Grand River Center

500 Bell St., Dubuque, IA 52001 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Grand River Center

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
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71 Reviews for Grand River Center

Recommended by 89% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Miranda · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue

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

    Sent on 10/06/2019

    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

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 11/03/2019

    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.

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Grand River Center Pricing

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Grand River Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1.00
  • 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?
    $ 350.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 350.00
  • 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?
    $ 2.00
  • 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?
    1500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • 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

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Grand River Center 1
    5 Fabulous Reasons for a Friday Night Reception

    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements

  • Diskotek Entertainment Wedding DJs

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

  • 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 Wedding DJs

    Great venue!

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  • 500 Bell St. Dubuque, IA, 52001 See on map
    563-362-3153 (Phone number)
    5636901345 (Other Phone Number)
    5636901350 (Fax Number)
    Emily's office hours vary, depending on events. Please call to schedule an appointment.
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