National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library




The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is Cedar Rapid’s premier wedding venue. Our beautifully constructed, castle-style building is nestled up to the Cedar River providing a picturesque view for your wedding. Guests can enjoy this spectacular view from our outdoor terrace connected to our elegant banquet room. With art nouveau inspired décor and contemporary Czech glass chandeliers our banquet room is classy, inviting and romantic. Get married under our stunning, 8-foot Czech crystal chandelier in Grand Hall. This truly exclusive setting will make your wedding one to cherish for a lifetime. In the summer, we offer a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater situated on the river for your ceremony. Let our experienced and attentive staff take care of you while you make memories to last a lifetime. A full service bar, complimentary indoor parking and luxurious bathrooms are just a few of the perks you can enjoy when having your wedding at the museum. Breathtaking views, elegant spaces and modern accommodations will be sure to make your wedding an unforgettable celebration.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 230 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 230 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 230 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,200 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $300 with reception rental or $1,500 for a ceremony only wedding. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is estimated at between $6,420 and $10,720 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM
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