About this Vendor
The Best of Omaha.
The Thompson Center, winner of the Best of Omaha Reception Venue for 2015 & 2016, the Omaha Magazine B2B Best Banquet Facility for 2015 & 2016 plus the 2016 Wedding Reception Venue winner of the Omaha World Herald Choice Awards. Our exclusive caterer, Catering Creations, has won the Best of Omaha for the past 6 years. Our outdoor wedding experience is unmatched in Omaha and accommodates over 500 guests for your ceremony. Enjoy a cocktail reception on our adjacent patio. We offer two ballrooms which can accommodate 250 guests each, large prep rooms for brides and grooms. Other events are never scheduled during your wedding reservation. The Thompson Center offers you midtown location, extensive complementary parking and numerous amenities.
Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Backyard, Ballroom, Garden, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We had our wedding ceremony at the Thompson Alumni Center and it went very smoothly. We had an outdoor ceremony and it was a beautiful, intimate atmosphere with a very convenient location right off Dodge Street. Steven Summers is the director for the events held there and was a pleasure to work with. He was very experienced at coordinating the logistics of the wedding and made the process painless for us. They recently renovated it so everything is fresh and updated. They have a nice, roomy bridal suite for the party to get ready in.
They were fantastic from start to finish. We got the whole building for our wedding including an outdoor area for the ceremony and pictures. They are affordable and did all the setup/tear down.
We only had our wedding ceremony at the Thompson Center. Everything from start to finish was very easy and Steven was very prompt with answering any questions we had. The ceremony was outside but if there was bad weather, there was space inside to move it. That was a huge stressful reliever. They are very accommodating with any specifics for setting up/chair placement. We were very pleased and would recommend this venue to others.
The Thompson Center gave us everything we wanted for our wedding and more! The director, Steven, is so wonderful to work with - we were unsure or indecisive on many things and he really helped by walking us through our options, what to expect, the wedding day timeline, and gave suggestions on what worked well in the past for other couples. We were allowed access to the building for our rehearsal the evening before our wedding, and we used the bridal suite and grooms suite to get ready the next day. Since the Thompson Center partners with Catering Creations our wedding ceremony > cocktail hour > dinner flowed so well and it was great for our guests. The venue itself is beautifully renovated so we didn't have to do much for decor and everything looked elegant and wonderful. I highly, highly recommend this venue, especially for couples who want to have all wedding festivities in the same place.
Amazing venue and phenomenal staff. We just got married at the Thompson Center and it was perfect! The outdoor wedding was beautiful, the patio served for a wonderful cocktail hour and the indoor reception was awesome in the newly renovated space. Steven, the Director of the center, and the rest of his staff were so great to work with from start to finish! I was honestly amazed at the high level of service provided by the venue's staff throughout. Steven helped us out immensely throughout the entire process and alleviated so much of our stress. I loved every minute of our wedding at the Thompson Center and would highly recommend the venue to anyone due to the gorgeous newly renovated facility, wonderful location and amazing staff.
We had our wedding on May 21, 2016 at the Thompson Alumni Center. We looked at many different places to have our wedding and this was the most elegant and our dream wedding venue. They definitely exceeded our expectations. We booked well over a year in advance and they catered to our every need all the way up to the big day. Steve was absolutely amazing to work with and went above and beyond. He was very professional and sat down with us on multiple occasions to make sure our special day was absolutely perfect. I cannot rave enough about this venue and the staff that made our day so special. I recommend this venue to anyone looking to have an absolutely gorgeous wedding. Thank you Steve and the Thompson Alumni Center for making our wedding day perfect! :)
Meet The Events Director
Steve joined the Thompson Center in May 2013 as the Director. His primary responsibility is managing the Thompson Center, one of Omaha's most popular event facilities. "I take great pride that over 150 wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions have been hosted by the Thompson Center in the past three years." He previously was an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College's Institute for the Culinary Arts. He has 20 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry.