Weddings at Flint Hills Discovery Center
A Unique Venue in Downtown Manhattan, Kansas
The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers couples a one-of-a-kind venue that showcases the natural beauty of the Flint Hills. Whether it's an intimate or grand affair, the facility provides both indoor and outdoor locations to create your perfect wedding celebration. Our spaces can be customized to your event needs and number of guests.
Your wedding guests will enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to our interactive and state-of-the-art exhibits, providing fun for all ages. The downtown area is the perfect location, with several hotels within walking distance of our venue.
Need Assistance? Want to See More Pictures?
Our knowledgeable staff are here to help. Contact Jonathan Mertz, Event Supervisor, at 785-587-2726 ext. 5607 or by email. You can also visit our Rental Venues page or our Pinterest to learn more and see pictures of previous events.
When you host your wedding with us, your rental includes:
- On-site event staff to help with your special day
- Gorgeous facilities that immerse your guests in the beauty of the Flint Hills
- Free parking and no catering fee
- Tables and chairs provided with basic set up
- Several hotels within walking distance
- A LEED Certified Green Building
Wedding Pricing & Packages
Rental includes access to the event spaces listed below. Renter is responsible for linens and decorations. Alcohol may be served. An approved caterer is required for events with more than 55 guests or a cash bar.
|Full Building||Includes access to rooftop terrace, two private rooms, all exhibit spaces, theater, children’s play area, entry atrium, and balconies.|
|Evening of Exhibits||Includes access to exhibit space, theater, children’s play area, entry atrium, and balcony.|
|Atrium and Dome||Experience our beautiful glass atrium and spectacular dome on the first floor. Does not include access to the theater or exhibits.|
|Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail||Planted in prairie grasses and flowers with views of Manhattan. Includes the Flint Hills and Blue Earth Rooms adjacent to the Terrace.|
|Private Rooms||The Flint Hills Room or Blue Earth Room on the third floor is perfect for rehearsal dinners, showers, or intimate ceremonies.|
The Flint Hills Discovery Center also coordinates rentals at nearby Blue Earth Plaza. This outdoor space is available for weddings or to compliment to your Flint Hills Discovery Center wedding package. Contact us to learn more.
Events of 55 guests or more or events with cash bars must use an approved caterer. There is no catering fee. View a list of our approved caterers. For information on becoming an approved caterer, contact our Events Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, at 785-587-2726 ext. 5607 or by email.
Alcohol is permitted at events in accordance with our facility usage guidelines and all city, state, and federal laws. A $100 non-refundable alcohol fee applies.
Get Started Planning Your Special Day
Submit an online interest form to inquire about availability and pricing. Once received, a member of our staff will contact you to confirm details and discuss options. You can also contact our Event Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, directly at 785-587-2726 ext. 5607 or by email.