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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!

Historically significant and home to more than a century of tradition, the Kansas State Fairgrounds are charming, unique and picturesque. Architecturally distinct venues are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the year. We have several venue options.

Special wedding highlights

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces to fit your party size and budget
  • One-of-a-kind photo opportunities set against the backdrop of the iconic fairgrounds
  • Complimentary parking for your guests
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.

The Kansas State Fairgrounds has always been a place where history and traditions are born. The Fairgrounds is the perfect place to create unforgettable memories.

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) The Cottonwood Court is another unique building. It includes 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) – The Domestic Arts building is a beautiful, airy structure with vaulted ceilings and 13,000 square feet of climate-controlled space. The industrial, rustic feel of this unique area is elevated by the high windows, lights hanging from the ceiling and neutral color interior design. A spacious kitchen is attached and offers 5 stoves, 3 refrigerators, 3 sinks, a microwave and a Dutch oven. 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) 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. 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) 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. This facility has a refrigerator/freezer and a prep table but no kitchen facilities.

Encampment, Hansen Auditorium: (6,600 sq. feet) 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) Seating for 120 people (tables and chairs included). Maximum building capacity is 240 if seating is chairs only. This facility does not have a kitchen but does have a large built in bar.

Lake Talbott: (1,600 sq feet) 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. Each Lake Talbott building (East or West) includes a kitchenette with a fridge/freezer, microwave, sink and counter.

Lake Talbott Stage Area: (1,600 sq feet) The open-air stage next to Lake Talbott gives couples a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Area includes open green space, plus benches are available upon request. Rental of the stage area does not include building rental.


Please note: The following building costs include access to the building starting Friday afternoon before your event through 8am the day following your event. 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, seating will consist of metal folding chairs and 8-foot-rectangle banquet tables. Extra seating is available at $9 per table and $1 per chair. If you provide a seating layout up to three weeks prior to your event, our staff will take care of setting up your tables and chairs -- if renting from the Kansas State Fair. Otherwise, tables and chairs brought in from other rental companies are the building renters' responsibility for set up.

Buildings with chairs and tables provided will be left in standard format if a layout is not provided three weeks before the event. No kitchen supplies or cooking utensils are provided in any of our facilities.

All of the above facilities have a refundable cleaning/damage deposit. Depending on the room, the cleaning/damage deposit varies from $300 to $2,000.

Round Tables with Chairs

We now offer round tables and chairs for rental. For more information, call 620-669-3600.

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

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