From an 18th century arsenal to a 21st century playhouse, the historically grand and architecturally breathtaking Geva Theater is one of Western New York’s most striking performance arts venues and distinctive wedding reception facilities. Geva offers a choice of two stunning ceremony spaces with comfortable seating as well as both large and small reception venues all under one roof. Our unique dressing rooms located directly beneath the two theatres provide private space for each wedding party. Make your special day a full production. Geva Theatre offers customizable packages starting at $1,500. Special inclusion features for each package Opportunity to say “I Do” on the Geva Theatre Stage!
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Geva Weddings FAQ
Where can I Park?
Street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. The streets surrounding the building are:
Clinton Ave, Woodbury Blvd, St. Mary’s St, and Capron St.
The Washington Square parking garage has entrances on Clinton Ave and
both entrances and exits on Woodbury Blvd and Chestnut St.
Rates: First 2 hours $2, each additional hour $2, Daily Max/Lost Ticket $10
Saturdays and Sundays: FREE Special Events: $7
How Many People Fit?
We can accommodate up to 250 for a standing cocktail reception, or 185 seated.
Do you have a minimum number of people required?
No group is too small, but 50 fits just right without feeling too spacious.
What services do you provide?
Our Wedding Reception Packages include:
• Wedding Ceremony on our Wilson Main Stage
• Experienced event coordinator
• Beautiful on-site photo opportunities
• Private bridal suite
• Set up and tear down
• And much more…
How much does it cost?
Fees vary based on the date selected and the size of the reception,
please visit the Request Information tab to contact us for specifics.
Can I bring in my own caterer?
We work with a list of recommended caterers who we trust and are familiar with our space.
If you have something else in mind, no problem! However, they must be a NYS-licensed caterer,
and additional charges may apply.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Geva Theatre Center carries a NYS Liquor License, so we can provide anything you need.
No outside alcohol is allowed.
Do I have to share the space?
Unlike many other wedding venues, Geva Theatre Center becomes your private space.
There won’t be anyone else wandering through your event, and no need to share bathrooms.
All events must end by midnight.
Do you host LGBTQ+ events?
Yes, absolutely! Geva is an inclusive space that welcomes all forms of love; we do not discriminate.
Can I decorate any way I want to?
We have some limitations, for example, nothing may be permanently affixed to the ceilings,
walls or floors, but we can help you design the perfect wedding within our parameters.
Can I have my rehearsal dinner there?
Yes! We’re a perfect location for a private dinner, and we’re close to many downtown churches.
How can I book my wedding?
Fill out the form on the Request Information tab and we can start a conversation.