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Willow Creek Barn & Glass Chapel

A Rustic Country Retreat

Amanda Hicks - Beautiful location! Staff was amazing and so helpful during the whole experience. Would recommend Willow Creek for anyone getting married!!

Karl Devoto - Awesome place for a wedding, you've got to check this place out! A unique location in the country for the chapel & reception hall are perfect for the charm & intimacy you look for on a wedding day, & the site is very picturesque - perfect for one of a kind pictures you can't get anywhere else.

Best Country Wedding Venue - 2018

Trail Tour

Venue Tour

Put on your formal attire, grab your honey and friends, and join us for a night full of dancing and fun!

Ticket price includes entry into DJ'ed event, complimentary first beer or glass of wine, use of photo booth, and appetizers & desserts.  There is also a choice of an upgraded ticket that includes shuttle to and from the event as well as a hotel room at Holiday Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs.  Shuttle will leave promptly from hotel at 5:30, so be sure to be on time!  We will do our best to accommodate room requests (king bed or two queens), but availability is on a first come basis.  Valid credit card and ID will be required to check into hotel room.

We strongly encourage you to dress the same decade as when your high school prom was or your funniest 4.20 apparel, but as long as you've got clothes on, you're good!

Willow Creek invites visitors to come and experience a rustic, country retreat just a short drive from the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro. Surrounded by trees, native grasses, and flowers, Willow Creek will take your breath away from the moment you step onto the property. Some of Iowa's prettiest rolling hills provide the background for helping create memories that will last forever.



New Website Features

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to list out the new features that our redesigned website now features. 1 At Willow Creek we realized the world is changing. We realized that most people view websites on their mobile devices more so now than actual computers so we are happy to announce our site is completely responsive. Meaning that no matter what device you are viewing it on you will still be viewing a world class website and still have the complete functionality of a desktop site. 2 We have integrated a new Map feature on the bottom of the home page. We realized that where we are located in accordance with level B roads (mud roads if it rains) can offer some confusion to many when they use GPS or other online mapping services. Because of this we created a zoomable map showing the easiest way to get to us following the best maintained roads. If you follow the directions we provide it's a piece of cake. All you need to do is hold your mouse over it and it will auto zoom. Regardless of whatever direction you are coming from we ask that you please find your way to exit 29 and follow the map from there. You will be glad you did. If you encounter a mud road during a wet period you will likely be retrieving your vehicle in a couple days after it dries out and NO, there aren't any farmers around that are will to risk losing their tractor to pull you out. Sorry, please follow our directions. 3 We added our Facebook feed to the Home Page. This will allow visitors to have a constant view of what is going on at Willow Creek. 4 We added a Blog/Announcements area to the Home Page. This is a place where we will post info that is either too long for Facebook or doesn't need to be broadcast on Facebook. We are a family run business who believes in and lives a certain way of life and from time to time we will post about the life we live. The wedding business is only a small part of what we are all about. Sometimes we're interesting, other times probably not but what the heck, we invite you into our lives in little snipits here or there. 5 We added 3 videos on the Home Page. One about The Chapel, one about the Barn and one about Willow Creek in General. They all feature photos from Willow Creek. We think you are going to love them. 6 We put in a beautiful timeline on the Our Story page. 7 Reorganized the Rates Page to allow for easier viewing 8 Reorganized the FAQ page for easier viewing. 9 Added a contact form so you no longer need to load up your email program, you can message us from right there. 10 Integrated a new electronic booking form that after touring, you can start the booking process electronically, saving time and paper! 11 We added an up to date feature letting people know overall where we stand as far as total weddings booked for the current season to give an overall idea of availability. Beyond that we added a calendar for those interested in checking out specific or overall dates available. We also did this for upcoming events such as Open House's, etc. Please note that because the calendar may say a date is available that does not mean that it is not currently in the process of being booked. Please contact us for specific date availability.

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The Chapel

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You will be in awe of the 40 foot high ceilings and beautiful 360 degree view through glass in the chapel, allowing you to take advantage of whatever scenery nature decides to provide at the time. 

There's a separate building designated for the bridal party which has a full-length mirror and private bathroom, located a short walk from the chapel.

The chapel is available for wedding ceremonies, memorials, or naming services. We are a non-denominational chapel that can accommodate any ceremony, religious or not.   

The chapel is available on it's own Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturdays with the rental of the Barn.

The chapel seats up to 168 guests in the pews. Additional seating may be brought into fit up to 220 guests.

If you are looking for a unique place to take your vows, give us a call and set up an appointment.  You'll quickly see why we can make your wedding dreams come true.
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The Barn

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Our banquet hall "Barn" is available for wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events, business functions, conferences, church retreats, family reunions, or any time a unique setting is desired for your event.

The barn can accommodate up to 300 guests and features high, vaulted ceilings and follows the same natural, rustic theme that so many have already fallen in  love with at the chapel.  The rustic charm will captivate you at first look, inviting you to transform the interior to your desires.

The barn has a full bar, public restrooms, and plenty of room for a dance floor.  We are passionate about salvaging materials that would otherwise be trash in a dump and turn these items into beautiful parts of our building.

If you are looking for a memorable location, then look no further than the barn at Willow Creek. 
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The Destination

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Aside from the slight possibility of something maiming you out in the wilds of the country or getting your car a little dusty on a couple miles of gravel roads getting to Willow Creek, Shane & Maritza hope that everyone that spends their day with them has a remarkable time and they hope to see all of you that visit come back again and again for many years to come.
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Willow Creek
4066 325th Street Shelby, IA
Below is an interactive map showing the easiest way to get to Willow Creek. Using a GPS will take you down a level B road.
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4066 325th Street Shelby, IA
Locate Us
The best way to reach us is to take I-80 to exit 29
Head North for a mile and turn right onto County Road F66 (335th Street)
Take a left onto Winston Avenue and go a mile. 
Turn right onto 325th Street and our property is on the right hand side of the road. 
Follow the lane down to the buildings.

If you see a sign for a Level B/No Maintenance road, 
DO NOT use it. These roads are not maintained by the county and when wet can lead to a stuck vehicle.
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