Throw your next event at the Hoff Center!

The Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center was originally built in 1894 as a part of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Today, the building stands as a stunning performing arts center and event venue. Guests are welcome to enjoy the historic setting and comfortable atmosphere, with a twist of modern architecture that pairs beautifully with local art. 

The Hoff Center features multiple rental spaces, including a spacious and flexible event venue with up to 280 guests, audio and visual capabilities, exposed brick, and beautiful wood flooring. Other spaces include a full bar, a fully lit patio, kitchen spaces, an art gallery with unparalleled views of downtown Omaha, a state-of-the-art theater space, dressing rooms, and conference rooms fully equipped for all your needs and more.

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Iowa West Foundation Event Venue

The Iowa West Event Venue features a very open, yet flexible layout. The exposed brick inside and out dates back over 125 years creates a historic charm. With ample natural light out each window, this space is ideal for weddings, private parties, meetings, presentations and special events.

  • Seating Capacity: 280 (includes cocktail area)
  • 3,964 Square feet
  • Opens to wrap around patio with additional seating and outdoor space

Iowa West Foundation Event Venue

Polina & Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center

The Polina & Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center boasts a 280-seat world-class theater considered to have some of the finest acoustics in the Midwest. The multi-use facility offers space for corporate presentations, key-note speakers, award ceremonies and wedding ceremonies. 

  • Seating capacity: 280
  • 6,341 Square feet
  • Full-service Box Office
  • Performance space equipped with adaptable technical capabilities and professional technical staff
  • Available add-ons: sound system & screen and projector

Polina & Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center

McCormick's 1984

As a set piece for the dining experience, the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center bar & cafe is what sets us apart. The construction of steel posts girders and exposed brick walls compliment excellent service, a full service bar and uniquely crafted menus from the regions largest incubator for food entrepreneurs.  

  • Total Capacity: 294
  • 2,221 Square feet
  • Cafe & Bar seating capacity: 173
  • Available for wedding receptions, corporate dinners, presentations, conferences, meetings, private parties, dinners and receptions
  • Features wrap-around patio seating with additional outdoor space


Anne & John P. Nelson Gallery and Exhibition Floor

John & Anne Nelson Exhibition Floor presents a permanent Grant Wood exhibit along with the works of emerging and mid-career artists. 

  • Total capacity: 271
  • 8,028 square feet
  • Open space ideal for private parties, dinners and receptions
  • Movable art gallery walls featuring permanent and rotating exhibits 

Art Gallery

Additional Facilities

Green Room | Capacity 25

Women's Dressing Room | Capacity 16

Men's Dressing Room | Capacity 8

Teaching Kitchen | Capacity 12

Conference Room A | Capacity 19

Conference Room B | Capacity 13

Classroom A | Capacity 29

Classroom C | Capacity 13


Catering with Kitchen Council 

Finding quality catering for your event can be complicated. When you let our Kitchen Council Chefs create delicious delights for your event, things couldn't be easier! Find breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert - all under one roof! Kitchen Council provides access to a state-of-the-art commercial kitchens and educational resources to local food entrepreneurs. To view all the possibilities the Kitchen Council Members can provide to you, click the link below!

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Contact Information

Bitsy Metzger | Event Director | 712-890-5605