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The Orpheum Theater

Madison, WI View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

Built in 1926 by Rapp and Rapp architects, The Orpheum Theater opened featuring Vaudeville shows and movies. Now this spectacular venue showcases amazing live concerts, national touring comedy acts and spectacular private events. The art deco exterior and extravagant French Renaissance interior makes The Orpheum Theater an icon in Madison’s downtown area, gaining it entry on the “National Register of Historic Places” in Wisconsin. Accommodating 80-1,675 guests, our talented staff handles every detail of your event, so you don’t have to. This includes custom menus and mixology, full-service event production, curated décor and access to various entertainment. Create a unique, memorable experience at The Orpheum Theater!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Becky C. Married on 06/15/2019
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    Though expensive, worth every penny!

    We worked with both Abby and Melissa when Abby went on maternity leave this summer, and both ladies were great to work with! We had a walk-through with Abby when we were still making our decision and then had our final planning meeting a month before our big day and worked on our wedding day with Melissa.

    The space itself is unique and absolutely breathtaking. We chose to have our ceremony in the balcony, our cocktails/hors d'oeuvres in the foyer, and our reception in the main theater/orchestra pit. The ambiance in all spaces was so special and added such a cool and unique touch to our wedding. Everyone we talked to couldn't stop RAVING about it! Though a tad on the expensive side, we are so pleased with our decision to have our wedding here.
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    Helain Married on 07/01/2018
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    We are thrilled we held our son's groom's dinner at the Orpheum! The place is historic, unique and Abby the Event Coordinator was wonderful. She was so easy to work with and she is very detailed and responsive. The evening was amazing and we could not have been happier. I would recommend Abby and venue!
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    Ryan Married on 01/07/2017
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    If you are looking for a unique venue, this is it. What is wonderful is you can have an entire evening here and move through different spaces. We had our ceremony in the balcony, cocktail hour in the lobby, and then the reception in the main theater so guests continually got to experience new spaces throughout the evening. The theater is beautifully restored and requires little decoration as you are in such a beautiful space. The staff has great ideas and is very accommodating in trying to make your particular wedding work the way you want and also be unique.
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Whenever clients ask for a cool and unique venue I think of The Orpheum. They are amazing to work with and the venue is something you will not find anywhere else. The staff is on top of every event detail leaving no stone unturned which results in events being amazing! We recommend this venue to anyone looking to have an event their guests will talk about for years.

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216 State Street Madison, WI, 53703
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