Meeting & Conference Spaces
The perfect venue for your next event.
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center has contemporary elegance, award-winning facilities and exceptional service. You’ll find our AAA Four Diamond hotel in Cedar Rapids, just a few minutes from The Eastern Iowa Airport; over 100 pieces of local and artisan art are dotted throughout our accommodations and public spaces, lending a sense of uniqueness and modern charm. We feature over 20,000 square feet of venue space. Whether you’re hosting a small seminar or a grand corporate gala, we have a space that will suit your needs beautifully. Each of our meeting spaces offers audiovisual facilities and complimentary high-speed Internet access, as well as flexible, comfort-conscious seating. Energize your guests with customized catering, provided by our talented culinary team. And trust our seasoned event staff to ensure that every element of your gathering is managed flawlessly – from venue décor and technology to team building exercises and much more.
At 7,454 square feet, the Ballroom is our largest venue, and can accommodate 700 theatre style or up to 550 at rounds. It features digital ceiling mounted projectors with four strategically positioned 16 x 10-foot screens.
Tippie Business Event Room
This 1,517 square-foot space seats 54 classroom-style or up to 90 at rounds. The ultimate business meeting room, it features leather ergonomic chairs, a floor-to-ceiling pocketed white board, a ceiling-mounted digital projector and screen, a document camera and pushpin surface walls.
Each Culinary Lab space contains eight two-person commercial Vulcan cooking stations equipped with six-burner gas cooking ranges. The space also contains four each of Vulcan deep fryers, griddles, char broilers and one salamander. There are five flat-screen television monitors, a multi-purpose ingredient station and hundreds of small kitchen necessities. This space is perfect for Culinary Team Building events.
Executive Technology Amphitheatre
With 2,470 square feet of space, this venue accommodates 104 for a classroom-style seating. Five flat-screen LCD television screens help the audience see every detail, making it perfect for cooking demonstrations, wine tastings or theatre presentations.
The Hotel Board Room
Located in the hotel lobby, this 368-square-foot room includes high-end leather ergonomic seating for 12 and a 60-inch flat-screen TV and white board.
The Hotel Conference Room
This 632-square-foot space is situated in the hotel lobby and offers high-end flexible seating for 20, as well as a 60-inch flat-screen TV and a white board. It features single-site and multi-site HD videoconferencing capabilities built-in and wired at each place setting.
Our Pre-function Area is 4,100 square feet, and is a beautifully appointed space for receptions and gatherings of up to 300 guests.
The Hotel at Kirkwood offers six breakout rooms, ranging from 686 – 820 square feet. They provide classroom-style seating for 30 or up to 50 at rounds. Each also includes ceiling-mounted projectors, screens and whiteboards.
Impress your guests with a dining experience only The Hotel can provide. Your event, whether it’s a cocktail reception on the patio, a lavish dinner, or important business conference, will be as effortless as it is memorable.
View or print our helpful event planning sheets. We've included room descriptions, floor plans, and information about all The Hotel offers.
Clients receive a designated conference planner for each conference group. Conference planners who are thoroughly proficient in effective meeting room setups, menu and special event planning, conference technology (A/V) equipment and services, and other special needs of the client.
Business supplies and services: basic office supplies (e.g., paper clips, tacks, pens/pencils, tape, scissors, etc.); computer workstations with current office software applications and Internet access; facsimile services, including message/fax notification and delivery system; paper shredder; word processing; photocopying; computer printing; laptop/notebook computer rental; digital media (USB flash drives and CD's) blank audio and video media; shipping supplies and services, including postage and express shipping; nametag and tent card paper stock.