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Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium

Dine among sharks, rays, penguins and other sea creatures. Seating is available for up to 60 guests in the shark tunnel or 200 for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs are available.

Rental fee: $3,500

Scott Aquarium Conference Center

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.

Rental fee: $4,000

Truhlsen African Lodge/Elephant Family Quarters

Journey to Africa for your next gathering or celebration! Modeled after lodges found in the African savanna, the Truhlsen 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. Rental includes a tram. The African Lodge is only available April – October.

Rental fee: $5,000

Harper Event Center

The Zoo’s newest venue is located in between Asian Highlands and the Scott African Grasslands' Wildlife Management Headquarters to provide an upscale venue with lots of privacy. With its expansive floor plan that is wrapped in large windows and an option to open the four floor-to-ceiling windowed doors to bring the “outside in," it is a space of possibilities for up to 350 guests. The covered patio allows for another 100 guests along with the outdoor event lawn that can be used for a ceremony or additional reception space. The Quiet Garden and Tanuki Sculpture Garden plus the landscaping in front of the venue provide luscious scenery to the space. This modern venue features 3 screens along a wooden accent wall. It also holds a private bridal suite for your use of the day. Tables and chairs are included.

Rental fee: $5,000

Durham Treetops Restaurant/Lied Jungle®

Best dining venue in Omaha! With a 90-foot window overlooking the North America'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: $3,500

  • Durham Treetops Restaurant: $2,000
  • Lied Jungle® (add-on only): $1,500

Garden of the Senses

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.

Rental fee:

  • Ceremony only: $2,000
  • Ceremony and reception: $2,500

Fisherman's Landing at Stinson Pier

Your guests will gather in the modern pavilion featuring round tables and stone features for the perfect covered outdoor reception space. Other interests include a lighthouse play structure for kids, and a Seaplane floating in a pond. The pavilion seats up to 240 guests with additional seating for 276 on the plaza.

Rental fee: $3,000

Durham Lodge and Birthday House

With a large private outdoor deck and fireplace, this space is perfect for an intimate gathering. Located near the Lied Jungle this venue has enough space to accommodate 48 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 60 for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and some audio-visual equipment are included in the rental fee.

Rental fee: $1,100

Dick and Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater

Gather your guests for a ceremony space unlike any other! Within the theater, there is space for more than 400 attendees on the stone-made bleacher style seating. The performance stage features a tree, and a beautiful two-story backdrop showcasing colorful plants and flowers. A state-of-the-art sound system allows you to play a variety of music options to set the tone while your guests are seated. Microphones and four hanging speakers allow guests in every corner to clearly hear each detail of your special day. Neutral cloth canopies provide shade for guests. Available May 1 – September 30.

Rental fee: $600 (ceremony only)