Shores Event Center

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Starting at $6,012 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $6k for 50 Guests
Starting at $6k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 230

Starting price

$6K to start


Ceremony / Reception

Shores Event Center Overview

The Shores Event Center in Cedar Rapids Iowa was built in 1911. This historic building is a magical space to host your wedding celebration! The rustic structure has been refurbished with modern amenities. This creates a visual melding and a wonderful balance of modern convenience and old charm. The Corridor area of the Shores Event Center is an open space ready for you to add a special touch. The brick walls and concrete pillars are accented with pure light from the many windows. The Event Center's Corridor has a flexible layout allowing you and your love to arrange a special celebration just as you have always imagined. The addition of warm accents and special decor items will help to create a custom wedding environment. Floral arrangements, candles, and colorful linens will bring this inviting room to another level! The Shores Event Center reception space features a dance floor and enough space to arrange both your reception and ceremony. Enjoy friends and family as you dance and dine well into the evening at this handsome venue.

Venue Notes

The rental fee is $2,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 23 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding with no reception is $450. Additional hours after midnight can be arranged for a fee of $140/hr. Please inquire about discounts in the fall, pricing for half day rentals, open bar options and fees for using outside caterers not from preferred caterers list.

Amenities And Requirements


Ceremony chairs included for up to 150 guests
Day-of coordinator
Glassware included
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Outdoor lighting
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- Amplified music OK indoors only- Approved outside catering allowed for a fee- Choose from a list for catering- Confetti is permitted- Music must end by midnight- Smoking outside only- Wedding coordinator required