Hotels / Venues

Reception Areas

Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites

Located near Hwy 169 and Hwy 7, the Best Western Starlite Village offers lodgning as well as meeting and banquet space. Located in the hotel is Buford's Steak House and Barbeque.

1518 3rd Ave NW, Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 573- 7177
Blanden Memorial Art Museum

Art museum

920 3rd Ave. S., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 573-2316
Brookstone Inn & Suites


Fort Dodge's newest hotel accommodations also happen to be the most comfortable, designed with the modern traveler in mind. With 64 bright and inviting rooms, including two family suites, Brookstone Inn & Suites Fort Dodge offers refreshing accommodations at the city center. Enjoy spacious layouts and productivity-enhancing features like a work desk with additional lighting and outlets. Each hotel room and suite includes bath essentials, a microwave, and a mini-fridge, perfect for prepping quick meals, with daily housekeeping services so your accommodation is always in order.
Staying in For Dodge for a while? Our hotel offers plenty of amenities to ensure comfortable extended stays, including laundry facilities, daily breakfast, a fitness center, indoor pool, and more.
5 North 32nd Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 206-1591
Community Orchard - Reception

Family Operated Orchard.  The Back 40 Playground can be used for receptions and other special events.

2237 160th St., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 573- 8212
Eagle’s Ballroom
1018 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA
Phone: (515) 955-1512
Fort Frenzy Cardiff Center

Family entertainment center

3232 1st Ave S., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 2226
Fort Museum Opera House - Reception

400+ Reception Hall. Contact The Cellar for rental information

Garden Winery

Winery and Vineyard

621 Thomas St., Callender, 50543
Phone: (515) 352- 3414
J. F. Kennedy Memorial Park Heun Shelter

Full hook up available, electricity and cabins for rent

1415 Nelson Ave, Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 4258
Lion’s Den
731 Expo Drive,, Fort Dodge, IA
Phone: (515) 576-0623
Quality Inn

Quality Inn in Fort Dodge is a pet-friendly hotel located on near the junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 169.  Hotel amenities include a business center with access to copy and fax services, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, free breakfast, free WiFi, free coffee, free weekday newspaper, game room, guest laundry facilities and availability of banquet rooms.  Guest rooms feature TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers, desks, irons and ironing boards. Your Q Bed features a comfortable, premium mattress and linens, a generous supply of fluffy pillows and a soft and plush blanket. 

2001 Highway 169 S., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 955- 3621
Ringland-Smeltzer House

Historical Home

1019 2nd Ave S., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 573- 2229
Soldier Creek Winery

Winery and Vineyard

1584 Paragon Ave, Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 216- 0987
Tea Thyme

Whether hosting a small social gathering or large business function, Tea Thyme will customize for any occasion.  Tea Thyme has a private dining room for groups up to 49 people. For larger groups Tea Thyme will cater either for a full dinner, or wine-tasting party with hors d'oeuvres.

2021 6th Ave S., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 2202
Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park overlooks Badger Lake and includes memorials, artwork and natural amphlitheatre.

1421 National Avenue, Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 576-4258
Vincent House

The Vincent House was built in 1872 by one of the first pioneer families in Fort Dodge, James and Adeline Swain. The Swains worked in the wholesale and retail drug business. During the time that the Swains lived in the house, Adeline dedicated most of her time to educating women.  Adeline was also the first woman in Iowa to lead the women's rights movement, which furthered the rights of women's suffrage.  The spiritualist movement became popular and caught the attention of the Swains. This movement was believed to communicate with the dead and equality across humanity, especially in gender. The Swains held séances in the third floor room which is considered the ballroom.  Adeline was elected state secretary in 1874 and was on the Greenback political ticket.

Catherine Vincent bought the home and moved into it in October 17, 1879.  Members of this family would believe and rally for the equal rights of women. They were also interested in the arts and would provide pieces to the Blanden Art Museum’s permanent collection. On April 23rd, 1973, the Vincent House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

824 3rd Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515 573-3931
Webster County Fairgrounds

The Webster County Fairground Auditorium is available for receptions, company parties and trade shows. The West Wing has a capacity of 550 people and is 75’x100’.  The East Wing has a capacity of 350 people and is 75’x80’ Amenities include temperature control, tables, chairs, sound system, restrooms, kitchen, lighted parking area and bar.  A stage and backdrop are available for an additional fee. 

22770 Old Hwy 169, Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 955- 3764
Willow Ridge Golf Course

Willow Ridge Golf Course is a site for private meetings and special occasions. Chef Michael and his staff has a full catering menu available.  All food is prepared and served fresh daily.  

1788 Madison Ave., Fort Dodge, 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 5711