KC Parks Offers Some Beautiful Outdoor Venues for
Your Wedding.

With 222 parks, located all over greater Kansas City, you are sure to find one that fit your needs. From neighborhood parks to lakes, fountains, trails, golf courses and even a Zoo, the Kansas City, Missouri park system provides a wide array of settings and venues from which to choose. Listed below are some of the more popular wedding ceremony venues. Link to Permit Fees>>

Note: Generally, just ceremonies are performed in our parks (due to alcohol restrictions, late evening hours, etc.).

Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden

Jacob L. Loose Park and the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden

W. 51st Street and Wornall Road

The Rose Garden is the most popular wedding location, but Loose Park Pond also offers a quaint area for smaller wedding ceremonies.
Shoal Creek Living History Museum

Shoal Creek Living History Museum Inn

7000 NE Barry Road

This authentic 19th century village offers a unique setting Mt. Ararat Church is a one-room building with vestibule and raised chancel is available for weddings. For more information, call 816-392-5433

Mill Creek Park-b-w

Mill Creek Park

47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway on The Plaza

Home of KC’s most famous fountain, Mill Creek Park provides a beautiful setting for small weddings adjacent to the Country Club Plaza. PLEASE NOTE: Certain items are not allowed in Mill Creek Park.

Southmoreland Park

Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Oak Street

Just to the west of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Southmoreland Park is a nicely shaded park with lots of tree coverage and large stone wall. The park is not available Memorial Day through mid July at annual Shakespeare Festival

Anita B. Gorman Park

Anita B. Gorman Park

N. Holmes Street at NE Vivion Rd.

Home of the Northland Fountain, one of the few fountains that flows all year long in Kansas City, Anita B. Gorman Park and the Northland Fountain offers a pretty spot for ceremonies.

Girl posing in Cancer Survivors Park

Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors’ Park

Roanoke Parkway and W. 47th Street

On the west side of The Plaza. Ideal for a smaller ceremony, this location provides vined pergolas on it’s south side and a convenient Plaza location if your reception if your reception is in a nearby hotel.

Swope Memorial in Swope Park

6900 Swope Memorial Drive, NW of the golf course clubhouse.

Sitting up on a cliff, overlooking Swope Park and the Kansas City Zoo, this is a very picturesque location if you want privacy, this location should be your first pick.

Girl posing in the park

The Concourse In Kessler Park

Gladstone Boulevard & Benton Boulevard

Curved stone colonnades to the north and a fountain to the south, make this a beautiful and historic northeast Kansas City setting.

Spirit of Freedom Fountain

Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard at Cleveland Ave

Water features would provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.

Hillside Fountain

Hillside Fountain

Cleveland Ave and Blue Parkway – In Brush Creek Parkway

Water features would provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.

Old Red Bridge In Minor Park

East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road

The Old Red Bridge in Minor Park is home to Kansas City’s Love Locks tradition and, as such, is an extremely appropriate site for a wedding ceremony. The bridge provides a beautiful, historic and unique setting.

These are just some of the more popular wedding locations. You may have another park that has a special meaning. Perhaps where you had your first date or where he popped the question? Unless otherwise noted, complete the Wedding Request Form. If you have additional questions, email [email protected] please. The best thing for each future bride and groom is to go visit a park location and decide what works best for their big day.

NOTE: The Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department does not permit events within our boulevards. Although we know there are some beautiful structures within our boulevards, the liability issues due to traffic are not conducive to host an event.

Scroll to Top