Special Events

The perfect venue for your event. Bright Box is fun.


First Floor
Capacity: 130 / 280 Standing
Food & Beverage Minimum
$3,500 Friday/Saturday ($3,800 in December)
$1,800 Sunday – Thursday ($2,100 in December)
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First Floor
Capacity: 65 Standing
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Second Floor
Capacity: 80 / 140 Standing
Food & Beverage Minimum
$2,000 Friday/Saturday ($2,300 in December)
$1,500 Sunday – Thursday ($1,800 in December)
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1. Great Value
When you meet your reasonable food & beverage minimum, your space at Bright Box is free. On a budget? As the host, you can assume all costs or share the costs with guests by having a cash bar.

2. Entertainment
Built with great sound, great staging, and great lighting, Bright Box is the perfect place for entertainment — from music and comedy to a movie or professional speaker. Bright Box can even book entertainment on your behalf to make your planning easier.

3. Creative, Flexible Space
We are in a renovated downtown Winchester historic building, blending the best of the old with creative colors, stylish lighting, and retro touches. You can rent the entire three-story facility or just one of our rooms. We regularly  accommodate parties between 30 – 450 guests!

4. Attentive Staff
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.

5. Delicious Food
Resident Chef Patrick (of Dine One-One) offers delicious menus for all taste buds and price ranges. We also serve excellent local craft beers and liquors.

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 hotels, Winchester offers a wonderful backdrop for your wedding weekend. Located on the beautiful pedestrian mall, Bright Box, known for our edgy music and comedy shows, 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.

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
  • Out of the Box Suite 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

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.

Join our list of happy clients: 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


We are taking this situation very seriously. The safety and comfort of our guests, performers, and staff are of utmost importance. Please visit our Covid-19 Updates page to learn of the precautions we’re taking to host Covid-responsible performances and private events.

Bright Box can accommodate up to 450 guests. And we have several rooms that are perfect for smaller parties!

Theater: Our state-of-the-art performance room and bar can accommodate 50-270 guests, depending on the desired setup of the room.

Out of the Box Room: Overlooking the Down Town Winchester Walking Mall with its own full service bar, the Out of the Box Room can accommodate 30-140 guests.

Bistro Room: Perfect for small birthday parties and cocktail hours, the Bistro Room can accommodate 10-50 guests.

Many of our events go into the early hours of the morning.

Certainly, although many guests find the facility decorated beautifully already. You are more than welcome to set up props and use non-permanent, non-wall damaging materials. Our lighting system in the theater can provide the full color spectrum and can be tailored to your color scheme.

Rental fees are free as long as you meet a food/beverage minimum, which ranges from $350 – $3,000 depending on the room, date, and time. Dark days (days where we do not already have pre-scheduled shows) are the most cost effective. A full venue buy-out, which many of our clients enjoy, begins at $2,700 for 8-hours.

To block off a date and time for your event, we require a signed contract along with a 50% deposit of your total contractual amount. This allows us to hold your event date/time and order materials in preparation for your event. The remaining balance will be due prior to your event.

You are welcome to bring in your own celebratory cake if desired, but all other food/beverage must be provided by Bright Box.

Bright Box offers numerous food and beverage options which are based on the date, time, and room chosen for your event. Food and beverage minimum range from $350 – 3000. If your minimum is reached, your room rental is free.

Yes. We are happy to provide your guests beverages at our standard venue price throughout your event as long as you meet a minimum in food sales.

Absolutely. Bright Box offers numerous open-bar or pre-paid options for 1-3 hours. Additional hours can be added as well.

We are happy to host a food and beverage tasting for you and four guests to help you decide menu items. Tastings last one hour and are $150 – $250.

Our state-of-the-art theater has premiere lighting, sound, and projection equipment, which is perfect for all types of live entertainment. Bright Box is happy to book bands, comedians, DJ’s or other exciting acts for your special event. Clients are also able to book their own performances and coordinate with Bright Box staff.

Bright Box offers House DJ services at the rate of $950 for 4-hours. Our DJ’s will work with you in the planning process and put together the perfect soundtrack for your event. Or if your budget is tight, you can enjoy a mix of your choice on Spotify for free.

We take 20% of your food and beverage totals to determine how much staff is needed for your event. If you are interested in a seated meal or passed options, we can bring in additional staff at a customized rate.

Bright Box can provide select options for tables, chairs and linens for your event. We can also order any event materials such as larger tables, colored linens, dinnerware, etc. that we do not have in the venue for an additional charge.