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Special Events

"Our firm hosted a very special retirement party at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.  First of all, we feel so blessed to have this beautiful convention center available in our town to host our event.  Second of all, Tara Gent (event director) was wonderful to work with.  From the first phone call to set the date to the evening event... Tara was always in communication with me.  Tara was always an email, phone call or text away.  During the set up and during the event, Amanda, Ben and Jason were there on the spot to help and give advice... that group is the 'A Team'!!

Tara suggested a cater and she was spot-on... perfect.

We appreciate the professionalism.  We would recommend the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center for your next event. "

Patty Harward
Office Manager
TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C.

"Even though our attendance was down from previous years, the show was a huge success. A fun time was had by All! Attendees and dealers alike. We had changed the show dates to be in October this year. All of our dealers were coming from buying trips in Denver. So we were the first to see their new merchandise. WOW!! They had a spectacular variety of gems, jewels, fossils and all kinds of rocks and minerals.

A huge Thank You to Rustin Lippincott and the great FACC team: Amanda, Tara, Cevin, Jason, Ben & Eric!"

Betty Morris
Show Chair
The Sac & Fox Lapidary Club

"As one of the Producers of FAIRfest, our annual music and more festival, having three stages, twenty five vendors and over fifty different artist/bands/acts, I can't thank you enough for the exemplary service rendered by the FACC and your entire staff.

Your venue and staff delivered as promised, WAY ABOVE EXPECTATIONS, always efficiently and with a smile.

You should all be proud of this rather daunting achievement and we look forward to contracting with you again next year to do it all again."

Richard L. Sarnat MD
Co-Founder/Producer FAIRfest

Meetings and Conferences

"Cambridge started holding quarterly meetings for small groups at FACC shortly after the facility opened. We used the Executive Conference room early out but outgrew that and now primarily use the Cambridge Room.  The center is a great place for these quarterly strategic meetings - we are removed as much as possible from the day to day and the set-up of the room allows for some dynamic exchanges and brainstorming while being comfortable - even for an all-day meeting.

Using FACC is great for us because it is close, and the staff is always friendly, helpful and accommodating. We've  found the perfect room set up for our group as well.

The staff is top notch - ask and you receive.  Strong customer service and a can-do attitude are so often lacking in today's business exchanges, it is refreshing to know that is what we'll have when we have a meeting at FACC."

Cindy Lowe
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
Fairfield, Iowa

"By using the meeting services at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, our Agency can maximize on efficiency, convenience and comfort….and all at a reasonable price! The staff at the Center exceeds our expectations in providing room facilities to meet our professional development and training needs. The staff also works hard to make sure that each room is always customized to meet the specific needs for the day. Gracious surroundings, friendly smiles, and service that you can always count on!"

Matt Mitchell, Regional Administrator
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
Ottumwa, Iowa

"The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center has been great to work with for our Iowa Bankers association peer group meetings. I hold quarterly meetings in Southeast Iowa, and was happy to find such a first-rate facility to host our group. The staff is always friendly and very accommodating, and makes planning and executing our events easy for me!"

Jill Olsen, Education Coordinator
Iowa Bankers Association
Johnston, Iowa

"I recently sponsored a 2-day CLE (continuing legal education) course at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. From our initial contact through my leaving on the second day, the entire staff was terrific! They were professional, helpful, and responded to all of my questions and concerns in a timely way. They were genuinely interested in my event being a success in every way. A number of our participants mentioned throughout our two days that they really liked the Center. I am looking forward to returning."

Annie Tucker, Director
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa


"The convention center is the best kept secret in southeast Iowa!  When we were looking for a venue for our daughter's wedding there were a few things that were important to us.  The main thing we wanted was enough space to accommodate our guests comfortably and a community with comfortable hotel accommodations because a large number of our guests were from out of state.  Fairfield was a great fit for our needs.  Because of all the space available at the convention center, we were able to host the rehearsal supper in the atrium while the expo hall was set up for the reception.  The dressing rooms gave ample space for the wedding party to get ready; all the mirrors were great for the girls!  The theater worked super for the ceremony.  The way the seating is arranged creates a very intimate feel.  The staff helped with the lighting to make the wedding party stand out on the stage.    The expo hall was just the icing on the cake.  We had ample space for all or our guests with room to move around and visit.  The facility was perfect! 

"The facility itself is only half of the appeal of the convention center.  The staff was wonderful!  They were very helpful through the entire process, from the initial visit to when the last guest left.  They helped our caterer find what they needed to set up and cared for our guests like they were their family as well.  They helped make the day perfect!"

Chris Payne, Mother-of-the-Bride (Payne/Redding Wedding 8/29/15)

"Thank you to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center who hosted my daughter's wedding. They are very easy to work with and are eager to please, even during the stressful time leading up to the wedding day. Saturday was a perfect day and the venue is beautiful. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful facility here in Fairfield, Iowa."

Julie Greeson, Mother-of-the-Bride (Greeson/Wood Wedding 10/21/15)

"We had the wedding reception of our dreams at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center! For the reasonable price of our rental package, we got a beautiful space with all of the necessary reception pieces included, the staff were more than accommodating and flexible to our wants and needs through every step of the planning process, and we appreciated how nice the people and place were all around. Everything was run very smoothly, professionally and organized. We cannot say enough good things about our tremendous wedding reception experience at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and thank them for giving us a beautiful wedding reception!"

Shelby & Tyler Romoser (10/24/15)

I would recommend the Fairfield arts and convention center to anyone looking for a place to get married. The price was reasonable, and with the package options you will have everything you need. You won't have to worry about seating or the weather being an issue. The staff is incredible. Anything you could possibly need and they were there to help. All in all it's an amazing experience. We fell in love with the venue on our first tour. I wouldn't change a single thing from our wedding it was everything we wanted.

Michelle & William Bollman (9/19/15)

"The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center provided our family with a clean, modern, and affordable venue for our wedding reception. Opening up the meeting rooms to unveil the openness of the pavilion not only looked great visually, but also created the perfect canvas for a whimsical experience for our guests.

The staff was all above and beyond. They saw to it that all of our quirkiest desires were met and exceeded. They were inspired by our themes and we genuinely feel although they were working, they had as much fun as the invited guests.

We would recommend this venue to anyone on many levels...mostly because 10,000 brides could have 10,000 different kinds of weddings and all would be optimum. The space is malleable. The location is right downtown. We know all of this from experience, and from having 300 very happy guests.  :)"

Makenzie & Dillon Champ (09/22/2012)

"Planning a non-traditional wedding reception for 300 plus people can be daunting. The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center easily helped us create a unique atmosphere for our "photo booth" conception, old movies projected on the wall, and tapas style food stations. It was all accomplished smoothly by the detail orientated Events & Marketing Manager and thoughtful easy to work with staff. Seemed like anything I wanted to do, they helped figure out a way to do it!"

Suzan Bates Kessel, Mother-of-the-Bride (Champ Wedding 09/22/2012)

"THANK YOU Rustin, Mandy and Heather for an OUTSTANDING job!!!  Our wedding reception was PERFECT!!!! You were with us every step of the way to ensure that we had everything we needed for our "big day". It was set up exactly how we had envisioned!  A HUGE thank you to Mandy for answering all of my endless questions & helping us with our decorations. Thank you Heather for ensuring our guests had everything they needed and for staying until the very end to help with clean up. You ALL were WONDERFUL and we couldn't have done it without you!!"

Dave & Cherie Horras (06/16/2012)

"Thank you so much for helping us create such a beautiful and memorable wedding reception!  We really appreciated the professionalism and dedication of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center's staff for ensuring that everything went smoothly, despite a challenging schedule and back-to-back bookings, from the planning stage right through the big set-up and clean-up. We didn't use a wedding planner, but the Center's staff made it easy to integrate the caterer, DJ, photographer and other aspects of the reception.  We'd highly recommend the facility to anyone looking for a versatile, full-service venue for their wedding reception!"

Jenoa & David Navarrete (12/08/2009)

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