Venue Restaurant & Lounge provides event catering services in Lincoln, NE for the following events:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Graduations
  • Holiday Parties
  • Luncheons
  • Tailgates
  • Corporate Events
  • Social Gatherings

Whether you plan to host your event in one of our private dining rooms, at The Jasmine Room in The Grand Manse, or at an off-site location, Venue can offer a full catering package!

WHY CHOOSE Venue Catering

A successful, stress-free event means good food and great service, and that’s exactly what Venue strives to achieve. We aim to impress by offering the best hospitality, the freshest culinary ingredients, and the ultimate setup to ensure your event is unforgettable!

Let’s Plan Your Event Catering

Our Simple Process

Our process is simple. After you book your event date with Venue, we’ll meet to discuss your event vision to ensure we provide the best experience possible. Then, we’ll plan your event’s culinary selections. (We welcome any dietary or nutrition need requests, and we can even schedule a tasting if you’re unsure of which selections you’d like!) Finally, we’ll plan the service details for your event.

The Total Package

If you still need a location to host your event, or you’d like your event venue and catering all bundled into one, we recommend you look into one of our five private dining rooms at Venue Restaurant & Lounge or The Jasmine Room at The Grand Manse.

Off-site Catering

Thinking of an off-site event? We can bring the buffet or plated meals to you! We’ll set everything up and leave the place shining upon departure. Our off-site catering can be as small as you desire or up to 600+ guests. We can work with any budget upon request to ensure you have the best catering experience!

Book Venue Catering Services

Venue’s catering options are the perfect the solution for your next event. Fill out the form below to contact our Catering & Events staff today!

 Venue Restaurant & Lounge catering chef preparing entrees


Our full-service catering can be served plated or buffet-style in lunch or dinner portions. We can also do drop-off catering for off-site events. All items are scratch-based. Menu requests are welcome, and we can accommodate gluten-free, food allergy, or dietary adjustments as well.

Plated and Buffet options available. We integrate both menus from the restaurant and/or catering menu to execute the private dining rooms depending on your head count and budget. Let our coordinators assist and make recommendations based upon your needs.

Off-site Catering Costs

Several factors determine pricing for off-site catering.

  • Number of guests – There is a sizeable difference in pricing when accommodating 20 guests versus 300 guests. Please inquire.
  • Location of Event – An additional cost may be included if Venue Restaurant & Lounge is charged a royalty fee when catering on-site at another venue.
  • Menu Selections – The price per person is determined by menu items and market price.
  • Plated Event vs. Buffet Style – Plated events require double the wait staff to serve guests in a timely fashion.


Chef-Inspired Appetizers

BLT Bites

Shrimp Cocktail

Swedish Meatballs

Thai Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Wings
choice of 3 sauces

Brie En Croute
candied pecans, jam

Egg Plant Sliders
smoked paprika aioli

BBQ Pork Sliders
chipotle slaw

Beef Sliders
horseradish cream

Seafood Spring Roll
sriracha cream

Crab Cakes

Prosciutto Asparagus Deviled Eggs

Shrimp Ceviche Shooters

Caprese Skewers

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Smoked Salmon Spread

Nacho Bar

Edamame Guacamole

Smoked Salmon Platter

Fruit Platter

Antipasto Platter

Mini Quiche Lorraine

Beefy Blue Crostini

Tomato Brushcetta Crostini

Prosciutto Crostini

Pear Bleu Cheese Crostini

Mushroom Thyme Crostini

Chicken Cashew Spring Rolls

Fried Butterfly Shrimp

Boursin Stuffed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
balsamic glaze

Signature Lobster Rangoon Dip
wonton crisps

Chicken or Beef Satays
Thai peanut sauce

Pistachio Goat Cheese Phyllo Cup
honey truffle

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
tomato sauce

Ahi-Tuna Cucumber Canapé
wasabi cream


Fresh Sub Sensations

French Dip
shaved prime rib, au jus

Philly Steak & Cheese
onion, pepper, mushroom, cheddar cheese sauce, fresh hoagie

Hot Beef
Texas toast, garlic mashed, sliced roast beef, beef gravy

Chicken or Tuna Salad
lettuce leaves, fresh buttery croissant

Club Ciabatta
ham, turkey, bacon, sriracha mayo

Italian Ciabatta
Italian meats, cheese, red onion, caper spread

Market Veggie
marinated artichoke hearts, cucumber, roma tomatoes, red onion, garlic herb spread, toasted ciabatta

Thai Chicken
chicken breast marinated in Thai green curry, sliced cucumbers, fresh cilantro, basil toasted ciabatta

Petite Croissant
chicken salad, curry chicken salad, seafood salad, ham salad, turkey salad, tuna salad, egg salad (choose 4 options)

Cold Cut Buffet
three meat choices (roast beef, turkey, ham, pastrami, corned beef ), three cheese choices (swiss, cheddar, provolone, pepperjack), includes lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onions, pickles, mustard and mayo, and comes with two sides

BBQ Sandwich Buffet
shredded BBQ beef or roasted pulled pork, slider rolls, chipotle slaw, two sides

Chef Wraps

Roast Beef Wrap
roma tomatoes, pepper mayo, red onion, lettuce, horseradish aioli, wheat tortilla

Turkey & Cranberry Wrap
apple cranberry compote, greens, roma tomatoes, whole grain mustard aioli, wheat tortilla

Pecan Bleu Wrap
mixed greens, cranberries, apples, grilled chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, maple vinaigrette

Luncheon Buffets

Taco Salad Buffet
mixed green, shredded cheese, seasoned ground beef, salsa, sour cream, black beans, tortilla strips

Rice Bowls
variety of toppings with beef, chicken, or shredded pork

Pork Tacos
variety of toppings, choice of shells


Savory Beef

Herb Roasted Prime Rib
au jus

Beef Enchiladas
rice, beans

Tender Beef Brisket
house horseradish or spicy bbq

Beef Burgundy
red wine, onion, mushroom, aromatic herbs

Beef Stroganoff
egg noodles, savory sauce

Beef Pot Roast
pan jus

Filet Mignon
6 oz or 8 oz filet

Sliced Beef Sirloin
bourbon & gorgonzola sauce

Sliced Petite Tender
brandy mushroom sauce, worcestershire cream

Succulent Chicken & Fowl

Chicken Marsala
mushroom marsala sauce, pasta

Chicken Piccatta
dredged chicken breast, lemon, parsley garlic, white wine

Apricot Chicken
ginger, leak, apricot glaze

Chicken Bruschetta
grilled chicken, tomato, basil, garlic, olive oil relish

Chicken Monterey
bbq, bacon, tomato, green onion, cheddar jack cheese

Chicken Fresca
tomatoes, garlic, prosciutto, Italian cheeses

Chicken Parmesan
parmesan crusted, bruschetta topping, parmesan cream drizzle

Chicken Nicoise
fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil, kalamata olives, aromatic herbs

Seared Duck
red wine berry reduction sauce

Roasted Cornish Hen
white wine sauce

Tender Pork

Apple Glazed Pork Loin
apple glaze sauce

Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Roasted Pork Loin

Jerked Loin Chop
mango dijon glaze

Pork Loin Roulade
shallot, bacon, spinach, dijon cream sauce

Grilled Pork Chop
apple pecan veloute

Pork Chop Chile Verde
ancho rubbed pork chop, poblano chile tomatillo sauce, chile verde

Fresh Seafood

Grilled Fresh Salmon Filet
6 oz or 8 oz filet

Almond Crusted Cod

Coconut Shrimp
mango coulis

Blackened Salmon
caramelized pineapple sauce

Langoustine Macaroni & Cheese
au gratin, truffle oil

Dijon, tarragon cream, baguette

Seafood Paella
shrimp, mussels, langoustine

peas, onions, saffron, basmati rice

Seared Shrimp
tomato, garlic, olive oil, capers, aromatic herbs

Asian Salmon
soy, white miso, ginger glaze, moro orange


Creamy Pasta

Four Cheese Lasagna
herbs, spices, rich red sauce

Italian Sausage Lasagna
cheeses, rich red sauce

Egg Plant Parmesan
crusted egg plant, creamy red sauce

Pasta Marinara
tomato, basil, oregano

Penne Bolognese
rich red meat sauce, parmesan cheese, penne noodles

Fettuccini & Clams
white wine sauce, lemon, garlic, capers, parsley, chili flakes

Chicken Florentine
spinach, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, parmesan cream, penne noodles

garlic cream sauce, choice of shrimp or grilled chicken, fettucini noodles

Pesto Chicken
arugula, pesto, grilled chicken, feta cheese, choice of noodles

Eggplant Sausage Pasta
olives, capers, spicy sausage, light tomato sauce, choice of noodles

creamy white sauce, grilled chicken, choice of noodles

Shrimp & Bay Scallops Fra Diavolo
spicy saffron infused, red sauce, penne noodles

fresh vegetables, garlic cream sauce, choice of noodles

Vegetarian Banquet Dishes

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
ratatouille, fresh mozzarella, smoked maldon sea salt, balsamic glaze

Ancho Tofu Tacos
assorted grilled vegetables, grilled tofu, tortilla shells

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
spinach, black beans, tomato, spices, mozzarella, parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan
breaded cutlet, charred tomato sauce, garlic cream, tomato basil

Drunken Noodles
stir fry vegetables, rice noodles, spicy hoisin, sesame, cilantro, edamame, fried tofu


Chef-Inspired Side Dishes

Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Smashed Potatoes
Garlic Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Smoked Cheddar & Bacon Mashed Saffron
Twice Baked Potatoes
Sweet Potato Mashed
Au Gratin Potatoes

Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Sauté
Butter Corn O’Brian
Green Beans with Pancetta & Onion Butter
Green Bean Almandine
Roasted Asparagus
Poblano Cream Corn
Maple Bacon Baked Beans
White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Black Truffle Mac & Cheese
Rice Pilaf
Basmati Rice
Macaroni Salad
Seasonal Pasta Salad
Vegetable Array with Smoky Ranch Dip
Potato Salad
Waldorf Salad

Fresh Salad Buffets

* Add-ons | grilled chicken, salmon filet, seasoned steak

Spinach Salmon
toasted almonds, caramelized pears, feta, sliced strawberries, balsamic vinaigrette

Cobb Salad
mixed greens, black garlic ranch, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, avocado, hard boiled egg, diced tomato, red onion

Broccoli Salad
broccoli pieces, sesame seeds, shaved carrots, raisins

Pecan Bleu Salad
mixed greens, candied pecans, marinated apples,cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, maple vinaigrette

Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, house-made dressing, croutons, shaved parmesan

House Salad
mixed greens, cucumbers, diced tomato, cheddar, red onion, hard boiled egg, croutons

Wedge Salad
iceberg wedge, crisp bacon, gorgonzola, tomato, creamy garlic dressing