A historic ballroom venue based in central Iowa, the Pella Opera House has two indoor event spaces to host any wedding event, including a bridal shower, ceremony, engagement party, reception, or rehearsal dinner. The Pella Opera House is one of the most treasured wedding venues for couples in central Iowa, and the team strives to make all of your dreams for your special day come true.
Facilities and Capacity
An elegant and unique ceremony and reception venue, the Pella Opera House has a two-story theatre that can seat more than 320 guests while the newly renovated and intimate Great Hall can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. The space and parking are also wheelchair accessible. With classic architecture and a romantic ambiance, the vintage space is located in the heart of downtown Pella and it truly combines history with modern elegance.
The Pella Opera House includes a personal event planner to assist you with all of your wedding vendor questions and day-of coordination needs. Moreover, couples are provided with 12 hours of rental time on the day of the event, which allows them an ample amount of time to set up and clean up. They are also given the opportunity to decorate the day before their event. For the bridal party, the Pella Opera House provides a raised head table, as well as a bridal suite to get ready. Rental of the theatre and the Great Hall also includes:
- Setup and breakdown
- White table linens
- China, silverware, glassware, barware
- Built-in dance floor
- Piano and organ rental
- Wireless Internet
Couples may also choose to rent additional items from the Pella Opera House to enhance their special day. Event items such as chair covers, tables and chairs, sound and lighting, projection screens and projectors, and microphones are available as needed. For couples choosing to include bar services during their event, the Pella Opera House works with you to provide you with the beers, wines, and liquors of your choice. Additional bar options that may be of interest are as follows:
- Cash bar
- Champagne toast
- Limited bar
- Liquor license
- Open bar
- Outside alcohol
- Premium liquor
- Signature drink
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Pella Opera House?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of Pella Opera House in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
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What kind of wedding events does Pella Opera House offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Pella Opera House offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Pella Opera House have available for wedding events?
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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