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The Century

Modesto, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
57 reviews
Up to 250 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 250 guests

The Century is a chic, urban venue located in Modesto, California. Built in the early 1900s, this historic building has exposed brick walls, tall ceilings, beautiful crystal chandeliers and gorgeous acacia wood floors. Couples looking for a modern venue with a touch of vintage glamour need to look no further than The Century.

Facilities and Capacity

At The Century couples can accommodate up to 250 guests for a reception only, and up to 175 for a ceremony and a reception. In addition to the grand ballroom there’s also an amazing patio with a spectacular brick wall and vintage mirrors and exclusive VIP suites on the premises.

Services Offered
The Century is owned by Erin Doran who has been in the wedding industry since 1999. She along with her experienced staff will make sure your wedding is flawless from start to finish. Their services include:

  • Ceremony and reception
  • Rehearsal
  • Bridal suite
  • Groom's Lounge
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting and sound
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning and coordinating
  • Floral and decor
  • Catering
  • Cake/Desserts

The Century was built in 1912 as a theater by William R. Mensinger. It was dedicated in 1913 by Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.” Unfortunately, a fire ruined it later that year, but it was rebuilt and rededicated in 1914. It lasted until 1934 when it was eventually turned into retail shops. It’s been the magnificent wedding venue it is today since 2014.

  • Woman-owned

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Covered Outdoor

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All Inclusive Packages
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Audio Equipment

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    Stephanie Married on 08/02/2022
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    Simply perfect

    Given the pandemic, we decided on the new and popular micro-wedding as we did not want to further delay our wedding. As if things weren't challenging enough, we chose to get married in the month of February, when it's cold and usually rains. We had to find a venue that was Covid compliant and somehow still kept us protected from the outdoor elements and this was it. The Century wedding venue came up with a micro-wedding package at their location next door called Nine3One. Communication was great, all of our multiple inquiries, concerns and doubts were always responded to in a timely manner. Allison was our main contact person and she was always very pleasant to speak to even when we felt a little lost and anxious. It was hard for me to put into words what I wanted the setup to look like as far as the decorations, but let me tell you, they far exceeded our expectations. Everything was absolutely beautiful. My family said it was the best wedding food they had ever had, and our cake was so good we will return on our anniversary to order another. Allison took control of the flow of things during the whole event and it was nothing less than perfect. If we had the opportunity to do this again with any venue we would definitely still choose The Century. I don't know many people who can honestly say that their wedding day was perfect and went as planned, but I can! Thank you to all of the staff at The Century for making this happen for us. We will recommend you every chance we get.

    The Century's reply:

    Wow, thank you so much for your review Stephanie! You were such a pleasure to work with. We are so happy we were able to accommodate you on your special day! We wish you and your new husband the absolute best! Congratulations!!
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    The Century: Say Goodbye to Bridezilla

    Wedding planning can be stressful, time consuming, and it can turn a sweet natured girl into a bridezilla and create unnecessary fights between a blissfully, happy couple.

    With The Century, we never experienced any of that. No stress, no fights, no crazy bridezilla moments. Simply Bliss.

    The Century provided the most beautiful venue and the most amazing staff which included their fabulous wedding planner, Crystal.

    From the minute we met Crystal, we loved her. You could tell she had been doing this for years and was completely dialed in. She listened to our requests and made every single one happen. She provided insight, offered advice, and made the entire experience from beginning to end a wedding fairytale.

    The food was AMAZING!!! Let's be real, most brides hardly ever even eat at their wedding... but not me, I couldn't stop, the food was THAT AMAZING!!!

    The bartenders were rock stars! They kept the drinks flowing at a rapid pace with smiles on their faces!

    They worked with Flower Creations to bring to light my vision of beauty, using fresh and silk flowers (per my request) and the bridal and groom suites were decorated beautifully. We were able to get a few pictures in the Bridal Suite and they turned out gorgeous.

    The Century is a master of its trade! They truly turn a Pinterest board, magazine clippings, and the ramblings of a Bride and Groom into an event to remember.
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We are offering 50% off of the base price for all weddings at The Century for Summer 2022 dates! This offer is only valid for The Signature Wedding Package at The Century for wedding dates between May 1st 2022 and August 31st 2022. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts.


Professional Network & Endorsements

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Edward Mendes Photography Edward Mendes Photography Wedding Photographers

The Century is one of the most beautiful venues in the Central Valley and one of my favorite places to create images. Erin and her staff do an amazing job!

Kristian Esguerra Events Kristian Esguerra Events Wedding Planners

Are your looking for a beautiful, historic, and unique indoor venue? Look no further, The Century is the perfect venue for your upcoming events. Located in Downtown Modesto, CA. The venue have elegant chandeliers that matches all decorations you may think of and the extraordinary 20 ft high expose brick walls on every corner of the building. Staff are amazing too and they treat you like family!

Mobile Mixologist Mobile Mixologist Wedding Caterers

We at Mobile Mixologist are incredibly privileged to call ourselves the exclusive bar caterer of The Century Event & Wedding Venue in downtown Modesto. This one hundred plus year old building is remarkably beautiful, and you can count on Erin Doran's team of competent wedding experts to provide total satisfaction to each and every one of their clients. Five stars all the way around!

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