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Grand River Center

Dubuque , IA

LOCATION

500 Bell St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 US (map)

PHONE

563-690-4500

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

MAKE YOUR MEMORIES IN A PLACE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET...

Imagine celebrating your wedding at the majestic Grand River Center nestled on the banks of the Mississippi overlooking... Read more
MAKE YOUR MEMORIES IN A PLACE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET...

Imagine celebrating your wedding at the majestic Grand River Center nestled on the banks of the Mississippi overlooking the scenic bluffs of historic Dubuque.

The 30 foot walls of windows magnify the spleandor of every season, providing a picturesque setting for your wedding photography. Elegance surrounds you from the blue lit ceiling clouds to the lavish floral landscaping of our natural stone patio and river walkway.

Our certified wedding specialists make you their priority, orchestrating your plans as well as being present on your wedding day. Allow our highly skilled staff to lavish you with attention as you dine on our award winning cuisine in one of our spacious formal ballrooms.

The Grand River Center is the premier Midwest wedding reception venue, centrally located between Des Moines, Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1500
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Vicki
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
We received SO many compliments on our ceremony and reception that we had at the GRC. Melissa and staff were VERY responsive to emails, even when I had questions the day before/ day-of. They worked with us on figuring out the perfect layout for each detail of our ceremony and reception. Melissa was SO helpful in remembering all the details that I was likely to forget. It was a HUGE relief to have everything we needed right there: catering, ceremony, reception, and coordinator on-site. A BEAUTIFUL venue with AMAZING people to work with!
We received SO many compliments on our ceremony and reception that we had at the GRC. Melissa and staff were VERY Read more...
We received SO many compliments on our ceremony and reception that we had at the GRC. Melissa and staff were VERY responsive to emails, even when I had questions the day before/ day-of. They worked with us on figuring out the perfect layout for each detail of our ceremony and reception. Melissa was SO helpful in remembering all the details that I was likely to forget. It was a HUGE relief to have everything we needed right there: catering, ceremony, reception, and coordinator on-site. A BEAUTIFUL venue with AMAZING people to work with! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa and the rest of the staff at GRC was a dream to work with. They were so accomodating and helpful to help us make the most of our budget and provide the absolute best for our guests. They went above and beyond to make our day special and I received so many compliments from friends and family on how delicious the food was and how professional and kind the staff was. There are no words to thank them enough for making our dream day come true and to be even better than imagined!
Melissa and the rest of the staff at GRC was a dream to work with. They were so accomodating and helpful to help us make Read more...
Melissa and the rest of the staff at GRC was a dream to work with. They were so accomodating and helpful to help us make the most of our budget and provide the absolute best for our guests. They went above and beyond to make our day special and I received so many compliments from friends and family on how delicious the food was and how professional and kind the staff was. There are no words to thank them enough for making our dream day come true and to be even better than imagined! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
It was AMAZING working with the Grand River Center. They were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible in scheduling times to speak with us. They went through a few different wedding coordinators over the year we had them booked, but it honestly didn't make a difference. They were still helpful and organized. The venue itself is also beautiful and many of our guests commented on how much they liked the venue. The food was also excellent! The only thing I didn't like was their tasting. They schedule everyone who is having a wedding within a certain month span to come to their tasting, so around 300-400 people. Everything was just served buffet style and lines were long. It was all you can eat though, which was nice. They also had the wedding coordinator and her assistant answer questions after the tasting, which was helpful, but a bit overwhelming with so many people. Overall, it was a great venue and I was never stressed out when it came to anything regarding the venue. I highly recommend them!
It was AMAZING working with the Grand River Center. They were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible in scheduling Read more...
It was AMAZING working with the Grand River Center. They were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible in scheduling times to speak with us. They went through a few different wedding coordinators over the year we had them booked, but it honestly didn't make a difference. They were still helpful and organized. The venue itself is also beautiful and many of our guests commented on how much they liked the venue. The food was also excellent! The only thing I didn't like was their tasting. They schedule everyone who is having a wedding within a certain month span to come to their tasting, so around 300-400 people. Everything was just served buffet style and lines were long. It was all you can eat though, which was nice. They also had the wedding coordinator and her assistant answer questions after the tasting, which was helpful, but a bit overwhelming with so many people. Overall, it was a great venue and I was never stressed out when it came to anything regarding the venue. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Jalesa
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Grand River is beautiful! Our wedding was so gorgeous! The staff is friendly and helpful!
The Grand River is beautiful! Our wedding was so gorgeous! The staff is friendly and helpful!
The Grand River is beautiful! Our wedding was so gorgeous! The staff is friendly and helpful! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The GRC is awesome to work with. They are so experienced, professional, and accommodating. I would highly recommend JoAnn and the staff at the GRC.
The GRC is awesome to work with. They are so experienced, professional, and accommodating. I would highly recommend JoAnn Read more...
The GRC is awesome to work with. They are so experienced, professional, and accommodating. I would highly recommend JoAnn and the staff at the GRC. Read less
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JLELLESTAD
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
You can't go wrong with a wedding at the Grand River Center. Brandon was AMAZING to work with. I'll be honest that I was a bit nervous how everything would work out with so many weddings at one place but some how they pull it all off without a hitch. Food was great! Our guests still tell us so. They are VERY organized and make sure every detail is not forgot. Couldn't be happier!
You can't go wrong with a wedding at the Grand River Center. Brandon was AMAZING to work with. I'll be honest that I was a Read more...
You can't go wrong with a wedding at the Grand River Center. Brandon was AMAZING to work with. I'll be honest that I was a bit nervous how everything would work out with so many weddings at one place but some how they pull it all off without a hitch. Food was great! Our guests still tell us so. They are VERY organized and make sure every detail is not forgot. Couldn't be happier! Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Loved it!!!
Loved it!!!
Loved it!!! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
JoAnn and the staff at the Grand River Center did an outstanding job with our wedding reception! We greatly appreciate all of the attention to detail, and truly were grateful for the excellent work the evening of our reception, someone on the staff was always checking to make sure we were happy and well taken care of.
JoAnn and the staff at the Grand River Center did an outstanding job with our wedding reception! We greatly appreciate all Read more...
JoAnn and the staff at the Grand River Center did an outstanding job with our wedding reception! We greatly appreciate all of the attention to detail, and truly were grateful for the excellent work the evening of our reception, someone on the staff was always checking to make sure we were happy and well taken care of. Read less
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remerk
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The Grand River Center is a great place for a reception and the staff is awesome to work with.
The Grand River Center is a great place for a reception and the staff is awesome to work with.
The Grand River Center is a great place for a reception and the staff is awesome to work with. Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
JoAnn and her team at the Grand River center do a fantastic job from start to finish. They are responsive, helpful, and flexible. They worked with us to plan our reception to fit exactly what we wanted. The staff who runs the event (catering and chefs) do a great job with a large group. The food exceeded my expectations and the service was lovely. The river walk is beautiful for cocktails and showcases Dubuque nicely. I would recommend Grand River center to ANYONE!! Thank you JoAnn & Co for the beautiful job you did on our wedding!
JoAnn and her team at the Grand River center do a fantastic job from start to finish. They are responsive, helpful, and Read more...
JoAnn and her team at the Grand River center do a fantastic job from start to finish. They are responsive, helpful, and flexible. They worked with us to plan our reception to fit exactly what we wanted. The staff who runs the event (catering and chefs) do a great job with a large group. The food exceeded my expectations and the service was lovely. The river walk is beautiful for cocktails and showcases Dubuque nicely. I would recommend Grand River center to ANYONE!! Thank you JoAnn & Co for the beautiful job you did on our wedding! Read less
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