Drexel Hall is a unique Kansas City reception hall and event venue where you can entertain guests in style.

Cherished for its beautiful and open two-story setting, rich history and modern amenities, Drexel Hall has hosted thousands of Kansas City events from weddings and receptions to corporate events and fundraisers.

You and your guests will appreciate the special details such as the exquisite architecture, convenient kitchen, natural wood floors, grand stairwells, elevated stage, and expansive balconies. It provides an ambiance unlike any other event venue in Kansas City.


Drexel Hall

3301 Baltimore

Kansas City, MO 64111

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History of Drexel Hall

Located in the heart of the city, Drexel Hall has been a Kansas City landmark for over a century. It has seen the city through two world wars, eighteen U.S. Presidents and, until the advent of the automobile, was a trolley car stop.

The building was originally built by Barbara Drexel Bescher, the mother of seven children who emigrated to the US from Salsburg, Austria. She was married to a postal employee and at an early age demonstrated a good head for business. Barbara began with a stall at the old City Market selling poultry products and, before long, owned a small chain of grocery stores, a brick factory, and several apartment buildings, along with other real estate holdings.

Barbara went on to build Drexel Hall in the early 1900's by hiring an architectural firm to draw the plans of a ballroom similar to one in Salsburg, Austria she had seen as a young girl. She personally supervised all phases of construction, which was very unusual for a woman to handle this type of activity at the time.

With a long and colorful history, Drexel Hall remains the oldest continuous in-use ballroom in Kansas City. Its beauty and character has been preserved flawlessly and continues to serve the community in a variety of ways — including wedding receptions, charity events, family reunions, corporate events, and has even been featured in movies and commercials.


Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward)

Article 99 (Keifer Sutherland & Ray Liotta)

Truman (Gary Sinese)


Blue Cross Blue Shield


Payless Shoe Source


Purchased by the Kansas City Irish Center in 2016, the hall has had several recent updates, including a new catering kitchen, addition of WiFi and completion of a beautifully landscaped patio and garden. Come experience the history and charm of Drexel Hall!

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We are proud to offer Drexel Hall at prices that are extremely competitive, with flexibility that is simply unmatched by any other Kansas City event venue

of its size.

Pricing starts at just $1,995 and includes extras like up to 330 chairs and thirty tables for your use (additional tables and chairs available). The hall will be exclusively yours for twelve (12) continuous hours of use, which can be scheduled between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight the day of the event.

You will also appreciate the convenience of a full catering kitchen, two bars, ample free parking, a handicap-friendly entrance and restroom, and especially the option to work with your own licensed and insured vendors.

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$1,995 - Monday-Thursday

$3,195 - Friday

$3,450 - Saturday

$2,995 - Sunday

$3,450 - Holidays (regardless of the day)

Please contact us today for a personal tour, or to reserve the date for your wedding, reception or special event.

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The Drexel Hall Kansas City event space is a versatile, two-story venue providing a backdrop for a variety of setups, decor and seating options.

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Occupancy: Maximum 500 (standing reception)

Seating: 100 to 330 (depending on setup)

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Drexel Hall is conveniently located in the heart of Kansas City.


3301 Baltimore

Kansas City, MO 64111

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19 West Linwood Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64119

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10 am to 4:00pm

Monday — Friday

(or by appointment)



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Celebrate your wedding or next special event in affordable elegance! Due to popularity, dates book quickly. Current Pricing:

Monday-Thursday: $1,995

Friday: $3,195

Saturday: $3,450

Sunday: $2,995

Holidays: $3,450 (regardless of the day)

*12-hour block can be scheduled between 10 a.m. and midnight the day of the event. Includes up to 33 tables and 330 chairs.

For additional information, contact us today!

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