The restored Lincoln Commercial Club

The restoration was done as a tribute to Don Campbell’s great-grandfather, J. E. Miller, founder of Miller & Paine, who presided over the construction of the Lincoln Commercial Club when it was built in 1911.

The Lincoln Commercial Club Ballroom immerses guests in the glamour and formality of the turn of the last century. 

The Ballroom has had many lives, but its recent meticulous restoration has returned it to its original elegance and beyond, pumping up the glamour from its staid decor when the Lincoln Commercial Club was the city’s men-only business club.

The outstanding architectural features of the room, including five 20-foot tall wood-clad Palladian windows and an ornately coffered ceiling, are original. Other features have been artfully embellished and, when necessary, recreated. The two-story columns surrounding the ballroom have a marbleized finish, a library and bar have been added and two of the original three balconies that disappeared in an earlier remodel have been replaced. 

Lavish with antiques and fine reproductions collected over nearly a decade, the venue reflects a style that would have graced a club of a century ago with Neoclassical tables and seating, Empire throne chairs, original paintings, sculptures, and dramatic Chinese screens.

Gold Chiavari chairs at 60-inch round tables can seat up to 160 dinner guests. For a larger number, blue velvet tufted sofas serve as banquettes. Currently they sit in the perimeter area of the Ballroom for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the 20 by 20-foot dance floor. 

The venue includes three guest rooms and a master suite, located on the balcony level overlooking the Ballroom. Each reflects a distinct period style. A spa and satellite bar round out the balcony level amenities.

Whether your event is a fête, a gala, a ball or dinner dance, the Ballroom will meet your highest expectations. It is the perfect venue for your wedding—or the party of the year.

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