Crest Theatre




The Crest Theatre is a historic theater located in downtown Sacramento, California, just blocks from the State Capital and other Northern California attractions. This historic venue is available for your wedding day. It was originally opened in 1912 as the Empress Theatre and has undergone multiple renovation processes. The theater is currently undergoing a modernization project that includes conversion of the basement screening rooms into an on-site full service restaurant (Empress Tavern) and structural upgrades to support sound and lighting systems. The theater retains its ability to showcase 35mm film, and remains operational during this on-going project, hosting successful and beautiful weddings. This venue is filled with excitement and grand decor from the time you arrive at its colorful entrance. The high ceilings and elegant lighting create a theatrical ambiance for your special day. Gather your loved ones at this one-of-a-kind venue for your wedding celebration.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 900 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,600 for a ceremony and reception and may vary for additional services provided by the venue. The rental includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr. A cocktail style reception can accommodate 400+ guests.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Crest Theatre is estimated at between $5,504 and $13,886 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM
Bridal and groom's dressing area available for a fee
No balloons in the auditorium
Bar minimum is required