With the urge to see more venues in Iowa City I decided to do a compilation of four venues within the Iowa City area, one of the four being located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And what a great way for local couples to see venues all at once!
For each venue we discuss the max capacity for weddings in their venue and what they think is unique to their site. What can they bring to the table that others don’t?
Venues: Click on the venue title to visit their Website!
Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this venue offers an industrial look including, exposed brick and industrial lights. Besides their gorgeous building Shores Event Center also pride themselves on the fact that you have a “blank canvas” to work with, allowing you to decorate the area as you wish, and bringing in any vendors you like. With a great staff this hidden gem is perfect for couples looking for a roughly elegant space.
Located on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa, Celebration Farm is a location that brings venues that every girl with a country or woodland theme dreams of. Both of the barns have an interior containing almost an entirely wood interior. The Timber Frame Barn, has free form wood paneling that is not seen everywhere. This site also allows you to bring in your own vendors to customize the food and other entertainment to your liking. Celebration Farm can be a site for elegant and rustic weddings alike.
Located in the heart of Iowa City, Iowa, the Iowa Memorial Union can provide that homey wedding ceremony in Danforth Chapel, right outside of the Iowa Memorial Union. It can also give you the grandeur side of a wedding with large reception spaces. The 2nd floor Ballroom is more modern and can offer a stage, whereas the Main Lounge offers a very large space with 1920’s characteristics (which would be great for an art deco wedding!). This site also offers the Iowa House Hotel, located right inside the Iowa Memorial Union. If guests travel far for the wedding, they don’t have to travel far for their bed at the end of the night!
Located right outside of Iowa City, Iowa, Wilson’s Orchard is a venue that not many people would immediately think of when looking for a venue. Wilson’s Orchard is a great place to have an outdoor wedding, with an amazing view and several areas to set up the ceremony and reception, the possibilities seem endless. Their store also provides an area to hold a reception if being in a tent isn’t on your wishlist. The inside has been redone in recent years, and has the rustic look that is very popular right now.
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