The Pelezzio Reception Venue Hall opens

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

Pelezzio Reception Venue Hall held its grand opening for its new location on Feb. 1.

The event featured music, food tasting, and other vendors that work closely with the owners of Pelezzio.

The new venue can hold up to 500 people which is significantly bigger than the original venue.

“This space is about 3x larger than the one we already had, so we want to offer more options to our clients” according to co-owner Fernando Rocha.

Pelezzio is going to feature new events for the public to enjoy such as salsa dancing, comedy shows, small concerts, and corporate events. Their primary focus is weddings because that is how they first made their start. The venue displayed a bridal room and a room for the groom to get prepared before the ceremony starts.

Mariah Arviso
Co-Owner Fernando Rocha with trusted business associates before the venue opened.

Pelezzio doesn’t only offer the venue, but they also offer catering, decorations, waiters, entertainment, and photography when planning a wedding. The owners have been in the wedding industry for about nineteen years under a different name, Casa Royal.

“We hope to bring some more attention and awareness to downtown, but also to have a center where we are focused on Hispanic arts like mariachi and folk Spanish dancing,” Rocha said.

“We are also trying to help the smaller businesses by providing a place where they can host meetings so that they won’t have to rent the larger, more expensive venues.”

Pelezzio is a family owned business, and it is continuing to grow.

“We’re a small business still, so we love to work with our other small businesses that are local in order to help the community grow,” Rocha said.

Some of the small businesses that were featured at the event were Pure Romance and Mariachi Sol Y Luna.

Pelezzio Reception venue Hall is located downtown in the building previously known as JC’s Place.