If a relaxed, laid-back event sounds like your idea of a dream wedding, kick off your venue search by browsing barn wedding venues in Iowa. Since a majority of the Hawkeye State’s land is farmed, there are an abundance of barn venues in Iowa for you to choose from. Whether you’re envisioning a casual country celebration or something more elegant and classic, these wedding barns in Iowa are sure to suit your style.
Check out 10 of our favorite barn wedding venues in Iowa and choose your top picks to host the wedding of your dreams.
Whitetail Country Estates
This barn wedding venue in Iowa (Lockridge, to be exact) combines the rustic charm of a barn space with the romance of a garden. Ceremonies are held beneath a lovely pergola beside a pond, with receptions following the barn, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. We also love that you can rent the entire venue for your wedding weekend, and host your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch in the space, as well. This venue also can provide lodging your wedding party in the bridal cottage and Whitetail Lodge (there are also camping sites available in case any of your loved ones are into roughing it!).
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue, conveniently located just south of Des Moines in New Virginia, is ideal for wine lovers who want a rustic and laid-back wedding. Harpor’s Vineyard can host weddings of up to 2,000(!) guests and features both indoor and outdoor spaces for events. Ceremonies may be held outdoors on the scenic property, while receptions are hosted inside the historic barn, on the beloved covered deck, and outdoors. Custom lighting and décor are provided, and there are also well-appointed spaces for all of your pre-wedding prep and festivities.
Happy Apple Celebrations
What could be a more perfect site for a fall wedding than a barn venue in an Iowa apple orchard? This 80-acre barn wedding venue in Norwalk, Iowa is a picture perfect space for weddings of up to 500 guests. Exchange vows beneath a charming wooden pergola on the property and then celebrate inside the climate-controlled barn. You may choose your own caterer and other wedding vendors to suit your style, and the venue can provide lighting, rentals, and more to help personalize your big day. There’s even an outdoor fire pit where you and your guests can enjoy a relaxed after-party.
Three Sisters Barn
If you’ve always dreamed of getting married inside a classic red wedding barn in Iowa, this Dallas Center venue may be just the place for your special day. Host your event outside or inside the 6,400 square foot barn, complete with cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, huge windows allowing in abundant natural light, a full catering kitchen, and space for up to 354 guests. Three Sisters Barn allows you to choose your own caterer and other vendors, and offers use of vintage rentals, including mismatched china, for your event.
Debbie’s Celebration Barn
This restored barn in Oskaloosa, Iowa has an authentic feel that couples love. The barn can host up to 600 guests, and ample outdoor space for ceremonies and cocktail hours. The barn itself features a domed ceiling and twinkle lights for a romantic, charming vibe. One of our favorite spots on the property is the Octagon Swing where you can gather with friends after your reception and roast marshmallows on the fire pit—there’s even a fully-staffed tiki bar on premises. Outside caterers are permitted.
Looking for a barn wedding venue in Iowa that combines rustic style with convenience? This affordable Atkins event venue has all that and more. The barn features gorgeous outdoor space for ceremonies, two barns for cocktail hour and receptions, and full-service catering, floral design, DJ, and more. This is truly a one-stop shop for wedding planning, as Bloomsbury takes care of the majority of your wedding needs so you can enjoy the planning process. There’s even a bridal suite on site, where you can stay with up to 14 of your nearest and dearest. You can even add a hayride or bonfire to your big day for even more fun!
Diamond Oak Events
Conveniently located near Clear Lake and Mason City, this barn wedding venue in Iowa is a private and serene setting featuring modern amenities. The outdoor ceremony space in one of our favorites, complete with church pews, a pergola, and hanging chandeliers. The white wooden barn can host events of up to 300 guests, and is the perfect “blank slate” for you to add the décor of your choice, from rustic to contemporary and beyond. You’ll also love the expansive property, which provides a variety of photo ops for stunning wedding portraits.
The Barn at Okoboji
If only an authentic, historic barn wedding venue in Iowa will do for your big day, this Spirit Lake location is worth a look. The hillside barn was first built in 1919 and still retains much of its original architecture. You’ll swoon over the shiplap flooring, crystal chandelier, fire pit, and scenic views, plus the fact that the barn is two stories and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Host your ceremony at one of the breathtaking outdoor altars overlooking the property. This is an all-inclusive venue so catering, cake and rentals, are included, plus in-house event planners will ensure your wedding runs without a hitch.
Keller Brick Barn
For a more intimate barn wedding, this Dallas Center venue can host events of up to 175 guests. Available for weddings from April to November, Keller Brick Barn offers full weekend rentals, so you can host your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and other events on the property. The climate-controlled unique brick barn features cathedral tin ceilings, chandeliers, outdoor ceremony space, and more.
Emerald Hills Events
Industrial-style venues are so hot right now, and this Promise City venue combines that warehouse feel with a rustic barn event space. With room for up to 500 guests on a 35-acre property, Emerald Hills features a romantic lakeside gazebo for ceremonies and the 9,000 square foot modern white barn for receptions. You’ll love the “blank slate” vibe and the ability to decorate the space to fit your wedding’s theme. Overnight accommodations are also available here, and there are plenty of photo ops throughout the lush property.