Weddings

Parks Marina

Okoboji, IA View map

About

Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji was established in 1983 when Leo “Butch” Parks purchased the then Gibson Sporting Goods. What was once a small fishing boat sales and repair facility has expanded into a diversified three-location business, with marinas, sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, specialty retail stores, and now a brand new 2500 square foot event space called "Parks Boat Club".

Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji also features the World Famous "Barefoot Bar" - your authentic tiki bar in Northwest Iowa! Bring a date, bring your kids, bring your parents, bring friends, bring your pet! Everyone is welcome. Live music and real-live palm trees too! The Barefoot Bar can work perfectly as your casual rehearsal dinner or even a bachelor or bachelorette party!

One of our 9 excursion boats can fit perfectly for a small wedding ceremony, quick getaway cruise for the wedding party, or even the wedding reception. We offer many different venue options at our unique Parks Marina property - just ask!

Visit Our Website: www.parksboatclub.com

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?

$2000.00

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

$2000.00

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?

$500.00

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

$300.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.00

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

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Marina
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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  • Paige
    Paige W. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Amazing venue!

    They were amazing! The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating! There isn't one thing I would have changed.
  • FutureMrs.T
    Wendy Married on 08/29/2009
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    They gave us a wonderful rehearsal dinner. The food was great and the staff did a wonderful job of making sure we were taken care of, even on a busy Friday night.

Map

24457 178th Street, PO Box 229 Okoboji, IA, 51355
7123327303
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Parks Marina frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Parks Marina?

Parks Marina includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Parks Marina, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Parks Marina includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Parks Marina, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Parks Marina includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Parks Marina in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Parks Marina for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Parks Marina for wedding events?

Parks Marina offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Parks Marina offer?

Parks Marina offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Parks Marina offer for wedding events?

Parks Marina offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Parks Marina have available for wedding events?

Parks Marina offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Parks Marina and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Parks Marina is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

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