If you are planning a special event, party, bridal shower or wedding, there are some rather unique venues in Oneida County, NY, and specifically, Utica, NY. Utica is a natural gateway to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and the scenic Thousand Islands. With its history, natural beauty, and vibrant communities, the region offers numerous social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for area residents and visitors alike.
One such venue is the historic Stanley Center for the Arts, a landmark serving as the cultural and inspirational epicenter for creative expression. The Stanley represents Utica’s long dedication to the arts through programs by the Broadway Theater League and Player’s Theater. It’s beautiful Mexican Baroque design has a unique blend of styles. The exterior is tastefully done in terra cotta and tiled mosaic, while Hapsburg lions, Indian faces, and an amazing mass of angels and cherubs grace the lavish gold leaf Baroque theatre inside. It is an absolutely beautiful setting for your special event!
Imagine hosting your event in the location where notable and legendary singers performed. Such gifted entertainers as Marian Anderson, Ezio Pinza, and Gene Autry, as well as Chuck Mangione, Diana Ross, Harry Connick, Jr., Aretha Franklin, and BB King, just to name a few! A very impressive line-up, a great conversation starter with your guests, and an amazing venue for your special event!
The Stanley lobbies are absolutely stunning, providing a magnificent background for formal wedding pictures, family photos, and other unique portraiture of your special events. The mezzanine leading to a beautiful grand staircase overlooks the lobbies and allows for the bride to make a grand entrance to her guests below. Legend is that the grand staircase was designed to resemble the staircase on the Titanic Ocean liner.
From intimate gatherings to larger galas, the Stanley Center for the Arts is a one-of-a-kind glamorous setting for weddings, parties, anniversary celebrations, bridal showers, and other special events. For more information, photos, and contacts, you can view the website at http://www.stanleytheatre.net/.