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:
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:
Recommended by 96% of couples
Alison · Married on 10/19/2013
Beth the manager at the Opera House was the best help to me as a bride. She calmed any concerns and took on all the responsibility of the evening. The venue is beautiful and historic which was perfect for our elegant evening. I had a lot of questions and ideas and Beth was great at brainstorming and being patient with me. I could not have asked for a better evening. It was even better than any of my hopes and dreams.
Chantell · Married on 06/22/2013
Working with Beth was fun and easy. She was extremely helpful. The Opera House was beautiful, it was exciting getting married up on stage. I even got to have my Malti-poo (12lb dog) in the wedding with me.
Stephanie · Married on 05/16/2008
The Pella Opera House is where we booked our reception. It has a beautiful interior - unfortunately, it books up fast during the summer. They are extremely flexible and willing to work with you.