Bent’s hires event coordinator for remodeled historic site on Main Street in Medina

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 28 November 2022 at 9:51 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Faye Conley is the events coordinator for Bent’s Opera House, which houses Harvest Restaurant and 10 boutique hotel rooms as well as the performing arts and events space on the third floor.

MEDINA – Faye Conley, new event coordinator at Bent’s Opera House, is excited about all the new activities she is planning for the historic remodeled opera house.

The opera house has already hosted an opera singer and baroque musician, a band, a singing duo and swing dancing. The swing dancing has proven so popular, dancers are coming from Buffalo and Rochester. They will continue one Thursday a month.

Several new events are planned for the holidays. The Polar Express on Saturday was played on the large screen in the upper-level performing arts and events center.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, children are invited to have brunch with Santa at Harvest Restaurant, located on the first floor of the opera house. Santa will have a small gift for each child. Reservations may be made by visiting

Finally, the public is invited to spend New Year’s Eve at Bent’s Opera House and enjoy an evening of The Great Gatsby. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and feature a night of music, dancing, food and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to wear attire of the 1920s era.

Live music will be provided by The Swooners. The evening will include desserts and a cash bar, welcome champagne and the live ball drop from New York City shown on the large screen.

Party goers are also invited to make it a one-stop evening. Dining at Harvest Restaurant will feature a special New Year’s Eve menu, with serving from 5 to 9 p.m. Then after dancing all evening in the opera house, attendees can go to their room on the second floor and spend the night in one of the 10 uniquely designed hotel rooms. Reservations are encouraged early, as tickets are limited.