The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
From the moment you step into the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center and spot the romantic fireplace in the lobby, you know this venue is for you. The facility is on 72nd Street and I-80 in Ramada Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska, which makes it easy for out-of-town guests to reach. You even find a complimentary airport shuttle for your convenience. The following indoor spaces provide the ideal locations for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner.
Formal Ballroom. Designed to impress, the formal ballroom is available for weddings of 50 guests, as well as receptions with 1,500 friends and relatives in attendance. There are dome-shaped lights hanging from the ceiling that provide a romantic setting and decorative carpeting made using rich colors. Perhaps the biggest feature within the ballroom is the large marble dance floor, where your guests can groove to their favorite songs.
Garden Atrium. Surround yourself with nature scenes in the garden atrium. This space is for indoor wedding ceremonies that give the illusion that you are actually outdoors. There's a stream that flows peacefully around the perimeter of the room, luscious green hanging plants all around and direct sunlight from the skylight above.
Castaways Bar & Grill. Couples love having their rehearsal dinner at Castaways Bar & Grill. This pirate-themed, on-site restaurant offers everything from salmon to chicken to Nebraska certified Angus beef. The wedding party won't have any trouble enjoying a relaxed meal and a few drinks afterward.
What You Should Know
To make your wedding day as stress-free as possible, the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center offers a multitude of complimentary services when you book its ballroom for a reception. Couples receive use of the facility until 1 a.m. and have separate cake, gift and DJ tables. It places basic table linens and napkins over the provided tables and chairs and there are centerpieces made of votive candles, hurricane globes and mirrored tiles available for use. It also provides a free glass of champagne to each guest to toast the bride and groom and the staff is more than happy to cut your wedding cake at no extra cost.
Should you decide to have your ceremony on site, you also get a few items to transform the space and make your nuptials special. The hotel has two pedestals to place on either side of the bride and groom and it tops each with a fresh flower arrangement. If you prefer, you can say "I do" under a decorated arch instead. The wireless microphone ensures that all guests can hear your vows and the riser raises you up high enough so that even those in the back of the room can see you. To-be-weds don't have to worry about the hors d'oeuvres and the reception dinner, as the hotel provides a full-service catering team to handle the food.
The Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center overflows with complimentary extra perks. Not only is there a bridal suite with snacks and drinks for the ladies of the wedding party to use the morning of the wedding day, but the bride and groom also receive a free room for the night of their wedding. Couples are welcome to request a block of discounted rooms to accommodate their out-of-town guests. Additional perks are listed below.
- Handicap accessible
- Wireless Internet service
- Ample parking available
- Indoor water park
- Fitness facility
- Lighting and sound upgrades
From the Vendor
Wedding Day Elegance on a Budget
Make planning simple by taking advantage of all the services and amenities we have to offer. Conveniently located at 72nd Street and I-80, our formal banquet rooms offer the perfect venue from an intimate celebration for 150 to a grandeur wedding for 800. We’ll take care of all of your ceremony, reception,or bridal shower needs!
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
You re gonna love it here! All our guests loved the Nebraska ballroom we rented! The buffet was amazing, super filling! They even gave us a complimentary Bridal Suite. Oh and the staff was super nice! Def have your wedding here!
We got hitched! We heard about the weddings here, and I took a leap of faith. We were married in the Garden Atrium which was nice but a little warm(it was 98 degrees outside). Our reception was great, Rachel did excellent attention to detail planning the wedding. Thanks again
In the end... it was alright.Reviewed on 8/22/2011 Candice N
To start, the wedding planner quit and I didn't meet the new one until 3 weeks before the wedding. She wasn't the best at getting back to me and made me sit for 45 minutes only for her boss to tell me she forgot about our meeting. It was VERY stressful. But, in the end, they really pulled it together and made the reception look beautiful. The food was amazing and they really stepped it up. I just wish I wouldn't have had to spend so much time making sure they were holding up their end of the deal.
GoodReviewed on 6/20/2011 Megan S
They worked well with us. Nothing above and beyond. Just average. The room was beautiful and the food was good. Our guests had a wonderful time.
kid friendlyReviewed on 3/14/2011 Zachary Z
Great place for a relaxed low key wedding or reception out of the ordinary