So you’re ready to tie the knot, but you’re still looking for somewhere special to host the big day? A wedding can be the most important celebration in someone’s life, and the right setting can make that day all the more spectacular. There’s plenty of beautiful spots for any Iowan to host a wedding, and at least one of these 11 locations is sure to catch your eye.
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1. Charles H. Macnider Art Museum
This venue is full of natural looking beauty, and offers for a wide variety of wedding designs to be applied to it. It can serve up to 175 guests, and the typical wedding of 100 guests will cost between $5,090 and $10,921.
2. A Touch Of Class
A Touch Of Class can make wedding planning simple. It features multiple rooms, from the Crystal Room to the Champagne Room, to their classic Touch of Class Gazebo. With so many choices, you're sure to find an arrangement that will melt your heart. A typical wedding can cost between $3,143 and $10,113.
3. The Fountains Ballroom & Vineyard
This venue in Glenwood, Iowa offers a serene and peaceful wedding experience. Enveloped in scenic Iowan hills, it can accommodate over 400 guests and even features a waterfall. A typical wedding of 100 or so guests can cost you between $9,590 and $10,438.
4. Bella Terre Reception Hall & Vineyard
The Bella Terre is truly one-of-a-kind. Also located in Glenwood, this authentic venue captures the heart of old Italy, and consequently makes for an unbelievably charming spot. A typical wedding of 100 guests can cost between $8,640 and $13,465 here.
5. Whitetail Country Estates
Whitetail Country Estates is a 300-acre canvas for you to paint the wedding of your dreams. Located in Lockridge, Iowa, this venue provides renters with a plethora of breathtaking views and moments. A typical wedding of 100 guests can cost between $3,226 and $13,789.
6. National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
This castle-style venue is full of classic architecture, and even features large, beautiful Czech chandeliers. Located in Cedar Rapids, the museum hugs the Cedar River and offers gorgeous views. A typical wedding of 100 guests runs between $6,420 and $10,720.
7. Hall Of Laureates
This spot is as beautiful as it is historical. Those who rent it out will be sure to have plenty of space, with access to the Borlaug Room, Ball Room, and much more. A typical wedding with 100 guests can cost between $6,750 between April and November and $4,950 between December and March.
8. Prairie Meadows Casino
Prairie Meadows is perfect for those who want to avoid a traditional wedding, have a unique theme, and still have a stunning venue with plenty of space. Your wedding day will be memorable, and the casino games are top of the line. A typical wedding with 100 guests usually costs between $15,865 and $18,558.
9. Salisbury House & Gardens
Construction began on this English-style mansion in the twenties, and since then the favored Des Moines residence has been fitted into a lovely history center. It can host weddings indoors and out, and the typical wedding with 100 guests costs anywhere between $9,155 and $12,330.
10. Memorial Union, Iowa State University
The Memorial Union in Ames boasts a wide selection of rooms for rental, including a massive ballroom. The maximum guest capacity is 500 people, and the place looks gorgeous. Weddings typically cost between $4,972 and $11,806.
Have you ever been to a ceremony at one of these locations? Did we leave out any fantastic spots? Tell us in the comment section below, and be sure to share with your friends!