Book Your Event in the Memorial Auditorium
Welcome to Memorial Auditorium! We hope you choose to book your next event in our historic building. Currently the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB manages this city owned facility. If you are interested in booking an event, please call the Chamber, 620-326-7466.
We are a terrific place to host a wedding, reunion or other great event!
Our Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Office is located at the upper level of Memorial Auditorium. We are open Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and by appointment. Email questions or special requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a copy of the rental form agreement - call or email the Chamber so a staff member can review the contract with you, 620-326-7466 or email email@example.com. Tent and decorations are separate and the Chamber has a referral list.
We have tables & chairs that you can rent for any occasion. Download the Table & Chairs Rental Form today. (Rental of facility comes with tables & chairs).
Memorial Auditorium Board
The Memorial Auditorium Board is an advisory committee serving, and appointed by, the Wellington City Council. The Board reviews and recommends actions that affect the use, maintenance, and operation of the Memorial Auditorium and the adjoining Heritage Park. The Auditorium Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium. Watch cityofwellington.net news and announcements about changes in meeting dates and times.
View this room as a mini museum and dedication to Veteran's in Sumner County. To view this room, schedule an appointment with the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. Call 620-326-7466. If you have materials to donate, please contact Pete Zavala 316-305-6896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Veteran's Room is located in the northeast corner of Memorial Auditorium lobby.
Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Center
We are located in the southeast corner of the Memorial Auditorium lobby, 208 N. Washington Wellington Kansas.
Hours:Tuesday's 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (May be closed for lunch)
P.O. Box 402
Wellington Kansas 67152
Source: Wellington Recreation Commission, November 2008
Memorial Auditorium - The Hauntings
“The Memorial Auditorium originated from an idea by Wellington Attorney Ed Hackney in December of 1918. Mr. Hackney realized that Wellington needed to have “a building that will be of service to the people of the city”. He stated that, “above all things, we need an auditorium and a gymnasium”.
In January of 1919, a committee was formed to guide the building of an auditorium to serve as a memorial to Wellington and Sumner County soldiers. In April of that year, the Mayor signed a resolution for the voters to issue $140,000 in bonds. That same month, the people voted to build “Liberty Hall”, which later came to be known as our Wellington “Memorial Auditorium”. Construction began November 13, 1921 and was completed approximately one year later for a cost of $137,488.41.