Private Events



To speak directly to the venue about your event, contact special events coordinator Matt Martz: or (571) 594-4493

Check Pricing & Availability for Private Parties →

(540) 773-2271


Why Bright Box?



A short 60-mile drive west from Washington, D.C., Bright Box is in the heart of beautiful Old Town Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley. Located on the walking mall, we are surrounded by trendy shops and restaurants, nearby hotels, attractions for your guests, and abundant parking.


We are in a renovated historic building, blending the best of the old with creative colors, stylish lighting, and retro touches including vibrant gold tin ceilings and a retro escalator turned stairwell.


Built with superior entertainment in mind, Bright Box can accommodate live bands and DJ’s with ease as well as keep decoration costs low with full color spectrum lighting over-head to meet your color scheme. We can book the entertainment that fits your taste and make planning easier for you.


With our in-house kitchen, Bright Bistro offers a delicious menu for all taste buds and price ranges. We also serve excellent, local craft beers and liquors.


You can rent the entire three-story facility or just one of our rooms – we can accommodate parties of 30 – 450.


Bright Box is happy to customize food and drink options and your space requirements to meet your budget!


Our wonderful staff is competent and eager to make your special day memorable and fun! With friendly and knowledgeable bartenders, servers and event staff, we’ll ensure your special day goes flawlessly.

The Venue

Bright Box Theater

An edgy and versatile performance space with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. 150 seated or 230 standing.

Bright Box Bar

A beautiful bar for an intimate gathering, a wine tasting, appetizers and conversation.

Out of the Box Room

A magnificent space with an unparalleled view of the Old Courthouse and the new Pedestrian Mall.  Perfect for a catered dinner party, a small band and dancing, an art show, a VIP reception.  100-150 seated or over 200 standing.

Bistro Room

A gorgeous room lined with vintage communication equipment, vinyl LPs, and vibrant murals, ideally suited for dinner parties, business meetings, small receptions, and pre-show parties for up to 40 people.

OR reserve the Theater, Out of the Box Room, and Brilliant room and bring up to 500 people!







As Seen on The Knot
If you’re looking for a nearby “destination wedding” consider the town of Winchester. With it’s vibrant downtown historic district, fine dining options and nearby guest accommodations, Winchester offers a wonderful backdrop for your wedding weekend. Located right across from the courthouse, the venue once housed a department store and office spaces. After considerable renovation Bright Box is perfect for a dynamic wedding reception, funky rehearsal dinner, or imaginative after party. We believe that love is love and we want to make your wedding day one that you’ll never forget. All happy couples are welcome at Bright Box!

Some of the our best features include:

  • A gorgeous, flexible black box theater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, perfect for dancing, dinner, live music, or ceremonies
  • Sophisticated bar area where we will treat your guests to craft liquors, champagne, local wines, and premium beverages
  • Lower level dressing rooms and private bathrooms for your bridal party or performers
  • Radiant Room on the upper level with a magnificent view of the Walking Mall, Old Courthouse, original tin ceilings now a vibrant gold, a dance floor, and copper-topped bar
  • A grand staircase and a retro escalator, both perfect for photographs
  • and so much more!

View some more pictures and get an idea of the limitless, eccentric, and unique possibilities at Bright Box with these absolutely gorgeous shots from Beth T Photography, Swadley Studio (page 1 / page 2), Aaron Riddle Photography, and Julie Napear Photography.



Corporate Events

Company Parties * Conferences * Meet & Greets * Holiday Parties * VIP Receptions Strategy Sessions * Team Building Activities * Retreats * Seminars Employee Appreciation (tickets to shows)   


Instead of holding a meeting or party in a traditional (boring) meeting space, you can invigorate your employees and clients at Bright Box.  Get those creative juices flowing!

With our state-of-the-art sound, lighting, & projection you can stream or project multimedia or video. Need access to WIFI? We have you covered.  And we can make your events dramatic and professional with our high-end mics, lights, and HD projection.



Ayrshire Farm, Channel Creasing Matrix, Inc., Christendom College, City of Winchester, Clutch, Freedom Settlement Group, Grove Harley Davidson, Independent School of Winchester, James Woods High School, Mane Attraction Salon, Medtronic, Miller Milling, Navy Federal Credit Union, Protiviti, RE/MAX, Shenandoah University Business School, The Laurel Center, WINC FM, Winchester Regional Chamber of Commerce


What people are saying

“We cannot even begin to express our thanks for our wonderful reception put on by the Bright Box Theater and staff last night. Everything was absolutely wonderful and we had a BLAST! Please pass our gratitude on to Paul, Maddie, the chef, and the rest of the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our guests raved about the unique atmosphere of the Bright Box and what a fun place it was.”
– Sarah and Joel


“Bright Box made us feel special and whenever we asked for anything, the response we got was, “We can do it however YOU want it!” Thank you, Bright Box, for making our day as stress-free and joyful as possible and for providing a beautiful backdrop for our wedding.”

– Karis and Christine


“I cannot thank all of you enough for making Leo’s Bar Mitzvah such a special, unique day for me and my family. You all were such a pleasure to work with – and took so much time to work with us on every detail. Please extend my thank yous to Maddie as well – she helped me out consistently throughout this party in so many ways, and I don’t have her email address. Not only was every detail taken care of — but the warmth and personal touch to each detail was so appreciated.  Leo had an incredible time, our family and friends went on and on about what a ‘perfect’ venue this was for our event. The food was perfect, with the cupcakes being the most talked about of it all.  Two guests had particular food allergies — and [you] took the time to actually make them something special….  and with a smile that was genuine. Also a female staff member (don’t know her name — nose ring, long brown hair) […] carried tray upon tray through the crowds and never seemed flustered or frustrated by any of it, again, with that smile. SO THANK YOU — deeply appreciate all that you have done.  I only wish I had another Mitzvah to celebrate with all of you.”

– Amy Sarch, Ph.D., after celebrating her son’s Bar Mitzvah


“It was a great event and I’m really glad that I chose BB as the place. The band [Funny Money] and sound crew all commented on how much they liked the venue. All of my guests were very impressed also. You have a great place and your service staff were excellent. Josh managed the event exceptionally well. I know he came to me numerous times to keep things in check and rolling along smoothly.”

– Michael Shroades, after booking a private surprise party feat. Funny Money


Check Pricing and Availability for Private Parties →

(540) 773-2271

Additional Coordination Services

To keep your life simple, Bright Box is also happy to arrange:

Booking recommendations and coordination for your entertainment
Glassware or special service ware rentals
Linen rentals
Table rentals
Other party rentals
Recommendations for photographers, videographers, party planners, etc.