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Iowa Wedding Venues: Only the BEST Across the state

When it comes to getting married in Iowa, the average barn vision comes to mind. Have no fear though, I have worked at and mingled with some of the BEST Iowa wedding venues.

Only the best Iowa venues for my humans!

The list is in no particular order, so just dive in and find the vibes you want while getting married in your home state!

Let’s keep this intimate mmmkay babe? Iowa Wedding venues of all sizes matter

If you’re looking at eloping somewhere in Iowa, I do have an elopement venue blog post that you can read here, too!

Eloping + small weddings have my heart so anywhere I can help you I will!
These smaller Iowa venues across the state are adorable, and can give you any kind of vibe you’re looking for.

Iris Aisles: Can hold 75 people for your wedding! It’s perfect for smaller weddings!! Nature, indoor, outdoor, plants YES

Mid size wedding queens please

When you want that happy medium of say a smaller ceremony and a larger dance floor party! Or you just don’t want to invite everyone check out these medium sized venues for your wedding day.

Walker Homestead: Can host 185 guests
Why I love it? It’s SO cute, so much natural light, and the venue space overlooks their vineyard. It’s open air on the patio, and a first dance under those twinkly lights? YES PLEASE!

The Prelude: Can host 165 guests
Want that moody mansion look? Check this venue out!!

Reiman Gardens: Hosting size 150 guests
This place is a DREAM for my outdoor couples, seriously give it a chance!

The Surety Hotel
The industrial look of the black window pane + brick… drool YES please, let’s go, book it.

Iris Aisles by Jamie Tobin Photography

When you want to go LARGE with your Iowa Wedding venues

Want to deep dive more on any of these venues? I tagged their websites for easy clicks!

Little Lights on the lane: Can host 300 guests
Why you should love LLOL… it’s a venue that considers your photography 100%. They put so much effort into every little detail (from covering the AC units) to making sure their is natural light from the loft to the covered porch.

AHH finally new venues coming to the cedar valley — LOVE TO see the unique touches, too. 200 Guests here!

Jamie Tobin Photography

Vineyards + Wineries across the state of Iowa

Harpors Vineyard: Can host 250+ guests (Reach out to them if you have more)
THEE luxury vineyard in Iowa. This is the completely experience of high end with views and places to sneak away across the grounds.

Cedar Ridge Winery
One of my favorite local wineries that isn’t in the Des Moines area either! Try their wine (Or whiskey if that’s your thing), enjoy a good time.

Intimate Wedding at Reiman Gardens in Iowa
Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa photograph by Jamie Tobin Photography

The BEST Iowa Mansion wedding venues

You want more of that mansion feel? Whether you want it dark and moody, or light and floral garden party we can for sure make one of these venues work!

When you want to party with the perfect cobblestone entryway, this is your place.

Salisbury House & Gardens
Garden vibes or moody vibes the front lawn is perfect for a ceremony. Throw up some tents in the side yard and you’re ready to party all night!!

If you need any help with getting married in Des Moines YOU know I have you covered with my post here, too!

1868 Farmhouse
This place is so cute, lots of photo ops here!

The Carriage House
Super cute and in the heart of Cedar Rapids!!

Renwick Mansion
Can hold 200-250 guests!! Closer to Dubuque side of Iowa!

Salisbury House & Gardens by Jamie Tobin Photography

Now you just need to contact me!

I’m your photographer, I love doing the dirty work for you because I have already worked with these venues and know what to do. While I do a ton of destination work, Iowa is my home state where I love doing weddings here.

Fill out my contact form here > I get back to you within 24 hours!

I can’t wait to see which venue you pick!!


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