The Facilities

Ball Conference Center is a locally-owned and intentionally quite affordable multipurpose venue specializing in weddings, special events, and corporate events and business meetings. Named after Kansas City’s Ball grocery family, the Ball Conference Center facility was built in 2004 as part of a capital campaign for a new corporate office for KVC Health Systems, Inc.  – a not-for-profit organization; KVC’s mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.

With a beautiful ballroom that seats up to 350 guests (banquet seating), and both a boardroom (seating up to 18), and a classroom (allowing for 40 guests), you’re certain to find the perfect space to suit your event needs – along with a professional event staff that specializes in delivering guest peace of mind. And when it comes to the little extras you need to make your event just right, you’ll find that at Ball Conference Center, we’ve thought of everything.

Granite, hardwood and modern glass architecture adorn the facility – complemented by unique curated artwork and grand open spaces. The effect is a venue that is visually elegant yet warmly approachable.


With 4,600 square feet of ample space, our Ballroom can be utilized as one large room for grand-scale event such as wedding receptions, fundraisers and other social events, or configured into three separate, sound insulated rooms for smaller events and meetings. The space as a whole can accommodate up to 400 guests theater style, 300 in a banquet setting or 144 for classroom learning guests. We welcome you to transform the space to suit your event!

With a convenient and fully-equipped technology panel at your fingertips, our Executive Boardroom was designed exclusively for executive presentations. Whether you need to project a presentation, share a film clip or need video conferencing access, this room is ideal for business and board meetings.

The Mabee Learning Center is a full-feature audio/visual studio and classroom accommodating up to 40 guests in a stepped gallery setting. In addition to the audio and projection systems, the presenter is in full control of all technology aspects directly from the podium. The Learning Center is ideal for any interactive, distance or classroom style events.

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Renter shall not tape, staple or attach decorations to floors, windows, walls, ceilings, doors, woodwork, fixtures, furnishings or any other part of the event premises or building. Open flames, glitter and confetti are prohibited. Candles are allowed only in containers approved by KVC staff. Renter shall be expressly and solely liable for any and all damages to event premises during event.


A representative from the Ball Conference Center will be present during the event to answer any questions or assist with any requests you may have.


A security deposit of one-half the room rent is required for all events. Reservations are tentative until deposit is received. Tentative bookings are held for 5 days.



Built in 2004, the Olathe KVC (Kids Value Connections) Behavioral Healthcare facility is a not-for-profit organization focused on the enrichment and enhancement of the lives of children and families. During the construction of the new building, a portion of the space was designed to house the Ball Conference Center. When you host an event at Ball Conference Center, you are supporting KVC.

Thank you for making a big difference last year!

From the Midwest, to the East Coast, to the other side of the world, KVC is making a difference one child and one family at a time. That’s due to the hard work and dedication of our passionate staff including YOU!

By combining research-based practices with our strong values and sense of urgency, KVC is transforming the way children and families are served. Some highlights include:

National Highlights:
  • 7,036 families strengthened to remain safely together
  • 454 children matched with adoptive families (4,006 children’s adoptions in our agency’s history)
  • 6,869 children cared for by relative caregivers or KVC foster families
  • 28,182 children and adults supported with in-home services
  • 2,869 youth and adults treated at our psychiatric hospitals
A Few State Highlights:
  • West Virginia: 311 children and adults received in-home support including behavioral healthcare (Learn more about KVC West Virginia)
  • Kentucky: 6,011 children in 2,504 families benefitted from services to strengthen their families (Learn more about KVC Kentucky)
  • Nebraska: 817 youth were cared for by KVC foster families (Learn more about KVC Nebraska)
  • Kansas: 12,749 children served through in-home support, foster care, family reunification, aftercare and other services (Learn more about KVC Kansas)
  • Missouri: 135 years of Niles’ history in the heart of Kansas City secured for the future thanks to Niles and KVC merging (Learn more about Niles)

View the entire results of this historic year in our 2018 KVC Annual Report.


KVC offers a wide variety of medical, behavioral and social services to thousands of children and families across Kansas each year – from their psychiatric hospital and residential facilities for children, to outpatient services with on-staff psychologists, psychiatrists and pediatricians; from recruitment and support for hundreds of foster homes, to finding loving adoptive families for awaiting children.


The most important service KVC offers is the creation of hope and a path to reach it. Every individual, business and community partner that hosts an event at the Ball Conference Center is helping pave that path, a path KVC could not build without this support.

More Information

KVC thanks those who have chosen the Ball Conference Center as their venue and have helped lift the lives of the children and families they embrace. If you would like to know more about the families KVC reaches through their mission or more information about children awaiting adoption, visit  You may also directly contact Jenny Kutz, Director of Development, for more information at 913.322.4944 or