About Ideal

Built in 1914, the former Ideal Theatre is nestled within the vibrant and stylish neighborhood of New Bohemia.

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We are the place where people come together to work, play & celebrate.

Weddings

Weddings

Host your wedding reception in NewBo Cedar Rapids – a classically beautiful unique venue.

Corporate

Corporate

Ideal is the perfect offsite meeting and event venue for presentations, conferences and special events with state-of-the-art technology.

Social Events

Social Events

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, baby shower or special occasion, Ideal will be a perfect fit for your party. We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon!

213 16th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Why are we the ideal location for your event?

Flexible Booking Options

Flexible Booking Options

Flexible booking times ensure you’ll have all the time you want for your event.

Open-Door Policy

Open-Door Policy

Our open-vendor policy allows you to bring in the vendors or service-providers of your choice (even your own food).

Audiovisual System

Audiovisual System

Our room is equipped with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system that is available to all customers for no extra charge.

Many options for room arrangements

Classroom 80

Harvest 176


Rounds 190

Theater 164

About the District

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding. Cedar Rapids is in a period of unprecedented urban and civic renewal. Two of our city’s most unique and important neighborhoods are playing a key role in this rebirth – Czech Village and New Bohemia are fast becoming the city’s flagship district – a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses, and a venue for the area’s most exciting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping. crmainstreet.org

Audiovisual System