The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Hotel Winneshiek is located in Decorah, Iowa. It is on the main street in the center of town, which means it is completely surrounded by restaurants, galleries like the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, parks and local shops. It is also within walking distance of a bus stop for those who want to explore more than just the downtown area of the city. The venue itself is lushly appointed and kept in pristine condition. There are multiple event spaces available for large or intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The Steyer Opera House. The Steyer Opera House is the largest special event space at this venue. It is used as a performance space for local theater and it is available for ceremonies as well as receptions. If you choose to have your ceremony in this space, you can place yourselves on a stage, so that all of your guests have an unobstructed view as you exchange vows. This space is suitable for up to 300 guests.
Winneshiek ballroom A. Winneshiek ballroom A has a total area of 900 square feet and it works well for parties with 100 guests or fewer. The room is richly appointed with decorative draperies and multiple chandeliers. It also features large windows that look out onto the street.
Winneshiek ballroom B. Winneshiek ballroom B is slightly smaller than, with a total area of 850 square feet. However, it can also accommodate up to 100 guests. This space has customized lighting on the walls as well as the ceiling that gives the space an inviting glow. It can be used on its own or can be connected to Winneshiek ballroom A to create enough space for up to 200 guests.
What You Should Know
Hotel Winneshiek has its own catering team that takes care of all food and beverage service for weddings. This team utilizes fresh, local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible, which means that the menu changes regularly. If you are expecting guests with dietary restrictions, you can make arrangements with the catering team in order to accommodate these needs.
All necessary seating is provided by the venue. Place settings and standard table linens are also provided. If you want custom-colored linens, you can order them for an extra fee or get them from an outside vendor. You and your wedding party can bring in your own decorations, but you must speak to venue management and get your decorations approved before putting them up.
This venue has on site accommodations for out of town wedding guests. There are standard guest rooms available and there are also suites and deluxe suites.
Hotel Winneshiek is an elegant setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. You and your wedding party can also take advantage of the special perks the venue offers:
- Built-in surround sound systems
- High-speed wireless Internet access
- Projection equipment on-site
- Floral centerpieces available
- On-site tap room and bar
From the Vendor
Classic. Luxurious. Chic. Your Style. Your venue
Premier location and unparalleled amenities. Stately architecture and rich heritage. While all these qualities make the Hotel Winneshiek unique in Decorah, the hotel’s deep regard for its guests and passionate embrace of the community give the Winn a quality of hospitality unique unto itself. Situated in the heart of Decorah, the Winn is part of a thriving main street full of local shops, restaurants, galleries, parks and unique attractions like the Vesterheim Museum. The hotel also offers the region’s best wedding and event venues, including the Historic Opera House, with its original tin walls and ceiling, beautiful mezzanine level and dramatic stage.
Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
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