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Holiday Inn Suites & Bien VenU Event Center


The full service Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel/ Event Center is located just three miles from the University of Northern Iowa at the intersection of Hudson Road and Ridgeway Ave. in Cedar Falls, Iowa right off U.S. Highway 20, exit 224. Conveniently located, this new event center is designed to serve many events needs at an exceptionally high level.
  • Set at the gateway of Cedar Falls, the full service Holiday Inn & Suites/Bien VenU Event Center will feature 126 elegant bedrooms, unique conference facilities holding up to 1000 people in total, plenty of food and drink options to pick from, astonishing leisure facilities such as well appointed outdoor courtyards, unique concierge lounge and much more.
  • Our brand new 14,000 square-foot ballroom will offer dramatic high ceilings, state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities and its own pre-function space. If your guest list is smaller, we offer flexible, divisible air walls that can be easily moved to create the ideal setup for weddings and social gatherings that are as open or intimate as you require. Our unique event center will allow our guests to host their dream weddings, corporate meetings, exhibitions, and much more.


  • Your Vision, Our Expertise will allow us to provide you with a truly memorable experience for you to take away with. All you have to do is say Yes! And we’ll take care of the rest


The Rationale Behind “Bien VenU”

  • Bienvenue comes from Old French and literally means “Welcome.” Over time, the French abstracted “Venue” from Bienvenue, referring to someone coming to an event, or one’s arrival at an event.


  • No culture is better known for its elegance, style and sophistication than France. For brides, French words associate with romance. And for those in business, French hospitality service sets a high bar.
  • Venu, the shortened version of our name, looks and sounds modern and hip. VenU provides a figurative element (U) to symbolize how our services we offer is all about you!
  • Open Door Hospitality’s brand story is about having the door open 24/7/365 to graciously welcome all guests. By naming our event center, Bien Venu, it provides us an Elegant, Stylish and Sophisticated, yet Modern, Hip and Buzzworthy atmosphere to be apart off.

“Bon Jour!”
Open Door Hospitality
welcomes you to Bien Venu Event Center at the Holiday Inn, the perfect VenU for your perfect event. Our modern décor and our commitment to excellent service sets us apart in the Cedar Valley. At Bien Venu, you’ll discover our focus is to create the magical experience catered specifically for you and your event. Book your next event at the Venu and enjoy a bottle of Champagne on us!