Blake and his ring bearer! He did such a great job as a ring bearer.
The reception was held at the historic Inwood Ballroom, built in 1922. What a fantastic facility with such a great history.
The section on the right is where the dinner was held. The 10 sided section on the left is the ballroom. Room enough for everyone to dance with booths around the edge to sit and visit, rest up between dances or watch the dancers.
I’m sharing this information about it’s history:
The small historical Czech town of Spillville is home to The Inwood Ballroom, built in 1922. It is one of the few ballrooms still remaining in Iowa.
Its original purpose was to raise funds to build a memorial to the soldiers and sailors who served in World War I.
Over the years dance music has been provided by many bands and groups such as Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Harry James, Glen Miller, Lawrence Welk, Louis Armstrong, The Byrds and Bobby Goldsboro, just to mention a few.
Many romances have blossomed, memories have been made and good times shared in the booths and on the dance floor throughout the years.
Music and times have changed but The Inwood still continues to cater to wedding receptions, dances, anniversaries, high school proms, family reunions and benefits from Easter to Halloween each year.
The Inwood is located in Riverside Park on the east edge of Spillville. It features a 10 sided hard maple dance floor, cozy fireplaces and lattice ceilings. There is a playground, horseshoe pits, lighted ball diamond, picnic areas/shelters and plenty of parking.
The Civic Improvement Association works hard to maintain the Riverside Park for festivals, special events and just plain old picnicking.
I was not aware places like this existed. I’d love to see a destination wedding here, rather than on a beach in the tropics!
I wish I had photos of the inside and the festivities. Maybe some of those who were there will share some so I can share them with you.
The newly weds are still smiling and winging their way to Spain and Portugal for their honeymoon.