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Hotel Winneshiek, Restauration & Steyer Opera House

Welcome to the Hotel Winneshiek and Steyer Opera House

Whether you've waited for years for legal recognition of your marriage, or are recently engaged, consider planning a destination wedding at the Hotel Winneshiek.

Hotel Winneshiek is the ideal venue for your wedding reception. The beautiful Steyer Opera House is a breath-taking setting for your elegant dinner or cocktail reception, and perfectly suited for dancing and mingling. Some couples also choose to hold their wedding ceremony in the Opera House.

The grand lobby and hotel bar are the perfect gathering place for friends and family. You'll know you've arrived at a special place. Your guests will love their deluxe and comfortable, luxurious rooms. Guests can enjoy a meal or casual contemporary dining at Restauration located on the first floor of the hotel, overlooking Water Street or a cocktail in our cozy bar, the Tap Room.  If you wish to get married outdoors, in a church or at the Courthouse, your guests will be able to walk just a short distance for the ceremony, then return to the hotel to dine and dance the night away at your reception.  

Located in the heart of downtown Decorah, your guest are just steps away from shopping, dining, the Day Spring Spa, and the beautiful Oneota River Trail.

Hotel Winneshiek's professional staff are here to welcome your friends and family.


To discuss further, please contact Hotel Winneshiek's Wedding Coordinator by emailing the address below.

104. E. Water Street, Decorah, IA[map »]


We spent four nights at the elegant and very comfortable Hotel Winneshiek during our wedding trip. It was as though we entered another era when leisure and graciousness ruled. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Albert's, particularly the house ribs. The breakfast buffet was generous and varied, as we found our table by the large windows and watched the Decorah world wander by. Kudos to all who helped make this experience such a delight! Susan & Mary, Twin Cities Area


Our hotel and banquet spaces are unrivaled by any local venue. One look, and you'll agree. Click on the thumbnails below to get a feel for the extraordinary beauty of our facilities.