The Wareham Opera House

410 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Wareham Opera House

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.

Services Offered

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
  • Bartenders
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Set up
  • Clean up

History

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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4 Reviews for The Wareham Opera House

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Clinton · Married on 04/29/2017

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    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!

    --CJ

    Sent on 06/14/2017
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    Sarah · Married on 07/22/2017

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
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    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

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The Wareham Opera House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • 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 food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • 410 Poyntz Ave Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 See on map
    785-465-4388 (Phone number)
    By appointment

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