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Venues in Oskaloosa, Iowa,
(641) 660-5535

About Us

Debbie’s Celebration Barn is a rustic, beautifully restored barn in Oskaloosa, Iowa that’s great for weddings and other special occasions. It was built in 1972 by Ben Vanderhook, who tore down barns in the area to create this stunning Quonset hut barn. The barn is built on a hill, overlooking the picturesque 3.5 acres of sloping lawns and fields.

Facilities and Capacity
This venue is a 40’ x 120’ elegant, wooden barn that has parking and is wheelchair accessible. Debbie’s Celebration Barn is able to accommodate seating for up to 600 people, with a minimum of 50. It has French doors that are not only beautiful, but are also great for cross ventilation on warm days or nights. String lighting adds a romantic feel while brightening the space and the beautiful lawns are excellent for an outdoor ceremony or a cocktail hour. Then you can bring the reception inside the barn for a change of scenery. The venue is pet friendly so it’s great for couples who are hoping to include their furry friends on their special day.

Services Offered
Debbie’s Celebration Barn can host engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners in addition to wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements. After booking this space, you will have access to all-inclusive packages, event planning, wireless internet, event rentals, clean up at the end of your event, and their lighting and sound equipment. Event items provided by this venue include:

  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Decor
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Full Bar
  • Octagon swing
  • Outdoor deck

The team at Debbie’s Celebration Barn is happy to help you find a caterer that is ideal for you and your guests. They have a list of preferred vendors and caterers that are reliable and have seen success with. The barn can be set up for sit-down dinners, buffet style, or serving stations, and they provide linens for their clients. The in-house bar supplies barware and allows you to bring in your own alcohol. Bartenders can serve a variety of wines and liquors at a cash or open bar, plus signature drinks and champagne toasts.

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  • Debbie's Celebration Barn, located in Oskaloosa, Iowa is a picturesque venue suitable for all large gatherings. Debbie and Denny work directly with clients to ensure all needs are met for the event. Your possibilities are endless!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 3,000.00

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

    $ 3,000.00

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


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

    $ 4,000.00

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

    $ 4,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 250.00

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

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Farm/Ranch, Historic Building

    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, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, December

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