Event Rentals at the Alexander Majors Barn

The Alexander Majors Barn is the perfect venue for your wedding, party, meeting, or any gathering!

Centrally located, get the rustic charm of a barn event without the inconvenience of being far from the city. Located at 8201 State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri, your guests and vendors won’t have to travel far for your event. The historic Alexander Majors House, also located on the property, adds a historic flair to your event, and can be rented for photography or museum tours for a small additional fee.

Important COVID-19 Information: We are still renting the Barn, both for current and future events. However, all events must comply with any Emergency Orders issued by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, including but not limited to capacity restrictions, mask mandates, and food & drink restrictions.

If you prefer a virtual tour at this time, email rentals@wornallmajors.org.

Venue & Sizing

The Alexander Majors Barn accommodates 150-175 guests seated, dependent upon setup. The barn is 2,592 sq. ft. with a loft in the upper east half of the structure. Larger events can be accommodated with use of outdoor space (plans must be approved with Rental Coordinator in advance).


Standard Rates
Saturday (10 hour continuous rental period): $1,900.00
Friday or Sunday (10 hour continuous rental period): $1,200.00
Monday-Thursday (6 hour minimum): $80.00/hour

Optional Add-on Fees
Security fee (required if alcohol is served)*: $130.00
Additional weekend hours: $80.00/hour
Majors House portrait session: $100.00/hour
Majors House museum tours: $50.00/hour

*We will provide the security officer, who will be present for the last 3 hours of your event if alcohol is served. In addition, all alcohol must be served by a bartender licensed in the State of Missouri.

Please note the Barn is not available for rentals on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.

About the Space

The Barn

The primary event space is 54′ x 32′ and is a large open space with a loft in the upper east half.

Majors Barn Loft, showing with seating

The Loft

The loft is 26′ x 32′ and overlooks half of the open barn space. This area is perfect for extra seating and offers a pleasant view of events below.

Wagon room, showing blue wagon

Wagon Room

The wagon room is an additional rustic space to the south of the main barn area. The room contains an authentic Conestoga wagon of the type used by freighters like Alexander Majors in the mid-nineteenth century. A versatile space, many rentals use this as a bar and/or food serving area.

Additional Areas

Rentals also have access to restrooms, a catering kitchen, and “bridal suite.” The bridal suite serves as a multipurpose behind-the-scenes area with comfortable seating, vanity, and lighted mirrors. While many use this as a dressing area, it can be used as a coat check, mother’s room, or storage space.

Chairs on lawn of Majors House

Outdoor Space

Additionally, rentals can make full use of the grounds of the Majors House & Barn – perfect for staging wedding ceremonies, seating areas, outdoor eating areas, photography, and more.

Reserving Your Date

In order to reserve a date, we require a 50% security deposit and signed agreement. The date is not secure until both components have been received. Three hundred dollars ($300) of your security deposit is refundable and will be returned to you within six weeks of your event, provided the Barn is as you found it. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

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Join us on the lawn of the beautiful John Wornall House on Saturday, May 20 for craft beer, food, and local jazz in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Stroll the historic herb and vegetable garden and native plant beds with a drink in hand while the sounds of jazz welcome you in.