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Whitetail Country Estates

1843 Yellowpine Avenue
Lockridge, IA, IA
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(319) 461-4291
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 22 Reviews


    Katie Agne

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    5 out of 5
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  • I got married at Whitetail Country Estates this past May. It was absolutely gorgeous! As many of you know, it rained basically the whole month of May in Iowa. It did in fact rain on our wedding day (it means good luck right?). Zana and Dawn were great- we shifted plans from an outdoor ceremony to an indoor ceremony in the barn due to rain and they were right there ensuring it would be gorgeous and it would all work out. It was stunning and so intimate to have the ceremony and reception in the barn! Looping back to Zana and Dawn- they kept everything in line and made sure everything was getting done to ensure for a perfect event. We did the Thurs-Sun package and I am so glad we did. Some of the best memories my husband and I have are the things we didn't plan such as a bonfire after rehearsal dinner. Having both our families stay together at the Lodge was so fun everyone got to bond for the weekend and enjoy each others company. It was so nice that our whole wedding party and family cou... Read more

    Elise Swanson

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I are so happy we chose Whitetail Country Estates as the venue for our wedding! Zana, Susie and everyone else were so helpful in planning our special day. They help to make the process as stress free for the couple as they can. The venue is absolutely beautiful. Every single part of it from the pergola to the vintage barn to the bridal cottage. The bridal cottage was extremely nice to have to get ready in and my husband and I stayed there the night of the wedding. Get ahold of Zana to take a tour of this place!

    Jordan

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    5 out of 5
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  • The best choice we made about our wedding was having it at white tail. Zana and her staff were so helpful to me and my wedding party/family the day before and of my wedding. They were there willing to have me delegate jobs to them, so that my day went by a little more smoothly and were running all day, the day before/of my wedding. Zana and her staff went above and beyond any expectation I had, and that is just one tiny detail that sets them apart from any other wedding venue. The property was breathtaking. You didn’t have to go very far to get amazing photographs because everywhere you went on the property was stunning. The bridal cottage was one of the best amenities for me and my bridal party. We were able to all get ready together, on the property, and in a timely manor, the cottage was clean, and so beautiful decorated on the inside, with a kitchen available for use. The lodge for the groomsmen was an extra amenity we added on to our package. All the men were impressed with the... Read more

    Becca

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    5 out of 5
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  • My special day couldn’t have gone any better with the help and support from Zana and her crew! It is a beautiful spot to have a wedding and they try to help in any way. Not to mention the bridal cottage which is a full sized totally redone house that was amazing to have for the bridal party the night before, to get ready on the day of with the salon style set up in the finished basement, and a place for the bride and groom to stay at on their wedding nigh! Highly recommend this venue!

    Teresa

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  • Whitetail Country Estates is a gorgeous venue for a wedding and reception. The owner and all the staff are very accommodating and helpful. The Bridal Cottage and Lodge provide convenience and a one of a kind experience. We could not be happier with this venue.

    Toni

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    5 out of 5
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  • My Fiance and I are from 2 different states and White Tail Country Estate was a great middle ground for our family's. As I was planing our wedding my fiance and I were currently stationed overseas. White Tail was truly wonderful in working with me over e-mail and over the phone for the preparations of the reception while I was working in a foreign country with a 14hr time difference. When we arrived to white tail it was truly beautiful the pictures do not due it justice. It is tucked away so there is no interference with other people or businesses. Our guests were taken away buy the water fountain front , the parking was easy and accessible. We rented limo golf carts and our guest had a blast driving the other members of the family the short distance to the barn. The bathrooms are up buy the parking and the golf carts made it easy for a group to shuttle up to use the bathroom and shuttle back down. We used the barn for the Reception, with the lights, quite surrounding area and the beau... Read more

    Kim

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  • The venue is absolutely beautiful and very well kept. Zana and her staff are good to work with, whenever I had any questions she was very quick to respond. I wish they had wi-fi because there is little to no cell phone reception at the barn. Overall, we were happy with everything.

    Cammie

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  • The venue is very beautiful but the controlling, micromanaging owner ruined the wedding experience! She interfered with our wedding plans, making the entire weekend very stress filled! Our alcohol was stolen off of the property, and they were very unprofessional. All of the ridiculous "rules" were very hard to follow. The "no shoes" in the buildings the worst. We were told different things depending on who you spoke to regarding the property. The whole experience was very devastating to our whole family. My kid's cannot get their day back.

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    Cammie, I'm sorry that you feel that way. It's my life's passion to ensure that all of our brides and grooms have the best day of their lives. As you can see we have never received a critical review of any previous events at Whitetail Country Estates. My staff and I continually strive to meet all of the demands prior to and during events. Most of the brides whom I have worked with in the past are thrilled to have the last minute help of someone like myself, who pays great attention to the little details that make a wedding special. During the course of your event, we worked very hard shuttling your guests back and forth to the barn and accommodating any other requests during the course of your visit to Whitetail. Some of which included, icing down drinks and hauling food to the barn, which is not a service that my staff and I generally provide. Also, to address our "no shoes" policy, which may seem inconvenient, it is written in you contract upon booking the facility that no shoes are allowed in the Lodge, or the Bridal Cottage. We implement this "no shoes" policy in order to keep our facilities in pristine condition for all of our future clients. If I seemed controlling and micro-managing to you and your guests, it was simply because I was trying to spare both myself and members of your party extra expense due to damage or injury caused by the excessive drunkenness of the wedding party. We all consider a wedding a time of great celebration, but I am very cautious about caring for parties who drink to the point of reckless and careless behavior, as exhibited by the groom's total nudity, over loading the carriage to the point of distressing the horses, and the extremely vulgar language in the presence of small children. Your party also threw liquor bottles and beer cans on parts of the grounds that were not reserved for your wedding party and guests.

    Morgan

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • This is a beautiful wedding venue that had a lot to offer. I loved being able to do the ceremony and then heading right over and starting the reception. They were easy to work with!

    Cody

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  • The ladies at Whitetail were great! They worked with me to make sure every little detail I had hoped for my wedding happened!

    Jacy

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  • We had a great experience having our wedding at Whitetail, Zana was helpful at answering any questions I had. We have recommended Whitetail to many people and will continue to do so, We stayed in the bridal cottage and family stayed in the lodge they were both very clean upon arrival and we enjoyed our stay! It is a beautiful venue perfect for any type of wedding!!

    Kiley

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  • Beautiful site. Staff was friendly and professional. Kept everything cleaned up, and provided transportation throughout the venue.

    hillary

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  • Beautiful venue! We had our ceremony outside of the barn, our alter was in the corner and the trees were our backdrop and then we had the reception in the barn. The staff here are very helpful and professional and truly want your day to be special! We used golf cars to go up and down the hill to use the restrooms ( I believe they are building bathrooms closer to the barn in the future so that will be nice for future weddings!). I'm so glad we had our wedding here, it was beautiful and just perfect for us!

    User4678595

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    3.3 out of 5
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  • I had my wedding here, both the ceremony and reception. It is a beautiful place, it took very little decorating. But I do have a few regrets. One was the amount I paid. I was originally quoted around 3000 and wound up paying over 5000. I planned to have my family and I stay at the bridal cottage the night of the wedding to avoid driving after drinking. They wanted 800 dollars! I could have gotten us all hotel rooms for cheaper! So I ended up having 10 people staying in my house the night of the wedding. The lady who showed us the venue was very sweet and flexible. But once we left the owner was the one we were in contact with and she had me considering letting my deposit go. She was nasty when we forgot to send one payment and never seemed friendly or happy. Then the day before the wedding we got a HUGE list of restrictions. Ridiculous rules we had to go by. And she hits me with this list verbally while I was trying to set up for rehearsal the evening BEFORE my wedding, as if my brain ... Read more

    User5482848

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • We loved our venue and only found a few little things. There were many little odd rules that we found for example you can not spread fake flower petals. Also, the 1st was extremely hot. Even though our bulletins were fans and there were fans in the barn and everything was in ice, the reception ended extremely early just due to heat. There is no air available. I (as the bride) nearly passed out with heat exhaustion with my heavy gown on. If it wasn't for the heat, It would have been beyond perfect. The venue is beautiful and everyone will jump to help you as soon as you ask.

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