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The Suffolk Theater

Riverhead, New York View map

About

The Suffolk Theater is a vintage wedding venue located in Riverhead, New York. This venue has a long history and offers a beautiful design with many upgrades. Past guests of the theater applaud the venue’s beauty, event coordination and dedicated staff.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue can accommodate up to 250 guests in their historic theater. The current owners have transformed the theater into a special dining experience. The new space still retains the original design with red walls, a stage and Art Deco décor. They offer a gallery and floorplan on their website so you can fully plan and organize your wedding.

Services Offered

The Suffolk Theater offers event planning and lighting and sound setup. They also offer food and beverage items, including:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

History

The Suffolk Theater was originally built in 1933 and was restored in 2013. In the last five years, the theater has been transformed into an Art Deco cinema space that has a full-service performing arts center. Because of its state-of-the-art marquee and history, the theater is part of the identity of Main Street. When it first opened on December 30, 1933, more than 2,000 people attended the opening night and hailed its luxury and design. During World War II, the theater was used as an agent for issuing war bonds. The theater closed in 1987 and was purchased in 2005 by Dianne and Bob Castaldi. The Castaldi’s wanted to make the location a performing arts center. It reopened in September 2011 with new lighting and an animated marquee.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Vanessa Married on 06/05/2020
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    Absolutely beautiful venue, Exceptional and Professional Staff!

    I don't know where to begin to describe how absolutely beautiful my daughter's wedding was. It was everything she had hoped for x 100. From the moment my daughter Sam saw the venue she knew it was what she wanted, but nothing could prepare her for the way it actually turned out, breathtaking. Kristen is an amazing person. She is super organized, super professional and does not miss ONE beat. She is the conductor in the symphony. With her you do not need to worry about anything. She listens to everything you say and will create the magic you dream of and then some. We will be forever grateful to her and the staff for their dedication and hard work. We miss her already! Jamie and his production team are top notch and can handle anything you ask. The bartenders and wait staff are fantastic! They were extremely attentive to everyone. Special note about Jennifer, she was an absolute love, super sweet, kind, attentive, all around just Great. Our guests could not stop complimenting the food (thank you Noah!!!!), the drinks, the staff, the service, the venue....My baby girl's wedding was beyond INCREDIBLE thanks to this wonderful team of great people. If you're looking for an experience of a lifetime and memories beyond compare Suffolk Theater, Kristen and the Team will make your dream come true.

    The Suffolk Theater's reply:

    Hi Vanessa,
    We couldn't be more thankful for your kind review! It was our pleasure to host Samantha and Kyle's wedding. We love when a couple creates a one-of-a-kind, personal vision for their wedding, and Samantha and Kyle did just that. The staff had only the kindest things to say about all of your guests. Don't be strangers- come see us again soon!

    Kristen Pisseri
    Director of Private & Corporate Events
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    Nicole C. Married on 11/09/2019
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    We couldn’t have been happier

    As soon as we walked into The Suffolk Theatre, we both knew that was where we were going to get married. Being theatre industry professionals ourselves, we had a specific vibe we wanted for our wedding and this place could not have been more perfect. Not only was the classic and unique aesthetic exactly right for the romantic and whimsical wedding we were planning, but the staff and technicians working with us this last year, run as tight of a ship as any theatre we have ever worked for. Our venue coordinator, Kristen, is even more organized than even my own type-A little heart. You are in good hands with her running your “show.” She is thorough, detailed, and truly gave us the sense that she was just as invested in the success of the day as we were. We’re still fielding comments from our bridal party about just how stellar Kristen was and how she managed to make one of the most stressful days of our lives flow so smoothly. Kristen is a multi-tasking, organized, accessible, sweet, and professional all-star. The venue is insanely flexible with your requests, whether it be catering, decor, bar requirements, etc. If you have a specific idea, just ask. They bent over backwards to help us find a plan that was right for us. And we are STILL getting compliments about the food. Book this venue. Seriously. From start to finish, we never doubted if we had made the right choice.
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    Shannon B. Married on 09/07/2019
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    Unique, Beyond Perfect, A Dream Come True!

    If you are looking for a venue for your wedding day do yourself a favor and look into the Suffolk Theater. I married my husband here on 9/7/19 and that day was beyond perfect. One of the main reasons for the day's perfection was the staff at the Suffolk Theater. Kristen’s organized ingenuity made the day run seamlessly! During all the months planning our special day, the theater staff was the most accommodating, caring, attentive people and it was a pleasure working with them all. I had a vision for my wedding day and the production team brought it to life. We had around 200 guests attending and I know that at at least one point in the night we had everyone on the dance floor with no issues at all! This space lends itself so beautifully to a wedding of any size. Our guests complimented the production quality, the wait staff/bartenders and the food! OMG the food! Chef Noah absolutely blew us out of the water with his assorted cocktail hour menu, his dinner entrees and the pass around desserts. If I had to do the day all over again (and I wish I could!) I wouldn’t change a thing. Because of the Suffolk Theater, I was able to have my dream wedding.
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118 EAST MAIN STREET Riverhead, New York, 11901
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The Suffolk Theater frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Suffolk Theater?

The Suffolk Theater includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Suffolk Theater, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Suffolk Theater includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Suffolk Theater, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Suffolk Theater includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Suffolk Theater in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Suffolk Theater for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Suffolk Theater for wedding events?

The Suffolk Theater offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Suffolk Theater offer?

The Suffolk Theater offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Suffolk Theater offer for wedding events?

The Suffolk Theater offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Suffolk Theater have available for wedding events?

The Suffolk Theater offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Suffolk Theater and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Suffolk Theater is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.

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