"Just working with Lindsay, the even coordinate, makes you want to book this place. It's really not too much to look at from the outside but the inside is incredible. They're VERY accommodating and will work with you to make your wedding whatever you want it to be. I myself didn't even want to go look at the place but I was sold and didn't have to look at any other options. This is a place that you have to at least consider!! Five-star deserving!"
"The Rapid's Theatre was the perfect venue for our special day. Our guests are still telling us, 4 months later, how gorgeous the venue was, raving about how delicious the food was, and what a great time they had. We highly recommend Rapid's to future brides and grooms who are looking for a unique venue. The state of the art lighting and sound system were phenomenal, and that ceiling! Beautiful beyond words! The staff was amazing, especially Lindsay! She ensured that our reception was perfect from start to finish."
"On Saturday September 24th I had my wedding at the Rapids Theatre. Rapids is a secret gem that all of my friends and family loved. It truly is amazing how great the venue looks when you walk in. You are in awe of every little detail that the staff does to perfection. From Lindsay and the staff at the Rapids, to Steve and Taylor at Rich Products, they make you feel like royalty and were always there for anything. We would recommend anyone to have their event there"
"My wedding day was nothing less than what you dream of as a child. The staff of the Rapids Theatre and Rich's catering are a phenomenal combination. The experts at Rich's make it impossible to sweat the little things on wedding day and leading up to it. You name it and it's taken care of; the best man's belt broke and Steven (Rich's fantastic wedding coordinator) was there with heavy duty safety pins to prevent a catastrophe. What made me fall in love with the venue in the first place (aside the gorgeous architecture) was Marie from the Rapid's and her commitment to making the day perfect. When I first was looking into venues I emailed around a few places, every other place acted like they were better than my wedding, took a long time to get back, and made me feel like an after thought. Marie got back to me almost instantly, and was completely excited that I would even consider her venue. The DJ loved it because all they had to do is hook up to the state of the art concert sound system. Included in the rental fee is the Rapid's videographer, who will run a live feed on the projection screens of your wedding, so everyone can see your special moment. The food was to die for, Rich's food was not only delicious, but the presentation was very classy. One of the big draws to the venue for me was the fact that everything is centrally located. I have been to many weddings where people are split up outside, or on the other end of the room at the bar. I wanted everyone together; the bar is enormous and right next to the dance floor. My wedding had 200 guests, it was overwhelming enough to visit with everyone, it made everything a lot easier since it was one large area. The day was absolutely perfect, and I am confident that we made the right decision to have our wedding at the Rapid's Theatre. I tell everyone that I want a friend to get married there so I can enjoy it as a guest!"
"I cannot say enough good things about Rapids and if we were to do the wedding all over again I wouldn't change the venue one bit. They worked in conjunction with Rich's for catering and everything was absolutely amazing. The setting of Rapids is breathtaking and because the venue is so beautiful we were able to save some money by sort of skimping out on the "extra" decoration-type stuff since the venue on its own is so perfect. The staff was responsive, attentive, SO incredibly easy to work with and did everything they could to make sure our wedding went off perfectly."
"We had our ceremony and reception at The Rapids Theatre in August 2015, and we were absolutely blown away by everything! Although they sometimes took a while to respond to emails, they were very flexible in all the changes I made and with all my new ideas in the months leading up to our wedding. They took care of everything on our wedding day, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Although it is somewhat intimidating from the outside, your guests will be impressed by the inside! They work Rich's catering to provide a spectacular event! If you want a venue that is unique and not your average banquet hall, I would recommend The Rapids Theatre!"
"Marie is awesome! She was there for my husband and I every step of the way! They made our special day very glamorous and exciting. They more than accommodated us when we fell on hard times and our wedding turned out beautifully! Marie was such a gem during our entire night; she even helped a guest of ours with her baby! My husband and I enjoyed our entire night along with all of our guests! I definitely recommend hosting an event at the theatre and working with the rapids team."
"The Rapid's Theatre was absolutely wonderful. The venue is beautiful and Im glad we spent the little extra money to have it there. Our guests were amazed and are still talking about it. The staff and owner were wonderful and always available if needed. I wish we could relive the entire event again."
"Our wedding was amazing! And not just because I'm the bride. From the start the rapids and Rich's catering crew were fantastic. I live in LA and had to do all my venue hunting from afar. Working in entertainment I wanted a venue to reflect my and my husband's lifestyle. The minute I saw The Rapids website I called my mom and sent her to take a look. Trusting she knew my taste, she called and said it was perfect. Not just because of the beauty of the space, but because Marie was so welcoming and helpful. Marie is the owner, but she also acts as wedding planner during your day. When she told me "if something goes wrong you won't even know about it." I knew I had chosen right. I wanted a day where I could just sit back and be pampered. Not be stressed over where's the cake, that's not the right centerpiece, etc. And That is what happened. I arrived at the venue to champagne, fruit and cheese. In my own green room away from all the commotion. I can be a control freak, but I didn't have to be because I trusted Marie from the start. She got to know my family, how we work and what our style is. Go to the Rapids! Even if it's just for a concert. They have done a fantastic job preserving such a beautiful theater, that could have easily fallen into disrepair. Thanks Marie and all the Rapids crew!"
"Our ceremony/reception received so many compliments because of how beautiful the venue was. They were super accommodating with what we wanted to do with the space (bring in pinball machines, skeeball, a video booth, etc). One or two small things hit a snag but the staff used those opportunities to actually learn from it and prevent similar issues in the future, which we thought was pretty cool."
"If you'd like a stand-out, take your breath away, absolutely amazing venue then the Rapids Theatre is the place to go. Marie takes care of everything, so all you need to focus on is enjoying your special day. An added bonus is that the venue's set up makes beautiful and unique photography and state of the art sound a given."
"This is Western NY's best wedding reception venue BY FAR! It is beautiful, vibrant, elegant, and perfectly laid out for the reception of your dreams. And it isn't the cookie cutter reception hall you're so accustomed to. What's more is that they have made the perfect team with their exclusive caterer, Rich's Catering. I'll be honest, when I pulled up outside for the first time at this venue in Niagara Falls, NY, I was skeptical. The area isn't the greatest because of how blighted that city is in general. (Although the police station is right next door, so it is totally safe!) But that made the surprising beauty and elegance of the interior of the venue that much better! Marie, the owner, thinks of this place as her baby and personally attends each reception to make sure everything goes without a hitch. Between Marie and Steve (from Rich's), every detail is perfectly coordinated and so impressive! It's like having two wedding planner/coordinators included in the price of the venue/catering. If I could do it all over, I would, because I had such a wonderful, relaxed time at our wedding! But obviously, I would stick with my decision to use Rapids and Rich's! They were delightful. Even down to the small details of the entire staff being attentive and making sure we always had a drink in our hands so we didn't have to break conversation or leave the dance floor, even without asking. Everything from large details like decor to small items like place cards were exquisitely done. On top of all this, your DJ gets to plug into the concert quality sound system (this is also an amazing concert venue), you get a lighting engineer, AND a sound engineer, all to make sure everything looks and sounds amazing on your big day! I can't say enough about The Rapids Theatre, Rich's Catering, Marie Hutchins, or Steve Guagliardi. Our day was perfect, and I wouldn't change a thing. Don't book anywhere until you've seen this place for yourself!"
"Our wedding was said to be the wedding of the century, by our family and friends, and we would like to thank the Rapids theater for making that a reality!!!! It was unbelievable. Everything from the architecture, the lighting, the space, the energy of the venue....it was amazing all around. Marie was proficient,professional, friendly and organized. Our every vision was executed beyond what we hoped for. Best venue around if you want elegance, class and the wow factor. Thank you for making our wedding day unforgettable by all."
"We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Rapids Theatre. When my husband and I initially went to look at the Rapids as a possible wedding venue we were blown away by the unique beauty of the place as we had wanted a unique location for our wedding. We instantly loved how well the theatre was renovated, loved the details of the facility, the gorgeous ceiling, and the overall feel of the distinctive elegance. We were very impressed by Marie Hutchins .co- owner of The Rapids Theatre and also coordinates all the weddings held at Rapids. Marie is very friendly, personable, professional, responds to emails/calls in a timely manner, as well as very helpful in handling details and answering any questions we had about the wedding planning process. The lighting and sound in the rapids is one of a kind and after the wedding our guests could not stop saying enough compliments about the beautiful unique venue. If you are looking for a unique, glamorous one-of-a kind venue I would highly recommend the Rapids Theatre as well as Marie for a magical wedding day!"
"Our wedding was just PERFECT thanks to Marie and the entire staff of the Rapids. We were looking for a venue that was different from the generic "hall" and found the Rapids simply by googling "unique wedding venues"... The interior is restored and absolutely gorgeous, the staff is beyond outstanding, and the price is reasonable... I could go on and on about this place, but it wouldn't do a justice - call Marie and make an appointment for a walk through or check them out on Facebook... If you're looking for something a little different without sacrificing a-plus service, you won't be disappointed!"
"I cannot say better things about Marie and her staff at Rapids! I had to add them to this site just to be able to give them the reivew they deserve. She listened to every little request, her attention to detail is impeccable and best of all, SOOO easy to work with! I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for something new and unique, and who loves a perfect wedding reception!"