Wedding Rentals

Celebrate your special day at one of Central Iowa’s most treasured venues!

Located in the heart of downtown, 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.

Great Hall rental includes:

  • Day before decoration time from between 10 am and 4 pm
  • 12 hours the day of your event
  • White or black table linens
  • China, silverware and glassware
  • Large built in dance floor
  • Raised head table for bridal party
  • In-house sound system with microphone, projector and drop down screen

All rentals in our Great Hall include the use of our in-room technology. We have a built in sound system and wireless microphone and a brand new drop down screen and projector. Our projector system has HDMI capabilities as well as a wireless connection option. We also include the use of our WiFi at no additional fee.

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.

Theatre rental includes:

  • Professional lighting and sound technician
  • Dressing room for bridal party
  • State-of-the-art stage lighting
  • Drop down projection screen and LCD projector
  • In-house sound system with microphone

We recently updated our Bridal Suite! Our new space offers a comfortable place to get ready and prepare for your big day!

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

We always recommend setting up a time to come and see our venue. It helps to be able to see the venue in person and visualize your day here. We are also there to answer any and all questions you may have.

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

Cyndi and Lindsey, Thank you so much for all you did for our wedding! It was truly a pleasure working with you. I would recommend you 10/10 every time! We could feel you guys truly cared!

Houston and Anne 
Houston and Anne

100% would recommend. Love how easy the Opera House was to work with.

Happy Mom 
Happy Mom

Cyndi, Elaine, and Megan were very helpful in organizing and providing information for our wedding reception. The look and feel of the Opera House was the perfect fit for our wedding theme!

Jenna H. 
Jenna H.

Megan—you did a great job of helping us with any questions that came up. You have a very hospitable manner about you, and you are patient. You do a good job of helping arrange the space and talking through all aspects of the reception.

Cyndi—you are very hospitable, as well as being cheerful and encouraging.

Elaine—I enjoyed working with you on two weddings! You have a calm manner that helped us on busy days. I knew we were in very capable hands.


We had a wonderful time and that was made possible by the lovely venue and great staff. We appreciate everyone’s help and couldn’t have been happier!

Dayna S. 
Dayna S.

They made sure my day was perfect. The event coordinator wanted nothing but my dream fairy tale! The staff was amazing and responsive. Beautiful day!

Noelle J. 
Noelle J.

They did everything they could to make sure everything went off without a hitch, and they were great at communicating with us as well. They were so much help to us and made what could have been a stressful day very easy. We highly recommend using this gorgeous facility for your next event!!


They helped me out so much with planning, the day before and on the day. Anne and Megan were fantastic help. Thank you so much. Everything was gorgeous and a perfect place to get married. Especially being able to have both reception and ceremony there. I also loved taking all our pictures outside the venue.

Libby F. 
Libby F.