Grout Museum

503 South Street, Waterloo, IA
319-234-6357
Capacity: 200 people
About Grout Museum
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.
Package Pricing
Lobby
Attendees: 120 max | $450 /event
Pricing for all event types
Mess Hall
Attendees: 200 max | $350 /event
Pricing for all event types
Lobby & Mess Hall Combination
Attendees: 250 max | $750 /event
Pricing for all event types
Snowden House
Attendees: 150 max | $50 - $100 /hour
Pricing for all event types
Conference Room
Attendees: 100 max | $125 - $200 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Board Room
Attendees: 25 max | $100 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Theater
Attendees: 65 max | $100 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Imaginarium Party Package
Attendees: 2-30 | $80 - $145 /event
Pricing for parties only
Planetarium Party Package
Attendees: 2-30 | $80 - $145 /event
Pricing for parties only
Victorian Tea Party Package
Attendees: 2-30 | $90 - $155 /event
Pricing for parties only
Event Spaces
Lobby
Lobby
Mess Hall
Mess Hall
Snowden House
Snowden House
Conference Room
Conference Room
Board Room
Board Room
Theater
Theater
Recommendations
Great venue for a variety of events! - An Eventective User

We used the lower level of the Snowden House as the venue for my daughter's college graduation celebration. It was the perfect size- not too big or too small for our group. The pricing was appropriate and affordable. There was ample parking and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The large kitchen was equipped with serving pieces and utensils that we could use in place of the items we forgot to pack. The space had a coat closet, sitting area, and private restroom for our guests. We were even able to take some beautiful photos of my daughter in front of the historic building after the event. I would definitely recommend the Snowden House as a venue for a variety of different celebrations.

Beautiful relaxing venue - An Eventective User from Chebanse, IL

I am from Illinois and needed to plan a rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding. The Grout Museum responded to all my questions immediately. Other places either responded weeks later or not at all. Or if I asked an additional question - they didn't get back to me for over two weeks. First, Maddy helped me with the information and then Jackie took over after Maddy left. She gave good advise and helped me plan a memorable event. I received many compliments on the food and venue. It was such a relief and was a beautiful day.

Location
Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 12