Weddings

The Wareham Opera House

Manhattan, KS View map

About

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Margaret B. Married on 09/21/2019
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    Great Vibe & Great Time

    Working Donica and Tom was great. They are easy to work with and even featured a specialty drink for our reception. We loved the vibe of the Wareham and our guests did too. Who doesn't want their name on the Wareham marquee?
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    Eric Married on 07/29/2017
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    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!
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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

Awards

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410 Poyntz Ave Manhattan, KS, 66502
7854589134

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