The Wareham Opera House is a historic venue located in Manhattan, Kansas. This stunning landmark—located in the heart of downtown—will give your wedding day that connection to history and a grandeur style that cannot be found anywhere else. Since 1988, the Wareham Opera House has been host to quite a few weddings and banquets, offering historic, theatrical-style wedding events.
Facilities and Capacity
The classic and elegant style of The Wareham Opera House will give your wedding that 'wow' factor. With enough banquet seating for 250 guests and enough standing room for 400 guests, you will surely find ample room for everyone on your guest list. The tiered flooring and stage create an interesting set up for seating arrangements, and the natural aisle is perfect for that ceremonial walk down the aisle. The stage can make the couple the true center of attention for all stages of the event, from the exchanging of vows to the cutting of the cake. Dimmable lighting and classic wall colors give the room a warm glow that is perfect for an evening reception. Dress it up with classic flowers and decorations or leave the Opera House just as it is for a truly elegant wedding.
Apart from the incredible history that The Wareham Opera House offers to ceremonies and receptions, it also makes the perfect setting for your bridal shower or engagement party. Although the venue doesn’t offer catering, it does allow you to bring in your own caterer, making it a truly personal event. Food and beverage items are offered, such as barware, flatware, linens, china, and glassware, as well as chairs and tables. The professional staff will consult with you about the finer details of the event so the venue is prepared exactly as you want, with services and features that include:
- Bridal suite
- In-house bar
- Outside vendors
- Wheelchair access
- Set up
- Clean up
The Wareham Opera House was originally a theater called The Coliseum, built in 1884 by H.S. Moore. It didn’t receive its current name until 1893, when Harry P. Wareham bought the building and gave it new life. He installed a screen in 1911 for movie showings, making it only the second theater to bring movies to the city. It remained a movie theater until 1986. In 1988, the theater seating was taken out and the flooring was altered to be tiered for the purpose of becoming an event venue.
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