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Steeple Square

Dubuque, IA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
18 reviews
$880 - $1k For 100 Guests
Up to 320 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$880 - $1k For 100 Guests
Up to 320 guests

The Steeple Square Community Event Center is a venue located in historic downtown Dubuque, IA. This venue occupies a former church and now proudly stands as a historic landmark and a community minded nonprofit. Their venue is nestled just north of the lively Millwork District, known for its breweries, local shops, and murals.

The Steeple Square Community Event Center offers three versatile spaces to host your entire wedding day. Their stunning main hall is their largest and most iconic space to host your wedding, comfortably accommodating up to three hundred guests. New additions to their campus include their colorful outdoor plaza and their bright and industrial lower-level space. All three spaces can be mixed-and-matched to host ceremony, cocktail hour, reception (and more!) with precision and ease.

Couples who host their wedding at the Steeple Square Community Event Center can anticipate a hands-on experience with a Steeple Square representative. They are known for their above and beyond service and attention to detail. Steeple Square has an open catering policy, allowing couples the freedom to choose their preferred caterer. Other accommodations you can expect are set-up and teardown, tables and chairs, bar service, table linens, sound system, dance floor and more!

To learn more about Steeple Square, visit their website at steeplesquare.com. To contact a Steeple Square representative, call 563-235-3584 or email events@steeplesquare.com.

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?

$900

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

$2,250

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?

$800

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

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

320

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Outside Cake

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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

18 Reviews

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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Erika D. Married on 11/20/2021
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    Stunning venue and wonderful staff

    We loved our wedding Steeple Square! It is an absolutely stunning venue and Melanie was wonderful to work with. She answered all of our many questions promptly and ensured the day went smoothly, including touching base with the vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. We were able to host both our ceremony and reception in the space and wouldn’t have done it any other way. It was a magical night and we received many comments about how beautiful and unique of a venue it was. Highly recommend!

    Steeple Square's reply:

    Thank you, Erika and Zachary, for choosing Steeple Square to host your ceremony and reception! We were honored to be a part of your big day and are thrilled that you had a memorable experience. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!
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    Caroline Married on 10/02/2021
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    The Best Venue Ever

    Steeple Square was the perfect place for us to hold our wedding reception. The space is so beautiful that we didn't have to do much decorating, and Melanie was so helpful, it made planning and the day itself go so smoothly. I think the comment we've gotten the most since our wedding has been about how beautiful the venue was, so I definitely recommend having your wedding/party/event at Steeple Square! Don't even look at other places because it has it all.
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    Rochelle B. Married on 07/31/2021
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    What an amazing day!

    This venue is gorgeous and Melanie was great to work with! Covid impacted our planning (had to move our ceremony venue) and Melanie jumped right in to go the extra mile to make sure this venue change would work for us! Our families loved the classic church feel, with it still being a nondenominational venue. Great for anyone who wants classic and traditional, with some modern twists and contemporary esthetic.

    Steeple Square's reply:

    We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Steeple Square and that Melanie was able to provide a smooth transition when changes occurred. We wish you and Andrew the best!

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Allison & Daniel
    21 photos · 06/01/2019

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Team

Melanie Bressler
Melanie Bressler
Campus Manager

Hello! I work with all our couples at Steeple Square to coordinate the details of their wedding and I am also onsite the day of their wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly. What I enjoy most about my line of work is that I get to see couples on their happiest day of their lives and know that I helped execute their plans. I have more than 5 years of professional event planning experience, but I've been event planning my whole life! I hope you say "I do" to Steeple Square, because I'd be honored to work with you!

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101 E 15th Dubuque, IA, 52001
5632353584
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Steeple Square frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Steeple Square?

Steeple Square includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Steeple Square, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Steeple Square includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Steeple Square, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Steeple Square includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Steeple Square in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Steeple Square for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Steeple Square for wedding events?

Steeple Square offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Steeple Square offer?

Steeple Square offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Steeple Square offer for wedding events?

Steeple Square offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Steeple Square have available for wedding events?

Steeple Square offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Steeple Square and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Steeple Square is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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