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Venues in Altoona, Iowa,
(515) 967-1000

About Us

Prairie Meadows is a full service event venue located in Altoona, Iowa. We are located minutes from Downtown Des Moines. The extravagant event space offers high ceilings, a spacious dance floor, and elegant chandeliers. The sophisticated venue, with its vast banquet hall, is ideal for your more lavish affair. Prairie Meadows is really ideal for a ceremony or reception, considering that both its style and size is larger than life.

Facilities and Capacities
The Prairie Meadows can comfortably house up to 650 guests, so it can easily serve your more sizable affair. But, if you're interested in something more intimate, this versatile venue also offers over a dozen room configurations. These configurations will also work for your cocktail hour bridal suite/groom’s den. Prairie Meadows is a varied event space, and can easily suit any size affair.

Services Offered
In addition to your reception, this multi-purpose venue can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony. The hard-working event team at Prairie Meadows will work closely you to ensure that your big day is nothing short of a dream come true. From in-house catering and bar services and all-inclusive packages, Prairie Meadows has got all of your wedding services covered. Additional services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake clean up
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting / sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up
  • Wifi

Prairie Meadows offers in-house catering a bar services. The food is expertly prepared by experienced chefs who use only premium ingredients. The menu is customizable and the kind folks at Prairie Meadows will adhere to any dietary restrictions you may have. Prairie Meadows also offers a fully stocked bar with ample selections of beers, wines, and spirits.

Conveniently, Prairie Meadows is attached to a luxury hotel and casino. This will ensure that you and your guests have a place to stay leading up to and following your wedding day. Prairie Meadows also offers abundant on-site parking and wheelchair accommodations.


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  • Wonderful experience for cocktail and dinner reception. Excellent value. The Prairie Meadows planner (Kristen ) was prompt in replying to our many questions and went "above and beyond" . She exceeded our expectations. The staff was attentive and pro active. We are still receiving compliments on the food and beverages. This venue was perfect for us.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks for your review, Chris!! It was a pleasure working with you and your family and I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the experience! -Kristen

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?


    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?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, 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 Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

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

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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