Rent the Space


Hold your next event at Groundswell. Enjoy our open, modern space in the up-and-coming Kingston Village neighborhood just west of downtown.

You can choose from our cafe space, the large event space next door to the cafe, or open the divider wall and use both spaces. All of the furniture is easily movable, so we can modify the space to fit just about any kind of event.


Events We Host


Zoom Meetings – Are you looking to start having meetings or events partially in person and part virtual? Groundswell has the capability to host your event with a limited number of in person attendees while also streaming via Zoom for virtual attendees.
Please contact our office to get started! Call 319-362-2214 or email


Other events that Groundswell is able to host include:

  • Community group meetings
  • Corporate events and training
  • Class presentations
  • Graduation parties
  • Family reunions
  • Church gatherings
  • Holiday parties
  • Weddings
  • Concerts, recitals, and other performances

Cafe Amenities

Your rental of the cafe space includes use of:

  • Projector with screen
  • Surround sound system, including a sound board and microphones
  • Lighting technology
  • Tables and chairs
  • Stage area

Cafe Capacity

In the cafe space, you’ll have room for:

  • Standing: 200 people
  • Seated: 120 people
  • Tables: 80 people


Rental Fees

Cafe:  To rent the cafe space for private event, you’ll pay a $30 non-refundable reservation fee, plus $60 per hour (2-hour minimum). To rent the space for a concert or other performance where you’re charging for tickets, you’ll pay a $30 non-refundable reservation fee, plus 50 percent of profits from admittance/tickets to your event.

Event Space:  To rent our large event space, you’ll pay a $75 non-refundable reservation fee, plus $150 per hour (2-hour minimum).

Both Cafe and Event Space:  To rent both the cafe and the large event space next door, you’ll pay a $100 non-refundable reservation fee, plus $200 per hour (2-hour minimum). For Saturday events, to have the space for the entire day, you’ll pay $1,200 in May-October or $800 in November-April.

Rent Groundswell

Submit your rental inquiry to us at Please include your name, the date of the event, the approximate number of attendees, and a short description of the event.