Fairytale Weddings & Receptions

at the Rialto Square Theatre

Storybook Ceremonies and Receptions

A Fairytale Setting For Your Storybook Wedding

Imagine walking down the magnificent steps of the grand staircase in the Rialto’s Rotunda and greeting your guests for a once-in-a-lifetime storybook wedding. Or having a one of a kind ceremony on our stage in the theatre watching your groom / groomsmen rise up on our orchestra pit, and at your first kiss as man and wife we will cascade you with a flower pedals! Your first dance as man and wife will be crowned by the majestic “Duchess” chandelier. Host your wedding ceremony, reception or both in this elegant, historic setting.

Fri. & Sun. Wedding & Reception Pricing

Wedding prices Friday or Sundays

Wedding & Reception Cost Estimate
(Wedding up to 300 guests on Friday and Sunday’s)

Facility & Staff
Rotunda, Esplanade – $3800.00
For up to 5 1/2 hours includes: Rotunda cocktail hour, Tables, Chairs, House Manager, Security Officer, Marquee Message, Custodial Personnel, and Building Engineer

(Rialto requires a one day special event insurance policy)

Holiday pricing – $4800.00


Beverage Packages
(Please add 18% Beverage Service Charge)

Rialto Premium Open Bar for Four Hours
$31.00 per person for four hours
(Includes Wine service during dinner limit 2 bottles per table)

Rialto Open Bar for Four Hours
$28.00 per person for four hours

Rialto Wine, Beer and Soft Drink for Four Hours
$23.00 per person for four hours

Rialto Soft Drinks and Juice Bar for Four Hours
$13.00 per person for four hours


Ceremony with Rehearsal Pricing*

**To host a ceremony, you must purchase the reception package**
Wedding Ceremony in the Rotunda
$900.00 (Max 160 guests)

Wedding Ceremony on the Stage
$1,500.00
(Preceding the wedding reception. This includes Stagehand and Technical Director costs and video rental; petal drop at first kiss; use of mic’s; piano; use of any of our existing gobos; black velvet curtain back drop & complimentary up lighting)

(Stage Cocktail hour may not be used in addition to a stage ceremony)


Separate Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour on the Stage* – $1,500.00
Includes: 2 bars; high boys; use of piano; up lighting against black velvet curtains; chandeliers hanging over stage; use of gobo projected on the back wall (GOBO disc additional charge); music playing though our sound system

Cocktail Hour Upper Promenade – $500.00
Includes: up to 2 bars; highboys cocktail tables

Tours during Cocktail Hour

Tours during Cocktail hour – $3.00 Per Person
Add this exciting element to your cocktail hour. We will have one of our tour guides hold a 20-minute tour 2-3 times during your cocktail hour. Your guest’s will learn the history of our Beautiful Rialto, Esplanade, Rotunda, and Theatre. Then tour back stage to our Green Room, Star’s dressing room and see all the stars autographs on the back stage walls!


Bridal Suite
Sip on Champagne as your bridal party gets dressed in our beautiful Bridal Suite! – $500.00
Your Bridal Suite comes with one bottle of Champagne, private restrooms, table, chairs and mirrors. Access for up to four hours prior to your event start time.

The sale and service of alcoholic beverages are regulated by the State of Illinois and the City of Joliet. Rialto Square Theatre, as a licensee is responsible for the administration of these regulations. Therefore, liquor cannot be brought into the buildings or premises from outside sources. It will be confiscated and disposed of. Special requests will be granted upon availability. The Rialto reserves the right to require proof of age, as well as not to serve any individual in order to comply with these regulations. Alcoholic beverages may be harmful to pregnant women.

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Sat. Wedding & Reception Pricing

Saturday Wedding & Reception Pricing

Wedding & Reception Cost Estimate
(Wedding up to 300 guests on Saturday)

Facility & Staff
Rotunda, Esplanade – $4200.00
For up to 5 1/2 hours includes: Rotunda cocktail hour, Tables, Chairs, House Manager, Security Officer, Marquee Message, Custodial Personnel, and Building Engineer

(Rialto requires a one day special event insurance policy)

Holiday prices – $5200.00


Beverage Packages
(Please add 18% Beverage Service Charge)

Rialto Premium Open Bar for Four Hours
$31.00 per person for four hours
(Includes Wine service during dinner limit 2 bottles per table)

Rialto Open Bar for Four Hours
$28.00 per person for four hours

Rialto Wine, Beer and Soft Drink for Four Hours
$23.00 per person for four hours

Rialto Soft Drinks and Juice Bar for Four Hours
$13.00 per person for four hours


Ceremony with Rehearsal Pricing
To host a ceremony, you must purchase the reception package

Wedding Ceremony in the Rotunda
$900.00 (Max 160 guests)

Wedding Ceremony on the Stage
$1,500.00
(Preceding the wedding reception. This includes Stagehand and Technical Director costs and video rental; petal drop at first kiss; use of mic’s; piano; use of any of our existing gobos; black velvet curtain back drop & complimentary up lighting)

(Stage Cocktail hour may not be used in addition to a stage ceremony)


Separate Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour on the Stage – $1,500.00
Includes: 2 bars; high boys; use of piano; up lighting against black velvet curtains; chandeliers hanging over stage; use of gobo projected on the back wall (GOBO disc additional charge); music playing though our sound system

Cocktail Hour Upper Promenade – $500.00
Includes: up to 2 bars; highboys cocktail tables


Tours during Cocktail Hour*
Tours during Cocktail hour – $3.00 Per Person
Add this exciting element to your cocktail hour. We will have one of our tour guides hold a 20-minute tour 2-3 times during your cocktail hour. Your guest’s will learn the history of our Beautiful Rialto, Esplanade, Rotunda, and Theatre. Then tour back stage to our Green Room, Star’s dressing room and see all the stars autographs on the back stage walls!


Bridal Suite
Sip on Champagne as your bridal party gets dressed in our beautiful Bridal Suite! – $500.00
Your Bridal Suite comes with one bottle of Champagne, private restrooms, table, chairs, mirrors; Access to the suite up to four hours prior to your event start time.


The sale and service of alcoholic beverages are regulated by the State of Illinois and the City of Joliet. Rialto Square Theatre, as a licensee is responsible for the administration of these regulations. Therefore, liquor cannot be brought into the buildings or premises from outside sources. It will be confiscated and disposed of. Special requests will be granted upon availability. The Rialto reserves the right to require proof of age, as well as not to serve any individual in order to comply with these regulations. Alcoholic beverages may be harmful to pregnant women

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Preferred Vendors

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Rialto Bridal Suite

There is no need to get a hotel room for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in. Sip on Champagne as your bridal party gets dressed in our beautiful Bridal Suite! Your Bridal Suite comes with one bottle of Champagne, private restrooms, table and chairs, mirrors, you may use the bridal suite up to four hours prior to your ceremony. You may also order light appetizers for an additional cost.

Cost is $300.00
Extra Champagne $18
Appetizers average from $15 – $25 per person

Please note outside alcohol is prohibited in our building.

“A Romantic Fairy Tale!

The Rialto is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding! The venue was absolutely gorgeous! Everything was perfect and all the guests commented on how amazing it was! Emily B.

“I Would Never Change My Decision to Host My Wedding at the Rialto.”

The Rialto Square Theater was the most beautiful locations for hosting a wedding especially a holiday one. The venue was already equiped with a stunning Christmas Tree, Wreaths throughout the seating area, and garland with lighting along the long marble stair case....

“A Beautiful Setting.”

What a beautiful setting for our wedding. The venue was amazing and so was the staff. All of our guests LOVED the theatre and it made for great pictures! Kari S.

“Fairy Tale Wedding!“

The Rialto is truly a hidden gem in Joliet. The architecture is stunning and this provides an elegant setting for a wedding. We had our reception only at this venue but they do also offer the ceremony on location. There are so many interesting details you can...

“The Wedding of Our Dreams!”

My partner and I got hitched at the Rialto Square two weeks ago. We knew after the our first meeting with event coordinator Trish Stoner that we wanted to get married on that stage. As theater folk, we had a great time planning our own ceremony on stage....

“Our Wedding Was Beyond Our Wildest Dreams”

“Nancy is absolutely amazing and kept our wedding day 100% stress free. I can't say enough how perfect this venue is”. Randi C.

“Our Rialto Wedding Was a Fairy Tale.”

"People still say it was the most romantic wedding in the most beautiful setting. The Rialto is a place like nowhere else; we must make sure it never goes away". Scott & Roxanne Slocum

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