The Facility

The Atchison Event Center is a full service facility that specializes in helping you make your event successful. Whether you’re having a meeting, anniversary, retreat, reunion, wedding or another event, we can meet your needs with our full-service staff and large facility, with approximately 16,000 square feet of event space.

There are seven rooms that are available for meetings and events:

Room Usable Square Feet Ceiling Height Seating
Riverbend Ballroom 6,680 14′-22′ Theater 600
Classroom 400
Banquet 525
Conference 500
Reception 500
Mercantile Ballroom 3,750 9′ Theater 250
Classroom 200
Banquet 200
Conference 200
Reception 200
Community Room 1,560 9′ Theater 150
Classroom 75
Banquet 90
Conference 60
Reception 90
Oak Room 1,425 9′ Theater 120
Classroom 50
Banquet 80
Conference 112
Reception 112
Civic Leaders Room 1,300 9′ Theater 120
Classroom 50
Banquet 80
Conference 112
Reception 112
Mahogany Room 880 9′ Theater 70
Classroom 40
Banquet 50
Conference 40
Reception 80
Board Room 310 9′ Conference 20


Located on the 2nd floor, the Riverbend Ballroom is the largest event space in Atchison and is perfect for wedding receptions and other large events. The Oak Room has a capacity of 80 to 150 people, and can be used in conjunction with Riverbend Ballroom to allow additional space for a hospitality room or bar area. The Mahogany Room seats 65 people and can be divided into two rooms, to accommodate smaller meetings.

On the lower level, the Mercantile Ballroom, can accommodate up to 250 guests, and the Civic Leaders Room can seat a maximum of 112 people.