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!

Our Director of Events Cherie Anderson tells the story of how Venue Catering & Events has grown over the years to better serve you.


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.

Rise & Shine

Because we are scratch-based kitchen, we have a 20 person minimum order requirement unless special arrangements have been made with your Event Coordinator. There are always other Venue options no matter the size of group, just ask us and we’ll be happy to accommodate!

Breakfast Dishes

Season’s freshest fruit platter
Yogurt parfait, cinnamon granola, berries
Scrambled eggs with cheese
Southwest scrambled eggs
Crispy breakfast potatoes
Sausage links, pecanwood smoked bacon and ham (choose 2)

Sandwiches & Burritos – Grab & Go!

Breakfast Burritos
sausage | egg | diced onions | cheese | salsa | hot sauce

English Muffin Sandwiches
egg & cheese | choices of bacon, sausage, smoked ham, or vegetarian | *add smoked salmon

Breakfast Casseroles

Biscuits & gravy casserole
Bacon & potato frittata
Spinach, feta, & mushroom frittata
Cheesy hashbrown casserole
Sausage & pepper frittata

Apple texas french toast bake
Baked oatmeal & berry casserole
Cheese blintzes with raspberry sauce
Cinnamon roll casserole
Oatmeal crème brulee bake*
Orange croissant french toast bake*
French toast casserole
Bananas foster oatmeal

Breads, Pastries & Donuts

Bagels & flavored cream cheeses

Variety of mini breakfast pastries

House-made coffee cake, muffins & scones

Biscuits & Gravy
buttermilk | sage | white cheddar bacon | sausage & cheddar

Cinnamon Rolls
maple bacon | pecan sticky rolls (+.50) | classic | cinnamon | orange rolls

House-made Muffins
blueberry buttermilk | raspberry buttermilk | chocolate chip

Pumpkin cream cheese loaf bread – sliced

Blueberry buttermilk loaf bread – sliced

Cranberry orange loaf bread – sliced

Donut holes made from scratch
glazed | powdered | apple cider | orange glazed | ricotta | chai glazed pumpkin | chocolate | maple glazed | red velvet | sour cream | lemon


Hors d’oeuvres are fun and versatile, let them be the topic of conversation at your next event! They can serve as a small appetizer prior to dinner, be passed out by our hospitality team, or a substitute for the main course providing your guests with a variety of filling options.

Heavy Spreads

Priced per portion

Swedish meatballs

Bacon & bourbon meatballs

Spicy bbq meatballs

Beef Satay
korean bbq dipping sauce

Beefy Blue Crostini
port wine caramelized onions | blue cheese aïoli | sliced ribeye

Mini Beef Wellington
savory piece of beef tenderloin | mushroom duxelle | puff pastry | creamy horseradish dipping | sauce

Mini Bangers & Mash
creamy mashed potatoes | english sausages | mustard-beer gravy

cheese stuffed new potatoes

Steak Sliders
creamy horseradish | lettuce, tomato, onion | slider buns

Pork Sliders
apple slaw | bbq | slider buns

Steam Bun Sliders

  1. Pulled pork with kimchi & wasabi cream
  2. Brisket with bbq sauce & creamy coleslaw
  3. Chili-garlic butter lobster with lemon broccoli slaw

Chicken Favorites

Coconut Chicken Strips
mango sweet chili

Sriracha Curry Chicken Satay
cucumber-yogurt sauce

Chicken Cordon Blue Bites
honey mustard

Chicken Lollipops
korean bbq or garlic parmesan

Chicken Wings
buffalo or bbq

Buffalo Style Chicken Spring Rolls
bleu cheese dipping sauce

Chicken lemongrass potstickers
potsticker dipping sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewer
stuffed with jalapeno cream cheese

Cashew Chicken Spring Rolls
sweet chile sauce

Fresh Platters

Veggie Platter
chipotle ranch | fresh hummus – add .50

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter

Cheese & Cracker Platter
variety of cheese & crackers | garnished fresh fruit

Artisan Cheese Platter
variety of soft & hard cheeses | nuts | pickled accoutrements | fruits | crackers

Smoked Salmon Platter
crackers | dill cream cheese | hard-boiled eggs | red onions | capers

Caprese Skewer Platter
cherry tomatoes | fresh mozzarella | basil | balsamic drizzle

Charcuterie Platter
variety of sliced meats | mustard | nuts | pickled accoutrements | crackers


Lobster rangoon dip – won-ton chips

Spinach & artichoke dip – house tortilla chips

Fresh guacamole – house tortilla chips

House salsa – house tortilla chips

Bruschetta Bar
fresh tomato bruschetta | pesto | crostini

Black bean & corn relish – house tortilla chips

Chilled caramelized onion & charred

Eggplant dip – crostinis

From the Fishmonger

Jumbo shrimp cocktail & cocktail sauce

Shrimp spring rolls & sweet chile sauce

ceviche shooters
shrimp | bay scallop | cilantro citrus marinade

Ahi tuna cucumber canape

Bacon wrapped scallops

Coconut shrimp
mango sweet chile sauce

Lox almon crostini
cream cheese | dill | lemon | pumpernickle toast

Smoked salmon spread – lavosh crackers

Crab cakes & remoulade sauce

Venue Goodness

Vegetable spring roll & sweet chile sauce

Mini quiche

BLT bites

Mushroom tarts

Spinach & artichoke stuffed mushrooms

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms & marinara

Asparagus & prosciutto deviled eggs

spanish & feta stuffed phyllo pastry

Smoked candied bacon jam tart

Something Sweet

Sliced desserts, individual desserts and custom cakes are available. We are honored to have Linda Cox, a professional Pastry Chef, on our team and she delivers breath-taking desserts your guests will fall in love with! Simply inquire with your Event Coordinator about options & pricing.

Designer Platters

Petit fours
Panna cotta tarts
Salted caramel tarts
Mini cupcakes
Cream puffs
Fruit tarts
Cake balls

House-made Bars

Triple chocolate fudge brownies
Zesty lemon bars
Pink lemonade bars
Berry shortbread bars
Lemon blueberry bars
Red velvet brownies
Pumpkin bars with chai cream cheese
Chocolate 7 layer bars
Blondie bars

Delicious Cookies

Chocolate chip
Chocolate chunk
Oatmeal raisin
Chocolate peanut butter chunk

Cold Lunches

Buffet Spread

Sandwich Platter
2-3 choices | 2 sides | kettle chips | something sweet

Boxed Lunch Menu (min. of 20 | RSVP required)
sandwich – 2-3 choices | fruit cup or grape bundle | individual chips | fudge brownie or house-made cookie

Quick Fresh Convenience on the Go!
***Fit & fresh boxed lunch A
tuna salad or chicken Salad wrap | veggie sticks | wheat crackers | grape bundles | fudge brownie, house-made cookie or chocolate covered almonds

***Fit & Fresh Boxed Lunch B
cubed cheese | diced chicken or ham | cherry tomatoes | grape bundles | cucumber and carrot sticks | roasted red pepper hummus dip | dark chocolate covered almonds

Sandwiches & Wraps

Club ciabatta
bacon | turkey | ham | lettuce | tomato | swiss | cheddar | sriracha aïoli

Cranberry chicken salad
on a fresh baked croissant

Italian ciabatta
salami | prosciutto | lettuce | tomato | onion | provolone cheese | caper aïoli

Roast beef wrap
sliced roast beef | lettuce | red onion | tomatoes | blue cheese spread

Turkey wrap
sliced turkey | pesto | provolone | lettuce | tomato | onion | aïoli

Southwest wrap
fiesta chicken | black bean & corn salsa | lettuce | cheddar jack cheese | chipotle ranch

Ham, swiss & apple wrap
ham | sliced apples | lettuce | swiss cheese | red onion | honey mustard

Pecan blue wrap
grilled chicken | lettuce | apples | pecans | blue cheese crumbles | cranberries | maple vinaigrette

Greek wrap
red pepper hummus | cucumber | carrots | kalamata olives | red onion | feta | lettuce

Eggplant ciabatta
grilled eggplant | tomato | lettuce | sundried tomato aïoli

Fresh Entree Salads

Boxed lunch with fudge brownie or cookie

Plated lunch with roll & butter

Pecan blue salad
mixed greens | grilled chicken | candied pecans | diced apples | blue cheese crumbles | dried cranberries |
maple vinaigrette

Cobb salad
mixed greens | grilled chicken | blue cheese crumbles | bacon | avocado | hard-boiled egg | diced tomato | red
onion | black garlic ranch

Spinach salmon salad
spinach | grilled salmon | toasted almonds | marinated pears | feta | strawberries | balsamic vinaigrette

Greek salad
mixed greens | grilled chicken | herbed hummus | tomato | feta | red onion | cucumber| kalamata olives
(sub salmon 3.00)

Southwest steak salad
mixed greens | certified angus steak | black bean & corn salsa | cheddar cheese | avocado | chipotle ranch
chicken caesar salad romaine | grilled chicken | red onion | parmesan | croutons | caesar dressing

Upgrade Your Salad

Pecan Blue
mixed greens, apples, cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, candied pecans, maple vinaigrette

Spinach Strawberry Salmon
baby spinach, feta cheese, slivered almonds, sliced strawberries, balsamic dressing

Hot Lunches

Hot Sandwiches

Sandwich | 2 sides | Something sweet

Italian beef
juicy slow roasted beef | provolone cheese | giardiniera | hoagie

Philly cheese steak
shaved beef | sautéed onions | peppers | mushrooms | pepper jack sauce | hoagie

French dip
sliced ribeye | caramelized onions | provolone cheese | hoagie | au jus

Grilled chicken
lettuce | tomato | onion | condiments | cheese

Pulled pork
cider braised pork | bbq | apple coleslaw | pickle chips | sliced red onion | kaiser bun

Hot beef
pot roast | mashed potatoes | texas toast | gravy

House burgers
lettuce | tomato | onion | sliced cheeses | condiments

shaved beef & lamb | feta | tomato | onion | kalamata olives | tzatziki sauce

Build-Your-Own Bars

1 side | Something sweet

Mac & cheese bar
creamy mac & cheese | green onions | bacon bits | broccoli | diced chicken | sour cream | jalapenos

Baked potato bar
chopped bacon | diced chicken | roasted broccoli | cheese sauce | diced green onions | jalapenos | sour cream

Lunch Sides

garden salad
creamy vegetable salad
greek orzo pasta salad
chilled lemon-parmesan tortellini
pasta salad
balsamic roasted vegetables
sautéed vegetables
green bean almandine
brown sugar dill carrots
bacon brussel sprouts
poblano creamed corn
asian slaw
creamy apple slaw
scalloped potatoes
wild rice pilaf
kettle chips
infused basmati rice
cheesy hashbrown casserole
brown sugar & bacon baked beans
pancetta collard greens
white cheddar mac & cheese
ricotta risotto
herb roasted potatoes
parmesan polenta
twice baked potatoes
potato salad

tangy green beans
caramelized onions | bacon

greek salad
cucumbers | peppers | artichokes | olives | onions | feta cheese

cucumber & tomato salad
mashed potatoes garlic | white cheddar | bacon & blue cheese

Additional sides available

Dinner Buffet

Buffet Options

1st buffet spread

select one protein

2nd buffet spread

select two proteins

3rd buffet spread

select three proteins

Buffets include:
harvest salad | freshly baked rolls | house butter | homemade dressing | 2 side choices | upscale disposable cutlery


Chicken Florentine
grilled chicken | spinach | artichoke | mozzarella | provolone

Chicken Marsala
lightly breaded | mushroom & marsala wine sauce

Coconut Curry Chicken
creamy coconut | basamati rice

Chicken Bruschetta
grilled chicken | tomato bruschetta | mozzarella & provolone cheeses | balsamic glaze

Chicken Parmesan
parmesan breaded chicken | marinara | parmesan cream | tomato bruschetta topping

Chicken Piccatta
lightly breaded | white wine & butter sauce | capers

Chicken Monterey
grilled chicken | bacon | cheddar jack cheese | tomato | scallions | bbq

Chicken Manicotti
three cheese stuffed | shredded chicken | choice of marinara or creamy parmesan sauce

Citrus Chipotle Glazed Chicken


Sliced Sirloin Roast

Sliced Manhattan Roast
Choice of sauce:
red wine demi | gorgonzola cream | worcestershire cream | bourbon mushroom sauce

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket
bbq & horseradish sauce

Pot Roast
beef gravy

Beef Burgundy

Certified Angus Prime Rib
market price – Add carving station


Italian Pork Roulade
parmesan | proscuitto | fennel | dijon cream

Fruit & Nut Pork Roulade
fresh and dried fruit | nuts | cider glaze

Slow Cooked Ham
smoked | maple mustard glaze

Ancho Grilled Pork Chop
chili verde sauce

Pork Loin Roast
Choice of sauce:
balsamic cranberry sauce | burgundy peppercorn sauce | cider glaze


Grilled Salmon
Choice of sauce:
lemon herb sauce | citrus black tea sauce | chipolte lime sauce

Lemon Butter Cod
herb beurre blanc sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Choice of seasoning:
garlic herb | 6-Pepper | blackened | grilled pineapple

South of the Border

All served with house tortilla chips

Choose 2 proteins:
grilled chicken | shredded pork | shaved beef | marinated shrimp | sautéed onions and peppers | refried beans | Mexican rice | salsa | guacamole | sour cream | tortillas (corn and/or flour)

Street Tacos
Choose 2 proteins:
al pastor pork | chorizo | carnitas | brisket | ancho-lime chicken | crispy buffalo chicken | pollack | black beans | cilantro lime rice | queso fresco | avocado cream | pico de gallo

Rice Bowls
cilantro lime rice | shredded beef and chicken | sautéed peppers and onions | sour cream | jack cheese | fresh guacamole

choice of chicken chili verde or beef & traditional red | refried beans | mexican rice | sour cream | queso sauce


chicken fresca linguine
choice of chicken or shrimp | white wine and butter sauce | mixed vegetables | fresh herbs | parmesan

charred tomato lasagna
choice of chicken & parmesan or sausage & marinara

baked tortellini
choice of chicken & pesto parmesan cream or sausage & marinara

pulled pork creamy mac & cheese bake
white cheddar macaroni | pulled pork | bbq

pasta primavera
penne pasta | garlic cream sauce | mixed vegetables | mozzarella & provolone cheese

Dinner Sides

creamy vegetable salad
greek orzo pasta salad
chilled lemon-parmesan tortellini
pasta salad
balsamic roasted vegetables
sautéed vegetables
green bean almandine
brown sugar dill carrots
bacon brussel sprouts
bacon brussels sprouts
poblano creamed corn
asian slaw
creamy apple slaw
scalloped potatoes
garlic cheddar grits
wild rice pilaf
kettle chips
infused basmati rice
pancetta collard greens
cheesy hashbrown casserole
brown sugar & bacon baked beans
pancetta collard greens
cucumber & tomato salad
white cheddar mac & cheese
ricotta risotto
herb roasted potatoes
parmesan polenta
twice baked potatoes
potato salad

Tangy Green Beans
caramelized onions | bacon

Greek Salad
cucumbers | peppers | artichokes | olives | onions | feta cheese

Mashed potatoes
garlic white cheddar or bacon & blue cheese crumbles

Additional sides available

Upgrade Your Salad

Pecan Blue
mixed greens, apples, cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, candied pecans, maple vinaigrette

Spinach Salmon
baby spinach, feta cheese, slivered almonds, pears, sliced strawberries, balsamic dressing

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!