IMU Main Lounge

The Main Lounge is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony or reception of any size. The rental fee for the Main Lounge also includes the use of the IMU Sun Porch and the IMU North River Terrace.

The Iowa Memorial Union is conveniently located in the heart of the University of Iowa campus, just blocks form downtown Iowa City. The IMU offers catering, an attached hotel, and event planning staff all located in the same building.

Our creative, award-winning chefs will help plan a unique menu especially for you. Let our experienced help make your wedding everything you expect it to be.

Wedding Special: Summer 2019

Choose a wedding date between May 18th - August 10th, 2019 and receive a special room rental discount. To receive this offer, weddings must be booked by January 31, 2018. For more information on the Summer 2019 wedding special click here.

Special includes:

  • Free bonus room for wedding day storage or other wedding party use
  • Free small banquet room (North Room or South Room) for a rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding OR a gift opening brunch the day after the wedding (based on availability)
  • Free raised head table for 12 people with a white backdrop

Features & Location

Capacity: 525
Venue is indoors
Air conditioning available

Extras :

Setup and takedown labor

Custodial services

A wireless microphone for toasting (Main Lounge and Ballroom only)

Customized lighting options

21x21 Foot Dance Floor

One-on-one attention of an IMU Facility Coordinator to assist you with a customized room layout


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Located near: Iowa Memorial Union

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"Throughout the entire wedding planning process, we found the IMU staff to be incredibly accommodating, responsive, and creative. One of the best parts about having our wedding at the IMU was the convenience of having everything in one place. To have the wedding, reception, picture locations, and hotel all in one place allowed us to relax and enjoy our time with family and friends."

Ben & Jenna Schornack

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