Rehearsal Dinners,
Receptions & Weddings!

Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, reception or the wedding itself, your special day will be absolutely unforgettable at the Stokely Event Center! Our venue is full of nostalgic Tulsa signs from Route 66 for a unique setting that has made STOKELY so well known! This setting creates the opportunity for couples to create a memorable rehearsal dinner, reception or wedding for all in attendance.

Stokely Event Center ensures that no one is left out of the fun. With arcade games on free play, everyone will find something to do that makes their night unforgettable. Our venue spans over 3,500 feet of space that can be used in any way that best benefits your wedding event.


Weddings at Stokely Event Center

Stokely Event Center also offers included sound equipment to ensure any event has the audio/visual capabilities they require. Our phenomenal sound system includes plug-and-play laptop and iPod connections for easy sound management. We also provide a microphone to assist in presentations or announcements.

We also offer a projection setup to allow our guests to show images or pictures. Simply connect a laptop to the projector and the entire room will be able to relive your memories and share your special moments that have led you to your big day! Stokely Event Center wants to make sure your event runs as smooth as possible, so we have made the connection process as simplified as possible!

Whether your wedding event is small or includes many different people, Stokely Event Center has the soda to make sure everyone is satisfied. With over 8 flavors on tap with the always-popular Sonic® ice, you can be sure everyone is happy! Event hosts also have the option to bring their own beer or wine to determine the tone of their wedding event.

No one likes to be on clean-up duty after an event. For that reason, Stokely Event Center includes clean-up services with every event that is held here. No longer will hosts have to walk around during the event picking up trash. You worked hard putting this event together, you deserve to enjoy it!

Stokely Event Center’s central location in South Tulsa makes it easily accessible and near a wide variety of lodging options. We know that when people are coming from out of town the last thing they want to do is drive even farther to get to an event. Utilize our location to help your anniversary or reunion guests avoid stressful traffic!

If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception or wedding that needs to be unforgettable, we would love to talk to you about making it an affordable Stokely experience. No matter what wedding experience you are planning, our venue will create a fun environment to promote human connections and encourage fun!

Rehearsal Dinners

Traditionally, rehearsal dinners are a pre-wedding ceremony held after the wedding rehearsal and prior to the wedding ceremony. This North American tradition gives the wedding party another chance to celebrate the decision to have a wedding and the bride and groom’s successful arrival to their wedding date.

In most instances, wedding rehearsal costs are incurred by the groom’s parents, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Modern traditions have made it possible for the bride’s parents to split or take on the costs associated with this event type.

In most instances, wedding rehearsal costs are incurred by the groom’s parents, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Modern traditions have made it possible for the bride’s parents to split or take on the costs associated with this event type.

Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions are the after-party held upon the completion of marriage ceremonies. A wedding reception is the first party the bride and groom will attend as a married couple where they receive society. Furthermore, this event is held as a hospitality event for those who attended the wedding as a sign of appreciation.

During a wedding reception, the bride and groom provide their personal choice of food and drinks. A wedding cake is far and above the most popular item served at a wedding reception. Ceremonial cake cutting is among the most popular events at this event type. Wedding receptions will typically last between half an hour to several hours in length.

During a wedding reception, the bride and groom provide their personal choice of food and drinks. A wedding cake is far and above the most popular item served at a wedding reception. Ceremonial cake cutting is among the most popular events at this event type. Wedding receptions will typically last between half an hour to several hours in length.

Wedding Reception Tips

  • Choosing a theme for your wedding reception can make planning much easier. With a properly planned theme, all elements included will have a sense of unity that you otherwise may miss out on. Themes can also help personalize the event to the couple!
  • If there are floral arrangements or object on the table, make sure they are short enough to allow guests to see and converse with no issues.
  • Weddings can be long events. In most cases, guests won’t stay at a wedding reception if it lasts for a long time. Try to be conscious of this when determining the amount of time planned for a wedding reception.
  • A simply designed wedding cake can help cut costs. The less detail work that a baker has to do, the less expensive you can expect the cake to be. This is often a way to get a cake from well-known bakers without breaking the bank.
  • If an open bar is planned for the wedding reception, make sure non-alcoholic drinks are also available for those that may not drink alcohol or any children that may be present.

Weddings

A wedding is a significant life event that allows a couple to join together legally. Traditions and customs surrounding weddings can vary greatly between cultures and religion. Weddings can range from very expensive and lavish, similar to a festival, or scaled back and intimate depending on the preference of the bride and groom.

Most wedding ceremonies will consist of an exchange of vows between the bride and groom, presentation of a wedding ring and the proclamation of marriage from a figure of authority. The end of a wedding is signified by a kiss as a newly married couple, as they leave the venue together while attendees cheer.

In a wedding, the bride will typically wear a wedding dress and the groom will wear a tuxedo. This clothing choice, of course, can vary between cultures and traditions, but is extremely common in American culture. In other cultural systems, wedding attire can vary depending on historical principles and tradition.

Wedding Planning Tips

  • Make sure you know the approximate number of guests that are expected to attend before looking for a venue. This way you can ensure no capacity issues arise.
  • Creating a budget can ensure the wedding doesn’t cost more than it should. Don’t be afraid to shop around to find the best deals on catering, flowers or entertainment. It can be easy to overspend if you don’t search for the best price.
  • Creating a budget can ensure the wedding doesn’t cost more than it should. Don’t be afraid to shop around to find the best deals on catering, flowers or entertainment. It can be easy to overspend if you don’t search for the best price.
  • Not everyone will be able to attend the wedding due to personal schedules. Don’t let this dishearten you. To avoid this problem, try to schedule the wedding on a date that isn’t widely used for vacation or other important dates like holidays.
  • Some hotels offer “wedding blocks” at a reduced rate. Shopping around early and determining which hotel best suits your needs. Try to avoid hotels that include cancellation fees in the event that the rooms don’t get filled!

Bridal Shower

The bridal shower was adopted from early dowry practices. Generally, this would happen when a father refused a dowry due to disapproval or when a family didn’t have enough money to provide a dowry. The practice of giving gifts to a bride-to-be became popular in the United States around 1890.

Often the bridal shower will be hosted by a bridesmaid or another friend of the bride-to-be. It is uncommon for a family member to host a bridal shower to avoid an appearance of greediness. Family members will usually be in charge of non-gift giving events associated with the wedding.

Often the bridal shower will be hosted by a bridesmaid or another friend of the bride-to-be. It is uncommon for a family member to host a bridal shower to avoid an appearance of greediness. Family members will usually be in charge of non-gift giving events associated with the wedding.

Engagement Party

Engagement parties are an opportunity for friends and family to gather with a couple to celebrate a recent engagement. Historically, the father of the bride-to-be would hold a seemingly normal party and make a surprise engagement announcement. However, this has become less common in recent times due to the quick release of information through social media.

At an engagement party, attendees will usually toast the couple or give speeches about how the bride or groom has impacted their life. Though the timing is not specific, an engagement party will generally be held as a precursor to wedding planning. This gives the couple a chance to celebrate the moment prior to the attention needed in planning a wedding.

At an engagement party, attendees will usually toast the couple or give speeches about how the bride or groom has impacted their life. Though the timing is not specific, an engagement party will generally be held as a precursor to wedding planning. This gives the couple a chance to celebrate the moment prior to the attention needed in planning a wedding.

Couple’s Party

In recent years, bachelor parties and bachelorette parties have started being replaced by a joint party between the two. With a couple’s party, the bride and groom have the ability to spend one last time as an unmarried couple with other friends and their significant others. Often couples will do this to maintain a reasonable atmosphere that is not found with traditional bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Most often the hosts of a couple’s party will grill for the event. It is at their discretion whether alcohol will be available. With Stokely Event Center’s outside food options and the ability to bring your own grill, we are a perfect fit for this type of event!

The Stokely Event Center has been providing venue services for the Tulsa area for over 8 years. During that time period, we have held a variety of events and are ready to help make your wedding event a success. With our recognized unique settings and a wide variety of free entertainment options within the venue, we have solidified our place as a premier venue in Tulsa. If you are interested in booking the Stokely Event Center for your next wedding event, please call us at 918-600-4448 or submit a reservation request through our online form. We look forward to celebrating with you!