Iowa Wedding Venues for Your Wedding Day

August 29, 2022

A Complete Guide to Iowa Wedding Venues

When it comes to Iowa Wedding Venues, few people know the ins and outs of every venue in the state of Iowa more than a wedding photographer! Not to mention the hundreds of great venues in the state. After photographing hundreds of weddings in the state of Iowa and beyond, I’ve decided to make a list of every single Iowa wedding venue! From the newest elegant Iowa venues to the more rustic barns, there really is a space for every type of Iowa wedding. Keep reading for a full list of venues! No doubt, you’ll find something you love! Ready for it?

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Modern Iowa Wedding Venues

If you’re the type of bride or groom wanting a modern venue for your Iowa wedding, this one is for you! I’ll also be sure to note my favorite parts of each venue as a photographer! For the modern wedding, check out these beautiful Iowa wedding venues! I always suggest touring a venue before booking. Better yet, ask your photographer (me??? ;)) their honest thoughts. I promise there are so many aspects of a venue that will affect your day!

The Hidden Acre

The Hidden Acre, located right outside of Waverly, Iowa is one of my favorite venues to photograph weddings in! As an Iowa wedding photographer, I promise they hit nearly every box! Personally, I adore the outdoor ceremony space. Additionally, they have a large indoor space for both your ceremony and reception! No matter the time of year, this is a great option for your wedding!

Hidden Acre Iowa Wedding Venue

Cost: Pricing to rent the Hidden Acre Venue is $5,000 on a Friday, $6,000 on a Saturday, and $6,500 on a Sunday.

For more information about the Hidden Acre Wedding Venue, check out their website.

Galleries: Abbey + Austin’s Wedding Day

Little Lights on the Lane

Little Lights on the Lane Iowa Wedding Venue

Out of all the wedding venues in Iowa, Little Lights on the Lane in one of my favorites! From an Iowa wedding photographer’s perspective, you can’t go wrong with this space. Personally, I love the touches of the modern bridal suite, the reception space, and the outdoor covered deck! Not to mention, Little Lights is great for golden hour photos because of the surrounding golf course. Does it get any better?

Location: West Branch, Iowa

Cost: Pricing to rent Little Lights on the Lane ranges between $9,300 – $9,800 in 2023. For 2024 pricing, see their website!

Galleries: Tiffany + Alex’s Wedding at Little Lights on the Lane

Curate, West Des Moines

Located in the East Village of Des Moines, Curate is a unique wedding venue with an urban feel! I had the privilege of photographing Josh + Sydney’s Iowa wedding at Curate this summer. It was such a fun wedding venue to photograph in!

Location: East Village of Des Moines

Galleries: Sydney + Josh’s Curate DSM Wedding

Ashton Hill Farm

Speaking of modern wedding venues, Ashton Hill farm is undoubtedly at the top of the list! It’s located in both Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Galena, Illinois. It is clearly carefully designed with intentional details that will make your Iowa wedding day simply amazing! This Iowa wedding venue is clearly stunning from all angles.

Ashton Hill Farm

Cost: Pricing to rent Ashton Hill Farm ranges from $5,000-$7,000.

Galleries: Ashton Hill Farm Styled Shoot

Toast, Ankeny

toast ankeny wedding

Toast is one of Iowa’s newest wedding venues. It’s located in Ankeny, Iowa which is right outside of Des Moines. Personally, I love the outdoor space at Toast!

Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Galleries: Ella + Sean’s Wedding at Toast

The Tea Room

If you’re wanting a modern Iowa wedding venue in the heart of Des Moines, try the Tea Room! This venue is located in Downtown Des Moines, and really does scream classy! From the modern details to the overlooking balcony (great for wedding photos ;)), the Tea Room is simply amazing! If I had to choose a downtown Iowa wedding venue for a modern wedding, this one would be it! One of my favorite features as an Iowa wedding photographer is the wall of windows that create perfect lighting here!

Des Moines Iowa wedding photos

Cost: To find the latest pricing to rent the Tea Room, head to their website!

Surety Hotel

The Surety Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Des Moines that actually doubles as a wedding venue! Ideal for intimate weddings, this space is truly unique! One of the benefits of having your Iowa wedding at the Surety Hotel is the fact that you can stay here too! No doubt – this venue is perfect for an intimate, modern wedding in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Surety Hotel Iowa Wedding Venue

Cost: To find the latest pricing for the Surety Hotel, request a quote from them today.

Address: 206 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Other Modern Iowa Wedding Venues to Choose From:

Although I don’t have time to write about all the amazing modern venues for your wedding in Iowa, here are some other options to look through! Personally, I love photographing weddings across Iowa! Here are some options for your dreamy modern wedding in the midwest!

Winery Iowa Wedding Venues

Who doesn’t love an Iowa Winery Wedding venue? Especially in the summer. If modern wedding venues aren’t your thing, here are a few amazing Winery wedding venues in the state to consider! At the top are some of my personal favorites! I’m sure you’ll love them too!

Harpor’s Vineyard

You cant consider an Iowa winery wedding without first thinking of Harpor’s Vineyard! This winery is a stunning venue right outside of Des Moines, Iowa. With phenomincal staff, a plethora of backgrounds, and incredible details throughout the venue, this one has my vote. I personally adore photographing weddings at Harpor’s Vineyard! Can you blame me? Be sure to check out Nicole and Adam’s wedding at Harpor’s Vineyard I got to photograph!

Harpor's Vineyard Iowa Winery Wedding Venue

Cost: Pricing for Harpor’s Vineyard can be found by inquiring on their website.

Galleries: Nicole & Adam’s Wedding at Harpor’s

Address: 3014 Scott St, New Virginia, IA 50210

Jasper Winery Wedding Venue

Jasper Winery is an Iowa Wedding Venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. Firstly, it comes complete with a front lawn, stunning vineyards, and a close proximity to the city. Additionally, you get your own wedding coordinator for your big day.

Address: 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

Cost: Pricing for a wedding at Jasper is $5,000.

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Barn & Farm Venues in Iowa

Final Thoughts on Finding your Dream Iowa Wedding Venue:

As an Iowa wedding photographer, I truly have been to so many wedding venues across the state! When I planned my own wedding, I was overwhelmed by the amount of venues out there. Which is why I made this blog! In one place, you are able to look through numerous venues in the state of Iowa to help you find your perfect match!

Questions? Any ways I can help you plan your Iowa wedding? Need an Iowa wedding photographer? All three of these things can be answered by inquiring with me!

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Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team!  As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.

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