The Nelson-Atkins Rentals
Minimonies

Take your vows surrounded by unapparelled beauty in the cultural heart of Kansas City.

Whether it is an intimate moment for two or a small celebration for close family and friends, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art lends charm and magic to your day.

Minimonies allow for up to 25 people, including the couple and officiant.

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Availability & Pricing

All wedding ceremonies held in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park require a permit.

Permits are a one time, non-refundable payment of $500, required upon permit registration.

Minimonies occur year round.

Minimonies are scheduled for a 2 hour timeframe during the following times only.

Monday & Thursday:

  • 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Friday:

  • 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:

  • 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

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Permit Registration

Register to reserve a date/time and obtain your permit.

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Permit Terms

  • A minimony permit is valid for the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park only. Ceremonies are not permitted inside the museum.
  • There are no designated or reserved spaces for Minimonies.
    • The sculpture park is a public park and privacy is not guaranteed nor will it be enforced by the museum’s security team.
    • The museum reserves the right to close access to certain locations without prior notice.
  • Permit is valid for up to 25 people.
    • The museum reserves the right to charge an additional $100 for every person over.
  • Permit is valid for 2 hours including set up and tear down.
    • The museum reserves the right to charge an additional $250 for every half hour over.
  • Permit does not include:
    • Parking in the museum garage
    • Museum access (free, but must be reserved separately)
    • Staging areas
    • Bathrooms (available with museum ticket)
  • Permit is non-refundable and expires 6 months after issue.


Décor Policies

    • Modest florals and décor are permitted but set up and tear down cannot exceed the 2 hour permit window.
    • External vendor delivery is prohibited. Permit holder is responsible for all décor.
    • There are no loading or unloading areas provided.
    • Décor and supplies must be carried in, vehicles are not permitted in sculpture park.
    • Chairs are not permitted except for individuals with accommodation needs.
    • Small, wireless sound systems are permitted but must be battery operated.
    • Any equipment must be battery operated. Access to power is not provided.
    • Candles and open flames are prohibited.
    • Food and beverages are allowed but waste must be carried out by permit holder.
    • Tents and awnings are prohibited.
    • Confetti and rice are prohibited.
    • No items may be staked in the ground.
    • Items may not be hung or attached to buildings, sculptures, or trees. Examples include, but are not limited to: banners, balloons, streamers, signage, and other décor items.
    • Group may not block passageways, doorways, entrances, or exits.

    Museum security reserves the right to enforce further measures in the best interest of the protection of artwork and guest safety.


Contact Information

For further assistance, contact the Event Planning Department at events@nelson-atkins.org or 816.751.1234.


Permit Planning Map