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Wedding venues in Ames

April 24, 2024

Ames is the perfect spot to tie the knot! No matter what your dream special day looks like, Ames has got you covered. From vineyards to gardens to ballrooms and more, there is something here for everyone.

Wedding at memorial union

Alumni Center

Tailor-made for those with a heart for Iowa State, the Alumni Center isn’t just a building; it’s a piece of Cyclone pride. With a dedicated event staff and a list of approved caterers, your special day will be as seamless as it is memorable. The Reiman Ballroom and Cy’s Lounge are just a couple of the standout features that make this venue so distinct. With multiple wedding packages, you are sure to find the perfect one for your perfect day.

Alumni Center wedding

Memorial Union

At the heart of campus life, the Memorial Union is full of tradition and a sense of community. Its versatile spaces are perfect for creating an elegant and memorable event. With a customizable wedding package and dining through ISU Catering, you’re guaranteed to have everything you could ever want. The union’s rich history and central ISU location make it a great choice for a celebration that’s both beautiful and enriched in Iowa State spirit.

Memorial union wedding

Reiman Gardens

Voted “Best Wedding Venue of Story County” in 2023, Reiman promises to provide a beautiful and unique atmosphere. With a stunning array of flowers, plants, and butterflies, this venue offers a tranquil escape like no other. The Conservatory and the Garden Room supply views that bring the outdoors in, no matter the season, making it a magical setting for your wedding.

Reiman Gardens

Raspberry Hill Bed & Breakfast

Experience your dream wedding at this fairytale venue. Nestled in between trees and a picturesque garden backyard, this B&B is nothing short of amazing. The country estate is on 73 acres with six bedrooms, a pond, a gazebo, a cottage, and beautiful views. The large pavilion on site can fit up to 250 guests making it the perfect spot for a larger sized reception.

Raspberry Hill

Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards

Get ready to be transported to the beautiful vineyards in Italy – right here in Ames. With delicious wine made from grapes grown on the property, your wedding can feel like a romantic Italian getaway with vows exchanged in the vines. This venue offers multiple wedding and event packages and fits up to 250 guests.

Prairie moon winery wedding


Seven Oaks Recreations

If you’re looking for a fun-filled celebration, Seven Oaks Recreation has got you covered! Sitting on 150 acres this large venue can fit up to 215 guests and offers a wide range of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. This venue can give you an adventurous twist to your special day. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or just want to enjoy the beauty of nature, Seven Oaks Recreation provides a unique and exciting backdrop for your customizable event.

Seven oaks

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

For a touch of sophistication, look no further than Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. This perfect event space has two elegant ballrooms, a beautiful outdoor patio, and a 40-foot waterfall. Catering is done in-house and Gateway’s planning staff will help your event go smoothly on all ends.

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center wedding

1850 Homestead

For those who adore a rustic and the timeless atmosphere, the 1850 Homestead delivers. This family-owned-and-operated farm turned event space offers a climate-controlled barn and a charming gazebo perfect for your special day. It’s the ideal setting for anyone looking to blend tradition with a touch of rural elegance.


Written by Rachel Gantt, Marketing and Communications Intern


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