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

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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

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

Photos Provided by Venue


Myers Wedding Barn FAQ


How does catering work?

We don’t have any restrictions on the caterer you use.


How do decorations work?

You can bring in your own decorations. The barn already has a lot of charm with its reclaimed barn boards, tin, and giant hanging lanterns with candles.


What is the rain plan?

You can choose to move the outdoor wedding inside the barn. Typically, guests will sit at the round tables, and the bride and groom will be married near the stage at the front of the barn.


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!


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Myers Wedding Barn

18876 111th Avenue

Sperry, IA 52650

Phone: (319) 209-0427

https://www.myersweddingbarn.com/

#2 Country View Acres

Located in Joice, Iowa

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.


Photos Provided by Venue


Country View Acres FAQ


How does catering work?

Catering is up to you! You have the choice of any caterer you prefer. We have a small kitchen for them to use if needed.


How do decorations work?

You may bring in any decorations you choose. We have an array of decorations that we have collected that you may use for your day as well.


What is the rain plan?

Our rain plan is to move the ceremony inside the venue. We have an arbor we can bring inside, and set chairs up accordingly making it look beautiful.


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


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!



Country View Acres

628 430th St.

Joice, IA 50446

(641) 590 - 5960 — Sara, owner

(641) 590 - 6105 — Josie, coordinator

www.countryviewacres.com

cvaeventcenter@gmail.com

#3 Willow Creek

Located in Shelby, Iowa

Photo by True Imagery
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.


Photos Provided by Venue


Willow Creek FAQ


How does catering work?

When it comes to all vendors, we give our couples freedom of choice to choose who they like. When it comes to catering, our only stipulation is that they are a licensed caterer. We have worked with some of the best and worst caterers out there over the years. Because of this we have put together a list of preferred vendors that we know do a great job if they need help in choosing a caterer or any other vendor.


How do decorations work?

We don’t provide any decoration items however we do offer linen rental at an additional cost. We leave it up to our couples to decide how much or little they want to decorate in or around the property. Most people choose to do very little decoration on the property as Mother Nature does most of it for them.


What is the rain plan?

We have an outdoor ceremony space if a couple chooses that to be their first option. Mother Nature however doesn’t always cooperate with outdoor ceremony plans. In the event that rain were to be in the forecast for the day, we simply move the ceremony into the glass chapel. It will keep our couples well protected from the elements in the event of foul weather.


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.



Willow Creek

4066 325th Street, Shelby, IA 51570.

Phone: 712.483.2435

www.willowcreekglasshapel.com

info@willowcreekglasschapel.com

#4 Decades Event Center

Located in West Des Moines, Iowa

ZTS Photo
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


Photos Provided by Venue


Decades Event Center FAQ


How does catering work?

We have an open catering policy. We tend to find that clients have a favorite restaurant or love a caterer from an event they have attended; this policy allows them to pick any one of their choice.


How do decorations work?

We allow clients to bring in their own decorations or they can rent decorations from our in-house decor rentals selections.


What is the rain plan?

You do not have to worry about rain here at Decades, as we are all indoors.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


DECADES EVENT CENTER


Decades Event Center

1208 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265

515.224.5732 | info@decadeswdm.com

decadeswdm.com

decadeswdm.com/tour

#5 Buckingham Palace

Located In Treynor, Iowa

Bailey Buschelman Photography
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


Photos Provided by Venue


Palace Event Center FAQ


How does catering work?

Couples may arrange their own catering. Couples and caterers are encouraged to contact Palace Event Center staff to make arrangements to access the venue's prep kitchen.


How do decorations work?

Couples may choose their own decorations, but our beautiful interior does not require any extra help. Individuals, event planners, and florists may access the Palace Barn beginning at 8:00 am on the morning of the event to begin decorating efforts. All decorations must be removed at the end of the event.


What is the rain plan?

Palace Event Center can accommodate both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and indoor receptions. Couples are encouraged to celebrate their ceremony indoors in the picturesque barn in the event of inclement weather.


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.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!




Palace Event Center

Palace Event Center, 33153 Highway 92

Treynor, Iowa 51575

(402) 490-1875

https://palacebarn.com/contact-us/

#6 Renwick Mansion

Located In Davenport, Iowa

Sean Flynn Photography
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

outdoors.


Photos Provided by Venue


Renwick Mansion FAQ


How do decorations work?

You can bring in your own decorations.


What is the rain plan?

If the guest list exceeds the number of guests that can be seated at tables indoors, then we recommend renting a tent for the lawn.


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.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!



Renwick Mansion

901 Tremont Avenue

Davenport, IA 52803

563-484-0202

Sarah @renwickmansion.net

Dane@renwickmansion.net

www.renwickmansion.net

#7 Red Barn at Pine Creek

Located In Marengo, IA

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.


Photos Provided by Venue


Red Barn at Pine Creek FAQ


How does catering work?

We have an open vendor policy. You are able to use whoever you would like for catering. You can even cater yourself, although we HIGHLY recommend having someone else do it for you! We do not allow crockpots/roasters.


How does decor work?

We will have the space set up with all of your tables, chairs, and linens before you come! That way all you have to do is make it yours with your personal touches! You can decorate however you want! No glitter please!


What happens if it rains?

We leave this up to our couples! We work with them very closely day of, as we have a venue manager present for the entire event. We will do whatever we need to do in case of weather, depending on what our clients want.


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!


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!





The Red Barn at Pine Creek Ranch

1404 G Ave.

Marengo, IA 52301

319-359-9487

theredbarnatpinecreekranch.com

info@theredbarnatpinecreekranch.com

#8 Little Lights on Lane

Located In West Branch, Iowa

Cambria Shelley Photography
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


Photos Provided by Venue


Little Lights on Lane FAQ


How does catering work?

We give a list of recommended caterers that have done a great job at our venue, but our couples can bring in whoever they would like (as long as they are insured).


How do decorations work?

We have a Something Borrowed Closet of décor that our couples can use at no charge! Our closet is continuously growing! A lot of our couples also often go with another local company who has a wide variety of rental options; from sweetheart seating to table décor, lounges and so much more!


What is the rain plan?

We have a 100 foot wrap around porch with string lights and views of Cedar's Edge golf course!


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.


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!



Little Lights on Lane

2 Ember Lane

West Branch, IA 52358

319-330-4607

hellolittlelightsevents@gmail.com