THE VENUE GUIDE

Iowa wedding venues

Our top picks for your big day.

THE PERFECT VENUE

It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of for many years.  Everything is beautiful and perfect, just like you imagined.  And it all starts with choosing the perfect wedding venue.

We’ve photographed over 100+ weddings, and we created this wedding planning resource for brides to help you overcome the very first obstacle you face when planning your wedding: choosing the venue.

There are so many decisions – indoors vs. outdoors, garden or estate house, grand ballroom or unique urban loft, sweeping views of the countryside or refined an elegant historic downtown.  Know that choosing your venue is the first and most difficult step of the wedding planning process.

We have photographed weddings all over the state of Iowa and experience some of the most beautiful locations for weddings!  Remember that you will have a beautiful day no matter where you choose to get married.

So if you are engaged and looking for the perfect venue for your wedding day here in Iowa, the day that you marry your best friend, here is a glimpse of some of our local favorites.  

Des Moines Wedding Venues

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Venues that we love and our couples adore 

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Wedding Venues

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Venues that we love and our couples adore 

More Favorite Iowa Venues

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MEET JEN

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi there!  I’m Jen, and I”m the owner of JWP.  We are a team of photographers here to capture your wedding in the BEST way possible – full of care, devotion, artistry, and intentionality.  I help guide our business, photograph around 12-15 weddings annually, and manage all of our client correspondence.  I also love encouraging new entrepreneurs and mentoring other photographers.  My goal is to make sure you have an amazing experience with JWP no matter which way you connect with us!

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WE WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF YOUR DAY!

Whether you’re getting married at one of our featured venues  or someplace in Iowa (or beyond!), we would love to be considered for your day. 

If you’re interested in working with us, the best way to reach us is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail with your wedding date and location. We can’t wait to meet you!