at the Capitol

At the Capitol Theatre, we vow to provide you with the utmost in support and resources to both the couple and wedding planners to make your wedding day a spectacular day to remember.

Renting the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is available for rent on open dates between June 15 through September 15 of each year. The Theatre rental per day is $2,500.00. This includes a 4-hour wedding, three door guards, sound equipment and operator. The rental also includes the use of the ballroom, on-site coordinator, move-in at 7:00am and move out at midnight. Personalized seat plaque inside the Capitol Theatre with name and wedding date.  When renting the Theatre 2 stagehands are required the entire time the stage is in use, approximate cost is $400.00 based on four hours.

*Any bill over $750.00 has a 3% up charge when using a credit card.

Renting the Ballroom

The Ballroom is $750.00 per day if rented by itself .  The Capitol Theatre Ballroom can only be rented June 15 through September 15 of each year. A $2.50 per head catering fee in the ballroom includes on-site coordinator, tables and chairs, set-up and tear down of table and chairs, use of kitchen, utilities, move-in at 7:00 am and move out at midnight, one door guard for four hours. Bartenders are $16.75 an hour (minimum four hour per bartender charge). For receptions that go over four hours, the rent will be $50.00 dollars each additional hour (includes door guard and bartenders).


Decorators are required to follow all rules and regulations of the Theatre and the Ballroom not defacing any surfaces by use of nails, tacks, tape, or other materials. The decorator must comply with hours of access as per the renter’s agreement. The decorator must meet with an agent of the Ballroom in advance of the event. Proof of Insurance is required if using a ladder or hanging anything from above.


You must select a caterer from the approved list of Ballroom caterers.  The Caterer is responsible for table coverings, china, silverware, providing, preparing and serving all food, cutting the cake, busing the tables, bagging trash and disposing of all unconsumed food and supplies. The Caterer needs to have a current business license, liability insurance and meet all Health Department Regulations. Client, Caterer and Ballroom must have catering agreement signed at least 15 days prior to the event. There is a catering fee of $2.50 per person.


The date is not officially reserved until a non-refundable deposit of $750.00 is received. 15 days in advance of the event, a payment of 50% of the total charge is due. The balance of estimated charges is due 72 hours prior to the event. Seven days out from your event if the ballroom is available, you may decorate the day before for $250.00.  Any bill over $750.00 has a 3% up charge when using a credit card.



optional rentals

Linens  Tables $10.00  –   Napkins $2.00 – Table Skirting $15.00

Place settings $2.75 per seat
Includes dinner plate, salad plate, silverware, water glass and salt and pepper shakers

PA System $150.00

Video Projector & Screen $25.00

Coffee And Tea Service  $50.00 Per 50 People

approved caterers

Undos of Wheeling (304) 233-5566

Generations (304) 232-7917

As you Like It (304) 242-2811

The Alpha (304) 242-1090

River City (304) 233.4555

Ruttenbucks (304) 909-0101

Rocco Basil (304) 281-4751

Whisk (304) 905-9129


There is off street parking as well as parking at the 10th Street Garage.  It is operated by the City of Wheeling (304) 232.5950

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