Make Your Wedding Day Here! 

Jackson County Parks + Rec offers a variety of venues for your special day.  From unique spaces to nature sites, lakeside views to a view of the past, we have what you need to make your wedding day special.  

Kemper Outdoor Education Center


Nestled in the Fleming Park Nature Preserve on the east side of Lake Jacomo, the Kemper Outdoor Education Center is a stunning wedding venue.  Ceremonies are available on the bridge overlooking our water garden or in front of the butterfly garden.  Make use of the nature trails, pond, barn, grounds and architectural features on 40 picturesque acres for memorable photos.

Rental Services & Fees


  • $700 for first four hours; $100 for each additional hour; 50% deposit required to hold and confirm your date
Included in the rental fee:
  • Wedding space, shelter house and post-ceremony gathering space
  • Designated staff person
  • Staging area in main house for bridal party
  • Two port-a-potties
  • 75 Chairs and three 8' tables
  • Site clean-up fee
Not included:
  • Rental for rehearsal (available upon request; $100 fee)
  • Decor and specialty items
  • Arranging chairs
  • Musicians, food or beverage
  • Additional tables, chairs, linens
  • Tenting
  • Additional port-a-potties
  • Permits are required for photography, tents, catering and special apparatus (optional).
    Photography Permit, $50/first hour + $25/each additional hour;  Video Permit, $50/first hour + $25/additional hour; Catering Permit, $50; Special Apparatus Permit (tents and other needs), $50
To view the site or to request required permits, call Stephenie Thompson at 816-229-8980, ext. 106 or email sthompson@jacksongov.org. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  

Missouri Town 1855


Enjoy the ambiance of a rustic setting as you invite guests to step back in time in our historic village.  Located in Fleming Park, Missouri Town 1855 offers gorgeous photo settings featuring historic architecture and unique indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. The Missouri Town 1855 church is a hen-log structure, built in 1855, in the shape of a cross.  Typical of a historic building, there is no electrical lighting, heating or air conditioning.  A wood stove, located in the center of the church, provides a heating source.  Lighting is by candles in wall sconces throughout the church. 
Availability: mid-April thru mid-October between 4:30 pm and dusk.


Rental Fees: 

 $400 for basic wedding rental package (A 50% deposit is due upon booking with the remainder due 30 days prior to your event.  

Included in the Rental Fee:
  • Rental fee for historic church
  • Designated staff person 
  • Staging area for bridal party
  • Site clean up fee.  
Not included:
  • Church rental for rehearsal - available upon request; $100 fee
  • Decor and specialty items - available upon request; $100 fee
  • Access to the interior of buildings other than the church - available upon request; fee based on time and buildings requested
  • Musicians, food, beverages
  • Tables, chairs, linens
  • Tenting
  • Permit fees required for photography, tents and catering (optional): 
    Photography Permit, $50/first hour + $25/each additional hour;  Video Permit, $50/first hour + $25/additional hour; Catering Permit, $50; Special Apparatus Permit (tents and other needs), $50
Additional Services & Fees (optional):
  • Church Rental for Rehearsal:  $100
  • Outdoor Reception near the Church:  $100  Three tables with linen table cloths and a punch bowl are included in the fee.  You will need to provide food, beverage and serving utensils.
  • Church Decorations:  $100  Service includes candles for wall sconces and tasteful decorative touches for the church. If you provide your own decorations, you can arrive at the church after 4:30 pm to begin decorating.  Because the church is an historic structure, we ask that you not use push pins, nails, tack or glue on any surfaces.
To view the site or to request required permits, call Stephenie Thompson at 816-229-8980, ext. 106 or email sthompson@jacksongov.org. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  



Fleming Meeting Hall 


Fleming Meeting Hall is a multi-use facility is located in Fleming Park on Woods Chapel Road and is available for year-round rental. The large meeting area (capacity of 75 people) with full utility kitchen and backyard area with picnic tables and grill, make this hall perfect for organizational meetings and family gatherings.

Rental Fees


    9am-3pm:   $200

    5pm-10pm: $200

    All day:        $275

    Holidays:     $275
    New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve

Note: A $150 refundable cleaning/damage deposit is required upon application. Facility is available for rental from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. An additional $150 deposit is required for any events in which alcoholic beverages will be served.

Booking

 
Please contact the Registration Office at 816-503-4805 for availability.

A number of Picnic Shelters with lake views are also available.  

 Click here for shelter information and availability.  Please contact the Registration Office at 816-503-4805 with questions. 

Photo Credits & Preferred Vendors 
Kemper Wedding Inspirational Photo Shoot: Morgan Miller Photography; Event Decor/Florals: Twine Celebrations; Hair: Emily Kellar, Mikayla Glaubius; Make Up: Erin Spurgeon & Shayla Nash; Wedding Gowns: Kendra J. Bridal & Lucia Sarto; Models: Rachel Bersano, Stephanie Rohr, Hannah Kunels & Ellis Wallace. 
Missouri Town 1855:  Emily Steele & Juliana Jumper Photography; Decor: Twine Celebrations; Florals: POSY KC; Hair: Mikayla Glaubius; Make Up: Erin Spurgeon & Hello Lovely; Wedding Gowns: Kendra J. Bridal & Janay A Eco Bridal; Models: Stephaie Rohr, Angela Murphy, Patrick Rembecki & Ellis Wallace.