Lincoln, a Great Location for a Wedding

by Sriyani Tidball 

Lincoln offers many options for someone who wants a memorable event, specially that once in a lifetime wedding. The unique options are many. Couples choosing to tie the knot in Lincoln, have a wide variety of gorgeous and different wedding venues to choose from for their big day. If you are dreaming of having a beautiful outdoor wedding, there are several, with charming gardens, fountains, and flowers, as well as several woodland settings. Or maybe you are looking for a beautiful traditional indoor wedding where you don’t have to worry about the weather, once again Lincoln has many locations to choose from, including, quaint inns, high-class hotels, spacious reception halls, historical buildings, and more. We recommend that you call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm the availability, as many of these venues could be booked. Some locations cater their own food, while other venues partner with excellent caterers providing exceptional food and service for the events. We’ve handpicked the best of the best wedding venues in Lincoln to help you pick the right one for your big day.

Lincoln Commercial Club 

One of the newest event venues is the glamorous and historical Lincoln Commercial Club Ballroom, updated to the formality of the last century. The recent restoration has returned this fabulous ballroom to its original elegance pumping up the glamour from when the Lincoln Commercial Club was the city’s men-only business club. Today this location is a one-of-a-kind place, to have your celebration. The architecture of the ballroom includes five stunning 20-foot wood clad Palladian windows, a library, a bar, three balconies, and an ornately coffered ceiling. 

Lavish with antiques and fine reproductions collected over nearly a decade, the space 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. Decked with gold Chiavari chairs and round tables the Lincoln Commercial Club can seat up to 200 dinner guests, along with a 20 by 20-foot dance floor. The venue includes three guest rooms and a master suite providing overnight accommodations, making it the perfect venue for a wonderful wedding.

Wilderness Ridge

This location is in the middle of a golf course. Everything is provided from a great location in a beautiful setting to fine food. The team at Wilderness Ridge will be busy preparing your reception room for your arrival. Golf carts will be waiting at the front doors available for your party, whether to drive you as you head out to take photos at various picturesque spots throughout the property or get your guests to the wedding venue. Parking is no worry for your guests as they begin to arrive with ample parking situated right in front of the clubhouse. 

The Rococo Theatre

The Rococo Theatre offers a magical backdrop for your marriage ceremony as well as the reception. The couple get to be on center stage, while they exchange vows, as their loved ones watch from the comfort of the Vegas-style seating. The tiered booths and tables make excellent seating for wedding ceremonies. In 2021, the Rococo Theatre won the top three in the Lincoln’s Choice Awards for the categories Best Place to Throw a Party and Best Reception Venue. They can accommodate up to 500 guests and can decorate it as extravagantly as you’d like. Weddings at Rococo Theatre are usually enchanting—it has its own exotic ambience. 

Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites by Hilton is a luxury hotel wedding venue situated in downtown Lincoln. The hotel team prides itself as a full-service wedding venue, complete with all-inclusive packages, on-site catering, and wide-ranging decor options— everything one needs to pull off an exceptional event. The Embassy offers an array of elegant spaces to choose from for a magical wedding celebration, including a spacious Regents Ballroom, that can accommodate up to 1490 guests, or host an evening wedding reception for 900 seated guests. Several smaller reception rooms are also available, which can comfortably seat 200 of your loved ones. The Embassy is known for their excellent catering of choice food for the wedding making the event unforgettable in every aspect.

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel offers a wonderfully elegant and classic style venue for a weddings that will be sure to impress your guests. The Grand Ballroom can hold up to 700 guests comfortably and can also provide smaller reception rooms if your wedding is more intimate. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are there to assist you. They are trained and eager to help choose your wedding’s overall vision and help execute each detail, including your menu, the decor, and the centerpieces. Besides food and drink, this professional staff will suggest entertainment options throughout Lincoln as well as florists and photographers. You don’t have to worry about anything. 

The Apothecary Lofts & Ridnour Room

This is a popular vintage wedding venue in the historic Haymarket District of Lincoln. Consisting of three rooms that make up comfortable unique and rustic indoor spaces that everyone will absolutely love. This facility allows you to bring in your own food and drink, including alcohol, making this venue flexible and budget friendly. In the Ridnour Room, you can accommodate 300 guests in this 7000-square-feet space, which also has a large dance floor and DJ booth. The North Apothecary Loft is a 3,300-square-foot space that can accommodate up to 150 people and the South Apothecary Loft, their smallest space at 2,700-square-feet, accommodates up to 100 guests.

Grand Manse

Right in the heart of downtown, this Lincoln wedding venue built in 1904 still holds the same grandiose elegance today as it did over a century ago. The Jasmine Room offers ample space for your loved ones, and complete catering services for your wedding. The attached patio is also available for the wedding, along with the Penthouse Suite, featuring a three-sided fireplace, grand staircase, and formal kitchen, with enough room for 20 people. The Grand Manse Pavilion has a roof deck for private parties, a great place for your pre-nuptial celebration.

Country Pines

Located on 80 acres of beautiful country landscape, Country Pines is a barn venue that is perfect for a non-formal wedding. This venue boasts gorgeous vineyard views and excellent service and can accommodate up to 500 people. A newly renovated barn and a fully covered outdoor deck allows for indoor and outdoor spaces for the event. The trained staff works with you to plan the perfect floor plan, seating arrangements and set up. An added attraction is the on-site vineyard, where you and your guests can take advantage of the great beverages available.  

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