The Woodward Opera House

107 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Woodward Opera House

Situated in Mount Vernon, Ohio, The Woodward Opera House is a historic theater and wedding venue with a contemporary twist. It was constructed in the middle of the 19th century but carefully restored to provide modern comforts and functional facilities for a range of events. The building is on the National Registrar for Historic Places and has a way of transporting visitors into the past. The storied setting offers couples a charming backdrop for their own nuptial celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The event spaces in The Woodward Opera House offer flexibility which allows couples to adapt the venue to their needs. One example of this is in The Opera House. Here, the floor seats are removable so the room can be rearranged into different layouts. The space can be used for both ceremonies and receptions. The Black Box Theater is another room that can be restructured for various events and can accommodate up to 140 guests. It features audiovisual equipment and theater lighting options for transforming the space while setting the desired ambience. These amenities are also found in The Recital Hall which can be used for occasions with guest lists of up to 140 individuals. With the many options, couples can choose to host a smaller soiree or large gala depending on their preferences.

Services Offered

The Woodward Opera House’s team is enthusiastic about helping couples utilize the antique building for their wedding. They provide setup and cleanup services to allow the couple to focus more on making memories rather than the logistics. The team also offers bar services for the soon-to-be newlyweds’ convenience. The staff welcomes outside vendors, letting the couple create a truly bespoke event.

History

Businessman Dr. Ebenezer Woodward founded the opera house in the mid-1800s. He wanted the community to have a performing-arts venue that was not dependent on the theater's profits. It is believed that the venue's first event was a lecture by Dr. Boyton in early December 1851. This would be the start of a long history of theatrical performances, concerts, and more, which contributed to the local area's cultural life.

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Lighting in the Opera House
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Seating for a reception
Ready for a gathering
Ready for a gathering
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The Woodward Opera House FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Outside Vendors
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Outside Cake
  • 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 event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Map

  • 107 South Main Street Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 See on map
    740-501-9293 (Phone number)
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The Woodward Opera House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Woodward Opera House?

The Woodward Opera House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Woodward Opera House, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Woodward Opera House includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Woodward Opera House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Woodward Opera House for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Woodward Opera House for wedding events?

The Woodward Opera House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Woodward Opera House offer?

The Woodward Opera House offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Woodward Opera House offer for wedding events?

The Woodward Opera House offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors

What furniture and decorations does The Woodward Opera House have available for wedding events?

The Woodward Opera House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables