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Venues in Grinnell, IA,
(720) 884-6603

About Us

Located in the heart of Grinnell, Iowa, Hotel Grinnell is a modern urban wedding venue. Originally a public school, the building was reimagined by Steve Holtze and Angela Harrington who converted it into a combination of separate event spaces and guest suites in 2016. With contemporary design concepts and a signature industrial-chic flair, this venue offers couples a one-of-a-kind place to mark the beginning of their new lives together.

Forget the prom…you can be “Queen” of your wedding in the fabulously revitalized, gymnasium.

With its polished hardwood floor and original court markings, this is the ultimate update on the best night of your life. No chaperones needed.

Planning your wedding day can be a daunting task; you may just be beginning to think about the kind of day you want; or if you’re the organized type and you’ve been keeping a scrapbook for years, now is the time to put all that planning into action. Our Events team is eager to assist you with all the details of planning your special day!

Our wedding planning services include:

  • Personal one-on-one consultations
  • Recommendations for select local vendors
  • Complimentary tastings for the bride and groom
  • Event detailed from beginning to end
  • In addition to your reception, we can assist with planning your bridal shower, gift opening, rehearsal dinner and/or arranging accommodations for your guests


Aside from the dynamic wedding venue space located on the premises, Hotel Grinnell also boasts a variety of overnight guest suites. With a wide selection of inventive floor plans to choose from, this hotel has something for everyone. Clean and artfully decorated walls stand out against industrial room accents and hardwood flooring in each room. Available to guests taking advantage of their hospitality facilities is access to always-open fitness and business centers. Concierge and room services accompany all overnight reservations. Hotel Grinnell’s selection of suites include the following varieties:

  • King loft and canopy bedrooms
  • Double ensuite, loft, and premium queen options
  • Penthouse suites
  • Bunk bed arrangements


Situated in the downtown district of Grinnell, this venue is located just an hour drive away from urban centers like Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines. Notable Grinnell attractions that lie close to the hotel include:

  • Numerous dining and shopping destinations
  • Grinnell’s Central Park
  • The Strand Theatre
  • Grinnell College

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


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

$ 2,500.00

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

$ 2,500.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


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

$ 1,000.00

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

$ 1,000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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


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


What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


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


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue


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, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

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?

Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, November, December

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