Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events


It’s about location, timeless architecture, and expert service. Hotel Winneshiek offers a regionally unique event, conference, and wedding reception venue central to downtown Decorah.

The historic Steyer Opera House adjoins the hotel and provides the perfect setting for wedding receptions, performances and large conferences. Two smaller ballrooms are also available for more intimate celebrations and meetings.

Arrive in style:

  • A horse-drawn carriage ride from the church to your reception at Hotel Winneshiek?
  • A trolley ride for you and your friends?
  • Ask our Events Manager for more information about transportation options to and from Hotel Winneshiek.
2 comments on “Weddings & Events
  1. Nick Schulte says:


    My name is Nick Schulte and my fiancé Is Janet Millanes. We are interested in your place for a wedding in September/October of 2015 for a wedding. We are from Las Vegas, however I am originally from Decorah and would love to experience the beauty that the Oneota Valley has to offer on this special day. We recently attended a wedding in Ocotober of last year for a few friends of ours around the area and thought it would be a wonderful spot. After reviewing your website, the things you have to offer seem to be the best fit for what we are looking for in a country style wedding. I do have a few questions about what’s to offer as we are not able to go to Decorah until January. I am currently deployed and will not return until December around the Holidays do it will be hard to communicate through telephone as well. At any rate here are my questions, we are expecting to invite 280 guests; including ourselves, but expect less than half of that to come as many will be traveling from Southern California and Arizona. We would like to be quoted for Ceremony and Reception for that many. We would also like information on catering and a florist. Our friends Samantha Ludeking will be our photographer and Kyle Sorenson our DJ; both Local to Decorah. We would also be interested in what else you have to offer for relations with lodging and anything else that may come to mind for the overall package. It is I difficult for me to receive calls so if there is a time to call and ask more information that would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me at the email I have provided. We thank you for the help and look forward to hearing from you.

    Nick Schulte

    • Sarah Rattenborg says:

      Hi Nick – sorry for the delay in replying. I’ve passed your inquiry on to Ede Rollins, our director of sales and catering. She will be in touch with you shortly to answer all of your questions. Thank you for your interest in the Hotel Winneshiek as your venue!

      Sarah R.,
      Front Desk

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Guest Rooms
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