Baqara is a mansion wedding venue located in Runnells, Iowa. This picturesque location offers a selection of event spaces, facilities, and services for couples to avail of to create their dream celebration. Complete with a dedicated team of experienced staff members, it is the perfect place for Central Iowa weddings of all shapes and sizes.
Facilities and Capacity
Baqara offers two distinct venues for you to choose from to bring your unique wedding vision to life. Located in Newton, Baqara Coliseum is one of the largest wedding venues in Iowa. As a large indoor space, it can seat up to 999 attendees, perfect for celebrations with larger guest lists and plenty of room for food stations, a large dance floor and more! th The brand new outdoor paved patio, walkway and Coliseum backdrop are perfect for your ceremony!
Accommodating up to 280 seated guests, Baqara Reclaimed venue offers both an outdoor pavilion for your ceremony and the indoor space for your reception. A large outdoor patio is also available as well and is perfect for games and outdoor seating. 2 getting ready rooms are provided at BOTH venues, perfect for preparing for your big day in peace and privacy!
From start to finish, the talented Baqara event coordination team is with you to help bring your wedding vision to life. Offering a full selection of services, they will work closely with you to design a unique package to suit both your needs and budget. As well as in-person meetings and phone conversations, they have a customized online portal that you can access 24/7 so that no detail is overlooked. Their services include full decoration, setup and cleanup, flatware, linens, vendor allocation, day-of coordination, and more. A fully licensed bar is also available in both the Reclaimed and Coliseum venues, offering a selection of high-quality beverages and fully-trained bartenders. One of the services that sets Baqara apart is access to their talented on-site florist. Offering an array of services using only the freshest flowers, they are ready to tend to all your floral arrangement needs.
31 Reviews for Baqara
Recommended by 99% of couples
18 User photos
Ashley Krafcisin · Married on 04/07/2020
Stress Free Wedding
Every vendor always tells you that on your wedding day all you have to do is show up and they will do the rest to make it a stress free day. I never really believed any of them, but I trusted Baqara. They honestly do make it a stress free day! We had a couple meetings with Yvette before the big day and went over what we wanted the day to look like. We had a schedule of the day all drawn up and it went better than perfect! They provide all of the tables, chairs, linens, decorations, and she even arranged all of the flowers. All I did was come up with some ideas on Pinterest and she blew it out of the water! It was honestly the perfect day and it is the most gorgeous venue. From start to finish, I was completely stress free and had the best day of my life. I definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for the perfect place. Oh, and there is a bed and breakfast upstairs that is perfect for the night of the wedding to be able to just go upstairs, kick your shoes off, and not need to worry about going anywhere until the next day! The price tag at first may be intimidating for some of the packages, but I promise it is totally worth it and it all comes out cheaper in the end because you don't have to pay extra for any decorations, tables, chairs, linens, and floral is discounted!Sent on 07/23/2020
Amanda Nicole · Married on 09/07/2019
Elsberry Wedding 9/7/19
Where do I even begin on the services with Yvette and Clint. They went above and beyond our expectations. They really did take away ANY and ALL stress on our big day. They made sure everything ran smoothly, they took charge with guests and wedding party so we didn’t have to. Wow! On the decorations and set up. It was absolutely beautiful! More beautiful than we even dreamt of. They took care of all the set up and tear down too! We highly recommend using their services for your big day. You will never regret them as a choice.Sent on 09/16/2019
Emily · Married on 06/08/2019
I honestly couldn't of asked for a better venue! The fact that they do EVERYTHING for you and I mean EVERYTHING, from the venue, reception, flowers, decor and all the preparation it was the easiest experience I've ever had! My wedding was absolutely perfect and I can't thank Yvette and Clinton enough!!Sent on 06/10/2019
Baqara Price Rates
Book any of our 3 locations and receive champagne for your wedding party for $1!
Baqara is great place! Yvette is easy to work with and does a fantastic job. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful venue.
Baqara is such an amazing space to have your wedding! Everything from the decor to the floral options, you will be so impressed! The owners are great to work with! Definitely worth the short drive!
A wonderful unique space for events located a short 20 min ride outside of downtown Des Moines