The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson Deluxe Reception

Minimum 50 | 2 hours | $79 per person

Additional Hours

$22 per person, per hour

Premium Bar

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mineral Water

Club Soda, Tonic Water, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice

Imported & Domestic Bottled Beer

Red & White Reserve Wines

Sapphire Gin, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Bourbon, Dewar’s Scotch, Skyy Vodka, Vermouth

Passed Hors ´D Oeuvres

~select four~

Cheese / Vegetable

Basil Biscuit with Strawberries & Mascarpone with Aged Balsamic Glaze

Boursin Cheese Tartlet with Red Onion Jam

Brie & Caramelized Pear Crostini

Sage Derby Tartlet with Pear Jam & Fried Sage

Poultry / Pork

Pancetta & Shitake Mushroom Tartlet with Smoked Onion Chutney

Thai Green Curried Chicken Salad in a Phyllo Cup with Golden Raisin Marmalade


Mini Cucumber Cup with Shrimp Remoulade Salad

Smoked Salmon Rillettes in a Parmesan-Dill Éclair

Jumbo Lump Crab & Citrus Salad in Phyllo Cup


Short Rib Crispy with Jalapeno Marmalade

Sliced Beef Tenderloin on a Boursin Tartlet with Tomato-Bacon Chutney

Cheddar-Jalapeno Corn Muffin with Beef Tenderloin, Crème Fraiche & Micro Onion

Food Displays

~select one~

Market Crudité

Grilled Roasted, Raw & Marinated Seasonal Vegetables with Balsamic Vinaigrette & Avocado-Ranch

Crema, Artichoke Hearts, Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Green Beans, Red & Yellow Peppers,

Squash, Olives, Portobello Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes & Zucchini

(Vegetable Selections may vary based on Seasonal Availability)

Fromage & Fruit

Assortment of Imported & Domestic Cheeses Accompanied by Seasonal Fresh Berries,

Dried Fruit & Nuts, Served with Lavosh & Assorted Gourmet Crackers

Sample Cheeses Include

Cheddar with Guinness, Sage Derby, Manchego, Drunken Goat,

Boursin, Brie & Caramel, Stilton, Cambozola & Seasonal Selections

Ceviche Bar

Served in Mini Martini Glasses with Fried Plantains & Tri-Color Tortilla Chips

Red Snapper, Orange & Watermelon

Scallop, Yellow Tomato & Avocado

Shrimp, Serrano Chile & Fennel

Old World Antipasto

Old World Style Assortment of Meats, Cheeses, Marinated Vegetables

Lavosh and Crackers, Prosciutto, Hard Salami, Mortadella, Assorted Imported Cheese

Marinated Mozzarella, Long Stem Artichokes, Mixed Olives, Balsamic Cipollini Onions & Mushrooms

Basil & Sundried Tomato Pestos, Roasted Peppers & Pickled Vegetables


Served with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Teriyaki Dipping Sauce & Smoked Soy Vinaigrette

Thai Chili Beef, Asian Peanut Teriyaki Chicken, Indian Curried Shrimp & Garlic-Herb Marinated Vegetable

Add Patisserie

$9 per person

Flourless Chocolate Petit Fours

Salted Caramel Truffles

Nelson Key Lime Pies

Passion Fruit Tartlets with Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Bean Cream



Menu prices listed are per person plus applicable service fees. Menu prices are subject to change without notice. The museum is a not-for-profit entity and does not charge sales tax. A service charge is added to the food and beverage components of an event. Minimum of 50 people required. Events for less than the minimum require 50% of the difference.
THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART  |  For event rental questions or to reserve space call 816-751-1234 or email