Weddings & Receptions in Cedar Rapids
Make Your Happily-Ever-After the Happiest Ever
The wedding of your dreams can become a happy reality at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, just minutes from The Eastern Iowa Airport, our venues set the stage for truly unforgettable occasions.
Toast your love in one of our elegant indoor and outdoor venues, including a magnificent ballroom and a picturesque garden. Dine on exquisitely prepared cuisine, personalized to your exact specifications. And allow us to oversee every detail, from start to finish – so that you can focus on enjoying your very special day. Post-reception, you and your spouse can look forward to starting your honeymoon in one of our sophisticated suites.
The Hotel’s elegant setting, plus personal assistance from our professional event planners, creates the perfect venue for your perfect day. Worry-free and hassle-free, The Hotel’s staff will assist you with every detail, including decorations, catering and tidings up afterward, leaving you to enjoy your family and guests.
Kick off your wedding festivities with a unique rehearsal dinner. Grill out on our gorgeous patio, host a chic cocktail party in the lobby or enjoy a glam candlelit dinner in the glass atrium; we can make the event as casual or as formal as you like.
Our Atrium is a popular and versatile space for large or small ceremonies. A rental fee of $1,000 is charged for this area. This fee includes setup of our standard chairs and riser, complimentary microphone for your officiant, use of The Hotel’s baby grand piano and space for conducting a ceremony rehearsal. The Hotel will guarantee a space for rehearsal the evening before your wedding date.
The spectacular 7,454-square-foot Ballroom, our largest venue, can seat up to 450 guests for a banquet. Our Pre-function Area is 4,100 square feet; it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and space for up to 300 guests.
We offer a beautiful formal garden area that is ideally suited for outdoor weddings of 20 – 300. A rental fee of $400 is charged for this area.
(Please note that The Hotel at Kirkwood’s banquet chairs are not suitable for outdoors. Therefore, if you plan to have seating for any or all of your guests at your outdoor ceremony, chairs must be rented.)
Wedding Preparation Room
Prepare for your special occasion with your wedding party in this room, which is available for use prior to the ceremony. The room must be reserved for the night prior to the wedding to ensure it is available prior to your ceremony and wedding reception.
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The Hotel Kirkwood was absolutely amazing for our wedding day!
Their professionalism, flexibility and service was out of this world and I couldn't have asked for a better day. I knew that I did not have to worry about a thing because Holly and the rest of the staff were right there to take care of everything. Thank you for making our day so special and memorable!!
The Hotel at Kirkwood is an absolute dream to get married at.
It was so convenient to have the ceremony, reception and guest rooms all in one location and each of these exceeded my expectations. I didn't have to use a lot of décor because the location itself was so beautiful. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. The food is the reason we booked at Hotel Kirkwood and we were not disappointed. The portions were perfect and everything tasted fantastic. Holly was my wedding coordinator and I have nothing but great things to say about her. She did everything for me, always there to answer my questions and made sure I was never stressed. On the day of the wedding, she was constantly checking to make sure I was ok and see if I needed anything. I had the best day, no stress and so much fun because she was there to take care of all the little details. I cannot recommend the Hotel at Kirkwood more to any future brides!
We were very proud of the event and we have all of you at Kirkwood to thank.
I can't say enough great things about our fabulous wedding experience at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Everyone was talking about how great the food was and how impressed they were with Kirkwood's ability to serve nearly 350 people a hot and great tasting meal – the food was outstanding. The people at Kirkwood are truly wonderful, notably Holly, Maurad, Chris, Kevin and Beth…..and many more. Every server was extremely polite, called us by name and did everything they could to make our event run smoothly. Kirkwood should be known as providing world-class customer service….and being a perfect place for wedding receptions. The people at Kirkwood checked on every facet of the reception from the air temperature, food, our comfort, etc. It was so fun to be treated like royalty!!
The food and service were top notch!
We had the most amazing weekend celebrating our marriage at The Hotel at Kirkwood. Everything was absolutely perfect. We worked with Mary, and she ensured every detail was executed flawlessly. All of our expectations we're exceeded, and you will truly get world class service at this venue. The food and service were top notch!! You will not be disappointed.
Our wedding day could not have gone any smoother.
Our wedding day could not have gone any smoother, thanks to the wonderful staff at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center! They were polite, kind, accommodating, and very professional! We had many guests compliment us on how wonderful the entire evening went and how much they enjoyed their stay. I'd highly recommend!