Located in Swisher, Iowa, Cedar Ridge Vineyards is a winery wedding venue. The estate is situated on a hilltop and is a short distance from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Here, couples and their guests can enjoy sweeping views of the vineyard and its gorgeous surroundings. This establishment began in 2005 when Jeff Quint, and ninth-generation farmer and fermenter, left accountancy. Returning to his roots, he and his wife Laurie opened Cedar Ridge. Since then, they have been the recipients of national and international acclaim.
Facilities and Capacity
Cedar Ridge Vineyards has a temperature-controlled event center that includes access to outdoor terraces and an expansive lawn. Inside, there is seating available for up to 200 guests. This is provided as padded black chairs and round tables. Cedar Ridge Vineyards is also home to a distillery where whiskey is produced on-site. Here, visitors can enjoy tours and tastings, as well as casual dining experiences. Live music is welcome here, creating a pleasant ambiance throughout the venue. Photos can be snapped across the property, allowing couples to gain precious keepsakes captured among timeless backdrops. The vineyards themselves are lush with green vegetation and blanketed under an endless blue sky, creating a picturesque landscape. To make the most of these beautiful surroundings, the winery's main event space features two-story windows that overlook the bucolic fields beyond.
Cedar Ridge Vineyards is pleased to offer event planning services for those coordinating a wedding at the property. A bridal suite is available for use, as is a selection of rentals including various dinnerware pieces. On-site parking is made available for guests, ensuring a seamless arrival and departure experience. Available wedding catering solutions, such as cake cutting and servers, are both provided on request. For couples that wish to indulge in drinks, in-house bartenders are made available to serve clients and their guests. Both ceremonies and receptions are welcome at Cedar Ridge Vineyards, taking place across the indoor and outdoor spaces. Meals are offered in buffet-style setups and paired with house liquor and wine.
6 Reviews for Cedar Ridge Vineyards
Recommended by 97% of couples
Stephanie · Married on 04/07/2018
I’m so happy we chose to have our reception at Cedar Ridge!! All of the staff was amazing, we worked closest with Ashton and Chris who were beyond helpful. When the bridal party getting ready location fell through, Ashton went out of her way to ensure I had everything I needed to prepare for the day. She was always easy to get a hold of if we had any questions or concerns and made sure our day was perfect. The venue itself is gorgeous. We got married November 18th, 2017 and although it was cold, the vineyards still looked amazing. We utilized both buildings and it was perfect for our 165+ guests. The food was so delicious, everyone loved the parmesan au gratin potatoes but everything on the menu is a winner. So happy the law passed allowing cedar ridge to serve their own whisky, rum, etc. in addition to their amazing wine, there was something for everyone! I wish I had pictures to add but just got married this past Saturday so don’t have any of the venue yet!Sent on 11/20/2017
Kelly · Married on 09/24/2016
I cannot say enough good things about how much we loved working with Cedar Ridge. We cannot say enough good things about Ashton. She was very quick to respond and always answered questions when we had them. The day of the wedding couldn't have gone any smoother.Sent on 10/09/2016
Bethany · Married on 08/07/2016
Planning a wedding in Iowa from the East Coast meant booking a venue before ever having visited it. But once we starting looking into having our wedding at Cedar Ridge we knew it was the perfect place for us! I think we got the very last date available in August (we booked about 6 months out - they are very popular!) so it was meant to be! During our trip out to see the venue, we had Brunch and did a wine tasting before our official site visit. It was love at first site. All of the employees were so nice and attentive, the space and views are beyond imaginable, the food was fantastic and their banquet hall is perfect with huge windows, garage doors that open to the outside, built in dance floor and bar!Sent on 08/20/2016
We did all of our catering through the venue and Ashton helped me customize my Iowa themed menu - after all, this was a destination wedding for a lot of our guests! Ashton was wonderful during the entire process, easy to work with, listening to my ideas and making suggestions. She is truly a huge asset to the wedding team - helping me plan all of my details and make sure they came to reality on the day of the event!
Our ceremony was out on their patio which sets up perfectly for small ceremonies (we had 100 chairs set-up for 90 guests) with a natural semicircle set-up and the most gorgeous backdrop of the vineyard. We put a bar outside and had food for the cocktail hour in their tasting room and then moved into the banquet room for dinner and dancing. We kept the garage doors closed during dinner, but opened them up in the evening and even had a fire-pit outside. The food, venue, staff, everything was absolutely wonderful. And we loved having all of the Wine and Spirits be Cedar Ridge products! My husband and I are huge whiskey fans so this was our favorite part of the venue :) We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful place to get married! We look forward to returning whenever we are in town!
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