University of Iowa


University Catering is proud to be a part of your special day. We have a been a cornerstone of the Iowa City community for many years, building relationships on and off campus. As a full service catering company, we work with venues in the Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty areas. We offer complete wedding planning for your entire reception, personalizing every detail to match your vision for your wedding.

A full staff of caterers, bartenders and on-site event specialists will be available to ensure your evening goes seamlessly. We strive to create an effortless and stress free day for you to enjoy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us to speak to our wedding planner and start a consultation today.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Wedding Selections

As part of your on-campus wedding experience University Catering pairs superior reception service with cuisine tailored to your event, providing you and your guests with impeccable fine dining. We have extensive experience serving a wide variety of dining options including plated meals, butler passed canapés, gourmet displays, and action stations to best suit your reception. We can do anything from a backyard BBQ to a four course served meal, making every menu exactly how you like it.  We enjoy customizing items to your needs and allowing you to pick and choose your options.

Buffet Dinner

Enjoy a variety of homemade entrees, served buffet style.

Buffet Dinner Menu

Served Dinner

Enjoy delectable plated dinners for a one-of-a-kind wedding.

Served Dinner Menu

Wedding Bar

Choose from a variety of options for your big day.

Wedding Bar Menu

Included in Your Day

From complementary hors d'oeuvres and wedding planning services to so much more, find out what all is included in your big day!

Included in your day
  • Two Complementary Hors D'Oeuvres
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • Winter Wedding Tasting Show
    • Up To 4 Guests
  • On Site Event Specialist & Catering Staff
  • Complimentary Bar Attendants
  • Complimentary China & Glassware Service
  • Beverage Stations Or Beverage Service To Guest Tables
  • Black Or White Table Linens on round guest tables
  • Assorted Napkin Colors
  • Table Numbers & Holders
  • Complimentary Centerpieces (Subject To availability)
    • Battery Operated Votive
    • Candles & Mirror Tiles
  • Flexible Floor Plan
    • Includes Set Up & Tear Down
  • Honeymoon Suite For The Bride & Groom Iowa House Hotel
    • Only available for weddings booked in the IMU
    • Subject To Availability
    • Iowa House Hotel

Add On & Rental Items

Explore must have add-ons and additional items available for rental through University Catering...


Want to surprise and delight your guests? Add on some amazing display appetizers, late night nibbles, and so much more!

Must Have Add-Ons



Our wedding planners can help you create the wedding of your dreams! With custom linens, chivari chairs, and more, we can help coordinate down to the last detail for your big day...

Available for Rental

Your big day, the Iowa way. 

The University of Iowa offers an array of beautiful venues across campus to hold your unforgettable day. 

Some recent guests of ours were kind enough to share their gorgeous wedding video, which showcases several locations and services from the IMU and University Catering, including: the Iowa House Hotel, IMU River Terrace, Danforth Chapel, and IMU Main Lounge.

"Throughout the entire planning process, we found the IMU staff to be incredibly accomodating, responsive, and creative. One of the best parts about having our wedding at the IMU was the convenience of having everything in one place. To have the wedding, reception, picture locations, and hotel all in one place allowed us to relax and enjoy our time with family and friends."- Ben & Jenna Schornack