A Positive Experience for Planners, Visitors, and Guests

Exceptional service and attention to detail are the earmarks of every event hosted at the RiverCenter. Located in downtown Davenport, Iowa along the beautiful Mississippi River, we are adjacent to the historic Adler Theatre, Hotel Blackhawk and the Radisson Quad City Plaza. Davenport is home to delicious local cuisine and remarkable cultural attractions that make the area an ideal destination for your next meeting, banquet, convention, tradeshow, or special event.

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Venue Information
Meetings & Events

Experience the light and industrial feeling of the RiverCenter and the appeal of the historic Art Deco Adler Theatre. Whether a board meeting for 15 or a convention of 3,000, the RiverCenter/Adler Theatre sets the tone for successful meetings.

The RiverCenter/Adler Theatre offers 100,000 sq.ft. of flexible and attractive meeting space. Two exhibit halls, a banquet hall, ten breakout rooms, executive boardroom and an historic Art Deco theater offer flexibility to meet the needs of your group. Personalized event coordination, exclusive in-house catering, in-house audiovisual and show decorating are all services available to ensure excellence. Every event is treated with attention to detail and uncompromising service.

Trade & Consumer Shows

The RiverCenter is host to trade and consumer shows that attract guests from across the country. With a convenient location and versatile, unobstructed space the RiverCenter is the optimal setting. Plus, we offer a full-spectrum of support and amenities. Our two, column-free exhibit halls offer trade and consumer show planners premium exhibit space. The RiverCenter is a great draw as we are centrally located and easily accessible. The RiverCenter resides in the largest 300 mile market west of Chicago.

Event Services

The RiverCenter is committed to providing the best possible service to all of our events. The RiverCenter offers exclusive catering, in-house audio-visual services and decorating to provide you with the services you need to execute your event. Every event is treated with attention to detail and uncompromising service.


Our in-house audio-visual services include a wide variety of equipment and expert technical support. Our knowledgeable staff will help you make the right choices for your audio-visual needs. Equipment is available for rent on a daily or weekly fee schedule. Arrangements may also be made through your event coordinator to work through one of our preferred audio-visual vendors. The RiverCenter collects a 15% commission on use of all outside vendors.

Available Halls

Great River Hall – South Building

  • 32,400 square feet of column-free exhibit space
  • Utility floor boxes every 30 feet (equipped with power, water, drain, phone and data)
  • Concrete floor with open weight limit
  • Drive-in ramp access with 15’ 10” h x 22’ w elephant door
  • Truck height dock plates (2) with sealers and trailer locks
  • Additional bay door for short-term ramp loading
  • 16’h x 17’ 11” w elephant door into each half of exhibit hall
  • Roof truss grid at +30 feet with high load-bearing capacity
  • Two sets of women’s and men’s restrooms
  • Two show manager’s offices
  • Two concessions stands
  • Easy access to 8,000 square feet of storage space
  • Dimmable and metal halide hall lighting
  • Acoustically treated for quality sound
  • Roll door 9’h x 13’ 11” w to concourse area
  • Additional 6,400 square feet of tiled space outside the hall

Mississippi River Hall – North Building

  • 13,130 square feet of column free exhibit, banquet, or meeting space
  • Capable of adjusting size to accommodate smaller functions
  • Centrally located utility boxes (equipped with power, water, drain, phone and data
  • Two roll-up doors (one drive-in and one with lift)
  • Carpeted floor with open weight limit
  • Acoustically treated wall surface
  • Dimmable and metal halide lighting
  • Room can be divided with portable drapery system (28’ heavy weight velour)
  • Operable wall increasing space to 16,000 square feet
  • Close proximity to kitchen facilities
  • Atrium area located outside hall
  • Restroom facilities close to hall

Breakout Rooms

  • 6 breakout rooms located in North Building (4 first floor/2 second floor)
  • 4 breakout rooms located in South Building (second floor)
  • Each rooms varies from 770 to 900 square feet of meeting space
  • Rooms may convert to larger sizes via acoustically treated operable walls
  • Rooms are equipped with hookups for sound, phone, data, and electrical
  • Restrooms in close proximity to all rooms

Colonel Davenport Room - South Building

  • Luxury board room with cherry table
  • Able to accommodate 16-20 comfortably

Full catering, bar service and concessions are available to meet your catering needs.  Executive Chef Chris Carton has a reputation for excellence and creativity.  His high standards for quality and client satisfaction are unparalleled and his creations are suited to please the most discerning of palettes. Choose from the menu below or work with Chef Chris to create a menu tailored exactly to your needs.

Bar Service:  The RiverCenter offers a variety of premium and well liquors, excellent wine selections and domestic and imported beers.

Concessions:  At the RiverCenter, concessions are more than a hot dog and nachos.  Our concessions are designed with our patrons in mind and offer a pleasing variety to satisfy an individual looking for anything from a light snack to a small meal.

four connected facilities
Inspiring views at a Premier hotel perfectly located in downtown Davenport overlooking the magnificent Mississippi River.
The largest amount of meeting space in the Quad Cities and serves as the anchor for the Quad Cities Event Center.
Bring a flair for the dramatic to your event with Broadway-caliber possibilities in a 1930’s 2400 seat Historic Art-Deco gem
A Welcome Return to Sophistication, The Hotel Blackhawk reigns supreme as the Grande Dame of Davenport, Iowa.