Facility Rentals (Auditorium)

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is proud to offer the Mapes Auditorium, as well as other rental areas, for your next event! Whether you're hosting a bridal shower, birthday party, corporate meeting or wedding reception, we would love to work with you.

Auditorium Capacity

Theater - 200 people
chairs only, stage, 1-3 perimeter tables

Classroom - 120 people
tables with chairs on one side

Rounds - 160 people
20 round tables with 8 chairs each, 2 perimeter tables

Click here to view the facility rental brochure! For more information or to schedule your next event, contact Ashley at 515-473-9113 or apech@arl-iowa.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent other rooms at the ARL?

A: Yes, we have many other spaces available for rent. Contact Ashley here for a full list.

Are there a minimum and/or maximum number of guests needed to hold an event at the ARL?

A: There is no minimum number of guests needed to host an event at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's facility. There is a maximum of 200 people.

How soon do we need to reserve space?

A: A minimum of one month's notice is required to book an event at the ARL. However, it is never too early.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

A: All catering must be approved by the ARL and we can assist you in finding a caterer if needed.

Is there a deposit required to reserve space at the ARL?

A: Yes, a non-refundable deposit, 25% of the rental fee, that is applied to the room rental is required at the signing of the contract.

Do I need to bring my own audio visual equipment?

A: The ARL has audio visual equipment available for use by our guests. Discuss your needs with the ARL staff when booking your event. There is a rental fee for this equipment.

Can we decorate the room for our event?

A: Yes, but all decorations must be pre-approved by the ARL.

Can we have a band or DJ?

A: Yes, you can have music at your event. Talk with an ARL representative to discuss specific details. We do not allow fog or bubble machines, strobe, laser or cop lights in the building, for the safety of the animals.

Does the ARL serve alcohol?

A: Yes, the ARL can handle all of your beer, wine and wine cooler needs. However, our liquor license does not provide for liquor. Speak with your ARL representative for more information.

Is there a security charge?

A: The ARL requires use of security at any event that is dispensing alcoholic beverages and/or is using any of the outdoor facilities/ premises after normal ARL business hours. There is a charge for security that is to be coordinated between the renter and the security provider.