The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson Reception

Minimum 50 | 2 hours | $73 per person

Additional Hours

$28 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


Light Hors d’oeuvres

Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini meatless entre

Boursin Mushroom Puff Hot meatless entre

Bacon Butternut Squash Ricotta Crostini

Crab & Mango Salad Crostini

Mini Nelson Key Lime Pie



~select one appetizer & 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 dish dairy-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