The Upper Iowa University Events Department is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our customers in event coordination, catering, and overall customer service. Serving you from admission to commencement, weddings to banquets, and everything in between! We strive to provide the necessary expertise in managing the event from the initial idea to the completion, so each event will be remembered as a unique experience. We look forward to working with you soon!
We offer a variety of rooms for various accommodations. Please consider us for:
* Rehearsal Dinners
* Bridal showers
* Family/Class Reunions
Our Student Center Ballrooms offer a modern reception space that can accommodate large parties or small, intimate settings. The space can be configured for a maximum capacity of 400. The ballroom features projection capabilities, wireless microphones, and sound system. The ballroom also offers a stage, which is ideal for highlighting your wedding party. The Upper Lobby area is included in the rental of the Ballrooms and provides a fun atmosphere for your bar and hors d’oeuvres.
The Grout Museum is located in Waterloo, Iowa. The museum was established in 1954 and is widely acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of culture in Northeast Iowa. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum District includes five distinct properties - the Grout Museum of History & Science, the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, the Snowden House, the Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. The latest addition to the Museum includes the new Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. The official veterans museum of the state of Iowa, the museum honors the service and sacrifice of all Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present. The Museum is filled with inspirational spaces that can be rented for a large variety of events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthday parties, graduation open houses, business meetings and retreats, and many more. Whether it's for business or pleasure, there's a space sure to meet your needs.
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