Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Party Venues in Wichita


We have asked thousands of moms in our Neighborhood Groups, and here are their recommendations for the most budget-friendly venues for your special occasions.

Need more party-planning recommendations and info? Check out our Wichita Birthday Party Guide! Looking for other recommendations from moms in your area? Join one of our many neighborhood and community groups

Summit Park Shelter in El Dorado
Lauren D. says “You can rent the covered shelters by calling the Parks & Rec department. I think it costs around $25 to rent one. Definitely a good idea to reserve if you’re going to have a bday party!”

High Park in Derby

Derby Recreation Center – gymnasium rental

Derby Public Library
Alison B. said, “We did a birthday party in there and they were very easy to work with.”

Sedgwick County Park has several shelters – some enclosed and some open.

Wichita Public Library has rooms of all sizes at most every location around the city.

Watermark Books
Michele R says, “I had my baby shower at Watermark Books….you can rent a room for free if you use their cafe to supply food (it is good food and not expensive)….you would have to decorate room and provide all the fun stuff.”

Bel Aire Recreation Center

Andover Fire Station – free!
Christina H. mentioned that “My son was 2 and by the time we climbed all over the trucks, ate pizza and cake and opened presents it was time to end the party.”


Check out other area parks and recreation buildings and parks, and area libraries for even more great resources for your party on a budget!