Have an event with a view! Exploration Place is your key to a versatile venue that will accommodate such varied events as receptions in the Grand Hall, ceremonies in the WaterWay Hall, presentations in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio, community events on the Festival Plaza, and company picnics in the Picnic Grove. Exploration Place's dramatic architecture and stunning views serve as a compelling background, with views of downtown Wichita and the Arkansas River.
The Hudson is committed to providing a truly unique experience for whatever your event needs may be. Built in 1950, our values, attention to detail, and unparalleled customer service , are those of a simpler time that is reflected in every aspect of who we are as a company, even the architecture of our facility. We believe in the power of families, colleagues and friends coming together, to celebrate in all aspects : mind, body, and spirit.
We are a 350 + capacity event venue located in downtown Wichita in the Commerce Street art district. To give you an idea of the classic style you'll see in our expansive venue... exposed brick walls, arched vaulted ceilings with steel beam rafters, crystal chandeliers, subway tiles, polished concrete floors, and preserved architectural features from Wichita's past. With a new outdoor stage and new 115 space parking lot being built behind our facility, and a one of a kind street art box car, we are THE space in Wichita, KS to host your celebrations.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More