Ned Ashton House

Des Moines



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. Featuring open layouts and neutral décor, these flexible spaces offer the perfect setting in which to make your dream wedding a reality. If you prefer to celebrate outside, the estate’s sprawling lawn and lush foliage will provide a scenic backdrop while you say “I do” and toast your new marriage in style. Host your upcoming wedding at the Ned Ashton House and it’s sure to be a beautiful celebration in a one-of-a-kind setting!

Venue Style

Private Estate, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 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 $300 to $600 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged, please inquire directly with the venue. A refundable security deposit is required. Outside caterer is allowed. All day rental is $750 Friday-Sunday and $375 Monday-Thursday. Venue is also a great place for rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Ned Ashton House is estimated at between $2,119 and $4,599 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
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