For Midwest-based business, the metro area comprised of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska is centrally located and drivable from most surrounding states.
“Omaha offers accessibility, affordability and fun. Conveniently located at the crossroads of the country, whether flying or driving, getting to Omaha is a breeze,” said Tracie McPherson, director of communications for Visit Omaha, noting that Nebraska’s biggest city is also consistently ranked as a “best value city.”
The meetings infrastructure in both Omaha and Council Bluffs are built on these pillars of accessibility, affordability and Midwestern hospitality, able to host large meetings and small—and a handful of charming venues will be ready to welcome back groups first when the time is right.
Following is a roundup of meeting venues to keep on your short list for small gatherings in the growing Omaha-Council Bluffs area.
River’s Edge Pavilion, Council Bluffs
Open-air meetings and events are favored by many attendees, and Council Bluffs’ two-story River’s Edge Pavilion at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park gives planners plenty of options paired with scenic views of the Missouri River. Each floor can be rented on its own, or the entire venue can be rented altogether. The maximum occupation of the first floor is 68, and the rooftop deck can hold up to 122.