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With rolling landscapes, river views, ballroom parties, and everything in between, the Dubuque area is the perfect place to say ‘I Do’ and start your forever journey.

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Finding the venue.

Picking a venue that fits your vision for the big day is a big step in wedding planning. Discover the variety of locations available #WhereIowaStarted.


Building your dream day.

Dubuque’s vendors check all of the boxes when it comes to putting together every detail of the big day. Take a look at a few resources available in the Dubuque area to help you plan.

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Creating the ambiance.

With local floral farms producing and arranging stunning bouquets of blooms and small businesses overflowing with treasures for every environment, creating beautiful spaces has never been easier.

Discover Florists, Decor, and More

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Dressing for the occasion.

Shopping local can extend to the biggest days - whether its the wedding, shower, or party. Start exploring the boutiques and storefronts that will dress you and your guests to the nines.

Discover Local Shops

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Tasting the moment.

Local caterers, bakeries, candy shops, and more can be found in abundance in and around Dubuque. Whether you are looking for unique cuisine or comforting dishes, there is something for everyone.

Discover Local Eats

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Booking your stay.

After a long day of celebrating, your guests will want to lay their heads down and rest. Find lodging throughout the area with a variety of amenities and services to fit your needs.

Discover Where to Stay

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Planning for fun.

From showers and parties to celebrate the couple to rehearsal dinners, and everything in between, Dubuque is a place to celebrate.

Discover Celebration Ideas


Have questions?

How do I apply for a marriage license?

You may apply for a Marriage License at any County Recorder in Iowa as long as the ceremony is to be performed in Iowa. More details can be found here.

Will Travel Dubuque provide materials for my out of town guests?

Yes! We would love to provide copies of our Travel Guide. Please call our Travel Dubuque Welcome Center at 800.798.8844 to schedule a pick up of guides at 280 Main Street during business hours.

Wedding Guide
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Get all of this information in a downloadable A to Z Wedding Guide.