Weddings

Reiman Gardens

Ames, Iowa View map
Rating 4.2 out of 5
   9 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

A beautiful and tropical wedding venue in Ames, Iowa, Reiman Gardens adds a unique and outdoorsy feel to any event. Reiman Gardens has unique event spaces that mix the banquet hall look with the atmosphere of both a garden and park.

Facilities and Capacity
With five event spaces, Reiman Gardens can hold up to 250 guests in either an indoor or uncovered outdoor setting. Whether you are looking to host an intimate gathering or a large celebration--including bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners--Reiman Gardens has 17 acres available on the Iowa State University campus for your use.

Services Offered
Reiman Gardens provides a variety of event services to assist you with your special day. They offer a bridal suite for getting dressed, as well as setup and cleanup. Hosting an event at Reiman Gardens also includes wireless Internet and event planning assistance, if desired. Event equipment is available for rent, such as audio equipment, tables and chairs, and furniture. Other items, such as a projector and linens, may be an additional charge.

Cuisine
Couples must use a preferred professional caterer for their event. The selected caterer will be responsible for personnel, materials, and supplies required for food and beverage preparation and services.

History
As a part of Iowa State University’s mission to educate students on horticulture, the Reiman Gardens came to fruition. The university’s tradition of having a horticulture garden dates back to 1914. The original horticultural garden was located at the Iowa State Horticultural Research Station, when, in 1964, it was moved to a three-quarter-acre site on the university’s campus. The site, however, limited the opportunity for expansion because it was surrounded by the university’s industrial zone. In 1994, the Reimans generously provided over one million dollars to start phase one of the new gardens, which included transporting old collections from the horticultural gardens to the new gardens, now called the Reiman Gardens. The Reiman Gardens was officially dedicated on September 16, 1995. Most recently, in November 2002, the Gardens’ newest additions - the Conservatory Complex and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing - opened.

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?

Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Park

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 83% of couples
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    Marcia Married on 02/19/2017
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    Overall, we had a great event at Reiman. We were in the Hunziker House though which does not have a kitchen. It has a small "wet bar" and no counter space for prepping things. Additionally, only 3 8' tables are provided for serving food buffet style. We used 2 and used the 3rd one for a display of our honoree's photos (it was a 90th birthday celebration). We also brought a card table to use.

    None of us was clear on exactly where to go to off-load our cars as we had not been there before. Additionally, Reiman was working on the yard and one driveway area (I think there are 2 drives to access this house). So, that may be a temporary snafu. Reiman graciously gave us 30 extra minutes to set up and we needed every single minute even though I had about 14 worker bees pulling it all together. There is no way I could have set up in 30 minutes. One guest arrived 20 minutes early which did not help.

    Renee was responsive to all of our family who called her and was flexible when my Mom stated she hated our original party date.

    I did not use Wedding Wire. I used Reiman directly.
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    Keesha Married on 08/19/2016
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    Our ceremony was originally supposed to be outdoors, but it ended up down-pouring. The staff were quick to offer us a space indoors, which turned out to be BEAUTIFUL! The Reiman Gardens is fabulous and photos came out great!
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    Jacob Married on 07/23/2006
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    Exceptional; Highly Recommended

Awards

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1407 University Blvd. Ames, Iowa, 50011
5152942710
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Reiman Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Reiman Gardens?

Reiman Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Reiman Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Reiman Gardens for wedding events?

Reiman Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Reiman Gardens offer?

Reiman Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Reiman Gardens offer for wedding events?

Reiman Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Reiman Gardens have available for wedding events?

Reiman Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

Reiman Gardens is recommended by 66% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in average response time, 4.2 in professionalism, 4.1 in quality of service, 4.1 in value and 3.9 in flexibility.

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