|Address:||521 Lincoln Ave, Wamego, KS 66547, USA|
I am getting married at the Colombian on September 17th. I just went there today to talk wedding stuff and felt compelled to speak my mind. The theater is an beautiful beautiful, spacious, and elegant place to get married in but honesty what has made me so happy with my choice of wedding venue is the Event Coordinator, Tara. From the moment I walked in there to meet her she was friendly, helpful, and very kind. Her personality and willingness to be so helpful for my wedding is what sold me on the Colombian. I could get married in a shack if the people who are renting me the shack are as helpful as Tara has been. She has been upfront and honest with me about the timeline of the day for the wedding, the bar, the alcohol, champagne, costs and over all just everything. I go in there as often as I can to get a feel for it and everytime I go in there and talk to Tara about an idea either A. She knows how to make my idea come to life or B. She says hey I have that! (I wanted easels to Hang signs on and she said she had them which saves me money, yay!) overall just incredibly helpful. When I have questions she answers them in a timely manner and always makes time to work with her brides. I have brought a lot of my family and friends to meet her and see the theater and they all feel the same way I do. And the gal up front at the desk. Shes always helpful as well. Everytime I come in there I say "I have another mom with me." She is very good about asking me if I need to meet with Tara or if Id like an official tour to take my family on. Thank you woman up front whos name I cannot remember :) I cant imagine a better person to help me on my wedding day and a more beautiful venue than the Colombian in our small town of Wamego. I get excited when I have to go meet with her because I just absolutely adore her! I mean if I had known her before my wedding Id make her be in my wedding party because shes got it all together, and I am proud to call her not only my event coordinator and trust her to make my day special and care free, but my newly found friend. (Thanks for helping us meet Colombian Theater) I will obviously update this review after this wedding but I can just say that I picture my fairy tale wedding coming true thanks to the wonderful staff at the Colombian and especially Tara.
A Private User
I would NOT recommend renting the Columbian Theatre to anyone they will rip you off. The wedding reception we went to they made no last call for beer pulled the keg that still had beer in it at 9:30 the hall was rented until 10:30 Then the charged to girl renting the place for 5 more case of beer at $38.00 PER CASE. But told her she couldn"t have the beer they were charging her for, guess the 2 girls running the place must have a had a nice fathers party the next day with half a keg plus 5 cases of free beer, or did they just resell the beer the next poor renters of the Columbian? I wonder what the Kansas ATF would think about these practices. Wamego is a pretty small town to get a bad name for practices like this. It might be best to go down the road to some place in Manhattan.
Events, art gallery and shows! This Theater has it all and an amazing staff to boot. As a member of the Friends of the Library group we just had an amazing fundraising night there. The staff was so supportive and helpful. My daughter got to run sound for this years Summer Theater Academy and had a blast. This is definitely a jewel in our community!
A Private User
We stooped in Wamego on our way home to Colorado from Florida. We visited the theater as a historical venue. Everybody we met was very friendly. We were surprised to see the connection to the 1889 World Fair in Chicago. All the items exhibited are originals from the Columbia Show. It was well worth the litte detour to Wamego.
I have went to several events here and a few plays. The staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is definitely one of the best in the area. Once you enter the front doors you are immediately welcomed by all the gorgeous decor. They always have very family friendly plays well worth attending!
I would NOT recommend renting the Columbian Theatre for any events. The contract is very vague, the Event Coordinator was extremely disrespectful to my wife, they started serving alcohol before we asked them to, which resulted in a very high bill, and they failed to adhere their own contract.
I have used them every year for an event for the past 7 years. They are the absolute BEST! I recommend the Columbian highly for any event. Polite and friendly staff, well run, and my event always goes smoothly. A++++++++++
Went to see Sleepy Hollow. Building is beautiful, the staff was very friendly, and there was easy elevator access for my grandmother. Will come to shows in the future.
Martin and Susan Rose
Most people only know about the high quality shows they have, but check out their Swogger Art Gallery anytime. Super, original art by local talents.
Beautiful venue. Historical paintings along the interior walls are from the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair.
If you havent visited the Columbian Theatre, your really missing out
Great people, fun shows, amazing history, nice atmosphere
Always great people. Wonderful shows and preformances
Beautiful venue and alway quality events.
Beautiful venue. Excellent performances.
Nice local venue, with a lot of history.
Great local theater. Great audiences