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The Thompson Center at UNO

Up to 220 guests
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Highly recommended

Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of March through October. These prices are available for the months of November through February.
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$14 starting price
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar
$14 starting price

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About

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Located in heart of Omaha, The Thompson Center is a timeless venue for couples who want to share their wedding day. Our award-winning Best of Omaha venue is truly like no other wedding space in the region. Discover our incomparable staff that will craft your wedding ceremony and reception into your dream come true.

Facilities and Capacity

If you want to use nature as your church, the pristinely landscaped grounds can be set with our white padded chairs for up to 300 guests for an outdoor ceremony with indoor backup space included. Our brick patio is typically used for cocktail receptions and is available to your guests all event long. Take the party inside to either of two ballrooms. Each ballroom welcomes up to 230 guests and your wedding is always the only event scheduled on the property.

Services Offered

Your wedding day is the most important of days and we provide a stress-free environment. The catering coordinator is there to answer your questions and calm your concerns, and the waitstaff will execute a perfect meal and assist with your needs on the day of the event. Everyone pulls together to give you the most relaxed day possible. Here are just a few of the services offered complimentary to couples who book The Thompson Center:

  • Indoor Rental Includes:
    • Tables (60-inch rounds, 10 seat max)
    • China, glassware, barware and tableware
    • Linens and napkins
    • Chairs
    • Complete setup/teardown of tables and chairs
    • Catering Creations event planner for all reception needs
    • 2 nicely appointed wedding party dressing rooms
    • Digital welcome signage
    • Comprehensive audiovisual package including ceiling-mounted Laser Projector, 15-foot screen, laptop, integrated room sound, and microphone.
    • Access and use of Young Chang Baby Grand Piano
    • A permanent dance floor in each ballroom
    • Use of 40 seat brick patio
    • Locked Gift Room
    • Granite top bar and 1 portable bar
    • Abundant parking
    • Free rehearsal dinner space (must use Catering Creations)
    • Free rehearsal session
  • Outdoor Rentals include:
    • White padded chairs (up to 250)
    • Ceremony Table
    • Sign-in/card table
    • Digital Welcome signage
    • An outdoor sound system including a microphone, speakers for all musical needs. The audio package includes a mixer, capable of supporting live music.
    • 7-foot white ceremonial arbor
    • Complete setup and teardown
    • 2 nicely appointed wedding party dressing rooms
    • Indoor ceremony space option in case of inclement weather
    • Thompson Center event manager for your entire event
    • Free rehearsal dinner space (must use Catering Creations)
    • Free rehearsal session

Cuisine

The Thompson Center is proud to only use Catering Creations for our catering needs. Catering Creations offer our couples award-winning selections in organized packages, including dinner packages, hors d鈥檕euvres packages, and full beverage packages. There are selections for vegetarians, children, and special diets as well. In addition, choose from a huge selection of desserts. Your outside vendor for wedding cake and cupcakes is always welcome. Even the pickiest of your guests will be impressed with your wedding meal banquet and you鈥檒l be receiving compliments for years afterward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$14

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Carol L. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Elegance + Beauty

    We have had the honor of officiating weddings at the Thompson Center for many years now. Their team is very attentive and responsive! The reception venue is elegant and the outdoor ceremony space is beautiful and shady. Not to mention a cocktail hour on the patio is amazing! Book Thompson first then contact I Tie The Knots to reserve your professional officiant!
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    Hannah L. Married on 08/01/2021
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    Love this venue!

    Thompson Center has beautiful windows, natural light, and such a responsive team! Steven is always extremely professional and helpful. You will love booking here!
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    Emily W. Married on 06/19/2021
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    Amazing wedding reception venue!!

    My husband and I got married at the alumni center this summer and they were amazing! Steven communicated promptly and clearly. He went above and beyond to help make our day run smoothly and made setting up the event so easy! The event space was beautiful. We used the outdoor area for cocktail hour and set up lawn games in the green space - the guests loved it! The room with the head table and guests was beautiful. Steven allowed us to change the lighting to match our wedding colors. I would recommend The Thompson Center to any couple looking for a beautiful place to have a reception!
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Book your wedding at the Thompson Center between November 1 and March 3rd to receive 40% off of our normal pricing on the Thompson Center Wedding Rental.

Team

Steven Summers
Steven Summers
Thompson Center Director

Steve joined the Thompson Center in May 2013 as the Director. His primary responsibility is managing the Thompson Center, one of Omaha's most popular event facilities. "I take great pride that over 350 wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions have been hosted by the Thompson Center in the past nin years." He previously was an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College's Institute for the Culinary Arts. He has 20 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Ace Entertainment Ace Entertainment Wedding DJs

The staff at the Thompson Center are very professional, easy to work with and very accommodating. When ever I have done a wedding here it is always been an extra special event.

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6705 Dodge Street Omaha, NE, 68182
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The Thompson Center at UNO frequently asked questions

The Thompson Center at UNO includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Thompson Center at UNO includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Thompson Center at UNO includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Thompson Center at UNO for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
The Thompson Center at UNO offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Thompson Center at UNO offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Thompson Center at UNO offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
The Thompson Center at UNO offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Thompson Center at UNO is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.
The Thompson Center at UNO currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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