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Venues in Ames, Iowa,
(515) 294-2710

About Us

A beautiful and tropical wedding venue in Ames, Iowa, Reiman Gardens adds a unique and outdoorsy feel to any event. Reiman Gardens has unique event spaces that mix the banquet hall look with the atmosphere of both a garden and park.

Facilities and Capacity
With five event spaces, Reiman Gardens can hold up to 250 guests in either an indoor or uncovered outdoor setting. Whether you are looking to host an intimate gathering or a large celebration--including bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners--Reiman Gardens has 17 acres available on the Iowa State University campus for your use.

Services Offered
Reiman Gardens provides a variety of event services to assist you with your special day. They offer a bridal suite for getting dressed, as well as setup and cleanup. Hosting an event at Reiman Gardens also includes wireless Internet and event planning assistance, if desired. Event equipment is available for rent, such as audio equipment, tables and chairs, and furniture. Other items, such as a projector and linens, may be an additional charge.

Couples must use a preferred professional caterer for their event. The selected caterer will be responsible for personnel, materials, and supplies required for food and beverage preparation and services.

As a part of Iowa State University’s mission to educate students on horticulture, the Reiman Gardens came to fruition. The university’s tradition of having a horticulture garden dates back to 1914. The original horticultural garden was located at the Iowa State Horticultural Research Station, when, in 1964, it was moved to a three-quarter-acre site on the university’s campus. The site, however, limited the opportunity for expansion because it was surrounded by the university’s industrial zone. In 1994, the Reimans generously provided over one million dollars to start phase one of the new gardens, which included transporting old collections from the horticultural gardens to the new gardens, now called the Reiman Gardens. The Reiman Gardens was officially dedicated on September 16, 1995. Most recently, in November 2002, the Gardens’ newest additions - the Conservatory Complex and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing - opened.


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  • We loved having our wedding at Reiman! The grounds were absolutely beautiful. We had to use the indoor backup option, which was still gorgeous. Having such a great indoor backup option was one of the reasons we booked the place. The room was just the right size for our group. We liked that we could bring in whatever vendors we wanted to personalize the wedding to us. It was so convenient to be able to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in one location. Our guests really appreciated being able to flow right from one event to the other. The only downside is the really small green room, which means you have to get ready somewhere else (we were planning on it anyway so it really wasn't a huge deal).

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Park

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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