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Walnut Ridge is a modern barn wedding venue in Shellsburg, Iowa. Set to officially open in 2023, it is a sprawling, versatile venue located on a property that features leafy walnut trees, wildflowers,grassy fields and waterfront views. Elegant and private, this venue is a beautiful backdrop for any wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Walnut Ridge is an elegant and intimate space that is located away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Couples can host memorable outdoor ceremonies in the fields of the property, surrounded by prairie grass and stunning natural beauty before retreating to the main event space for the reception. The 7,100 square-foot building features high ceilings, a steel fireplace, and glass garage doors that offer breathtaking countryside views with a pond. A covered patio wraps around the building for outdoor dining or a sunset cocktail hour. The building is climate controlled and wheelchair accessible to ensure the comfort of your guests. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests with use of covered patio.

Services Offered

The Walnut Ridge team aims to provide everything needed to pull off your dream wedding. All venue rentals include round tables, banquet tables, black chairs, white and black table linens, setup, break down, and professional cleaning. The venue also includes a prep kitchen for your caterers to prepare delicious dining options and a full bar. There are two dressing suites available for the wedding party to use as a relaxing space to get ready before the celebration. The lofted dressing suite includes a full private bathroom, a makeup area, and plenty of mirrors.

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Jennica and Brandon Jordan
Jennica and Brandon Jordan

Ever since our wedding in 2013, we wanted to open up a wedding venue. Helping others plan for their special day and seeing people gather to celebrate is something to experience. That's why we wanted to try something new and expand our careers! This year, our dreams finally came true. We created Walnut Ridge, a private spot away from the city. We can't wait to meet with you and help plan your special day!


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