The Winchester Opera House Ballroom, Gallery, and Studios

at 10 East Lexington Avenue and 101 South Main St, Winchester, 40391 United States

The Winchester Opera House is a full service event venue located in Central Kentucky, just minutes from Lexington! We offer wedding ceremony and reception venues, as well as private parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers.

The Winchester Opera House Ballroom, Gallery, and Studios
10 East Lexington Avenue and 101 South Main St
Winchester , KY 40391
United States
Contact Phone
P: (859) 745-6622


The Winchester Opera House was built in 1873 by James D. Simpson, the first Mayor of Winchester. The Opera House was the mayor's gift to the city to be utilized as a cultural center for the performing arts. It hosted Off Broadway Productions, Classical Concerts and Community galas. The majestic building was purchased by Edward and Vanessa Ziembroski in 2003. The Ziembroski’s have meticulously renovated the facility to become one of the Premier Historic venues here in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. The Ziembroski’s have been awarded recognition in Historic Preservation as well as the Downtown business enhancement award for the City upon completion of The Ballroom and Gallery. Recently added to the Winchester Opera House is the Historic Church. Built in 1904, our church can seat up to 200 people. It still has its original stained glass windows, wooden pews, and hard word flooring. Its vintage beauty is hard to describe! Also available to our clients is the use of Moundale Manor, a 17,000 square foot home. This antebellum style home is a gorgeous back drop for pictures. There are also rooms available for our clients use.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 16:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 16:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 16:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 16:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 16:00

General Info

Let the expert staff at the Winchester Opera House help you plan your next event. Whether it is your dream wedding, a class reunion, bridal or baby shower, or party, we have the facility that will be perfect for you. Our staff will be with you every step of the way to create a memorable event. The possibilities are endless! Even though we do have set hours, please call in advance to setup an appointment to tour our facilities. Please call our sales office at 859-745-6622

Reviews for Winchester Opera House

Cory D.

It was exactly as advertised. We attended a Mother's day brunch and the food was great. It was buffet style and I prefer table service, but this was what... Read more
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Booked four events in one day...GO AMANDA!!

Published on 2014-09-26 17:40:24 GMT

So excited we will be advertising in my favorite bridal magazine's 2015 publications! Kentucky Bride Magazine~ Inside back cover!!

Published on 2014-09-26 16:50:10 GMT

Getting VERY excited for Ashley Rydzewski's wedding!! Talk about décor!!!

Published on 2014-09-18 20:12:13 GMT

Very excited that the meeting went so well! I had an enlightening meeting with the Mayor and City Manager yesterday, great conversation with Nancy Turner our Tourism Director, Todd Denham gave some great advice and uplifting encouragement tonight! I'm excited to be officially on on way!!

Published on 2014-08-20 02:33:17 GMT

I need likes!! Anyone wanting a restaurant in the City of Winchester KY where you could go and enjoy a cocktail please like this post and forward to your friends who may like this post! I'm going before the City Commission -I'm hoping they like this too!!

Published on 2014-08-17 20:18:28 GMT

We are now booked June 4th, 18th 2016!! Tonight I received an inquiry for the 11th~ This years motto, "You can never start planning too soon!"

Published on 2014-08-15 04:13:22 GMT

Wow! We are so excited to to have booked our first 2016 wedding! Danielle Suit-Welcome to Moundale Manor and the Winchester Opera House!

Published on 2014-08-13 02:24:43 GMT

Oh My!! I have just scheduled 3 tours for 2016!!! This is a first for us~ 3 tours,'two years out' in one day!! Is this a possible trend?

Published on 2014-08-08 14:17:05 GMT

OMG!! 5 Inquiries in one day!!

Published on 2014-07-16 03:02:06 GMT

I can't believe that Mary Smith made me cry today....She said, "Excited doesn't even describe what I am feeling right now! I feel like the luckiest girl in Kentucky!" Yes~ this is about our most recent booking from this morning! Mary and Kris we are so excited to be a part of your day~ Can't wait to get together!

Published on 2014-07-14 21:03:48 GMT

Sarah Holbrook and Taylor Young~ We are so excited to have booked your wedding and reception with us!! Let the planning begin!!

Published on 2014-07-14 20:57:40 GMT

Congratulations to Hannah and Jake Bingham!! Our most recent Mr. and Mrs.!!!! We loved this lively reception and really enjoyed speaking with all your Chicago Relatives!! Thanks for all the offers of great reviews! I'll be watching for them!

Published on 2014-07-14 20:52:07 GMT

Getting very excited for the Malory Hurtle reception!! This has been one of the most artistically talented families we have had in a LOOONG time!! I cant wait to post photos!! Go team Malory!!!

Published on 2014-06-19 20:47:00 GMT

Thank You team Opera House for making this past weekends events go so smoothly! I couldn't have done it without you- rehearsal dinner for 60, Bridal Luncheon for 20, Reception for 200, Brunch for 100 and our regular lunch and dinner service at the Country Club! You are awesome! Congratulations also to The Bordas family- celebrating a marriage and 70th Anniversary all in a weekend!!

Published on 2014-06-09 20:26:48 GMT

Looking for talented culinary professionals! We have wonderful opportunities for talented kitchen personnel - prep, sous and team players!

Published on 2014-06-04 02:54:14 GMT

Very excited to have Lori Smith working with us!! Lori received her wedding planning certification while residing in Houston, Texas. Welcome to the Opera House Family

Published on 2014-05-15 18:57:20 GMT

I'm very excited to welcome Amanda Anderson to The Winchester Opera House as one of our new Event Coordinators. Amanda is excited to be working with me to get to know all of our brides!! This is going to be a great wedding season!

Published on 2014-05-05 19:56:30 GMT

I can't wait to update this past weekends event! Congratulations to Ellen and Luke Oliver!! We had the best time with these two families~ London, NYC and Lexington meets Winchester! Thank You to my AMAZING staff for producing yet another fantastic event! A seven and a half hour whirlwind reception~ You ALWAYS make me proud!

Published on 2014-04-28 02:59:27 GMT

We are busily preparing for the YMCA's fundraiser this weekend! Appetizers, bar, and dancing! Tickets are $30 at the door and go to a great cause!

Published on 2014-03-12 16:02:56 GMT

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