A historic wedding venue in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Kalamazoo State Theatre invites couples to host their ceremony and reception at their event site. Built in 1927, the indoor concert hall is located in downtown Kalamazoo, within walking distance to many restaurants and hotels. The theatre reflects a romantic, Spanish courtyard atmosphere, where guests will be transported into an unforgettable experience. Couples will literally have their name in lights, as the front of the marquee displays their wedding event as they celebrate under the indoor ceiling of stars.
Facilities and Capacity
With jewel tones and romantic lighting, the State Theatre offers a perfect spot for couples who appreciate a little mystery and intrigue. The stage has hosted well-known music and entertainment names such as Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan, Larry the Cable Guy, and Howie Mandel. Cocktail hour can be hosted in the upstairs mezzanine, which accommodates up to 106 guests. Receptions will be held in the historic theatre, which can hold up to 128 seated guests. Different seating arrangements are available, and can be adjusted to suit a couple’s needs.
At the Kalamazoo State Theatre, couples are welcome to schedule a site visit to view their event options. The theatre also offers their excellent trained staff and bar packages to accompany a couple’s venue rental.
Designed by the renowned architect John Eberson, the theatre has been a fixture in Kalamazoo since 1927. The first acts that frequented its stage were opera, dramas, big bands, ballet, dance reviews, stage shows, and movies. When it closed in 1982, local arts groups and city officials rallied for its preservation and legacy, finding a solution through the Hinman Company, who bought the building in 1985. The company dove into further renovation and worked to preserve its history. Currently, the theatre is a part of the League of Historic American Theatres, meeting its requirements of a 50-year-old historic theatre that has a preservation-worthy architecture, importance in American stage and screen history, and can be used as a performing arts facility.
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