The Paola Community Center is a wedding venue rich in cultural history, located in Paola, Kansas. This local landmark is renowned in the community for hosting arts showcases of all kinds, from community plays to children’s concerts. Its delicately maintained decor gives the building a distinct sense of character, allowing you to appreciate the creative magic that has been present here for many years. The various event spaces allow you to hold a fully inclusive celebration at this storied location.
Facilities and Capacity
You can begin your day in the Paola Community Center’s legendary green room, the Gilman room. This space would have been used by actors and actresses preparing for their stage debuts in the past. A large baroque-style mirror is situated between the room’s generously sized windows, allowing for all the natural light needed for you to ensure that you look your best. The charming vintage vanity can also be used by your makeup artists in your get-ready process, allowing you to feel like a star ready to emerge. For a truly breathtaking celebration of your union, consider using the Schwartz Family Theater for your ceremony. This immaculately preserved arena features dark oak seating, dramatic pillars, and art deco-inspired chandeliers overhead. The theater has a capacity of up to 299 guests, allowing ample space for your loved ones to watch you exchange your vows. The International room can be prepared to host your reception. This function room is bright and spacious, with direct access to the building’s kitchen. Your wedding meal can be served with ease and swiftness as you relax and enjoy the festivities with your loved ones.
You are invited to make the Paola Community Center your very own on your special day. Its hallowed interiors also provide an ideal blank canvas for your chosen decor. Whether you choose to accentuate its retro design features or choose a more contemporary approach, you will have plenty of space to work with. This location welcomes outside vendors of your choice so that you may make your experience one-of-a-kind.
2 Reviews for Paola Community Center
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Janet Donner · Married on 05/24/2019
We needed a last minute change of venue due to expected rainy weather. Chad & the staff at Paola Community Center were very responsive to our request & met with us the same day we called. The facility was beautiful. We had use of the theater area & sound equipment for the wedding ceremony. The reception area and kitchen fit our needs well and were very conveniently located downstairs. No travel required! They were very flexible with the timing to come in and decorate both areas. Chad also helped us get permission very quickly to serve alcohol at the reception. We had a catered buffet & they were able to use the hot table for setup & serving. We also had the entire next day to clean up after the wedding so we didn’t have to try to do it all that same night. There is an elevator so those that needed it could easily travel from ceremony to reception and was also useful when bringing in the decorations & supplies.Sent on 07/16/2020
Morgan · Married on 11/18/2017
Unique & Beautiful
We chose this venue for its unique stage setting, as my now husband is a musician. The setting was already beautiful, and easy to decorate with only a few additions. There are also lots of gorgeous photo locations. If we had it to do all over again, we would still choose the Paola Community Center!Sent on 07/11/2020
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