The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson Deluxe Reception

Minimum 50 | 2 hours | $88 per person

Additional Hours

$27 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, Bulleit Bourbon, Dewar’s Scotch, Tito’s Vodka, Vermouth


Hors d’ oeuvres

~select four~


Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini meatless entre

Vegetable Tartare Cornet meatless entre vegan dishdairy-free

Boursin Mushroom Puff meatless entre

Brie Sage & Pear Tart meatless entre

Tomato Artichoke Feta Crostini meatless entre

Polenta Tot with Mushroom Fricassee vegan dish meatless entre dairy-free


Bacon Butternut Squash Ricotta Crostini

Buffalo Bleu Chicken Tart Hot

Short Rib Crispy with Jalapeno Marmalade Hot

Caper Dijon Beef Tartare Cornet dairy-free

Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Horseradish Aioli


Crab & Mango Salad Crostini

Tuna Tartare Cornet dairy-free

Crab Rangoon Phyllo Hot

Sushi Rice Cake with Sesame Tuna gluten freedairy-free

Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese & Fried Capers on Crostini

Mini Cucumber Cup with Shrimp Remoulade Salad gluten free



~select one~

Mason Jars

~select two~

Mac & Cheese/ Burnt Ends

Shrimp E’touffee/ Rice

Mashed Potato/ Short Rib

Polenta/ Mushroom Ragout gluten free meatless entre vegan dish

Green Chile Pork/Pinto Beans gluten free

Fromage & Fruit gluten free meatless entre

Assortment of Imported & Domestic Cheeses Accompanied by Seasonal Fresh Berries

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

Sample Cheeses Include: Cheddar with Guinness, Sage Derby, Manchego, Drunken Goat, Boursin, Brie & Caramel, Stilton, Cambozola & Seasonal Selections

Old World Antipasto gluten free

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



~select one appetizer and two dessert bites~

$13 per person


$9 per person per selection

Three Cheese Fried Risotto gluten free meatless entre

Mini Bean Tostadas with Pickled Vegetables and Queso Fresco gluten free meatless entre vegan dish

Tomato Basil Soup Shooter with Grilled Cheese Bite meatless entre

Premium Party Popcorn

Chorizo Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms dairy-free gluten free

Mini Smoked Pork Tostadas with Pickled Vegetables and Queso Fresco gluten free

Bite-Size BLTs dairy-free

Petite Beef Tacos

Petite Chicken Tacos

Lemon Garlic & Herb Tiger Shrimp gluten free

Two-Bite All-American Burgers

House Made Fennel & Goat Cheese Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce gluten free

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders




$10 per person 

~select up to four~ 

Salted Caramel Truffles gluten free

Smores Pops vegan dishdairy-free

Lemon Tarragon Créme Brûlée with Orange Marmalade

Almond Vanilla Raspberry Cake with Coulis gluten free

Mocha Quinoa Crunch Cornet

Cereal Milk Panna Cotta Pops

Lavender Berry Shooter with Vanilla Bean Meringue vegan dish dairy-free



Hot This item is best served warm. Passing is not recommended
gluten free Made with gluten-free ingredients. The Nelson-Atkins is not a gluten-free environment.
meatless entre Meatless vegan dish Vegan dairy-free Dairy Free
This item contains nuts


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