I was hoping someone could help, my fiance and i really want to have our ceremony and reception in Ankeny where we live. I am not from here though and just need ideas. I would love to have an outside wedding but in case it rains we probably should do something inside. Any ideas>??
We got married at a church in Ankeny and it was wonderful! I was not from Ankeny either and they openly accepted us to be married there. We got married at Trinity Lutheran. It is a beautiful church and Pastor Bierman married us.
We then had our reception at the Holiday Inn Tower Ballroom. It has a rotating floor and you can see the entire skyline of downtown Des Moines. It is only a few miles from the church to the reception.
Just some ideas. I was VERY pleased with both venues and couldnt have asked for a better day!
We got married at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church and had the reception at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny. The reception was AWESOME and included great food and a live band. I would definitely recommend both locations.
Thank you very much ladies these are great ideas, Any others keep them coming i'm definitely gonna check out the Holiday Inn Tower Ballroom. That sounds like it would be very pretty. Was it very expensive?
No it was VERY reasonable! It was the cheapest that I found. Most venues have a buffet style for food being cheaper, but it is actually cheaper to have plated meals and the food was wonderful! The rotating floor was so neat! They have it all lighted as well. You can do a taste testing prior to the reception to choose what you would like to serve. Come hungry! I couldnt believe all the food. Also, attached to the rotating floor room, there is a smaller room that can be used for hordeurves and gathering. The Tower Ballroom is located on 6th street in downtown Des Moines. They also give you a room for free to stay in at night. When we left the reception to go up to our room, they had a fresh baked pizza for us, a bottle of wine and lots of goodies. They really take care of you!
Otter Creek Golf Course will allow you to have your wedding outside right next to a pond and have the reception right next to it inside. Katie (wedding coordinator) at Otter was a great help and made it VERY easy. Plus it's a lot cheaper than having it at a hotel. I have been to 3 wedding at Otter Creek now and they have all been outstanding. You won't be dissapointed.