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.
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.
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.