Event Space

DEED Theater

The Delta Athenaeum event space has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the “Kansas City Athenaeum Club House” since 1979. With three levels and 15,000 square feet of office, meeting and event space, the Grecian architectural building is well-preserved with most of its original features.

The main level features a spacious grand foyer with custom-designed tile flooring, as well as two classic parlor rooms adorned with fireplaces and meeting space for 15-20 attendees.

The two-story ballroom/auditorium, with velvet-curtained stage and seating for up to 250 guests, is renowned for its magnificent chandeliers and colossal stained- glass windows. At the rear of the ballroom is a catering prep area for banquet service.

The third-floor balcony music room overlooks the ballroom and has capacity of 100 guests. With a barrel-vault ceiling and sliding windowed-wall enclosure, the balcony room was originally commissioned as a concert hall for the Conservatory of Music. The third floor also features a bridal suite at the top of a red-carpeted stairway for an elegant wedding processional.

The ground level entrance on the first floor enhances the accessibility of the building and has a large multi-purpose room. This level is ideal for meetings. An elaborate stone fireplace provides an impressive backdrop for any activity in this multi-purpose room. This level is replete with an expansive commercial kitchen and storage area that has served as the home for many of Kansas City’s most popular caterers.

Guests with mobile accessibility needs should enter the first level side entrance off Campbell Street for stair lift access the second-level ballroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete and submit the online Delta Athenaeum Facility Reservation Form. Our property manager will follow-up within 48-hours to confirm availability and provide pricing for the event.

A 50% deposit is required at the time an event contract is signed. The full balance of the rental fee is due 30 days before the event.
Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Electronic payments are handled through Paypal.

For cancellations at least 60 days before an event, a $200 cancellation fee will be deducted from the booking deposit. The remaining booking deposit is refundable or can be applied to a future event within one year of the cancellation date.

There is no refund for cancellations less than 60 days before the event. However, if the cancellation is made at least 30 days before the event, the $200 cancellation fee will be deducted and the remaining booking deposit can be applied to a future event within one year of the cancellation date.

Beverages with alcohol cannot be served at any event with a predominant presence of persons under the age of 21 (i.e. Sweet 16 celebrations, Quinceaneras, high school or college parties)

Beverages with alcohol can be served at private events with a predominate presence of guests 21-years and older. A certified bartender must dispense all such beverages to age-appropriate guests. No BYOB or self-service is permitted.

Beverages with alcohol can be served at public events if a temporary liquor license is obtained or a caterer/bartending service with a liquor license is hired for the event. All such beverages must be provided and dispensed by the caterer or bartender.

Customers are required to obtain host-liability event insurance if alcohol will be served at an event.

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