The Iowa Memorial Union is conveniently located in the heart of the University of Iowa campus, just blocks from downtown Iowa City. The IMU has a variety of venues including two elegant ballroom spaces for larger groups, and other intimate spaces to accommodate wedding parties of all sizes. The IMU offers catering, an attached hotel, and event planning staff all located in the same building.

At the IMU you will have the opportunity to customize your wedding, work with our award-winning chefs to choose a catering package and unique menu especially for you, and enjoy a number of complimentary services and discounts and the fact that almost everything at the IMU is tax free. Let our experienced staff help make your wedding everything you expect it to be!

Jenna and Ben's special day at the IMU

Some recent guests of ours were kind enough to share their gorgeous wedding video, which showcases several locations and services from the IMU, including: the Iowa House Hotel, IMU River Terrace, Danforth Chapel, and IMU Main Lounge.

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University Catering

University Catering is dedicated to providing the highest quality food, planning and service especially for you. Whether your party is 7 or 700, our award-winning chefs pay special attention to every detail making your meal exactly the way you want.

Our catering services provide featured menus, or customize a menu of your choice. We have many options to satisfy a variety of taste buds including vegetarian meals. View wedding menus from University Catering and contact them for an estimate for your wedding!

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Iowa House Hotel

Enjoy the convenient location of the Iowa House Hotel located inside of the Iowa Memorial Union. The IMU’s 95 room self-operating hotel offers many packages to suit the needs of all your overnight guests including discounted room blocks for wedding customers.

Choose from standard rooms, executive rooms, two-bedroom suites, king and queen suites, junior suites and more. Customers who book their wedding reception in the Main Lounge or Ballroom of the IMU will receive a complimentary bridal suite in the Iowa House Hotel (based on availability).

Venues

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IMU Main Lounge

The Main Lounge is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony or reception of any size. The rental fee for the Main Lounge also includes the use of the IMU Sun Porch and the IMU North River Terrace.

The Iowa Memorial Union is conveniently located in the heart of the University of Iowa campus, just blocks form downtown Iowa City. The IMU offers catering, an attached hotel, and event planning staff all located in the same building.

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IMU Second Floor Ballroom

The spacious Second Floor Ballroom in the University of Iowa's Iowa Memorial Union with its gorgeous woodwork and stunning stage is a beautiful spot for your wedding reception or ceremony.

Booking your wedding in this venue comes with a variety of perks including: complimentary use of tables, chairs, and linens; one-on-one attention of an IMU Facility Coordinator to assist you with a customized room layout; setup and takedown labor; a wireless microphone for toasting; and customized lighting options.

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Danforth Chapel at IMU

This charming 1950's non-denominational chapel adjacent to the Iowa Memorial Union and the beautiful Iowa River is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony.

"Throughout the entire wedding planning process, we found the IMU staff to be incredibly accommodating, responsive, and creative. One of the best parts about having our wedding at the IMU was the convenience of having everything in one place. To have the wedding, reception, picture locations, and hotel all in one place allowed us to relax and enjoy our time with family and friends."
Ben & Jenna Schornack