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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 402-444-4653 for reservations.

Pavilions and wedding venues are not available for rental on the following dates:
Wednesday, January 1st
Monday, January 20th
Tuesday, March 17th
Sunday, April 12th
Monday, October 12th
Wednesday, November 11th
Thursday, November 26th
Friday, November 27th
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Thursday, 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.

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.

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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

  • Heartland of America Park Closing 12/2/19

    2019-11-25 19:28:25

    HEARTLAND OF AMERICA PARKIn preparation for the Riverfront Revitalization Project's next phase, Heartland of America Park will be closed for all users as of 6:00 AM on Monday, December 2, 2019.  The park will r ...

  • Bathrooms on North Side of Zorinsky Lake Closed

    2019-10-09 14:48:00

    The bathrooms on the North side of Zorinsky Lake, east of 168th Street, are closed due to a lift station. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience in advance. If you have any questions, please ...

  • Riverfront Trail Closure - 9/25

    2019-09-25 13:53:05

    RIVERFRONT TRAIL CLOSURE A section of the Riverfront Trail on the MUD property between the trail-head parking lot on the south to the pump building on the north will be closed starting on Wednesday, September 25, 2 ...

  • Riverfront Trail Closure - 5/31

    2019-05-31 17:52:58

      Effective immediately, May 31, 2019, two sections of the Riverfront Trail will be closed.  A section of the trail from Crown Point Avenue & Ida Street to John Pershing Drive & the Minne Lusa Ditch al ...

  • 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 ...