Your special day at one of Central Iowa’s most treasured venues…

Located in the heart of downtown Pella, the Pella Opera House has played host to some of the city’s greatest moments, making it the perfect venue for an unforgettable event.

When you book your wedding ceremony or reception with us, you will have access to a personal event planner who can give you expert advice on Central Iowa’s top wedding vendors and will assist with the day-of coordination for your event.

We are excited to help you make your dreams come true!

Your One-of-a-Kind Reception

Blending history with modern elegance, our newly renovated Great Hall offers both intimacy and grandeur unmatched by any other banquet facility in Marion County. The Great Hall can accommodate receptions of up to 250 guests for a seated meal.

Included with Room Rental of the Great Hall:

  • 12 hours of rental time on the day of the event (includes set-up, event, and clean up)
    • Day before decoration time from between 10 am and 4 pm
    • Additional hours may be rented for an additional fee
  • Set up and tear down of Opera House owned tables and chairs
  • White table linen
  • China, silverware, glassware, and service equipment
  • Large built in dance floor
  • Raised head table for bridal party
  • In-house sound system with microphone

Also available:

  • Portable Projection Screen and LCD Projector Rental
  • Stereo system for dances utilizing your computer, iPad or phone playlist

An Elegant Ceremony

Say ‘I do’ in our grand historic theatre. Completed in 1900, our opera house is the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable wedding ceremony. Our two story theatre can seat ceremonies for 320+ guests.

Included with Room Rental of Theatre:

  • Dressing room for bridal party to use for getting ready three hours before ceremony start time
    • Additional hours may be rented for an additional fee
  • State-of-the-art stage lighting
  • Drop down projection screen and LCD projector
  • In-house sound system with microphone

Also available:

  • Piano Rental (upright and grand)
  • Organ Rental

We have an on-site catering kitchen and you are welcome to use any licensed local or regional caterer of your choice.

For more information or to set up a tour, please contact us at (641) 628-8625, or email