Special Events Hold your family reunion, weddings, scrapbooking or another event at The Oakwood Inn. Weddings All of your dreams will come true as guests arrive on the pristine grounds of The Oakwood Inn for your romantic Iowa wedding or elopement. The grand estate, located near Lake Okoboji, provides a picturesque backdrop for each unforgettable moment. Elegant and complete with beautiful gardens, this is the perfect venue for your Iowa outdoor wedding. We offer multiple wedding packages to help you customize your special day!Celebrate your love nestled in the comfort of the burr oak tree savannah, which towers over a charming gazebo, lush gardens, and a calming brook. Enjoy an exquisite indoor dining room experience on the main floor, with the ambiance of a relaxing fire in the fireplace and enchanting music playing in the background. This distinctive setting offers an elegant and effortless experience.The Oakwood Inn is ideal for accommodating out-of-town guests and intimate weddings for up to 100 guests.The Innkeepers are seasoned in high-end weddings and pay great attention to every detail. They ensure your wedding at The Oakwood Inn will be a truly unique and stunning celebration.Platinum Tent PackageReservation of the grounds for wedding preparation, ceremony, and pre-/post-wedding events includes: courtyard, gazebo, fire pit, patio, lemonade porch, dining room, and The Den. A 30×60 draped pole tent is constructed in the courtyard.Interior tent décor is provided and includes: round or rectangle tables with floor-length linen, white or natural wood padded chairs for up to 100 people, and floor-length linen for the buffet, dessert, beverages, and cake tables.White or natural wood padded chairs for up to 100 people are included for the ceremony. The commercial kitchen is available to a pre-approved caterer from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. the day of the wedding.Gold Garden PackageReservation of the grounds for wedding preparation, ceremony, and pre-/post-wedding events includes: courtyard, gazebo, fire pit, patio, lemonade porch, dining room, and The Den.White or natural wood padded chairs for up to 100 people are included for the ceremony. The commercial kitchen is available to a pre-approved caterer from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.Silver Ceremony PackageReservation of The Oakwood Inn gazebo for 3 hours for a wedding ceremony for up to 100 guests. Includes white or natural wood padded chair rental.Bronze Fireplace PackageReservation of The Oakwood Inn dining room and The Den for a wedding ceremony and reception for 4 hours for up to 30 guests.Event GuidelinesGuest attendance is limited to 100 people. Children are welcome with full facility rental. Event activities must conclude by 10 p.m. Caterers must be pre-approved. A photography release may be required.All guest rooms must be rented the day before and the day of the wedding for the Platinum and Gold Packages. A minimum of 5 rooms must be rented for the day of the wedding for the Silver and Bronze Packages. (Cost is not included in the event site fee.)Parking is available for guests staying overnight at The Oakwood Inn. All other guests must be shuttled from another location.Wedding coordination is available from the Innkeepers for a handling fee. This includes arrangements for a caterer, rentals, linens, flowers, and other vendors.Tent accessories including side walls, a dance floor, staging, upgraded lighting, and linens are available for an additional fee.The DJ/band must provide their own sound equipment and lights. Strobe lights are not allowed. Contact The Oakwood Inn prior to the event for setup and electrical needs.The Oakwood Inn has a license to sell beer, wine, and champagne. All beer, wine, and champagne must be purchased from The Oakwood Inn. Hard liquor is not allowed at the ceremony or reception. Bartender fees will apply.Elopement PackageThe gazebo under the oak savannah is the perfect place to have an intimate wedding ceremony for those couples looking to elope. The Innkeepers can arrange everything, including the officiant, bride’s bouquet, background music, wedding cake and a champagne toast for up to four people. Executive Retreats The Oakwood Inn is a popular location for informal executive retreats, off-site staff meetings, or break-out sessions for companies. Whether it’s a one-day session or multiple day retreat, The Oakwood Inn has flexible and comfortable spaces to accomplish your agenda.Bridget employs her 20-year experience as director of hotel meetings and special events to help plan your company’s getaway. Strategy meetings at The Oakwood Inn are made easy with the business-class Internet and the 60-inch flat-screen television in The Den on the garden level. The dining room provides additional space for break-out sessions and presentations.The Innkeepers can reserve your team a round of golf on a local course or a pontoon rental for a relaxing afternoon on one of the five local lakes, all within a 10-minute drive from the inn. Flexible breakfast and lunch arrangements can be made to accommodate your schedule. Christmas Tea Bridget’s love of tea parties began in Houston, TX where she treated her high-end clients to tea at The St. Regis Hotel. Christmas Tea was her favorite and she always made sure to have a reservation every Friday in December. Bridget brought her love of Christmas and tea parties together for a Christmas Tea at The Oakwood Inn. Held in the beautifully decorated dining room, with the warmth of the fireplace and enchanting music playing in the background, afternoon tea at our Iowa bed and breakfast is the perfect way to ring in the Christmas season. Guests enjoy The Oakwood Inn’s own Christmas Tea Blend while savoring holiday delights in each of the four courses – amuse bouche, assortment of three tea sandwiches, The Oakwood Inn’s Christmas Scones, and a trio of desserts. The Innkeepers share their personal stories of heirloom recipes and personal experiences, and teach centuries-old European High Tea traditions. Attendees are whisked away for a magical time as the Innkeepers curate a special event to be remembered. The annual Christmas Tea at The Oakwood Inn is held the first Saturday and Sunday of December. Reservations for the event are required due to limited seating and early sell-out. Reservations open mid-October. Call (712) 332-8057 to reserve your seat.