Best Outdoor wedding venues in Iowa

Our Curated List of the Top 10 Iowa Outdoor Wedding Venues
  • 1
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Located in the Historic East Village in Des Moines, Iowa, Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown features style and sophistication with flexible spaces for every part of your wedding schedule.
  • 2
    Sheraton West Des Moines
    West Des Moines, Iowa
    An elegant and polished locale, the Sheraton in West Des Moines is ideal for a classic and timeless wedding. Say your “I do’s” in the Grand Ballroom, furnished with mood lighting and a dance floor perfect for showing off your dance moves. Out-of-towners will love the convenience of staying in the Sheraton, especially the stunning views of the area.
  • 3
    St. Peter and Paul Chapel
    Solon, Iowa
    Exchange your vows at St. Peter and Paul Chapel, a small but charming church with rich history that dates back to 1916. With its perch on a hilltop surrounded by endless rural beauty, it offers a tranquil retreat as you gather with your closest family and friends to tie the knot and embark on the next chapter of your life.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Iowa Arboretum
    Madrid, Iowa
    Spreading over 415 acres, Iowa Arboretum is located in the heart of Boone County. This venue is especially unique as it contains hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, and flowers in an intimate setting. Calling all nature lovers, Iowa Arboretum is here to help you plan your perfect wedding. Walk down the aisle alongside the beautiful natural landscape with all your family and friends.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    Rustix
    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.
  • 9
    Adventureland Resort
    Altoona, Iowa
    If you are ready for the ride of your life, partner with AdventureLand Resort to be the host for your big day. The experience will be nothing short of fun, exciting, and an overall unique experience for both you and your guests. Located right next to the resort is AdventureLand Park, which is equipped with water and dry roller coaster rides.
  • 10
    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.