Torrent Brewing Company
Address: 504 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010
The taproom at Torrent can hold up to 157 people, so it's the ideal size for a reception! All they ask to get the process started is to contact them via email to set up a game plan and discuss options and details so they can help you plan your event.
Address: 103 S 11th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265
If you are looking for the perfect place for a small reception or a perfect rehearsal dinner, Fox Brewing is a great venue! As they say on their website, "Fox Brewing offers a variety of spaces to fit your event space needs. No rental fees. No additional charges for catering. No hidden costs. Just a bar minimum and the responsibility of taking care of our staff while they take care of you." WOW. It doesn't get much better than that. With 3 spaces for rent -- The Mezzanine, the Brewery Floor, and the Tap Room -- and room for up to 50 depending on the space you choose to rent, this is the ideal location for a cozy ceremony or reception.
Address: 1514 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
For anything from your rehearsal dinner to your reception, Exile is a great venue for an intimate gathering of loved ones to celebrate your big day. They even have a convenient Event Brochure, so you can look over your options before you book your event. Plus, it's located right in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, so you know the fun doesn't have to end there!
Address: 2695 Quail Ave, Garner, IA 50438
While they are currently closed for the off-season, 99 Bottles is a lovely venue to keep in mind for after Memorial Day! According to the website, 99 Bottles is "situated atop a beautiful hill in the midst of Northern Iowa's farming community. Sweeping vistas of green cornfields can be seen in all directions from the crest of the vineyard. In autumn, the golden fields and turning leaves on the vines create a breathtaking contrast to the deep blue sky." Included in the list of locations that you can reserve is the Tasting Room, the Wine Cave, and a level gravel pad (which is perfect for a party tent!). There are also full-service bathrooms and a unique camping area! Sounds to us like it would be a dream location for your bohemian wedding.
Address: 1966 337th St, Decorah, IA 52101
Another beautiful vineyard setting for a wedding is Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, with their 11 acres and multiple on-site venues. Their event room can hold 150 guests, seated banquet style, and can accommodate an additional 50 guests after hours. You can rent the event room, patio area, outdoor spaces on the grounds and the tasting room. This is a great location for a romantic setting for your big day.
Address: 15101 Fairfax St, Indianola, IA 50125
The Summerset Winery event venue is "nestled on a 12 acre vineyard and offers a beautiful location for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies as well as a banquet room with a large dance floor for your reception." It is conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Des Moines, making travel and hotel reservations easy for your guests. Not only is this winery great for ceremonies and receptions, it's also perfect for your rehearsal dinner as well as your bridal and/or bachelorette party!
Address: 1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher, IA 52338
Here's what they say on their website: "Our vineyards make the perfect backdrop for your social or business event. We'll provide your guests with the relaxing feeling of Napa Valley -- only minutes from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Gorgeous sweeping vineyards views of lush grapevines dressed across rolling hills set the stage for the rich décor of nearly 15,000 square foot facility, which boasts a Tasting Room, Board Room and Event Center." That sounds too good to be true! Add this one to your list of possible venues!
Address: 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321
If you went to our Fall Amazing Wedding Race in Des Moines, you already know how lovely the grounds of Jasper Winery are. If you weren't at the Amazing Wedding Race (or need a refresher), here's a little bit about renting the Winery: "Jasper Winery offers a truly unique and stylish venue for your upcoming event. The Main Event Room can accommodate up to 150 people, and is available for weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more. Our outdoor party tent may be rented May through October to increase the size of your event. Audio and visual equipment is included for presentation purposes."
Address: 3801 W 190th St, Ames, IA 50014
This winery opened just 19 years ago, in 2000, founded on the belief supporting Iowa wineries (and all local businesses) encourages the growth of a local sustainable economy for our communities. It has since grown to 13 acres and offers hybrid grape varieties and native American grapes. Prairie Moon can accommodate functions in both indoor and outdoor facilities and their full banquet facility seats up to 275 guests and has a commercial kitchen.