From ‘business’ to ‘casual’ to ‘dreams come true.’
Plan on the perfect event. In this heart-of-the-Midwest community, we welcome any and every reason to gather, celebrate and share ideas. And you’ll welcome the ease and affordable options that come from hosting your guests, colleagues and clients at The Pavilion at John Knox Village or one of our many versatile and accommodating venues. Our professional and talented staff is well versed and rehearsed for the special event you have in mind. Imagine the perfect event. In fact, plan on it by hosting with us.
Wedding Receptions & Ceremonies
Have the wedding day you’ve always wanted. Classic, modern, vintage – we’ll help you create your dream come true. The Pavilion at John Knox Village features a 20’ x 32’ permanent stage and one of the largest dance floors in Kansas City, as well as seating for 150 to 700 guests. From an elegant sit-down dinner and dancing to a casual buffet, we have the menu and the venue to make your reception affordable and uniquely your
For smaller celebrations or a rehearsal dinner, the Manhattan Room and the Ambassador Room promise to be your perfect match.
Wedding ceremonies can be staged beautifully at The Pavilion, in our nondenominational chapel, or in any of our accommodating venues. Wedding and reception packages are available.
Conferences & Corporate Events
The Pavilion at John Knox Village is one of Kansas City’s premier conference and off-site meeting locations. Whether you’re hosting hundreds of customers and potential clients, pumping up your sales force, or convening a leadership team to focus on planning, our strategic location will exceed your expectations and keep your line items in budget.
Flexible floor plans and multiple venues across campus allow for every kind of room configuration and schedule of events. Put our experienced and professional staff to work for you. We’ll provide the benefits – the bonus is a solid and successful event.
Private Parties & Celebrations
Shhh… It might be a surprise! No worries. The Pavilion at John Knox Village makes party hosting a snap. Our staff will take the stress out of planning birthday celebrations, anniversaries, company parties, retirements, reunions and more. From your first planning phone call through last call at the party, every moment will be carefully managed to match your style.
Craft & Trade Shows
Exhibitors know that a prime location, easy access and a professionally-run venue are the keys to a successful trade show. The Pavilion at John Knox Village has all that and more. Whether you’re promoting arts and crafts or products and services, you will find flexible floor plans; ample space for tables, displays and demos; electrical, lighting, a permanent stage, and projection and sound systems that make certain you show well. Smaller venues are located on campus to host break-out sessions, workshops and hospitality.
Customers will find easy access from I-435, I-70 and I-470, just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. All this and free on-site parking and concession options create happy buyers, customers and exhibitors.
Concerts & Performances
One of Lee’s Summit’s premier performance venues, The Pavilion at John Knox Village offers an open floor plan that allows theater- or concert-style seating arrangements for up to 2,000 ticket-holders. The 20’ x 32’ permanent stage comes equipped with lighting, LCD projector and screen and a professional sound system. A Steinway grand piano and comfortable green room with full catering service also is available, and free on-site parking and creative concession options add value to ticket sales. And our professional staff will be waiting in the wings, ready to follow your direction.
School & Civic Events
These time-honored occasions call for a class act venue. That’s why schools and civic organizations from across the greater Kansas City area return year after year to The Pavilion at John Knox Village. The Pavilion is the perfect spot for proms, graduations, annual dinners and awards events, fund-raisers and auctions, town halls and board meetings.
With its large permanent stage, sizeable seating capacity (up to 2,000), professional sound system and one of the largest dance floors in Kansas City, it’s easy to see why local civic and charitable organizations plan a host of occasions here. Plan your next event with a partner that’s committed to this community and its future.