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Venues in Cedar Falls, IA,
(319) 277-1161

About Us

Situated in Cedar Falls, Iowa, The Black Hawk Hotel is a historic hotel and wedding venue. In the center of the city, there is plenty for guests to do before and after your event. Full of Midwestern charm with employees that offer exceptional customer service, the hotel provides a welcoming retreat for celebrations. The dedicated staff enjoys seeing your wedding come to life against the hotel's antique setting.

Facilities and Capacity

When you host your wedding at The Black Hawk Hotel, you can book the entire property. This allows you and your nearest and dearest privacy as you celebrate your love and commitment. The venue is flexible, providing the chance to celebrate with between 10 and 150 guests. There is a cocktail area called Bar Winslow as well as a dining room known as the Farm Shed. Ceremonies can take place in the lobby. With varied spaces throughout, couples can arrange the proceedings of their wedding in multiple ways.

Services Offered

As a hotel, room blocks are available. This allows you and your partner the ability to turn your wedding into a weekend event and provides convenience for guests and your wedding party. There are a total of 43 rooms in the hotel. To help you see your wedding dream materialize, the hotel employs a professional event planner. Catering and bar services are provided through the Farm Shed and Bar Winslow, satisfying guests' appetites with expertly crafted courses.


Originally, The Black Hawk Hotel was named The Winslow House. The establishment initially opened in 1853 and offered both drinks and accommodation. Over the course of the 1800s, the hotel went through renovations, a fire, and a number of name changes. The final design that guests can appreciate today was completed in 1914 by John Ralston, an architect. Today, the hotel is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Falls is a bustling city that offers both cultivation and entertainment. Numerous shops and eateries line the streets and many special events take place in this dynamic locale. Your loved ones also have ample opportunity to enjoy nature, with trails and parks, like the Hartman Nature Reserve Center.

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?

$ 500.00

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

$ 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?

$ 500.00

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

$ 400.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Historic Building, Hotel, Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables

What transportation and access is available?


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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