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About The Rapids Theatre

Western New York's Most Unique and Elegant Wedding Venue

The Rapids Theatre is a historic wedding venue in Niagara Falls, New York. This extravagant venue combines rich history with modern amenities for Western New York couples looking for an art deco vibe. Originally built as a movie theater in 1921, The Rapids Theatre attracts couples who want the best of yesterday and today.

Facilities and Capacity
The theatre holds 240 guests in its breathtaking main room. Rental space includes the grand foyer decorated with marble and tile that is sure to amaze. The luxurious balcony is beautifully carpeted for guests to stand comfortably during cocktail hour before the evening events begin.

Services Offered
Couples that host their wedding at the Rapids Theatre will work with a personal wedding coordinator to help make their wedding dreams a reality. In addition, couples can prepare for the big day separately in private suites with champagne, fruit and cheese! Services from this venue include:

  • Exclusive use of the exquisite balcony and main floor levels
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Live feed video
  • Champagne toast for the head table
  • Cocktail service for the head table
  • Event furniture rentals

This venue takes pride in its award-winning cuisine lead by Rich’s Catering and Special Events, voted Western New York’s best caterer by Buffalo Spree Magazine. Couples can design the perfect menu, including a variety of bar services, sure to impress guests and create a memorable evening.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Buffalo

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Lindsay and the Rapids staff was AMAZING!!! our wedding day was this Saturday 8.25.18. The venue was clean, set up EXACTLY how we wanted it. We had the best experience and would definitely do it all over again!

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Profile Picture Brianna, 8/25/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Barware, Glassware

My husband and I, had the pleasure of working with Rapids Theatre for our wedding day, on 8/4/18. From the moment I walked into Rapids Theatre, I knew this was going to be like no wedding I or any of our guests have ever been to. Lindsay was helpful, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Our catering and planning was done through Rich's Catering, where Lindsay and Maureen work closely together, making sure that your day is perfect. When Rapids isn't hosting weddings, they are hosting concerts, which gave us the perfect opportunity to have live music. Our friends and family are all still raving about how it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and how amazing and kind all of the staff was . If you want something that is different than your typical wedding, something that your friends and family are not going to stop talking about, I give my full recommendation to Lindsay and Rapids Theatre. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and commitment to your customers, I could not have imagined a more perfect day.

Profile Picture Tawny, 8/4/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Rapids Theatre Pricing

The Rapids Theatre Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $800.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

The Rapids Theatre FAQ

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Classic, Elegant, Vintage
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Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
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All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Aisle Markers
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Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
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Professional Network & Endorsements

I highly recommend having your wedding at the Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, NY! I have personally worked with the owner & wedding event planner Marie & she is wonderful to work with. She is exceptionally accommodating and will make everything go smoothly and as planned with ease. It's absolutely beautiful inside of Rapids & rich in history that makes for outstanding pictures that last a lifetime, as well as amazing sound quality & video. In amazing venue all around.

Great Venue, large and beautiful. Awesome concerts and well organized. Customer service is beyond good.

The staff at the Rapids Theater is absolutely amazing. They really cater to the couples needs and meet all of their expectations. The venue is stunning, and the atmosphere is the perfect place to hold your wedding. Whenever we work with Rapids, we can guarantee the night to be what every person dreams for, PERFECTION! Not only do us as vendors compliment their quality of service, but we hear about it from our couples too! If you are considering Rapids Theater do not hold off on you decision, its worth it!

Amazing venue... there is no other place like it at all in the area!!!!


1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305   See On Map
716-205-8925 (phone)
The Rapids Theatre is a wedding venue from Buffalo/Niagara. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Rochester, Canada, and Pennsylvania. The Rapids Theatre is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Buffalo-Niagara wedding industry for 5 years years. We specialize in on-site catering, ceremony and reception site,classic unique art-deco interior, state of the art sound and light system, live concert venue,private parties and corporate events.