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LUXURY Meets Iowa | Wedding Venue IA

One of the best things about Iowa is that there are a lot of great venues to choose from all through the state. Choose from barns, banquet halls, hotels, vineyards, conference centers, breweries, lofts, country clubs and many more. They all have their unique features. One of the best aspects about being an event DJ in the Des Moines area is being able to see all of those incredible space/venues, while also playing an intricate part of making the event go smooth and memorable.


I wanted to share some of my favorite venues in Des Moines and the surrounding areas with you. It would be really hard to cram all of them into one post, so I figured I would just highlight some of the favorites in a series of blog articles. So be on the look out for the next venue spotlight!


If you are searching for a Wedding Venue in Central Iowa, Harpor's Vineyard in New Virginia, IA should be on your short list of venues to check out.


Harpor’s Vineyard is a historic estate turned contemporary event venue. Owners Chelsie and Shay Dulle transformed the space with modern luxury in mind. The vineyard has become a well-known location for high-end destination weddings.



"If I could get married here every weekend, I would. Harpor’s Vineyard is the most beautiful venue with the most amazing owners and staff. Everyone there stops at nothing to make sure your day is everything you could ever dream of. The amount of work and design they’ve put into the Vineyard is astounding. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants an incredible outdoor wedding experience." ~ The Knot


One of the venue’s most attractive features is its lovely outdoor ceremony locations. Bright, grassy meadows and lush leafy canopies set a magical scene. Couples can tie the knot in the evening below romantic string lights. From the very beginning, the venue staff strives for individuality.



They modify their deluxe dressing rooms to reflect couples’ personalities. Both sides of the wedding party will have a space to make themselves at home. The vineyard’s refined suites each have their own distinct character. One offers a bright, airy setting with an ornate chandelier. The other feels cozy and personal, dimly lit with fancy sconces. An intimate courtyard sets the scene for sophisticated portraits. Bursting with lovely white flowers, it feels classically elegant. Edison lights add a touch of rustic charm.



Receptions can be held in the venue’s prized deck area. Lavish lounge furniture and a fire pit provide an air of indoor comfort. This works well with the surrounding views of the vineyards. With yard games available, guests might just want to stay here all night.



The renovated barn offers an indoor alternative for the main event. This spacious setting feels polished and sophisticated. Sleek wooden beams go well with ornamental light fixtures. It provides an intimate setting for guests to come together and celebrate.



"The venue was absolutely amazing, and the owners and staff were top notch. Many guests commented on how beautiful the place was and how fun the staff were. Chelsie, Alissa and Casey were so great that I didn't have a thing to worry about that day. I loved it! I highly recommend this place." ~ WeddingWire


To top it all off, they've just recently added a space for couples and their families to stay onsite. House Harpors is The Ultimate Luxurious Party House!! The house has sleeping accommodations for up to 20 people including a private luxe suite for the newlyweds. Amenities include, 2 large living rooms, XXL kitchen space, 3 outdoor living patio spaces with views of Harpor's Vineyard, Premium, outdoor furniture, Double sided fireplace inside, Movie theater room, Hot tub, Master Suite + Private Bathroom & Jacuzzi, Pond, Professional lawn care and landscaping, Outdoor and indoor dining areas and a Champagne Terrace! WOW!!



The team at Harpor’s Vineyard is fully prepared to pull off a seamless occasion. They have an excellent track record of pleasing premium clients. The venue has its own experienced planning team. They will meet with you to learn your vision and guide you through the process. They have connections with excellent outside vendors. This will give you access to some of the best in the business. They will help ensure that your day is romantic and elegant from start to finish.


Harpor's Vineyard provides all the amenities of a luxury destination in the intimate setting and its serene surroundings make for events that are as relaxed as they are memorable.



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