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The Venue

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Located just outside of Cedar Rapids in Walford,  Knapp Creek Event Center is excited to be the premier wedding and event venue in southeast Iowa! With an outdoor ceremony space, two getting ready suites and a ballroom for up to 300 guests, Knapp Creek is your one stop shop for your wedding or event! Take a look at what our space has to offer.

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THE ARRAY BALLROOM

Where do we begin?! Should we start with the roughly 4,700 square feet of maple flooring? Or maybe we should talk about the additional 6,500 square feet of perimeter around the maple floor. Either way, with 11,500 square feet to work with, this space is grandiose and makes a statement!

Fully Equipped with:

  • Three custom made dimmable chandeliers

  • A motorized bistro-light canopy over the head table

  • Premium Concert-Grade Audio & Lighting

  • Private Vendor Lounge 

  • 300 Black Wood Cross Back Chairs

  • (30) 10' Custom Built Farm Tables 

  • Private Prep Kitchen For Catering 

  • Additional Seating Available Upon Request

  • Additional 6' Round & 8' Banquet Tables Available Upon Request

THE MONROE SUITE

Welcome to The Monroe Suite. Located right across the hall from The Array Ballroom in a totally remodeled schoolhouse from 1920 (we even kept the original maple floor), we designed a space that conveyed grace, elegance and just the right amount of glam. The Monroe Suite was curated to perfectly outline the wants and needs of those who are going to use it most.

Fully Equipped with:

  • Combination door lock allows for limited entry and full privacy

  • Lockable storage room for gifts and other personal belongings

  • Professional grade lighting for hair and makeup (90 plus CRI at 5,000 degree Kelvin)

  • Fully dimmable recessed lighting over makeup mirrors to alleviate shadows 

  • Six lighted quartz surfaced makeup stations complete with USB charging access for phones

  • Fully furnished soft seating with couches, tables and chairs 

  • 4' x 8' "Memory Board" white board

  • Custom built "food and refreshment bar" including beverage cooler 

  • WiFi connected smart TV 

  • Climate controlled with independently operated furnace and central air conditioning 

  • Large Sony bluetooth speaker that will effortlessly fill the Monroe Suite with your favorite playlist

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THE ASPEN SUITE

Don't worry gentlemen, we've got your back. The days of venues throwing you in a small room expecting you to hang with your crew are over. Our Aspen Suite will be the catalyst for your amazing experience at Knapp Creek Event Center. Oh yeah, did we mention that it comes with a private bar? Bring the entire wedding party back to this suite and start the party before the reception even begins.

Fully Equipped with:

  • Private entry separated from the Monroe Suite to ensure you aren't spoiling the "first look" 

  • Private restroom with double stalls and double sink. 

  • Lockable storage room for clothes, wallets and other personal belongings 

  • Shuffleboard, Dart Board, Bags , "Pop A Shot" basketball 

  • 75" WiFi enabled smart TV 

  • Custom built quartz gathering table

  • Leather sofas 

  • Cocktail tables 

  • Walnut live edge bar with an epoxy "river top" 

  • Dimmable lighting  

  • Independently operated furnace and central air conditioning 

  • Sony bluetooth speaker that fills the entire room with high quality sound

  • Full length mirror

THE ROSA BAR

The Rosa Bar makes a statement the moment you walk into the main event space! Talk about "raising the bar" for wedding and event venues! The Rosa Bar not only functions with the highest rate of efficiency found at a venue, it looks really good doing it! This 70' U-shaped custom quartz bar was designed with not only your guest experience in mind, but we wanted to create a bar that let our bartenders create an unparalleled flow and impact when it comes to getting you and your guests a drink.

 

The Rosa Bar is also equipped with color changing accent lighting and three flat screen monitors to really help "convey" a message to your guests (digital drink menus, event timeline, pictures, video, etc.) Provide us with a jump drive or SD card and we will take care of the rest! 

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THE PALMER PAVILLION & OUTDOOR CEREMONY AREA

Outdoor ceremony? No problem. Outdoor cocktail hour? Done. 

 

Totaling 19,000 sq/ft. of usable space inside the cedar privacy fence, creating a beautiful outdoor ceremony has never been easier. 4800 sq/ft. of hard surface area allows for plenty of legroom for a seated ceremony. Utilize the 1600 sq/ft. Palmer Pavilion for a casual, shaded ceremony or cocktail hour.

Fully Equipped with:

  • Permanent bench seating for up to 400 guests

  • Seating for up to 200 under the pavilion 

  • Outdoor bar

  • Beautiful landscaping

  • Privacy fence

  • Outdoor rated power outlets

  • Large gate in privacy fence and a graveled area for food truck parking