Largest Venue In the Area

Seating up to 500 guests. Tables, chairs, setup and cleaning included with every event.

Celebrate Your Big Day in a Big Way

Independence, Iowa's largest wedding and event venue

Have your wedding or special event in Independence, Iowa be everything you imagined it would be and more at Henderson Event Center. Our 12,000-square-foot event venue comfortably accommodates up to 500 guests, all of whom are sure to be impressed with the elegance of our facilities and the level of our service. Conveniently located off of U.S. Highway 20, and within close proximity to Waterloo, Cedar Falls and lodging, our event venue in Independence, Iowa is perfect for:

• School dances
• Corporate functions
• Holiday parties
• Retirement parties

Call today to discuss your next major event and visit our event venue in Independence, Iowa for a free consultation.


We provide as much support as you need for your event

Full-service wedding and special event venue in Independence, Iowa

At Henderson Event Center, we do our best to provide all the services and equipment you need to fully enjoy your event. Our versatile open space allows for many floor plan and decoration possibilities, all of which are set up and disassembled by our courteous staff. We welcome you to take advantage as much of our colorful décor, modern equipment and other amenities as you need. We are happy to provide:

•Linens including table covers, chair linens, table runners, overlays, napkin linens and skirting available in many colors
•32' long elevated staging capable of seating up to 16
•Projector and screen
•Microphones and speaker system
•Full-service bar, as we are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages
•Kitchen available for staging catering services and storing refreshments
•Portable bar to place on the floor for larger events

While we strive to fulfill all of your event planning needs, we do not offer catering services. However, we are open to your catering preferences and provide ample kitchen space for preparation.

Call today for a free consultation regarding your wedding or major event

We would be honored to be your event venue in Independence, Iowa

Take the stress out of planning your Waterloo area wedding or other major event by reserving Henderson Event Center. We work diligently with all clients to ensure their celebration is everything they want it to be. We are currently accepting reservations for 2019 and 2020, so call Henderson Event Center today for a free consultation regarding your upcoming wedding or special event.


"Everything went great! The service was excellent! If I had any questions someone was right there to answer and help. I highly recommend Henderson Event Center."

John and Kayla

Love doing work with the Henderson Event Center. They have a beautiful place. Very specious, and I love the way it is decorated. Everyone was very helpful and made for a beautiful, eventful night.


I don't think you'll find a better venue in this part of Iowa. The staff is friendly, and the facilities are accommodating.

Michael M.