Shores Event Center

700 16th St NE L100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Map · Phone number
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About Shores Event Center

Built in 1911, the Shores building was originally home to the Shores-Mueller Co. The Shores-Mueller Co. sold products direct to consumers via catalogs. The company offered a range of products that were produced, packaged, and sold right from the Shores building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

According to the Shores Catalogue and Cook Book, the company offered every product that consumers needed for both the home and farm including baking powder, spices, toilet articles, poultry remedies, and hog powders.

Today at Shores Event Center, you won’t find hog or baking powder but we are confident that this beautiful, historic venue will add some spice to your upcoming event and you will find bathrooms fully stocked with plenty of toilet articles.

In 2005, Tom Erger, Devonna Wood, and Mike Pitzen purchased the old Shores-Mueller Co. building and began renovation of what is now known as Shores Central Park. The entire building has been meticulously restored over the last several years and incorporated green building restoration efforts when possible including:

High-efficiency insulated windows
Four high-efficiency, gas-fired furnaces on each floor of the building
Spiral duct-work which distributes cool and warm air evenly between the floors
All wiring is new and high-efficiency electrical fixtures were used whenever possible
Totally restored brick inside and out
New roof with insulation to help seal the building
Kept the corrugated concrete ceilings
Exposed the poured concrete pillars

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2 Reviews for Shores Event Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Andrea · Married on 05/27/2012

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Shores Event Center was a fantastic venue for both our wedding ceremony and reception! The staff were very friendly and responsive and flexible. The venue itself is beautiful and a great place for a party. Very nice and clean building. Lots of open space. Easy to decorate. I loved it!!

    Sent on 05/29/2012
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    Samantha · Married on 05/11/2013

    4.6
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      3.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    I recently held my wedding (both ceremony and reception) at Shores. I can't even begin to convey how much I love the venue... it is very unique and beautiful. As a bride who didn't have much time to sweat the small things, I loved this venue because you don't have to spend so much to decorate because the exposed brick and unique windows create an ambiance on their own. The staff was amazing. Not only were they great the day of the event, but my (very random) questions were always answered very promptly through email. Overall, a great experience.

    Sent on 05/28/2013

Shores Event Center 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?
    $ 2500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • 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?
    $ 130.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 130.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • 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
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    November
    December

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  • 700 16th St NE L100 Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402 See on map
    3197755367 (Phone number)

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