Family owned and operated!
We welcome you.
We look forward to having you at the family owned Col Ballroom!
The Legendary Col Ballroom has stood the test of time. It tragically burned down in 1913, only to thrive again after being rebuilt in 1914. The building is framed in steel and covered in brick.

The ballroom can hold over 400 couples on our oak wood 10,000 square- foot floor and an additional 150 guests on our balcony.   

The Col Ballroom was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In 1998 the property was added to the Davenport Register of Historic Properties. The following year, in 1999, the Col Ballroom was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association hall of fame. 

Consider The Col Ballroom for your next event:
  • Wedding
  • Quinceanera
  • Meetings/Conferences
  • Work/Customer Appreciation
  • Children's Birthdays, Anniversary Partys
  • Concerts
  • Fundraisers/Benefits, etc.
We are pleased to announce Leigh Reitz, the new owner of the Col Ballroom effective Summer 2015. Leigh was involved with the Col Ballroom for many years as a volunteer prior to purchasing. She fell in love with the nostalgia and the people who hold their special events here. Her plan is to keep the Col Ballroom a place for music, and dance for small and large events. Also to remain an affordble facility available to the community for rental on smaller events as well. We look forward to having you at the Col Ballroom!  

frequently asked questions for events at the col ballroom

How late can our event go?

All events must end by 12AM this allows you and your guests one hour to clean up and leave by 1AM. Staying open later must be approved by management. 

​Does the Col Ballroom require security?

​Yes, we require security for ALL events that serve alcohol and for all events that extend beyond or occur after business hours. 

​Can we keep doors propped open during an event?

No, all main doors MUST remain closed during your event due to air conditioning/heat being on. Please supervise your children at all times.

I might be hungry later, can we keep our food out all night?

Food may be served from 4-9PM and MUST be cleaned up by 10PM for health reasons. The small kitchen and food area must also be cleaned. NOTE: We do not supply dish soap, storage containers, etc.  

Are we required to clean up?

Yes, the renter is required to clean all trash from tables and take all trash to the dumpster located west of the building. We do provide trash bags. Please clean up all large spills and DO NOT dump grease or food down our sinks, toilets, or floor drains. We do provide a Clean up Checklist to follow following your event.  

Do we have to provide insurance or a damage deposit?

Yes, all renters are required to provide a liability insurance policy or a Non-clean up/Security/Damage Deposit. It will be up to management as to which one will need to be provided.