Weddings

Pella Opera House

Pella, IA View map

About

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.

Services Offered
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

Additional Services
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:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1600

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
Rated
4.4
out of 5.0
Recommended by 88% of couples
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.4 out of 5

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  • Libby
    Libby Married on 09/28/2019
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    Amazing staff

    They helped me out so much with planning, the day before, and on the day. Anne & Megan were fantastic helps. I believe her name is Cindy (hope thats right) helped out so much with the music and other things. Thank you so much. Everything was gorgeous and a perfect place to get married. Especially being able to have both reception and ceremony there. I also loved taking all our pictures out side the venue.
  • Noelle
    Noelle Married on 05/11/2019
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    Best wedding venue

    They made for sure my day was perfect. The event coordinator wanted nothing but my dream fairy tale! The staff was amazing and responsive. Beautiful day!
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    Alison Married on 10/19/2013
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    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.

Awards

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611 Franklin Pella, IA, 50219
641-628-8625
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Pella Opera House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Pella Opera House?

Pella Opera House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Pella Opera House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Pella Opera House for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Pella Opera House for wedding events?

Pella Opera House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Pella Opera House offer?

Pella Opera House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Pella Opera House offer for wedding events?

Pella Opera House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Pella Opera House have available for wedding events?

Pella Opera House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Pella Opera House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Pella Opera House is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in value, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism and 4.3 in average response time.

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