Indian Creek Nature Center is a nonprofit organization and wedding venue located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The venue offers a memorable experience for couples and their loved ones to celebrate amidst the natural beauty of the property's 200 acres of preserved prairie, woodlands and wetlands. The venue (Amazing Space) is one of of the most sustainable buildings in the world — a Living Building Petal Certified building — and displays sustainable architecture that elegantly complements its natural surroundings. Specializing in eco-friendly events, the Indian Creek Nature Center is a memorable location your guests will be talking about for years to come.
Facilities and Capacity
Indian Creek Nature Centre welcomes weddings of up to 155 guests. The venue’s wedding packages include the use of the entire building for the duration of the event, as well as the outdoor spaces. Utilize the center's classrooms as his-and-her's get-ready rooms, the auditorium with exposed wooden beams and limestone for your ceremony and/or reception, as well as the string-lit patio and wetland deck, natural amphitheater, conference room, and bird-viewing room with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout your big day. The prairie, woodlands, and wetlands found throughout the acreage create scenic and romantic photo opportunities for you and your guests.
The venue’s dedicated event specialist works closely with clients to host the wedding of their dreams. Couples are welcome to host rehearsal dinners at the property, as well as engagement parties and showers. The center was built to be fully accessible for guests of all abilities and ages. With their rich knowledge of local businesses, the team is happy to share vendor recommendations with clients to help create their ideal event. A fully equipped kitchen area is available for your chosen caterer, and beer and wine are permitted on the premises. Clean up services are offered to ensure that you can enjoy your long-anticipated day without worrying about the small details.
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Sarah Botkin, Amazing Space Manager at Indian Creek Nature Center, grew up on a farm in central Illinois raising sheep. She received her B.A. from Monmouth College and her Masters from Kansas State University. After spending 18 years in Student Affairs in the Higher Education setting, Sarah joined Indian Creek Nature Center in August 2018. She enjoys traveling, bike riding and reading a good book.
Liz Zabel, a Minnesota native and Iowa State University graduate, joined the Nature Center staff in 2018. She is a former journalist turned marketing whiz and a photographer, videographer and all-around storyteller. Liz cares deeply about protecting our planet and is proud to promote Indian Creek’s mission to create #championsofnature every day. When she’s not working, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, fur-children (a dog and two cats) and friends; getting outdoors as often as possible by gardening, camping, hiking, paddling and generally exploring. She also caught the wanderlust bug and loves to travel every chance she gets — let her know where she should go next!
March – October Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed November – February Sunday & Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Indian Creek Nature Center frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Indian Creek Nature Center?
- Clean Up
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Indian Creek Nature Center for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Indian Creek Nature Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Indian Creek Nature Center offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Get Ready Rooms
- Pet Friendly
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