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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 Unbound Gravel gravel race and Dynamic Discs Open disc golf 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.

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Welch Stadium

Meeting Capacity: 7000

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 | Civic Auditorium

111 E 6th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-343-4295 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 5000

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

ESU Memorial Union

1331 Market St, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-341-5443 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 1000

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

Anderson Building

Lyon County Fairgrounds, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-340-8282 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 800

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

Emporia Granada Theatre

807 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-342-3342 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 800

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

Sacred Heart Parish Hall

101 Cottonwood St, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-342-1061 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 400

Admire Community Center

620-528-3431 |
Meeting Capacity: 300

Clint Bowyer Community Building

2700 W US Hwy 50, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-340-8282 | Website
Meeting Capacity: 300

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

N. Lyon Co. Community Center

Allen, KS 66833 | 620-528-3777 |
Meeting Capacity: 300

American Legion Post #5

2921 W 12th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801 | 620-342-1119 |
Meeting Capacity: 200