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Venues and Flowers in Runnells, IA,
(515) 444-2394

About Us

Baqara is a mansion wedding venue located in Runnells, Iowa. This picturesque location offers a selection of event spaces, facilities, and services for couples to avail of to create their dream celebration. Complete with a dedicated team of experienced staff members, it is the perfect place for Central Iowa weddings of all shapes and sizes.

Facilities and Capacity

Baqara offers two distinct venues for you to choose from to bring your unique wedding vision to life. Located in Newton, Baqara Coliseum is one of the largest wedding venues in Iowa. As a large indoor space, it can seat up to 999 attendees, perfect for celebrations with larger guest lists and plenty of room for food stations, a large dance floor and more! th The brand new outdoor paved patio, walkway and Coliseum backdrop are perfect for your ceremony!

Accommodating up to 280 seated guests, Baqara Reclaimed venue offers both an outdoor pavilion for your ceremony and the indoor space for your reception. A large outdoor patio is also available as well and is perfect for games and outdoor seating. 2 getting ready rooms are provided at BOTH venues, perfect for preparing for your big day in peace and privacy!

Services Offered

From start to finish, the talented Baqara event coordination team is with you to help bring your wedding vision to life. Offering a full selection of services, they will work closely with you to design a unique package to suit both your needs and budget. As well as in-person meetings and phone conversations, they have a customized online portal that you can access 24/7 so that no detail is overlooked. Their services include full decoration, setup and cleanup, flatware, linens, vendor allocation, day-of coordination, and more. A fully licensed bar is also available in both the Reclaimed and Coliseum venues, offering a selection of high-quality beverages and fully-trained bartenders. One of the services that sets Baqara apart is access to their talented on-site florist. Offering an array of services using only the freshest flowers, they are ready to tend to all your floral arrangement needs.

Ashley Krafcisin

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  • Every vendor always tells you that on your wedding day all you have to do is show up and they will do the rest to make it a stress free day. I never really believed any of them, but I trusted Baqara. They honestly do make it a stress free day! We had a couple meetings with Yvette before the big day and went over what we wanted the day to look like. We had a schedule of the day all drawn up and it went better than perfect! They provide all of the tables, chairs, linens, decorations, and she even arranged all of the flowers. All I did was come up with some ideas on Pinterest and she blew it out of the water! It was honestly the perfect day and it is the most gorgeous venue. From start to finish, I was completely stress free and had the best day of my life. I definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for the perfect place. Oh, and there is a bed and breakfast upstairs that is perfect for the night of the wedding to be able to just go upstairs, kick your shoes off, and not need to ... Read more

    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?

    $ 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?


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

    $ 750.00

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

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

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

    Bartender(s), House Beer

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Mansion

    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

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?


    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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