The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood

Des Moines



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. It has a simple, modern interior design with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the light to pour in. The venue is versatile and can adapt to any decoration and theme, from black-tie to Pinterest-inspired. There is also an option to host the ceremony on the banks of the lake, framed by blue skies and seemingly endless trees. Then, conveniently host your reception in the lodge, as you and your guests enjoy the romantic sunset that paints the sky a soft ombre of purples, pinks, and oranges.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 170 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 170 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 170 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $750 to $1,500 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged, please inquire directly. A refundable security deposit is required. Outdoor catering is allowed. All day rental starts at $1,500 Friday-Sunday and $750 Monday-Thursday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood is estimated at between $2,979 and $6,689 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Provided



Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
No open flame