Say “I Do” in River City! From wedding wear to the most memorable ceremony and reception, Mason City is home to the perfect venues and accommodations to bring your dream wedding to life! Planning a traditional church wedding? Mason City is home to diverse backgrounds and faith traditions, as well as beautiful historic churches. Our interactive Church Directory provides all the contact info you need to reserve your special date. Looking for something a little less typical? We’ve compiled the following list of our most unique wedding venues:
303 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA | 641.421.3666
With a beautiful view overlooking Willow Creek, the Salsbury Room at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum offers an intimate and elegant spot for special occasions. The Museum’s front lawn provides a picturesque backdrop for outdoor weddings. >> MORE INFORMATION
802 3rd Street NE, Mason City, IA | 641.421.3673
Entrances to the park are located at East State Street, Virginia Avenue, and 4th Street NE
With nearly 60 acres of green space surrounded by a majestic canopy of trees and beautiful riverside, East Park offers an enchanting setting for an outdoor ceremony. The flower gardens surrounding the picturesque gazebo, fountain, and duck pond are some of the most beautiful in the state! With four shelter houses, a gazebo, a historic bandshell, and plenty of parking this space has a lot to offer. Reservations are taken from January to the end of September. For Reservations and availability call 641-421-3673. >> MORE INFORMATION
7 West State Street, Mason City, IA | 641.422.0015
Something old and something new all in one fabulous location! Rich in charm, history, and stunning architecture, the Historic Park Inn Hotel is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright-designed and built hotel in the entire world! The 2,400 square foot ballroom offers both class and elegance for a romantic ceremony and/or reception of a lifetime. Packages include custom-designed room layout, dance floor, table linens, table skirts, cloth napkins, centerpieces, fine china, champagne toast for the head table, and in-room bar available for cash or host bar. The Historic Park Inn also offers 27 unique sleeping rooms, along with plenty of options for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and gift opening. (Please note that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the maximum capacity and procedures have changed to follow all guidelines and mandates.) >> MORE INFORMATION
308 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, IA | 641.424.2852
From the whimsical 1912 streetscape to the romantic backdrop of Madison Park, The Music Man Square offers a variety of options that can be tailored to accommodate you and your someone on your special day. Make your event a one-of-a-kind experience by adding an Ice Cream Package including the use of the vintage ice cream parlor or give your guests a tasty treat from the restored vintage popcorn cart. Contact the events coordinator for more information, pricing, and to schedule a walkthrough. >> MORE INFORMATION
3700 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA | 641.423.3811
Whether you’re seeking simple or elegant, rustic or refined, the North Iowa Events Center offers affordable flexibility and plenty of space for a ceremony and/or reception that you will cherish forever. The beautiful Marion E. Olson Building provides 16,000 square feet (80’x 200′) with capacity for 650 seated guests (1,200 standing). It is climate-controlled with a ceiling height of 30 feet in the center and 9.5 ft. sidewalls. Overhead doors make for easy loading and unloading, with a public entrance on the south end. Don’t need the whole building? Rent just the space you need with pricing options for 1/2 and 3/4 space available! The Olson Building is equipped with a kitchen area (for prepared foods – refrigerator, microwave, and sinks) and newly remodeled restrooms.
If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, the Kinney Building may be the perfect venue for you! This 65′ x 96′ climate-controlled building seats up to 375 guests (725 standing). There is an overhead door for ease of loading and unloading, a public entrance, and plenty of parking. This venue’s peak ceiling height is 14 feet and 11 feet at the sides. Recently remodeled, the Kinney Building features brand new restrooms, kitchen, and bar!
Rental packages include tables and chairs, as well as a wide range of options and add-ons. In addition to the more traditional Olson and Kinney venues, the North Iowa Events Center also offers vast green space, a vintage schoolhouse, and camping facilities. >> MORE INFORMATION
800 2nd Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA | 641.357.0700
They say love is like a beautiful flower – and what better way to celebrate your love than with a ceremony surrounded by 2.75 acres of vibrant blooms at Central Gardens of North Iowa in Clear Lake. Located just 10 miles from Mason City, the Ceremonial Lawn, sprawling gardens, and stunning architectural features of the Moon Gate and Theatre Steps provide you with the opportunity to make your big day as formal or informal as you want. The newly completed Nature Education Pavilion, with a wrap-around deck and floor-to-ceiling windows, provides an indoor option with spectacular views of the Garden’s beauty. >> MORE INFORMATION
If you’re dreaming of a destination beach wedding, North Iowa has you covered! Named “One of the Top Beaches in America” by USA Today, Clear Lake offers the perfect setting for an easy and breezy beach ceremony. Spots such as Clear Lake City Beach, Clear Lake State Park, and PM Park offer beautiful lake views and stunning sunsets – no decorations needed.
Seawall Downtown Clear Lake | 641.357.2243
Set sail on a nautical nuptial adventure and have your wedding on board the Lady of the Lake. Whether you’re planning a big and elegant event or something small and intimate, the Lady of the Lake provides a romantic setting for a lake wedding (without the sand dirtying up your dress and getting into your shoes). >> MORE INFORMATION
460 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA | 641.357.6151
The Surf Ballroom offers a grand and elegant setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. From an intimate affair to a large-scale celebration, couples can customize this historic venue to reflect their own style. The ballroom provides space for up to 500 guests, a unique atmosphere, a full bar with staff and flexible options, house inventory of tables and chairs with set-up and tear down. >> MORE INFORMATION
In addition to these unique venues, North Iowa is home to numerous barn venues with just the right touch of rustic elegance >> READ MORE
WEDDING WEAR & REGISTRY
From beautiful gowns to classic tuxedos, wedding bands, guestbooks, glassware, gifts, and more check out these local businesses:
- MOORMAN CLOTHIERS: For nearly 30 years, Moorman Clothiers has been providing tuxedo rentals for any special occasion. The professional staff takes pride in making each tuxedo work for the individual customer. With in-store tailoring, on-the-spot adjustments can be made when needed. Let Moorman Clothiers ensure your man and his crew are looking their best on your big day!
- BLISS BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR: Say “YES” to the dress at Bliss Bridal & Formalwear! Bliss offers a variety of shopping experiences to help you create your perfect version of your “I Said Yes!” story! Click here to learn more about the appointment offerings.
- RIDDLES JEWELRY: Riddle’s® Jewelry, located in the Southbridge Mall, offers more than 300 bridal sets including exclusive brands such as Noventa™ and Amarra™. The professional and knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide you with exceptional customer service and answer any questions you may have.
- MARKET 124: In addition to gift registry, Market 124 offers a unique selection of wedding items including glassware, guestbooks, candles, bridal party gift items, and more. Enjoy a girls night out or bridal shower event with paint-your-own-pottery (and wine tasting) in the attached studio at Turtle Creek Pottery.
GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS & RESOURCES
Mason City is home to a variety of options for lodging and guest accommodations. Visit Mason City would be delighted to assist you with arrangements for your special day. From lodging blocks and special rates to welcome items and attraction information, CONTACT US to learn more about our free services.