Why host your event anywhere else?

CANDELA AT THE LUX is on the first floor of The LUX, at the corner of
First & Market in Downtown Wichita.

Built in 1954, The LUX has unique features and mid-century modern architecture.
It speaks to a time when design and function were celebrated.
As a result, CANDELA embodies style and class.
Let us host your event.

  • Weddings
  • Class Reunions
  • Family Reunions
  • Private Parties
  • Art Shows
  • Receptions
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Conferences
  • Trade Shows
  • Fundraisers & Benefits
  • Luncheons / Business Dinners
  • Holiday Parties
  • Award Ceremonies
With the ability to host 80 to 280, CANDELA can accommodate any event.
  • Seating #200
  • Reception #280
  • 2,488 sq ft
  • Seating #80
  • Reception #120
  • 1,418 sq ft



The original granite-lined hallway invites you into Candela where a unique, custom-designed, mid-century modern lighting arrangement tops the illustrious space - the CANDELA literally shines.

Catering via Larkspur assures your event will be top-notch and your guests are sure to be impressed.

The Hospitality Room gives you even more space. As a secure room, it's perfect for a family gathering area, gifts or even the buffet.

Wedding Details

  • 6 Hour Event
  • Tables and Chairs Set-Up
  • White Linens
  • 8 - 11 AM Decorate Time
  • Catering and Bar Provided*
  • By Larkspur
Thur / Fri / Sat
Available to you (at an additional charge)
State-of-the-Art Media Equipment / Wi-Fi / Security**

There is an additional $150 per hour for use of the Hospitality Room. For Sunday through Wednesday event pricing and information, please contact us.

*CANDELA partners with LARKSPUR for catering and bar services at an additional cost. Learn More.

**Security is required at an additional cost. Please contact us for more information.

We would love to have your special event take place at CANDELA.
Available Dates
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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The Auditorium and Hospitality Room are ideal spaces for your next event.

With the ability to host 80 to 280 people, we can accommodate any size meeting,
conference, luncheon, reunion, benefit or party.

Seating #200 / Reception #280 / 2,488 sq ft
$110 / HOUR
(4 hour minimum)
Seating #80 / Reception #120 / 1,418 sq ft
$75 / HOUR
(4 hour minimum)
Available Features

Includes tables and chairs set-up and tear down. *THURSDAY and FRIDAY day only. For Saturday and evening rates, please contact us.
**CANDELA partners with LARKSPUR for catering and bar services at an additional cost. Learn More.

Area Attractions


CANDELA partners with LARKSPUR for catering.

Located in downtown Wichita, Larkspur's menu is a unique blend of Mediterranean, French, Italian & American entrées and delectable appetizers prepared well and served beautifully, even artfully inspired. Fresh Seafood, Hand Cut Sterling Silver Steaks, Signature Appetizers and Specialty Desserts will tantalize your tastebuds with a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. In addition, the wine list is brilliant and extensive and no drink is off-limits with our expert bar staff. To see our detailed menus for your wedding or event, download the pdfs below.

120 E First St, Wichita, Kansas
First & Market in Downtown Wichita
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What parking is available?

There is on-street city parking available and a covered parking garage connected to The LUX. Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm there is free 1 hour and 2 hour street parking in areas and metered parking is also available in front of the building. The parking garage - on the corner of First (one way heading East) and Main (one way heading South) charges a flat $5 rate. For additional downtown parking information, click here.

Do we have to use Larkspur for catering?

Yes. CANDELA has chosen to partner with Larkspur Bistro & Bar for catering because of their exquisite selection of food, attention to detail, reliability and their unblemished reputation. Our goal is to make your special event the very best and without a doubt, catering via Larkspur is the very best. We also make it easy for you. Larkspur knows how to operate within CANDELA - you will not need to be the liaison between the event space and the caterer. The catering is taken care of and your event will be fabulous!
If you have any additional questions, please contact us!