Swope Memorial in Swope Park

Kansas City




This memorial designed by artist Charles Keck in the early twentieth century evokes the atmosphere of ancient Greece, perfect for stately weddings or historic themed weddings. Swope Park is built on a hill and the Swope memorial overlooks the lagoon and entire park. The memorial is a U-shaped colonnade in the Greek Doric style with twelve massive fall columns supporting an entablature. Eight bronze medallions are mounted on this backdrop, each representing and honoring a species of tree found in the park. Strewn on top of the colonnade is a decorative lantern with carved lion heads and feet, all resting upon a stone court with eight stone stairs leading up to the court. Imagine saying your vows on the large gray steps with two recumbent guardian stone lions and urns poised on either side of the stage. The bubbling fountain in front of this splendid memorial will elevate the ancient Greek atmosphere and make you look and feel like a regal goddess on your special day.

Venue Style



Outdoor Ceremony


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $175 for a ceremony and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Clients can go tour then parks during open hours. For parties larger than 250 or for a 12 hour rental inquire with venue for details. No electricity is provided. Restrooms are not included in the rental. For weddings with more than 250 people in attendance, the use of large equipment (tents larger than 10 x 10, staging, large sound systems, portable restrooms, inflatables, etc.)l or consumption of alcoholic beverages will require general liability insurance for the event and fees for other permits needed may apply, inquire for details. Please note, the couple may need to supply a shuttle for guests.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Swope Memorial in Swope Park is estimated at between $475 and $725 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
No catering allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM