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Looking for a unique outdoor wedding ceremony location that you will cherish forever?  Most Omaha Parks may be reserved up to a four-hour time period. There is a $100 non-refundable fee to reserve a two-hour time period and a $200 non-refundable fee for a four-hour time period. 

Set up and clean up times are included in the rental time frame and receptions are not permitted at these sites.  In case of inclement weather, please make advanced arrangements at a different location.  Alternate sites, decorations, and chairs are not included in the rental agreement and must be arranged by the renter. There is no electricity available in any of the locations.   

Two-week notice is required for the rental of ALL shelters, wedding sites, and pavilion rentals. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance.  Please call 402-444-5920 for reservations.

Pavilions and wedding venues are not available for rental on the following dates:
Thursday, November 22rd
Friday, November 23th
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
Monday, December 31st
Tuesday, January 1st
Monday, January 21st
Sunday, March 17th
Sunday, April 21st
Monday, May 27th
Thursday, July 4th
Monday, September 2nd
Monday, October 14th
Monday, November 11th
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th
Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th
Tuesday, December 31st


Elmwood Park Grotto
58th & Happy Hollow Blvd.

Located southeast of the Elmwood Park Pavilion. Perennial plantings and a natural spring flows from the rocks, making the grotto an intimate setting. 

Fountain is on an automatic timer and cannot be turned off.

There is no electricity available.


Gerald R. Ford Birthplace
3212 Woolworth Ave.

This site is located across from Hanscom Park and has rich history interwoven into the design. Flower gardens, including Betty Ford's historic rose garden provide an elegant atmosphere. 

There is no electricity available.

heartland of america

Heartland of America Park
800 Douglas St.

Heartland of America Park is a 31-acre oasis that is nestled between the outskirts of the Old Market and the Missouri Riverfront. The park is renowned for it's fountain that can reach as high as 300 feet and is the perfect back drop for a wedding in Downtown Omaha.

There is no electricity available.

26Memorial Park
6005 Underwood Ave.

Memorial Park is a memorial dedicated to veterans who served in World War II and provides a sun-filled, open air setting for a military style wedding. Meander the rose gardens and delight in the smells and ambiance that the 1000 rose bushes provide for this colorful wedding site.

There is no electricity available.

mt vern

Mt. Vernon Gardens
6011 South 13th St.

Mt. Vernon Gardens has several areas to hold a wedding ceremony. With colorful flower gardens, and a portico that overlooks the Missouri River, this site is sure to provide a charming setting. 

There is no electricity available.

News and Events

  • Trails, Parks & Other Closings

    2019-03-14 21:14:40

    Due to the increased water levels/flooding, the following trails/parks have been closed: Glenn Cunningham Lake is closed until further notice. This includes the lake, playground, trails and disc golf course.  Bi ...

  • NP Dodge Park CLOSED Due To Elevated River Levels

    2019-03-14 15:27:04

    (Omaha, NE – March 14th, 2019) – Due to heavy rains and the rising levels of the Missouri River, the City of Omaha Parks Department will be closing NP Dodge Park effective immediately.  Facility ...

  • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge - OPEN

    2019-01-25 17:29:16

    Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED The Bob Kerrey Bridge is back OPEN to the public. We thank you for your patience. If you have any questions regarding the bridge, please call 402-444-5900. 

  • 144th Street Trail Closure

    2018-11-09 16:54:58

    144th Street Trail Closure (Omaha, NE) – November 9th, 2018 - The east portion of the 144th Street Trail between West Maple Road and Eagle Run Drive will close on Monday, November 12, 2018 so that MUD can work on a wa ...