About the grand hall
Landmark Wedding & Event space
AN UPSCALE VENUE RICH IN HISTORY
In 1930, excavation began on what would be the tallest building in Missouri for 50 years. The 36-story skyscraper opened in 1931 as the headquarters of the Kansas City Power & Light Company. It is recognized as one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the United States and is a monument to the innovation of its time.
At its completion, the Power and Light Building was an exciting and impressive monument and remains the most recognizable and distinctive silhouette in the city’s skyline.
The large display windows along 14th and Baltimore were designed to showcase new electronic devices and appliances to illustrate the many uses of electricity. A two-story interior auditorium was used to conduct demonstrations of how electricity and these appliances could improve people’s lives.
KCP&L spared no expense with the construction of the building, which has a reinforced concrete structure and an exterior clad in Indiana limestone. The building boasts several signature features. The main focus of the tower was it’s novel lighting display; a 21-foot lantern, equipped with floodlights to create a luminous, flame-like effect. A two-story grand lobby space is rich with art deco ornamentation. Marble and granite form an impressive canvas for the decorative plaster moldings and custom white metalwork of the foyer.
CELEBRATE IN HISTORIC ELEGANCE
From custom banquet chairs to original art deco lanterns, every detail of The Grand Hall at Power & Light has been artfully chosen and carefully restored to exude classic glamour.
While the space can accommodate up to 500 guests, it allows creativity within the layouts to give a 150 person event a unique and intimate feel. When you reserve The Grand Hall, you’ll have access to our beautifully furnished suites and plush seating areas on the Mezzanine.
• 1,000 sq foot catering prep kitchen & partnerships with KC’s top catering companies
• AV, microphone & projection capabilities
• Spacious 72” round tables, banquet tables & cocktail tables
• Stunning marble restrooms to comfortably & quickly accommodate your guests
• Signature in-house bar package with local selections options
• 10,000 sq feet of usable dining & dancing space
• Gorgeous built in bar on the main level & two custom mobile bars on the Mezzanine
What is the maximum amount of guests that The Grand Hall at Power & Light can accommodate?
Does the Grand Hall provide tables and chairs? Yes, we provide 35 72” round tables (seats 10 comfortably), 20 six-foot banquet tables (seats 6 total, 3 per side, comfortably – we do not recommend placings guests on the ends), 20 30” cocktail tables (we recommend one cocktail table for every 25 guests) and up to 350 custom chairs. In addition to this, we have two mobile bars on the mezzanine level. These items are included in the venue pricing. No additional fees will be charged.
Do you provide table linens?
We provide floor-length black or ivory linens for every table that a person is sitting at – this excludes linens for extra tables such as gift table, cake table, buffets, DJ table, etc., but we are happy to add additional linen on to your order per your request. Also, a floor-length black or ivory linen is provided for one cocktail table for every 25 guests. These items are included in the venue pricing. No additional fees will be charged, unless you request additional linens to be ordered on your behalf.
Do you provide any china?
We do not provide china or water glassware, but we do provide bar glassware. We recommend you go through your caterer or a rental company for additional rentals.