3 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/6/2013
Without hesitation, I recommend the Paxton Ballroom to any couples looking for a venue for their wedding reception. The venue is elegant and classic. The customer service was tremendous. Our reception was everything I could have hoped for and more.
My husband and I held our reception at the Paxton Ballroom in early October 2013. The General Manager, Chad, was incredible to work with. He provided helpful suggestions and direction but was flexible and open to our ideas. He met with us several times prior to the wedding. He made the process very easy and stress-free. At the reception, he greeted us as soon as we sat down, got us drinks and offered to bring us food - excellent customer service throughout the entire process!
The catering and bartending staff were very professional and competent. The catering staff kept tables clear, but I hardly noticed them working the room. They flawlessly prepared 200 guests for a champagne toast. They seamlessly transitioned the cake from the center of the room to be cut and served. The bartenders were fun and engaging, yet professional.
Our DJ was Jerome Kenkel of Complete Music, the company with which the Paxton has an exclusive contract. Jerome was so great! He met with us twice before the wedding. He truly listened to what we wanted, and he created the atmosphere we were hoping for by his music choices. He also played many of the songs we requested, and he handled guest requests very well.
The food at the Paxton was good (so I hear - I didn't get to eat much of it). We served heavy hors d'oeuvres at 7pm, including a roast beef carving station with buns. We had some concerns that there wouldn't be enough food, but this was not a problem at all. Everyone had plenty to eat. We also served late night pizzettes and burritos, which people really enjoyed.
There is nothing I didn't love about the Paxton. It was the most beautiful celebration we could have imagined. Thank you to Chad, Abraham Catering, Jerome Kenkel and all those with the Paxton who helped make the evening so special.
Member Since: 6/26/2011
Beautiful place, couldn't ask for a better reception hall/ Make sure you make us of the projector to do simulcast, it makes the crowd go crazier lol. Chad is a sweetheart, patient and kind. He is a good guy!
Member Since: 11/7/2011
We were absolutely thrilled to have our reception at the Paxton Ballroom. From our first meeting to the big day, Chad & all the staff were wonderful to work with. They made sure we got what we wanted & the prices were very reasonable. I would highly recommend checking it out! Hap Abrahams catering was divine, we got so many nice remarks about the food & the venue from our guests. It was so nice not having to worry about renting tables, chairs, linens, etc. Choosing the Paxton was definitely one of the best decisions we made while planning & the beauty of it set the tone for our reception!
Historic Ballroom... Legendary Service.
The Paxton Ballroom, originally built in 1882, is perfectly suited for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies. In 2007 the ballroom was restored to its original grandeur and reopened as downtown Omaha's premier wedding venue to continue building our history... together.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011