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Shores Event Center Wedding Referral Program

The holidays are fast approaching and who couldn't use a little extra cash!  Well, now is your chance to earn a $50.00 Visa gift card! If you know someone that is getting married, just fill out our Shores Event Center Wedding Referral Form, email it, or snail mail it...

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Time to Renew Your Wedding Vows

Because we are in the wedding business, I spend a fair amount of time searching for all things wedding-related.  We are active Pinners and have several boards dedicated to everything that brides may want to know more about--dresses, cakes, tips & tricks, and more!...

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Things to Do in Cedar Rapids Iowa in the Fall

If you are visiting Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the fall or even if you are long-time resident, consider yourself lucky!  Fall in Iowa is gorgeous!  This week, we thought we would take a few minutes to feature just a few things to do in Cedar Rapids.  You might be surprised...

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How About a Traveling Wedding?

According to About.com, 24% of marriages are destination weddings with an average budget of $28,000.  Generally, couples choose to have a destination wedding because of weather.  Although destination weddings can be beautiful and memorable, they can also be a...

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10 Things to Remember on Your Wedding Day

The title of our post may suggest that we are going to provide you with some amazing tips about how to be the most gracious host possible, how not to botch your wedding vows, or maybe even that you should remember to go to the bathroom before you put that dress on! ...

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Shores Event Center Underground Series of Events

Have you ever wanted to try something out of the ordinary?  Maybe experience something that isn't available everyday? We have some great news for you! Shores Event Center is pleased to announce our Underground series of events, specifically designed to meet the needs...

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5 Things Not to Do at Your Wedding

When you are planning a wedding, the focus is usually on making sure every little detail of the day comes together perfectly.  However, sometimes the most important part of planning your special day is making sure you know what not to do on your big day.  These tips...

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Bar Planning for an Event

One of the commonly asked questions that we get from our customers that are hosting a wedding, holiday party, birthday party, or even a family reunion at Shores Event Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is how do I know what to plan for regarding bar service. As you might...

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How to Choose a Table Layout for Your Event

There are so many details when planning a wedding, holiday party, or any kind of event! Sometimes it is hard to know where to start! One decision that you will likely encounter along the way is room or table layout. Choosing the style of tables for your event may seem...

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Even though you have a wedding budget, you can still make your day amazing!  After several years of hosting weddings at Shores Event Center, we have identified 10 ways that you can save money on your wedding.  Use what is provided.  Most venues have at least some...

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Get Salvage Savvy!

Vintage-themed events are all the rage right now!  If you haven't looked recently, just take a look at our Pinterest pages to see what is trending out there!  Using salvage or vintage supplies for your event decorating at Shores Event Center makes for a shabby chic...

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Creative Company Holiday Party Ideas

Are you the lucky one who has been tasked with planning your company holiday party? Or maybe you are an employee who regularly attends your company's holiday party and are looking for some fresh ideas to bring back to the planning committee? Whatever the reason, we...

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Cedar Rapids Caterer and Bar Service

We have at secret at Shores Event Center that we want to share!  Well, maybe we can't really call that a secret then, can we? Maybe it is more like a little known fact.... Did you know that we provide catering and bar service to Cedar Rapids area events?  Yes, that is...

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KGAN Features Yoga & Wine at Shores Event Center

Early on Wednesday morning, when most normal people were still sleeping, our gang headed to Shores Event Center to meet Marcy Jones from KGAN. Our Goal:  To share with viewers the benefits of combining Yoga & Wine! The Result:  5 different segments over the course...

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Tips on Planning a Rehearsal Dinner

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. Sometimes so much so that the rehearsal dinner can be overlooked. Use these rehearsal dinner planning tips to make your pre-wedding night as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Rehearsal Dinner Traditions...

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How to Tame Bridezilla

We are quickly transitioning from graduation party season to wedding season at Shores Event Center!  Things happen fast around here! When thinking about this transition, we always have fun joking about Bridezillas.  After all, they made a reality TV show out of this! ...

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2015 Graduation Party Trends

Graduation party season is upon us at Shores Event Center! In just a one month period, we are hosting 15 graduation parties at our Cedar Rapids venue! That means it is time to celebrate and treat our graduates to the send off that they deserve. They may be leaving for...

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