The Top 10 Garden Wedding Venues in Iowa

Discover Your Perfect Garden Wedding Venue in Iowa

Are you dreaming of a picturesque garden wedding in Iowa? Look no further! We've curated a list of the top 10 garden wedding venues in the state, perfect for couples seeking an enchanting outdoor setting for their special day. Whether you're envisioning a romantic ceremony surrounded by blooming flowers or a magical reception under a canopy of twinkling lights, these venues have it all. Explore our handpicked selection and find the garden venue that will make your wedding day truly remarkable.

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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.
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    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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    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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    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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    Lutheran Lakeside Camp

    Spirit Lake, Iowa
    Anyone who has ever dreamed of a whimsical outdoor ceremony or a reception on the lake will love Lakeside. Our property has half a mile of gorgeous waterfront overlooking East Okoboji Lake, and several lush, green meadows throughout our site which are perfect for large gatherings!
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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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    A Touch of Class Weddings | Events | Catering

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    A Touch of Class offers many beautiful choices in venues for your wedding celebration, making finding the perfect space for your dream wedding easy and seamless. The combination of ceremony gazebo and reception space, bridal suite and caterer, essential decor options and guest experience packages provide a convenience that few offer.
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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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    Credit Island

    Davenport, Iowa
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    Prairie Links Golf & Event Center

    Waverly, Iowa
    Prairie Links Event Center is a picturesque setting for weddings and events in Waverly, Iowa. A golf course locale, the site is equipped for large parties and events. With both indoor and outdoor options, this venue has everything you’ll need for a successful wedding event. Outside, lush greenery surrounds you.