Banquets, Receptions, Weddings

Banquets, Receptions, Weddings

Your special event needs to be perfect and perfection starts with a beautiful setting. Put on a soirée for the ages in one of our spaces: perhaps an intimate candlelit gathering of round tables in the Carson Theater (capacity 250) or an airy, open banquet utilizing the striking panoramic views from the Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby (seating 400 for receptions/248 for banquets).

You are free to order food from the caterer of your choice, and if unsure, we will gladly suggest caterers with whom we work frequently. Black and burgundy linens are available from the Lied at a charge, or you are free to bring in linens from your caterer or another provider. If you are planning to have a bar service, we can provide a list of approved caterers for adult beverages. Please provide 45 days notice to process an alcohol permission form for cash bars.

Venues

Theatre

  • Image of a play hosted in the Lied Center Johnny Carson Theater featuring a set that looks like a living room and kitchen.
    Carson Theater
    Carson Theater
    301 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE 68588

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    The Carson Theater is a black box theater and is used for smaller productions, rehearsals, receptions and even UNL dance classes. Portable risers can be arranged to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements for up to 200 people.

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    Image of a play hosted in the Lied Center Johnny Carson Theater featuring a set that looks like a living room and kitchen.
    Virtual tour of the Lied Center Johnny Carson Theater taken from the risers showing a piano and small orchestra shell.
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  • Image of the Lied Center Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby highlighting the beautiful view of the UNL campus and a banquet setup featuring black chairs around white tables.
    Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby
    Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby
    301 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE 68588

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    Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby provides access to the balcony seating of the main hall. Also featuring a spectacular view of the UNL campus, this lobby features its own concession area. The Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby can be set up for a standing-only reception-style event for up to 400 people, or it can comfortably accommodate 248 guests seated for a banquet.

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    Image of the Lied Center Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby highlighting the beautiful view of the UNL campus and a banquet setup featuring black chairs around white tables.
    Virtual tour of the Lied Center Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby showing the wide open floor plan and beautiful view of the UNL campus.
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  • Image of the Lied Center auditorium taken from the stage looking out into an empty hall full of red, plush seats.
    Lied Center Main Stage
    Lied Center Main Stage
    301 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    More Information:

    The main hall can seat 2,192 people, with the opportunity for 66 additional seats by lifting the orchestra pit. Wheelchair seating and access is available.

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    Image of the Lied Center auditorium taken from the stage looking out into an empty hall full of red, plush seats.
    Virtual tour of the Lied Center main hall captured from Row M showing the empty auditorium and stage
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  • Image of the Lied Commons building taken outside at night looking in through the windows with the lights on at night
    Lied Commons
    Lied Commons
    301 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE 68588

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    The newest addition to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Lied Commons, opened in 2012. A versatile space, the Lied Commons has its own dedicated entrance extending on to the Friends of Lied Plaza. The Lied Commons can 

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    Image of the Lied Commons building taken outside at night looking in through the windows with the lights on at night
    Virtual tour of the Lied Commons showing a banquet setup featuring round tables with black tablecloths and chairs and red and white flowers.
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  • Rococo Theatre
    Rococo Theatre
    140 N 13th St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

  • Image of the Lied Center Steinhart Room showing black chairs set up in a lecture format.
    Steinhart Room
    Steinhart Room
    301 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE 68588

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    The Steinhart Room is often used for meetings, classes, receptions and even small concerts. The room also features a retractable wall to divide the room into two meeting areas to increase versatility. The Steinhart room can easily accommodate 120 people when the room is configured in a lecture format, or up to 95 people in a banquet.

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    Image of the Lied Center Steinhart Room showing black chairs set up in a lecture format.
    Virtual tour of the Lied Center Steinhart Room showing the view of the campus, projection screen and A/V cart, and the black chairs set up for a lecture.
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  • Studio Theatre
    Studio Theatre
    Temple Building
    1209 R St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

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