Meeting & Event Space at the AAMI

Host your next event at the African American Museum of Iowa. You’ll find a variety of rooms inside our one-of-a-kind museum on the banks of the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids. Count on our professional staff to accommodate your needs and assist with your event planning as much as possible.

Our Facilities

Get more information about our meeting and event spaces. To reserve a room, complete our room rental request form.

Aldeen Davis Celebration Hall

operationovernight_aa_10-16_9836 operationovernight_aa_10-16_9838

The spacious, versatile Aldeen Davis Celebration Hall is ideal for a wide range of events, including weddings, fundraisers, luncheons, formal dinners, dances, business meetings and training workshops. Enjoy the view of the Cedar River, Cedar River Trail, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial public art piece, Trumpet. This rental also includes use of the museum’s adjacent Harper Terrace.

  • Room size: 38′ x 72′
  • Capacity: 200 (round tables) / 240 guests (theater style)
  • Amenities: Kitchen, storage area, audio-visual system, access to Harper Terrace
  • Rental fees:
    • Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — $75/hour
    • Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. — $135/hour
    • Saturday to Sunday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. — $135/hour or $1500 for 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Housekeeping fee: $100

Please note that end times include cleanup. Tablecloths are available for an additional fee. Gallery access outside regular business hours is available until 7pm for a fee of $150 per hour.

AEGON Learning Lab

operationovernight_aa_10-16_9977

This meeting room is also home to the AAMI’s library of non-circulating books. Use it as a unique, quiet space for classes, business retreats or small community gatherings.

  • Room size: 23’ 4” x 21’ 8”
  • Capacity: 35
  • Amenities: projection screen and audio capabilities
  • Rental fees:
    • Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — $35/hour
    • Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. — $60/hour
    • Saturday to Sunday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. — $60/hour
  • Housekeeping fee: $25

Rental Guidelines

A non-refundable 50% deposit and signed contract are required to secure each booking.

An AAMI staff member must be on-site during your event.

No smoking is allowed on museum grounds.

The AAMI has no vendor restrictions. You’re welcome to choose any caterer for your event.

Non-profits may receive a 10% discount on the rental fee.

Contact ahansel@blackiowa.org with questions.

Save