The Century

Imagine your wedding taking place against the backdrop of exposed brick with hand-scraped acacia wood floors and numerous crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. As one of the most unique wedding venues in the area, the The Century offers just that. Located in the heart of downtown, The Century is one of the city's historical landmark, setting the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

In the heart of downtown Historic Modesto Theater

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 it’s 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 has 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 we all work together to ensure your event goes better than you imagined. 


Located in the heart of downtown Modesto, The Century is surrounded with the bustling upscale amenities including shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. With the Hilton's Double Tree nearby, The Century's location is ideal spot to host a urban chic wedding.

Planning the event

According to The Century, events are offered as both a wedding only or a wedding and reception package which start at $10,000 and include custom design and access to one of the venue's wedding specialists. A ceremony-only package is available for $2000 in one of the larger spaces and $1,500 for intimate ceremonies.

The Century offers in-house catering bringing a farm-to-table approach to cooking with an emphasis on exploring fresh interpretations of modern cuisine. However, the venue also retains a list of several other approved caterers from the Modesto area. The Century also owns the liquor license for all events, therefore all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are required to be purchased and served by the bar staff.

Karissa Wright Productions can help you capture every moment of your special day, from the rehearsal dinner to the last dance. For more information, please contact us.

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