Weddings

Baqara

Runnells, IA View map Visit website
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Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

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

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?

$750

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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    Abigail L. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Clint and Yvette are amazing at what they do. The venue is wonderful and our wedding went perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.
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    Heather Married on 05/08/2021
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    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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    Ashley K. Married on 07/04/2020
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    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Cassandra & Colin
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
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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Map

11680 SE 64th Ave. Runnells, IA, 50237
515-361-7598
515-689-6056

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