We Provide Indoor and Outdoor Spaces for All Your Events

Your Rustic Wedding 

If you are looking for a rustic, authentic backdrop but don't want to compromise on great local food for your dream wedding, the Palmer House Stable Weddings & All Life's Events may be just what you are looking for! We offer weddings year-round and can comfortably accommodate up to 184 guests in the stable and an additional 156 under a tent for a total of 340 guests.  

Located just 15 minutes north of Iowa City, and 25 minutes from Cedar Rapids is a historical building for all your wedding events. We specialize in the rustic barn and outdoor weddings on our grounds, including ceremonies in the City Bandstand and nearby Lake Macbride State Park. We also offer cooler weather affairs with our roaring wood bonfires and comfortable outdoor seating.  

On our property, we can host various types of events - from formal tented affairs on our terrace to wild parties in the stable. Love to dance? Our stable is the perfect backdrop for your favorite band or DJ to kick things up after a great BBQ with your guests. Maybe you want to wind down the night and rest your sore feet from a wild night of stable dancing and sit by the bonfire roasting marshmallows.

We would also like to suggest you extend your weekend just a tad longer by offering a great brunch menu on Sunday before everyone heads their separate ways.  

Since this is your big day, extend it as much as possible and throw a wedding weekend instead, from Friday morning to noon on Sunday, to give you plenty of time and different backdrops and experiences. We're committed to providing your loved ones with a wedding to remember, and give you enough time to soak it all in!  

However, you wish to celebrate — whether it’s one full day or our Friday to Sunday overnight package, we want your wedding to feel comfortable, personable and tailored to the two of you, while offering high-quality twists and even a few surprises for your guests to help make the event as memorable as possible. We would be honored to work with you on such an important occasion and our team here and preferred vendors are committed to helping you get it just right!
Wedding Rates
Bride Photo Shoot

Our Seating Arrangements

Buffet-style seating reception
  • Inside the Stable: 184
  • Outside, on the Stable terrace:  156 guests; a tent may be rented at client’s expense (Seating may be increased with different configurations)
  • Maximum seating capacity on combining the two areas: 340
Ceremony seating:
  • Inside the Stable seating: 160 guests
  • Outside wedding terrace seating: 225 guests

Rustic Hay Loft Condominium

The Palmer House Stable offers the wedding party a unique lodging experience in an authentic, carefully restored and fully furnished loft condominium. The 2 story Hay Loft is located above the main level and has a stairway to the event space, which is ideal for a bride's private ceremony entrance or use the Juliet balcony for the bouquet toss.

The Hay Loft is fully furnished and can sleep 12 guests beginning in the King size bed master bedroom en-suite, 2 new pullout couches and 3 queen size air beds along with all the bedding. The Stable offers the most value for your event fee as well as providing Military and Veteran Discounts and written proposals upon request. Contact us to learn more about this rustic Venue!

PS   Don’t forget - We are truly “DOG Friendly” and allow free rein of the property to your four-legged member of your family! 

Dog and Girl
Call us to book the suite today! 319-400-2908
“We had our winter wedding here, and it was beautiful! It looked so pretty with all the candles and lights! We got so many compliments on how unique it was as well! Highly recommend!”

Krystle B.

“Al Wells has done a fantastic job restoring this beautiful building and putting it to use as a unique, rustic event space.
It is an all-occasion venue with options for a few hours or a few days, with its own overnight loft condo and outdoor space too.
Al will get back to you in a timely manner.”

Angie E.
Preferred Vendors


Book your date now until January 15th, 2018 and Take a 10% Discount

Share by: