It is finally fall! With scorching temperatures this summer, it seemed like we would never make it to the beautiful days and cool nights of fall. Now that all the heat is behind us, it is time to talk about fall weddings. Although it is tempting to plan a beautiful outdoor ceremony in October, it is also a risky move. Nebraska weather is unpredictable, and no one needs the stress of worrying about what the weather will do on the day of their fairy tale wedding.
Many couples rent the theatre as the venue for both their wedding and reception. This allows for more time to enjoy your day without carting yourselves, the wedding party, photographers and florist all over town. If your heart is set on an outdoor ceremony, know that you have a built-in backup when you book the theatre as your reception venue. If the weather looks bad, guests can just head straight to the reception venue for “I Dos” without added confusion or an extra stop.
Many couples don’t think about the logistics when it comes to an indoor ceremony. The staff at Rococo Theatre has gathered a list of the “FAQs” when it comes to an indoor wedding at the theatre.
Will all my guests be able to see?
Honestly, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The theatre was originally built for orchestras and plays. Our rows are tiered so every guest has a clear view of the stage and dance floor.
The theatre is large and seats up to 450. Will all my guest be able to hear?
Because we have a state of the art sound and lighting system we are equipped to handle not only the needs for wedding, but also any band or DJ you would book for the reception. We can mic your officiant and offer handheld mics for vows and readings.
Where is the best place for the alter?
The easiest answer is on stage. Some couples opt for stage lights and just the wedding party on stage with them. Others decorate the stage with a backdrop of sorts and place flowers on the stage as well. Because our stage is open, you can personalize the space and make it truly reflect you and your partner for your ceremony.
My partner and I don’t want to see each other before the ceremony. How does that work when we are both at the venue?
The Rococo has three floors; the Orchestra (1st Floor), The Loge (2nd Floor) and the Balcony (3rd Floor). The orchestra level is reserved for ceremony and guest seating. This leaves the The Loge and The Balcony available for each side of the wedding party to get ready.
Is there a place in the theatre for our first look?
The Rococo has beautiful opera boxes on both sides of the theatre that are the perfect backdrop and set up for your first look and photos.
Will I still get to “walk down the aisle”?
Absolutely! There are staircases on each side leading down from the balcony and loge levels that lead to two separate aisles for stage access. These work perfect for getting family seated, wedding party entrance and keeping the brides hidden until the perfect moment for their fairy tale entrance.
Who will rearrange the room after the ceremony?
Because we work with preferred caterers who are familiar with the theatre, you don’t have to worry about flipping the room between the ceremony and reception. Once the ceremony concludes, your caterer and on-site event coordinator will get the room ready for the reception to begin. For most weddings, this only takes 30 minutes or so. Many couples use this time to take some photos while guests enjoy a cocktail and/or hors d’oeuvres. We also have our backstage bar Barrymore’s available for the wedding party and guests. Taking the wedding party backstage gets everyone in place for being introduced back on to the stage for the reception and party to follow.
In Nebraska, planning your fall wedding at an indoor venue is a smart move. Planning your fall wedding at the Rococo Theatre is the smartest move of all.
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