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MEGAN AND ED'S WEDDING

May, 2010 in Okoboji

"Our wedding was SO perfect! We had it Memorial Day weekend and were a little worried about traffic, but everything went smoothly and everyone had a great time. It was the first trip to Okoboji for a lot of the guests and many are planning another trip back!

The only bad thing about the day was our cake lady- send me a message if you have questions on that! Otherwise I would highly recommend our other vendors- the band, food & Brandon at the Arts Center were all top notch!"

Ceremony: Pearson Lakes Art Center- Wedding 5:30 Saturday

Band:

Crabble Rock

Okoboji, IA, USA

"They were AWESOME! We gave them a list of songs we really wanted and they worked with us to develop a set-list. They played for about 3 hours and everyone was on the dance floor the entire time. Best part of the reception!"

Ceremony:

Pearson Lakes Art Center- Wedding 5:30 Saturday - Ceremony - 2201 Hwy-71 N, Okoboji, IA, 51355

Pearson Lakes Art Center- Wedding 5:30 Saturday

2201 Hwy-71 N
Okoboji, IA 51355

"Brandon, the new event coordinator, was awesome and the tech director Brian was great to work with. We were a little worried since the coordinator we had planned everything with quit right before our event, but Brandon was better than we could have ever hoped for! Everything was well organized, professional and looked great! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that you have to get your alcohol through them and it can get a little pricey."

Sunday Party:

Gull Point Sunday Party - Sunday Party - 1500 Harpen St, Milford, IA, 51351

Gull Point Sunday Party

1500 Harpen St
Milford, IA 51351

"Perfect view of the lake, lots of room and CHEAP! Book well in advance. We used this as a day-after party so everyone could talk and hang out since it was a 'destination' wedding."

Hotel:

Arrowwood Resort - Hotel - 1405 Hwy-71 S, Okoboji, IA, 51355

Arrowwood Resort

1405 Hwy-71 S
Okoboji, IA 51355

"Good to work with- guests liked the pool. There was some trouble with staff turnover and our contract, but they worked to resolve. Some guests complained of small rooms or rooms that smelled so make sure to ask for a room on the golf course!"

Hotel:

Bridges Bay Resort - Hotel - Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

Bridges Bay Resort

Linden Dr
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

"Great room for the bride & groom if you get the suite and they offer a great discount on room rates. They also don't charge anything to hold rooms- so that worked out really well for us!"

Hotel:

Wild Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast - Hotel - 2625 41st, Spirit Lake, IA, US

Wild Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

2625 41st
Spirit Lake, IA, US

"We rented 4 rooms here and they let us have free-run of the place for our wedding photos. Very nice rooms and location!"

Restaurant:

Braccos - Restaurant - Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331, US

Braccos

Linden Dr
Arnolds Park, IA 51331, US

"Braccos is delicious and right on East Lake! A gorgeous view, good drinks and good food. Casual lake wear is what you will see everyone in and you can arrive by boat or car. We would highly recommend checking it out!"

Restaurant:

Hey, Good Cookies! - Restaurant - 1310 18th St, Spirit Lake, IA, 51360

Hey, Good Cookies!

1310 18th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

"Casual place for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Freshly-baked cookies, muffins, bagels, coffee and espresso beverages, teas and hand-dipped ice cream tempt your taste buds. Enjoy soup and sandwiches for lunch or dinner in their outdoor courtyard."

Restaurant:

Minervas - Restaurant - 1405 Hwy-71 S, Okoboji, IA, 51355

Minervas

1405 Hwy-71 S
Okoboji, IA 51355

"Located in the Arrowwood Hotel. Minervas Restaurant & Bar offers terrific specialty dishes, interactive dining specials, and a variety of brews and cocktails all year long. A great setting to accommodate every occasion from watching the game with a buddy to a romantic evening for two. And Meg used to work here!"

Restaurant:

Minervas Restaurant

1405 U.S. 71
Milford, IA 51351

"Located in the Arrowwood Hotel- it's delicious! Ask to sit on the patio if it's a nice day!"

Restaurant:

O'Farrell Sisters - Restaurant - 1109 Lake Shore Dr, Okoboji, IA, 51355

O'Farrell Sisters

1109 Lake Shore Dr
Okoboji, IA 51355

"Definitely a lake classic. They have lousy service, great food- but don't ask for anything special like eggs after 11. Make sure to check out their pancakes and pies!"

Restaurant:

Taco House

1704 Terrace Park Blvd
Milford, IA 51351

"A staple of the Okoboji area to locals- this is a do-not-miss if you enjoy quick & easy Mexican food. Nothing fancy at all, but so good!"

Restaurant:

The Gardens & Gepettos

Arnolds Park, IA

"Both have a great view of West Lake, Okoboji. The Gardens is family friendly all day until 9pm when it turns into a 21 and over bar. Inside there are pool tables, dart boards, and oftentimes live music. Arrive by land or by boat!! Gepettos is an upscale restaurant located in the Central Emporium. This is not a 'lake-casual' type place, but the view and the food are worth a trip!"

Restaurant:

The Ritz - Restaurant - 394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

The Ritz

394 Okoboji Grove Rd
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

"The Ritz is right on the water and close to Bridges Bay. The food is okay, but most go for the atmosphere and drinks. The garbage pizza isn't bad though!"

Restaurant:

The Wharf - Restaurant - 1401 Hwy-71 S, Okoboji, IA, 51355

The Wharf

1401 Hwy-71 S
Okoboji, IA 51355

"Located in Okoboji, overlooking East Lake. Whether inside or outside on the deck, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and friendly service at the Wharf. Known for their steaks, seafood, and salads."

Restaurant:

Yesterdays Restaurant

131 Broadway St
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

"A local favorite for over 20 years. Yesterdays has complete lunch and dinner specials. Don't forget to save room for the homemade Key Lime Pie or Bananas Foster!"

Unwind:

Barefoot Bar - Unwind - 178th St, Okoboji, IA, 51355

Barefoot Bar

178th St
Okoboji, IA 51355

"The Barefoot Bar is a lakeside sunny day bar located at Parks Marina. It contains several bars in grass huts and a stage for live music. The entire area is decorated with large palm trees and gives the feel of being in a tropical area while on the lake. There are many docks to tie up your boat at while you stop by the bar, and the area contains a large number of tables so there is always plenty of seating."

Unwind:

The Ritz - Unwind - 394 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

The Ritz

394 Okoboji Grove Rd
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

"Food and drinks- but mostly drinks!"

Attraction:

Arnolds Park Amusement Park - Attraction - 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA, United States

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

37 Lake Shore Dr
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

"There is a lot to do in this little area! Check out the website for more details. Take a ride on the Queen 2 Excursion boat that will take you around West Lake, Okoboji. Visit the amusement park and take a ride on the roller coaster. Go shopping in Queens Court and check out the local shops. Play a round of mini golf at Pirates Cove. Visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the history of Okoboji (free!) Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and see the Buddy Holly memorabilia."

Shopping:

Central Emporium - Shopping - Arnolds Park, IA

Central Emporium

Arnolds Park, IA

"If you want Okoboji t-shirts, sweatshirts & souvenirs or forgot your swimsuit or anything at home- this is the place to go! There are quite a few local shops to find anything and everything."

Shopping:

Three Sons - Shopping - 902 10th St, Milford, IA, 51351

Three Sons

902 10th St
Milford, IA 51351

"The Richter Brothers run one of the most popular stores in the midwest, a sprawling store front packed with name brand clothes and goods needed for a successful week or summer at the lake. This is the home and birthplace of the ficticious University of Okoboji and the best place to buy U of O sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. This is the perfect keepsake for a trip to the lakes area."

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