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Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners

Your Wedding. Your Way.

As Iowa City’s Versatile Value Venue, we offer you the flexibility and options to make your special day an unforgettable celebration of love for you and your cherished guests.

Your Options

Customization means you only pay for the options you want. We will work with you to customize and personalize your reception and your rehearsal dinner. Customize your event based on your specific plan, or let our wedding expert prepare some personalized package options for you.

Here are just some of the options to help you design the perfect event for you and your budget:

Banquet room design options – Our banquet room can accommodate groups ranging in size from 50 to 500 guests. Our flexible, open floor plan allows you to design the space to your specifications. Create a themed space like a French boulevard café, a tropical beach paradise, a rustic country bunkhouse, or almost anything you can imagine. Small wedding? Our customizable, adjustable pipe-and-drape curtains allow you to “bring it in” and create a more intimate dinner setting, then open it up for the party!

Meal and menu options – From small-plate appetizers to mouth-watering buffets, our chef-created specialties allow you to design the perfect food offerings for your guests. Our flexible kitchen can produce everything from a variety of appetizers, pizza (from our own pizza ovens), barbeque, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, pastas, and bakery options all the way up to gourmet entrees, sizzling meats, and exotic specialty offerings.

Full-service bar options – Our classic country stonewood bar offers bar seating and walk-up convenience. We offer 12 different draft beers and over 20 different bottled beers. A large selection of liquor allows the service of most mixed drinks and shots. We even feature our own “house wine” with specialty wines, local wines and specialty alcohol available with advance special-ordering. A large selection of soft drinks are also available.

Multimedia and dancefloor options– Large projection screen monitors and flatscreens throughout the space allows you to entertain your guests with photo montages, videos, and personal messages. And dance the night away on our 2000 square-foot dance floor.

Additional options – Almost everything for your special day can be customized based on your needs. From “rent the space only” options that allow you to maximize the use of your team members, to arranging for bringing in food from your favorite restaurant or caterer, you can create your day your way.

Rehearsal Dinners

The First Avenue Club also specializes in rehearsal dinners*! Choose from our traditional dinner buffet menu or our private party menus. Our event coordinator will be happy to work with you to tailor a menu just for your special event!

Plus, if you have your wedding reception with us, we will not charge a room rental fee for your rehearsal dinner.

* Rehearsal dinners require a minimum of 35 buffets.