference room features a handsome table that will accommodate your meeting needs. This room is ideal for board meetings, planning sessions or a break out room, and it includes a moveable presentation screen and dimmer light switches. Food for your meeting in the classroom or conference room must be ordered from the Museum’s Over There Café.

National World War I Museum

NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY

Looking to wow your guests or that special client? Want to thank your staff for their hard work? Inspire them with a private viewing of the one and only National World War I Museum. 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

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 outdoor event. From 1926 to 2006 Exhibit Hall, the west building, served as the main museum gallery of the Liberty Memorial and now serves as space for special, limited-run museum exhibitions. Memory Hall looks much as it did when the Liberty Memorial opened in 1926. The interior, initially intended to be a meeting room for “patriotic societies,” is ornately adorned with impressive murals, wooden paneling, and a gold-star decorated 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 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 does not book weddings.