The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Arbor Hall is an indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception site in Omaha, Nebraska. It's beautiful garden setting and expansive ballroom provide couples with a memorable experience for their wedding. Additionally, Arbor Hall is a full-service venue that strives to allow the bride and groom to enjoy the planning and day-off celebration stress-free.
The Garden. The Garden offers a beautiful setting for outdoor ceremonies and a floral arbor creates the backdrop for the vow exchange. The garden can accommodate up to 250 guests.
The Ballroom. The Ballroom is an elegant indoor reception space that is comprised of stunning wood oak floors and beautiful chandeliers, which feature dimmers to create romantic lighting. The space is decorated with neutral tones to work with any color combination the couple desires. The ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and if weather threatens the outdoor ceremony, a portion of the ballroom can be utilized as an indoor chapel alternative.
What You Should Know
Couples are required to use the in-house catering and bar services when they host their wedding at Arbor Hall. Catering is provided by Sweet Cakes and Roses and all foods are handcrafted on-site the day of the event. The venue offers menu options for hors d'oeuvres, luncheons, dinners and desserts and the chef can accommodate special requests as well. Couples can ask for desired items, even if they are not explicitly listed on the available menus. Some available catering options include:
- Fruit and cheese plates
- Casual dining, such as pizza or BBQ
- One- or two-meat entree options
- Vegetables, salads, potato or pasta sides and rolls
Meals can be served plated or buffet-style, depending on the couple's preferences. Beverages, including bar services, must also be provided by Arbor Hall and the staff works with couples to choose drink items that meet their budget and needs. Options range from soft-drinks only to open bars, cash bars, champagne toasts or punch fountains.
Arbor Hall offers other on-site services, but couples are free to use outside vendors, if desired. Available services include:
- Wedding cake
- Florals, with fresh or silk arrangements
- Specialty linens in a variety of colors
- DJ, audio and visual equipment
- Invitations, RSVP cards, save-the-dates and thank you cards
- Special services, such as a chocolate fountain or candy station
- Security services
- Rehearsal dinners
Overnight accommodations are not available at Arbor Hall, but the on-site event planners will work with couples to locate nearby accommodations for their guests, if desired. Shuttle services may also be available for group transportation from the venue to their hotel after the big event.
Event planners at Arbor Hall offer complete wedding planning services for couples and their guests and extra perks include:
- Choice of round or rectangular tables
- Padded oak chairs
- White or ivory floor-length linens
- Cloth napkins in various colors
- China, flatware and glassware
- On-site parking
From the Vendor
Memories beyond your dreams
Full-service ceremony and reception hall with outdoor ceremony site, fabulous menu choices created by our top chef, fully stocked bar, elegant cakes for the bride and groom and floral arrangements including bouquets, corsages and bouts. We also offer uplighting specialty linens and an in house DJ. A one-stop-shop for a stress-free day to remember.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
One Stop ShopReviewed on 5/22/2011 Brianne L
Not only was Arbor Hall a huge convenience - it was beautiful! We had our wedding and reception there for just over 250 people. They also handled our flowers, cake, & food, as well as connecting us to tuxes, DJ, and an officiant. We were able to go to quarterly bridal events where we could sample food & cake, see centerpiece options, and make decisions prior to our wedding. There was little to stress about because Arbor Hall handled the set up and tear down. They went out of their way to handle my specific requests for our flowers. We had our ceremony in their outdoor area, and they made sure to have beautiful landscaping done early in the season for our day. So many guests commented how beautiful the venue was, how smoothly the event flowed, and how delicious all of the food was. I liked that it was reasonably priced to fit our budget, but was prettier than a standard plain banquet hall. Centerpieces, basic linens, china, etc. are all included in the cost, and they do all the work! They have so many beautiful centerpieces to choose from. So many other venue charge extra for everything. Arbor Hall has many possible options if one wanted to upgrade and add extras to customize the day, but even the included basics are beautiful. Many other halls we looked at in our price range just had mirrors &votive candles to rent for centerpieces, but this was so much classier! It was a relief to not have to purchase 35 nice centerpieces that I would never again use. The whole day was really our dream come true! And nothing can replace being a stress-free bride on the big day.
CakeReviewed on 10/11/2011 Fabiola R
My cake was beautiful, fresh and delicious. Service excellent
AMAZING Cake and Beautiful FlowersReviewed on 8/19/2011 Kristine S
Joni and her daughters provide a great service at Arbor Hall and do beautiful (and delicious) work! I didn't have my wedding at their venue, but I did have them do my cake and flowers, which they delivered to my chosen site. My cake was absolutely delicious. I chose a 3 tier, almond flavored cake, 2 tiers had rasberry filling and 1 tier had buttercream filling. This cake was absolutely the best I've ever tasted. Moist, delicious. Very, very high quality. I took them 2 pics of 2 cakes I liked, along with some color choices and the resulting cake was the one of my dreams. I received tons of compliments. This is the 2nd time I've used this service (I hosted a bridal shower at their venue previously) and I will use them again in the future. Top of the line.
I can't say enough great things about this place! We had my daughter's wedding reception there last weekend and I got a lot of compliments on the food, the cake, the great service and the classiness of the venue and it's decorations. The owner's, Molly & Rachel, take care of everything! Rachel is the chef and cake baker, Molly helps and handles all of the set up and decorating. All you have to do is bring your decorations the day before the wedding and she'll set everything up for you. She even takes them down and packs them up at the end of the night so you can keep entertaining your guests. They handle the bar service and have a house D.J. If you want to have a popcorn/candy bar, they have all of the containers for it and will set that up for you as well. It's a one stop shop that is amazing. When it comes to reception halls, I think they are one of Omaha's best kept secrets which is really too bad. Check them out anytime you need a party hall. I know I will! Kim J
Winter WeddingReviewed on 12/03/2015 Alicia C
I was looking at this hall (indoor site) for a winter wedding reception. The ladies in charge are lovely and very accommodating. They have a many decor ideas and variations to choose from for any sort of style. Cons: They have their own DJ you must use or buy out along with the dessert/cake option. This may be a plus for some, however it did not appeal to me. Overall, a lovely location!
ALL IN ONEReviewed on 10/08/2015 Christine
They are spectacular! Everything turned out absolutely amazing! The more services you do with them, the more discounts they give, especially for large weddings! It was like getting a wedding planner for free! Absolutely loved how everything turned out, it couldn't have been more perfect!
Ceremony and ReceptionReviewed on 10/06/2015 Christine
Honestly, everything was absolute amazing and perfect. I gave them a few pictures to go off of for everything from the cake to the flowers, and they delivered 100x over what I could have wished for. Their food was amazing, the set up was fantastic. Everyone was helpful and more than willing to accommodate all of our needs (including making a few last minute vegan meals). I could not have wished for a more perfect experience and SO SO SO glad I had a place where they do so much all together. I got the wedding of my dreams for near 1/2 the cost if I would have had to find separate vendors for all of the things they were able to do. Absolutely amazing and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Arbor Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding this May. The staff, Molly and Rachel, were absolutely wonderful to work with- they were fantastic at explaining all our options and were extremely good at communicating and keeping everything in order. I very much appreciated how easy they made entire process. The venue is lovely, clean, and perfectly suited my desire to have the ceremony and reception all in one place. We did both the food and the cake through them and it was all extremely well done (so many of our guests commented on the quality throughout the whole night). It was a great experience and choosing to do things at Arbor Hall made our day amazing. Will definitely be suggesting them to everyone I know.
Rachel and Molly made it so easy. We didn't have to do anything basically. It was a great experience. We didn't have to look for a lot of vendors, everything was taken care of by them. The officiant is great too. Great people to work with. We had a great experience. Me or my husband wasn't too picky about what decors we wanted. We just gave them our colors and told them that we wanted it to look nice and beautiful. And on our wedding day, that is exactly what they delivered. We got so many compliments. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception. We didn't have to do anything on our wedding day. It was just perfect! Thanks to Molly and Rachel. We couldn't have done it without them. We would definitely recommend them. Its a great location and a one stop shop. If you don't want to feel stressed out picking different vendors then go with Arbor Hall!!! We couldn't have picked a better place to have our wedding. :)
AMAZINGReviewed on 3/31/2015 melissa s
Molly & Rachel were amazing. Everything was so smooth when it came to planning and exactly what we asked for. Food, Decor & staff were all great!
Arbor Hall provides it all!Reviewed on 3/24/2015 Jennifer M
Arbor Hall is a beautiful facility that provides everythi ng for you. Molly and Rachel help with all the details including food, cake, dj, decorations, invitations and more. They are awesome to work with and really took the stress out of wedding planning!
Perfect!Reviewed on 1/14/2015 Paul D
Molly and Rachel did the reception for our wedding at Arbor Hall...it was perfect! The cake, food, and decorations were amazing. They took so much of the stress off of me and made it a gorgeous day. We had MANY compliments about how nice everything was and how much fun everyone had. Thanks girls!
Pleasantly SurprisedReviewed on 11/15/2014 Bethany S
I was a little nervous when I saw the place the day before the rehearsal dinner...but the staff set the room up very nicely and the room had a light, soft, and simple feel to it. The food was AMAZING! Everyone could not stop raving about the food. The staff was very nice and remained discreet throughout the dinner. They also made the groom's cake which looked and tasted great! Overall, this venue provides quality food and service and I am very happy with the experience.
ReceptionReviewed on 7/09/2013 Alysa S
This is definetly a "one stop shop." This can either be a good or a bad thing depending on how much planning you actually want to do. It is run by 2 sisters who were great to work with, however, I made the mistake of ordering my cake from someone else and they weren't very happy with it but I didn't know I wasn't "supposed" to do this. This was the only issue I had though and it was my own fault. The day of the wedding was run like clock work, I didn't have to worry about a thing!
Great!Reviewed on 10/08/2012 Emilea B
The staff at Arbor Hall made our wedding day so easy! Everything was ready to go, and organized very well, so all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves! We got a lot of compliments on the set-up and decorations, the food, the service, etc., so the overall response from everyone was excellent!
My Amazing DayReviewed on 8/30/2012 Tara M
My husband and I quickly chose Arbor Hall for our Ceremony and Reception venue because it was a one stop shop! Everything was included, cake, decorations, flowers, food, and DJ. It was such a relief that I did not have to coordinate a bunch of different vendors for the wedding day because everything was done for us by Arbor Hall. Our Ceremony was in the courtyard and the arbor was beautifully decorated with flowers that matched our wedding colors. After the ceremony guests were able to go right inside and the night got rolling. The night kept moving right along thanks to the help of DJ Andy and Joni and her girls. We have many complients on the food and cake. We were very impressed. Everything was as we expected. At the end of the night all of our "stuff" (guest book, photo of the couple and extra favours) were packed up for us by the gift table and ready to go. It was also great that all of the decorating was handled for us. We didn't have to spend time worrying about decorating the hall or putting the clean up task on our family members at the end of a very long day. Overrall, I would reccommed Arbor Hall to all brides and grooms looking to have their Ceremony and/or reception, or just their catering services. They provided excellent service and our day would not have been as flawness as it was were it not for them!
Perfect flowers!Reviewed on 8/16/2011 Shaylin P
My color was peach, which is a very difficult color to get exactly right. Peach comes in a number of shades, so to make things easier, Joni asked me to give her a swatch of the peach I was having my BM and GM wear. I gave her the swatch, and my flowers were perfect! I had a bouquet of peach roses, and they were the exact peach shade I wanted! The flowers at the reception were peach daisies, and those too, were the perfect shade! All of the church arrangements were beautiful as well!
Oh the Little ThingsReviewed on 8/04/2011 Jaime D
Arbor Hall is beautiful, except for the Elite Cheer building right behind it. You can see the sign if you are planning to get married there on the patio. I used Joni for EVERYTHING, and it was pretty stress free. She did the photography and I have no pictures of just the groomsmen. The ceremony was scheduled for six-thirty and the original plan was for wedding party to be there at 3pm. The night before at the rehersal all of the sudden the guys weren't coming until 4:30 per Joni and Molli and the men weren't allowed to change into their tuxes at the hall. They were rude to my closest friends and family with their do's and don'ts speech. It was very hot and I just am not totally happy with my pictures. Not a single picture was taken with the groomsmen before the wedding and trying to do it after was very stressful. My sister is in the ones that were supposed to be just my groom's family. Oh and there was a rehersal scheduled for another wedding on my wedding day so maybe that was another reason we didn't take more pictures before the wedding. Moving on- after the ceremony, WE wanted to release our guests, but when I went to go back they were all just going inside. My groom and I wanted to enter the reception to a different song than the wedding party but that didn't happen. The slideshow did not have a screen so it just played on the wall (yet it was extra for the projector and everything) and the music was really static-ky so I couldn't enjoy it. The cake and flowers were absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The food was delicious. The hall looked great (the extra tableclothes and center pieces were like $900 we weren't counting on) Our wedding was like 250 guests.
Great!Reviewed on 7/18/2011 Ashley H
Great to work with!
Wedding Flowers and CakeReviewed on 7/06/2011 Vanessa B
I used Arbor Hall for my flowers and cake. The cakes turned out amazing and delicious. My husband and I did a taste test before deciding anything and I surprised him with a groom's cake that was done very well. The flowers came out amazing with the bouquets and boutonnieres. I did order a tossing bouquet that was not delivered so the person who caught my flowers did not get to keep them but other than that everything was perfect!
All Inclusive Arbor HallReviewed on 6/13/2011 Michaela R
Arbor Hall was a great place for our wedding and reception. The room and the chairs are just very pretty already, and the girls at Arbor Hall are so wonderful at putting everything together. It was like a dream. The only bump in the road we had was that all prices are not listed in their booklet and we spent many hours going over things like that, and if it was detailed in the booklet we would not have had to spend that much time on it.
Arbor HallReviewed on 10/04/2010 Laura S
I got my cake and flowers from Arbor Hall and they were FANTASTIC!!!! We had a glitch along the way and they couldn't have handled it better! If I had it all to do again, I would have booked my reception there too!
Cozy, but simpleReviewed on 9/21/2010 Courtney A
the centerpieces were very simple, however, the catering and cake and hall was like one stop shopping.