The Peddicord Playhouse and Swogger Gallery lend an elegant air to
social functions of all kinds.
The Columbian is
a fabulous site for weddings and wedding receptions. This architectural
jewel on the prairie, after its $2.5 million renovation, provides a backdrop
unlike any other. There is simply no comparison.
A typical plan has
the bridal party arriving early afternoon. Florists and caterers have
been busy throughout the day preparing food and decorating for the grand
event. As the bride and her bridesmaids arrive, they are escorted to the
Ladies Dressing Room. The fun is just beginning. By late afternoon all
are ready for pictures and the entire party congregates in the Peddicord
Playhouse, where the stage has been transformed into a dramatic accent
for the wedding ceremony to come.
As guests begin arriving,
the concert grand piano becomes the center of attention as its tones waft
across the auditorium, set for as many as 300, with priceless works of
art adorning the walls. Suddenly, it's the big moment. Piano and trumpet
begin Purcell's "Trumpet Tune" and the bride appears on the
arm of her father, looking as radiant as can be.
Following the ceremony
bridal party and guests are welcomed into the Swogger Gallery for the
reception, whether it be a sit down dinner or buffet tables with finger
food. Toasts are made and wedding cake is consumed.
Meanwhile, The Columbian
staff is busy setting the Peddicord Playhouse for an evening of wedding
dancing and merriment. Round tables accommodating 8 to 10, wide open dance
floor and a DJ or small combo on the stage. By the time the reception
is complete, the Playhouse is ready to rumba!
The Peddicord Playhouse,
complete with stage and theatre lighting and sound, can be configured
in theatre style (300 seats) and rearranged in to "party" style
(tables, chairs and dance floor). The Swogger Gallery can accommodate
as many as 180 for dinner and 200 for receptions. The whole facility is
perfect for those very large weddings requiring more space than either
of the primary rooms can hold individually.
The Columbian Special
Events Coordinator is available to work with customers in selecting which
parts of the building suit their needs, establishing needs for technical
equipment and will gladly assist by recommending approved licensed caterers.
Contact The Columbian,
785-456-2029 or 800-899-1893.