4 Reasons to Consider a Non-Traditional Venue for Your Wedding
It’s no surprise that a growing number of brides and grooms are looking beyond the traditional country club or hotel for their special day. They want their wedding to be unique yet specific to their tastes. They also want their wedding to be memorable and stand the test of time. A venue that has history, a full-service event planning staff and a number of options for ceremony and reception spaces is The Queen in downtown Wilmington. Here are four reasons to consider The Queen for your upcoming nuptials:
1. The venue is historical
Built in 1789 and originally known as The Indian Queen Hotel, this incredible venue is rich in U.S. history. Throughout the 1800s, the venue held events like U.S. freedom celebrations in the Queen of Otaheite Tavern in 1797, and special appearances from Martin Van Buren in 1829. In the 1900s, the venue was renovated to a movie theater showcasing classic movies and was famed to seating 2,000 guests without obstructed views. The movie theater eventually closed and remained dark for five decades. At the turn of the century, the theater was fully restored with modern touches, and reopened as World Cafe Live at the Queen. In 2017, Live Nation acquired the iconic theater, giving it access to the world’s greatest musical entertainment and creating events to remember.
2. Ceremony and reception options abound
The venue features 3 unique rooms as options to host your ceremony and reception. Get married in the Olympia Room, which seats 180 comfortably, for the ceremony or reception. The Olympia Room is surrounded by exposed brick and vast windows perfect for tailoring your matchless day. Or go big and say your vows center stage while up to 380 guests watch from the Music Hall. Imagine your guests enjoying cocktail hour on the balcony before the reception takes place. Couples love the Music Hall for a reception space because of its modern, industrial touches.
3. Wedding planning will be stress-free
The dedicated staff at The Queen can help you with every detail, from custom menus and mixology to entertainment and décor. The Queen works with a variety of caterers who offer a wide range of pricing. The Queen’s on-site wedding planner, Allison Wier, helps each couple customize their wedding to their desired specifications. She provides supportive guidance for couples choosing buffet-style, seated dinner or station-style dinner services, and also recommends other vendors that couples may wish to hire.
4. There's an on-site after-party
It’s great to keep the party going after the reception, but finding a place for all your guests can be tricky. The Queen has an on-site bar in the lobby that couples can utilize for an after-party. Following the reception, the couple and their guests can enjoy more time together without having to worry about transportation to another venue.
Featuring a stunning Music Hall and balcony in a fully restored historical theater with modern touches, The Queen is a unique venue will exceed expectations of even the most discerning guest. Live Nation took over operations in mid-2017. For more information on planning your upcoming wedding, contact Allison Wier at (484) 540-9051.
500 N. Market St., Wilmington