The Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Iowa

Find Your Ideal Outdoor Wedding Venue in Iowa

Discover the perfect outdoor wedding venue for your special day in the charming state of Iowa. From romantic gardens to rustic farms and breathtaking vineyards, Wedding Spot presents you with the top 10 outdoor wedding venues in Iowa. Each venue offers a picturesque setting and unparalleled services to make your dream wedding a reality. Explore these enchanting venues and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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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.
  • 2

    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.
  • 3

    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.
  • 4

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 7

    Whitetail Country Estates

    Lockridge, Iowa
    Located on 300 acres of riverside forest terrain with dense pine, oak and hickory trees blanketing the property, Whitetail Country Estates operates as an all-inclusive event center, and can provide accommodations for all your wedding needs. Your wedding will be a one-of-a-kind experience in a peaceful, natural environment.
  • 8

    The Wright Place

    Norwalk, Iowa
    From a small intimate gathering to a large wedding up to 270 guests, The Wright Place easily accommodates all with its 4,000 square feet of banquet space! Located just minutes from Des Moines with complimentary shuttle service from area hotels, The Wright Place offers a dynamic and elegant space for all of your wedding festivities.
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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.
  • 10

    Summerset Winery

    Indianola, Iowa
    Summerset Winery is located just minutes from Downtown Des Moines and is the ideal location for a unique wedding. The stunning white Winery is situated on gorgeous green land with a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills of vines. The iconic red doors of the building are welcoming and inviting. Imagine an outdoor ceremony as you walk down the aisle towards the love of your life.