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The Venue

Tour Knapp Creek Event Center in Walford, IA

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 massive preparation suites and a ballroom for 300+ guests, Knapp Creek is your one stop shop for your wedding or event! Take a look at what our space has to offer.

Knapp Creek Event Center


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!

  • 11,500 sq. ft. of useable space

  • 4700 sq. ft. of maple flooring

  • Acoustically designed to prevent echo | reverberation 

  • Three custom made chandeliers

  • Motorized bistro light canopy

  • Premium concert grade audio and lighting 

  • 300 black winery cross back chairs 

  • Additional seating upon request (150 black resin folding chairs)

  • 30 10' custom farm tables 

  • Additional seating available (5' round tables | 8' banquet tables)

  • Indoor ceremony capabilities 

  • Full amenities guide available upon request


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.

  • Combination smart locks allow for limited | fully privacy

  • Lockable storage room for gifts | cards | personal items 

  • Professional grade lighting for hair | makeup 

  • Fully dimmable lighting

  • Ensuite restroom 

  • Full length mirror

  • Six lighted quartz surfaced makeup stations with USB charging 

  • Custom built food | refreshment bar 

  • Large beverage refrigerator 

  • 65" smart TV w/YouTube TV access 

  • Climate controlled

  • Sony XP700 bluetooth speaker

  • Full amenities guide available upon request

Knapp Creek Event Center
Knapp Creek Event Center


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.

  • Combination smart locks allow for limited | fully privacy

  • Lockable storage room for gifts | cards | personal items 

  • Private | uninterrupted access from Monroe Suite 

  • Ensuite restroom 

  • Shuffleboard | Dart Board | Cornhole | Pop-A-Shot

  • Full walnut live edge bar

  • Three total leather sofas

  • Fully dimmable lighting

  • Large beverage refrigerator 

  • 75" smart TV w/YouTube TV access 

  • Climate Controlled 

  • Sony XP700 bluetooth speaker 

  • Full amenities guide available upon request


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.


  • Color changing accent lighting

  • Three 55" smart TV's w/WIFI access 

  • Display your drink menu, event timeline, pictures and video

  • One bartender included in venue rental 

  • Full amenities guide available upon request

Knapp Creek Event Center
Knapp Creek Event Center


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 300+ guests outside

  • Seating up to 200 under the pavilion

  • Outdoor bar

  • Beautiful landscaping and on-site photo locations

  • Privacy fence around entire perimeter 

  • Outdoor rated power outlets

  • Large gated access and graveled area for food truck or coffee camper

  • Ceremony sound system available upon request

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