This week we’re highlighting one of our favorite venues in the Sioux City area, Country Celebrations. Located on the outskirts of Sioux City, IA, Country Celebrations is a gorgeous wedding and events venue that fully opened to the public in 2016. Country Celebrations is a gorgeous venue with large areas on the main floor, outdoor patio, and entrance. The indoor space offers everything you need for all the events of the day, while the outdoor offers an area for ceremonies, receptions, and relaxation.
History of Country Celebrations property
The event center sits on 130 acres of wooded land that has been in the family for more than 150 years. Todd Ellison’s great-great-grandfather George D. Perkins, who founded the Sioux City Journal, purchased 1,000 acres from a railroad company sometime before 1870. Todd’s 86-year-old mother, Shirley Perkins Ellison, has lived on the property all her life. In 1995, Ellison’s opened Country Drive Driving Range on the property.
Later in 2003, they expanded with the addition of a mini-golf. In the Summer of 2015, Country Drive Driving Range and Mini Golf closed in order to make way for the new event center. With the help of family and friends and a lot of hard work, in June of 2016 Country Celebrations opened for their first wedding. George Ellison (the son of owners, Todd and Kathy Ellison) offers carriage rides with his Percheron horses. With Erica Ellison Antrim as an event coordinator for the venue, this makes it a true family affair!
Here are what some couples have had to say about Country Celebrations.
“What a STUNNING event center !! Equipped for many celebrations for your FRIENDS AND FAMILY OR MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS are here to for all your employees to gather! Sneaky ‘s love them…I LOVE Sneaky’s TOO…BEST chicken and prime rib !!! The staff at COUNTRY CELEBRATIONS are attentive to all your needs!” – Toni Ackberg
“What a wonderful and magical place to host a wedding. Beautiful everything. Thank you guys and gals for everything and making my cousin’s wedding memorable.” – Jason Es
“We got married at country celebrations this last week and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve known Kathy and erica for years so I knew they would do a good job. I think it is one of my most beautiful venues in Sioux City with a large stone fireplace at the entrance, the wooden chairs, and warm lighting. The outside lawn is perfect for pictures and the outside ceremony space makes a perfect place for a wedding or a first look. I love that it is all-inclusive with table cloths, cloth napkins, silverware, glassware, etc. Since the venue Is so new, everything is in perfect condition. I highly recommend having your next event at country celebrations!” – Heather Jacobs
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