First off, not to overstate the obvious, but you are getting married and there are two of you involved. What about your soon to be husband’s house of worship? Is it the same as yours? Are you two the same religion? Do you attend a different house of worship together than you did growing up?
Consider all these possibilities before deciding. What you want to end up with is a location that works for you, your groom, and BOTH families.
For some brides this is easy, others quite hard if not impossible to agree on a house of worship. That is one time where other locations start entering the picture. This is also the place where many brides start looking because they know that they are getting married to a man of a different religion and their clergy person will not do interfaith marriages. Many other brides want something different from the classic church wedding and venture out of the box to find great locations. Whatever your reason for not choosing a house of worship, Omaha has lots of great locations for a wedding!
Some non traditional locations that make for beautiful weddings in Omaha are the Durham Western Heritage Museum, Josyln Art Museum, Josyln Castle, and the Holland Center.
Outdoor weddings are also great. Many golf courses and country clubs make great locations as well as Lauritzen Gardens. Just remember, we live in Omaha and the weather is unpredictable at best and can change from perfect to horrible in less than an hour. If you plan an outdoor wedding, be sure that you have an indoor backup plan!
Some of the bigger, higher end hotels have great facilities for weddings. Embassy Suites, the Doubletree, the Magnolia and the Marriott are all great locations. Hotels make things easy especially if you have a lot of out of town guests. Get married in Ballroom A and walk next door to Ballroom B for the reception! Not only that but most have a great catering staff onsite.
Also, Omaha has several dedicated halls such as the Georgetown Club and the DC Center that also can host not only your ceremony but your reception as well.
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