The Iowa Events Center is a multi-venue complex in Polk County, Iowa. Aside from the 17,000 seat Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center has many options for you to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Opened in the fall of 2004, Hy-Vee Hall is the state’s largest exhibit hall with 100,000 square feet of space. The Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center is connected to Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena and boasts: 29 meeting rooms, the state’s largest ballroom at 28,730 square feet, and a tribute to Iowa’s military past, present and future in Memorial Hall. The enormous ballroom is magnificent, complete with colorful lighting, room for your ceremonial altar and reception dance floor, and sky high ceilings. Originally constructed in 1955 as an auditorium before being repurposed into the state-of-the-art facility—artwork and commemorative items are displayed throughout the facility showcasing Iowa artists, paying tribute to past events, and providing a tribute to Iowa’s veterans.
Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 800 guests
Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by midnight.
There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 16 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony is $500.
The average wedding cost at Iowa Event Center is estimated at between $4,532 and $7,978 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Podium and/or stage|
|Coat check room|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Linens, silverware, glassware provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Valet or public parking for a fee|
|All food and beverage handled by venue|
|Food & beverage minimum|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Exclusive caterer for venue|
|Amplified music OK indoors only|
|Smoking outside only|
|Music must end by midnight|