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
Andrea · Married on 05/27/2012
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
Samantha · Married on 05/11/2013
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