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Private Events

At the Royal Oak Music Theatre, we believe great events are experienced, not attended.

Built in 1928, the theatre marries true art-deco architecture with state of the art sound and lighting to create an atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression with our guests.  

We know how to create an experience that takes people’s breath away, sparks imagination, and inspires creativity.

We’re good at what we do but we can’t take all of the credit… The theatre was designed to energize and entertain. The large domed ceiling and curved walls encourage the sound to wash over you while lights add drama to the original art deco walls.

The true power of an event is its ability to capture the feelings of a moment so perfectly that it becomes a lasting memory.

If you are looking for that intangible quality that separates experience from attendance, the Royal Oak Music Theatre is the place for you.

We specialize in the following:

  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Charity Galas
  • Holiday Parties 
  • Private Events
  • Award Shows
  • Milestone Celebrations
  • Publicly Ticketed Events

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jessie-11.png JESSIE MILLER
Events Director
[email protected]



How many hours do I get to use the theatre?

The theatre is available for up to 12 hours to allow for set up, the reception, and tear down. All items must be removed at the end of the night. Extra hours are available, but must be paid for in advance.

How much is the deposit, and is it refundable?

The deposit is $5,000 to confirm your event on our calendar. It is applied to your final balance, which is due two weeks prior to your event. The deposit is refundable only if we are able to rebook the night.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept personal or cashier’s checks.

What is the minimum and maximum amount of people you can have?

We have a minimum of 150 guests and a maximum of 325 guests seated at dinner style tables; 1,050 guests at theatre-style seating, and anywhere between 150-1,700 guests depending on set up.

What time do guests need to be out of the venue?

Whenever the event ends.

Please remember, all guests must be out of the venue to allow for tear down to begin. Tear down takes between an hour to two hours depending on what items must be removed, and is included in your total time allowance.

Are candles allowed?

Candles are allowed if they are in a container. The flame must also be within the container.

Are there any additional costs-cleaning fees, insurance-fee waivers, etc?

All of the costs will be itemized on the estimate including staff, cleaning, security, etc. We require a one-day event insurance certificate, which is not included on the estimate.

What is the cost of hosting the reception at the theatre?

The average* cost for a wedding reception ranges between $17,000-$22,000. Price points depend on guest count, bar package, entertainment, rental items, staffing needs and hours of use. Catering is in addition to this.

*average wedding details: 150-200 guests, 4 hour call bar, and DJ entertainment. 

Is set up and take down of the furniture and linens included?

The vendors we hire include the set up and tear down of furniture and linens in their quote. Prices are dependant on quantity ordered and type of décor desired.

You have three preferred caterers, am I allowed to bring in my own?

There is a $250 charge to work with an outside caterer. The caterer must provide a current food handling license. The vendors listed on the preferred list were chosen based on their excellent and consistent performance over many events.

Do you allow cooking on site?

We do not have a kitchen so all food must be cooked offsite and brought in. We do allow for heating elements such as warming boxes and chafing dishes.

Is there an extra charge to hold my ceremony on site?

We hold most ceremonies in the lobby area, which can fit up to 200 people for a seated ceremony. The charge is $500 and includes use and set up/tear down of our staging (8’x8’ riser) and set up/tear down of the chairs. House folding chairs are complimentary, rented chairs are an additional charge.

Do you have a bridal suite?

We can rent a conference room located in the offices of Washington Square (building adjacent to us) for the bridal party for three hours. The cost is $200. Your photographer will have amazing photo opportunities as this building has beautiful character. The groomsmen are welcome to use our green room, normally reserved for our rock stars.

Are plates, silverware and glassware provided?

Your caterer will order these for you. Glassware for the bar is optional. Most people choose to order wine and water glasses for the tables.

Do you offer any discounts for weeknights or off season?

Dates in the Fall and Spring are at a premium however we do not raise our rates or discount them. We do offer a discount for 501c3 entities. Documentation must be provided at time of estimate.

Do you allow day before load in?

We only book one event per day so if an event requires day before load in, the rental fee plus expenses will apply.

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