Weddings

Shores Event Center

Cedar Rapids, IA View map

About

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

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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

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

$130

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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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Jason W. Married on 04/09/2020
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    Best Facility for an Event

    Our corporate retreat, which included the escape room, was absolutely perfect! Service was amazing, and three months later my team is still talking about what a great day it was. So extremely affordable, welcoming, and thorough. Don't hesitate to book your event at Shores!
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    Andrea Married on 05/27/2012
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    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!!
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    Samantha Married on 05/11/2013
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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.

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700 16th St NE L100 Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
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