For a special event surrounded by the glitz and glamour only a 1920s movie and Vaudeville theater can provide, you’ll want to book The Rapids Theater. This renovated space has hosted dozens of dream weddings since reopening in 2009, but with a strict one event per day policy, your celebration of love always takes center stage at this theater.
The Rapids Theater originally opened in 1921 as The Bellevue Theater. It welcomed popular movies to Niagara Falls for decades, treating guests to both entertainment and beautiful décor. In 2009, the theater reopened after almost $2 million in renovations. Today, the building’s original art deco details, including wall columns, a sculpted ceiling and marble-accented lobby, are a beautiful backdrop for weddings and other special events.
Also included in the renovations were air conditioning, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. This has made The Rapids Theater a go-to venue for both concerts and music-loving couples interested in making a band or DJ the focus of their big day. The detailed ceiling, powerful lighting both on and off the stage, and exterior marque make for beautiful, dramatic photo ops during both your ceremony and reception.
Wedding receptions, corporate events and fundraisers at The Rapids Theater can seat up to 240 people. For cocktail receptions, capacity stretches to 400 guests.
Guests are a top priority during events at The Theater. With just one event per day, guests are invited to spend time throughout the main floor and balcony. There is a parking lot for guest use behind the venue, setting it apart from downtown venues. An event coordinator takes care of all day-of concerns, so hosts, whether a new couple or company, can focus on guests.
With innovative, customized menus and impeccable service, Rich’s Catering, the venue’s exclusive caterer, continues The Rapid Theater’s commitment to guests of honor and all event attendees.