Corporate Meetings and Business Events Sparkle at the Kemp Auto Museum

. March 31, 2011 . 0 Comments

CHESTERFIELD, Missouri – Midwestern companies looking to “wow” their staff members or clients at the next company meeting or corporate function need to look no further than the Kemp Auto Museum, located in the Chesterfield area of West St. Louis County, Missouri.

Although the Kemp Auto Museum is well-known for their collection of rare, vintage automobiles and visiting exhibitions displayed in the stellar facility located off of Highway 40 in the Chesterfield Valley, the Kemp Auto Museum is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to accommodating business meetings and events.

Located off Chesterfield Airport Road in the popular Chesterfield Valley retail development, the Kemp Auto Museum meeting facilities include the main Museum building, plus a state of the art meeting room and area, along with their beautiful outdoor Sachs Plaza.

The Museum’s main building includes the 17,000 square-foot Main Gallery, which offers a large and flexible exhibition display, meeting and event area. Other rooms and spaces available for corporate meetings and special events include the Adenauer Room (1,130 square-feet) and The Patent Motor Car Foyer (2,000 square-feet).The Sachs Plaza features a 14,000 square-foot landscaped concrete patio, suitable for a variety of outdoor events and car shows.

The Museum’s special events division, Kemp Museum Services, offers expert meeting planning consultation and services for the small gathering of a few employees or clients, up to and including high-end gala events for as many as 1,200 guests. Kemp Museum Services offers catering and meeting options from a variety of top-notch vendors including Butler’s Pantry, Catering Plus, Cuisine d’Art, Orlando’s, Russo’s Gourmet Catering, Steven Becker Fine Dining and Villa Farotto.

According to Lisa Roberts, Director of Events for the Museum, “Whatever the meeting’s purpose, agenda or theme, Kemp Museum Services offers a wide array of menus and catering options to fit every budget.”
Orlando’s is a frequent caterer for the Kemp Auto Museum’s corporate functions and events. Commenting on the meeting planning and catering services available at the Kemp Auto Museum, Sam Orlando Jr. notes, “We’re thrilled to call the Kemp Auto Museum our partner in the St. Louis event business. Our 40+ years in the catering business is a good fit with this beautiful and prestigious venue.”

During 2010, the Kemp Auto Museum hosted over 45 corporate meetings and 50 special events including charity fundraisers, wedding receptions and other private functions. Maryville University, Rockwood School District, the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, the St. Louis Optometric Society, Verizon Wireless, Monsanto, Energizer and Watlow Electric are some of the companies, groups and associations who have hosted recent business meetings and corporate functions at the Museum.

According to Elizabeth Coffey of IBM, the Kemp Auto Museum is “very professional, accommodating, organized & meticulous.” She continues, “I was not able to be on-site for our company event; however, I was never worried because Lisa Roberts (Kemp Auto Museum’s Director of Events) had every detail taken care of. She called me while the event transpired to check in with me, and her diligence to details was exceptional.”

According to Executive Director Rodger Van Ness, the Kemp Auto Museum is the only museum in North America dedicated to the Mercedes-Benz marque, and is home to one of North America’s finest collections of Mercedes-Benz automobiles ever displayed in one location. The Kemp Auto Museum collection began when the late Fred M. Kemp purchased his first Mercedes Benz during the 1970s. Mr. Kemp spent more than 30 years researching and acquiring the 50+ rare and classic automobiles currently found in the collection, and his estate donated his collection to the museum for exhibition and education after his passing in 2004.

Because of the Museum’s extensive collection of rare automobiles and exemplary meeting facilities, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America has hosted three of their National Quarterly and Annual Meetings at the Kemp Auto Museum over the past two years. Rodger Van Ness comments, “With regional clubs located across the United States and Canada, the MBCA organization could host their national meetings at a number of cities or locations. However, they have repeatedly chosen the Kemp Auto Museum because of our unique collection, this spectacular facility and the outstanding amenities we offer.”

Evans and Dixon’s Rebecca Ojile agrees. “We’ve hosted our client holiday party there and it’s important for the venue to look great and be a fun atmosphere for our clients. The clients love the Kemp Auto Museum – it’s clean, unique, in a great location, and a lot of fun!”

To learn more about the Kemp Auto Museum’s facility and meeting or special event accommodations, please contact Lisa Roberts, the Museum’s Director of Events at (636) 537-1718 or via email at Lisa@kempservices.com. Additional information is also available at www.kempservices.com.

And for more information about the world-class Kemp Auto Museum, additional details about the Museum can be found on their website at www.KempAutoMuseum.org

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