We've Got the Space to Space You Out!

We know events look a little different these days. That's why the Iowa Events Center is committed creating a unique experience catered to you and your guests no matter the challenges. With 4 floors of flexible space and the ability to create a variety of socially distanced floorplans, you dream it and we will make it a reality. Our food & beverage and in-house A/V team are here to add an extra layer of creativity to your in-person or hybrid event. To top it off, our convention center facilities are tax-exempt!

We are open at full capacity with social distancing measures in place. As always, our priority is the health and safety of everyone who enters our facility. We are taking every measure to ensure that we provide the best space for your event including staff temperature checks, extra sanitization of high touch point areas and required masks for all staff and guests. 

Interested in a Virtual component to your event? Learn about our flexible broadcast studio already set up and ready to be booked from Markey's Rental & Staging.

Looking for a catering component to add an extra layer of excitement to your in-person-turned-virtual event? We can do that too! Learn about the process for creating your customized curbside to-go package below.

And finally, take a look at past socially distanced floor plans from events hosted at the Iowa Events Center


Socially Distanced Floorplan Examples from past Iowa Events Center Events

General Sessions

  • We've got ample space to create socially distanced General Session floorplans. In Hy-Vee Hall, we have 150,000 square feet of continuous exhibition space that can be broken into three separate halls of approximately 50,000 square feet each.
  • There is 16,400 square feet of pre-function space as well as drive-on access and ten covered loading docks with levelers for easy load-in.

Classroom Meeting Set Ups

  • Community Choice offers up to 50,000 square foot of space and up to 21 individual meeting rooms that can be combined for a number of floorplans with seating appropriately distanced 6 feet apart

Weddings & Galas

  •  The Grand Ballroom is Iowa's largest ballroom at 28,800 square feet, and can be divided by two, with an additional 14,032 square feet of prefunction space. 
  • Flexible floorplans to allow for social distancing

Unlimited Space Configurations

  • Ability to open meeting room airwalls to provide overflow seating and waiting areas

To begin planning your event, please fill out the form below or contact our Convention Sales Department at 515.564.8000 or by email.