Located only 3 miles north of Manchester at the home of Dick & Mary Kaye Tucker, Windmill Hill is a rustic wedding and event venue, featuring multiple ceremony & reception areas, modern restroom and kitchen facilities, corn crib dressing rooms, an outdoor patio, multiple outdoor decks, and more! It is conveniently located about 3 miles north of Manchester, Iowa, with many florists, caterers, DJs, party bus services, and more in the surrounding areas. It is also located approximately 50 miles each from Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque.
Ceremonies may be held on either level of the barn, or outdoors, you get to choose what you would like.
Plan an outdoor ceremony, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, just move it inside!
We do not provide any catering or alcohol services, nor any other vendor services. This allows you to bring all your own drinks, the food, DJ or band, and any other vendor of you choice, saving you money!
The barn is a mid 1900’s Gothic-arch style, or sometimes referred to as a round top design. This allows a completely open area on the upper level.
Both upper and lower levels have been restored, with the upstairs featuring two restrooms, a bar and two walkout decks. Both levels have large doors that open on both ends, to provide an open air feel and a way to cool the space on those hot summer days. The lower level includes a restroom, walkout deck, and a kitchen if you’d like to have a rehearsal supper or prepare your own meals.
Between both levels, we can accommodate up to 300 total guests, with comfortably 150, and 200 maximum, on the top level, and up to 100 on the lower level. We supply chairs and tables for up to 250 indoor guests, plus seating and tables for 50 on the outdoor patios.
There is a chair lift on the stairs to help disabled or the elderly to access the upper level, as well as a wheel chair if needed. Feel free to use our sound systems on each level if you’d like, and bring a flash drive with pictures to display on the flat screen TV.
Our kitchen has a sink, refrigerator, oven, and microwave, and several cupboards for storage. The four different restrooms at Windmill Hill are all indoors, with full length mirrors and running water.
The barn is not air conditioned, preserving it’s rustic design, style, and look. We do have fans available for use if it is extremely warm. If it is cool out, there are heating systems on both levels to knock off the chill. Because the barn is not insulated though, we do not hold events from November thru March.
Only 30 feet away from the barn, the inside of the old corn crib has been remodeled for the use of the wedding party, into mens and ladies dressing rooms, a private rest or break area, a restroom, and an area for young children to rest or watch movies.
The dressing rooms are complete with makeup lighting and mirrors, accent walls to hang dresses and take pictures, couches and chairs to rest, and places to hang coats, extra clothes, etc. The break room is complete with a small fridge and a microwave, and stools and chairs, to hang out or sit at the counter and snack. The dressing rooms in the corn crib building are air conditioned and heated for the wedding party’s comfort.
We also have a storage room in the corn crib where we have wedding decorations, burlap runners, wooden slabs and signs, glass jars, flowers, and other items. All of these are free for your use with a wedding package!
A large two level patio is located between the barn and corn crib complete with tables and chairs, and lighting, and can accommodate 50 guests.
Because of their location, the patios are shaded in the afternoon, which makes it a cool and popular area. It is an ideal outdoor hangout area with plenty of space, 2 bench swings, and a fire-pit not too far away. An excellent place to sit around after your rehearsal supper, and a nice open area during a wedding reception!
There are several picturesque areas around the buildings, such as an old tractor and manure spreader, benches, and rock gardens, for wedding photos, family pictures, etc.
We have parking for approximately 80 vehicles, with the capability of front door drop off for the elderly or disabled.
1713 165th st
manchester, ia 52057