12 Outstanding Barn Wedding Venues in Nebraska for Your Nuptials

Rustically romantic with a modern twist.
Hillary Hoffower
by Hillary Hoffower
Updated May 14, 2024

With countryside charm and prairie views, it's hard not to fall for barn wedding venues in Nebraska. They retain all the authentic elements, like exposed beams and vintage chandeliers, balanced with modern amenities like air conditioning for a comfortable wedding. That doesn't mean you shouldn't keep the weather in mind, though, especially if you want your ceremony outside the barn. Nebraska has the typical cold winters and humid summers and there's always tornado season in the spring. But combining the ceremony and reception in the barn together sounds like a pretty awesome Plan B to us. You'll want to tick off other things on your venue checklist too, like location and seating layouts. Put together a list of questions to ask as well.

From farms to gardens, we've found some of the most sought-after barn wedding venues in Nebraska.

Venues at the Granary in Omaha, Nebraska

For something luxe and contemporary with historical roots, Venues at the Granary will do. A 20th-century industrial granary, this barn wedding venue in Omaha, NE, features original woodwork and beaming plus vintage chandeliers, with modern features like an LED big screen. There are two rooms for you to choose from for your ceremony and reception, depending on the size of your guest list: the smaller Crown Room and the larger Corbel Room. There's also an outdoor balcony, just waiting for cocktail hour.

  • Guest Capacity: 300 to 500 for the Corbel Room; 175 to 300 for the Crown Room

Roca Berry Farm in Roca, Nebraska

Inside charming barn wedding venue with decorated tables, wooden pillars and circle iron chandeliers
Photo: Courtesy of Roca Berry Farm

Roca Berry Farm started as a small pumpkin and berry farm in 1890 and has since turned into a beautifully rustic spot for a wedding. It has not one, but two barn wedding venues in the Lincoln, NE, area. The Pioneer Event Barn is a warm wood barn featuring handcrafted Amish glass barn doors and a 2,500-square-foot wraparound patio with a fireplace. The Creekside Barn, a century-old barn sitting among majestic oak trees and firepits, is set to open the doors to its vaulted ceilings and 3,100-square-foot deck overlooking a creek in 2025.

  • Guest Capacity: 250 in the Pioneer Event Barn, 400 in The Creekside Barn

Sparks Barn in Louisville, Nebraska

Sparks Barn is full of bucolic charm with modern touches, renovated to include WiFi, air control and a sound system plus sleek concrete floors. Yet, it hasn't lost its historic 1865 roots, thanks to lofted wood ceilings and wide windows with picturesque views of the Platte River Valley's hills and fields. It also boasts a dazzling, elegant chandelier with industrial undertones. The barn wedding venue in Nebraska can hold up to 350 people at its long banquet tables, which you can lay out to your liking.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 350

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The Barn at Ackerhurst Dairy Farm in Bennington, Nebraska

Built in 1935 as a Dutch Gambrel dairy barn, The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm measures 193 feet long by 40 feet wide. That's enough space to accommodate up to 450 guests and three separate areas for a wedding, including a second floor featuring a cathedral-like hayloft with wood trusses. It's hard not to feel enchanted by the deep wood interior and ornate chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. There's a large patio with a firepit outside, convenient for cocktail hour or an after-party.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 450

WaConDa Woods & Gardens in Union, Nebraska

Set on 40 acres of hills teeming with oak and cedar trees, WaConDa Woods & Gardens is a beautiful spot to get married. After you tie the knot in all this outdoor beauty, a 5,000-square-foot barn awaits with twinkling fairy lights for your reception. It's a blank canvas, so you can decorate it how you wish. There's also another barn on-site—a quant horse barn that makes for a romantically rustic photo op.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska

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Arbor Day Farm sits on 260 acres—vast enough that it offers eight venues, from a woodland grove to its famous Lied Lodge. But we're partial to its historic barn, which you can get to via a walking trail from the lodge. It's a classic barn with soaring rafters, which seem even more magical when dressed up with white gauzy linens, string lighting and sparkling chandeliers. And since this barn wedding venue in Nebraska is on such a large and luxurious property, there are plenty of guest rooms on-site.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 350

Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch in Papillion, Nebraska

A rural oasis tucked away outside of Omaha, Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch has four barn wedding venues to choose from. Each has its own personality and the largest of the four holds up to 375 guests. That would be the Western Barn, which is brimming with classic rural charm, exposed wood beams and a mezzanine. Outside is just as delightfully bucolic for your ceremony, surrounded by 20 acres of woods. The ranch offers a hayride through them, which you can enjoy with your wedding party for fun pics.

  • Guest Capacity: 225 to 375 in the largest barn

The Village Farm in Kearney, Nebraska

The Village Events offers two wedding venues: The Village in Kearney, Nebraska, and The Village Farm in Shelton, Nebraska. The former is an industrial-style ballroom, but the latter is where you'll find your dream barn wedding venue. It's a red barn sitting on a 10-acre farm, accompanied by Mother Nature and a century-old farmhouse to stay at with your wedding party. It's been restored to carry out the industrial theme, boasting a majestic chandelier dangling from the original rafter pulley system. The rental package includes on-site bartenders and an event host, plus a pergola, custom-made wood tables and benches and banquet chairs.

  • Guest Capacity: 150 to 200

Heartland Country Barn in Fremont, Nebraska

Open and spacious, Heartland Country Barn brings Nebraska's countryside charm to life with its authentic timber frame that yields light wood beams, walls and ceilings. Overhead, a single glittering chandelier takes center stage for a polished touch that 275 guests can dance under. Dress it up with rectangular tables laden in white, black and ivory linens, all of which are available for rental. There's also a courtyard outside, from which you can take in views of the postcard-worthy scenery.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 275

Lilac Hill in Louisville, Nebraska

Lush forests, lilac bushes and wildflower-blanketed grounds surround Lilac Hill for a fairytale-like setting. We think this barn wedding venue in Nebraska is the dreamiest in the spring, but any season will do. There's an older barn peeking through the trees, an idyllic spot for a wedding photo shoot. But you'll celebrate at the bigger newly constructed barn stretching 6,480 square feet to hold 250 people plus two getting-ready rooms for the newlyweds. White walls and light wood beams lend it a bright and airy feel, a departure from the more moody and rustic barns.

  • Guest Capacity: 250

Prairie Creek Barn in Cairo, Nebraska

Outside view of the event space at Prairie Creek Barn
Photo: Prairie Creek Barn

Prairie Creek Barn is a modern barn wedding venue in Nebraska owned by three families who each bring a different set of skills to make it a wow-worthy place to tie the knot—we're talking backgrounds in landscaping and event production. It explains the redesigned walkways, manicured grounds and stone paths, plus contemporary amenities like outdoor audio and video systems. Outdoors, there's a patio, games area and ceremony site. For a fun rustic touch, converted grain bins serve as the getting-ready suite. There's even an event coordinator on-site to help you perfect the details of your dream day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 299 seated inside

Rock Hill Windmill Event Center in Plattsmouth, Nebraska

This family-owned farm has been around since 1874, complete with a windmill and Dutch-style steel barn. Add a hint of romance to the underlying industrial tones with voile draping and string lighting. There's a custom beer and wine station for cocktail hour and a firepit outside for refuge from the dance floor. Open April through October, Rock Hill Windmill Event Center's barn wedding venue in Nebraska holds up to 300 guests and has air conditioning.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

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