El Torreon KC Events

Imagine hosting your special day in the backdrop of a 1927 art deco building where some of the greatest jazz and rock and roll singers have performed.  Frank Sinatra to Alice Cooper... BB King to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  Now that's history!   With every El Torreon event, we provide a stunning facility, comforting amenities and services, photographers, sound equipment, and all of the details to make your day the most memorable possible.

Whether your event is a wedding, graduation, bar mitzvah, a business seminar, or an arts and entertainment event - we can provide a stunning backdrop that meets a variety of needs.  

Simply put... we keep the main thing in the spotlight and invite you into the nostalgic history of El Torreon.

After all, your day is all about... well... YOU!


Our Venue

After it's opening gala is 1927, the El Torreon ballroom was a centerpiece in big band and jazz history of Kansas City.  It was the first KCMO venue to allow racial integration, both amongst the bands who played and the dancers who attended the parties of the 1930s. This venue was home to Kansas City's most popular roller rink in the 1960s, and in the 1970s was the affectionately known as the Cowtown Ballroom.  This historic building has now re-opened to host music, art, weddings, business gathering, and other special events.

Let your history become a part of this historic building's history.

    Art Deco and Art Nouveau antiques on display in our bridal suite Photo Credit:  David K. Pugh Photography

    Art Deco and Art Nouveau antiques on display in our bridal suite

    Photo Credit:  David K. Pugh Photography

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    Rooms, Services, & Amenities

    Spaces Available to Rent

    • Lower Ballroom
    • Concert Room / Scribe Lounge
    • Bride's Dressing Room (with private restroom)
    • Groom's Lounge
    • Prep Kitchen
    • Side rooms for business meetings

    Services & Amenities

    • Tables (up to 26 round, 12 rectangle)
    • Chairs (choice of navy or black)
    • Table cloths
    • Sound systems (with technicians)
    • Video screens and projection
    • Waiter / Event staffing
    • Clean-up services
    • In-House make-up (available in packages or a la carte)

    Facility Details

    • For your sense of safety, our venue is monitored by 10 high definition cameras and a state of the art security system.
    • You will have access to the city parking lot with additional over-flow parking, free WIFI throughout the building, and an on site staff person for the duration of your event.

    Wedding Packages and Discounts

    We are committed to making your special day memorable, stress-free, and affordable.  We offer multiple event packages that suit a wide variety of needs.  In addition, we even offer three all-in-one wedding packages to help relieve the stresses of wedding planning.  We don't claim to do it all for you, but we provide clear options that allow you breath just a little easier.  Unlike other venues, where you merely get a room, we can affordably provide the space, some helpful staff members, a sound system and technician, in-house photography and make-up, and clean-up for you after the reception.

    Of course, you can always select rooms and services via our "a la carte" pricing, but our wedding packages are a game changer for newlyweds, which allow you to focus on what matters - each other.  

    We would love to see how our staff can serve you for your special event.   Schedule a visit at the El Torreon and take the first step in memorializing your event.




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    One of our Art Nouveau wall lights from 1927

    One of our Art Nouveau wall lights from 1927