Best Outdoor wedding venues in Iowa

Our Curated List of the Top 10 Iowa Outdoor Wedding Venues
  • 1
    Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
    Ames, Iowa
    The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is located on the campus of Iowa State University. This venue is a handsome site for a wedding reception as well as a ceremony. An outdoor ceremony is a tranquil affair on the Gateway Hotel grounds. You and your love will exchange vows amongst the lush gardens with a waterfall garden behind you. Guests will enjoy the intimacy of your peaceful ceremony.
  • 2
    Iowa State University Memorial Union
    Ames, Iowa
    Located on Iowa State University's campus, The Memorial Union has earned the reputation as the best address in Ames for wedding celebrations. Amenities, which include complimentary set up and tear down, audio visual service, catering, and room accommodations, will ease the planning of your wedding ceremony and reception.
  • 3
    Living History Farms
    Urbandale, Iowa
    Choose a wedding venue full of character, historic charm, and gorgeous scenery at Living History Farms. Set in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill, the Prairie Gothic-style Church of the Land is perfect for an intimate ceremony, while the Flynn Barn, built in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, makes a lovely backdrop for a rustic wedding.
  • 4
    Cedar Rapids Marriott
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Host your upcoming wedding celebration at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Offering stunning event spaces, delicious cuisine, and exceptional service, this upscale hotel is the perfect place to plan the wedding of your dreams.
  • 5
    Water Works Park
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Water Works Park is a beautiful venue perfect for a rustic and elegant wedding ceremony and reception. Located on Fleur Drive directly across from Gray's Lake, Water Works Park covers nearly 1,500 acres of open wooded areas. The expansive, natural space brings a beauty to the park that is unparalleled to anywhere else and this beauty will be reflected in your celebration.
  • 6
    DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    It would be an honor for the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex to host your dream wedding. With the perfect hint of modern elegance, this breathtaking hotel will take all your expectations through the roof because of its stunning banquet halls, excellent and convenient location, and kind service staff.
  • 7
    The District Venue
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Enjoy the simplest way to celebrate your big day at The District Venue. Located in the greater Des Moines metro area, this beautiful two-story all inclusive reception hall is located in the heart of Ankeny’s Prairie Trail District. Owners Joe and Nicki Romare have designed this elegant space appointed with all the amenities you could want to make your wedding reception a memorable event.
  • 8
    Wooden Wheel Vineyards
    Keota, Iowa
    Wooden Wheel Vineyards offers a rustic and inviting space to invite your friends and family to for an unforgettable wedding celebration. Easily accessible, Wooden Wheel is located in southeast Iowa on Iowa Highway 92 between Sigourney and Washington. The comfortable and charming space is the perfect place to celebrate your new life with your new spouse and all of your loved ones.
  • 9
    St. Ambrose Cathedral
    Des Moines, Iowa
    St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa is an inviting venue for your wedding celebration. The interior of St. Ambrose Cathedral provides your wedding ceremony with a traditional backdrop. The church has a pleasing interior with a marble altar and beautiful light that shines in through the windows.
  • 10
    Humboldt, Iowa
    Celebrate your wedding at Rustix, a gorgeous restaurant located in Humboldt, Iowa, and you are sure to have an incredible time. This spectacular venue offers a two-part event space, with a large reception hall for a seated banquet as well as an upstairs space for your ceremony or dance party.