Weddings & Receptions in Cedar Rapids Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After

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.

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Making the Best Moments Even More Special

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.

Wedding Receptions

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.

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Wedding Receptions

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.

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Rehersal Dinners

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.

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Rehersal Dinners

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.

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Indoor Weddings

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.

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Indoor Weddings

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.

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Outdoor Weddings

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.)

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Outdoor Weddings

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.)

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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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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 night was one I will never forget

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mary with Hotel Kirkwood made my wedding dreams come true. She listened to every idea I had and made it come alive. One of the main things that sold us on HK (besides the GORGEOUS) venue, was that they set up and tore down everything for us. I was stress free knowing everything was in Mary's hands. The day before the wedding we brought her all of our decorations, some in which we had no idea where it would look best or would even work. I remember on the wedding night looking around and my eyes catching those little items that she made look even more perfect than I could have ever imagined. The food was amazing, the service was prompt, and the night was one I will never forget thanks to Hotel Kirkwood.

Reviewed by Mattison C on 6/19/19 via The Knot

We are so happy with the way everything turned out

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We had our wedding reception at Kirkwood and they really are top notch. The hospitality was unlike anything I have ever experienced-it felt like a five star hotel. The staff was accommodating to our needs as well as all of our guest. Holly was absolutely wonderful to work with and was very professional through the whole process making it easier to plan a wedding. The food was phenomenal and so was the cake which was all prepared by their culinary staff. We are so happy with the way everything turned and would recommend Kirkwood to anyone either for their wedding our just to stay the night!

Reviewed by Julianne K on 1/10/19 via The Knot

I highly recommend the Kirkwood Hotel for your wedding!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Holly Webster and the staff at the Kirkwood Hotel were absolutely the best to work with!!! We were expertly guided through all the planning details, and throughout the wedding day itself. It was such a worry free/hassle free experience, as all details were taken care of and we could just enjoy the day! We didn’t have to stress about setting up or tearing down, unlike so many other venues. We were also told by numerous guests that the food served was the best wedding food they had ever had! Without hesitation, I highly recommend the Kirkwood Hotel for your wedding! We are so thankful for their expertise and efficiency. If you choose them, I know you will feel the same!

Reviewed by Mary T on 12/26/2018 via The Knot