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.
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:
This venue works exclusively with 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.
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63 Reviews for The Rapids Theatre
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Alison H. · Married on 07/05/2019
Best Wedding Ever!!
We had our wedding on July 5th, 2019 at the Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls with Rich’s Catering and it was perfect beyond belief! These two companies work together to plan the BEST wedding ever!! When you walk into the Rapids Theater you are instantly in awe! The venue is beautiful!! Due to the venue hosting concerts during the year, they are fully equipped with proper lighting and sound equipment! Because of this, our dance floor was full the entire night with the best sounds and lighting you could ever imagine! There were light and sound personnel present throughout the entire night making sure the lighting was the color we wanted and the music was the best it could be! Erik from Rapids and Maureen and Erin from Rich’s catering were the BEST! They were organized, professional, personable and kind. Maureen and Erik made the whole wedding planning process a breeze. Thanks to them, I was not stress or nervous once throughout the entire process! The entire serving staff from Rapids and Rich’s was professional, efficient and nice. The food from Rich’s was AMAZING! We had a sit down dinner and ALL 130 meals were hot, flavorful and delicious! You will NOT leave a Rich’s Catering wedding hungry! From the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts, there were so many delicious options and choices! All 130 wedding guests are STILL talking about the food, staff and venue!! If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL location with delicious food, a wide variety of centerpieces and decorations and an AWESOME wedding coordinator and staff please pick Rich’s Catering and the Rapids Theater!! You will not be disappointed!!!Sent on 07/25/2019
Brittany · Married on 11/17/2018
Absolute best wedding venue
We walked into the Rapids Theatre and I was hooked! We fell in love with the venue and especially how EASY Lindsay and the Rapids team made the entire process! From start to finish there is not one thing I would change about our wedding. They fully transformed the theatre into exactly what we had dreamed of! We had numerous guests telling us this was by far the BEST wedding they have attended. Thank You Rapids wishing we could relive our wedding every single day!Sent on 03/04/2019
Valerie L. · Married on 11/03/2018
If you’re looking for a unique venue, this is it. Lindsay from Rapids is incredible. Every detail was done to perfection. The food provided by Rich’s was excellent. The sound system and lighting is concert quality. Everything was absolutely beautiful. When there’s no do-overs, why gamble? They delivered a level of service that totally exceeded my expectations.Sent on 01/09/2019
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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!