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8 Fairy-Tale Iowa Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Iowa Wedding!

I am excited to partner with each of these amazing venues for this post!

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Getting Married in Iowa?

You must be searching for the perfect venue to host your big day!

The venue is a big deal. If you're searching for the perfect Iowa wedding venue, you will find this article helpful! There are literally hundreds of venues out there, so if you don't know where to start... start here!

These venues are beautiful, have great reviews and each bring their own vibe and unique charm to the table. Take a look, schedule some tours, and enjoy the wedding planning process! Here you go Iowa brides! We really think you're going to love these venues.

These are listed in no particular order, they were all fantastic to work with!

*Please note, details in this post are subject to change. Always check with the venue for the most up to date specifics and details!


#1 Myers Wedding Barn

Located in Sperry, Iowa

Red Iowa Wedding Barn
This renovated, rustic chic barn venue is how Pinterest boards get started! Just wait until you see the inside of this beauty, we 100% know you will be blown away.

Type of Venue

Newly Renovated Rustic-Chic Barn on Myers Tree Farm

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Rustic, Elegant, Charming, Enchanting, Charismatic

About the Venue

We are absolutely in love with Myers Wedding Barn in Sperry, IA. This venue is located on Myers Tree Farm and as you may have guessed, family-owned and operated! The barn was completely transformed in the spring of 2019 to become a gathering place, equipped with all of the amenities you will need for the perfect dreamy wedding! The interior of the barn has been recreated using salvaged barn wood and tin from local Iowa barns. The barn’s rustic charm contains so much character and still seems to hold some of the stories of past generations of local Iowa farmers. In addition to indoor facilities, they also have created an outdoor wedding ceremony space amidst impressive trees, lush gardens and landscaping, and a stunning pond with a bridge. You will have gorgeous backdrops at every angle for beautiful photos.

Myers Wedding Barn Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Wedding Site

  • Onsite Reception Barn

  • Groom’s Loft

  • Bridal Suite

  • Ample Parking

  • Wedding Coordinating and Floral Design (available upon request)

  • Bridal Suite

  • Groom’s Loft

  • Stunning Views of Landscaped Pond with a Fountain

  • Over 1,000 Annuals and Perennials Growing in the Summer Months

  • Evergreens, Mature Trees, and a Garden setting

  • Great Location - Venue is right off of Hwy 61, about 13 miles north of Burlington, which is home to many restaurants, hotels, and stores.

  • Indoor and Outdoor Celebration Space

  • Brand New Caterer’s Kitchen

Wedding Capacity: Up to 240 Guests

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Note from the Owner

Seeing people come together to celebrate various events in our barn is truly a blessing to us. Since the Spring of 2019, our barn has been entirely renovated with salvaged barn wood from local Iowa barns. The walls of our barn hold stories of past generations of Iowa farmers. As you enter the barn, you can almost feel the emotion and hard work of these farmers behind every piece of barn wood. Our barn, a sanctuary for those abandoned barns left behind, tells the story of old pastimes and now tells the story of new beginnings. In addition, every detail at our venue has been handcrafted and thought out by us. You’ll find elegant tones, rustic-chic accents, and most importantly lots of CHARACTER in our barn. We truly want to share our barn and home with others, and we hope you choose us for your next event!

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Myers Wedding Barn

18876 111th Avenue

Sperry, IA 52650

Phone: (319) 209-0427


#2 Country View Acres

Located in Joice, Iowa

Wedding Pergola
17 Acres of Gorgeous Countryside with Stunning Views Look at all of the natural beauty this venue has! It’s absolutely breathtaking. Talk about a piece of paradise for your wedding day! Photo opportunities here will be limitless.

Type of Venue

Rustic, Country Wedding Venue

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Rustic, Spacious, Accommodating, Charming, Memorable

About the Venue

This venue truly is the definition of a “slice of heaven!” If you love the countryside and want a rustic-meets-elegant wedding, you must tour Country View Acres as soon as possible! This venue has 17 acres of gorgeous countryside with stunning views in every direction. This is a wedding venue that is large, they can seat 500 guests! Located in North Central Iowa on a hard surface road just five miles from Diamond Jo Casino & hotels, it’s the right mix of easily accessible, yet peacefully secluded. Their building is heated and cooled, for year-round events. This venue is perfect for couples in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.

Country View Acres Offers & Perks

  • Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony

  • Onsite Reception

  • Shuttle Service

  • Tables/Chairs/Tablecloths Provided

  • Bartender Provided

  • Use of Decorations

  • Projector/Screen for Use

  • 2 Hotels/Casinos 5 Miles from Venue

  • Choose Your Own Caterer

  • Gorgeous Pond View

  • 2 Onsite Climate Controlled Bridal Changing Bins

  • Full Bar for Purchase

  • Venue Has Heat & Air Conditioning

  • Weekend Packages Available

  • Large Parking Area

  • Multiple Ceremony Options

Wedding Capacity: 500 inside the building.

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Note from the owner

Country View Acres would love to host your special day! We want you to enjoy the day without having to worry about all of the little details. We give you plenty of time and help to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it. Every wedding we’ve hosted is so beautiful and we love making memories and new friends along the way! Call for a tour, we’d love to show you around and see all that we have to offer! -Warren & Sara

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Country View Acres

628 430th St.

Joice, IA 50446

(641) 590 - 5960 — Sara, owner

(641) 590 - 6105 — Josie, coordinator


#3 Willow Creek

Located in Shelby, Iowa

Inside Chapel
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The structure of this chapel is absolutely stunning, oh my goodness! We are obsessed with the high ceiling, gorgeous windows and elegant design. This venue offers not just a glass chapel, but also a big beautiful barn!

Type of Venue

Countryside Wedding Venue Among the Rolling Hills

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Country, Rustic, Unique, Elegant, Serene, Breathtaking, Surrounded by Nature

About the Venue

We are so excited to be sharing this super unique venue, because it’s so beautiful. It’s located on a family farm of 10 acres, and the grounds are absolutely breathtaking! Yes, this venue is surrounded by farmland at every angle. The owner describes it as though you’re on an island of nature surrounded by a sea of corn. On the property you will find nature trails, a glass wedding chapel, a reception barn as well as an outdoor ceremony space. This venue has so much to offer to make each and every wedding one-of-a-kind, we truly feel you’re going to fall in love just like we have!

Willow Creek Offers & Perks

  • Quiet, Enormous Property

  • Endless Photo Opportunities

  • Beautiful Manicured Property

  • Air Conditioned/Heat

  • Choice of Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony

  • Bridal Suite

  • Nature Trails

Wedding Capacity: No minimum. Maximum inside is 250, with space outside for additional seating. We have done weddings up to 400 using the outside deck.

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Note from the owner

A couple that would be looking to get married at our place would be someone that is looking for something completely unlike anywhere they have ever been and located somewhere there have never guessed to find it. Our customer service is out of this world, our staff is outstanding and has been with us now for years. We believe in doing everything we can to make a very unique experience for our couples and we think that it shows.

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Willow Creek

4066 325th Street, Shelby, IA 51570.

Phone: 712.483.2435


#4 Decades Event Center

Located in West Des Moines, Iowa

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Get ready for a romantic wedding venue that will take you back in time with antique and vintage vibes! We are obsessed with the unique charm this venue offers.

Type of Venue

Ballroom & Event Center

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Rustic, Antique, Vintage, Unique, Hidden Gem

Our Thoughts:

Looking for an ultra-unique wedding venue that will totally impress your guests and give them a beyond memorable experience? You must tour Decades Event Center as soon as possible! Located in the heart of West Des Moines, Decades boasts 5,000 square feet of space, featuring seating for 250 guests. This spacious space ballroom and full-service, handmade bar is decorated with hand-picked rustic, antique decor, and intimate lighting to help make the space look amazing. With ample parking, your event will be stress-free from the moment you arrive. You are going to love this venue!

Decades Event Center Offers & Perks

  • Onsite, Fully Stocked Bar

  • Indoor Ceremony Options

  • Decor Rental Options

  • Full Set Up & Tear Down

  • Couples Suites

  • Onsite Day of Event Coordinator

  • Tables, Chairs & Linens Included

  • Centrally Located

  • Open Catering Policy

  • Inclusive Atmosphere

  • ADA Accessible

  • Free Parking

Wedding Capacity:

Minimum: 25 guests

Maximum: 250 seated guests / 400 standing guests

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Decades Event Center

1208 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265

515.224.5732 |


#5 Buckingham Palace

Located In Treynor, Iowa

White Wedding Barn
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This venue has us saying “WOW!” It’s just gorgeous, from the large size to the elegant modern design to the scenic surroundings. We are truly in love!

Type of Venue

Charming, Restored Barn

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Modern, Unique, Charming, Accommodating, Versatile, Beautiful

About the Venue

This venue gives us a royal-meets-barn wedding vibe, and we are so impressed! This dreamy venue is one we think you will definitely want to tour sooner rather than later. The crown jewel of Palace Event Center is the beautiful Palace Barn. Located just outside of Council Bluffs and Omaha, the gorgeous, fully-restored barn has 100 years of charm and every modern convenience to give couples and their guests the royal treatment. Spacious gathering spaces, private rooms for preparing and connecting, ample parking, and dedicated owners are just a few of the elements that make Palace Event Center the perfect place for your big day.

Palace Event Center Offers & Perks

  • Indoor Weddings

  • Outdoor Weddings

  • Onsite Reception

  • Reception Staff

  • Bartender

  • Shuttle services

  • Spacious Interior

  • Outdoor Ceremony/Pergola

  • Excellent Views

  • Bridal Suite

  • Gentlemen’s Suite

  • Ample Parking

  • Tables & Chairs Included

  • ADA Compliant Indoor Restrooms

  • Shuttle Services

  • Prep Kitchen for Caterers

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Note from the owner

The Palace has been a dream and vision in our minds ever since our own marriage began. We knew it had a purpose. In 2016, we began the journey to transform the barn from a working farm since 1933, to a new life as the perfect centerpiece for your wedding. The Palace Barn is fully restored to make your big day smooth and comfortable without sacrificing the beauty and character of the original barn. The very best part of watching the Palace come to life has been connecting with our couples and their guests. We want your experience with us to be everything you’ve dreamed of and vow to be available to you as you plan your day. Our dream has always been to make yours come true. We're ready to give you and your guests the royal treatment.

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Palace Event Center

Palace Event Center, 33153 Highway 92

Treynor, Iowa 51575

(402) 490-1875


#6 Renwick Mansion

Located In Davenport, Iowa

View from Above of Renwick Mansion
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This may look like the scene of a movie, but it’s a real life Davenport wedding venue that can host your special day in the most magical of ways! If you’ve been dreaming of getting married in a Historic Mansion… buckle up, you’re about to fall head over heels for Renwick Mansion.

Type of Venue

Historic Mansion

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Historic, Timeless, Charming

About the Venue

Talk about an absolute fairy-tale wedding venue. The history, elegance, and beauty of this Davenport, Iowa venue is one-of-a-kind. Renwick Mansion is the perfect place for your wedding, reception, and overnight stay when the evening has come to an end. The mansion sits on four acres of lush lawn space, and boasts gorgeous rooms for all of your event needs. Celebrate your special day in style as you enjoy scenic views of the Mississippi River from the balcony or tower of this stunning Italian Revival Villa mansion.

Renwick Mansion Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Wedding

  • Outdoor Receptions

  • Indoor Wedding

  • Indoor Reception

  • Weekend Stay

  • Bartending Service

  • Tables/Chairs Included

  • No Catering Guidelines

  • River View

  • Bridal Suite

  • Bedrooms

  • Weekend Long Packages with Overnight Stay

Wedding Capacity: 140 seated at tables indoors and up to 300 seated at tables


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Note from the owner

The Renwick Mansion is one of most unique wedding venues in the Quad Cities in that it is a historic building which sits on 4 acres of land overlooking the Mississippi River and we rent for the weekend so that everything can be hosted in one location: rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception.

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Renwick Mansion

901 Tremont Avenue

Davenport, IA 52803




#7 Red Barn at Pine Creek

Located In Marengo, IA

Newlyweds in Canoe on the Water
Set on 300 acres, this picturesque venue is private, homey and quite exquisite! Look at this picture! So Unique!!

Type of Venue

Farm, Barn Venue (with tons of space to spread out!)

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Rustic, Romantic, Private, Cozy, Natural

About the Venue

The 4800 square-foot rustic Red Barn backs to a 3600 square-foot luxurious draped tent, accommodating up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing. The barn's design brings in homespun elegance with rustic lodge cabin features. The tent holds clean, bright lines, all yours for the decorating. Special features: reclaimed barn wood chandelier beam, 2 homemade 9' farm-style head tables, our bridal cabin, groom’s loft, outdoor veranda complete with lawn games, an outdoor bar, and bistro lighting.

Red Barn at Pine Creek Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Ceremony

  • Open Air Reception

  • Choice of Ceremony Site

  • Set Up

  • Onsite Bar & Bartending

  • Guest Trolley

  • Bounce House

  • Open Vendor Options

  • Choice of Table Linens

  • Additional Set Up Time/Rehearsal Time the Day Before

  • Overnight Suite for Newlyweds

  • Waterfront Ceremony Site

  • Onsite Grooms Suite

  • Onsite Bridal Cabin (She-Shed)

  • Incredible Views

  • Amazon Photo Ops

  • Ceremony Arbors at Both Ceremony Sites

  • Unique Head Table

  • Upgraded Chairs

  • Tons of Space (both inside and out)

Wedding Capacity

No minimum capacity. 300 max.

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A Note from the Owner

We are a very small, family run business. Started after the owners own son was married at the property, we know how important this day is for our couples, so we do what we can to make sure it is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. We are flexible and really try to let our clients make the venue what they want! We want planning to be fun and stress free! We will be there every step of the way to answer questions and recommend vendors, etc.. We aren’t like any other venue around! You will see that the second you walk in our front door!

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The Red Barn at Pine Creek Ranch

1404 G Ave.

Marengo, IA 52301



#8 Little Lights on Lane

Located In West Branch, Iowa

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First things first, you MUST visit Little Lights on Lane’s website and watch the background video on their homepage. It is absolutely amazing and captures so much beauty that we simply can’t with just one photo. We promise, you will fall in love!

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Magical, Authentic, Close-Knit, Outdoorsy, Resourceful, Inclusive, Hygge

About this Venue

This is one of those venues that makes us wish we could have a wedding do-over and get married here! This venue is one that has so much to offer, in fact it may be one of the dreamiest wedding venues we’ve ever come across! This farmhouse fresh wedding venue is just outside of Iowa City, Iowa! Their indoor-outdoor venue features handmade farmhouse tables for guests, spacious getting ready suites with a Scandinavian vibe, a beautiful maple tree ceremony location, a 100 foot wrap-around porch that is a fantastic rain backup location (spilling out onto the beautiful Cedars Edge Golf Course), and so much more.

Little Lights on Lane Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Weddings

  • Rain-Backup Ceremony Space

  • In-House Suites

  • In-House Bar

  • Vendor Recommendations

  • Included Arbors

  • Furniture & Decor

  • Excellent Midwest Views

  • Large Square Footage

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Note from the owner

Here at Little Lights we want you to feel you have joined a big family. Our staff motto is to treat the Bride like she is our Sister. We want to help your day be stress free, intentional and FUN. We want the outdoors to come in, the string lights to be twinkly and your guests to be relaxed and present. Come meet us at Little Lights on the Lane where the drinks are always cold, the staff is always friendly and the experience is always welcome.

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Little Lights on Lane

2 Ember Lane

West Branch, IA 52358




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