Weddings - Evening Venues

Create an unforgettable event at our extraordinary venues that will have your guests “roaring” with delight!

African Lodge/Elephant Family Quarters

Rental Fee: $5,000
Journey to Africa for your next gathering or celebration! Modeled after lodges found in the African savanna, the African Lodge features a high-pitched roof lined with plastic thatch shingles, uniquely themed lighting fixtures and a rounded dining space with an oversized faux stone fireplace. Indoor seating for 100, with additional outdoor seating, overlooks the four-acre elephant exhibit and wading pool.  Spacious restrooms are also located in the area. To enhance the experience, guests are able to enjoy viewing the elephant family’s new quarters.   Some tables and chairs are available; other items must be rented through AAA Rents and Event Services. Rental includes a tram. The African Lodge is only available April – October.

Durham TreeTops Restaurant/Lied Jungle®

Rental Fee: $3,000
Best dining venue in Omaha! With a 90-foot window overlooking the world’s largest indoor rainforest, this three-tiered restaurant has seating for up to 216 guests for a dinner, including space for a dance area, DJ, and cake table. Groups of up to 284 guests can be hosted for a cocktail reception. The Lied Jungle is open until 8 p.m. for guests to walk through. Tables, chairs and microphone are available.

Rental Fee(s):
Durham TreeTops Restaurant: $2,500
Lied Jungle (add-on only): $1,000

Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium

Rental Fee: $3,500
Dine among sharks, rays, penguins and other sea creatures. Seating is available for up to 90 guests in the shark tunnel or 200 for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs are available.

Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Education and Conference Center

Rental Fee: $4,000
This uniquely designed ballroom transports guests to a world under the sea! Seating is available for up to 300 guests including space for a dance area, DJ and cake table. This space features a 24-foot acrylic tropical reef aquarium and 75-foot modular arts wave-like wall that can be illuminated by a variety of colored lights to match your wedding color scheme. Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment are available and included in the rental fee. Tables and chairs are available.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion 

Rental Fee: $2,000
Among wild and exotic creatures, treat up to 80 guests to a sit down dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception. This venue also includes an auditorium that seats 312.

Durham Lodge/Birthday House

Rental Fee: $1100
With a large private outdoor deck and fireplace, this space is perfect for an intimate retreat. Located near the Lied Jungle® this venue has enough space to accommodate 60 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 85 for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and some audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee. 

Garden of the Senses 

Rental Fee: $2,000 for ceremony only and $2,500 for ceremony and reception
Colorful gardens, bronze animal sculptures and exotic birds make this a charming venue for an event. Rental includes a tram from 6 - 9 p.m. The Garden is only available May 1 – September 30 and has limited patio seating available. It is ideal for groups of approximately 200 or less. The Garden Classroom, a quaint indoor space featuring murals of the African Grasslands and restrooms, offers space for up to 50 guests to gather. This building is included with the rental of the Garden of the Senses.