Country Celebrations Event Center is a new and exciting event center for the Siouxland community. But how did it come to be? Find out a little more about our history and what makes us special...
The event center sits on 130 acres of wooded land that has been in the family for more than 150 years. Todd Ellison's great-great-grandfather George D. Perkins who founded the Sioux City Journal, purchased 1,000 acres from a railroad company sometime before 1870.

Todd's 85-year-old mother, Shirley Perkins Ellison, has lived on the property all her life. In 1995, the Ellison's opened Country Drive Driving Range on the property. Later in 2003 they expanded with the addition of a mini-golf.
In the Summer of 2015, Country Drive Driving Range and Mini Golf closed in order to make way for the new event center.

With the help of family and friends and a lot of hard work, in June of 2016 Country Celebrations opened for their first wedding. George Ellison (the son of owners, Todd and Kathy Ellison) offers carriage rides with his Percheron horses. With Erica Ellison Antrim as an event coordinator for the venue, this makes it a true family affair!

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Photography by: Impressions Photography   Flowers: Flowercart Creations   Designs: 6 South Designs Tux: Tip Top Tux   Dress: Dream Dress Express   Cake: Sugar Mama Sweet Shop

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Main hall East
In front of Fireplace
Cake Table
Scenic Outdoor Ceremony Area
Candle-lit Ceremony Area
Head Table
Main Reception Hall
Outdoor Ceremony Area
Outdoor Ceremony Area
Scenic Area for Photographs
Candle-lit Ceremony Area
Main Reception Area
Outdoor Ceremony Area
Event Center Covered Entance
Rear Patio Area
Scenic Outdoor Ceremony Area
Event Center
Fire Place
Main Reception Area
Main Reception Area
Table Setting
Place Setting
Covered Front Entry
Reception Hall

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Our new Country Celebrations Party Bus!!
Holds 20 passengers.

Transportation only - $130/hr ($130 minimum charge).

Rent as a Party Bus with your provided Alcohol
$375 for 2 hours and $150/hr over 2 hours.

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  • Testimonial

    We had the pleasure to be the entertainment at a wedding hosted here on 06/17/17. This place is absolutely gorgeous, from the set up to the feel of the venue, everything was perfect. We were blown away by the professionalism and charisma of the owners and the staff. Our bride was taken care of every time she needed something. 5 stars doesn't do it justice. Cannot wait to be back in this amazing venue!

    Alex, DJ    Nota DJ Link

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    We had our wedding last weekend here, and it was absolutely wonderful!! Would highly recommend this venue!!! Thank you Kathy and Erica for helping make our day so special.

    Riley, Bride

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    We had our wedding here and the Ellison's went above and beyond all of our expectations. It was an absolutely perfect day and we couldn't have had it any other place. All of the guests were in awe of just how beautiful the venue really is, pictures do not do Country Celebrations justice.

    Callista, Bride

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    We used the facility for our high school reunion. We were all very happy with everything! From the friendliness of the employees to being able to accommodate our every need! Thanks again and keep up the great work guys!

    Billy, Guest

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    Thank you so much Kathy and Erica for all your hard work and effort during our Celebration of Life service. You made a very difficult and tragic time in our life much easier to process. Your event center was the perfect venue, your willingness to work with us on setup, and cleanup was so appreciated. Our family will never forget how wonderful you were to us during this time. The professionalism and quality of your entire staff showed throughout the 10 hour event! You are all simply amazing and I would highly recommend your event center to everyone for everything! Your facility does not feel commercial, it feels like a home. Thank you for sharing your home, time and family with us.

    Carrell Family, Guests

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    Our wedding was truly a dream come true! Everything was perfect. Kathy and Erica made it so easy and were always so helpful. Thank you so much for the awesome time! We had so many compliments on how beautiful everything was!

    Alisha, Bride

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    Kathy & Erica are so easy and fun to work with. They were there every step of the way and made me feel so comfortable. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't of asked for a better place to have our wedding celebration. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

    Jenna, Bride

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    Our wedding was at Country Celebrations this weekend. I'd recommend this to everyone. I don't care what event you're having - this is your place. We received so many compliments on the beauty of the venue! It's air conditioned, has a built-in sound system you can use, they do the set-up however you'd like it, and the space can be decorated probably a thousand different ways. Having the ceremony and reception at the same location was fantastic, and Kathy and Erica were such help through the planning process and for "day-of" errands!
    Claire, Bride

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    We absolutely loved having our big day at Country Celebrations! Everyone was very easy to work with and with us every step of the way. Not to mention the venue itself is so beautiful!

    Myah, Bride

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    We can't thank you guys enough for helping us make our wedding day a dream come true! Your facility is amazing & we had so many compliments on it!

    Roni, Bride

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    Kathy and Erica were excellent to work with. They were both so easy going and made sure we didn't have anything to stress about on our wedding day. If you're even remotely thinking of holding an event here, DO IT !

    Kate, Bride

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    There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful our experience was working with Country Celebrations. Mother Nature tried to derail the wedding with a spring blizzard, but Kathy, Erica, and Brittny all worked extra to help move the ceremony inside at the last minute. For anyone considering booking this venue, do it. You won't be disappointed. They are not only friendly and easy to work with, they truly care and do everything possible to please you.
    Julie, Mother of Groom

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    We held our wedding at Country Celebrations this past weekend, and this venue is absolutely beautiful! I've been in communication with Erica and Kathy for over a year now planning for our big day and they've been nothing short of wonderful to work with, and they treated us like family. They were quick to respond, their venue is gorgeous inside and out, and they have a great staff! They were so accommodating, and they went above and beyond to make sure that our day was perfect. Thank you again!

    Shelbi, Bride

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    Kathy - We want to thank you and your entire "team" for being so great to work with from beginning to end. The venue was absolutely beautiful and it was the perfect place to celebrate our special day. Thank you again for everything!

    Nicole, Bride

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    We had our wedding here in September 2016. We absolutely loved it. It was simply beautiful, and Kathy and Erica were wonderful to work with! I definitely recommend the venue for anyone looking!

    Brittany, Bride

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    What an awesome venue, so beautiful!!! Kathy and her staff could not have been any more accommodating! Thank you Country Celebrations!

    Laurie, Guest

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    Thank you for the perfect place to have my son and his new bride's wedding and reception. It was absolutely perfect. Everyone had a great time!!! I would recommend this place to everyone. It was the best. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Hope, Mother of the Groom


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5606 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa 51108
Phone: 712-253-8952
Fax: 712-239-3331
Email: countrycelebrations@gmail.com