Parks and Recreation


Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

Northwest Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Phone: 319-286-5566, option 1
Fax: 319-538-0020
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Fax: 319-540-8843

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Department Contacts

Bride and groom at Ushers Ferry

Ushers Ferry is a picturesque village on a 10-acre site along the Cedar River with opportunities to make your wedding as unique as you are. From the romantic gazebo and charming country church to natural, rustic head table at wedding at ushers ferrysettings that make beautiful backdrops, at Ushers Ferry you can create the wedding of your dreams.

For your rehearsal, wedding and reception, our quaint village, historic ambience and modern reception facilities welcome you as you begin your new life together.

Our Venue. Your Vision.
Our facilities give you the flexibility of relaxing and hosting your rehearsal, wedding and reception all at one location or using the village to complement your other venues. Customize your wedding to fit you.

The Grounds
wedding couple on the grounds at ushers ferryUshers Ferry is a destination without a drive. Enjoy the peaceful setting of the village, consisting of buildings restored to the 1890-1920-time period, with your wedding party and guests. Choose options to tour select buildings and enjoy the grounds all day or for just the hours you choose.

The Lodge
The lodge is a 7240-foot modern event space built in 2014 that Firepit at Ushers Ferry Lodgeaccommodates up to 300 guests indoors. With windows that bring scenic views inside, and a patio that allows your reception to flow outdoors, the lodge is a beautiful setting for a spectrum of wedding themes from rustic and natural to sophisticated and elegant. The facility includes a full catering kitchen, lounge for your bridal party to dress, and parking close by. It is fully accessible for your guests with disabilities and offers you the ability to personalize your reception through your choice of caterer and décor.

Take a video tour of the Lodge:

Bride and Groom dancing in Ushers Ferry Gazebo
Saying I Do

Choose the perfect spot for one of the best moments of your life.

  • A charming gazebo sits in the center of the village ready to host your wedding ceremony in a beautiful outdoor setting with bench seating for up to 100.
  • Choose the small country church for small, intimate weddings for up to 75.
  • Pick a rustic spot on the village grounds or in a wooded area.

Brochure and packages

Contact Ushers Ferry at 319-286-5763 or to set up an appointment
to view our facilities or to book your event.

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