The Emporia Granada Theatre

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.

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Admire Community Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 300
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American Legion Post #5 [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 200
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Anderson Building [favorite_button]

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

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Bourbon Cowboy [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 40

A favorite among cowboys, cowgirls, and two-steppers, this 6,000 square foot, two-level country dance bar features live music on Saturday nights, open jam sessions during the week, a free bluegrass… Read more

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Bruff’s Bar & Grill [favorite_button]

Bar & Grill | Family Dining
Meeting Capacity: 80

An Emporia tradition for over 20 years, catch a game on one of Bruff’s 25 HDTVs, or enjoy a steak or burger from their fabulous menu. Located on Emporia’s west… Read more

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Camp Wood [favorite_button]

Please consider us during the school year for: Corporate/Business Retreats Corporate/Business Conferences Teambuilding retreats Youth Retreats Youth Conferences Family outings/weekend getaways Field trips Scout badge work and campouts With many… Read more

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Clint Bowyer Community Building [favorite_button]

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

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Del5ive Event Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 300
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Emporia Arts Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 150

Visit Gallery Located in downtown Emporia next to the historic Granada Theatre, The Emporia Arts Center is central to the Emporia art scene. View exhibits from local and regional artists… Read more

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Emporia Granada Theatre [favorite_button]

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

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Emporia Public Library [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 50

Stop by the library and keep the kids entertained with near daily events that include story time and crafts. In the summer, the library hosts brown bag lunch concerts. Every… Read more

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Emporia Senior Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 150
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ESU Memorial Union [favorite_button]

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

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Flint Hills Technical College [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 100

Flint Hills Technical College offers meeting venues as well a 9-Hole disc golf course. Meetings Nestled between I-335 and I-35 on the edge of Emporia, FHTC is a convenient location… Read more

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Gufler Mansion Bed and Breakfast [favorite_button]

Meeting Rooms | Breakfast | Internet
Total Rooms: 10 | Meeting Capacity: 100

Stay You’ll succumb to the nostalgia of this beautiful 1900s era home as you explore the architecture and artwork room by room. With 10 rooms near Downtown, the Gufler Mansion… Read more

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Hampton Inn by Hilton [favorite_button]

Meeting Rooms | Pool | Breakfast | Internet
Total Rooms: 75 | Meeting Capacity: 30

Located on the west side of Emporia convenient to Interstate 35, the Hampton Inn by Hilton is within minutes of several attractions including Jones Aquatic Center, Flinthills Mall, Trysa Soccer… Read more

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Hereford Coworking [favorite_button]

Conveniently located in downtown Emporia, Hereford Coworking offers coworking space for lease by the day, month or year with digital key access. Meeting space available and configured to your needs.

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites [favorite_button]

Meeting Rooms | Pool | Breakfast | Internet | Pet Friendly
Total Rooms: 68 | Meeting Capacity: 30
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Knights Inn [favorite_button]

Meeting Rooms | Pool | Breakfast | Internet | Pet Friendly
Total Rooms: 45 | Meeting Capacity: 45
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Lee Beran Recreation Center [favorite_button]

Enjoy family fun with racquetball, an indoor pool, fitness room and more at the Lee Beran Recreation Center. Available for rentals.

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Lyon County History Center [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 175

This historic building in Downtown Emporia houses over 150,000 artifacts, as well as a model train exhibit and gift shop with Kansas and local items. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Lyon County… Read more

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Mainstay Suites [favorite_button]

Meeting Rooms | Internet | Pet Friendly
Total Rooms: 60 | Meeting Capacity: 35

Conveniently located near Interstate 335 and the Kansas Turnpike. Mainstay Suites is close to shopping, restaurants, the Buck Fund dog park and just minutes from Emporia State University and downtown.

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