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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Cedar Rapids, IA View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

We'd love to help you have the amazing wedding you've imagined here at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

Hands down the showstopper of any event at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is the magnificent Crystal chandelier in Rozek Grand Hall – the anchor where our couples exchange their vows. Floor-to-ceiling windows and the brick archways frame the stunning chandelier creating an intimate vignette for couples to say, “I do.”

We'll take care of all the heavy lifting, the set-up and tear-down of all museum chairs, tables and staging is included in your investment along with access to our full-service bar, bartenders, and support staff throughout your event. An on-site coordinator will assist you with everything from from selecting the perfect date to say "I do" to conducting your wedding rehearsal and making sure all of the details for your big day fall into place. Complimentary amenities include indoor and outdoor parking, use of our Naxera Terrace with views of the Cedar River, stunning crystal chandeliers in Grand Hall and WFLA Heritage Hall, access to our full service bar (no bar minimums, added gratuities or bartender fees) and so much more. Plus, we do not charge any sales tax or service fees!

Give us a call today to schedule a tour: 319.362.8500 | rentals@ncsml.org

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

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

$3,000

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

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
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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11 Reviews

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    Emily P. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Best Decision We Made

    Best decision we made in wedding planning. Sarah van Deest was the best to work with and willing to share her expertise to help make the best experience for guest. She made the whole process easy and fun and I appreciate her support throughout! Beautiful indoor space with a fun outdoor area for cocktail hour / small games. After the ceremony, guest can walk through the Museum, which I think is an unique touch. I would highly recommend.

    National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's reply:

    Thank you, thank you! Your kind words mean so much to us and we are so lucky to work with incredible couples like you and Dan. Thank you for sharing your love with us. ❤️
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    Haley S. Married on 09/14/2019
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    Wedding 2019

    My husband and I got married at the Czech Museum and we were so so happy with how it turned out!! Sarah was amazing to work with. She listened to our wants and needs and made it all possible. I highly recommend the Czech Museum. They have so much to offer and everyone is so easy to work with.

    National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's reply:

    Haley! Thank you so much for your kindness. We loved working with you and helping make your vision a reality -- I will never forget your first look with your dad on the terrace. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing your big day with us. Cheers to you!
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    Brenda Y. Married on 06/01/2019
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    Wedding Reception

    We cannot thank Sarah Van Deest enough for the best experience imaginable for my daughter's wedding reception. We're still receiving compliments on the venue and the service of the staff !! It was a beautiful reception and we're beyond grateful for all of your hard work....it was truly above and beyond our expectations!

    National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's reply:

    Brenda! You, Hannah and your family were so great to work with! The decor and floral selected accompanied the room perfectly. Thank you both for all of YOUR hard work and organization -- it was a great night and I'm so grateful for wonderful clients like you! Congratulations again, Hannah + Justin!
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Naomi Engelken
Naomi Engelken
Director of Event Services

Naomi has been with the NCSML since March 2020 (interesting time to start!). She previously has experience planning events and programs for other non-profit organizations. Naomi's attention to detail is what makes her a great Director of Event Services!

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1400 Inspiration Place SW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
319-362-8500

Mon-Sat: 9:30am – 4:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm Additional hours available for events.
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for wedding events?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offer?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offer for wedding events?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library have available for wedding events?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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