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 Downtown Crete!  Our goal is to provide unparalled service to our wedding and private event clients, as well as create a beautiful vibe for you as we focus on the details, and keep everything simple for you. 

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 and love serving all of our non-alcoholic clients Lattes and Mocktails.  

Finally and most importantly. . .

LGBTQ+ and friends. . . please come celebrate with us so that we can help you feel loved and accepted on one of the most important days of your life!

Why The 1206?

Justin, is a professional musician and books all of the Live Music in their space and Elayne has a decade of experience in the wedding industry as a professional wedding photographer. She has been helping plan and coordinate wedding days for a really long time! Elayne LOVES to use her expertise to help make your wedding day or your private event unique special and worry free! 

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

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!!"


We hosted a large graduation event with 6 families and probably 300 stopping in throughout the night.

The venue was beautiful and the service impeccable. It was so nice to actually enjoy the evening rather than worry about the details - or the cleanup. Thank you!

what they're saying


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