If you’re planning a more intimate wedding, you might be finding it tricky to find a small wedding venue in the Omaha, NE area. Many wedding spaces in Nebraska are quite large, hosting events that can include hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of a couple’s friends and family members. So what to do if your guest list includes fewer than 200 guests? Turns out there are several small wedding venues in and around Omaha, from golf clubs to hotels, modern event spaces to outdoor locations and classic banquet halls.
We’ve done the research for you and selected a few of our favorite small wedding venues in Omaha, NE.
Hidden Valley Golf Club
Country clubs and golf courses are ideal for couples looking for an outdoor small wedding venue in the Omaha area. We particularly love Hidden Valley Golf Club in Lincoln, which has a capacity of 180 guests. Exchange vows underneath a majestic oak tree, followed by a wedding reception inside the Valley Oak Room. This reception space features a cozy fireplace, as well as an outdoor covered balcony, ideal for cocktail hour. This venue offers full service packages that fit any style or budget.
If you’re looking for a more modern small wedding venue in Omaha, this 1920s-meets-contemporary hotel in the city’s historic district, is definitely worth a look. There are several event spaces to choose from here, including the Park Room, which can host weddings and celebrations of up to 150 guests. The Chrysler Room is a more intimate space, with room for up to 100 guests. This venue makes wedding planning a total breeze, providing catering, bar services, rentals, and even accommodations for your guests.
The Venue at Highlander
We love how this small wedding venue in Omaha seamlessly combines an industrial vibe with nature, featuring 4,000 square feet of indoor space and 2,800 square feet of outdoor space. The venue offers high ceilings with exposed beams, a sliding wall-door that opens out onto a beautifully manicured patio area, and a skylight. Up to 175 wedding guests can easily flow inside and out for a unique experience. We also love the venue’s industrial touches, such as concrete floors and an open floor plan—so on-trend right now.
The Gallery at The Capitol District
This modern event space, operated by the Omaha Marriott Downtown, is one of the newer small wedding venues located in Omaha’s Capitol District. The urban chic venue, with its white gallery walls, exposed beam ceilings, and polished concrete floors, serves as a “blank slate” space that you can customize with the décor of your choice. The Gallery at The Capitol District can accommodate events of up to 200 guests, and catering, event coordination, and other services can be provided. And because the Omaha Marriott Downtown is located just steps away from the venue, your guests will have easy access to a place to stay during your wedding weekend.
This Couples’ Choice Award winning small wedding venue in Omaha is located at the historic Old Market, and combines a rustic, barn-like feel with historic, vintage details. The ballroom can host weddings of up to 200 people, and the loft-like space features hardwood floors, exposed brick, and vintage wooden pillars. There are no restrictions on food and beverage, so you can hire the caterer you want. And because this venue is actually a dance studio, the dance floor is one of the best in town!
A View at Fontanelle Hills
This country club is ideal for couples looking for a small wedding venue in Omaha with ample outdoor space. We love the gorgeous terrace overlooking the golf course, which is an ideal ceremony site. Receptions are held inside the luxe ballroom, which can accommodate weddings and events of up to 200 guests. We especially love the pool area, which can be a lovely spot for cocktail hours. This venue can not only host weddings, but also engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and more.