10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Lincoln, NE You’ll Love

So you’ve said “yes” to the big question, chosen your wedding state, and now comes the next step: Which venue will you pick?

For the curious bride, the average Nebraska wedding is currently around the $19,643 price point. This is a steep jump from the $14,100 average in 2020!

But don’t let this deter you. Lincoln, Nebraska is filled with natural beauty that offers an unparalleled backdrop, and likely accounts for its rise in popularity as a wedding destination.

If you’re looking to make the most of the big day with stunning scenery, look no further! Check out our choices for the best outdoor wedding venues in Lincoln, NE, for gorgeous ceremonies, receptions, and celebrations under the stars.


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Slattery Vintage Estates

Star-lovers, rejoice! Slattery Vintage Estates, with its 84 acres of rolling hills, offers an incomparable view of the evening sky—making it the perfect spot for a full-day celebration.

The outdoor vineyard and its lush greenery are spectacular for ceremonies, and the outdoor covered patio is ideal for receptions in rain or shine.

Even better: The property is a short drive outside of Lincoln, making it easily accessible for out-of-town guests, photographers, and more!

Price Range: $2,500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

Find Slattery Vintage Estates at Slattery Vintage Estates or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Country Pines

With 80 acres of private, postcard-worthy landscape, Country Pines is just 10 minutes from downtown Lincoln. The location offers countryside whimsy, wedding day rentals, a newly-renovated barn, and more.

Country Pines even features catering menus, filled with locally-sourced ingredients for fresh and high-quality offerings for the big day.

But the evening is when the venue truly comes to life with string lights, stars, and music. Listen to the sound of crickets while dancing the night away, and make a grand exit with sparklers. 

Price Range: $1,200 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Country Pines at Country Pines or check out Facebook.

Wilderness Ridge

Situated on one of Nebraska’s most prestigious golf courses in south Lincoln, Wilderness Ridge offers rustic elegance from beginning to end. Nearby, the property boasts lakes, streams, and stone landscaping that seamlessly blends into the surroundings.

This wedding venue is known for its professional staff and exceptional customer service, with little details—like golf cart transportation for brides and guests—and ample parking out front.

The Wedding Island, set on the first hole, is a popular spot for outdoor ceremonies. With a sprawling elm tree and pond backdrop, it truly doesn’t get more “fairytale” than this.

Price Range: $1,800 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Wilderness Ridge at Wilderness Ridge or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Countryside Venue

Under an hour from Lincoln, this charming wedding venue offers 4,000 square feet of open-air space for a magical day.

Couples can enjoy private get-ready areas, as well as a stress-free event with in-house setup, cleanup, and furniture rentals.

An outdoor deck—with a treeline view and pergola— is perfect for ceremonies and can be dressed up or down with greenery and flowers.

Plus, the adjoining reception area features a polished dance floor, beams, and high ceilings 

It’s the perfect venue for the country-loving couple!

Price Range: $2,100 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Find Countryside Venue at Countryside Venue or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Bellevue Berry Farm

Couples who marry at Bellevue Berry Farm are in for a true treat! One of Lincoln’s hidden gems, the property features 70 acres of gardens, plants, treehouses, barn spaces, and more—a true rustic paradise.

Outdoor ceremonies can be held in a variety of spaces across the property, and receptions are ideal in one of the four farm barns. With cathedral ceilings, string lights, and upper levels, these open-air spaces are the most whimsical places to dance and sip the night away.

Plus, all-inclusive packages are available for brides and grooms looking to lift the stress of the big day!

Price Range: $1,250 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

Find Bellevue Berry Farm at Bellevue Berry Farm or check out Facebook.

WaConDa Woods & Gardens

Picture the perfect wedding venue: Enter WaConDa Woods & Gardens! With 40 acres of private woodland, the destination features wooded ceremony locations and an onsite barn for reception celebrations.

Looking to keep things fully outdoors? Rent a covered tent and a dance floor from the venue, hang string lights from surrounding trees and enjoy the most magical evening.

Need a picture spot? The property horse stables offer rustic elegance for breathtaking photos to last a lifetime.

The WaConDa camping site is also available for guests who want to spend the remainder of their evening under the stars.

Price Range: $2,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

Find WaConDa Woods & Gardens at WaConDa Woods & Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Roca Ridge Events

This spacious event venue is an outdoor wedding lover’s dream. The three-story log home and cabin are fantastic get-ready spaces for wedding parties and family, and the barn and its spacious deck and grassy arbors make for stunning reception areas.

Filled with flowers in the warm seasons, the property exudes natural beauty—complete with tented landscaping for mingling with hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail.

Price Range: $1,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Find Roca Ridge Events at Roca Ridge Events or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Lilac Hill Wedding & Event Center

This countryside wedding ceremony venue offers outdoor vistas galore!

From small to large gatherings, Lilac Hill Wedding & Event Center boasts dreamy gardens, landscaping, and architecture—80 acres worth; steeped in history and fully family-owned.

The wedding venue’s new barn, finished in 2020, has open-air and customizable space for weddings of all sizes and styles.

Even better? This beautiful wedding venue is only 45 minutes from Lincoln!

Price Range: $3,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

Find Lilac Hill Wedding & Event Center at The Lilac Hill or check out Facebook or Instagram.

A View West Shores

Searching for romantic shoreline views? A View West Shores, under an hour from Lincoln, features a lakefront backdrop perfect for ceremonies, photos, and receptions. It’s brand new, having just opened recently, and is the only lakefront wedding venue in the area!

The special occasions venue also offers four convertible spaces, complete with a wood dance floor and white brick.

Pro tip: Most couples and their guests enjoy stunning sunsets on the property, before closing out the evenings with stars and sparklers.

Price Range: $3,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 900 guests.

Find A View West Shores at A View Venues or check out Facebook or Instagram.

SparksBarn

Dating back to 1865, SparksBarn offers a romantic ambiance for a memorable event with its sprawling acres, a newly-refurbished barn, a tranquil pond, and countryside magic.

Say “I do” on the lush lawn space, enjoy appetizers and cocktails surrounding the indoor/outdoor bar, and indulge in a dreamy barn reception with heat, AC, a sound system, and more.

Bathed in sunlight during the day, and moonlight in the evening, this rustic wedding venue is perfectly versatile.

Price Range: $2,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find SparksBarn at SparksBarn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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