Weddings

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER

Newton, IA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   1 review
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Alta House is a wedding venue located in Newton, Iowa. The property offers those exchanging vows a modern and sophisticated setting in which to celebrate. Conveniently located a short drive from Des Moines, it warmly welcomes both local guests and those arriving from out of town.

Facilities and Capacity

Alta House Event Center is a venue defined by pastoral charm accented with modern, Scandi style elements. The property is full of character and features wrought iron accents throughout combined with a cool, restrained color palette. Its polished facade its undercut by concrete floors, wood work, and exposed brickwork. This gives the space a refined, contemporary edge that welcomes photographers to snap a few pictures. The venue is well-illuminated by ample natural light and the chandeliers and stylish lighting fixtures that feature prominently throughout. The venue is a spacious setting for celebrations of up to 250 guests. Its stone fireplace provides a graceful focal point before which to say ‘“I do.” The Barbershop Lounge welcomes a sophisticated cocktail reception with ample standing room and space at the bar. Guests can step outside onto Emily’s Patio for a breath of fresh air. Its landscaped courtyard, covered patio with automated louvers in the event of inclement weather and water features also provide a great backdrop for a stunning wedding photoshoot. There is parking available on-site for guests, and ample furniture rental to ensure everyone is comfortable at the party.

Services Offered

The management of Alta House Event Center is happy to welcome events to the property. They offer parties full access to the venue which can include a full one-bedroom apartment as well as a fully-equiped cabin for couples to have that "pre-wedding" seperation in a comfortable "live in" space.

The management consists of seasoned events experts who are happy to make recommendations as to the area’s best wedding professionals. Couples celebrating their wedding at this gorgeous venue can expect a warm welcome and top-notch service from start to finish.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
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Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Emi C. Married on 05/01/2021
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    Highly recommend!!!

    Alta House staff are friendly and fantastic to work with. The tools and resources they have are incredibly helpful and the venue speaks for itself: GORGEOUS! Dana, Jill, Phoebe, and Jessie really helped put the “special” in my special day :) They are all so willing to make your dreams come true and I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone to go through Alta House for any wedding or event you have planned!

Deals

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER 1
Exclusive
If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 3% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER 2
Discount

10% off the Wedding Weekend Package for any couples who book their 2021 or 2022 Wedding Weekends before the end of February 2021. That's a savings of $760!!

Also, just added. Couples who book one of our Wedding Weekend Packages available in July 2021 will receive a free fireworks display at their event!

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Pricing

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Team

Dana and Curtis VanGilder
Dana and Curtis VanGilder
Owners

The name Alta House stems from owner, Dana VanGilder’s, Grandma Alta Nelson. Alta was a 6 foot tall Danish farmer’s wife. When choosing a name and home for the event center, the discussion centered around descriptions for a home on a tall hill. The logo designer suggested Alta House without knowing that was Dana’s beloved Grandmother’s name! Choosing the Alta House name also helped to determine the decor’ theme and is an ode to parents, grandparents and their Iowa heritage.

It took nearly two years to complete the Alta House reconstruction. Dana and Curtis VanGilder are grateful to all the construction companies and their employees for making their dreams a reality.

The goal was to purchase a much needed event center that combines convenience and location with style and charm to serve the Central Iowa communities. Come on over, take a tour and see for yourself… mission accomplished!

Jill McLean
Jill McLean
Operations Manager

Alta House is a newly built property located just 30 minutes East of Des Moines on the edge of Newton, IA.

The building was purchased and in November 2018 was moved in two sections across Interstate 80 to its current location. Dana and Curtis VanGilder renovated the entire property to provide a unique, intimate venue for families to meet, relax and celebrate any occasion.

Phoebe Gutierrez
Phoebe Gutierrez
Venue Coordinator

Alta House is a newly built property located just 30 minutes East of Des Moines on the edge of Newton, IA.

The building was purchased and in November 2018 was moved in two sections across Interstate 80 to its current location. Dana and Curtis VanGilder renovated the entire property to provide a unique, intimate venue for families to meet, relax and celebrate any occasion.

Map

1600 E. 36th St. S. Newton, IA, 50208
5633406374
Location of (ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER)
1600 E 36th St. S Newton, IA, 50208 See on map
641-792-2582
626-827-0372

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday - Event Schedule dictates

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER for wedding events?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offer?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offer for wedding events?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER have available for wedding events?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER offer?

ALTA HOUSE EVENT CENTER currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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