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Wedding Planning in 2021

Wedding Planning in 2021

With all that has happened over the last year, there’s never been a more stressful yet exciting time to plan a wedding. Likely, questions swirl in your mind about the size of your wedding and, of course, the type of venue. The great news is that as the world begins to open up, so do a world of possibilities for your big day.

Of course, no matter the year, wedding planning can be a very involved process. At KCI Expo Center, we pride ourselves on helping to remove the stress and anxiety from your list, so that you can simply focus on the happiness of your wedding day – and future together.

Whether you’re wanting an intimate gathering or a giant blowout, KCI Expo Center has a variety of spaces to accommodate your needs. Our salons provide the perfect space for smaller groups of 130 or less. While our Ambassador and Grand Ballrooms can seat up to 300 and 400 guests, respectively. Looking to have your ceremony and reception at the same location? Our beautiful courtyard will provide the perfect ambiance for your vows, allowing space for up to 100 guests.

The size and atmosphere of the venue are likely at the top of your consideration list. But just as important are all the little details that will go into making your reception run smoothly and your day stress-free. That’s why we offer standards like a 4-hour event time, tables, dance floor, catering services, table linens, china, silver and stemware. Our wedding packages also include details like centerpieces, pre-event access, complimentary room and bottle of champagne for the bride and groom, plus complete setup, tear-down and cleanup. The details are where we shine because we know that the last thing you want to be worrying about on your wedding day are things like “Who’s going to take down the centerpieces?”

And, have we mentioned the importance of location? It’s important to choose a venue that’s easy to access, especially to those who may not know their way around the city. Because we’re just 5 minutes from the airport, a wedding at KCI expo center means your out-of-town guests will be able to avoid complications and get right to the celebration.

2021 promises to be a big year for weddings Between the number of couples who got engaged in 2020 and the number of couples who postponed their big day, experts say there could be close to double the number of weddings we’d normally see in a given year. So if you haven’t booked your venue yet, don’t delay.

Now is the time to look forward to your big day, and to your life together. At KCI Expo Center, we’re excited to start looking forward with you.

If you’re interested in learning more about having your wedding at KCI Expo Center, please call us at

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End of the Year Events Clearance

Take advantage of these end-of-the-year savings!

If you are needing to book an event for the coming year, look no further than KCI Expo! While reviewing budgets and plans for 2021, we understand that you need the perfect event space that fits the size of your group, accommodates for social distancing, and is easy on your budget. Prepare for your upcoming events the right way, and trust our services to help provide a wide variety of different event factors. Right now, the KCI Expo Center is clearing out our remaining weekend dates for January to July for our trade hall. Book one of these dates and receive 40% off of your trade hall rental!

  • January 2 and 3
  • March 6 and 7
  • April 3 and 4
  • April 24 and 25
  • May 29 and 30
  • June 12 and 13
  • June 26 and 27
  • July 3 and 4

Contact us now via our RFP page or call now at (816) 841-1931 for details on how to book your space and take advantage of these tremendous end-of-the-year savings.

Our Facility

The versatility of our Grand Hall has brought audiences center stage for everything from championship boxing and dance competitions to concerts and graduation ceremonies. We are experts in planning events ranging from consumer tradeshows to corporate conventions. We have the ability to arrange 5,200 seats in a theatre-style or we offer portable bleacher seating to customize your event requirements. KCI Expo is also committed to ensuring your event runs smoothly, your guests are satisfied, and your planning process is not overwhelming. Our care for our customers and their events helps us provide engaging and enjoyable experiences for all parties involved. 

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How to Safely Attend Events Post COVID-19

The day is finally here, shops and businesses are allowed to reopen. People are allowed to converse in an area together, there are guidelines, but we are slowly but surely getting back to the normal. While this might be a new normal for us all, we can find solace in the fact that the time to move forward with what we have learned over the past few months has come. Take this opportunity to reflect and examine what we know about COVID-19 and what we can do to prevent the spread now that we are trickling out of our homes. It all starts with our patrons and ends when you come to KCI Expo Center for an event or meeting, but the important thing to remember is to stay home if you feel sick! Be aware of how you feel prior to leaving your home, this keeps you and others attending events safe. KCI Expo Center will take it from there. 

Staying Socially Distant 

While remaining 6 feet apart might seem difficult, and no, you don’t have to bring a tape measure every time you go out, it’s important to remember that keeping yourself healthy is a priority. Distance between people can prevent the spread of germs in the air, and even when sometimes it’s just not possible, making sure that you are aware of those in your immediate vicinity keeps you AND those around you safe. When applying those recommendations to meetings and in-person events, it’s feasible to just be mindful of those also attending. For a good rule of thumb, remember that you want to avoid getting close enough to exchange the same air and droplets with others. According to the CDC, keeping groups of people minimized will also help keep the spread. KCI Expo Center is dedicated to keeping our protocols in place so you can safely attend our events! 

Masks, Gloves, and Hand Sanitizer 

Making sure you stay healthy goes farther than just keeping your distance! When you know you are going to attend a meeting or host an event with multiple people, remember to keep the tools you need to sanitize on your person. Masks help to prevent the transmission between one or more people, and gloves help to keep your hands clean (remember to not touch your face!). Bringing these items with you when attending events help keep you and those around you healthy. Having these safety protocols in place allow people the freedom to walk around and interact with others without the risk of potentially catching something. Hand sanitizer helps when you feel as though you touched a possibly contaminated surface, and keeps you clean when you are with others. Not only that but when you come to KCI Expo Center, we are ensuring our cleaning and sanitizing duties are done frequently and thoroughly. 

What to Expect from KCI Expo Center

KCI Expo Center is dedicated to keeping our attendees healthy. We will be following Kansas City and Platte County guidelines. At this current moment, the county is set to reopen for events and meetings May 31, 2020. Opening up our spaces so you feel safe is the utmost priority for our staff and organization. We hope to see you soon, we will have our upcoming schedule and rerelease of events posted as soon as possible! Thank you for staying safe and indoors during this time. 


For more information regarding the Missouri and Kansas City reopening guidelines, visit the City of Kansas City Government website and the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan for Missouri.