Speer Room Iowa State University Departmental Staff Meeting

Mahlstede Building

Speer Room Iowa State University Departmental Staff Meeting

With sweeping views of the Gardens out floor to ceiling windows, the Speer Room is often considered one of the most beautiful rooms in Iowa. Rental of the Speer Room gives you access to not only the Speer Room itself, but the Lobby in the Mahlstede Building, outdoor South Patio, and the small kitchenette located adjacent to the room.

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  Sq. ft. Dimensions Standard Set-up Capacity Maximum Capacity seated at tables Maximum Capacity theater style Rate Available
Speer Room 960 40′ x 34′ 48 64 102
1-3hrs – $200
4-6 hrs – $350
7-10 hrs – $500
Year-round,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Room Set-up

The Speer Room comes in a neutral setting that works well for many different functions. Alternate room set-ups can be arranged for a small fee. If you choose arrangement options A or B the cost is $50. All other room set-ups are $100.


Standard Set-up

Seats 48 – No additional fee
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Option A

Seats 64 – $50 set-up fee
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Option B

Seats 30 – $50 set-up fee
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The highlighted areas on the map are included in your rental.
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Included with your rental:

  • Standard Set-up which seats 48 people
  • Use of the South Patio located just outside the Speer Room
  • Wireless internet

Items available for no additional costs:

  • Projection Screen
  • Two-tier table for computer and projector
  • Podium

Items available for additional costs:

  • Alternate room set-up (see Room Set-Up section above)
  • Tents – arrangements can be made with an outside vendor to set-up a tent on the South Patio. A $100 tent set-up fee will be charged if outdoor furniture must be moved.
  • Projector – $50