Did you know that March 1st is National Wedding Planning Day? Created in 2017 by The Knot, a wedding planning media and technology company, National Wedding Planning Day on March 1st celebrates the "official" start of wedding planning season. Planning a wedding can be joyous but also stressful, especially when trying to decide on the perfect location for your special day. There are numerous venues on western Iowa's scenic byways that can host your wedding, from restored barns to outdoor venues with sweeping views of the beautiful Loess Hills. Many of these places are extremely popular and booked well in advance, but if you're lucky you might find an open date this year or next. Take a look at our list below of some gorgeous venues that can host your special day.
Palace Event Center
33153 Highway 92, Treynor, Iowa 51575
Located in Treynor, Iowa, The Palace Event Center hosts special events for couples, families, companies, and schools from Nebraska and Iowa. Our fully-restored 1930s barn is an easy 15-minute drive from Council Bluffs and Omaha. Plenty of parking, room to celebrate, and space to enjoy your event. Let our team take care of you.
Bella Terre Vineyard & Reception Hall
23375 Barrus Road, Glenwood, IA 51534
We are prolific creators delivering unparalleled experiences. Our exquisite reception hall is immersed in the rolling Loess Hills. The name Bella Terre is Italian for “beautiful lands” where one beautiful land meets the other; Italy and Iowa. Both are unique in their own way but they come together to enhance the natural beauty of the Iowa countryside. We focus on three things: wine, hospitality and luxury accommodations. This allows us to maintain our extremely high standards of wine quality and value, while always perfecting our guest experiences year after year. Our desire is to create an unforgettable memory for you and your guests in an extraordinary and unique facility.
Bella Terre was designed to provide an amazing atmosphere for wedding ceremonies, receptions, special dinners, corporate meetings, and other events and celebrations. Our facility can comfortably accommodate up to 400 guests and is located just 15 minutes from Omaha.
The Fountains Ballroom
51496 230th St, Glenwood, IA, 51534
Thoughtfully located in the tranquil countryside of western Iowa to capture the majestic sunsets of the Midwest, The Fountains Ballroom is a unique wedding venue nestled in the picturesque Loess Hills and 15 minutes from downtown Omaha.
We offer a variety of different services and create custom built packages including: Event Planning & Coordination, Floral & Design, Photography & DJ Services.
We’re not just a venue. Let us handle all of the little details and sit back and watch your wedding dreams unfold.
Bodega Victoriana Winery & Wedding Barn
60397 Kidd Rd, Glenwood, IA 51534
Bodega Victoriana is a century old Victorian farm that offers the couple many different options for a country wedding. The perfect rustic barn wedding venue for eastern Nebraska and western Iowa weddings. Located just 20 minutes from the Omaha and Council Bluffs metro area.
The Waterfalls Wedding Venue
907 Hartford Avenue, Farragut, IA 51639
The Waterfalls Wedding Venue is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Iowa. We transformed from a former public school into a venue that would be perfect for any wedding or special event. Created by talented craftsmen who dreamed of adding that “Wow!” factor to our event space, we’re a venue to rival any other. You’ll love our unique space and welcoming atmosphere designed to bring a little magic to any event. Our indoor settings, and upcoming outdoor setting (Spring 2020), can be custom decorated and designed to meet any need.
Saints Center for Culture and the Arts
20 N. Fremont St., Stuart, Iowa 50250
Weddings, concerts, theater, reunions, conferences, and more! The Saints Center features five unique gathering spaces to choose from for your next event.
Historic All Saints was built from 1908-1910 in the Byzantine and Romanesque style with an Italian Baroque interior. It served the Catholic parish in the Stuart area and was once voted the "most beautiful church in Iowa" by the readers of The Des Moines Register.
Raccoon Ridge Music Hall
3281 298th Lane, Stuart, IA 50250
Located just a few miles north of Stuart, IA, and just 45 minutes from Des Moines, Raccoon Ridge Music Hall is the area's largest and most modern facility of its kind. Designed from the ground up by Linda and Gary Thompson, Raccoon Ridge Music Hall is your best resource for gatherings of any kind, small to large, in a rural setting with towering oaks and flowing fields.
Schafer Barn on the Hill
1459 White Pole Road, Adair
The idea of our newest addition, Schafer Barn on the Hill, was prompted by visiting engaged couples that absolutely fell in love with the Century Barn, but needed a more spacious venue to accommodate more guests. We remodeled an existing barn on another property we owned just about 7 miles from the original Century Barn, adding large bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, rooms for the wedding party to get ready, and even it’s own bar. Then slowly and painstakingly, we added a vast 60’ X 100’ ceremony space, made of full tree-sized logs and beams, along with artistically designed metal fasteners engineered by our talented local welding shop. It is truly a sight to see!