Alaska State Fair, Inc.




Welcome to the Alaska State Fairgrounds, home of three hundred acres of meeting spaces, buildings and entertainment venues. At the Alaska State Fairgrounds, you’ll find first class logistics, exceptional Alaskan panoramas and a top-notch staff. It’s an unbeatable combination, especially for your wedding celebration. Nestled in the Matanuska Valley, the Fairgrounds are situated in the heart of the fastest growing region of the state and offer a wide diversity of facilities with a creative staff skilled at fulfilling unique requests. They work hand in hand with promoters and organizers to ensure you have what it takes to host a successful wedding event. Just one hour outside of Anchorage, the fairgrounds boasts facilities large enough for grand affairs and intimate enough for smaller weddings. Lawn space is also available for your wedding day photos. Celebrate romance at the Alaska State Fairgrounds.

Venue Style

Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 800 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 700 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $560 to $1,700 for a reception and/or ceremony and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required for booking Raven Hall, or $500 for booking Colony Church. Venue is closed for the month of August.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Alaska State Fair, Inc. is estimated at between $6,206 and $12,747 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
No open flames allowed