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:
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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Eric · Married on 07/29/2017
Chris and his team were a wonderful help! Extremely professional and very easy to work with. They were able to stay within our budget and still exceed our expectations. Highly recommend Chris and his team!Sent on 09/05/2017
Clinton · Married on 04/29/2017
Outstanding experience from start to finish. Chris places a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service and was responsive and timely in his communications with us throughout the planning process. He willingness to be flexible when the weather caused some changes to our wedding plans was greatly appreciated. The ceremony was better than we could have imagined, and the venue provided the perfect dynamics for an unforgettable party! Thanks again Chris!Sent on 06/14/2017
Sarah · Married on 07/22/2017
We had a great experience at the Wareham for our wedding! The space is beautiful and versatile - easily set up into many configurations, depending on the event. Chris (the new owner) was great to work with and very accommodating to our needs. We decided to move the ceremony inside within 2 days of the wedding (due to 100+ degree weather) and there were no problems whatsoever. The venue was clean, the bar was well stocked, and the service was professional and hard-working. We would definitely recommend using this venue for a wedding, a party, a concert, or any number of other events!Sent on 08/17/2017