EAA was founded in 1953 by Paul H. Poberezny, who served as the organization’s president until 1989 then chairman of the board from until 2009. It has grown from a handful of aviation enthusiasts to an international organization representing virtually the entire spectrum of recreational aviation. The magnificent “tower of aviation” welcomes your guests to EAA Aviation Center, creating a striking setting for a unique wedding in a venue full of adventure and excitement. The museum lobby is the perfect place for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails pre-ceremony or during the reception and party. It is perfect to serve as a break area for guests while you dance the night away inside. Imagine hosting your ceremony and reception surrounded by the history of flight! Nearly 100 aircrafts are on display throughout the museum, offering much more than the typical wedding celebration and providing entertainment for guests of all ages. There are numerous gallery areas within the EAA AirVenture Museum that provide outstanding backdrops for your event. Have a set of unique wedding photos against the backdrop of vintage airplanes. Add a Max Flight Simulator Ride for an extra thrill and unforgettable memory for your guests. Make your wedding celebration unforgettable on every level at the EAA Museum.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 800 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnght.
The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $1,500 with reception rental.
The average wedding cost at EAA Museum is estimated at between $7,135 and $9,878 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Choose from List
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Podium and/or stage|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Large parking lot|
|Tables and chairs provided for up to 500 guests|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Music must end by midnight|