Iowa State Memorial Union

Room Rates & Capacities FY25

The Memorial Union offers a variety of small and large meeting spaces, as well as multi-purpose and ballrooms spaces to Recognized Student Organizations, University Departments and Public Partners. Check details below for the departmental and public rental prices for each space; recognized student organizations may still utilize Memorial Union facilities rent free; however please note that equipment, and other fee's may apply.

The prices below are in effect from July 1, 2024 - June 30th, 2025. Fiscal year 2024 prices can be found here

Note that cancellations and late changes may incur additional fees - please see our Event Equipment & Services page for more information

Request your space today.

 

Dimensions

Capacities***

Customizable Spaces

 

WxL Ft2
Boardroom
Open Square
U-Shape
Theater
Classroom
Ovals
  Dept. Rental Fee for Free Events Dept. Rental Fee for Charged Events Public Price Reservation Length
Durham Great Hall $150 $350 $865 8 hours 54' x 90' 4860 - 48 42 500 99 200
South Ballroom $100 $300 $575 8 hours 83' x 38' 3154 - 48 42 270 60 120
Sun Room $125 $325 $780 8 hours 104' x 43' 4472 - 48 42 370 99 168
Oak Room $50 $100 $220 8 hours 36' x 37' 1332 - 36 30 80 36 40
Campanile $75 $150 $355 8 hours 48 'x 46'/38' 1968 - 48 36 180 60 80
Cardinal $75 $150 $295 8 hours 64' x 24' 1536 - 36 33 100 45 56
3512 $50 $100 $240 8 hours 20' x 46.5' 930 - 24 22 70 24 32
3580 $75 $150 $355 8 hours 42.5' x 42.5' 1806 - 48 42 160 63 80
         

Standard Setup

  Dept. Rental Fee for Free Events Dept. Rental Fee for Charged Events Public Price Fixed Setup Type WxL Ft2 BR OS U T CL OV
Room 2210 $0 $25 $105 Boardroom for 16 16.5' x 26' 429 16 - - - - -
Room 2213 $0 $25 $105 Boardroom for 10 14.5' x 17.5' 254 10 - - - - -
Room 2630 $0 $150 $355 Theater for 140 13.5' x 36' 486 - - - 140 - -
Room 3534 $0 $25 $110 Ovals for 21 18' x 29' 522 - - - - - 21
Room 3538 $0 $25 $105 Open Square for 12 12.5' x 16' 200 - 12 - - - -
Room 3540 $0 $25 $105 Boardroom for 12 18' x 29' 522 12 - - - - -
Room 3560 $0 $150 $355 Ovals for 80 43' x 46' 1978 - - - - - 80
Gold Room $0 $100 $230 Theater for 64 30' x 31' 930 - - - 64 - -

1st Floor

  Space Type Dept. Rental Fee for Free Events Dept. Rental Fee for Charged Events Public Price WxL Ft2 BR OS U T CL OV
Art Gallery† Art Gallery       26' x 45' 1191 - - - - - -
Pine Room† Sm. Meeting $0 $25 $155 22' x 35' 770 - - - - - -
Nook Sm. Meeting $0 $25 $75 10.5' x 12' 126 8 - - - - -
Cranny Sm. Meeting $0 $25 $75 11' x 11' 121 6 - - - - -

Terraces

  Space Type Dept. Rental Fee for Free Events Dept. Rental Fee for Charged Events Public Price WxL Ft2 BR OS U T CL OV
Lower MU Outdoor** $0 $100 $200 63' x 36' 2268 - - - - - -
Middle MU Outdoor** $0 $100 $325 106.5' x 36'/74' 5256 - - - - - -
Upper MU Outdoor** $0 $100 $325 113.5' x 37' 4200 - - - - - -

Outdoor Spaces

  Space Type Public Price WxL Ft2 BR OS U T CL OV
MU West Parking Loop****  Campus Outdoor $520 - - - - - - - -

Notes

  • Charged events are defined as events where any money is exchanged between attendees or vendors and the hosting department.
  • Ballrooms and large meeting rooms may be setup in the client’s desired configuration provided it meets all applicable policies/guidelines.
  • Tables included in rental fees include cocktail, ovals, and six-foot rectangles.
  • Audio/visual packages and other event services are available for an additional fee.
  • Rental fees are assessed daily for the specific time frame noted. Additional hours can be added for additional rental fees. 

* Oak room is considered a Large Meeting Room, except when combined with the Great Hall, in which case it is considered a Ballroom

** Outdoor spaces count as large meeting rooms for policy purposes

*** U-Shape, Classroom, and Theater capacities include a head table and catering table

*** Round and Oval Table capacities include a head table and a buffet line

† Standard capacity for the Art Gallery is 40. Standard capacity for Pine Room is 60. 

Setup Types

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