Built in 1910, The Yale Theater is a historic event center and wedding venue located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Originally an open-air performing arts center, this landmark has had many iterations, including as a first run and Spanish-language cinema and a wrestling arena. Beginning in 2017, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation as part of a larger effort to revitalize Oklahoma City’s south side. Now featuring a new interior furnished with period-appropriate touches, intricate architectural details, and a new mezzanine, the building is a marvel to behold. The theater boasts an iconic façade and neon marquee that lights up to beckon couples to wed surrounded by breathtaking beauty and storied history.
Facilities and Capacity
Step through the doors of The Yale Theater and take in the art deco-style lobby, which features charming accents and a vintage ticket booth. Here, guests can sip cocktails, sample hors d’oeuvres, and socialize before the main event. The theater itself can seat up to 300 and is perfect for ceremonies with just your closest friends and family or hundreds of loved ones. Afterward, the lobby can be configured for your reception dinner and holds 200 in banquet-style seating. A fully equipped catering kitchen is also available and ensures that your chosen caterer can delight your guests with a delicious meal. Two built-in speakeasy-style bars and a full bar service will be at your disposal and are charming reminders of the venue’s fabled past. The facility also comes with a get-ready suite that includes plush couches and a three-way full-length mirror that is perfect for hair and makeup preparations.
Rental of The Yale Theater comes with comprehensive packages designed to make your big day convenient and comfortable. These include a month- and day-of wedding coordinator who offers three hours of on-site meetings and will work with you to ensure everything runs seamlessly. The venue also provides seating for up to 200 with 60-inch round tables, Chiavari chairs, antique-style lounges, a built-in marquette, and marble top pub tables. The theater is equipped with lighting and party perfect house music, which can also be customized to suit your preferences. An additional 2-hour booking of the whole facility is available for engagement photographs and a rehearsal. On the big day, the vintage neon marquee will be personalized with a friendly message to welcome you and your partner to your wedding.