WEDDING & Event venue


let's collaborate an event that will blow everyone's mind!




making it simple for you to celebrate all of your life events, in style.

presenting the best local & regional artists


We love getting to know people in our own community, as well as the small towns and counties around us. A lot of our clientele comes from Lincoln, and even Omaha, as we are an elegant and high-end event space nestled in historic Downtown Crete!  Our goal is to provide unparalleled service to our wedding and private event clients.  We create a beautiful vibe for you as we focus on the details, and keep everything simple so that you can just walk in and make your memories. 

We do all of the heavy lifting prior to your event, including the room setup of tables and gold Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions.  Black linens are included in your rental, or we can help facilitate rental of the color of your choice.  We include bar staff in your rental price and we do not have bar minimums.  We also love serving all of our non-alcoholic clients Lattes and Mocktails.  

Finally and most importantly. . .

LGBTQ+ and friends. . . we want to provide a safe space for every kind of love, so please come celebrate with us!  We will help you feel loved and seen on one of the most important days of your life!

Why The 1206?

Justin G. Jones has a B.A. in music performance and is a professional drummer.  He books all of the Live Music in their space.  Elayne Woods has a decade of experience in the wedding industry as a professional wedding photographer, has a B.A. in Graphic Design and is currently going to school to get an Associates in Business.  Both Justin and Elayne have the drive and motivation to use their skills to make sure you have the BEST event possible.

After marrying my amazingly talented husband a few years ago, we started dreaming about using our collective talents to create a beautiful event space and music venue in our small town!

meet the owners

We are
Justin + Elayne

Elayne Woods Photography is also booking a limited number of weddings for 2024!  See her work here:

Ripley nelson - bride

"Highly recommend this place for any events you have! We had our wedding reception here and it was absolutely perfect. The space itself is so gorgeous with brick walls and wooden floors. 

Nothing in Crete compares to this place! Not only is it beautiful but Elayne is so helpful and did a wonderful job. I put my complete trust into her and she did not disappoint!!"

michaela Wilson

I am so happy that I randomly met Elayne and her family at a bridal expo, the 1206 was exactly what we were searching for in a wedding venue space and we hadn't been able to find it in Lincoln! 

Our wedding theme was very Victorian gothic/medieval vibes so we really didn't want a rustic/barn style venue, and everywhere else we looked at felt very corporate and depressing and devoid of any character or charm.

The 1206 is decorated beautifully in a way that it has it's own character and life, but you can still add your own style for whatever type of event you are wanting to host there. Also Elayne is a professional photographer so she very meticulously chose the lighting to make for beautiful photos! (I don't have all my wedding photos back yet but can add more later - but even the photos of people dancing in very dim lighting turned out amazing in my opinion!!)

Elayne and Justin were also so helpful and accommodating, they worked with our wedding planners and other vendors to make our day as stress-free as possible, and even made a few last minute requests happen for me that I was not expecting.

what they're saying


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