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Venues in Stratford, IA,
(515) 838-2537

About Us

Backcountry Winery is a wedding venue situated in Stratford, Iowa. Husband and wife Preston and Amber founded a bespoke vineyard on these scenic grounds, which is also home to a unique brick barn. This rustic and picturesque destination is ideal for couples looking to blend a traditional wedding aesthetic with a contemporary twist. Couples can take breathtaking photographs amidst the blooming vineyards. As the name suggests, this rural sanctuary offers wedding parties a relaxed atmosphere with a sophisticated edge.

Facilities and Capacity

Nearing its centenary, the stunning brick barn complete with a gothic-arched roof is the central reception venue at this location. The industrial-chic brick walls complement the hardwood floors, and the room is drawn together in romantic harmony by the warm, exposed lighting. The lofty ceiling creates a spacious and airy atmosphere. You and up to 150 guests can enjoy dinner at round tables, with white chairs that create a bright contrast to the wood and brick interior. The solid wood flooring makes an ideal dance floor for guests to enjoy the musical entertainment. There is ample parking available on-site.

Services Offered

The professional team at Backcountry Winery wishes to assist you in curating your precious day. Preston and Amber will endeavor to create a personable and wholly enjoyable experience for you, your partner, and the entire wedding party. Couples can frequent this venue for engagement and wedding parties, also. There are a number of all-inclusive packages on offer, and this is ideal for couples looking to customize their day. You can liaise with catering companies of your choosing, to ensure that your menu is tailored to your tastes. The hospitable personnel will work seamlessly with external vendors to ensure that your precious day runs smoothly. The proprietors provide a choice of beers and fine wines, including their own signature range, and bartenders are on hand to tend to your guests. At Backcountry Winery, prospective newlyweds can avail of:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Audio equipment installation
  • Altar arrangements
  • Preparation rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi

Courtney

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5 out of 5
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  • My wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Backcountry Winery. All our guest continue to talk about how beautiful the place is and how amazing the peace sangria was! Was also very nice to not stress about wedding decorations since the beauty of the barn did most of the work!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks Courtney!! We were thrilled to be part of your celebration and glad everyone had a great time!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    1

    Describe your venue

    Barn, Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Loft, Winery

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March



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