Graduate Hotel Iowa City

210 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Graduate Hotel Iowa City

Graduate Hotel Iowa City is a unique wedding venue located in Iowa City, Iowa. This literary-inspired hotel is situated on the Ped Mall, considered the heart of downtown, and only a 20-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces for both your ceremony and reception. Graduate Hotel Iowa City prides themselves on their warm, friendly, and whip-smart staff.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 600 guests at this one-of-a-kind, college-esque hotel. Your guests will enter their impressive lobby stacked with books and cool writings on the wall, making them nostalgic for their college years. If you're having a lavish affair, they can move into the Wayne Ballroom. This grand space is located on the hotel’s lower level, and features elegant finishes. It also boasts a pre-function space perfect for your cocktail hour. If you're having a more intimate gathering, the Benson Room is a beautiful option. It can hold up to 130 guests, and features sophisticated decor.

Services Offered
This fascinating hotel offers all-inclusive packages to ensure your planning process goes smoothly from start-to-finish. Their creative culinary team will work with you one-on-one to create a custom menu that reflects your individual tastes and preferences. Chairs, linens, and tables are included in their rental fee, along with china, glassware, and flatware. Their experienced staff will assist you with setup and cleanup. For a truly unique affair, you can also choose to select your own vendors. Additional services include:

  • Bar services
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Lighting and sound
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shuttle
  • Valet

Graduate Hotel Iowa City offers a variety of guest rooms that are filled with surprises and discoveries around every corner. Your loved ones will enjoy Malin + Goetz amenities and complimentary WiFi. They can select a room with a king bed, two queens, or a suite. If you select a suite, you'll enjoy gorgeous views of downtown Iowa City, as well as a private bonus room, complete with a sleeper sofa, sitting area, wet bar, and half bath. You’ll also have access to Poindexter Coffee, and their indoor/outdoor bar, Gene’s.

Other Services
In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, this downtown hotel is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party

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Graduate Hotel Iowa City FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,069.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,479.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 724.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 75.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • Describe your venue: Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Flatware, Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, May, June, July, August, September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, October, November, December


  • 210 South Dubuque Street Iowa City, IA, 52240 See on map
    6547778888 (Phone number)
  • 210 S Dubuque Iowa City, Iowa, 52240 See on map
    319-281-0071 (Phone number)
    319-248-4407 (Other Phone Number)
    319-337-7037 (Fax Number)

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