Weddings


Forever together begins with picture perfect, stress free wedding events at the elegant InterContinental Kansas City. It’s the event space that radiates romance, while offering the ideal backdrop for your special occasion. Exchange vows and celebrate your union at our stunning setting on the historic Country Club Plaza.

From an intimate rehearsal dinner with family and out-of-town friends to a sparkling rooftop ceremony; from an elaborate plated dinner/dance to a more intimate occasion; from a grand buffet to a more informal walk-about reception/bar, our associates understand that these special wedding-related events should be unique reflections of you.

Among the many reasons to choose our hotel are:

  • 25,000 square feet of flexible event space, including our Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 700 guests
  • Picturesque Rooftop Ballroom and Bar overlooking the Country Club Plaza
  • Expert event planning staff
  • Professional and attentive banquet service team
  • Versatile, memorable catering menus, tailored to your specification
  • Custom décor/floral arrangements through partnership with our in-house florist
  • Guest room accommodations and special rates for visiting friends and family*
  • Overnight Bride/Groom accommodations on your wedding night

The catering and banquet service teams offer vast experience in and are keenly attentive to the expectations and traditional needs of diverse wedding cultures and ethnicities of the Greater Kansas City community including celebrations, signings, ceremonies and rites. Among them - Arab, Chinese, Hindu, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Muslim and Persian. InterContinental Kansas City has also been the proud setting for many LGBT weddings and related events.

InterContinental Kansas City is located just 30 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport with easy access to our landmark destination.

To begin planning the wedding of your dreams, contact our wedding professionals soon. Call 816-303-2940 or eMail vheathcock@kansascityic.com to schedule a facility tour or book an appointment.

Spaces & Capacities

Lots must be considered when selecting an ideal wedding-related space. Size, location, views, overall ambiance. Peek here to review brides’ favored reception venues including The Rooftop Ballroom or Alameda Ballroom.

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Preferred Vendors

An ideal wedding venue benefits from partnerships with capable, creative, and competent can-do suppliers. The InterContinental Kansas City catering team will happily discuss preferred wedding vendors for a bride’s consideration. From ceremony officiants to wedding coordinators. From limos and car services to photographers and videographers. From décor, props, rentals and special linen suppliers to wedding cakes and specialty desserts. From invitations and stationery to entertainment (of all sorts).

Our recommended florist, of course, is in-house InterContinental Kansas City Floral Director, Larry Wheeler. He can be reached at 816-303-2999 or lwheeler@kansascityic.com.

A Kansas City, MO native whose after-work passion includes collecting original art, Larry was once an instructor at Floral Technology & Design School and enjoyed extensive design experience in residential and commercial interiors, fashion apparel, jewelry, floral design and event staging prior to joining the InterContinental Kansas City team in 2005. He holds the distinction of being Kansas City’s only hotel florist.

In addition to designing and executing the hotel’s floral displays in public spaces as well as arrangements requested for hotel guests, his specialty talents include setting the stage for many of Kansas City’s memorable galas, weddings, corporate and civic events.

Creating moments in which natural and human beauty come together to produce joy is what excites Larry most. What event better than a wedding to do just that?   According to Larry, “The essence of hospitality is making guests feel welcome. And there is no better way to create a welcome environment than with flowers. Every flower comes with an emotion and I use these emotions in each of the InterContinental’s various event spaces to create gracious interactions. Each room has an intimate, manorial feel that is simply unmatched in this city.”

PSAV®, our acclaimed audio visual company, has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry nationally for decades and can expertly and happily support any lighting or technical needs for your special day.

General Info

InterContinental Kansas City’s commitment is to provide exceptional service and gracious hospitality. The following information is offered to ensure the fine quality of your event.

Guarantee

For the various hotel departments to prepare properly for your successful event(s), a final attendance number must be determined and communicated to your Conference Services or Catering Sales Manager by 12 PM five business days prior to the event. This number will be considered a guarantee not subject to reduction. Charges will be assessed accordingly. InterContinental Kansas City will set 3% over the guarantee. The hotel will not be responsible for identical service to more than 3% over the guarantee.

Menu selections are due a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the event; we will gladly accommodate special dietary requests. Please advise if you plan to utilize meal tickets for food or beverage.

Based on a minimum of twenty-five (25) guests, we respectfully request to limit the main course selections to two (2). For smooth service, please accept the responsibility to identify the main course selections at the time of service as well as for providing the count for each main course selection at the time of your guarantee. We ask that you provide color-coded meal cards for the individual place settings.

Food and Beverage

All food and beverage must be supplied by InterContinental Kansas City which is the only authorized licensee to sell and serve liquor, beer and wine on the premises. All food and beverage prices are guaranteed at the signing of your contract. Your Conference Services or Catering Sales Manager will be happy to customize specialty menus at your request. You will receive an advanced copy of our Banquet Event Orders to which you may make amendments.

Alcoholic Beverages

The sale and service of all alcoholic beverages is regulated by the Missouri State Department of Public Safety/Alcohol and Tobacco Control division. InterContinental Kansas City is responsible for the administration of those regulations. This includes that a licensed bartender dispense all alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the InterContinental Kansas City meeting and event rooms unless purchased through the hotel’s catering services.

All persons consuming liquor at InterContinental Kansas City events must be 21 years old. The hotel reserves the right to terminate liquor service at any event if minors intending to consume alcoholic beverages are in attendance.

Room Rental Fees

Room rental fees are assessed for all events. These fees are based on several factors, including size of room, type of event, number of guests, food & beverage guarantees and/or guestrooms utilized.

Service Charge and Pricing

A 23% taxable service charge will be added to the banquet menu prices stated. Menu prices are subject to change, with prices guaranteed at the signing of your contract. Children’s menus and pricing are available.

Bartender Services

A flat $100 Bartender Fee will be assessed for all bars up to four (4) hours.

Audio Visual Equipment and Electrical

PSAV® is InterContinental Kansas City’s audio-visual resource. It is equipped to handle all your audio-visual needs and offers a broad range of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and services. 

AV fees are charged for equipment rental, setup-strike labor, plus tax. A service charge of 23% will be applied by InterContinental Kansas City to all A/V equipment rented through PSAV®. Additional electrical power is available for all function rooms. Those services will be provided and charges will be assessed on labor and per amp, per phase per day basis by PSAV®. Arrangements must be made in advance with your Conference Services or Catering Sales Manager.

Decoration/Signage/Literature

To ensure the success of your event, please notify your Conference Services or Catering Sales Manager of any decorations or displays you are planning to use. In order to prevent damage to the fixtures and furnishings, please do not attach any items to the wall, floor or ceiling. InterContinental Kansas City staff will happily assist you with setting up your items for $50 per hour. The host will assume all responsibility for any damages to InterContinental Kansas City premises from such items. Signage is not permitted in the lobby or public areas of the hotel without prior approval. Please talk with your Conference Services or Catering Sales Manager about special requests i.e smoke machines, glitter, confetti, rice or candles.

Entertainment

A wide variety of entertainment referrals are available to meet your event needs. We will gladly assist you in making those arrangements or make recommendations of our preferred vendors for your consideration.

Exclusivity

InterContinental Kansas City is the exclusive caterer for all catering needs and hotel guests. No food or beverage may be brought into banquet rooms with the exception of wedding cake. No food or beverage may be removed from the premises at the conclusion of the event.

Miscellaneous

We kindly request that you begin your event promptly at the scheduled time and that you vacate the designated function area at the closing hour as indicated.

InterContinental Kansas City reserves the right to substitute alternate meeting space within the hotel if it deems necessary or if the attendance deviates from the number originally indicated.

Security

InterContinental Kansas City will not assume responsibility for damage or loss of any gifts or articles left on the hotel premises before, during, or following any event.

Shipments and Storage

Should it be necessary for you to ship materials to InterContinental Kansas City prior to your meeting/event, please contact your Conference Planning or Catering Sales Manager prior to the shipment. We have limited storage facilities. You may anticipate storage and inbound handling charges of $5 for each event envelope or express box, $10 per each large box or display crate and $50 per pallet.

Meeting Rewards Benefit
For Wedding Planners

Now earn points for booking weddings at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

Preferring a trusted brand name hotel for weddings is only natural. How great would it be to be rewarded for hosting a wedding at InterContinental Kansas City? Well you can!

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With Meeting Rewards Benefit you may earn points at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza and redeem them for stays at any IHG-branded facility across the U.S.

It’s easy. At InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, wedding planners can…

  • become a member of Meeting Rewards Benefit (IHG’s loyalty rewards program)
  • earn points for wedding-related charges
  • redeem in a snap

For additional details and to book a wedding that earns Meeting Rewards Benefit points, call Mark Champa, Area Director of Sales & Marketing at 816-303-2916. Or eMail mchampa@kansascityic.com. Or click here to send an RFP.

Wedding Professionals

When it comes to weddings and related events, InterContinental Kansas City associates understand these are more than social occasions – they are deeply personal expressions of you. Allow our team to share your vision and help make it come alive just as you imagined.

Call InterContinental Kansas City today and share your vision for a perfect wedding day. Let us help you turn that vision into reality.

 

Preston Welborn

PRESTON WELBORN
Catering Sales Manager

T: 816.303.2994
F: 816.756.2469
eMail: pwelborn@kansascityic.com

Market segments:
weddings/rehearsals/brunches, hospitals/medicine, real estate/ mortgage, financial/banking, accounting/CPA, automotive/ manufacturing, communications/utilities, transportation, fashion/beauty, non-profits/fundraisers, bar & barmitzvahs/ fraternal/ reunions/religious

Vanessa Heathcock

VANESSA HEATHCOCK
Catering Sales Manager

T: 816.303.2940
F: 816.756.2469
eMail: vheathcock@kansascityic.com

Market segments:
weddings/rehearsals/brunches, civic/government/military, pharmaceutical, attorneys/law, educational/universities, entertainment/tour/travel, PR/media/advertising, construction, agriculture, non-profits/ fundraisers/bar & bat mitzvahs/ fraternal/reunions/religious

Sydney Smith

SYDNEY SMITH
Catering Administrative Assistant

T: 816.303.2907
F: 816.756.2469
eMail: ssmith@kansascityic.com

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*Remember, wedding parties at InterContinental Kansas City are encouraged to take advantage of negotiated guest room blocks (based on availability). For details, call 816-751-1915 to begin planning your special day.