wedding & event venue



411 6TH AVE SE.


Travis Newell


Hello! I'm Travis, founder of The HarMac. As the owner of Unique Events for over 20 years (and now the HarMac), I have an extensive knowledge of events in general, as well the knowledge of what it takes to offer an amazing venue with feature that couples are looking for...and a few that you didn't know you needed! I foster dogs along with my wife Alison and just sent my only daughter off to college. If you take a tour, there is an excellent chance we'll get the opportunity to meet!

ENTREPRENEUR, dog foster for 100+ pups, husband, father, "The Office" ENTHUSIAST

Lia James

Operations Manager

Hi, I’m Lia! I am the full time Operations Manager at The HaMac. I'm from New York originally, but moved to Iowa at 17 where I quickly fell in love with Cedar Rapids and the community! I’ve worked in the restaurant/hospitality industry for 10 years and after working at the first HarMac wedding as a bartender in 2020, I knew I wanted to do this everyday!

I love working with couples to customize the HarMac offerings to meet their needs and the many ways the venue compliments all different types of designs and styles. My fiancé and I recently welcomed our third baby boy, so when I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with all of them! I also love spending time with friends and traveling to New York to visit family. Go Bills!!

Our Staff

They make the Difference!

As a company we are only as good as the people we hire, and we have put together an amazing staff of venue managers, bartenders and service staff who share the common goal of making sure your experience within our space is as enjoyable as possible!