The Grand Opera House

818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 1,895 people

About The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House was built in 1870 by the Grand Lodge of Mason's to serve as their home location. Designed by Delaware architect Thomas Dixon in the Second Empire style, The Grand features a distinctive façade of cast iron adorned with Masonic images. In 1909, The Grand was briefly converted into a regular stop on the vaudeville circuit and then transitioned into a movie theater. The building was allowed to fall into decline and sadly closed its doors in 1967. Over the next few years, a thoughtful and complete restoration was undertaken. The Grand was rededicated on February 1, 1973, and began again to present the finest performing artists from around the world. Perfect venue with various spaces to provide a rustic wedding atmosphere for someone looking to hold an event outside of the ordinary types of locations typically offered.

Package Pricing

Beverage Packages
$5 - $30 /person
Pricing for all event types
Catering
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Event Rentals Starting at $135
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Event Spaces

Baby Grand Lobby
Baby Grand Lobby
Copeland Hall
Copeland Hall
Sarah Bernhardt Salon
Sarah Bernhardt Salon
Studio 1
Studio 1
The Baby Grand
The Baby Grand
The Ninth Muse
The Ninth Muse
Wesler Room
Wesler Room

Recommendations

Lily Elite Affairs, LLC - Owner - An Eventective User from Bear, DE

My experience as a event planner with The Grand (in particular Jessica) was fantastic. She was responsive, accommodating and flexible. Her professionalism was much appreciated and The Grand is always a great space for any event! It is well maintained, clean and functional. The staff that was there the night of the party was welcoming, helpful and professional also! I can't say enough about how positive my experience was and I'd love to work with them again. Thank you!

Pitch Competition - An Eventective User from Studio 1, Grand Opera House

We just recently had a business event at the Grand Opera House. The space is gorgeous, the staff is wonderful, and extremely helpful. I would recommend the space to anyone for a small or large event. We will definitely be coming back to use the space again.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1895