Exploration Place, located in Wichita, Kansas, is a magical wedding destination. The lovely architecture of the museum becomes a handsome backdrop to each stage of your wedding celebration. Imagine exchanging vows outside with your love on the Waterway Terrace. You and your guests will take in the views of the Arkansas River and the Keeper of the Plains as you enjoy appetizers and cocktails after a tranquil ceremony. Exploration Place has both indoor and outdoor facilities, outside the Festival Plaza, and Picnic Grove can both accommodate outdoor receptions with grace. Keep it casual as you dine and dance in the sun. For a more traditional reception, The Grand Hall and WaterWay Hall are both stunning indoor spaces. The WaterWay Hall provides your special evening with an enchanted environment while the Grand Hall offers views of the Reflecting Pond. Exploration Place is an exciting wedding destination with exhibits to explore, a Dome Theater, and Planetarium guests will be thrilled throughout the day.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 275 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 350 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.
The rental fee ranges from $600 to $2,300 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $500 with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr.
The average wedding cost at Exploration Place is estimated at between $5,148 and $8,786 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Podium and/or stage|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Large parking lot|
|Bridal and groom dressing area available for a fee|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|Approved outside caterer allowed|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by midnight|