With Over 90 acres and plenty of Expo Hall space, Hawkeye Downs is Perfect For Any Event.

Expo Center

The Hawkeye Downs Expo Center contains 35,000 square feet of space, perfect for hosting your trade show, convention, annual meeting, wedding reception, reunion or any other event you can dream up.

If you don’t need all that space you can rent just the north hall (20,000 square feet) or the newer south hall (15,000 square feet).

The Expo Center features clean and modern restrooms, concession stands (including beer) and the ability to handle all of your electrical needs.

The Hawkeye Downs Expo Center is within walking distance of 5 hotels with over 200 rooms. We will be happy to work with you in booking what you need.

Weddings at the Downs

Escape the ordinary and come to Hawkeye Downs!

We are “THE” place in Cedar Rapids where Celebrations start and Memories are made. Whether you are looking for an elegant, classy or a casual outdoor pavilion experience, we can accommodate your every need for every budget.

Choose your own catering service or have Aunt Sally make your grandmother’s famous salad, host your wedding your way and we will help you bring your vision to life!

~Rental space from 50 to 600 guests

~Lots of FREE parking overnight available

~Space can be customized to your guest count and vision

~Bring in your own catering service or food

~1 Event Staff at your assistance

~Full kitchen with separate vendor entrance

~Separate coat check area

~1 Bartender to use with our Beer & Wine Service

~Music space

~40 rectangular 8’tables with chairs included      *additional tables only $8 each

~All on one floor, ADA Compliant

~ Clean-up included

~Complimentary Wifi connectivity for your social media needs

~Access at 9:00A.M. the day of the event for set-up/decorating

~Rental based on actual event time of 6 hours * additional hours for purchase

~Loading dock with overhead doors for easy deliveries

~Hayrack rental available

Hawkeye Downs is PROUD to work with these preferred Vendors:

Pierson’s Flower Shop

Cakes by Design

Monroe & Company Photography

These partners’ products and services are featured in these wonderful photos!

Call us at Hawkeye Downs: 319-365-8656; or email to book yours today!


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