Sportsman's Lodge




Nestled along 130th Street in the rural community of Dawson, the Sportsman’s Lodge Hotel offers blissful couples a cozy, country setting to host a casual wedding and reception in the heart of Central Iowa. Positioned on 40 acres of native woodland and rolling prairie fields, this venue provides brides and grooms and exceptional backdrop and the change to capture captivating outdoor wedding day photos. Imagine saying ‘I do’ beneath a towing oak or hickory tree as all your family and friends look on. If you prefer to share your vows indoors, The Sportsman’s Lodge Hotel feature a spacious, open layout that is perfect for entertaining small or large size guest lists. Constructed with thermo pane windows, air conditioning, and ceiling fans, the basic interior makes this venue easy to customize to your exact specifications. If you desire a rural retreat to tie the knot, consider the Sportsman’s Lodge Hotel for your magical moment

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $100 for a ceremony and reception and includes an all day rental including set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $150 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Sportsman's Lodge is estimated at between $1,504 and $2,511 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.



Amenities Included

No kitchen
Large parking lot
Tables and chairs included for 120 guests

Special Restrictions

Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 10:00PM
No alcohol allowed on venue
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