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The Palms Playhouse

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About The Palms Playhouse

The Palms Playhouse is a historic wedding venue located in Winters, California. Perhaps you are a music lover who wants to get married where famous bands have performed, or you have been charmed by the town of Winters. The friendly staff welcome an opportunity to work with you to help design your perfect wedding. This is a venue embedded in the local community and rich in music history, and your wedding story can play out here.

Facilities and Capacity

The Palms Playhouse is housed in the historic Winters Opera House, upstairs at 13 Main Street in downtown Winters. The Palms is available for rentals between shows, with priority given to local community events and performing arts education. The charming historical interior is well-suited to your wedding and photography, with high ceilings, brick walls, hardware dance floor, and brass chandeliers. You can avail of helpful staff who can assist with referrals to local caterers and vendors. The Palms Playhouse is a wheel-chair accessible venue .

Services Offered

Wedding events that can be hosted at The Palms Playhouse include engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The starting site fee includes use of chairs, tables, linens, sound and lighting systems, and a bridal suite. Additional wedding services include event rentals, vendor referrals, setup, bar services, WiFi, and cleanup. Liability insurance is available for all events. Bar service is available for cash, limited, or open bars, with champagne toasts, outside alcohol, and a variety of beer, wine, and liquor on-site. More audio equipment and furniture can be rented. Their rates vary depending on the day of the week, type of rental, and added services.

Other Services

In addition to weddings and musical acts, The Palms Playhouse is available to host other special events and celebrations. These include arts education events, birthday parties, corporate events, charity functions, dance classes, and group functions.


The Palms Playhouse originated in an old South Davis barn in the late 1970s for theater though soon evolved into a superb live music venue. Regardless of dust or drafts, the old barn was regarded as ideal for acoustics and atmosphere. After 27 years in the old barn, The Palms Playhouse relocated in 2002 to the 19th-century Winters Opera House, nestled in the heart of downtown Winters. In 2016, longtime Palms owner Dave Fleming retired, and Winters locals Andrew Fridae and Nora Cary took the reins.


The Palms Playhouse is located in downtown Winters. This is a 41-minute drive from downtown Sacramento, and a one-and-a-half-hour drive from downtown San Francisco.

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Samantha Arens

Married on 05/27/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Phenomenal Historic Venue - Character and Charm

This venue was fantastic. I am so grateful to Nora for making our day amazing. The character of both the facade and interior of the building is wonderful, and the location on main street in quaint, ... Read more cute Winters is phenomenal. We had our ceremony outdoors in the park a block away, and the entire wedding party walked in a joyous procession to the venue. The sound quality was amazing, as in addition to being gorgeous the Palms Opera House is, of course, a world-renowned professional music venue. Nora was incredibly caring, responsive, and helpful with all aspects of planning including assisting and advising when asked on food, music, decor, and other aspects of the wedding. Our guests couldn't stop talking about this amazing venue. Phenomenal value. Truly the best day of my life.


Married on 11/26/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I were both raised in Winters and we now live and raise our daughters in Winters as well. This town has our memories, our friends and family and we knew it was where we had to be ... Read more married. We decided on a very simple and quick wedding with only about a month to prepare. We were so excited when we were able to book the Palms Playhouse. It is a landmark of Winters with all of its history and beauty. Nora and Andrew have done a fantastic job keeping such a wonderful piece of Winters alive and helping us create a day to remember. They were extremely professional, accommodating, friendly, helpful (and so reasonably priced)! We were extremely happy and satisfied with our choice in venue and grateful for all of their help!

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