Buskirk-Chumley Theater




The historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington is a versatile location for any style of wedding. Looking for fun? One couple invited friends and family to perform a talent show on the stage during the reception. Seeking elegance? This 1922 theater needs very little decoration to be inviting. Ready to dance? The stage or the orchestra pit can be used as a dance floor. And don't forget about the marquee, which will welcome guests to your wedding event beneath the flashing lights of the historic Indiana sign. With amenities to suit the needs of almost any wedding, the Theater has everything you’ll need for a successful event. Locally-sourced concessions and bar service, local hotel options and high-quality lighting and sound ensure your out-of-town guests enjoy their experience. Celebrate your new marriage at this exciting venue for a unique and memorable wedding.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $665 to $843 for a ceremony and/or reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Buskirk-Chumley Theater is estimated at between $4,977 and $8,629 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Provided



Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public parking
Dance area
Piano available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
No open flames