The University of Northern Iowa provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable, and potentially nostalgic, event. Get married, have your reception, enjoy a luncheon or evening gathering on our picturesque campus. Services are not limited to the venues below, as we happily cater to all locations on campus; however, these represent our more popular options for large gatherings.
A breathtaking space rich with a historical feel for your event. The Commons Slife Ballroom boasts 30-ft. high ceilings with beautifully painted modernistic scrolls, cathedral windows and real hardwood floors. Take advantage of the Georgian Lounge & Porch next door for additional space, along with the convenience of parking in the multimodal center across the street. The Ballroom is a popular location for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as luncheons and conference space.Map of Commons
Lounge & Porch
Enjoy the views and natural light from the porch while you revel in the ambiance of the two fireplaces in the lounge. The Georgian Lounge is connected to the Porch overlooking the Campanile Plaza on central campus. These combined spaces are located across from Commons Ballroom. Use the Lounge & Porch for a luncheon, a wedding ceremony or as a breakout space, to name a few. It can also be used in conjunction with events taking place in the ballroom or outside on the lawn and allows for easy access to parking in the multimodal center across the street.Map of Commons
Maucker Union Ballroom
Located on central campus, the Old Central Ballroom has a contemporary feel of modern wood flooring and neutral finishes. This impressive space can also be divided into three rooms. Utilization of the attached lobby makes this a popular location for receptions and banquets. Using the Ballroom in conjunction with other meeting rooms within Maucker Union is an attractive option for groups needing a large meeting space and smaller breakout rooms within the same locale.Map of Maucker Union
A grand wall of windows pervades the space with natural sunlight or majestic moonlight. The lobby features floor to ceiling pillars, marble tile and a grand staircase. Gallagher Bluedorn is a unique location to hold your wedding or reception, as well as an impressive venue for luncheons and cocktail receptions and offers easy access to parking adjacent to the building, as well as across the street.Map of GBPAC
If the weather is nice, why not? Two of our most popular outdoor locations include the historical Campanile Plaza area, as well as our Memorial Gardens. Please contact Catering staff to learn more about hosting your event outdoors.