Projector & Screen

dubuque projector and screen rental
dubuque projector and screen rental

We are your one-stop for Wedding Reception projector rentals!

What better way to celebrate this special day than to share treasured memories with family and friends? By renting a projector for your wedding, you can display a slideshow of the bride and groom in their most tender moments. When your friends and family see those cherished moments in striking, rich color, they will feel the love.

You can use your wedding projector rental for a fun and entertaining rehearsal dinner, use it at the reception, or use it for both! Streaming a video or music during your event is a simple way to increase the excitement at your wedding. Your friends and family will enjoy the heartfelt memories while creating their own!

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Donut Wall

dubuque donut wall rental
dubuque donut wall rental

More and more couples are ditching the classic white wedding cake, opting for other nontraditional yet still delectable desserts like homemade pies, cupcakes, cake pops, and even giant Rice Krispies treats stacked like a cake. The latest wedding-dessert trend? The doughnut wall. That’s right—because nothing is sweeter than an entire wall decked out with doughnuts.

The doughy treats are affordable, easy to serve, and you can offer guests a variety of flavors (glazed, old fashioned, sprinkles, etc.). Not to mention, doughnuts are simply downright adorable. And while you can certainly serve donuts instead of cake altogether, you could also offer donuts as a part of a larger dessert-table spread. (Hey, where dessert’s concerned, we say the more the merrier.)

Bonus: Doughnut walls (a genius concept originally created by famed caterer Peter Callahan) can also double as reception décor. I mean, just think of the Instagram potential. So if you’re planning a wedding, consider skipping the photo booth and just have your guests pose for pics in front of the doughnut wall.

There are all sorts of ways to blow your guests away with this delicious dessert craze—check out six of our favorite doughnut wall variations to help inspire your own.

Doughnut Puns (Above)

I mean, c’mon—a doughnut wall is just begging for a good pun. Some other good ones we’ve seen: “Donut you want one?” “Donut leave me hangin’,” “Donut worry, be happy,” and “Donut stop, won’t stop.”

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Ceremony Sound

dubuque wedding ceremony sound
dubuque wedding ceremony sound

We provide a high-quality ceremony sound system complete with wireless microphones (we also bring corded microphones, just in case) for your wedding ceremony. If you’d like recorded music for your ceremony, we can help you pick the songs and can create a custom playlist to play during the ceremony.

For the officiant, we have a hand-held mic and stand for ease of use.

If you’re worried about a bunch of ugly speakers and sound equipment at your wedding, rest easy knowing that all of our gear looks really nice! We try to set everything up to be sure the attention is on you, and not on the equipment. We want the ceremony sound to blend in and not be the focus of your ceremony. This can be added to one of our DJ packages or available as a stand-alone item.


dubuque karaoke
Dubuque Karaoke

Dubuque Karaoke

If you're looking for fun and hilarious entertainment for your party, look no further than karaoke. You could rent a karaoke machine, but to really give your guests the full karaoke experience we suggest hiring an Absolute Music karaoke DJ!

When you hire an Absolute Music karaoke DJ, you now have someone to keep the karaoke rolling with full karaoke services. Not only will karaoke DJs explain how karaoke works (you'd be surprised how many people have never tried it!), but they'll also queue up the songs, organize singers, and encourage more guests to participate.

Karaoke is a wonderful entertainment option for guests of all ages especially teenagers and adults. Hiring a karaoke DJ is a fantastic idea for a sweet 16 party or adult birthday party. Once a few guests get into it, everyone else will soon follow!

Super Yard Games

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Over-Sized Super Yard Games

Planning an event and looking for an exciting new way to entertain your guests? Then look no further... new for 2020 Absolute Music is offering our "Super Yard Games" packages for all of your entertaining needs. These games are perfect for indoor and outdoor uses. We offer two packages, one designed for outdoor use and one designed for indoor use. Our Super Yard Game packages are available as a stand-alone option or in addition to our award-winning DJ, Photo Booth, and Karaoke packages.

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dubuque uplighting rental
Dubuque Up Lighting Rental

Rent our Uplighting Today

The right lighting makes everything perfect!
One of the most affordable things you can do to upgrade your event venue is to splash it with color using our Dubuque uplighting rental. Uplighting is perfect on walls, drapes, between windows, or use outdoor-rated fixtures for outside on buildings and trees.

Absolute Music offers compact, classy, bright, and wireless LED uplighting! Uplighting is ideal for your wedding reception, birthday party, corporate event, school homecomings and proms, holiday party, and even your neighborhood get-together!

We offer 100% cool wireless LED uplighting technology. That means there are no unsightly wires, no additional power outlets, and no safety worries either.

Uplighting is great to add a layer of ambiance and personalization to your event hall.

Nothing beats Absolute Music's wireless wedding Dubuque uplighting rental to set a uniquely charming and elegant atmosphere.

What are uplights?

Uplights are small LED lighting fixtures placed on the floor that shine a beam of light towards the ceiling.

The ambient lights provide a warm and festive atmosphere bringing decoration and customization to standard walls.

Our uplights are completely wireless so that means no unsightly cables or tripping hazards! Our battery-powered LED Dubuque uplighting rental fixtures are earth-friendly and brighter than conventional options, plus they are free of messy cords. Did we mention no cords?

Horizon Hall

Horizon Hall

Horizon Lanes Hall, in Bellevue, Iowa, is the area's premier bowling alley serving Jackson, Dubuque and Clinton counties since 1981. We offer open and cosmic bowling, banquet and event space, game room, pool tables, full kitchen and much more. For more information, contact Horizon Lanes Hall in Bellevue.

Horizon Hall
970 N Riverview Dr
Bellevue, Iowa 52031
(563) 872-4441

The Shore Event Center

Beautiful event center located on the Mississippi River in Bellevue, Iowa! Let Carol help you plan your wedding, family reunion, or other events! We look forward to serving you!
The Shore Event Centre is a stunning venue for your special wedding event, with indoor and outdoor space overlooking the Mississippi River. From a romantic wedding to an inspiring lavish event, The Shore Event Centre offers the finest combination of natural beauty and upscale setting. Let them take care of the details while you and your guests enjoy the delicious flavors and spectacular views they have to offer. With an expansive view of the Mississippi River, the Shore Event Centre provides the ideal location for big day, setting the stage for unforgettable memories. Features include an outside patio overlooking the Mississippi River, on-site catering, a fully stocked bar, audio-visual equipment, and fully customized event planning. Experience elegance, comfort, and warm hospitality as you relish in the most romantic day of your life. Gather your family and friends at The Shore Event Centre for a magical wedding day.
Shore Event Centre in Bellevue, Iowa, provides a beautiful venue for your special event! Set on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, our center offers a breathtaking outdoor patio and indoor setting for your most memorable events!
The Shore Event Center
29921 395th Avenue
Bellevue, Iowa 52031
(563) 231-0670

The Englert Theatre

On September 26, 1912, husband and wife William & Etta Englert launched an institution when they opened The Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City, replacing what had once been a livery stable. They built the theater to rival the finest stage and movie houses throughout the Midwest and to establish a vibrant community gathering space for local and regional citizens.
Vaudeville acts from across the world performed on the stage and films - still an emerging art form at that time - were shown on the theater’s state-of-the-art projection equipment. These exciting events welcomed community members into the Englert’s 1,071 seats. Above the theatrics in the main hall, William and Etta resided on the theater’s second floor and provided housing for traveling artists on the third.
In 1920, William Englert passed away at 46 years old. Following his death, business partners A.H. Blank (from Des Moines) and Nate Chapman purchased the business in 1921. Chapman, who had been based in Des Moines, had moved to Iowa City just a year earlier when he and Blank purchased the storied Garden Theater cinema, which would later become The Varsity and then The Astro. The Blank and the Chapman families, through a line of committed descendants, would go on to steward the Englert’s existence for the remainder of the century.
After Nate Chapman died in 1925, his wife Dora continued to own and operate the theater alongside A.H. Blank. Dora’s brother, Al Davis, also assisted with managing the facility. On February 13, 1926, a fire nearly destroyed the Englert. Firemen fought to save the building as the blaze tore through the roof. Dora Chapman was there - as was Etta Englert - and she would later recount the scene to her grandchildren - Nathan, Katherine, and Barbara Chapman.
Despite $125,000 worth of damage to a property that had cost only $60,000 to build 14 years before, the theater’s benefactors restored the building with an eye to the ornate aesthetic tendencies of the 1920s. In particular, significant investment from A.H. Blank made this rebirth possible. From the ashes, the Englert returned to the Iowa City community.
In time, the venue became a full-time movie house. In the 1980s the singular theater space was subdivided into two small-screen spaces. Likewise the interior had been updated with gypsum board, paneling, carpeting, and acoustic ceilings. The owners during this period were Ansel and Marvin Chapman (sons of Dora) and Mike Blank (son of A.H. Blank) of Central States Theater Corporation.
As the end of the century approached, Mike Blank, in his 90s, sought to sell the business while he was still alive. He conferred with his partners, the Chapmans (whose various family members had migrated away from the core of Iowa City), about selling the Englert. Seeking to honor Mike’s wishes, the Chapmans agreed. In 1999, after nearly 80 years of caring for the building, they closed and sold the Englert.
A bar owner initially purchased the theater and planned to turn it into a club. However, a group of local citizens envisioned an opportunity to renovate and restore the theater to its original purpose: a performing arts and community gathering space for the people of Iowa City. This group of inspired locals persuaded the City of Iowa City to purchase the theater and hold it in trust until funds could be raised for a newly formed nonprofit entity to purchase and renovate the space.
Over the next five years, this group worked diligently to rebuild the Englert as a premier arts venue and a hub in the Iowa City cultural scene. In part — under the banner of “Save the Englert” — the group secured funds to restore the Englert to its 1920’s glory. The names of contributors are memorialized throughout the building: a capital campaign wall in the lobby, plaques around the theater, and on the backs of seats in the main hall.
On December 4, 2004, the Englert returned to the community with its first live performance in over 40 years. Since that time, the Englert has become a leader in the Midwestern arts scene through its ongoing programming, partnerships with the community and the University of Iowa, its production of two innovative festivals - Mission Creek and Witching Hour, its commission work with local and international artists, its commitment to the preservation of history, and celebration of the evolving cultural diversity of the Iowa City area.


The Englert is proud to offer its space as a non-traditional, off-site wedding venue, welcoming to all couples regardless of age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. The elegant space is flexible with endless ways to transform each room of the theater to create whatever atmosphere you desire.

The inherent beauty of the Englert can inspire your motif or simply be your canvas. Our experienced staff is trained to make events happen seamlessly. From lighting and sound to the comfort of your guests, our professional staff will ensure every detail of the day is exactly as you imagined. We can help you design a look for your ceremony, reception, and photos as complex and dramatic or as simple and elegant as you desire.

The Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 688-2653

Knights of Columbus Dubuque

Since 1999 we've helped millions of brides, families, and event planners find affordable and dream banquet halls and wedding venues. Our goal is to make the process of finding a banquet hall easier and hopefully save you some time and money along the way. Congratulations on taking the first step towards a successful reception!

Capacities and Layouts

Facility Capacity, Banquet Capacity, Reception and Dance Floor Capacity, Dance Only
Columbia Room (Basement) 75 - 100
First Floor 250 180 -
Second Floor 333 300 -
Knights of Columbus
781 Locust St
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 588-2011