Help please!

We are planning to have our wedding in may of 2013.  We live in Council Bluffs but we don't mind having it in Omaha as long as it is not too far west.  We want the cermony and reception in the same venue we are having 150 people and I'm trying to keep the budget at 5000, but that is turning out to be very difficult!  We have it narrowed down to a venue in Council Bluffs it will probably turn out to be 5500, but i would like to see if anyone has and other suggestions before i just suck it up and do it.

Re: Help please!

  • What about 1316 Jones in downtown Omaha? That venue is close to everything downtown and the interstate. Not sure about about the ceremony though. 


    This list was posted by another knottie and I thought it was full of wonderful ideas. 


    The ICC Center can fit up to 400,


    Liberty Social Hall fits 400.

    Merry Occasion in Omaha $350, extra $350 if you need the chapel as a rain plan

    Soaring Wings in Springfield $400

    Camelot Community Center in Omaha, under $200 unless alcohol then $300

    Omaha Communtiy Playhouse $300-$470 depending on space. They have an excellent area to get married (foundation garden) as well ($300). My friend Lora Kaup works there and might be able to help, she handles all the events

    Lofte Theather in Manley. $500 but also has excellent stage area for a "rain plan". Huge and pretty.

    Mahoney State Park Riverview Lodge $290. Lots of pretty areas for free for ceremony. Theather as backup $225 for rain

    Platte River State Park Lodge by the wooden tower $230. Lots of pretty places for wedding, amphitheater is free and already has seating

    UNMC Alumni House that is beautiful and cheap. Here is the link.

    Regency Lake & Tennis Club. $650 and you can bring in your own food and alcohol and does not have security fees or anything. Been to 2 weddings here, can hold 150 people.


  • The Joslyn Castle has something similar but it is a little split up for receptions. You can also try places like the Lauritzen botanicle gardnes, The Durham Museum, etc.


  • Have you checked Bayliss Hall in Council Bluffs?  They have space for wedding and reception or you could do the wedding across the street at Bayliss Park (beautiful).
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  • Hi! Have you planned your ceremony music yet? I am a wedding ceremony musician (vocals, piano, organ) & I also offer live piano music during rehearsal and reception dinners. On another website I'm offering a 25% discount for an original love song composed based on YOUR own personal love story. If you're interested in any of my services, I'm willing to negotiate prices and offer you a 25% discount on all of my extras (piano background music for dinners + original song) if you book with me before the end of May.Congrats on your wedding & feel free to contact me if you're interested (& be sure and let me know I offered you the discount). I'll email you a few mp3 sample clips & a free worksheet for planning ceremony music.
    Song of the Heart Music
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  • Hi!

    I am a make up artist in Omaha, but I can certainly travel where you need me to.
    I am a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member and have a lot of experience with weddings, and photo & Fashion, Top Model of the World org and Miss Venezuela Org. 

    I also have a license as a make up artist with Christian Dior.

    E-mail me if you need more info  (my web site is under construction but I can send pictures of my work by e-mail and as soon as my new web site is ready I will let my contacts know!)


    Keyla Sanchez
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