Venue Reviews

Scroll through the below reviews to see what people are saying, or click on the blue button to read recent customer reviews posted to the knot – THANK YOU to everyone who has taken a moment to share with us about your experience at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art!

For more information or to tour Kemper Museum event spaces, contact Betty Kindler, special events manager at 816-457-6114, or bkindler@kemperart.org.

Kemper's staff was excellent

"Kemper Museum was a fantastic place to have our wedding reception. It was beautiful and unique being surrounded by artwork during our speeches, dinner, and reception. We had comments from a number of guests saying that they hadn't been to a wedding at such an interesting venue. Kemper's staff was excellent in planning, making decisions, and preparing beforehand. During the event, the staff was friendly, helpful, and very professional. The food was excellent and their staff did a great job of preparing and serving. We've got some *beautiful* photos of wedding attendees with the interesting decor around them, and we're absolutely thrilled we had the opportunity to use the space for our reception. We recommend checking out the museum ahead of time and figuring out which exhibits will be on display if you're trying to pick the right date to have an event!" 

Chris H.

Having the wedding at Kemper was the best decision we made

"We recently celebrated my son's wedding at kemper. It was a huge hit with our family and friends! The wedding coordinators betty and natasha were extremely organized and answered all our questions and concerns. They really have the process down. The venue itself is lovely and classy. Our son and daughter-in-law are very artsy so it personified there personalities! We probably got the most compliments on the food buffet. Literally every dish was absolutely delicious! We picked chicken and steak as the main entree. The salad with strawberries, nuts, and cheese is to die for! In addition the wait staff was very attentive, keeping the food replaced as needed! Afterthe reception the staff was so great about helping us get everything packed up! Having the wedding at Kemper was the best decision we made. This is a completely honest review, I’m not embellishing at all!"

–Lou

Our wedding was stunning

"My husband and I had high hopes when we chose Kemper Museum, and the planning staff absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. Our wedding was stunning! We wanted a venue that could 'flip,' was beautiful, unique, and easily accessible for our out of town guests (some coming from as far away as Russia). One of the hidden gems of planning your wedding at Kemper Museum is that you get Natasha and Betty as planners. We currently live on the East Coast, and I was amazed at how easy it was to work with them and how accommodating they were when we asked to make a few last minute changes. Bonus: Natasha is bilingual with Russian, which made my husband's grandmother feel so much more welcomed and included in the big day! Thank you for the wedding of our dreams."

–Sarah & Ivan

Could not have asked for a better day

"I could not have asked for a better ceremony and reception place. Our wedding was absolutely amazing! I would pick Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art over and over again. Between Betty, Natasha, and all the wonderful staff, our night was literally perfect. Working with Betty and Natasha made planning our wedding super easy and stress-free. I could not have asked for a better day. Everyone who came has raved about how great it was in addition to how amazing the food was. Having our wedding here was the best wedding decision I made through the entire process."

–Shelby W.

A magical evening for us and our guests

"We recently had our daughter's wedding reception at Kemper Museum in Kansas City. Betty and Natasha were wonderful to work with through the entire process. As we arrived at the reception everything was set up just as we wished. The staff was very attentive and met our every need. The food was as we expected from our tasting. The people at the last table to be served had as much choice of food as the first table. The evening was a magical evening for us and our guests. Thank you all."

—The Balzanos

Absolutely perfect big day

"A huge thanks to you and your staff for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone had a fantastic time. Many of our guests commented on how much they loved the museum. Thank you for helping us plan our big day!"

—The Wilkinsons

Such a memorable event

"I and the Make-A-Wish Foundation want to thank you for your generosity in helping with JoAnna's Wish. We had a great time – enjoyed the museum, food was great and everything was so nice! Thank you for making this wish so memorable."

—Vicki S. 

Excellent service

"As always, everything at Kemper Museum came off without a hitch. We heard many enthusiastic reviews of the food. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere always speaks for itself. You and your team did a fantastic job, and we all want to thank so much for your efforts. Two daughters. Two wedding receptions at Kemper Museum. Two fabulous affairs."

—Skip Q. 

Insanely delicious menu

"Our 'Love Feast' was even more special than we imagined it could be. Greg and I cannot thank you enough for your help along the way. The menu we created was insanely delicious. Everyone is still raving about the Bully Porter slider. Absolutely scrumptious! Your positive attitude always put us at ease. Along with your professionalism in working with Dan, Lou, and all the other vendors made the process smooth and enjoyable. It was an incredible party from start to finish. Thank you again. We couldn't have asked for more! Wishing you all the best."

—Ashley & Greg N. 

Everything ran smoothly

"Thank you so much for helping us plan and produce a great wedding. We love Kemper Museum and we love the advice you gave to us. You made everything run so smoothly, so we were able to enjoy the day. Thanks again!"

—Janis 

Outstanding attention to detail

"Julie and Michael and I were so happy with our experience of the Parker/Prewitt Wedding. It would not have been the perfect event that it was without much hard work and attention to detail by you and your staff. Food, drink and service were all outstanding! Thank you so much for facilitating a lovely and happily memorable evening."

—Jennifer P. 

Top-notch event

"Where to begin? Our event last weekend was a great success thanks in large part to your coordination, guidance and commitment to excellence. Kudos to the entire staff as well. The food, set-up and oversight during the event were top-notch. I will gladly recommend Kemper Museum and encourage anyone who is looking for a fabulous space to call "our friends" over at Kemper Museum. Working with you was an honor."

—Lauren 

Perfect wedding day

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect. I wouldn't have changed anything. I loved every moment & will always think fondly of Kemper Museum."

—Elizabeth 

A wonderful night for all!

"The wedding and reception were absolutely AWESOME! Natasha did a great job getting everything ready for the event. She was wonderful. She put out the table numbers, place cards, and menu cards (she even made sure to get the vegan menu cards in the right seats).  

The atmosphere was beautiful (and perfect), the appetizers were really tasty, the dinner was delicious, and the service was outstanding. I can't say enough positives about the evening. It was PERFECT in every way!

A wonderful night for all! Thank you for your suggestions for florists and cake - we were very happy with everything! If you ever need a great band Lonnie McFadden was so incredible. The kids have loved him for years and we've seen him at the Phoenix several times - they made the evening so much fun and were absolutely amazing.

The museum couldn't have been more beautiful or more perfect for the wedding."

Ann S.

Everyone raved about the event

"The Kemper Museum was a lovely venue for our Son's rehearsal dinner. Betty and Natasha were wonderful to work with. They are organized and efficient. Every detail was taken care of. The food was absolutely delicious. The service and support staff were very professional. Everyone raved about the event. I highly recommend."

–Diane B.

The evening was all that we had hoped for and more

"Dear Betty and Natasha, thank you both for all that you did to plan and orchestrate Sarah and Juan’s wedding last Saturday evening! The evening was all that we had hoped for and more. Everything was so beautiful; the food was delicious and the evening ceremony and reception ran so smoothly. Thank you for all that you did to make the magic happen in one of the most important nights of our lives. We greatly appreciate all your efforts and the efforts of Kemper Museum staff who were so gracious and helpful when we were getting ready in the afternoon and throughout the evening. A heart felt thank you to all of you!"

Naomi

A beautiful reception that received many compliments

"My husbands' and mine 3 biggest priorities for our wedding reception was that it has amazing food, be a "fun" location, and support a nonprofit, and Kemper Museum satisfied all criteria fully! An added bonus I did not think about was getting Betty and Natasha as event planners; they went above and beyond to help me plan and make sure everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. The rest of the museum staff on the night of the event was marvelously efficient and kind as well, from the bar tenders to the busboys to the art protection specialists. The museum's handling of planning, rentals, catering, and the bar severely cut down on the amount of vendors I had to juggle, which was a great relief and made planning a wedding by myself a breeze. All in all, it was a beautiful reception that received many compliments, while also being surprisingly affordable. I recommend anyone seeking a unique, easy-to-work-with event space to seek them out."

–Emily O.

The entire evening could not have been more perfect..

"We had our son's rehearsal dinner at Kemper Museum. The entire evening could not have been more perfect! The room looked absolutely gorgeous, the food was spectacular and the service was incredible! Thank you, Betty and Natasha, for making our evening far exceeded our expectations!"

–Cyndie And Alan J