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Venues in Emmetsburg, IA,
(712) 852-2262

About Us

The Shores at Five Island is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. With a variety of event spaces of different sizes and styles, this event center provides couples with a flexible and spacious setting that is perfect for creating your dream wedding. With beautiful lakeside views and scenic golf course surroundings, The Shores at Five Island is an ideal location for your special celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
The Shores at Five Island offers a variety of event spaces that can be utilized for events of all sizes, with the largest event space accommodating up to 400 guests. The Lakeview Ballroom, the venue’s main event space, offers over 4,300-square-feet of space and large, beautiful windows that provide a scenic view of the surrounding Five Island Lake and Golf Course. Clients that rent the Lakeview Ballroom also gain complimentary use of the lakeside veranda, which can be accessed from three points in the ballroom and provides a relaxing outdoor environment for your guests to mingle during cocktail hour. The Jack Kibbie Room offers 2,230-square-feet of space and veranda access, and is ideal for slightly smaller gatherings. For intimate weddings, the POET Biorefining Room offers 1,226-square-feet of space and a spectacular lake view, and the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities Room provides guests with stunning views of Hole #9 of the Five Islands Golf Course, as well as the lake. The Ag Processing Inc. Board Room is an ideal space for private gatherings such as bridal showers, intimate parties, or business meetings. The Shores at Five Island also offers immaculate golf courses, with natural scenic landscapes and top amenities such as a pro shop and bar.

Services Offered
The staff at The Shores at Five Island are dedicated to helping clients make your wedding vision a reality. They provide a variety of services and rental items in order to fulfill your wedding needs, and are capable of planning ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. They offer event design, as well as set up and clean up of your event space. The event center is wheelchair accessible and offers plentiful parking, and allows for outside catering and cake. The staff at the venue will coordinate with your vendors in order to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. The venue also offers event items and rental equipment, including:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Glassware
  • Linens


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  • Beautiful place for an amazing price!!! Very helpful and always there to answer any questions you have !

    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?

    $ 175.00

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

    $ 175.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, 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?

    $ 6.00

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

    Bartender(s), Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club, Waterfront

    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?

    Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Cocktail Reception, Stations

    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

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

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

    What months are included in your off-peak season?


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