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The Winchester Opera House featuring the Grande Ballroom, Historic Church & Moundale Manor is a vintage wedding venue in Winchester, Kentucky. This full-service wedding and event establishment offers three facilities for your special day. They have both indoor and outdoor options for your wedding ceremony and reception. You and your guests will love these charming and elegant locations.

Facilities and Capacity

The Winchester Opera House is centrally located in the heart of Bluegrass Country in downtown Winchester. Built-in 1873 the venue offers luxurious options for you to choose from. The Grand Ballroom has 3,500 square feet of elegance with 16-foot ceilings, original wooden flooring, and cascading windows. It can accommodate up to 300 people for a cocktail-style event and up to 250 guests for a wedding reception with a dance floor. The Ballroom also has an exclusive VIP parlor, which can be used by the wedding party. The Fireside Room offers 850 square feet of space and can seat up to 120 people for a ceremony. This capacity can be increased to accommodate larger parties when added to the Ballroom. Our third floor has a Bridal and Groomsmen Suite and showcases our decor showroom. With over 4,000 sq. ft. you can relax and enjoy your day of festivities in the Suites. The Suites offer private restrooms for both Bride and Groom, four hair and makeup stations, a kitchenette for breakfast and lunch, ample seating for both bridal parties, private sound systems in both suites, air hockey, darts, and a 70 in. TV for the Groomsmen to catch a game on. The Historic backdrop offers an abundance of photography opportunities with a copious amount of natural light, beautiful decor, and antique furniture. Our Historic Church is a non-denominational setting perfect for your wedding ceremony. You will exchange vows on a raised stage, surrounded by cascading light. It can accommodate up to 200 guests comfortably in its wooden pews. The church is one block away from the Opera House and is easily accessible to the Grand Ballroom for receptions. Moundale Manor is our outdoor ceremony location. If choosing Moundale Manor for your ceremony location, we offer our Historic Church as an inclement weather backup. We are one of a handful of locations in Kentucky that offer a same-day inclement weather backup. Moundale Manor is a 38-room exclusive event space that offers a romantic atmosphere for guests to mingle throughout during cocktail hour and the wedding reception. With architecture that features balconies and large porches, you're guaranteed breathtaking photos. This location is filled with charm and has plenty of space for your wedding events.

Services Offered

The team of consultants at The Winchester Opera House featuring the Grande Ballroom, Historic Church & Moundale Manor will help you bring your wedding vision to life. They offer a variety of services, from in-house bar expertise to experienced floral vendors, décor, coordination, and cake slicing services. Plus, you will work with their on-site professional wedding planner who will help sort out all of the details of your special day. Their other wedding venue services include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suites
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • On-site parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coordination services
  • Outside vendors welcome

  • Woman-owned

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Cake Cutting

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Kristen S. Married on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot say enough great things!!

The WOH, specifically Katie, made my wedding dreams come true!! Without her, my day would not have been half as easy as it was. So many great things to say about working with them! They made our wedding day perfect.
Kelsie H. Married on 11/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day Ever!

The Winchester Opera House made all of my dreams come true on our special day. Vanessa, Rachel, Neal Linville designs (Florist) and their entire team were phenomenal. Every part of the wedding planning process was made easier having them. They went above and beyond my expectations and even floored me with how beautiful the reception area was set up the day of. Their communication, professionalism, and desire to make your day exactly the way you want it was a 10/10 experience. I would choose this venue and relive our day over and over again if I could. Could not recommend the WOH more!
Dorothy C. Married on 08/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Everything you need, great to work with!

Everyone at WOH provided amazing service and were so easy to work with! They can provide everything you need for the wedding and reception, as well as beautiful accommodations for the bridal party. My daughter (the bride) lives in Kentucky but I live out of state, and long-distance wedding planning could have been a nightmare....but everyone at Winchester Opera House worked to make it easy and perfect. We used all of their location options - the bridesmaids stayed at the Manor on Friday night and got ready there on Saturday, the rehearsal dinner was in the Gallery, the wedding was in the Historic Church, and the reception was in the Ballroom. The food was amazing, the service was great, and the (WOH-preferred) florist did a great job at decorating just as we'd hoped. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Really great professionals to work with and so many options that you will find just what you are looking for.
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Rachel Mayes
Rachel Mayes
Event Planner & Coordinator

Rachel is a native of Clark County and has been with the Winchester Opera House since 2016. She gives our Brides the utmost attention and is always willing to go the extra mile to make the day perfect for all. Rachel is your main point of contact throughout the entire process and works tirelessly to make sure that your vision is brought to life.

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Love & Lenses Photography Love & Lenses Photography Wedding Photographers

We shot at the Winchester Opera House & Moundale Manor for the first time this year! The manor is gorgeous for getting ready and ceremony photographs. The house is the perfect backdrop to make your photos look luxurious! The opera house is so cute for receptions and the two locations are conveniently located near one another for the perfect venue package! Natalie & Neal will take care of all your planning and floral needs. Your in great hands!!

B & J Studio Productions, Fabuleux Films B & J Studio Productions, Fabuleux Films Wedding Videographers

The opera house is a great venue especially if you're looking for an elegant theme, it is awesome. They have a great wedding planner and the staff is very kind and gracious. I have shot several weddings there and everyone of them have turned out great. I highly recommend the opera house.

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The Winchester Opera House blew me away. I was amazed when I walked into this incredible historic space. Such a classy and elegant venue. The staff were helpful and very friendly. I look forward to my return!


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