Bayliss Park Hall Council Bluffs, Iowa

A Century in Council Bluffs

The former Elk's building was built in the colonial-revival style of architecture. Wide porches, supported by large columns, extend along the entire front of the building, with the upper balcony extending over the entrance in artistic architectural detail.

The inside of the building is furnished in classic Victorian style with rich burgundy and green hues. The original cigar stand and bundle counter is located immediately to the right of the front entrance. The grand oak stairway curves to the right and to the left and draws you up to the second-floor reception area and a ballroom that features a hard maple floor and mahogany-paneled walls. The second floor balcony provides guests with a breathtaking view of Bayliss Park and its beautiful fountain.

The main floor reception room is finished in mahogany and features a magnificent twelve-foot fireplace with elaborate carvings. The showcasing of various woods in adjoining rooms was common in Victorian-era construction.

Photographs of the hall's many rooms are featured throughout the building. This building's many columns, woodwork, floor plan and glass windows have been preserved and maintained throughout its 112 year history.

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530 First Ave • Council Bluffs, IA • 51503

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 212 / 250

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 1

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): Yes

Venue Type/Style: Mansion, Ballroom, Garden, Historical Building

On-Site Cuisine Options: American, Italian, Vegetarian, Child Menu, International / Other, Use Your Own Caterer


Budget Tier: $

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 600

Site/Rental Fee: $1,150

Discounts available for other than Saturday Rentals. Weddings for up to 125 guests can be added in this Victorian setting for $250.00. Across the street from Bayliss Park, with a recent 5 million dollar update, is a wonderful place for pictures. This is a location for your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding and Reception with all inclusive packages.

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Bridal Room
  • Buffet Menu Available
  • Garden
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Tables and Chairs
  • WiFi Access