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Be Our Wedding Guest!

Wedding season is upon us! Before catching the bouquet, let us help you get the most out of your visit to the Cedar Rapids area.

Where to Stay:

Downtown: Looking for a downtown hotel? Book your stay at the DoubleTree hotel. Located within walking distance to Bricks Bar & Grill, Need Pizza, Barrel House and Izumi Sushi & Hibachi, you are sure to love your stay and dine like royalty. During your visit, you’ll find one of the best views of the city from the top floor and 350 First.

Northside: The north side of Cedar Rapids has a plethora of hotel to choose from including the Cedar Rapids Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn and Suites, and the new Hilton Garden Inn. Each location is close to restaurants, shopping and activities for the whole family.

Southside: The Hotel at Kirkwood offers the perfect solution for wedding festivities on the southern side of the city with close proximity to the Eastern Iowa Airport and Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery. They also feature complimentary shuttle service for a safe ride home after the reception.

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Get Your Glam On:

The fit: Get dolled up for your loved one’s big day! Find the perfect outfit at one of our local shops like The Funky Zebra, Frolics or Mode! If you’re in need of variety, stop at Lindale Mall to browse the racks of some of the biggest names in retail including Von Maur, Scheels, Express, Dry Goods, Men’s Warehouse and more.

The vibe: Walk into the reception at the top of your game after an afternoon of pampering at one of our area nail salons like Nails on 42nd or The Sanctuary Spa in Cedar Rapids or Marion.

The glam: Then stop into Pretty Lane for some new makeup to make the day extra special. Go all out and purchase some jewelry at Siegel’s Jewelry to add the final touch.

Need Gift ideas?
Find the perfect gift for the happy couple at one our local businesses! Shop Dobry Home and Gift for knickknacks and home decor, stop in SOKO Outfitters for nature lovers, grab locally ground coffee at Dash Coffee Roasters or find a variety of local goods at The NewBo City Market.

Pre-Wedding Activities:

Have a few hours to burn before the big event? Cedar Rapids is full of things to do no matter how much time you have! Take a stroll through The NewBo Czech Village District to experience local and unique shops and some of the best eats and treats in town. Stop into one of our world-class museums including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, The African American Museum of Iowa and The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. If you need something more action packed, check out Spare Time Entertainment, Civil Axe and Speedeezz Indoor Karting.

For more things to do in Cedar Rapids, click here.

Party On Garth:

The party doesn’t have to stop after the reception! Take a ride on the bull at The Rock Bar in Downtown Cedar Rapids, then walk a couple blocks to jam out to country music at Hazard County American Saloon with your friends. If you’re looking for a quirky atmosphere, take in the fun at Cliff’s Dive Bar or enjoy a late-night snack at Pub 217.

Refuel for Home:

The Cedar Rapids breakfast scene is on fire. Grab a coffee to go at Dash Coffee Roasters or Café St. Pio, or take a seat at one of our awesome breakfast spots like Lucky’s on 16th, The Breakfast Bar or The Morning Story in Marion.

For our top 10 brunch spots in Cedar Rapids, click here.

Schedule your next Trip:

There is so much to see in Cedar Rapids! When you’re ready to come back and visit, the City of Five Seasons will be ready for you. For itineraries on your next visit, click here.

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