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.

Banquets, Receptions, Weddings rentals...

Katherine Hendy Parker Lobby

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 and can be set up for a standing-only event, or seating for 248.

Carson Theater

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 250 people.

Lied Commons

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.