Looking for the newest wedding venues in Iowa? As a wedding photographer, I love getting to check out all the stunning new venues across the state. At the same time, though, it’s hard to keep track of all of them! Don’t worry! I’ve put together this blog post to help you easily find the newest wedding venues in Iowa. Who knows – maybe you’ll be planning your dream wedding day at one of them!
Below is a list of the brand new venues for your Iowa wedding! Be sure to head to their websites and social medias to see the progress. With the new nature, not all of them are finished. I’m excited to see the end product and to see so many happy couples start their forever at each one.
Looking for a photographer for your Iowa wedding day? Hey, I’m Alecca! The photographer behind these blog posts. My number one goal is to always serve the heck out of my clients. That includes writing helpful wedding planning blog posts like this one. Also, it includes capturing their moments and creating an easy client experience! Reach out if it sounds like we’d be a good fit! I’d love to chat!
Looking for a new wedding venue in the Des Moines area? We’ll start with this one! Meet Willow on Grand! A modern, timelessly decorated wedding venue. Not only is it brand new, but it’s a beauty! From the white walls to the cottage-inspired design, wedding days are surely gorgeous at this brand new venue!
Willow on Grand is located in the Waterbury neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa. The exact address you can find this beautiful venue is 6011 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.
How do I narrow it down?! Willow on Grand has stunning natural light (aka a photographer’s dream Iowa wedding venue for sure!). Additionally, it has an intentionally made indoor and outdoor space. Not only is it perfect for outdoor summertime weddings in Iowa, but it’s beautiful in the winter too! Personally, I love the built in champagne wall + bridal suite, too!
The Willow on Grand was officially announced on Instagram in October of 2021. They have since opened their doors, hosted Des Moines wedding days, and even fun events for the community! Be sure to reach out to them to find out more!
Another stunning new wedding venue in Iowa is the Monroe! The Monroe is a newly renovated venue in West Des Moines, Iowa. Offerings of the Monroe include: a stunning indoor and outdoor space perfect for any wedding or event!
The Monroe is located in West Des Moines, Iowa at the address of 1805 90th St. West Des Moines, IA.
What makes the Monroe unique? Firstly, it is designed elegantly, for sure! Additionally, the venue has stunning natural light, a uniquely designed space, and photo opportunities around every corner! Personally, I adore the design of the built-in bar!
The Monroe was started by a company that also owns a venue in Kansas City, which was started in 2017! Then, they decided to open up a DSM location in 2022!
Walnut Ridge is another one of the newest wedding venues in Iowa! Located 20 minutes north of Cedar Rapids, this venue is a beauty! While Walnut Ridge is not open yet, it plans to open in spring of 2023. So exciting!! Because the Walnut Ridge is not yet open, I cannot speak to the features. However, I have a feeling they will be absolutely stunning! Reach out to the Walnut Ridge to inquire for your day!
Walnut Ridge is located in Shellsberg, Iowa! The exact address has not been published yet.
Rolling Meadows is a wedding venue near the Quad Cities and is brand new! It’s set to open in May of 2023. When it comes to the Quad Cities, there honestly aren’t a ton of venue options. Luckily, this one is opening and looks like it will be a great Iowa venue option!
The Rolling Meadows wedding and event center is located in Eldridge, Iowa. It’s about a 15 minute drive from the Quad Cities. Additionally, Rolling Meadows is only an hour drive from Iowa City. Consider booking this brand new venue for your Quad Cities or Iowa City area wedding day!
Address: 657 S 16TH AVE, ELDRIDGE, IOWA 52748
Last but certainly not least on the list of brand new wedding venues in Iowa is the Midnight Gem. This wedding venue is in Swisher, Iowa. Interestingly, it’s quite the contract from the average Iowa wedding venue with it’s all-black exterior!
You can find the Midnight Gem at 2613 Ders Dr. NW, Swisher, IA 52338.
Personally, I adore all of the character this new Iowa venue has to offer! It includes a large covered area for outdoor ceremonies. No worries about rain at this venue! The space is best for 200-250 guests. Additionally, there are two suites on site for getting ready and ample room to decorate your dream wedding however you’d like! I have multiple weddings booked at the Midnight Gem already, and cannot wait to photograph them! If you need a photographer for your wedding here, reach out!
While there are more uncertainties with booking a new wedding venue, there are also a lot of benefits. Firstly, some venues offer discounts for the first couples to book their venue! Secondly, each of these new Iowa wedding venues are hands down- stunning. While some of the wedding venues in Iowa tend to be a little outdated, these venues certainly are not. My advice? Inquire with the venues you love! Ask lots of questions and go for an in person tour (I cannot recommend that enough). At the end of the day, book a venue you feel confident in and are excited to get married at!
Last thoughts on each of these new wedding venues in Iowa : I cannot wait for couples to get married in them! From the outside, they look like stunningly beautiful venues. Personally, I cannot wait to see how these venues serve the wedding community and provide amazing spaces for couples to start their forever in! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to photograph your wedding day at any Iowa wedding venue, I’m your girl! I would love to chat about capturing your moments!
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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.