Meeting and Event Venues
Emporia is centrally located and perfectly sized for intimate gatherings. Our community is a great fit for smaller groups, but we host mid-sized events as well, like the Dirty Kanza and Glass Blown Open tournament.
What makes meeting in Emporia special? We have some remarkable venues. But most importantly, your event will feel personal and your guests’ experiences will be unique. The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you plan activities or help set up special group tours. Take a look at some of our tour ideas for your group, our nightlife options, or things to do.
We know it can be a challenge to plan an event. You need a state-of-the-art facility, but you’re not on a state-of-the-art budget. Emporia is incredibly affordable, and we are wired with Gigabit Fiber internet – a rare find in communities of our size.
Emporia has the ideal blend of fabulous facilities, reasonable rates, hospitality, history, and unique activities that will make your event memorable. Start exploring venues below, or download our Meeting Planner Brochure.
Welch Stadium on ESU Campus-capacity is 8500, brand new turf and track. Have hosted NCAA DII National Track and Field Championships. ESU vs Missouri Western State University
W.L. White Arena in the Civic Auditorium is rich in the sports history of Emporia. With seating for 5,000 people, it is home to the Emporia State University men’s and… Read more
The newly remodeled Union is a fresh, contemporary take on mid-century styling. Energy conserving climate control makes the facility comfortable year round. With over 35,000 square feet of meeting space,… Read more
Newly renovated with a full-service catering kitchen, the Anderson Building is the answer to your large group needs. With 12,000 square-feet to use, common events would include large meetings or… Read more
Visit: This historic 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival style theater underwent a complete restoration in 2009. Inside and out, the Granada Theatre is an eye-dazzling gem. The theatre is a hub… Read more
Donated by Clint Bowyer, native Emporian and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, the Bowyer Community Building was constructed with flexibility in mind. Ample parking and a grand wrap-around patio set the… Read more