The Bee Hive Ballroom

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Starting at $1,548 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 100

Starting price

$1K to start


Ceremony / Reception

The Bee Hive Ballroom Overview

In the historic town of Northwood, Iowa, sits the Bee Hive Ballroom. Located above a brewery, this elegant little venue is also a beer lover’s delight! Originally opened in 1896 as the Bee Hive Department Store, the building was restored to its original architecture and was a 2016 “Iowa at its Best” award recipient for the preservation work. The ballroom can accommodate up to 125 guests and features tasteful wood floors, natural light, and an intricately patterned ceiling. At the Bee Hive Ballroom, clients don’t pay for the space rental, they pay for the beer. The wedding package includes a beer and wine bar featuring the speakeasy- perfect for beer aficionados! The venue also has a catering kitchen and the package offers a photoshoot and seating for up to 125 guests, amongst other amenities. Celebrate your nuptials in this polished, cozy ballroom- a good time is guaranteed to be had by all.

Venue Notes

The rental fee is $500 for a reception and ceremony includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $500. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $75/hr. Beer, wine, and cider served. Rental fees are returned in alcohol credit.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- Amplified music OK indoors only- Approved outside caterer allowed- Beer and wine only- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by 11:00PM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations