Voted Best Best Wedding Venue 2018!

Weddings & Events

The Masonic Temple building in Salina, Kansas is a monumental Classical Revival-style building completed in 1927. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.


This historic building is available as a unique, elegant venue for weddings and private events. The Masonic Temple has six floors and total of 160,000 square feet. The exterior of the building is Indiana limestone and features an exterior grand staircase with
solid brass double doors.


The first floor grand lobby has an ornate, vaulted ceiling with 1920s period light fixtures. The marble in the lobby is original rose-color split to reflect an angle wing motif. The checkerboard marble floor of alternating shades of rose marble reflects the light from
surrounding large windows and dark oak trim.


The 1st floor is comprised of 3 sections, a grand lobby, grand atrium and dining hall. These areas can be opened as one large space or easily closed off for more intimate spaces. The grand atrium and dining hall span two floors, with second-floor surround balconies overlooking each space.

 

A row of copper gargoyles some 86 feet above the ground form the cornice surrounding the entire rooftop. Each garboyle is formed from 7 individual pieces of hand-hammered copper. Gargoyles measure 22” from ear to ear.

 

Bronze doors, art glass chandeliers and windows and "angel-wing" mirror-pattern rose color marble wainscoting highlight the inside. Ornate egg and dart molding found near the ceiling throughout the building symbolizes Life and Death.  Forget-me-not painted flowers surrounding the 2nd floor balconies symbolizes friendship, acceptance and security within our walls.

 

The building was designed around its third floor auditorium, which features a 36-foot high ceiling and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people. The elevated stage contains 104-year old, hand-painted scenery drops. These backdrops were painted in 1895 at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Architecture, and were purchased by Salina in 1930 for $30,000. They were brought by specially made rail car, and were hung with rope rigging, which is still functioning today.

 

This historic icon in Salina is a rare and tremendous resource for our community.

Contact Us

Mary Landes

Executive Director

333 S Santa Fe Ave

Salina, KS 67401

785.201.3132 ext 4

mlandes@salinainnovation.com

Historic Salina Masonic Temple building was voted Best Wedding Venue! Thank you for your support!

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