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The Ridnour Room

140 N. 8th Street


The Ridnour Room is an elegant yet spacious 7,000 square foot reception facility located in the heart of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District at 8th and P Streets. The Ridnour Room is located on the first floor of the Ridnour Plaza Building with a formal grand entrance inside the beautiful Apothecary Lobby at 140 N. 8th Street. The Ridnour Room is known as one of Lincoln’s premier reception facilities combining the charm and character of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket with elegance and comfort for a variety of occasions.

The Ridnour Room provides a large formal great room with seating up to 285, complete with outstanding acoustics and projector system, a large dance floor with a built in DJ booth, LED lighting with the ability to chose your own colored setting, a large kitchen and adjacent room for a double buffet line dinner set-up, and a centralized built in beverage area with a commercial stainless steel refrigeration system. During Fall 2017, The Ridnour Room was completely remodeled from floor to ceiling. Some of the amazing upgrades included a new drop-in ceiling, new LED overhead lighting, new carpet, stacked stone backdrops to the head table and cake table walls, beautiful tiled walls inside the beverage area, and beautiful gold and white Chiavari chairs. If you are looking for an elegant yet affordable venue, The Ridnour Room is exactly what you need!

When reserving the Ridnour Room, you are provided with the flexibility to select any caterer to fit your taste and budget or we can handle all the details for a hassle free event. We also offer the option for you to self-cater your special occasion…all at no additional cost! No matter which package you select, we will ensure that your special day is the way you dream it to be.

We provide elegant round tables and beautiful Chiavari chairs. Our Event Coordinator will assist you with all the details and our staff will set up the facility in any way you desire. The facilities, flexibility and service we offer are unmatched by others.

Wedding Packages

We also offer a “wedding package” in the Apothecary Lofts. For example, many bridal parties have hosted a number of events there, including:

  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Sleepover/bachelorette party for the bride and her friends
  • Location to prepare for the wedding
  • Pre-wedding brunch
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception in the Ridnour Room
  • Wedding night accommodations for the bride and groom (to enjoy the beautiful amenities such as the whirlpool and fireplace)
  • Gift opening brunch the morning following the wedding
  • The Ridnour Room is within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants

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What Guests Are Saying

We had a perfect experience using the North Loft for our reception. Crystal was very attentive to our every need. She made it possible to get the Nebraska game on played during our reception. Absolutely worth the money. Would definitely choose this place again!

Our son Mike Callen and his new bride Cherise held their prenuptial dinner in the North Apothecary room. We were most satisfied with your employee Crystal and the facility was just right for our event and the 124 guests who attended. We would highly recommend your services and facility to others.

– Larry & Mary Lynn Callen

We rented the North Loft for a reception. Jon and Crystal were both great to work with and very helpful. The space is great and best of all you do not have to decorate much, the atmosphere is wonderful. Worth the little extra in price, saved on food and alcohol and they take care of set-up and most clean-up except for you decorations. Loved it!



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