From barns to lodges, plus a castle and a chic hotel, we compiled a list of some of the coolest wedding venues across the Midwest. These wedding venues offer a unique wedding day experience for couples looking to get married in middle America. With plenty of barn options and flat lands for epic sunset views, a Midwest marriage can fit any bride’s style, from rustic to modern romantic.
The Bloomfield Barn
Could they of built a better barn for a wedding? We think not! Couple Jill and Mark Mattingly built The Bloomfield Barn with weddings, and hot summers and brisk Illinois winters, in mind. This barn has 30 feet ceilings, exposed post and beams, air-conditioning, and floor heat. Plus wedding parties love the separate space for both the gals and guys: the Bride’s Silo and Groom’s Loft. With a tree-lined pond out front, this barn located near the Indiana and Illinois state border in Chrisman, Illinois, is a great getaway for your middle-of-America wedding!
The Liquid Art Winery
A venue and winery on top of an ancient mountain… Alright, take me there! The Liquid Art Winery in Manhattan, Kansas sits high on a hill among the Flint Hills with views for days, and you’ll feel as though you rule the state of Kansas up there! With floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the vineyard and beyond, inside and outside both have breathtaking views. This venue gives you the Midwest wedding day vibes you’ll love, plus the wedding photo backdrop you need.
The River Center
This historic building in downtown Des Moines surprisingly has so much wow-factor!? It may be the dim antique light fixtures paired tall walls of exposed brick and reclaimed wood, but the space exudes a romantic ambiance perfect for an urban wedding reception. The River Center also boasts it’s fine Italian dining experience with an executive chef who was born and trained in Italy.
Twenty minutes outside of Omaha, NE into Iowa, there’s a 10,000-square-foot castle built as a residence in 1983, called Castle Unicorn. The castle, which has four bedrooms for couples and families to stay, is filled with fancy black wrought, stained glass windows, and mysterious passageways making it a unique spot for any Midwest wedding. We think getting being able to get married at a castle in Iowa is a one-of-a-kind experience, making it one of the coolest wedding venues around!
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