Weddings at The 1868 Farmhouse

Best day ever? More like best weekend ever.

  • Custom-built wooden farmhouse, round and high-boy tables
  • Wooden cross-back chairs
  • Heavy-duty, white ceremony chairs for outdoor use
  • Customized layout planning, setup and teardown
  • Free use of decor inventory, including table runners, glass hurricanes and chimneys, taper and votive candle holders, plate chargers, faux greenery, neon signs, arches...and so more!
  • Setup for traditional head table, king’s table or sweetheart table
  • Indoor and outdoor sound system + microphones
  • Yard games, fire pits and large outdoor patio entertainment space
  • Booster seats and high chairs

  • Several indoor and outdoor location options
  • Tableware (plates, gold or silver flatware, glass drink ware)
  • Linen napkins, tablecloths and tablecloth overlays in multiple colors
  • Water service on all tables
  • Staff to bus tables, clean all dishes, maintain appetizer and dessert stations
  • Bartender (1 for rehearsal dinner, 2 for receptions over 100 guests); no insurance or off-duty officer required
  • Multiple drink package options ranging from full open bar to cash bar—ask us about our delicious speciality cocktail options!
  • Open vendor policy, no insurance or off-duty officer required

  • Multiple locations for hair and makeup
  • Overnight accommodations for nine
  • Private ensuite with shower
  • Pool table, gaming console, TVs, bluetooth speakers
  • Coffee bar, coolers for food and dish ware
  • Garment steamers




Sounds amazing! I'm ready to submit an inquiry.

We've rewritten the narrative when it comes to providing an exceptional, all-inclusive experience. You won't be nickel and dime’d with us–our pricing is upfront and includes access to everything listed below + our decor inventory.

We may be biased, but we think it's the absolute perfect space for your perfect day.

Venue Rental Options

Entire Weekend Rental

$13,000 + tax

Includes access to all amenities in our wedding package, with exclusive access to the property 1PM Friday-1PM Sunday. 

Saturday-Sunday Rental

Thursday-Friday Rental

Includes access to all amenities in our wedding package, with exclusive access to the property from Noon Thursday - Midnight Friday.

Includes access to all amenities in our wedding package, with exclusive access to the property 8AM Saturday-2PM Sunday. 

$7,500 + tax

$9,500 + tax

hidden fees? 
Ain't nobody got time for that!

Includes access to all amenities in our wedding package, with exclusive access to the property 8AM Saturday-2PM Sunday. 

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Take a Peek at Some Real 1868 Weddings

First, you’ll want to submit an inquiry on our website to confirm availability and set up a tour. Choosing a wedding venue is arguably the most important step in your wedding planning process and we know it’s a big decision, so after touring the property you’ll be given the opportunity to put a “soft hold” on a date for one week as you review our contract. If you decide to move forward with our venue (and we hope you do!), you’ll sign the contract, pay the initial deposit and then the real fun begins… planning your dream wedding at The 1868 Farmhouse! 

To kick off wedding planning, we’ll provide you with an extensive list of Central Iowa wedding vendors that we love. We’ll touch base throughout the planning process and you’ll be invited back to the venue at least two time to look through and plan your decor and a final venue walkthrough 1-3 months prior to your event. 

The Process

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far out can I reserve a date for my event? 

The furthest we will book out for an event is two years, but most of our couples book a date 12-18 months prior to their wedding.


How many people can the venue hold? 



What is the alcohol policy?

Because we want your party to be fun, safe and stress-free, we carry the liquor license and dram shop insurance. We keep a fully stocked bar and will coordinate all alcohol + provide bartenders for your special event. 


What is the catering policy? 

As long as your caterer is insured, they're welcome at The 1868 Farmhouse.


Is there HVAC?

You bet! Although we're on a farm, the venue is not inside a barn. Our climate-controlled reception building will keep you and your guests cool in the summer and warm during Iowa's bitterly cold winter.


How early can we arrive, and how late can we stay?

Thursday-Friday Rental
(Noon Thursday-Midnight Friday) 

Saturday-Sunday Rental
(8AM Saturday - 2PM Sunday) 

Full Weekend Rental
(1PM Friday-1PM Sunday)


What is included with my rental?

Tables and chairs and linens, oh my!
Check out our growing list of amenities here 


We have multiple wedding rental packages available, starting at $7,000. 


How much is the deposit for a wedding? 

We require a $2,500 deposit. $2,000 of that goes towards your overall Event Rental Fee and $500 is a refundable damage deposit. 


Stacey Rector Freiberg

AMAZING PLACE AND EVEN MORE AMAZING PEOPLE! They truly go above and beyond to make the bride and grooms day stress free and beautiful. 

Hunter and Kindra Lane 

My husband and I got married here January 15, 2022. From the first visit, I fell absolutely in love with the venue! Not to mention, Allyson and her family were so easy and great to work with. They really thought through every little detail and made everything run smoothly.

Maggy and Austin Zylstra 

I cannot say enough about the The 1868 Farmhouse venue! They helped make our day run so smooth and were there to answer all our questions. Allyson, Debbie, and Rick really provided our guests with an excellent experience. From the beautiful property, to the bridal suite bunkhouse, and the grain bin bar. Every detail was thought when creating their venue. We got so many compliments from our guests on the historic farmhouse. We really appreciated their advice on helping us choose vendors, running to get our late night snack, and all the extra rentals they have available to use. We love the family own aspect of the venue and cannot wait to see it continue to grow over the years! Thank you!


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