Raising Nebraska is a unique venue for your event that offers a spacious and affordable facility to fit your event needs!

Raising Nebraska offers an entertaining atmosphere with more than a dozen interactive agricultural exhibits to explore.
We welcome you to Raising Nebraska and invite you to discover the experience!

For Questions, Or to Book Your Event, Contact Sarah Polak:
Phone: 308.385.3967  |  Email: spolak2@unl.edu

The Details:

The Basics

  • Maximum capacity: 350
  • 60” Round and 8’ Banquet tables available for 150 individuals; ask for information on larger groups
  • Table Coverings are required for all events. Rental costs and fees are responsibility of the event patron
The kitchen presentation stage is perfect for medium-sized groups.

Rental Fee

  • Corporate & Private: $400
  • Non-profit: $250
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Groups: $200
  • For events during open hours (9 am-4 pm) ask for pricing.
  • Additional charges and fees may apply

Event Hours

  • Events must conclude by 12:00am, unless prior approval is secured
  • Events have until 1:30am to clean-up and vacate exhibit. $150 charge for every hour after 1:30am.

Decoration Policies

  • All decorations require prior approval
  • No candles, glitter, or confetti permitted
  • No items may be hung with glue, tape, or adhesives to exhibit displays

Security Policy

  • For events with alcohol present and guests over 100, a qualified security guard is required. These fees are the responsibility of the event patron
The south end of the building is ideal for smaller groups, and features a stage for presentations.


  • All licensed catering is approved
  • Arrangements are responsibility of event patron
  • We must receive the approved caterer license and menu prior to event
  • Caterer details should be confirmed with Raising Nebraska, including arrival and departure times, designated loading areas, work area requirements, etc.


  • Contact us for specifics regarding alcohol permit details

Things to Note

  • All areas of Raising Nebraska are smoke-free
  • Inappropriate and Dangerous behavior is not permitted
  • Any violations result in termination of event and damage charges will apply

Reservations & Payment

  • Non-Refundable Deposit (25% of Rental Fee) required for date reservation
  • Complete Rental Fee must be received five business days prior to event
  • Additional fees and charges to be paid in full five business days following event date

Download the Raising Nebraska Event Brochure (PDF, 500KB)

Larger groups can utilize the center area of the exhibit space, offering room for up to 350 guests.
Larger groups can utilize the center area of the exhibit space, offering room for up to 350 guests.