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Nestled in the heart of Omaha’s arts and entertainment district, the Magnolia Hotel provides an idyllic setting for your dream wedding. Whether you are planning an elaborate black-tie wedding or a whimsical casual affair, we will make sure your special day is unforgettable! With our unparalleled and instinctual service, we will take care of all the details so all you will need to do is sip cocktails under the moon in our brick Courtyard and dance the night away with your sweetheart! We look forward to sharing in the start of your new adventure together!

The Magnolia Hotel was formerly known as the Aquila Court Building, built by Chester Cook in 1923. This structure was designed to mimic the Bargello, a palace in Florence, Italy, in homage to Chester's grandfather Aquila. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the faces of George and Quila Cook can still be seen on the front of the boutique hotel's building today.

Our stunning brick Courtyard is truly a hidden gem in downtown Omaha. Perfect for your wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, the Courtyard has a historic elegance that makes it a perfectly romantic backdrop for your wedding. Move the party inside and dance the night away in our Lavender & Magnolia Ballroom, a unique wedding reception space boasting floor to ceiling windows, French doors, and a neutral color palette. Then, enjoy the modern essence and vintage details of our upscale guestrooms and suites, lavishly appointed with premium amenities and custom Magnolia bedding to ensure your stay is immersed in all the comforts of home. Our professional planning staff and the memorable flavors and artisan creations of our culinary team complete the package, making the Magnolia Hotel a magnificent start to your forever.

In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, we also have intimate event spaces to accommodate welcome receptions, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. Book your wedding weekend with us and discover pure relaxation and pure hospitality throughout your stay!

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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Bridal Shower
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Cash Bar
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Lauren Married on 01/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great find

We didn’t get married there but we stayed at the hotel. We were able to take our first look pictures in the courtyard which was beautiful. The staff was super friendly, great location, and super affordable rooms.
Susanna Married on 11/11/2014
5 out of 5 rating
Ron Bradstreet was the contact person that worked with my husband and I for our wedding day. We had an intimate wedding of 25 guests in the "Winter Garden". It was perfect. The price was perfect. We also had a two story suite for our wedding night, which was just....perfect. Everything and everyone were so nice.
Ashly Married on 08/12/2011
4.9 out of 5 rating
AMAZING! I fell in love with the courtyard at first sight. I loved the dramatics of walking down the stairs for the entry. Ron and his staff were very professional. The venue is so beautiful; our guests were wowed and so were we!
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Dana  Schnieber
Dana Schnieber
Director of Catering

Congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for considering the Magnolia Hotel Omaha for your special day!

I have worked in restaurants planning private events, in a convention center planning large multi-day functions, and at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado where I helped plan and coordinate about 100 weddings. But I must say, weddings are where my heart lies. I absolutely LOVE organizing all the little details, connecting with my clients, and seeing the happy couple smile when everything turns out perfectly on their big day. It's the best!

I looking forward to working with you!


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