Rialto Square Theatre 102 North Chicago Street • Joliet • IL 60432


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Known to locals as the “Palace for the People,” this spectacular 1926 former vaudeville house reflects the magnificence of its influences, which range from an inner lobby inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles to a rotunda inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • A grand staircase serves as a dramatic aisle for a ceremony in the Rotunda, a spectacular space studded with Corinthian-style columns, exquisite marble relief carvings, and plenty of gold accents throughout. Or, tie the knot on the stage of the iconic theatre itself, with a cascade of fresh petals crowning your first kiss.
  • Your first dance is truly regal beneath the "Dutchess," a majestic 22-foot crystal chandelier suspended from the soaring ceilings of the Rotunda. When the party winds down, head outside to snap a dramatic photo beneath your personalized marquee—an apt finale for a one-of-a-kind wedding.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,000–5,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Rental of the Rotunda & Esplanade ranges $4,000–5,500, and includes a 5.5-hour event, tables, chairs, house manager, security officer, marquee message, and more.

    A separate cocktail hour on the Stage is an additional $2,000; the Upper Promenade is $500. Add-on a tour during cocktail hour for $3/person.

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,000–2,000/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Dressing suite

  • Wedding ceremonies in the Rotunda (up to 160) are $1,000; ceremonies on the Stage are $2,000. Fees include stagehand & technical director, video rental, petal drop at first kiss, piano, lighting, curtain backdrop, and uplighting.

    Add-on access to the dressing suite for 4 hours before the ceremony, including a bottle of champagne, restrooms, tables, chairs, and mirrors, is $500.

Additional Info
  • Beverage packages range $14–35/person for 4-hour service (excluding 20% service charge and tax).


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 160 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 0
Reception Seated 300 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape


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