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Four wedding venues you never thought of


504 East Locust St. | 515-244-0550

They say your wedding is the biggest party you’ll ever throw, so why not throw it in style? With a stage, bar, booths and more, there’s plenty of space to accommodate all of your wedding shenanigans: eating, dancing and cheers-ing. Oh, and cake.

Blank Park Zoo

7401 S.W. 9th St. | 515-285-4722

Do the zoo, wedding-style. Because who wouldn’t want rhinos and flamingos on their guest list? The Blank Park Zoo offers a variety of venue spaces fit for 5 to 500. Wedding day packages include setup and teardown, tables and chairs, linens, speaker systems, rooms for the bride and groom, plus an on-site coordinator the day of. Bonus: Members get 10% off everything.


502 East Locust St. | 515-207-5220

Who says you can’t play foosball on your wedding night? Better yet, how about ping pong? Ricochet in East Village offers a variety of games to kick-start the fun in beginning this new chapter in your life. They also provide audio and visual equipment, plus other amenities, and with its wooden floors you can keep the party alive by dancing all night.

Principal Park

1 Line Drive | 515-280-2651

Make your wedding a homerun. With a playful vibe and a winning view of the downtown skyline, Principal Park should be number one on your wedding lineup. Enjoy its unique spacing and on-site catering, plus super cool photo opportunities.