A LANDMARK EVENT SPACE

ABOUT OUR VENUE

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— THE GRAND HALL —

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Bridal & Groom’s Suites and plush seating areas on the Mezzanine.

 

 

Other features of the space include:

• 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

 

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THE GRAND HALL AT POWER & LIGHT

1330 BALTIMORE AVENUE

KANSAS CITY, MO 64105

816.384.2284

A LANDMARK EVENT SPACE

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