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Shores Event Center Ownership Change

How Shores Event Center Came to Be It is with great pleasure that we formally announce a change in ownership at Shores Event Center!  But first, a little history.... Over six years ago, I was out riding my bike and saw a For Lease sign in the window at Shores Central...

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Bar Manager Job Cedar Rapids IA

Shores Event Center is currently seeking a Bar Manager to oversee and operate all bar-related functions at the venue. The Bar Manager will work closely with the General Managers and Event Manager to manage and operate a full-service bar at Shores Event Center. All...

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Underground Escape Speakeasy Now Available!

We are excited to announce that our newest escape room, Underground Escape Speakeasy, is now open for registration! This room is near and dear to our hearts because it is a perfect fit for our historic building and there is just something that we love about that time...

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Last Chance to Escape the CIA Room

Our CIA Underground Escape room is just one month away from being retired from our room selections at Shores Event Center.  Check our Events page for date and time options. Not sure if an escape room or this theme is right for you?  Watch our short video and learn...

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A New Year’s Eve Wedding

It is that time of the year--around the holidays--when countless couples in the Cedar Rapids area decide to make the big decision to get engaged and start planning a wedding.  Once that engagement happens, the next big decision is WHEN will the couple get married. ...

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Tips for a Destination Wedding and Local Reception

Are you contemplating a destination wedding and a local reception in Cedar Rapids? It definitely worked for one of our couples this year! Based on feedback from our wedding couple, Chris and Kady, and other resources, we have put together a few things for you to think...

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Halloween Underground Escape Room at Shores Event Center

We have now officially been running our Underground Escape room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for one year. It is so hard to believe how quickly time flies. As promised, this month we have launched our Halloween-inspired escape room. Here's a few things about our Underground...

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New Escape Room Launch at Shores Event Center

Every three months, we add a new Underground Escape room theme at Shores Event Center to keep our customers challenged and thoroughly entertained. Launching on June 11, 2016, our new escape room theme is Shipwrecked Deserted Island. In this escape room, you and your...

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2015 Wedding Trends

Hey all you couples out there! Or parents of those recently engaged couples! WeddingWire.com has recently released their 2015 Newlywed Survey and if you are planning a wedding or thinking about getting engaged, there is some good information for you to think about!...

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Shores Event Center Launches Sip & Salvage

In February, we announced the launch of our new Sip & Surprise class.  Now it's March and we have something else to announce! Sip & Salvage! Similar to how Sip & Surprise was inspired by our Cork & Canvas class, Sip & Salvage takes its inspiration...

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Shores Event Center Launches Sip & Surprise

It is hard to believe but we are now in our fourth year of offering Cork & Canvas as part of our exclusive Shores Event Center programming.  We were the first to offer Cork & Canvas in the Cedar Rapids area and boy did we start a trend!  That's OK for us!  We...

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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Date

Here's a little fact that those of us in the wedding business are quite familiar with: 43% of couples get engaged between November and January! This means that many couples are frantically searching for wedding venues and picking a wedding date.  Knowing this, Shores...

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Wedding Traditions Around the World

How many weddings have you attended where the bachelorettes anxiously await the bouquet toss? Did you know the customary bouquet toss originated in England as an alternative to guests ripping the bride's dress for good luck? In America, we're so used to this wedding...

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How to Plan a Company Holiday Party

Yes, it is now just the beginning of the New Year but guess what?  It is time to get started with planning your company holiday party!  Here is your foolproof guide to planning and hosting an outstanding holiday party that will not only be fun for your employees but...

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Underground Escape Featured in Gazette

Many of us have moved away from the old school format newspapers, myself included. However, I still enjoy reading the real paper on Saturday and Sunday mornings with a cup of coffee. This morning I enjoyed it even more thanks to Liz Zabel, from The Gazette. She did a...

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Mix Up a Little Thanksgiving Sangria

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is this week!  Wow!  Time really does fly around here!  That means it is time for us to start thinking about the holiday season and the cooler temperatures that are now upon us. For me, one of the best things about the holiday...

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Shores Event Center Launches Underground Escape

Underground Escape Debuts on November 14, 2015 The escape room trend is sweeping the nation right now and Shores Event Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is adding this unique experience to its event calendar. Open since 2011, Shores Event Center brings innovative ideas and...

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