Grinnell Chamber

Wedding & Social Venues

Hotel Grinnell

Hotel Grinnell, Central Iowa's newest boutique hotel, is the perfect location for your wedding. Their Ballroom holds 300 people and is a great location for your reception. They also have an indoor ceremony option for the colder months or in the case of weather. The Theater seats 400 people and is fully equipped with spot lighting and a first rate sound system. Host your cocktail hour in the Periodic Table Bar & Outdoor Patio. They also offer a complementary Penthouse Suite when you book your wedding. 

Grinnell Arts Center

926 Broad St. • 641-236-3203

The main floor of the Arts Center is a great place for receptions and social events. The new Loft Theatre on the upper level is a versatile social and performance space. Event capacity for 50-225 people. 

Grinnell College Bucksbaum Center for the Arts

1108 Park St. • 641-269-3178

For large and unique spaces, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts is the place to look. The building, designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli, features a 325-seat recital hall, 450-seat theatre, two black box theatres and four classrooms.
For dramatic workshops and performances, Roberts Theatre, Flanagan Theatre, and Wall Theatre Lab offer flexibility and the atmosphere for practicing and performing. Sebring-Lewis is a formal recital space designed for acoustic performance events. All large spaces in Bucksbaum require special arrangements for AV and speaker systems if desired for presentation purposes, however the classrooms are equipped with AV.
Bucksbaum also is home to the Faulconer Gallery, featuring fine art exhibits throughout the year. While the gallery is not available for rent, special arrangements may be made for tours, and we invite you to visit while you are on campus.

Grinnell College Golf Course

933 13th Ave. • 641-236-5955

Special event and meeting space

Grinnell Golf Course offers a beautiful banquet room and lounge with great views of the course. Their on site caterers will work with you to craft the perfect menu for your event. 

Grinnell College Harris Center

1114 10th Ave. • 641-269-3178

During the school year, the Harris Center is alive with student activity, but during summer and academic breaks we are pleased to offer these unique spaces to our customers.

The Concert Hall features a recessed stage area and can accommodate up to 550 people using bleacher seating and chairs. Standing room capacity is 700. The flexible space is used quite frequently for wedding receptions up to 300 people, or table arrangements can vary to suit your convention or vendor fair.

A 400-seat cinema auditorium across the hall is a perfect space for large lectures or plenary sessions. Complete with the ability to show videos or PowerPoint presentations, the Cinema features a large projection screen and theatre-style seating.

A lounge area completes the spaces in the Harris Center and may be used to supplement other events in the building.

Grinnell College Herrick Chapel

1128 Park St. • 641-269-3178

Cathedral ceilings, carved wood and rows of pew seating give Herrick Chapel an impressive aura. Herrick has been the location of numerous weddings, public speakers, and music performances throughout its over-100-year lifespan. With a capacity of 650 people, the chapel is one of our largest venues, and may be used for religious or non-religious activities. A sound system for lectures and recorded music has the ability to use hearing boosters for the hearing impaired. Audio-visual equipment requires special arrangements.

Grinnell College Joe Rosenfield Center

1115 8th Ave. • 641-269-3178

Rosenfield Room 101 is a lovely room filled with a wall of windows and ambient lighting. The open layout allows for multiple uses, including lectures of up to 225 audience members or banquet seating for 125 guests. 

St. Francis Manor Social Center

2021 4th Ave • 641-236-7592

Meeting and event space available

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