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Warren & Sara Brackey, owners, hosted their oldest daughter’s wedding on their own farm in 2015. After all the hard work was done and the acreage never looked better, they jokingly asked, “Who else wants to get married?” Sara continued browsing more outdoor wedding ideas on Pinterest, and when they drove by a beautiful acreage close to their home, they thought it would be the perfect location for an outdoor wedding venue. Not only is it surrounded by fields and windmills, but it's on a hard surface road only 5 miles from the Diamond Jo Casino & hotels.


Sara & Warren officially took ownership of the property in the Spring of 2017 and began transforming it into Country View Acres. The transformation included digging a pond, making changing rooms out of the 2 bins on-site, paving a gravel walkway to the ceremony sites, and polishing up the existing machine shed with cement additions to the north and south ends, new siding, an entryway with bathrooms on each side, a storage room, and the bar area with kitchenette. Plus they put in custom barn doors for a rustic finish, tons of windows and doors on the north end (including a glass garage door in the center), and a large patio where guests can enjoy gorgeous views in every direction. In addition to the 2 acre pond, there are over 10 acres of established oak trees that not only look great in pictures, but provide the right amount of shade and wind block during wedding ceremonies.

Since June of 2018, there have been 19 weddings at CVA, with guest lists that range from 220-460. With intentions to grow and improve the venue, schedule your own personal tour to see everything Country View Acres offers to make your wedding the experience of a lifetime!