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Quad Cities Wedding Venues ~ SDP’s Favorites

April 10, 2022

SDP has made the rounds over the last seven years, celebrating at many wedding venues in the Quad Cities. I’ve photographed everywhere from barns to event centers, country clubs to museums and mansions. Below are the venues that I love, not only because they have the perfect setting for my bright and joyful style, but because I know they’ll take good care of you!

Each venue listed offers amazing portrait locations and unique, awesome features. Although this is not a comprehensive list, I hope this helps you in your quest to select the perfect wedding venue.

The Bend Event Center wedding venue; outdoor ceremony site

The Bend Event Center wedding reception; indoors at grand opening

The Bend Event Center

This venue is aptly situated on the “bend” in the Mighty Mississippi. You’ll find a nearby hotel, ceremony site, and scenic river view walk in this recently developed area. Opened in 2019, The Bend Event Center offers a new and modern venue for QCA couples.

Features:

  • Nine crystal chandeliers and customizable LED ceiling lighting
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows on two sides
  • Capacity – up to 350
  • Audiovisual and sound system, projectors, and screens
  • In-house caterer

Davenport Country Club wedding venue; exterior view Interior Davenport Country Club; wedding reception

Davenport Country Club

Take advantage of the amazing golf course scenery by hosting your ceremony and reception at the Davenport Country Club. The clubhouse reception offers scenic verandas for outdoor activities and sunset views. Couples enjoy a complimentary golf cart to take beautiful wedding day portraits around the golf course. Membership is not required to host your wedding at DCC.

Features:

  • Getting ready spaces for bridal party
  • Capacity- up to 250
  • In-house catering
  • Countless photo opportunities

Exterior Figge Art Museum wedding venueFigge Art Museum Wedding Venue

The Figge Art Museum

The Figge offers a modern, high-end wedding day location. From soaring glass walls, clean metal accents, and wide open spaces, couples have all the makings for a beautiful wedding day celebration. The Figge stands alone among Quad Cities wedding venues.

Features:

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Valet parking
  • Multiple ceremony/ reception options
  • On-site bridal suite
  • In-house catering
  • Close to downtown accommodations and attractions
  • Capacity- up to 400

Barn at Brophy Creek Ceremony Site; Quad Cities Wedding Venue Barn at Brophy Creek Greenhouse and Barn Wedding Venue

The Barn at Brophy Creek

Make time to check out this rustic barn venue and all that it offers. This fourth generation family farm has been revamped to create a stunning outdoor venue. Located just thirty minutes from the Quad Cities, this twelve acre farm offers offers a stunning setting for your big day.

Features:

  • Multiple ceremony site options
  • Outdoor activity spaces, including firepit, space for bags, etc.
  • Dedicated getting ready space
  • Picturesque settings, including the waterfall, pond, and ceremony arbor
  • Capacity- up to 275

Hotel Blackhawk Gold Room Wedding Ceremony Reception Venue Hotel Blackhawk lobby and dance floor

Hotel Blackhawk

From the marble staircase and lobby to the Gold Room with it’s ornate chandeliers, the Hotel Blackhawk is a beautiful location to consider. This 1915 hotel has been restored to its original grandeur after a $46 million renovation and re-opening in 2010. This venue is known for their amazing catering, luxury services, and top-notch professionalism.

Features:

  • On-site accommodations
  • In-house spa and salon
  • Event coordinator
  • Capacity- up to 250
  • In-house catering and restaurant
  • On-site fitness center, indoor pool, bowling alley
  • Close proximity to downtown restaurants and attractions

Other area venues we recommend–

Camp Liberty Lodge

Mississippi River Distilling Company Celebration Center

Modern Woodmen Park

A Prairie Lodge

The University Club

At the Stardust

The Merrill

Pinnacle Country Club


Sarah DeMaranville Photography is a luxury wedding photographer based in the Iowa/ Illinois Quad Cities. We love photographing outdoor weddings, as well as museum, country club, and mansion weddings. 

SDP regularly books 18-24 months out. Please reach to check availability and learn about how we can make your wedding day portraits magical. 

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