The Dickens Opera House, a venue located in Longmont, Colorado, harbors a rich history and legacy from its beginnings in 1881. William Henry Dickens, who originally built the opera house, obtained the land through his father who was given the land by Ulysses S. Grant. Not only does this land have ties to President Grant, but also to the author Charles Dickens, who was related to William Henry Dickens. While it was renovated a few years ago, the historic roots of this landmark were carefully preserved so that its history could continue to be told and celebrated. Couples now can plan their engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and ceremony is this historic site, weaving their own unique tale within its walls.
Facility and Capacity
While this is a historic space, couples and guests will be surrounded by many modern conveniences throughout the facility. Some of the additions include state-of-the-art sound equipment, custom LED uplighting and a full built-in bar. On their wedding day, both brides and grooms can prepare in the separate changing suites on the property. For your ceremony and reception, you have the option of hosting your wedding in the Dickens Opera House. There are also private rooms throughout the Tavern that you can choose from, like the Presidents Room, Tin Room, or Wine Vault. With these indoor space options, you are welcome to invite up to 300 of your friends and family to join you as you celebrate your wedding day.
The Dickens Opera House can provide couples with wedding planning services. At the venue, there is a wedding and event coordinator who is ready to help with planning all aspects of your special day. There is also plenty of parking available on site for you and your guests to use on your wedding day.
The Dickens Tavern can also provide delicious menus for couples. The owner, who has 25 years of culinary experience, has the specialty of blending comfort foods with elegant touches. Your wedding-day meals will feature that same combination so that you and your guests are amazed with your cuisine choices. Catering items such as barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens can be provided by the staff so you can simply relax and enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime day.
Recommended by 91% of couples
Maureen · Married on 07/30/2017
They did an exceptional job on our wedding reception. From planning to the event, they created exactly what we wanted. The food was awesome and the staff were attentive and took care of all our needs. Our guests still comment about how much fun our reception was. Thank you! David and MaureenSent on 11/10/2017
Bill · Married on 04/05/2018
We picked the Dickens Opera House because if it's unique setting and it was the party of the year! We could not have had better quality of food, to serve 150 guests is difficult and it was 5 star. The entire staff was very friendly and professional, especially Shawn the owner and Amelia the wedding coordinator. The lighting package and music program we picked was outstanding and our photographer did an outstanding job. The reverend we used was also outstanding. You can check with Amelia and she can let you know our vendors. If we had do do it over again we'd do it at the Dickens. We highly recommend everyone we used. Thank you again to the Dickens Staff!!Sent on 05/08/2018
Crystal · Married on 10/20/2017
Amelia was pivotal in making our wedding happen. She was very prompt in responding to my needs and was very courteous and kind to us before and during our wedding. I would definitely recommend her as a wedding planner if you're looking for one! She and Dickens took very good care of us for our wedding.Sent on 11/21/2017
I love working with the attentive staff at Dickens Opera House! The food provided in house by Dickens Tavern is top-notch. If you are looking for a historic, unique, elegant venue, this is the place! There is not much else around that offers what they do and can fit up to 300 guests. They can also accommodate an indoor ceremony! Check out their All-Inclusive Wedding Package for stress-free wedding arrangements!
Dickens Opera House has a wonderful aura of being in the Victorian age of Longmont when people spent time hearing opera and meeting one another. The staff, led by Katie James, will help you find ways to celebrate your wedding or whatever event you want to be special. Rev. Kent Robertson, M.Div., Wedding Minister.