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Wedding & Reception Guide

Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State Fairgrounds facilities at this very exciting time in your lives! We would be delighted to become a part of your celebration and help you create wedding day memories that last a lifetime!

The Kansas State Fairgrounds offers a beautiful, picturesque backdrop to your big day, complete with several venue options. Whether you’re looking for a ceremony site, a place for the rehearsal dinner or the reception hall, our scenic Fairgrounds offers the perfect blend of convenience and charm.


Getting Started


Choose from one of the amazing venues offered for your wedding celebration.

Cottonwood Court: (11,200 sq. ft. main floor/9,600 sq. ft. balcony) starting at $1,600 – The Cottonwood Court is another unique space. It includes a gorgeous waterfall fountain that brings that outdoor setting inside of the 20,000 square feet of space. This two story facility is spacious and airy, with lots of natural light, creating a soft romantic glow. Seating for 800 people (oval tables and black plastic chairs) is included in rental cost. Depending on room layout, maximum seating capacity is about 1,000. Oval tables are used in this facility but rectangle banquet tables are available for food and beverage if needed.

Domestic Arts: (13,000 sq. feet) starting at $850 – The Domestic Arts building is a beautiful, airy space with vaulted ceilings and 13,000 square feet of climate-controlled space. The industrial, rustic feel of this unique room is elevated by the high windows, lights hanging from the ceiling and neutral color interior design. A huge catering kitchen is attached and offers 5 stoves, 3 refrigerators, 3 sinks, a microwave and a Dutch oven. Maximum capacity is 900. No seating is automatically included with this rental but can be rented from the Fairgrounds. Depending on room layout maximum seating capacity is 900.

Encampment, Dillon Hall: (6,300 sq. feet) starting at $650 - Seating for 400 people (50 tables and 400 chairs) is included in the rental cost. Depending on room layout maximum seating capacity is around 400 (Comfortably seats 350 if there some space is used for a dance floor.) Dillon Hall includes a full catering kitchen with warming ovens, convection oven, 3 refrigerator/freezers, microwave, 2 small deep freezers, 3 sinks and plenty of counter space.

Encampment, KS Fairs Hall: (6,300 sq. feet) starting at $550 - Seating for 400 people (50 tables and 400 chairs) is included in the rental cost. Depending on room layout maximum seating capacity is around 400. (Comfortably seats 350 if there some space is used for a dance floor.) This facility has a refrigerator/freezer and a prep table but no kitchen facilities.

Encampment, Hansen Auditorium: (6,600 sq. feet) starting at $400 - This is an auditorium with permanent cushioned seating for 749 people. A 30’x30’ stage with light bar and sound system is included in rental.

Morton: (3,600 sq feet) starting at $350 - Seating for 240 people (30 tables and 240 chairs) is included in rental cost. Maximum building capacity is 240. This facility does not have a kitchen but does have a large built in bar.

Lake Talbott: (1,600 sq feet) starting at $275 - Seating for 80 people (10 tables and 80 chairs) is included in rental cost. Depending on room layout maximum seating capacity is around 75-80. Both Lake Talbott buildings include a kitchenette with a fridge/freezer, microwave, sink and counter as well as the use of the outside lake area with up to 10 picnic tables. Picnic tables can be exchanged for metal benches if preferred. Additional benches and picnic tables are available for rent from the Kansas State Fair.

House of Capper: (1,295 sq ft) starting at $150 - No seating is automatically included with this rental but benches can be rented from the Kansas State Fair. This is an outdoor covered venue. Rental price does include restrooms and available electricity and lights to area.

Amenities


Please note: The following building costs include access to the building starting the day before your event at 12 p.m. through the day following your event at 12 p.m. This allows our renters decorating and tear-down time prior to and following the event.

Unless otherwise noted above: All of these facilities are climate controlled with ADA accessible restrooms and plenty of free parking. If seating is included with the rental of the facility this seating will consist of metal folding chairs and 8ft rectangle banquet tables. Extra seating is available at $9.00/per table and $0.90/per chair. You provide a seating layout up to three weeks prior to your event and our staff will take care of setting up your tables and chairs for you, otherwise tables and chairs will be left in standard format. No kitchen supplies or cooking utensils are provided in any of our facilities.

You may serve alcohol in any of these facilities as long as there is no money exchanged for the alcohol (i.e. open bar or keg is fine, just no cash bar). There are no regulations against outside caterers or catering your own meal.


All of the above facilities have a refundable cleaning/damage deposit. Depending on the room the cleaning/damage deposit varies from $150 to $200.

Next Steps


Once you’ve have a chance to review our venue options, we’d like to sit down and talk through your preferences, take you on a tour of your favorite venues and discuss logistics. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if you would like to schedule a building tour.



Kansas State Fair
2000 N Poplar Hutchinson, KS 67502
www.kansasstatefair.com

Nathan McClanahan
Facility Rentals
620-669-3600

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