|PALMER HOUSE STABLE
Weddings & Events
An Original Authentic Rustic Venue est. 1838
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENTS
IN A PLACE THAT’S A FEW LIFETIMES OLD
Iowa’s Oldest Rustic Venue
Built in 1838 using stone taken from a nearby quarry, the Palmer Stable originally was used as a mill, but nearby residents complained about the noise it created so the building was converted to a livery stable.
One Place for all your wedding events at One Price!
Never any add on’s at the Stable
Fully air-conditioned and heated open year around.
We are known for our “You get the Keys” and “No shut down times.”
So come decorate Friday morning with family and friends, host your rehearsal dinner Friday night, then the bride and bridesmaid’s sleepover in the 1,250 sf Hay Loft Suite. Saturday morning the Hair and Makeup people come to the Loft! You have all morning to prepare for the Ceremony and then Reception with no shut down time!!! Sunday morning cater a brunch and gift opening.
Our Exclusive Make it a Weekend Celebration …... a REAL stress reducer!
The Hay Loft Suite Package
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3 Days & 2 Nights
“Most Popular” 24/7 Access 9am Friday to 5pm Sunday
Friday 8am access to set up, and hold your rehearsal dinner here, then the
bride and bridesmaids have a sleepover in the Hay Loft Suite.
Saturday morning the bride & bridesmaids get ready in the Hay Loft…no rushing
all over town.
Have your ceremony inside or outdoors on the terrace or under a tent, or we
also, have other sites available Lake McBride, Sutliff Bridge or an open field.
You can literally “Dance all night” with no shut down time to clean up
you have the keys!
Sunday, you can wake up in the Hay Loft and have a brunch and gift opening
with an easy final cleanup and check out by 5pm.
The One-day Ceremony and Reception
Friday: Have access to The Stable at 8am to 12 midnight.
Saturday: Have access to The Stable at 8am to 12 midnight.
Sunday: Have access to The Stable at 12 noon to12 midnight.
Open Vendors and Catering Policy where you are free to pick and choose, or use our Preferred Vendor list of professionals.
Buy and bring in your own beer, wine and alcohol.
The Hay Loft Suite
The Palmer House Stable has an authentic restored fully furnished Loft Condominium with a direct stairway to the main level and lower level event space which is ideal for a Ceremony entrance. The LOFT is fully furnished with all the essentials for a weekend of luxury living which includes an open 2 story loft master bedroom overlooking the great room and kitchen area with a tiled soaking tub and sky lights. An additional ¾ bath on the main level with washer/dryer and all the appliances, dishes, linens, TV, and WI-FI, in 1250 sf.
Inside the Stable Seating 160 guests.
Outside Wedding Terrace Seating 225 guests.
Sit down Buffett Reception
Inside the Stable 176.
Outside on the Terrace 156 guests, a tent may be rented at client’s expense.
Combine the two areas and maximum seating capacity is 332.
Chairs provided for up to 200,
5’ round tables up to 200 seating 8 guests per table.
3- 6’ Buffet Serving Tables
1-4’ Cake Table.
2-Original rustic barn door table tops on wheels 2’-8” Wide X 7’-0 Long.
Full Catering Prep Kitchen including freezer/refrigerator, range/oven, tub sink, new freezer chest (For bag ice) counter space.
3- Large Galvanized metal farm tubs on stands with wheels for can beer, pop, and water bottles.
1- Smaller Galvanized metal farm tub on a stand with wheels for wine bottles.
2 Commercial Patio Heaters.
Wireless multi-level wireless I pod/I phone app sound system with microphone.
Complimentary Wi Fi.
Large steel wood burning fire pit with Red Adirondack chairs, we will provide the wood, set up and starting of the fire.
Terrace 30’ X 60’ with string lights, burlap curtains for privacy if a tent is not used.
All paper products and cleaners, brooms and dust pans, hand soap, garbage cans and plastic garbage bags. Step ladders, hand tools, and fasteners for decorating and set up.
Complimentary set up assistance and seating arrangement consulting.
On site Staff during the event
Outside Terrace Rehearsal Dinner
Wood burning Steel Fire Pit
Full Tent 30’ X 60’
Tented Terrace for Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
Let’s Start Planning Now
Open Daily 10:00am-7:00pm please call for an Appointment.
Al Wells 319.400.2908