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Evening Indoor Rental

The visitor and education center at Lauritzen Gardens is available for receptions, corporate banquets and other parties. Use of the facility affords you many set-up options and ensures a private event. Within this breathtaking 32,000-square-foot building you will find subtle, rich materials such as red oak woodwork, Colorado red sandstone flooring and plenty of glass to let the outside in.

Our great hall accommodates up to 320 guests. Larger parties may expand into the café and floral display hall areas. Call for details.

Rental of the facility is from 6 p.m. to midnight. There is a $50 fee for every five minutes you are on the premises after closing time. Rental rates are as follows:  

Friday evenings  

$3,500.00  

Saturday evenings 

$3,750.00 

Sunday through Thursday evenings  

$3,000.00  

Additional Fee for On-site Wedding Ceremony 

$1,000.00 


The rental fee includes the following:
  
A private bridal preparation room
Guest access to the outdoor gardens after 6 p.m.
40 sixty-inch-round tables
300 designer chairs for indoor use
Set-up and removal of your specified configuration within the great hall
CD player, wireless microphone and sound system in the great hall
Screen
On-site security
Parking for 350 cars in the main parking garden

 
Rental Deposit Policy
A damage deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due 30 days prior to your event to be accepted in cash, check or credit card. Payment will be deposited by Lauritzen Gardens and refunded based on the condition of the facility and grounds following your event. Any additional charges will also be deducted from this deposit. See the following list for additional fees and options. Damage includes but is not limited to: holes, dents and scratches on property, damage to plants or flowers and damage due to candle wax, broken glass, etcetera.

In addition, we also require proof of homeowner's insurance, which would require us to have a copy of your declaration page on file in our offices one month prior to your event. If you do not have homeowner's insurance, we will add you to our policy for the evening at the following rates: 

  

1 to 25 guests  

$35  

26 to 50 guests  

$65  

51 to 500 guests  

$80  

More than 500 guests  

$150  


Additional Options
For your convenience, we have added the following options to make your event memorable:  
Removal or set-up of furniture outside the great hall - $35 per man hour  
Use of Young Chang baby grand piano - $50  
Tuning of piano (optional) - $85  
The gift shop may stay open for your guests to shop at a rate of $35 for every hour open after 6 p.m.  
Private use of our tram- $100 per hour after 6 p.m. (one tram available)


 
For more information or to book an event, please contact:
Daneisha Hall    
Rental Coordinator
(402) 346-4002, ext. 261
rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org

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