Planning for a wedding can be a big task. The dress. The reception. The décor. The caterer. The wedding party. Sweet and simple, full-on fabulous, or somewhere in-between?
One thing’s for sure: choosing a venue is the foundation for every step in the event planning process. Happily, Greater Burlington offers a venue for almost every vision, from the grandest to the humblest. Check out a few of the options of the area to start your planning today.
Venues for the Princess Bride
If you’ve had your tiara picked out since third grade, you might be a princess bride. And a princess bride deserves a truly magical event. Regal On The Hill is exactly what its name suggests: a regal venue overlooking downtown Burlington from the Washington Heights neighborhood. Located in a historic restored church, Regal On The Hill offers event packages ranging from do-it-yourself to let-us-do-it-all. A special feature for the venue is the seven-foot-tall ‘smart’ chandeliers which can be programmed to glow in any color of the rainbow.
Venues for the Rustic Country Bride
If the rustic venue is more your style, you’ll have your pick of venues in Greater Burlington. Barn on the Ridge’s celebration barn showcases a massive stone fireplace and wrought iron chandelier along with an outdoor amphitheater for the ceremony. The venue is close to town and provides many amenities that makes planning your day a little easier.
To the west of Greater Burlington is the fabulous, Whitetail Country Estates, in Lockridge. If your dream wedding involves both tiaras and cowboy boots, it might be worth the drive to find this venue, complete with a vintage barn, a rehearsal hall, and the Pergola by the Pond. The venue even includes on-site lodging for up to 39 guests in a three-room Bridal Cottage with its own salon and the Whitetail Lodge with three suites and a bunkroom. Once you’ve found this hidden gem, you may never want to leave.
Venues for the Natural Bride
If your ideal bouquet is made from wildflowers, you might be a natural bride. Crapo Park is the most manicured of Greater Burlington’s parks. The arboretum features an incredible variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers along with a lovely pond and eye-catching river views.
If you are looking for an intimate ceremony space with the best Mississippi River views, then Mosquito Park should be your number one choice. The best riverfront views for the reception venue would include the Port of Burlington. You can even open the overhead doors and allow a fresh breeze to grace the event.
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All of this is just the beginning of the myriad possibilities for growing a gorgeous event this season in Greater Burlington. Start planning your celebration today at VisitBurlingtonIowa.com!
Image credit: Barn on the Ridge; Joel Carter Photography