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The Lobby

The lobby at The Smith is an open and flexible space. Renovated in the 1930’s in the Art Deco style, guests are impressed from it’s gold walls down to the ornate carpet. With access to iconic Smith features such as the ticket booth and concessions stand, and a wide open floor plan, our lobby can host a variety of events.

The lobby is located on the main level of The Smith, and optionally our mezzanine level. Completely wheel chair accessible on the main level, renters also have convenient access to our catering kitchen and newly renovated restrooms. The Smith Opera House boasts 125 year old historic charm in downtown Geneva, adjacent to free public parking.

Lobby Specs:

Room dimensions: 30’ x 27’, 810 sf

Lobby Amenities

  • Fully handicapped accessible
  • Portable bar counter and keg-orator located on both lobby and mezzanine level
  • Optional Smith TIPPS-trained staff to acquire liquor license and serve wine and beer
  • Access to Smith catering kitchen (refrigerator, 3 bay sink, dishes, pots and pans, serving dishes, utensils, sterno food warmers, etc.)
  • Easy access to rest rooms

Tech Amenities

  • Portable PA and microphones
  • Portable lighting system
  • AV screen setup

The Smith Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Fully heated, air conditioned
  • Several portable 6’ tables
  • 50 black folding chairs
  • Several high top tables with matching chairs

Lobby use suggestions

  • Book signing/Meet and Greet
  • Fundraisers/Silent Auction
  • Party/Anniversary/Celebration
  • Presentation space
  • Club/Business meetings
  • Photoshoot
  • Small wedding ceremony
  • Wine tasting

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