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Debbie's Celebration Barn

Oskaloosa, Iowa View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
11 reviews
Up to 340 guests

About

Up to 340 guests

Debbie’s Celebration Barn is a rustic, beautifully restored barn in Oskaloosa, Iowa that’s great for weddings and other special occasions. It was built in 1972 by Ben Vanderhook, who tore down barns in the area to create this stunning Quonset hut barn. The barn is built on a hill, overlooking the picturesque 3.5 acres of sloping lawns and fields.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue is a 40’ x 120’ elegant, wooden barn that has parking and is wheelchair accessible. Debbie’s Celebration Barn is able to accommodate seating for up to 340 people, with a minimum of 50. It has French doors that are not only beautiful, but are also great for cross ventilation on warm days or nights. String lighting adds a romantic feel while brightening the space and the beautiful lawns are excellent for an outdoor ceremony or a cocktail hour. Then you can bring the reception inside the barn for a change of scenery. The venue is pet friendly so it’s great for couples who are hoping to include their furry friends on their special day.

Services Offered
The Celebration Barn can host engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners in addition to wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements. After booking this space, you will have access to all-inclusive packages, event planning, wireless internet, event rentals, clean up at the end of your event, and their lighting and sound equipment. Event items provided by this venue include:

  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Decor
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Full Bar
  • Octagon swing
  • Outdoor deck

Cuisine
The team at Debbie’s Celebration Barn is happy to help you find a caterer that is ideal for you and your guests. They have a list of preferred vendors and caterers that are reliable and have seen success with. The barn can be set up for sit-down dinners, buffet style, or serving stations, and they provide linens for their clients. The in-house bar supplies barware and allows you to bring in your own alcohol. Bartenders can serve a variety of wines and liquors at a cash or open bar, plus signature drinks and champagne toasts.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$5,000

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

$5,000

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

No

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

$5,000

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

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

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)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

340

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered 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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February

11 Reviews

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    Lora H. Getting married on 01/06/2024
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    An amazing structure with ample outdoor space.

    Debbie's Celebration Barn, located in Oskaloosa, Iowa is a picturesque venue suitable for all large gatherings. Debbie and Denny work directly with clients to ensure all needs are met for the event. Your possibilities are endless!
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    Barb G. Married on 08/08/2020
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    Mother of bride

    We loved this venue! Denny and Debbie were great to work with and everything was amazing.
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    Arlene Married on 08/06/2020
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    Exceptional Service

    Our 50th wedding anniversary was held at Debbie’s Celebration Barn. Our entire experience was wonderful. Debbie and Denny’s customer service and attention to detail was impeccable. The venue is beautiful and perfect for a large event such as our anniversary party. Debbie and Denny made our special day extra special.

Awards

  • 11
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Michael & Jamie
    33 photos · 08/01/2020
  • Adam & Julie
    32 photos · 06/01/2019

Team

dennis johmston
dennis johmston
manager

Dennis has been with the Celebration Barn for 3 years. lots of knowledge he has on wedding planning. He can help save you money and no need for a wedding planner as he has you covered!

We have lots of fun at our weddings so come with us and you will have a blessed time!

Map

2162 262nd street Oskaloosa, Iowa, 52577
6416605535
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