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    DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Looking for ideas for my wedding rehearsal dinner. I'd like to rent a closed in shelter or room where I could get it catered in, we'll have a lot of people there since we are inviting out of town guests.
    We tried to rent the Simpson Barn in Johnston but the city canceled that on us and need it for their own use.
    Her family is from Pennsylvania so somewhere unique would be nice.
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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    I guess I don't know if this is in your realm of areas, but, a few years ago I attended a rehearsal dinner at the Nature Lodge at Raccoon River Park. It was a very nice place for a rehearsal.

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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Yeah, thats what we are thinking, stuff like that.



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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Called there but they have to keep it reserved for the month of June for the HyVee triathlon.



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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Looking for ideas for my wedding rehearsal dinner. I'd like to rent a closed in shelter or room where I could get it catered in, we'll have a lot of people there since we are inviting out of town guests.
    We tried to rent the Simpson Barn in Johnston but the city canceled that on us and need it for their own use.
    Her family is from Pennsylvania so somewhere unique would be nice.
    Ideas?
    Not sure what you're having catered in but we are having The Flying Mango. They are top notch and pretty unique.


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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by mymanfreddie View Post
    Not sure what you're having catered in but we are having The Flying Mango. They are top notch and pretty unique.
    Are you having the dinner there or somewhere else?



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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Jester Park lodge is nice.


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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    Jester Park lodge is nice.
    Yeah we've looked at that but they are locked into Christiani's.

    We'd like to bring in our own caterer and make it a lot more casual-most likely Woody's.
    We'd also like to be able to provide the alcohol ourselves.



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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Celebration Barn near Cumming, IA is pretty cool although would not be shocked if it's already booked for a wedding.


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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Are you looking for outdoors only options?

    If not, I'd check with the Capital Room in the East Village. Haven't been there, but from my understanding you get a great view of the Capitol Building so it can be a neat setting for events such as this.

    Capital Room 315 E 5th 237-5500

    Plus you mentioned they are from PA and you wanted something unique. Well…I'm sure they're expecting barns in Iowa, so is that the route you really want to go?


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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Are you looking for outdoors only options?

    If not, I'd check with the Capital Room in the East Village. Haven't been there, but from my understanding you get a great view of the Capitol Building so it can be a neat setting for events such as this.

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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Not not mention you can impress them with before or after drinks at the Locust Tap.


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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    No not strictly outdoors. We just thought something like a community center/lodge vs. a restaurant seemed more like us.



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    Re: DM/Altoona/Pleasant Hill areas for rehearsal dinner?

    Glad we are going with a destination wedding then we don't have to worry about stuff like this.



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