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If you can't be a rock star on your own wedding day, when can you be? Get hitched at our Iowa City wedding venue, and we'll make sure the spotlight stays right where it belongs: on you and your beloved. The Highlander Hotel is conveniently located right off the interstate, making it an easy find for guests from all places. You are just minutes away from the up-and-coming downtown district.



Planning your wedding day can be a heavy task. You may just be beginning to think about what kind of experience you are wanting. Of course, if you’re the organized type and have been keeping a Pinterest board for years, now is the time to make all those ideas a reality! Our events team is eager to assist you with all the details of planning your special day!

Banquet: 375 people | Cocktail: 575 people

Make your wedding dreams a reality with a setting that captures the iconic vibe of our historic Iowa City hotel. With a 5,832-square-foot ballroom that can be divided for more intimate gatherings, The Highlander offers an array of options to fit your needs. And no need to worry about all the details—our experienced events team will do all the heavy lifting, leaving you free to revel in the festivities.

Banquet:  375 people | reception: 450 people

Say "I do" in style at the Highlander Hotel's Courtyard! With its lush greenery and chic design, this vibrant outdoor space is perfect for a fun and unforgettable wedding celebration. Imagine dancing under the stars, toasting with friends and family, and creating magical memories in a setting that's as lively and unique as your love story. Let the Courtyard be the playful backdrop to your dream wedding day!


Whether you prefer a traditional plated meal, a buffet, or a modern reception with hors d’oeuvres stations, The Highlander will make your event both unique and affordable. Our in-house catering team stands ready to handle all the details.