Host a Private Virtual Gathering
In response to the current stay-at-home order in Virginia and amid COVID-19, the Academy Center of the Arts has pivoted our strategies to take current rental opportunities online, so that our patrons and supporters may still enjoy our offerings, even when at home!
See below for a list of our current opportunities for private, virtual gathering opportunities.
For more information, contact Sarah Proctor, Special Events and Corporate Rentals Manager, at [email protected].
Virtual Wedding Packages
The Academy is proud to present…your wedding! Host your wedding ceremony LIVE from the Historic Theatre stage, with all the production expertise and safety considerations one can only find at the Academy.
What makes a virtual wedding at the Academy Center of the Arts unique?
- Exclusive and safe access to the Historic Theatre stage
- State of the art lighting and sound quality
- Creative and engaging videography, capturing the essence and beauty of your event
- Wedding coordination for rehearsal and ceremony
- Academy staff to coordinate and manage live stream link for up to 100 guests
- The assurance that the Academy Center of the Arts and the Virginia Department of Health have developed and continue to grow a strong and trusted relationship, focusing on the safety of all those entering the building
Package 1: $1,500.00
- 3-hour access to the Historic Theatre stage, with time for rehearsal, coordination for staging, lighting, sound, and video, as well as a live-streamed ceremony and post-event time with virtual guests
- 1-hour for the live-streamed ceremony
- Access for 7 in-person participants including your officiant, the couple, and 4 guests
- Access for up to 100 virtual guests
- Full ceremony planning service, including online and on-site rehearsal
- Clean and safe facility with ingress, egress, and sanitation protocols approved by the Virginia Department of Health
- Custom playlist before, during, and after the ceremony
- Use of 24′ x 34′ rear projector and screen to project Zoom guests throughout the ceremony
- Use of 3 HD cameras to capture changing moments of the event
- Professional video camera operator using bonded video connection link to ensure consistent feed
- Link with recorded ceremony provided post-event for download and sharing
- 2 premium-level tickets to an upcoming Academy Presents performance
Package 2: $1,850.00
- All of the included perks above, plus custom wedding photo reel played before the ceremony begins* (*Photos must be supplied by client 5-business days before the event)
Package 3: $2,500.00
- All of the included perks above, plus grand bridal entrance rising out of the pit lift and onto the stage
- pictures of the wedding, including backstage candids and ceremony
- use of the Academy Historic Theatre for a 30-minute photo session after live stream wedding
- additional spaces available for photoshoot include: stage, dressing rooms, HT interior house and balconies, HT lobby and outdoor areas including under marquee, blade, and courtyard
- minimum of 50 edited photos
- customized marquee