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

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 venue features an inner lobby inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles and a rotunda inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Stunning architectural details are everywhere, from the Corinthian-style columns and majestic crystal chandelier (called the “Duchess”) to the soaring vaulted ceilings and grand staircase. The historic Rialto Square Theatre will make an exquisite backdrop for your ceremony, reception, or other special event.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,800–5,200/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Rental of the Rotunda & Esplanade ranges $3,800–5,200, 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 $1,700; the Upper Promenade is an additional $500. Add-on a tour during cocktail hour for $3/person.

Ceremony Fee
  • $900–1,700/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Dressing suite

  • Wedding ceremonies in the Rotunda (up to 160) are $900; ceremonies on the Stage are $1,700. 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, for $500.

Additional Info
  • Beverage packages range $23–31/person for 4-hour service.


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
  • 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 structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

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

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape


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