A Complete List of Iowa Wedding Venues (by area!)

December 19, 2022

40 Top Wedding Venues in Iowa

When it comes to finding the perfect Iowa wedding venue, it can truly be overwhelming! As both a past bride and current wedding photographer, I know there are so many options! So, how do you choose the perfect Iowa wedding venue for you? In this article, I’ll list out all of the wedding venues in Iowa! Additionally, I include the things to know about each one to save you time! Here is a complete list of Iowa Wedding Venues!

Things to Consider When Looking for an Iowa Wedding Venue:

Before you look through this helpful list of Iowa wedding venues, I encourage you to look for these specific things. As a wedding photographer in Iowa, I love giving advice to help my couples find their dream venue. So, here are a few things to consider when looking through this list of venues in Iowa:

  1. Budget! Consider your budget for your Iowa wedding venue.
  2. Lighting. Does the space offer good lighting?
  3. Guest count. How many guests can the space comfortably fit?
  4. What is included in the price? Does it include chairs? How about a getting ready space?
  5. Does it have nearby lodging?
  6. Location. How far will the majority of your guests be traveling?

Now that you know what to consider, here is a complete list of Iowa wedding venues!

List of Wedding Venues in the Des Moines Area:

#1 – Toast in Ankeny

Toast Ankeny Iowa Wedding Venue

Cost: $$$$ (average cost is $7,000-$9,000)

Location: 1345 SW Park Square Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

Features: Toast includes a stunning bridal suite (my personal favorite), two different indoor rooms, and an outdoor patio that’s perfect for cocktail hour, photos, or intimate weddings! As a wedding photographer, toast makes documenting wedding days easy! Not only does it have amazing indoor options for your Iowa wedding, but it also has an adorable patio that’s perfect for photos! I highly recommend booking this stunning Iowa wedding venue!

Galleries: Ella and Sean’s wedding day at Toast in Ankeny

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#2 – Willow on Grand

Willow on Grand Iowa Wedding Venue

Cost: $$$ (average venue rental cost is $4-7.5K)

Location: 6011 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

Features: Willow on Grand in Des Moines Iowa is a stunning all-white wedding venue right in the heart of Des Moines. It’s a new Des Moines Iowa venue features beautiful, classic decor and spaces. Additionally, Willow on Grand has an outdoor space that’s perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and photos! Willow on Grand is one of my personal favorite Iowa wedding venues!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#3 – Rollins Mansion

List of Iowa Wedding Venues Rollins Mansion

Cost: $$ (average cost is around $3,500)

Location: 2801 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

Features: The Rollins Mansion is an iconic historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. It features timeless brick with intentional accents and a stunning outdoor space. Looking for a historic Iowa venue for your wedding? Be sure to check this one out!

Indoor: Yes, but limited.

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Meredith + Sam

#4 – Salisbury House

List of Iowa Wedding Venues Salisbury House

Cost: $$

Location: 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines, IA 50312

Features: Built back in 1928, this historic mansion ensures your wedding day is immersed in stunning character. It’s a convenient location and has ample space to make this venue your own for your Iowa wedding day!

Indoor: Limited

Outdoor: Yes

#5 – Harpor’s Vineyard

harpors vineyard iowa wedding venue midwest

Cost: $$$$ (average cost is around $20,000 and includes unlimited bar, coordination, staffing, and more)

Location: 3014 Scott St, New Virginia, IA 50210

Features: Prepare for your jaw to be on the floor with this stunning vineyard outside of Des Moines, Iowa! From the staff to the space, this Iowa wedding venue is absolute perfection!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Harpor’s Vineyard Wedding

# 6 – Bash Events

List of Iowa Wedding Venues Bash DSM

Cost: $$

Location: 1312 Locust St #101, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: Bash is located in the heart of Des Moines, right across from the sculpture park. It’s a great option for an indoor reception with other ceremony options nearby!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

Galleries: Hannah + Blake’s wedding at Bash

#7 – Curate, DSM

List of Iowa Wedding Venues Curate DSM

Cost: $$

Location:  322 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: Curate has a simple, yet stunning open space and is located in downtown Des Moines. It’s easy for guests to get to and has a lot of great options nearby!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

Galleries: Sydney + Josh’s Wedding at Curate

#8 – The Tea Room

List of Iowa Wedding Venues the Tea Room Venue

Cost: $$$ (average cost of rental is between $6,000-$8,000)

Location: 713 Walnut St #600, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: Another downtown Des Moines venue that provides a luxury feel. This indoor Iowa wedding venue is a great option for the luxury wedding with a great location!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

# 9 – Jasper Winery

List of Iowa Wedding Venues Jasper Winery

Cost: $$

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

Features: Jasper Winery is a great option if you’re looking for an Iowa wedding venue with a vineyard feel in Des Moines!

Indoor: Yes, limited

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Chelsea + Casey

#10 – The Conservatory

Cost: $$

Location: 315 E 5th St Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: Located in the East Village of Des Moines, the Conservatory is a wedding venue for couples looking for a large ballroom style venue!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

#11- The District Venue

Cost: $$

Location: 1350 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023

Features: The District Venue is a stunning urban space in Ankeny, Iowa! It includes a bridal suite and several options for packages for your Iowa Wedding.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

# 12 – The Surety Hotel

The Surety Hotel wedding first look

Cost: $$$

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

Features: If you’re wanting an intimate wedding with an urban feel, the Surety hotel is perfect! It has a stunning glass enclosed space for ceremonies and cocktail hour. Additionally, with it being a hotel, the suites are PERFECT for photos and for your guests to feel at home in this curated hotel!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Limited

#13 – Des Moines Heritage Center

Cost: $$

Location: 120 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: For a historic wedding day feel, consider the Des Moines Heritage Center! It’s got a variety of indoor and outdoor space options perfect for your day!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

# 14 – The District Venue

Cost: $$

Location: 1350 Southwest Vintage Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023, United States

Features: The District Wedding Venue in Ankeny follows an all inclusive format. Additionally, the space is absolutely stunning and includes a getting ready space.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

# 15 – The Monroe

Cost: $$$

Location:

1805 90th St West Des Moines, IA 50266

Features: This newly renovated wedding venue in West Des Moines is the perfect modern venue for weddings with a luxury feel!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#16 – World Food Prize

Cost: $$

Location: 100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: For a stunning venue with historic architecture in downtown Des Moines, consider the World Food prize! One thing to note, however, is that they only allow vendors on their vendor list to work there. Unfortunately, this means I would not be able to photograph your wedding at the World Food Prize.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#17 – Hotel Fort Des Moines

Cost: $$$

Location: 1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Features: Similar to the Surety Hotel, Hotel Fort Des Moines is a perfect option for smaller and medium sized weddings! It has a modern space with stunning features.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

#18 – Summerset Winery

Cost: $$

Location: 15101 Fairfax St, Indianola, IA 50125

Features: A midwest winery with stunning vineyards and a medium sized indoor space. Onsite lodging available for bridal parties, making this venue an incredible experience!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Eliana + Clay

#19 – Country Lane Lodge

Cost: $$

Location: 29300 Prospect Cir, Adel, IA 50003

Features: For a cozy wedding day feel, the Country Lane Lodge is your go-to wedding venue in Iowa! I love the tall ceilings, cozy feel, and outdoor space – all perfect for your wedding day!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

List of Wedding Venues in the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Areas:

#20 – Little Lights on the Lane

Little Lights on the Lane Wedding

Cost: $$$$

Location: 2 Ember Ln, West Branch, IA 52358

Features: A perfectly curated wedding venue with incredible indoor and outdoor spaces! From a surrounding golf course, bridal suites, and a variety of space options, Little Lights on the Lane is my favorite Iowa City wedding venue!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#21 – Kacena Farms

Cost: $$

Location: 2510 55th St, Vinton, IA 52349

Features: This farm-style wedding venue outside of Cedar Rapids is the perfect rustic meets classic wedding venue!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes, limited

#22 – The Harmac

The Harmac Cedar Rapids Iowa Wedding Venue Alecca Synclair Photography

Cost: $$$

Location: 411 6th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Features: An urban space with ample opportunity located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! It features two large indoor spaces, perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. It has a beautiful bridal suite and a rooftop for an outdoor wedding or photos!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes, rooftop space available

Galleries: Harmac Styled Shoot

#23 – Ashton Hill Farm

Ashton Hill Farm Iowa Wedding Venue

Cost: $$$

Location: 803 Vernon Valley Dr, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Features: Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids Iowa has a large event space perfect for indoor ceremonies and receptions. It also has an outdoor space (featured above) which is gorgeous!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Ashton Hill Styled Shoot

#24 – The Carriage House CR

Cost: $$

Location: 129 12th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Features: This recently renovated wedding venue originated in the 1800s and was renovated this year into a wedding venue!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#25 – Epic Event Center

Iowa Wedding Venue Alecca Synclair Photography

Cost: $$

Location: 2987 Epic Dr, Marion, IA 52302

Features: A large event space located near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Allison + Collin

#26 – Celebration Farm

Cost: $$

Location: 4696 Robin Woods Ln NE, Iowa City, IA 52240

Features: A rustic farm venue with various ceremony and reception options located in Iowa city!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Galleries: Emily + Alex by Associate Emily

#27 – Palmer House Stables

Cost: $$

Location: 200 E Main St, Solon, IA 52333

Features: A historic wedding venue in Solon, Iowa with on site lodging available.

Indoor: Limited

Outdoor: Yes

#28 – Hotel Millwright

Cost: $$

Location:  800 48th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

Features: An Amana, Iowa wedding venue featuring historic charm and beautiful indoor and outdoor space options!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#29 – The Midnight Gem

Cost: $$

Location: 2613 Ders Dr. NW, Swisher, IA 52338

Features: A brand new Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area wedding venue. The Midnight Gem features all-black interior and exterior. This modern venue is a great option for an Iowa City wedding venue!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#30 – Walnut Ridge

Cost: $$$

Location: 6051 32nd Ave, Shellsburg, IA 52332

Features: Another new Iowa wedding venue near Iowa City and Cedar Rapids!

Indoor:Yes

Outdoor: Tes

#31 – The Exchange on Vine

Cost: $$$

Location:  1734 Vine Ave, Riverside, IA 52327

Features: This family-owned wedding venue truly incorporates Iowa charm to the fullest. A brand new (coming soon) Iowa wedding venue that will have a bridal suite and indoor and outdoor space options!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

List of Wedding Venues in the Cedar Falls Area :

#32 – The Hidden Acre – Waverly

Cost: $$$

Location: 1406 250th St, Waverly, IA 50677

Features: A personal favorite venue in the Cedar Valley area, The Hidden Acre includes indoor and outdoor space for your wedding day!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

List Iowa Wedding Venues in the Quad Cities:

#33 – Hotel Blackhawk

Cost: $$$

Location: 200 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801

Features: An iconic Quad Cities Wedding venue to say the least! Hotel Blackhawk is a classy wedding venue in the Quad Cities area.

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

#34 – Riverview Lodge

Cost: $$

Location: 1000 Stagecoach Trail, Le Claire, IA 52753

Features: As the name suggests, this Le Claire wedding venue features stunning views of the Mississippi River! It has a pool, which could mean fun flash photos with your bridal party at the end of the night! It also includes a beautiful outdoor area for your wedding day!

Indoor: Limited

Outdoor: Yes

#35 – The Figge Art Museum

Cost: $$

Location: 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801

Features: While its main purpose is an art museum, the Figge does do limited weddings and would be a unique option for your wedding day!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

#36 – Rolling Meadows Event Center

Cost: $$$

Location: 657 S 16th Ave, Eldridge, IA 52748

Features: Rolling Meadows Event Center is a brand new wedding venue in the Quad Cities! This is an all white wedding venue with stunning indoor and outdoor space options for your wedding day!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

List of Dubuque Iowa Area Wedding Venues:

#37 – The Magnolia

Cost: $$$

Location: 168 East 10th Street Dubuque, Iowa

Features: I personally love this all white urban wedding space in Dubuque, Iowa!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

#38 – Millwork Ballroom

Cost: $$

Location: 333 E 10th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Features: Another unique urban wedding venue in Dubuque, Iowa!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Limited

#39 – Hotel Julienne Dubuque

Cost: $$$

Location: 200 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Features: A historic hotel that doubles as a wedding venue in Dubuque, Iowa!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Limited

#40 – Ashton Hill Farm – Galena

Cost: $$$$

Location: 500 Wild Indigo Lane, Galena, IL 61036

Features: A charming wedding venue with stunning outdoor views in Galena, Illinois! Close enough to the Dubuque area for you and your guests! Not to mention how thought out how beautiful this wedding venue near Iowa is!

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: Yes

Summary of this List of Iowa Wedding Venues

Hopefully this full list of Iowa wedding venues is helpful as you plan your Iowa wedding! As an Iowa wedding photographer, I encourage you to take your time to choose the right wedding venue for YOU! Wedding venues make the absolute biggest difference in your wedding day! They effect how the wedding flows, how many guests you can bring, and truly how the photos of your precious day turns out.

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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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