The 10 Best Wedding Locations in Iowa!

For those with engagement on their minds and future wedding plans on the horizon, the biggest question you may ask yourself is, “where is the perfect place to get married?” In Iowa, options abound. Ranging from charmingly rustic barns to beautiful old brick churches, some venues in Iowa will never go out of style. For a truly timeless wedding venue, check out these 10 beautiful locations in Iowa. 

1. Old Brick, Iowa City, IA

Available for both weddings and receptions, the Old Brick Episcopal Church in Iowa City is in the heart of the University of Iowa campus and downtown area, and delivers a picturesque setting to begin a new marriage. Serving as the second oldest building in Iowa City, the Old Brick features a timeless design and classic interior. Parties can bring in their own catering to the Old Brick and flexible rates are available, making the Old Brick not only one of the best, but one of the most popular in Iowa.

Excited to Celebrate Tammy & Shawn!

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2. Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines, IA

Featuring a 42-room estate and nine acres of well-manicured grounds, the Salisbury House and Gardens is a fairytale location for a wedding. Not only is it centrally located in Des Moines in the south of Grand neighborhood, but this historic home has had a lot of practice putting on memorable weddings. However you utilize this historic home of Des Moines for your wedding, it will surely lend to a beautiful backdrop on a special day. 

3. The Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA

Featuring an amphitheater, a timber-framed barn and a gigantic double-round barn, the Celebration Farm of Iowa City knows how to throw a party right. Located on 5.5 acres of farmland set against a woodland setting, the Celebration Farm provides plenty of space, decor and positive ambiance to really enjoy your day. Whether your wedding or reception is big or small, the Celebration Farm can make everyone feel a part of the family. 

Jackson and Katie's wedding

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4. Hotel Julien of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Having over 150 years of hospitality experience, the Hotel Julien of Dubuque has you covered when it comes to your special day. The elegant banquet hall of Hotel Julien is an ideal place to cut the cake, and after the party has run its course, the spacious and stylish rooms of Hotel Julien await everyone who attends. The Hotel Julien is happy to work with the soon to be spouses and family to make sure every detail is up to their specificity, as well connect the party with local outlets for even more celebrations.

5. Rollins Mansion, Des Moines, IA

Located on Fleur Drive in Des Moines, the Rollins Mansion is a 1920s-era Tudor mansion that sets an elegant backdrop for your special day. Available to host both weddings and receptions, as well as indoor and outdoor festivities, flexibility is part of the package when booking weddings with the Rollins Mansion. For a surreal setting on your wedding day, Rollins Mansion needs to be seen to believe. 

Quite a few events tonight! At the beautiful Rollins Mansion for one!

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6. De Novo Barn, Decorah, IA

Set in the stunning city of Decorah in northeast Iowa, the De Novo Barn provides a rustic ambiance with many modern amenities. Overlooking the Oneota Valley and Upper Iowa River, the grounds of which the De Novo Barn stand include five and half acres of beautiful woodland landscapes. The facilities at the De Novo Barn provide a lot of space, a beautiful ambiance and the perfect place to say, “I Do.” 

Wedding. Round 2. Congratulations Liz and Michael! #denovabarn #decorah #iowa

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7. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, IA

Featuring intricately landscaped grounds and facilities, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center provides a sense of fresh-air and open surroundings close to the city. Set near the banks of the Des Moines River, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center provides an excellent urban backdrop for weddings and receptions, and a relaxed ambiance that helps everyone celebrate the special occasion. 

I loved making crowns for this tropical themed wedding!

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8. Barnes’ Place, Adel, IA

Featuring rustic surroundings with modern amenities, Barnes’ Place in Adel provides both indoor and outdoor wedding options that will always be remembered. Barnes’ Place touts itself as a chameleon of events, able to cater towards whatever special day you have been imagining for years to come. No matter how you decide to decorate the space or utilize the facilities, Barnes’ Place will provide the excellent backdrop for maybe the best day of your life. 

9. The Inn at Okoboji, Okoboji, IA

Located along the shores of West Lake Okoboji, the Inn at Okoboji can provide the perfect setting for a memorable wedding or event. Not only are the facilities at The Inn at Okoboji modern and well decorated, but the entire surrounding area of Okoboji is ripe for your wedding party to unwind. The largest reception room at Lake Okoboji can accommodate up to 275 guests, making this an ideal place for a large wedding and get together. 

10. Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

Featuring a beautiful vineyard as a backdrop, and spacious facilities as the meeting grounds, Summerset Winery in Indianola provides a great time for everyone who is invited to your wedding. When renting wedding space from Summerset, the party is granted access to the two beautiful banquet rooms, the outside decks and surrounding grounds, and outdoor indoor ceremony locations. The best part, Summerset Winery provides some of the best local and well-crafted wine you can find for any reception party. 

Perfect day. Loved this venue ❤️🍷👌🏽 #summersetwinery #bridgetgoesgold #wedding

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