Favorite Venues

We often get asked if we have recommendations for venues and other wedding services, so here is a list of some of our favorite venues! (This is not the end all be all list, though!)

In Ames, Iowa (and surrounding)

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

ISU Alumni Center

CPMI Events Center

ISU Memorial Union

Prairie Moon Winery

Snus Hill Winery

Reiman Gardens

Iowa Arboretum



In the Des Moines Area

Barnes' Place

The Keller Brick Barn


Des Moines Embassy Club

Embassy Suites Des Moines

Marriott Des Moines

Des Moines Botanical Gardens

Living History Farms

Rollins Mansion

Stonehaven Barn

World Food Prize

Principal Park

Jester Park


A little further away:

Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, Illinois

Bessie's Barn in Centerville, Iowa

Hotel Vetro  in Iowa City, Iowa