Venues and Pricing

The IMU offers some of the most unique and elegant indoor and outdoor locations in the Iowa City/Coralville area, on the University of Iowa campus. Customers booking their wedding with the IMU will enjoy a number of complimentary services and perks. In addition, the IMU does not charge sales tax on rental fees.

Indoor venues

*See our summer discounts here!

Included with indoor venues

  • One-on-one attention of an IMU Facility Coordinator to assist you with a customized room layout
  • Tables and chairs
  • Black or white table linens
  • Setup and takedown labor
  • Custodial services
  • A wireless microphone for toasting (Main Lounge and Ballroom only)
  • Customized lighting options
  • 21x21 Foot Dance Floor (Main Lounge only)
  • Please see the University Catering website for additional items and services that are included when you book your wedding at the IMU such as wedding planning services, complimentary china and glassware service, complimentary bar attendants, and more!
  • Iowa House Hotel guests enjoy discounted room blocks, free parking, wireless internet, complimentary breakfast, and other amenities. In addition, as a part of the University Catering package, the bride and groom will receive a complimentary bridal suite for the night of the reception! (bridal suite based on availability.)

Additional equipment that the IMU has available for rent include: LED up lights, pipe and draping and backdrops, LCD projectors, screens, staging, and more. You can see a list of these items and pricing here.

Please be sure to check out our Wedding Specials for additional perks. 

Outdoor venues

Customers reserving Hubbard Park, the IMU River Terrace, or the River Amphitheater to use as a wedding ceremony venue are responsible for providing their own furniture, equipment, and labor. Our staff will be happy to make recommendations for vendors we have worked with in the past.  Be sure to ask our staff about rain back up options as well!

Danforth Chapel

The Danforth Chapel rental fee of $300 includes a three hour time block inside the space the day of the wedding, plus one hour for a rehearsal on a date prior to the ceremony.

Also included in the rental is one metered parking space outside of the chapel along with the use of a private meeting room with a mirror inside of the Iowa Memorial Union the day of your ceremony. This rental also includes an electric piano.