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Nestled in York, England, is The Grand Opera House, which serves as a breathtaking venue for weddings and events. First built in 1902, this 1,000-seat theatre makes for an ideal backdrop for couples wanting to embrace their inner thespians on their big day. The opulent architecture and variety of event spaces will ensure that your love story gets the spotlight it deserves.

Facilities and Capacity

The Grand Opera House has hosted a variety of performances throughout the decades, including ballet, opera, and touring West End Musicals. It now offers clients the option to exchange their vows in this showstopping location, whether they're planning an intimate gathering or a large, lavish event of 200 people. You can exchange your vows on the main stage, with the grand auditorium and rows of red seats serving as your backdrop. A luxurious chandelier hangs from the high ceiling, adding an elegant glow to your altar as you say, "I do." You will also have access to the Foyer Bar and Ambassador Theatre Lounge, where your guests can enjoy cocktails and canapes in an intimate, contemporary setting. Parking is available onsite, with wheelchair accessibility to ensure everyone arrives at the celebration with ease.

Services Offered

The Grand Opera House offers exclusive use options, ensuring that you have the entire space to yourselves during your milestone moments. During your planning process, the event manager will work closely with you and help you configure the stage to best suit your needs and wants. Tailored drinks packages are available in-house, to ensure that you and your loved ones enjoy satisfying sips throughout the evening. The venue is also near a variety of York landmarks, including Shambles, Clifford's Tower, and several parks and gardens.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Alcohol licence

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Cumberland Street YO1 9SW York (North Yorkshire)
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