Kansas City Event Space

El Torreon kc


The El Torreon event space has been one of the leading venues in Kansas City since it’s opening gala in 1927. This historic venue in Kansas City continues to host events of all kinds in the Tower East District.

events | weddings | corporate | art & music

Our stunning historical building has been a sought after venue in KCMO since its opening gala in 1927. El Torreon has now re-opened for special events in its lower ballroom located on the corner of 31st and Gillham. You can schedule a visit and tour the revitalized venue to use as a backdrop for your special event.

When hosting your event in one of our spaces, you are getting far more than a mere room.  Our services, personnel, and prices make it easy to merge our history with yours.  Imagine hosting your event in the same location Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Alice Cooper and B.B. King have played.  Picture your wedding in the same building that your parents met, in the Cowtown Ballroom days.  In our clean urban spaces, you can have both a classy environment and a family friendly atmosphere as the backdrop for any special occasion. Come and check us out just east of the Tower in Midtown KCMO.

With close to 8000 s/f of event space spread through 2 unique rooms, free public parking, access to great restaurants and just minutes from downtown, this is the perfect, affordable event space for your next event.


Weekday Events

Weekday events are events held from Sunday-Thursday.

Weekday packages begin at $1800

Sunday packages begin at $2000

weekend Events

Weekend events are Friday and Saturday events.

Weekend packages begin at $3750.

Friday/Saturday packages available.



El Torreon’s main ballroom has a capacity of 250 seated guests (general) up to 286 guests (cocktail-style). Our front event area holds up to 120 guests for smaller events and is a perfect space for cocktail hour. 


We are located just east of the well known KCTV tower in Midtown Kansas City at the corner of 31st St and Gillham Plaza. Just minutes from downtown, our venue has the added benefit of free public parking located right in front of our building, while remaining close to Crown Center, The Plaza District, and city favorites like Union Station.


Rental of the event venue also includes use of the both event spaces, free public parking, linens, a prep kitchen, bridal party rooms, tables, chairs, free wifi, as well as one on-site staff member. Security, Audio and Video options, Beverage Services, Additional Lighting, and Wedding Coordination available on request.


El Torreon provides 300 black or navy chairs, 10 x 8’ rectangle tables, 25 x 6’ round tables all available at no cost to you. Clients are also welcome to rent or provide their own tables and chairs. Linens available upon request as a premium option.

Beverage packages

Beginning in September, 2019, the El Torreon will be offering beverage packages for our clients. Packages start at $15 per person for the Hosted Beer and Wine package, with premium options also available. We provide trained, licensed bartenders determined by the number of bartenders required for adequate service (based on the size of your event). We offer two options in regard to bartender gratuity: if you allow tip jars to be out the evening of your event, you do not owe a fee. If you choose not to allow tip jars, we then charge a  5% gratuity fee based on your bar package total. Beverage packages are priced per person for guests over 21 years of age. All bar packages include up to 5 hours of service. Alcohol from outside sources may not be brought in to the venue.



El Torreon does not offer in-house catering, but we are happy to provide a list of preferred caterers to help you meet the needs of your event. Bringing in an outside caterer will require a small additional cleaning fee of $250, but we also offer the opportunity for any leftover food to be donated to a local women’s shelter as a part our ongoing support for our local community.

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