**We are not taking Beckwith Boathouse reservation requests at this time.
Please check back at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kiley Hinkle at

Thank you!

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The Terrace is a 2,000 square foot outdoor patio located on the second floor of The Beckwith Boathouse. This space provides a beautiful view of the Iowa River and its surrounding features. Along with the view of the Iowa River, the glass windows on the north side of the Terrace provide an exclusive view of the team's Ergonomics Room. This space is ideal for any outdoor event including cocktail hours, luncheons, receptions, banquets, and other social gatherings.

Rental Pricing

Public $90/hour (5 hour minimum fee of $450)
University/Nonprofit* $70/hour (5 hour minimum fee of $350)

*The University/Nonprofit rate does not apply to staff, faculty, or alumni who would like to reserve the space for personal use. 

Maximum Capacity: 131

Setup Styles

Theater 100
Reception 100
Social 131
Boardroom N/A

Event Includes

Setup/Teardown           X
Cleaning           X
Tables and chairs*  
Supervisor on site during event           X
Audio Visual assistance**  

*Tables and chairs can be rented through Spielman's Event Services.

Spielman's Event Service
1380 Stoney Point Road, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 366-3443

**For additional Audio Visual needs, please contact Jay Ratcliff from Sound Concepts, Inc. at jayr@soundconceptsinc.com. We will coordinate for the setup and testing of the ordered equipment.


In the event of possible flooding of the Iowa River, the city has the right to cancel your event. We stand by their decision, and we do not provide a backup space for your event. 

Liability Insurance

All University organizations are covered under the University's policy. 

All Public and Nonprofit organizations are required to have liability insurance for their event. The link below provides the contract and insurance needed. Insurance is needed in the occurrence of property damage to our facility or if someone is injured and brings a claim against the contract holder and/or The University. For more information, contact Kathryn Kurth from Risk Management at kathryn-kurth@uiowa.edu.

http://coverevents.com/applications/php (choose Event Liability--Word Format)


Each individual event is subject to require security personnel in addition to the rental pricing. Once we have reviewed the specific event in detail, a decision will be made as to if security is required or not. Beginning July 2015, all events will be required to have at least 1 Whelan security staff on site during the event. 

*No public access to the boat dock, locker rooms, or the Erg room.

Handicap Accessibility 

There is guest access to the ground level entrance of the building as well as an elevator inside for access to each event space.


Parking is free daily in the Beckwith Boathouse Parking Lot. No overnight parking.

Items Prohibited in Premium Iowa Event Spaces

  • Confetti
  • Open flames
  • Fog machines
  • Glitter
  • All forms of paint
  • Pets - with the exception of Service Animals (please let us know ahead of time so we are aware)

See photos of the Terrace