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.
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
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.
Hold your special events in the Old Red Barn, built in 1927! Contact owners Richard Meyer (620) 366-5788 or Dee Meyer: (620) 366-5787 or email: [email protected]
Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition features brick-oven pizzas, burgers, mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as gluten-free and vegan options. All of this is complemented by an… Read more
The Trusler Business Center is home to the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Regional Development Association. The center offers a fresh updated interior… Read more
Trusler Sports Complex-hosts ESU and EHS Baseball and Softball. 4 diamonds.
TRYSA Sports Complex-hosts recreational soccer and flag football leagues.
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
The home of famed newspaper publisher, William Allen White, is known as Red Rocks. Enjoy “Saturdays at the Site,” a series of free programs organized by the William Allen White… Read more
William Lindsay White Civic Auditorium in Emporia has a rich sports history. With seating for 5,000 people, it is home to the Emporia State University men’s and women’s basketball teams,… Read more