An award-winning micro-event space
for events up to 49 people inside the
historic 1800's Craigmiles Hall Opera House.
The Opera House
at Craigmiles Hall
Now booking through July 2024.
MICRO EVENT HOSTING
$250 for 2 hrs,
See below for more info.
$200 for 2 hrs,
See below for more info.
Q: What is a "micro-event venue and multi-use space"?
A: A micro-event venue is just what the name suggests - an event space for intimate (micro level) groups! We cater to individuals, families, or business who want a unique, unforgettable space without the large-event-venue price tag. We call it a multi-use space because it can be used for a variety of different purposes: weddings, birthdays, business meals, vendor pop-up events, educational classes, and more.
Q: Is there an attendee limit?
A: Per city code, The Opera House "main chamber" can accommodate micro-events up to 49 people, including any vendors who will be set up inside the main space itself. If you have questions about how many people may be able to attend your specific event, please use our Booking and Inquiry Form.
Q: Is there an elevator or lift to the 3rd floor?
A: Due to the historic nature of Craigmiles Hall, there is unfortunately no elevator or lift to the third floor where our venue is located. You can familiarize yourself with our space by watching this video. If you have questions about available accommodations or our vendor entrance, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What are your venue rental prices?
A: A small event quick reference pricing guide is displayed further down on this page. For a more in-depth description of services and pricing, including weddings, please see our Pricing Page.
Q: Is there any difference in cost to rent on a weekday vs. a weekend?
A: Nope - we like to keep it simple! There is no difference in weekday or weekend pricing.
Q: Do you require a booking deposit?
A: Yes - we generally require a non-refundable booking deposit of 50% to reserve your date, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to the event day. If you have questions, use our Booking and Inquiry Form.
Q: Do you offer catering or have an on-site kitchen?
A: We unfortunately do not have an on-site kitchen or dedicated kitchen staff, but we can provide recommendations for wonderful vendors in our local area!
Q: What is included with the venue rental pricing?
A: Our venue rental pricing includes: event tables and chairs with covers; access to a bluetooth JBL surround-sound-system setup, color-adjustable up-lighting to match your event colors, and on-site staff support during the event (a current requirement for events). If you have questions, please use our Booking and Inquiry Form.
Q: What kind of add-ons do you offer?
A: We offer a variety of add-ons such as photo/video packages (we're photography company!), decor items, serve-ware (like drink dispensers, cake stands, plates and chargers, etc.), custom linen colors and more - it really just depends on what you're looking for!
Q: How big is your company?
A: Just two official employees - we're a husband and wife team! You can learn more about us here!
Q: What do I do if I'm ready to book or have questions?
A: To start the process, use our Booking and Inquiry Form.
Opera House Quick Reference Guide (non-wedding)
Travel back in time
The year is 1878. A horse-drawn carriage makes its way through the bustling streets of Cleveland, TN. A passenger steps out, burdended with a magnificent vision, the likes of which the city had never seen.
23-year-old Walter Craigmiles gazed upon the plot of land he had selected near the city courthouse, and so began construction of the Craigmiles Hall Opera House, Cleveland's first art and cultural center.
The Opera House became the touchstone for a cultural awakening in Cleveland, answering the call of thousands who thirsted for intellectual improvement.
Graced by performances of such national treasures as the legendary composer and conductor John Phillip Sousa, the theater's civic, educational, and beneficent endeavors for the community were its true and lasting foundation.
Click the document to read the History of the Craigmiles Hall Opera House.
Publication: "Craigmiles Hall - Cleveland's First Cultural Center"; Snell 1998; archived by Xavier Jasso
About the Space
The Opera House Event Venue is consists of two main areas: The Main Chamber (for all events) and an additional Bridal Suite (for weddings).
The Main Chamber is approximately 1,000 square feet with a peaked 20-foot ceiling. Based on type of event, the space can accommodate micro-events up to 49 people with current renovations.
Please note: The Opera House Main Chamber is located on the third floor of Craigmiles Hall. Due to the historic nature of the building, there is unfortunately no elevator or wheelchair access to the space. We can, however, support requests for livestreaming so friends and family and participate in your momentous occasion.
Weddings and Events at The Opera House
All wedding and event bookings include: venue planner and coordinator, private bridal suite and groom's room, up-lighting with adjustable 16-million point color range to match event colors, on-site staff presence and support, music coordinator with surround-sound JBL ecosystem, event tables* (includes cake table and sweetheart table), and event chairs.
For a description of services and pricing, please see our Pricing Page.