Private Events and Rentals

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Rent the historic Matthews Opera House and Arts Center for your next personal or professional event! The Matthews provides an elegant and centrally-located space in Spearfish for weddings, corporate events, private parties, bridal showers, and more. Free parking is available in downtown Spearfish. The Matthews is accessible with an elevator to the second floor theatre.

Seating for 238 guests is available for traditional theatre seating. Maximum dinner capacity on the main floor is 112 and maximum cocktail party set-up is 150.

Renter Details:

The room rental fee of $2,000 is due at booking and is non-refundable. With a signed rental agreement, the renter may use the following: round tables, chairs, theatre, kitchen area, lobby, and dressing rooms.

Catering must be arranged with one of the Matthews’ approved caterers. Caterer or renter must supply all linens, equipment, power cords, and serving ware.

Renter may purchase beer and wine for guest consumption from the Matthews; a Matthews-paid bartender is required to run the bar. The renter shall not permit consumption, mixing, or sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises unless​ there has been prior approval from the Matthews. Minors under 21 cannot be served alcoholic beverages. Under the terms of our liquor license, no outside liquor of any type may be carried into the Matthews by renter, renter’s guests, or caterer. This includes flasks or gifts of alcohol from guests.

Contact us at 605.642.7973 or email [email protected] to reserve the Matthews Opera House for your event today!

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