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$750 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
$2,000 starting price
$750 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

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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!

Services Offered

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.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

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Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners

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Wheelchair Access

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Taylor B. Sent on 09/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

BAQARA braved the storm!

I am so glad we went with BAQARA for our wedding day! The weather was 100% against us with a thunderstorm when we were supposed to have our outdoor ceremony, but Yvette was so calm and collected and made sure we did everything how we wanted to. She made our outdoor ceremony happen! The whole planning process with Yvette was easy and stress free, she truly took care of everything. My flowers were beautiful and I am so happy with how all of the decor turned out. Yvette is so kind and good at what she does, she even went out with us after the wedding and bought us a round of shots! Yvette handled everything that was thrown our way with a smile and I am so thankful for her! Thank you so much baqara!!
Abigail L. Sent on 06/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Clint and Yvette are amazing at what they do. The venue is wonderful and our wedding went perfectly. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything better.
Heather Sent on 09/23/2017
5 out of 5 rating
It was a purely random happenstance that we found out about this venue in the first place. Nevertheless, we knew from the moment we walked in the doors for our first visit that this would be our place! Yvette & Clint were great to learn more about us, personalizing our experience. Yvette organized so much of the work for me and helped narrow down my ideas. I felt like I hardly did anything yet was comfortable knowing that it was in her hands. This made the planning process stress free and easy. Her creativity fit everything I was looking for & more. I teared up when I saw my amazing bouquet for the first time, and her floral & decor touches were all wonderful. As bartender, Clint even created his own drink & had one of our guests name it for the night! The all-inclusive price of this venue is worth every penny for them to take care of it all - small or big. Also, as a side note, the bed & breakfast is very convenient & comfortable for the night after. I can't say enough good things about Baqara.
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Lidderdale Country Store Catering Lidderdale Country Store Catering Wedding Caterers

Baqara is great place! Yvette is easy to work with and does a fantastic job. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful venue.

Modern Dress Modern Dress Wedding Dresses

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!

Stuart Alexander Productions Stuart Alexander Productions Wedding Planners

A wonderful unique space for events located a short 20 min ride outside of downtown Des Moines

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