Let’s Talk Ceremony
We hold ceremonies both inside of our Events Center and outside at our Ceremony Site.
Our Ceremony Site is situated near our practice green and is surrounded by water. It's main focus is a white pergola that features a large stage and flagstone pathway. Guests are seated in chairs that are in a horseshoe set up, so everyone has a great view.
Underneath the large tree at the ceremony entrance is where your guest book/gift table is placed with a golf cart nearby. The golf cart is designed to provide you an easy way to deliver gifts to an awaiting car at the conclusion of the ceremony.
If you're holding your reception on site, then the gift table is brought inside of the Events Center by our staff.
Cost is $750 (plus tax). In case of inclement weather, the ceremony is held inside of the Events Center. The good news is that we only need about 30 minutes to prepare the site, so we can ignore the weather forecasters and plan for the best. If weather doesn't cooperate (it is Iowa after all), then ceremonies are held in the Events Center.
Indoor Ceremonies are held on the dance floor
One of the best features of Toad Valley is the access to our beautiful Bridal Suite. In this space, you're able to spend the entire day getting ready with friends and loved ones.
You'll find many full length mirrors, make up center, and attached bathroom.
Access to the Bridal Suite is provided for the day, so you'll just tell our Wedding Coordinator when you and your wedding party plan to arrive and access is granted.
A deck is located just off of the Bridal Suite which has seating and overlooks the outdoor Ceremony Site. It's a great spot to hang out and be able to watch your guests arriving.
You may bring in food that has been prepared by a licensed and insured caterer. This would include restaurants like a pizza place, Subway, or a deli sandwich from Hy-Vee.
A serving table is provided, but you'll provide plates and utensils.
All drinks alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks must be purchased through Toad Valley.
If you'd like to rehearse on-site on the evening before your Big Day, the cost is $100 (plus tax). This fee is waived if the Golfers Lounge is rented for the rehearsal dinner for a minimum of two hours.
Rehearsals last about 45 minutes assuming everyone arrives on time. Most rehearsals begin sometimes between 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. It depends on your family and wedding party.
The Wedding Coordinator will help to line up the Wedding Party and provide instruction to help the rehearsal to run smoothly.