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Grand River Center

Dubuque, IA View map
Rating 4.4 out of 5
73 reviews
$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Create memorable wedding moments at the Grand River Center, a wedding venue in Dubuque, Iowa. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic bluffs and the Mississippi River as you gaze out of their 30-foot wall of windows. This gorgeous, contemporary space boasts a picturesque setting and lavish floral landscaping on their natural patio. Their river walkway will make for a beautiful backdrop to all of your wedding photos. Grand River Center is centrally located between Des Moines, Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Facilities and Capacity

This modern and elegant venue has a variety of spaces to suit your particular needs for your special day. The River Room is an all-glass venue overlooking the majestic Mississippi River and is perfect for your ceremony, accommodating up to 160 guests. The Grand Ballroom has plenty of space for dinner and dancing and can seat up to 550 guests. Other salon options can fit anywhere from 280 to 800 guests.

Services Offered

The team of professionals at Grand River Center will pay attention to every detail, ensuring that your day goes off without a hitch. From event planning services to set up and clean up on your special day, they’ll have everything covered. This venue also offers in-house catering and bar service, and have a list of preferred outside vendors as well.

Cuisine

The catering team at Grand River Center offer an extensive menu with diverse options that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Their on-site chef will work with you to create a menu that suits all of your needs. There are also options for your rehearsal dinner, post-reception brunch, and even an on-site Tony Roma’s Bistro for those interested in a classic steak dinner. Their in-house bar and bartenders offer everything you need as well, whether you’re looking for house wine and beer, premium liquor, or specialty cocktails and a champagne toast. Catering services include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors-d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated dinner
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1

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?

$350

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$350

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
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?

$2

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

73 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
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Recommended by 89% of couples
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    Michelle C. Married on 02/14/2020
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    I love it it such a good place everyone should go there

    They do pretty much everything that you would want to do it that place
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    Miranda Married on 09/14/2019
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    Beautiful venue

    The venue was absolutely beautiful. Great outdoor space for a ceremony. The wedding coordinator Emily was very accommodating! Best day ever!

    Grand River Center's reply:

    Thank you very much for the kind words. You were a pleasure to work with and the wedding was beautiful. I want to thank you for entrusting us with your special day.
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    Katie Married on 07/20/2019
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    Wonderful Experience

    We had a July wedding at the Grand River Center, and it was the perfect venue for a ceremony. Our guests where able to get a view of the Mississippi without sitting outside in the heat.

    Grand River Center's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. Thanks for choosing the Grand river Center. We are pleased you had a wonderful experience.

Awards

  • 73
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Niki & Keith
    72 photos · 11/27/2021
  • Carissa & Josiah
    21 photos · 08/16/2019
  • Julie & Rob
    22 photos · 06/15/2019

Deals

Grand River Center 1
Offer

1. Complimentary Imported and Domestic Cheese Tray and Vegetable Crudites Tray 2. Complimentary Champagne Toast for Head Table 3. No Food and Beverage Minimum (Discount Amount May Vary With Room Selection $1,000 - $4,000) 4. Complimentary Bridal Suite at the Grand Harbor Resort (with a room block of 10+ rooms and based on availability) 5.Discount on Guest Room Rates at the Grand Harbor Resort Contact Emily for more details. New Inquires only

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Diskotek Entertainment Diskotek Entertainment Wedding DJs

Great venue for your reception. Staff is great to work with!!!

Inside Decor Rental Inside Decor Rental Wedding Rentals

We have very much enjoyed many events at the Grand River Center over many years including weddings, corporate dinners, fund raisers, craft shows, and birthday parties for our own children. All of the events have been a joy to attend from the staffing, the facility, and organization! The Riverview room overlooking the Mississippi River is stunning in itself. To have the facility for an event of your own is priceless. What a gift to give to your family and friends; a gorgeous location, great food, and personable staff! FIVE STAR * * * * *

Absolute Music Absolute Music Wedding DJs

Great venue!

Preferred Vendors

Map

500 Bell St. Dubuque, IA, 52001
5636904500
563-690-1345

Emily's office hours vary, depending on events. Please call to schedule an appointment.
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Grand River Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Grand River Center?

Grand River Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Grand River Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Grand River Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Grand River Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Grand River Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Grand River Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Grand River Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Grand River Center for wedding events?

Grand River Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Grand River Center offer?

Grand River Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Grand River Center offer for wedding events?

Grand River Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Grand River Center have available for wedding events?

Grand River Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Grand River Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Grand River Center is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in professionalism, 4.5 in value, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in average response time and 4.4 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Grand River Center offer?

Grand River Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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