Rental Venues

Flint Hills Discovery Center

A unique wedding and event venue in downtown Manhattan, Kansas
This beautiful building opened in 2012 and offers an unforgettable venue to host your next special event. Perfect for small to large affairs, informal to formal gatherings, the Flint Hills Discovery Center boasts indoor and outdoor options that are sure to "wow" your guests.

Depending on the event type and size, we can customize our facility to meet your needs. Located in the popular downtown business and entertainment district, the venue is conveniently located within walking distance of several newly-built hotels and award-winning local restaurants. Learn more about the Flint Hills Discovery Center. 

Additional Venues

The Flint Hills Discovery Center also coordinates event reservations for two nearby venues, Blue Earth Plaza and Union Pacific Depot. Our staff are happy to assist you with your rental needs.

  • Blue Earth Plaza 
    An outdoor public park, this venue is ideal for casual celebrations including: wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, graduation receptions, company picnics, and more. 
  • Union Pacific Depot 
    A historic train station renovated into a charming event venue perfect for hosting smaller affairs such as: weddings, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, graduation celebrations, business meetings and retreats, and more.

Face Masks Now Required for FHDC Visitors and Staff

As an entity of City of Manhattan, starting August 9 all visitors and employees will be required to wear a face mask inside the Discovery Center and at all other indoor city facilities. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals age two and up.

Please continue to check back for updates regarding the face mask policy. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.