Rent the Museum

Reserving the Old Capitol Museum or Museum of Natural History for an Event

Chandelier in the historic in Senate Chamber - Wedding Ceremony location


The Old Capitol Museum and Museum of Natural History may be reserved for events by University of Iowa groups, non-profits, and other interested individuals.  Possible events include lectures, performances, receptions, wedding ceremonies, and more! Your event supports the Pentacrest Museums - revenue contributes to the museums and their missions. To learn more about events, see our FAQ page.



The Senate Chamber is the perfect location for an elegant ceremony at the heart of the University of Iowa Campus 


Impress your guests with a memorable setting by hosting your reception at the Old Capitol Museum. With a backdrop of historic architecture, the beautifully restored building will be open to explore.

Basic Requirements


Food and beverages must be arranged through the Iowa Memorial Union Catering Department. Old Capitol requires that at least one IMU food service person is in attendance during the reception.

Fees and Billing

Building rental fees vary according to level of service and time of day. For an estimate, please contact Arthur Kim at 319-335-2010, Old Capitol Museum staff will bill the sponsoring department following the event. Payment should be sent to Old Capitol Museum, 21 OC. Iowa Memorial Union Catering will send an itemized invoice for catering charges.

For more information, contact Arthur Kim at 319-335-2010, or
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