Emerald Hills is a stunning large white barn venue.   With a full kitchen, a loft, bride and groom suites this venue has it all!  Not to mention the beautiful property this gem sits on! Theres a gazebo and a pond and tons of full grown trees! (A photographers dream!) 

This White Barn is amazing for natural light! Not only is this venue amazing for the outdoors but will also give bright and beautiful photos on the inside as well! 

Beautiful Countryside Wedding Venue in Southern Iowa

Lush green hills, a beautiful pond and a country breeze will be there to greet you as you find yourself in the heartland of Iowa with the most beautiful modern white barn...


White interior means nice bright photos!!! Everything will look clean and grand in this venue!! 


Emerald Hills can accommodate for up to 500 guests!!! 

Should we both get ready at Emerald Hills?


Yes! They have a beautiful bridal suite and a really good grooms lounge right there in the venue!  Perfect for getting ready right on location!


Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

We can take family portraits inside, our outdoors near a ceremony set up or next to the white barn.  The possibilities are endless on this one! 

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

Most people choose to have an evening ceremony. The time will be depend on the season of the year, but anywhere from 4-6pm is most common.

Can we decorate?

Like most amazing venues, you don't need tons of decor! I would say if you stick to table scape decorations, and maybe florals for your arbor or ceremony site then you will be good to go! 

How long should we plan to take bride & groom portraits?

I personally plan for 45 min to an hour of portrait time with my couples! And we sometimes even sneak away near Sunset for a few photos as well! Emerald hills has no shortage of places for photos and its all right within walking distance from the venue!  

Should we do a first look?

For photography reasons, I usually love a first look!!! But you can read this blog post to see if its the right fit for you here! https://kirstieveatch.com/the-first-look-is-it-right-for-you-iowa-wedding-photographer/

Obsessed with my dogs, taking photos of my dogs, and posting said photos of my dogs on facebook. (I am proudly one of those people.) 

I laugh at everything, and love to tease my grandma any chance I get! I love a good shopping trip with my girlfriends while screaming Lizzo lyrics, but equally love chilling on the couch with my hubby and pups, watching Disney +.   

Being an Iowa wedding photographer has been on of the best joys of my life! Getting to learn about couples stories and meet so many amazing people is the best part of my job! 

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