Weddings

Prairie Meadows

Altoona, Iowa View map Visit website

About

Prairie Meadows is a full service event venue located in Altoona, Iowa. We are located minutes from Downtown Des Moines. The extravagant event space offers high ceilings, a spacious dance floor, and elegant chandeliers. The sophisticated venue, with its vast banquet hall, is ideal for your more lavish affair. Prairie Meadows is really ideal for a ceremony or reception, considering that both its style and size is larger than life.

Facilities and Capacities
The Prairie Meadows can comfortably house up to 650 guests, so it can easily serve your more sizable affair. But, if you're interested in something more intimate, this versatile venue also offers over a dozen room configurations. These configurations will also work for your cocktail hour bridal suite/groom’s den. Prairie Meadows is a varied event space, and can easily suit any size affair.

Services Offered
In addition to your reception, this multi-purpose venue can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony. The hard-working event team at Prairie Meadows will work closely you to ensure that your big day is nothing short of a dream come true. From in-house catering and bar services and all-inclusive packages, Prairie Meadows has got all of your wedding services covered. Additional services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake clean up
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting / sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up
  • Wifi


Cuisine
Prairie Meadows offers in-house catering a bar services. The food is expertly prepared by experienced chefs who use only premium ingredients. The menu is customizable and the kind folks at Prairie Meadows will adhere to any dietary restrictions you may have. Prairie Meadows also offers a fully stocked bar with ample selections of beers, wines, and spirits.

Accommodations
Conveniently, Prairie Meadows is attached to a luxury hotel and casino. This will ensure that you and your guests have a place to stay leading up to and following your wedding day. Prairie Meadows also offers abundant on-site parking and wheelchair accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
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
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
Rated
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Recommended by 83% of couples
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    Christine Married on 08/12/2017
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    Wonderful experience for cocktail and dinner reception. Excellent value. The Prairie Meadows planner (Kristen ) was prompt in replying to our many questions and went "above and beyond" . She exceeded our expectations. The staff was attentive and pro active. We are still receiving compliments on the food and beverages. This venue was perfect for us.

    Prairie Meadows's reply:

    Thanks for your review, Chris!! It was a pleasure working with you and your family and I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the experience! -Kristen
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    Carly Married on 08/14/2010
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    They were wonderful every step of the way. The staff was so helpful and were willing to do all they could to make your day perfect. The night of the reception was smooth and very well organized. Kudos all around!
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    Whitney Married on 10/11/2008
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    They did a great job my husband and I were very happy. They accommodated almost everything we needed. Somewhat pricy but they have great staff.

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Team

Mark Dylo
Mark Dylo
Special Events Manager

Meet Mark. He is the dedicated event planner working behind the scenes ensuring everything runs smoothly on your big day. Mark has been with Prairie Meadows since 2014. Mark will be with you every step of the way as you plan for your big day.

Map

1 Prairie Meadows Dr Altoona, Iowa, 50009
515-631-5801
800-325-9015
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