Events / I-vents / noun

Definition: Something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
We’re just an hour from Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Iowa City making events at Hotel Grinnell a perfect “meet me in the middle” destination.


LIVE Music Series on the Patio!


Friday, September 27, 2019 – Dan Tedesco 8-10pm

Friday, October 11, 2019 – Emma Kieran  8-10pm

Friday, October 25, 2019 – Jesse & The Medicine Men 8-10pm

Friday, November 1, 2019Andrew Hoyt 7-10pm



Hotel Grinnell is a Perfect Location for Weddings & Conferences

Our central Iowa location makes Grinnell a convenient gathering place. We are located along Interstate 80 halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City, an easy drive from every corner of the state and beyond. Hotel Grinnell is nestled in the heart of downtown Grinnell. You will be in the center of activity here, within walking distance of numerous independent restaurants, unique shopping, Central Park, the Strand Theatre, and the Grinnell College campus.


The Ballroom

Our  ballroom is a fabulous setting for luncheons, dinner receptions, cocktail parties, trade shows, meetings, concerts, conferences, and more. It is the perfect backdrop for both casual and classy events.

Banquet Capacity (all guests seated) : 300 People
Cocktail Capacity (most guests standing/mingling) : 400 People


The Theater

The theater is historic (1921) venue for entertainment and musical performances, lectures, big screen video presentations/movies, wedding ceremonies and more. The venue is fully equipped with stage and spot lighting and a first rate sound system.

Theater Capacity (all guests seated) : 400


The Bar & Outdoor Patio

Host a lovely daytime event or lively evening affair on our outdoor patio. This flexible space is ideal for pre- or post- function events and cocktail parties.  The patio even has overhead string lighting and gas fire pits!

Cocktail Capacity (most guests standing/mingling): 150 People
Banquet Capacity (all guests seated): 80 People


The Penthouse

The Penthouse is over the top with a canopy bed, tub for two, shower for two and living area. The suite has a private dressing room with salon chair and full size mirror.  The Penthouse has a separate large flexible space ideal for pre and post function events, board meetings and small parties.  The Penthouse is complementary when you book your wedding or large conference at Hotel Grinnell.



“Say your vows in the historic theater or across the street in Central Park. Guests then flow easily from the ceremony onto the patio for social hour and then into the ballroom for the reception. With 45 rooms for guests Hotel Grinnell is an ideal wedding venue.”

“What made our conference for more than 300 such a overwhelmingly enjoyable success was the attention to details, competency, and friendliness of everyone at Hotel Grinnell.  That, in addition to the extraordinary venue, left me thinking I can’t wait to bring family and friends back, as well as plan another meeting and large group gathering.”




 Learn more by emailing or by contacting the event manager directly at 641-990-3371. Thank you!

 Download the Event Guide