Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do at the Capitol?

Since its renovation in 2008, the Capitol primarily hosts private events and receptions. We are very popular for weddings. We still occasionally host concerts, plays, or movies. The coffee shop and art gallery are always available to the public, as well as tours.


How much does it cost to rent the Capitol?

The costs depend on the type of event and calendar date. Our premier dates are Fridays and Saturdays, and Holidays. We offer discounted weekday specials and promotions for select dates. We host many types of events from casual to formal, and serve many types of food, from snack bars to plated surf & turf. You can use the tools on this website to review our offerings and request a quote, or speak with our Event Director. We highly recommend you let us give you a personal tour.


Loading zone?

There are designated loading zones in both the front and rear of the theatre. The front loading area allows stair-free dolly transfer of items into the main theatre room. We have a dolly available.



Downtown Maryville has ample free public parking. There are various lots around the theatre. However, the lot directly across the street in the front always quickly fills up on weekends. There are also garage parking levels beneath this lot, and an elevator. We highly recommend parking in the Harper Street garage which has plenty of spaces that are most always available. Harper Street runs behind the theatre. Turn into the garage entrance on Harper Street. Walk out the main level to Broadway, and make a short walk to your left to the front of the Capitol and our lobby entrance.


What is the occupancy?

Our maximum occupancy is 192 tabled seats, or up to 300 persons for a mixer or rowed seats. For proms or dances, we allow a maximum of 350 persons in the main room. The balcony occupancy is 25.


Can I have a ceremony and reception at same place?

Absolutely! Many brides love the convenience and unique setting.


Do you have an email list?


Do you have a photo gallery?


Do you show classic movies or concerts?


Can the theatre be rented for a private movie?


Do you have catering services?

The Capitol has full catering services.


Do you allow outside catering?

Yes. We charge an outside catering fee of $500.


Do you provide linens?

Our silver swirled Art Deco tables are designed to beautifully reflect the light, making our linenless tables hassle-free. However, we offer linen service for additional costs.


Is alcohol permitted?

Yes. However, the Capitol Theatre does not sell or serve alcohol. The host must hire a licensed bartender. The Capitol can provide beverage bar set ups.


Do you offer DJ services?


When do you schedule wedding rehearsals?

Most wedding rehearsals are scheduled the day before the wedding. If there is another event the day before your wedding date, we have to schedule appropriately.


I want to play a video slideshow. What format do I need to bring in?

We highly suggest a DVD. If it plays at home in your DVD player, it plays at the Capitol. We can play most all formats, but we can only guarantee it works by testing it prior to the event.


Is the marquee available to put messages on?

Yes. We charge $100 per side. There is a 24 hr. guarantee, subject to availability.


Do you have a diaper changing station?

Yes. It is located in the women's restroom.


Do you have a baby-sitting service?

Yes. Hosts may rent our balcony room during events, and appropriate supervision can be arranged. Children may watch a movie, or play video games, board games, arts, or crafts.


Is the theatre handicap accessible?

The main theatre room has a ramp that allows wheelchair access to the entire room. There is a handicap bathroom off the lobby. The balcony has to be accessed by stairs, as there is no elevator.


Is the theatre haunted?

Of course. But no Elvis sightings ;).