Downtown Modesto's The Century

All-Inclusive Urban Chic Wedding Venue

Imagine your wedding taking place against the backdrop of exposed brick with hand-scraped acacia wood floors and with numerous crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

As one of the most unique wedding venues in the area, The Century offers just that. Located in the heart of downtown Modesto, The Century is one of the city's historical landmarks, setting the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience.


Historical Roots of The Century

In January 1912, William R. Mensinger built the Modesto Theater. The three-story building included a 34-foot wide stage, an Alaskan marbled lobby, and seated 900 including the balcony. It opened in August of 1912 and was dedicated on February 6th of 1913 with the production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” presented by the Modesto Choral Society. Around 10 months later the theater was gutted by a fire. On July 9th of 1914, Mensinger rebuilt and rededicated the theater.

One hundred years later in 2014, Erin Doran fell in love with the rundown, vacant building. She envisioned restoring this once town jewel back to its glory days and established The Century as an elevated wedding and event venue. Her extreme respect and admiration for historic architecture and her adept eye for design have enabled her to masterfully highlight the natural beauty in the original features of this building. Erin and her team pride themselves on their exquisite taste and tremendous abilities in event execution. Like a well-oiled machine, they all work together to ensure your event goes better than you imagined. 

(if you're a historical buff, this section is for you!)

Popular Wedding Venue for Indoor Ceremonies & Receptions

The Century offers many design options to hold your indoor ceremony and reception to reflect you and your style. Providing a partnership and a day of coordinator, your wedding day will be an experience of a lifetime. You are able to select different furnishings for your day that correlate with the style and theme of your wedding.

As an all-inclusive wedding venue, The Century provides in-house catering and a chef who offers seasonal exquisite options for you and your guests to enjoy during cocktail hour and dinner. 

With the upstairs bridal suite and downstairs basement man cave, you and your wedding party can get ready at the same location without running into each other before the big moment. With enough space, mirrors, lighting, and restroom access, you are ready with everything you need to get ready. 

The foyer is an area used for your welcome table, gifts, and commemorations of loved ones who have passed. 

Upon entering the ballroom, the bar is located near the entrance so that the main space can be changed from ceremony to reception or while your guests enjoy cocktail hour. 

Here are some photo locations around The Century

Thinking of where to take your wedding portraits?

Center Plaza

Galleto Ristorante


Parking Garage

McHenry Mansion

Public Library

Gallo Center for the Arts


Brenden Theaters

Stuart’s Steakhouse

Old Post Office

McClatchy Square

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How many people can The Century accommodate? 

A: Reception Only: 30-250, Ceremony Only: 30-175

Q: How much does it cost to have your wedding at The Century's Ballroom?

A: Starting Price for the Signature Wedding Package is $5,900 while Civil Ceremony 2.0 Package starts at $1,500.

Q: How much does it cost to have a smaller wedding at The Century?

Held at Nine3One next door, their Collective Wedding Package starts at $2,400, while their Civil Ceremony Package starts at $399.  

Information about The Century

927 10th St.
Modesto, CA 95354

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We love working at The Century and know the venue like the back of our hands (Literally- our founder, Karissa, used to work there!). We'd love to chat with you about your Downtown Century wedding!