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Services & Event Features of Your Wedding

Venue, Décor, Menu & Extras

Your wedding is one of the most important occasions in your life – and The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is committed to making it extraordinary. From wedding venue design and décor to menu selection and a host of intangible extras, we’ll be at your side, ensuring a seamless event.

Enjoy These Complementary Services

 Group menu tasting for the couple and up to four additional guests.

An event room for the rehearsal dinner.

Personal Banquet Captains who oversee the entire reception.

Elegant décor accents and lighting.

Placement of guest favors and table décor.

Transportation service for guests staying at The Hotel.

Gift attendants who secure and transport gifts to your bridal room.

Deluxe King guest room for your wedding night.

A reserved event room for your gift opening breakfast or brunch.

Handing out gift bags to your guests (if you choose to provide) upon arrival or gift bags can be delivered to individual guest rooms for an additional fee


Your Hotel Wedding Team

With decades of combined experience and a dedication to making each and every event shine, our wedding team is your trusted source of advice and assistance before, during and after the big day.


Mary Van Houten, Catering Sales Manager

By building trust, providing excellent customer service and following through on the details, Mary makes wedding magic happen week after week. She draws upon more than 25 years experience with Cedar Rapids hotels and event venues, directing catering, weddings and large meetings. Her deep knowledge of the industry shows in every dream wedding that has become reality at The Hotel at Kirkwood.


Aimee Schaefer, Pastry Chef

A Waterloo, Iowa native, Aimee is a graduate of both the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts programs at Kirkwood Community College. Aimee grew up with a passion for baking, and has always enjoyed creating new recipes and sharing them with others. Her varied experience includes positions at the Hy-Vee Bakery, Mercy Hospital and The Class Act Restaurant. Each has prepared her to balance all aspects of the bakery. Aimee believes wedding cakes serve as a centerpiece of a wedding and are the perfect way to represent a couple’s unique personality.