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Graduate Hotel Iowa City

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About Graduate Hotel Iowa City

Graduate Hotel Iowa City is a unique wedding venue located in Iowa City, Iowa. This literary-inspired hotel is situated on the Ped Mall, considered the heart of downtown, and only a 20-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces for both your ceremony and reception. Graduate Hotel Iowa City prides themselves on their warm, friendly, and whip-smart staff.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 600 guests at this one-of-a-kind, college-esque hotel. Your guests will enter their impressive lobby stacked with books and cool writings on the wall, making them nostalgic for their college years. If you're having a lavish affair, they can move into the Wayne Ballroom. This grand space is located on the hotel’s lower level, and features elegant finishes. It also boasts a pre-function space perfect for your cocktail hour. If you're having a more intimate gathering, the Benson Room is a beautiful option. It can hold up to 130 guests, and features sophisticated decor.

Services Offered
This fascinating hotel offers all-inclusive packages to ensure your planning process goes smoothly from start-to-finish. Their creative culinary team will work with you one-on-one to create a custom menu that reflects your individual tastes and preferences. Chairs, linens, and tables are included in their rental fee, along with china, glassware, and flatware. Their experienced staff will assist you with setup and cleanup. For a truly unique affair, you can also choose to select your own vendors. Additional services include:

  • Bar services
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Lighting and sound
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Shuttle
  • Valet

Graduate Hotel Iowa City offers a variety of guest rooms that are filled with surprises and discoveries around every corner. Your loved ones will enjoy Malin + Goetz amenities and complimentary WiFi. They can select a room with a king bed, two queens, or a suite. If you select a suite, you'll enjoy gorgeous views of downtown Iowa City, as well as a private bonus room, complete with a sleeper sofa, sitting area, wet bar, and half bath. You’ll also have access to Poindexter Coffee, and their indoor/outdoor bar, Gene’s.

Other Services
In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, this downtown hotel is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party



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