Weddings at Rialto Square Theatre


The Rialto Square Theatre is located in Joliet, IL and is the perfect fairy tale setting for your storybook wedding. Often referred to as the Jewel of Joliet, the Rialto is considered of the ten most beautiful theaters in the nation. Our venue reflects Greek, Roman, and Byzantine architecture. The Rialto Square Theatre leads a performing arts community partnership to enrich the quality of life by encouraging artistic and cultural development.

The Rialto can accommodate up to 300 guests. We have unique packages to fit your special day. Our venue features velvet curtains, pianos, up-lighting, and much more. The theatre also includes a bridal suite where you can sip on champagne as your bridal party gets dressed. This suite comes with private restrooms, table and chairs, mirrors, and appetizers.

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 bridal party rise up on our orchestra pit. Your first kiss will be celebrated with a cascade of flower pedals and your first dance as newlyweds will be crowned by the majestic “Duchess” chandelier. Host your wedding ceremony, reception or both in our elegant, historic setting.


What Couples are Saying:

“We chose the Rialto Theater for a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. As we are from the Chicago south suburbs, we wanted an original venue that would be close to home, be convenient for our guests, and provide a different and memorable background for our special day. While traveling the banquet and event venue circuit, we came across the Rialto Theater thanks to Google. Loved the location in downtown Joliet and being blocks away from the Harrah’s Casino and Hotel was definitely a plus. We would have never thought of a historical theater for a wedding venue. After seeing pictures we had to check it out for ourselves and we were not let down. The marquee, tall ceilings, marble, gold, mirrors, and carpentry, provided an aura of originality, history and class. Venue wedding coordinator Nancy showed us all the theater had to offer, is well experienced in hosting wedding and was helpful with the planning process. The planning folder and questionnaire ensured our requests were met and nothing was missed. Having the ability to personalize the exterior marquee and the groom rise from the orchestra pit, are just a few things that have our guest still talking about our special day. Staff was friendly and catered to our guests. With all being said the Rialto Theater most definitely met our wedding needs and offered us and our guests an awesome experience. Five stars to Nancy, her staff, and the Rialto Theater.” – Cameron B


“Honestly.. this venue is EVERYTHING for your wedding. The venue is so extraordinary. You get goosebumps when you walk in. Almost like you are walking directly into the ballroom scene of beauty and the beast. I promise you… you feel like a princess that day. It truly becomes your castle. And they make sure you feel at home. It has history. It has your whimsical.. it has your fairytale.. it has your romance… it has your surprises…. and best of all it has a Nancy! Nancy is the Rialto’s wedding coordinator. And she knows the venue, she knows weddings, she knows people. She would answer the most bizarre questions. I’m not kidding.. I sent her an email randomly and then also called her because I was afraid of the stairs to get on the stage. And then she reminded me I was not crazy. Lol. She also helped me figure out situations that she really didn’t have to. She helped me with the florals, the linens, the schedule. She was just there for me through the entire thing. Even when I was anxious and needed to talk it through. She knew every single detail of our day. She went above and beyond with our wedding and because of that i was calm and confident the entire day. And the day of your wedding she is always there. Anytime I would look for her she was there. And that honestly made me positive everything was going perfect. As a matter of fact… after everyone was cleared out and I was about to get into our car to leave I simply couldn’t without going back and hugging her one more time. She was such a huge part of our day. And I made such a wonderful friend. Don’t hesitate” – Amber D