Speer Room

With sweeping views of the Gardens out floor to ceiling windows, the Speer Room is often considered one of the most beautiful rooms in Iowa. Rental of the Speer Room gives you access to not only the Speer Room itself, but the Lobby in the Mahlstede Building, outdoor South Patio, and the small kitchenette located adjacent to the room.

  Square Feet Dimensions Capacity Rate Availability
Speer Room 960 40' x 34' 48-80 $100 per hour 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

The Speer Room comes in a neutral setting that works well for many different functions. Alternate room set-ups can be arranged for a small fee ($50 – $250).

Set-up Seats up to Additional Fees
Standard 48 No additional fee
Maximized Dinner/Luncheon Seating 60 $50
Theater Seating 80 $50
Custom Based on set-up $50 - $250
Speer Room Standard set-up

Included with your rental

Items available upon request

Items available for additional costs

  • Standard Set-up which seats 48 people
  • Use of the South Patio located just outside the Speer Room. Patio tables and chairs are available on a seasonal basis and quantities may be limited. Please inquire for more information.
  • Wireless internet

Let your rental coordinator know if you will need any of these complimentary add-on items.

  • Podium ($0)
  • Dry Erase Board ($0)
    • Alternate room set-up ($50 – $250)
    • Projector Rental – ($50) Rental includes access to projector and projector stand, screen, extension cord, and HDMI cable cord. Client must provide laptop/device.


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