Below you will find a number of frequently asked questions. Should you have any other questions, feel free to call us at 402.694.3034 or click here. We’re always happy to assist.

How do you price for family reunions, conferences, retreats, etc?

We build packages and price per person. For example, depending on how many nights you are staying with us. How many meals you will have here. Our prices are specialized to each and everyone client that we have walk through the door based on your needs.

Do we get to pick our menu?

Our Chef handles the planning of the meal. He plans based on the types of groups that we have on property. Unless you are with us for a special event such as a wedding or rehearsal dinner, then you will be in control of your menu. Our Chef serves a square meal with a meat, starch and veggie. Salad bar and desert are included in each meal.

When are meals served?

Our meal times are usually 8:00 AM for breakfast, Noon for lunch and 5:30 PM for supper. All of our meals are served for 45 minutes. We can arrange different meal times if requested.

Do you have wireless?

We offer wireless throughout our main building and in all of our meeting rooms as well as Kiewit Lodge and Ted Ward Lodge without charge or password.

Do you allow small dogs in your lodge rooms?

We do not allow small dogs to stay with us here at The Leadership Center unless they are guide dogs. We do however have a veterinary clinic near by that would love to take care of your beloved animals while you stay with us! The Aurora Veterinary Clinic’s number is 402- 694-2134.

Do you handle individual reservations or are the contacting groups responsible for reservations?

If we are taking reservations for a wedding then we handle the reservations individually. We will set aside rooms for the wedding guests and will fill the rooms as reservations come in. If we are taking reservations for a retreat or a conference, the contacting/sponsoring group is responsible for your reservation however we maybe able to assist you with online registration if you’d like. To see if your group could take advantage of such an offering, please inquire at contracting.  We ask the sponsoring group for final numbers 7 days from the event and will receive the room information then.

How do you hand out keys?

If the room is reserved by an individual we will have an envelope with their name and room number along with instructions on the counter outside of the office in the main lobby waiting for them. If the keys are a part of a retreat, conference, reunion, or etc. then the keys will be set in the main meeting room along with a room chart that can be distributed.

Who do we contact if we need assistance while on property?

On either your envelope or in your meeting room on the room chart the on call person will be listed along with their phone number. Also on the office window and in both lodges it will be posted as to who is the on call person and their phone number if you should need assistance.

Does your pool have lifeguards?

Our pool does not have lifeguards. If children are under the age of 16 and swimming an adult needs to be present in the pool room.

Do you sell/allow alcohol?

We do not hold a liquor license so we are not allowed to sell or distribute alcohol. However alcohol is allowed on property. Please contact the office for more information on your options.

Do we have to associate with a church or FFA to attend your property?

No! We welcome everyone to our facility! We have weddings, reunions, business meetings, etc on our property every day. We would love to host you and your needs!

Can we cater in food?

No. We do have an amazing chef who would be more than happy to assist you with your food needs. You can bring in food for your meeting room. Due to state law the food can’t be temperature controlled, however, foods such as chips, trail mix, etc are all welcome!

Do your lodge rooms have telephones and TVs?

We do not provide phones or TVs in our lodge rooms. We pride ourselves on being a retreat center and providing you with a space outside of the chaos so that you can focus on why you are here.

Do you provide bait and/or fishing poles for catch and release fishing?

We do have fishing poles and a tackle box available for daily rental. Check with the front office or with the manager on duty. We do not have bate for sale, however, as our guest, we encourage you to head up to the Boondocks to buy your bate. The Boondocks is located at 615 Q Street, Aurora. 402.694.4577.

Is there a curfew on your property?

There is not a curfew on our property. However starting at 10 pm we do have police checks every hour.

Do you accept donations?

Yes! We would love to accept a donation! There are many options for donations. If you check out our donations page you can get more information on donations and how to help us here at The Leadership Center.

Can you smoke in our facility or on our property?

Our facility is a smoke free facility. This includes vapor and e-cigarettes. Smoking is permitted on property in designated areas.

Are candles allowed in the decorations?

Yes. Candles can be used, but they are limited to votive candles only. We provide many options to help with lighting of your space.

Are you allowed to have a DJ/Band?

Yes, we encourage you to have a DJ or a band.

How late can our event go?

All events must be completed by 12 PM.

Is parking available?

A large parking lot is in front of our facility which is available exclusively for the us of The Leadership Center guests.

Is smoking allowed?

The Leadership Center is a non-smoking facility. This includes vapor and e-cigarettes. However, there are designated areas outside.

Can I have the flowers/cake/rentals delivered ahead of time? Can I leave them for pick- up the next day/business day?

Generally all items must be delivered and picked-up the same day as the event, as to not interfere with other events. Special arrangements can be made as events allow. However, the gathering room/dressing room that is included in your package, becomes a great place to store items the day before and after your event.

Is there a dressing room/gathering room available?

Yes. At lease one gathering room/dressing room is included in all of our packages. If you would like a second gathering room/dressing room and that is not included in your package, you can rent one.

Can we use our own caterer or do you require a specific caterer?

We have a wonderful Chef on property that prepares all of our food! They creates some amazing displays and we recommend you view pictures of their creations. No temperature sensitive foods or beverages can be brought on grounds. However, we don’t provide the cake for weddings, so that is something that can be brought in for your event.

Can I bring in alcohol?

Yes. The Leadership Center can’t sell or distribute alcohol. A liquor permit has to be acquired by a bar that will be serving. A copy of the license must be give to the office and a copy must be displayed where the alcohol is being served. We also require the use of a licensed server. In addition management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and may shut down the event if deemed necessary.

Why do I need a liquor permit?

Nebraska state law requires a liquor permit when any alcohol is to be served at an event.

Do you provide plates, silverware, glasses, etc?

Yes, we provide all necessary dinnerware.

What sizes are the tables provided?

Our inventory includes 60″ rounds which can seat 8 people, plus  8’x30′ and 8’x18′ banquet tables.

Do you provide linens/napkins/chair covers?

Linen table cloths and napkins for up to 200 are included in your reception rental. Receptions over 200 people, pay per person for table cloths/napkins. Chair covers are not included and are charged per person for rental.

What color are your chairs?

We have brown chiavari chairs for ceremonies. And we have tan or blue padded chairs for receptions.

Can I come in early/the night before to set-up?

Set-up for events starts at 7 am the day of your event and clean-up needs to be concluded by 12 AM. If you have rented the facility exclusively, the rental starts at 4 PM the day before your event and goes until 12 PM the day after your event.

What is the rental fee?

Rental of the facility is between $800 and $5000. Rental of the facility includes setup among other amenities. Rental is determined by type of event, usage of facility, length of rental and needs of the client.