Best Park/Garden wedding venues in Iowa

Our Curated List of the Top 10 Iowa Park/Garden Wedding Venues
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    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.
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    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.
  • 3
    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.
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    Fox Ridge Golf Course
    Dike, Iowa
    The Fox Ridge Golf course is a choice venue in Northeast Iowa, seven miles from Cedar Falls, that can seat up to 300 guests. The rolling hills and babbling brooks are a scenic backdrop to your exchanging of vows or after party celebration. With charming century old stone walls and stone bridges, the property has beautiful decorative landscape.
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    Ned Ashton House
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Surrounded by picturesque parkland in Iowa City, the Ned Ashton House offers an idyllic setting for your wedding day festivities. The stately home was built in 1947 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. For indoor parties, the house offers a 2,644-square-foot upper level and a 2,564-square-foot lower level, each of which can accommodate up to 50 people.
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    La Vida Loca Winery
    Indianola, Iowa
    La Vida Loca Winery, located near Indianola, IA is a family owned winery known for their award-winning and creative wines. If you’re looking for the perfect venue to host your wedding and reception, the friendly staff is happy to help! Only minutes from Des Moines, you and your guests will be immersed in the Iowa countryside. Experience an outdoor wedding set at a gazebo in the vineyard.
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    Vander Veer Park
    Davenport, Iowa
    Established in 1885, Vander Veer Botanical Park overflows with delicate flowers and provides a polished and serene setting for your wedding ceremony. It offers two venues: the Rose Garden and Conservatory and the Stampe Lilac Garden Gazebo at Duck Creek. Charming and elegant with fountains and ponds, it reminiscent of a proper afternoon English garden party.
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    The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood
    Iowa City, Iowa
    The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Center, located on the outskirts of Iowa City, is an ideal venue for a quiet, scenic wedding with beautiful views of the lake just beyond the doorstep. With 5,870 square feet of space, this venue accommodates up to 150 guests and is equipped with a full kitchen and patio that looks out onto the lake.
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    Duck Creek Park
    Davenport, Iowa
    Find picturesque whimsy in an outdoor setting at Duck Creek Park in Davenport, Iowa! You'll find The Stampe Lilac Garden and Gazebo as an idyllic location for your ceremony. In addition to the the garden and Gazebo we have a beautiful lodge that sits right on the park making this an easy go to for your reception.
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    Credit Island
    Davenport, Iowa