Founders One • Nine is an urban chic event space and the most distinctive wedding venue in Omaha. The restored facility has features unlike any other Omaha venue, with seating for up to 400 guests. Take in the craftsmanship in this new event space while hosting a corporate or social event. Our experienced event coordinators will assist in the planning of every detail of your event and our award-winning culinary team makes every one of our original recipes from scratch using only the highest quality and freshest products available. To learn more about the most unique wedding venue in Omaha contact Founders One • Nine today.
Built in downtown Omaha in 1920 at the corner of 19th and Jackson Streets, Founders One • Nine is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its name is derived from the corner it resides on. History says that Jackson Street was named in honor of James A. Jackson. Jackson, one of Omaha’s original town site founders and founder of Omaha’s first department store, Tootle and Jackson. The mid-century modern building was formerly the Roy A. Ralph Printing and Lithograph Co. as well as Fisher Fixture Company and has been reimagined as Founders One • Nine, Omaha’s newest urban chic event space.
Voted Number One in the Caterer Category for five years running as Best of Omaha. Our exclusive caterer, Catering Creations, features award-winning cuisine from executive chef Jeff Snow. Catering Creations’ menus offer guests outstanding cuisine characteristic of a fine dining restaurant. Menus change regularly to ensure guests enjoy the freshest produce and ingredients. Our event planning staff is happy to work with you to create a custom menu for unforgettable special events and weddings in downtown Omaha. Learn more about Catering Creations here.
Founders One • Nine only entrusts vendors that have the highest of standards when it comes to your event. Your event coordinator will provide a list of preferred vendors, all whom provide excellent quality and competitive pricing. These vendors are very familiar with the facility and provide our guests with superior service. You are more than welcome to use vendors that are not on our list with our approval. We will only withhold approval if we know of problems with a specific vendor.
We are committed to our community. Each year, we donate 10% of our profits to local charities. We are supporters of several local organizations in our volunteer time, services, discounts, and donation dollars. These organizations include our primary projects: Food Bank for the Heartland, The Ronald McDonald House, Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, and Child Saving Institute. Check out our “For the Cause” page here to learn more about hosting a fundraiser event at Founders One • Nine.
When catering for thousands of people each year, the environmental impact of large-scale events is recognized. We adhere to sustainable catering and business practices whenever possible. Ask how we can incorporate green practices into your event.
“This venue is absolutely stunning! There are not many downtown venues that can offer what the offer, including parking and indoor/outdoor options. The entire staff was amazing to work with from start to finish. They not only have exceptional food, their attention to detail, professionalism and creativity is unmatched.”
– AMY G.