The Royal Oak Music Theatre is a stylish wedding venue located in Royal Oak, Michigan. This historic building opened in 1928 as an art-deco film house. It has since remained one of Detroit's most well-known theatres. An array of entertainers and musicians have performed at this theatre, which eventually transitioned into a live entertainment concert venue. These performers include Lady Gaga, Aziz Ansari, The Pogues, Adele, Amy Schumer, Alt-J, and more. Couples who decide to host their wedding in this star-studded location will have a night to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
The Royal Oak Music Theatre boasts a variety of enchanting rooms in which couples can realize their envisioned events. The well-lit marquee, which is attached to the front of the building, can feature couples' names in bright lights for when guests arrive. The building's lobby area functions as a wonderful spot for cocktail receptions. This room is adorned with digital poster cases which can project slideshows of the happy couple. Following the cocktail hour, guests can make their way into the main auditorium for the wedding reception. Here, couples can make a grand entrance down to the stage, which can also be the location where speeches and first dances take place. Couples can also elect to use the building's balcony if they wish to do so. This magnificent, one-of-a-kind venue is ideal for events that are large in scale, as the building can host parties that range in size from 175 to 350.
In order to make every wedding event truly memorable, the staff at the theatre can showcase a romantic and dazzling light show within the auditorium. This stunning performance is designed to impress couples and guests alike. The staff can also supply a state-of-the-art sound system for music and speeches. They are able to offer event planning services in preparation for each couple's special day, as well as setup and cleanup services when those big days arrive. They will work tirelessly while organizing the event in order to ensure that each and every guest is situated in a comfortable, unobstructed position. This magical space is ideal for engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Furthermore, couples can avail of the following services:
14 Reviews for Royal Oak Music Theatre
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Allison Makowski · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Royal Oak Music Theatre is coolest wedding venue
The one thing I knew I wanted for my wedding was an out-of-the-box venue. I have been to so many weddings inside a standard hall and they all seem the same. After searching for unique wedding venues, we stumbled upon the Royal Oak Music Theatre, and I absolutely fell in love. Walking in at first, it is somewhat difficult to envision a wedding layout in a space like they have, but after understanding and seeing pictures, the room transform into, in my opinion, the best type of wedding layout. You walk into the theatre entryway: gorgeous and a large space. We used this space as our entry way and our area for cocktail hour. We had 300 guests and this space was great! You walk over to the biggest bar I have ever seen for a wedding! Our second request for our wedding was a cool bar atmosphere (because we wanted our guests to have the best time) and check that off the box. This bar area is incredible. Not only is it huge, it really is a place for guests to socialize and talk. Most wedding bars – people wait in this huge line, pushing their way up to the 1 or 2 bartenders on staff. This bar is so huge, that everyone can hang around the bar. Since we had 300 guests, we had 4 bartenders and an additional runner – so no one was waiting on a drink. I loved seeing guests hang around the bar and using it to socialize with other guests. Then you look into the theatre, which is set up so no matter where you sit, you get the best seat in the house. The theatre has little slight levels – broken out by a few stairs each. The levels allow all guests to be close to the action and get a great view of the reception events. Sometimes you go to a wedding and can barely see what is happening when you get stuck in the back corner – but that is not the case here. We decided to have the bridal party sit on the stage, which I loved – again because everyone could see us. And you have the biggest dance floor to keep your guests dancing and partying all throughout the night! And you can’t forget having your names outside on the huge, bright sign?! This space is absolutely insane. I have guests telling me over and over again that this was the best wedding that they have ever been too – 300 guests – many been to countless weddings – and this was the most memorable wedding. That right there was what I was looking for – and that is what you will get with the Royal Oak Music Theatre as your venue!!! But, I can’t forget those that helped me every step of the way to create this amazing wedding: Jessie and Shae. You will work with these fabulous ladies from the minute you ask to visit the venue till a month after your wedding when you are still emailing about how great the night was!!! They are the best to work with. They are so experienced with wedding planning, but also with what works and what doesn’t work in this specific space. They are always open to answer questions and help you with whatever you need like advice, vendors, etc. I worked with them both for almost a year – and they listened to my vision and helped me create that. That made great suggestions and offered a lot especially because I really had no idea what I was doing! I can not say enough good words about the venue and Jessie and Shae. My guests continuously talk about our wedding and it is two months later. If you are a bride or groom looking for a memorable venue and one amazing party / event, the Royal Oak Music Theatre is the venue for you! I can only speak about my wedding, but I know this venue would be great for other events because you have Jessie and Shae to help make your vision perfect!!Sent on 12/03/2019
Jessica · Married on 06/20/2015
Deciding to host our wedding at the historic Royal Oak Music Theatre was the best decision we made (besides the decision to get married of course). From the start of wedding planning we knew that our #1 goal for the day of our wedding was to throw an awesome party for our friends and family, and that’s exactly what having our wedding at the ROMT allowed us to do. Many of our guests loved the history of the theatre and we heard several times “this is so amazing, we used to come here and watch movies as kids”. Who wouldn’t want to host their wedding reception where the famous Hall & Oates, Lady Gaga, and so many more have headlined? Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Jessie, the Special Events Director, and although so many others at the Theatre are involved, you’ll have the convenience of only working with one person who is extremely organized, responsive, and truly caring and dedicated to your special day – something that made life so much easier when working with multiple vendors leading up to the big day.Sent on 07/27/2015
User4245258 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at the Royal Oak Music Theatre was truly a dream come true. We couldn't have asked for anything more for our big day. The theatre's team was great to work with and pretty accommodating with all of our vendor's needs. The venue is so unique that it truly makes your day stand out among all the other weddings that your guests have attended in the past and will be attending in the future. Looking back at our wedding, there is no other place that I would rather of had our wedding at, and all of our guests agree that it was the best time ever!Sent on 07/22/2015
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AMAZING! From the lighting, to the incredible sound system, to the personal attention their staff provides, you will be blown away by this venue... and so will your guests! If you're looking for a unique reception that your guests will be talking about for years to come, you have to check out the Royal Oak Music Theatre. There is an energy in this building that is unmatched!
We recently participated in an event at the Royal Oak Music Theatre which was beautiful! Would definitely recommend to our clients for a non traditional event venue!