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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 185 guests in its breathtaking auditorium. Rental space includes the grand atrium decorated with marble and tile that is sure to amaze. The luxurious foyer 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


Cuisine
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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5.0

Lindsay and the rest of the staff at Rich's were unbelievable. Absolutely everyone in attendance RAVED about how wonderful the venue was and how amazing the staff was!! We could not have asked for anything more and I flat out told them that the cost could easily be doubled or tripled for the service they provide - we never could have gotten their venue, let alone all the extras (in sound, lighting, screen usage) that they provide for such a low cost here in CA, it would have been WAY out of budget for us!

Profile Picture Amanda, 6/23/18, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Lighting & Decor
5.0

Best venue ever! My husband and I were looking for something different, a location and venue that we knew none of our guests had been to for a wedding, and this was it! I was skeptical at first, but when we met Marie and toured the venue, which was set up for a wedding that day, I was blown away. They know how to fill the space and make a large group seem small and vise versa. We had just over 100 guests, and it didn't feel too big or crowded. The staff was great. We worked mostly with Lindsay, who helped us set up our bar menu to meet our needs. Neither of us are beer drinkers, so we worked with Lindsay to add a few favorites to the line up. If you are looking for a unique indoor wedding, this is it! Any time of year will work. Plus, you get the benefit of having a few excellent photo locations close by (we went to Devil's Hole which was a 5 minute drive away). As someone who originally wanted everything to be outdoors, I wouldn't change my decision for anything. It was definitely the best day ever!

Profile Picture Natalie, 6/3/18, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Indoor, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Barware, Glassware

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
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

The Rapids Theatre FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
240
Guest Minimum
0
Event Spaces
1
Type
Historic
Style
Classic, Elegant, Vintage
Setting
Indoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner
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All Inclusive Packages
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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Photobooth
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Chocolate Fountain
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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!!!!

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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.