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Community meetings. Weddings. Children's birthday parties. Company retreats. The Grout Museum District is filled with inspirational spaces for rent that bring smiles to people's faces. Whether it's for business or pleasure, there's a space sure to meet your needs.

For a list of exhibits available for rent visit here and here.

Grout Museum, Iowa Veterans Museum and Snowden House Rental Details, Rates and Capacities

RATES & CAPACITY

Snowden House

Iowa Veterans Museum and Grout Museum Lower Level:

  • Lobby & Mess Hall: $750, Banquet Capacity-200
  • Mess Hall: $350, Banquet Capacity-120, Lecture Capacity-150-200
  • Lobby: $450, Banquet Capacity-100, Lecture Capacity-90
  • Theatre: $100, Capacity-65
  • Ike Leighty Classroom: $50, Capacity-20

Iowa Veterans Museum and Grout Museum Upper Level:

  • Board Room: $100, Capacity-25
  • Classrooms: $75, Capacity-30
  • All 3: $200, Capacity-90
  • Combined Conference Rm: $200 Lecture-110, Meeting-60
  • McElroy Trust Rm: $125 Lecture Capacity-70, Meeting Capacity-40
  • Thomas Family Rm: $75 Lecture Capacity-30, Meeting Capacity-20

Birthday Parties at the Imaginarium:  Download the Birthday Parties Brochure for details. 

Add a self guided tour to any rental. Grout Museum District MEMBERS receive a discount on room rentals.

Amenities available:

Stove, convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and ice machine. 

Reservations & Deposit:

  • A deposit of $100 or 25% of total rental fee(whichever is greater) is due with the signed contract. Total rental fee is due on the day of rental. Reservations are tentative until the museum has received a signed agreement and deposit.
  • Cancellations must be made one month in advance. Deposit will be forfeited without proper cancellation notice. 
  • All or part of any deposit may be retained against cleanup costs, damage, or loss incurred. If damages exceed the deposit, you will be held responsible for full payment. 
  • Deposit is due with signed rental contract. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • A $100 ‘after hours’ fee will be applied, for any rentals exceeding the specified contract time limit. 
  • The renter shall assume all financial responsibility for any damages or loss of District property and for any personal injury to any member of the group served, which may occur as a result of the use of the property. A certificate of insurance may be requested.
  • Checks: Check for the rental fee must be written separate from the damage and keg/beer/wine deposits(if applicable). Checks must be payable to the Grout Museum District.
  • Alcohol: Please see the GMD Alcohol Policy, if alcohol will be present at your event. Smoking is prohibited at all Grout Museum Facilities. 
  • Decorations: Please check with the Event Coordinator for any specific decorating requests. Tape or adhesive materials of any kind on walls or ceilings, confetti, glitter, fog machines, candles and/or open flames are not permitted. Violators will be charged full deposit fee. No Exceptions.
  • Set Up/Tear Down: The GMD will have all set up (table, chairs, and linens) ready for you upon arrival, with the completion of the given floor plan. You will not be responsible for tearing down these items.
  • Renter is responsible for all other clean up and/or arranging for this, prior to event. This includes: washing/storing of dishes, clearing tables, food storage and clean up.
  • All decorations, materials, equipment and food must be removed immediately after your event.
  • The rented facility MUST look exactly as you found it upon your arrival, when you leave the facility. Deposit will not be returned if rented facility is not properly cleaned and cleared.
  • Catering: The GMD is not responsible for any food items brought on to the premises during an event
  • All events requiring catering services are to be provided by licensed catering firms contracted by the renter. Renter/caterer must pre-arrange if items are to be delivered prior to rental times.
  • We require copy of caterers license on file at the GMD, prior to any service of food. Frying, sautéing, grilling and grease not permitted.
  • All catered food services are the responsibility of caterer and/or renter. GMD event staff are not responsible for table clearing, dishwashing, etc-
  • Guests, food, and beverages are restricted to designated areas as determined prior to the event. 

Printable Rentals Information, Rate, & Policies available here.

Potential Brides & Grooms, click here for a personal letter from our Event & Sales Coordinator.

Contact Rental & Sales Coordinator, Maddie Morehouse

Looking for more info? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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