When it comes to weddings, Emporia is the perfect location for families to meet in the middle. Maybe you met while here at college so it just makes sense, or you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind venue to outshine all the other weddings you’ve been to. Emporia’s array of venues and vendors will help make your day memorable with first class hospitality and fresh ideas.
If you’re a romantic at heart, the Emporia Granada Theatre is the place for you. The 1920s Spanish Revival architecture with hand-laid plaster and a rich color scheme make this venue perfect for an elegant affair. On a smaller scale, the Gufler Mansion holds a prestigious place in the history of Emporia, and will in your heart as well. Just picture it, cocktail hour in the conservatory, the bride’s entrance down the grand staircase… if not for your wedding, consider this space for your wedding party stay and rehearsal dinner. The awesome staff at this bed & breakfast will happily cater your rehearsal dinner giving every attention to detail. With guys sleeping downstairs and gals on the second floor you’ll be able to get more intimate photos of your family and friends as you prepare for the wedding.
If modern or industrial is more your style you might consider getting married at the Emporia Arts Center in the heart of downtown. Floor to ceiling windows, metal and exposed air ducts are contrasted by the simple sophistication of artwork throughout the venue. Your guests will enjoy the views and vibes as they move from the art gallery meet and greet to the ceremony in the Davis-Preston Theatre. The Clint Bowyer Community building takes rustic edge to another level with exposed beams over cement floors and a bar decorated in local cattle and ranching brands. This venue is unique in that the outdoor patio and fire pit seamlessly transition guests from dinner to dancing via large bay doors. If you’re looking for country chic, it’s a barn wedding at Pioneer Bluffs for you. While this venue is about 40 minutes from Emporia, the drive is worth it for this completely restored 1915 Flint Hills barn. With two stories, you can have the ceremony on one level and the reception on the other!
Outdoor ceremonies at one of our city parks are also an option. Peter Pan Park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Emporia. A ceremony among the cypress trees or under the castle stone structure next to the lake offers earthy vibes with a Southern romantic twist. Parking is ample for a more secluded ceremony down in the outdoor amphitheater. With over 10 city parks, our outdoor options seem endless.
Last, but certainly not least is our largest venue, Emporia State University Memorial Union. Have a small ceremony on the outdoor patio with photos of your wedding party spanning Wooster Bridge. For larger events, step back in time with a wedding or reception in the KSTC Colonial Ballroom or enjoy the modern elegance of Webb Hall. With on-site catering offered through Sodexo, the behind the scenes is made simple so that you can relax and enjoy the big day!
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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
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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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