best wedding venues in the midwest
best wedding venues in the midwest

Best Wedding Venues in the Midwest


Date Posted

June 4, 2024

Planning a wedding in the Midwest doesn’t have to look “midwest” (iykyk, it doesn’t always mean cornfields and tractors). I’ve put together a list of hidden gems offering a unique blend of charm and beauty right in the heart of the midwest, close to your friends and family. The Midwest has a variety of venues to fit every couple’s vision. Here are some of the best wedding venues in the midwest to consider for your big day.

Ahavah in Waterloo Iowa

Address: 1902 E Schrock Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701
Guest Capacity: 200

Ahavah wedding venue in the midwest
Photo by Alex McCrary Photography

Ahavah’s modern and contemporary space embraces a beautifully minimalistic design with some light touches of unique character. The bridal suite with a custom mural, moody groom room and elegant venue space with indoor and outdoor options. I had the pleasure of taking photographs at their grand opening. You can view the gallery here.

Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa

Address: 2801 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321
Guest Capacity: 600

rollins mansion wedding venue in the midwest
Photo by Alex McCrary Photography

Rollins Mansion is classy and distinguished. Its architecture and landscape are truly timeless. Regardless of your theme or aesthetic, the versatility of the venue can make your visions come to life.”

Little Lights on the Lane in West Branch Iowa

Address: 2 Ember Ln, West Branch, IA 52358
Guest Capacity: 300

little lights on the lane wedding venue in the midwest
photo from Google

Little Lights on the Lane nestled in the rolling Iowa hills, the maple tree, the 30-foot sliding glass door that merges the indoor + outdoor, the massive covered porch and the exceptional intentional design of the venue make getting married at Lane an experience all of it’s own.”

St. James 1868 (The Abbey and The Hyde) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Address: 833 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Guest Capacity: 150-300

st James 1868 wedding venue in the midwest
photos from St James 1868’s website

“Located in downtown Milwaukee, St James 1868 event and wedding venue, features 2 historic wedding and event venues; the HYDE and the ABBEY. Each of our venues boasts its own interpretation of European elegance, inviting guests to take their vision to new heights. Enjoy the entire event venue for the complete Royal Wedding experience or simply choose the space that best suits your celebration. Truly one of the best venues in the midwest.”

The Hutton House in Medicine Lake Minnesota

Address: 10715 S Shore Dr, Medicine Lake, MN 55441
Guest Capacity: 250

Image from Google, Shane Long photography

“Offering elegant surroundings, thoughtful planning and an impeccable level of personalized service, The Hutton House delivers a decidedly different experience. Soaring ceilings, natural light and beautifully designed private settings make The Hutton House an intimate urban oasis for everything from your upcoming social gathering to your large-scale wedding or event.”

Pinewood in Cambridge Minnesota

Address: 33262 Palm Street NW, Cambridge MN 55008
Guest Capacity: 225

pinewood wedding venue in the midwest
photo from Pinewood’s website

Pinewood is located 1 hour north of Minneapolis and nestled in a forest of tall northern pines outside of Cambridge, Minnesota. Pinewood is a place where you can escape to surround yourself with nature, yet still hold your event in an upscale, modern building.”

Legacy Hill Farm in Welch, Minnesota

Address: 16434 Highway 61 Blvd Welch, MN 55089
Guest Capacity: 295

legacy hill farm wedding venue in the midwest
Photo from Legacy Hill Farm website

Legacy Hill Farm has hosted over 500 weddings and events and served over 70,000 guests since 2015. Long before that, it’s been home to our family, but we knew there was something more for this special farm of ours. It needed to be shared. So with the help of our kids, we transformed our quiet, peaceful corner of the world into a place where you and your guests can come together, raise a glass and celebrate.”

Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, Michigan

Address: 6174 Halbert Road, Battle Creek, MI

greencrest manor wedding venue in the midwest
©Jen Kroll Photography 2018

“Located in an enchanting wood just outside Battle Creek, Michigan, lies the splendor of Greencrest Manor. From the moment you drive through our wrought-iron gates and up our tree-lined drive, you will be transported into a unique experience that marries the luxury of a 17th century French manor with intentional modern design that allows for one-of-a-kind gathering spaces.”

The Monte Bello Estate in Lemont, Illinois

Address: 16501 135th Street Lemont, Illinois 60439

Monte Bello’s enchanting 55 acre estate is the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable ceremony and wedding reception. Our extraordinary venue features breathtaking grounds with unlimited backdrops for the most memorable pictures. Allow our experienced and professional staff help you plan the wedding of your dreams”

The Lalumondiere Mill and Rivergardens in House Springs, Missouri

Address: 4993 Old Byrnesville Rd, House Springs, MO 63051
Guest Capacity: 150

“Along the Big River in Jefferson County, not far from St. Louis, sits a secret delight.  Traveling across the bridge, in the town of Byrnesville, your eye is drawn upriver to a scenic dam & waterfall where you catch a glimpse of flowers hanging from a 3 story structure presiding over the rivers’ edge.  You have discovered the historic Byrnesville Mill. “

Hotel No Vacancy in Kansas City Missouri

Address: 1717 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Guest Capacity 60-120

no vacancy wedding venue in the midwest

While this venue is more intimate I couldn’t leave it out. I stayed at No Vacancy while in Kansas City for an engagement session and I have been dreaming about going back. This charming hotel, nestled in the city is perfect for intimate & upscale events that feel like home.

The Barn at Aspen Acres in Spearfish, South Dakota

Address: 11011 Kellem Lane, Spearfish, SD 57783
Guest Capacity: 60-400

the barn at aspen acre wedding venue in the midwest
Photo from Google

“Inspired by the branching aspen trees adorning our beloved Black Hills, Aspen Acres was founded on a blank slate with the desire to become a select location for couples to embark on their harmonious journey of life together. Just as pairs of aspens begin to grow and develop as a single organism with a deep, shared root system, we at Aspen Acres seek to be the starting point in uniting star-crossed lovers in the beautiful vow of marriage.”
Not to mention this venue has the CUTEST little A-frames available for stay on site!

The Venue at High Pointe in Millersburg, Ohio

Address: 7007 County Road 672, Millersburg, OH, 44654
Guest Capacity: 400

The Venue at High Pointe has a spacious 5,800 square foot indoor ceremony area is a stunning canvas, where every detail can be tailored to reflect your vision. The area is generous enough to comfortably host up to 400 guests, but its warmth and design never compromise on the sense of intimacy and connection that are integral to your big day. The space’s open floor plan is perfect for various seating arrangements and décor, allowing you to bring to life the wedding theme you’ve always imagined.”

Thank you for reading all about the best wedding venues in the midwest and I hope this served you well!

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