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Southwest Iowa, owners, transformed, lofty trusses, Omaha, Council Bluffs

about us


An overused word is...welcome.

But in Southwest Iowa it is a way of life. We are small-town friendly and believe that all are welcome at Cottonwood Pavilion.

We are the owners and managers and sometimes the bartenders!


Cottonwood Pavilion was the old sale barn.

Three generations of our family bought and sold cattle in this location. So we have history with this building.  Through lots of hard work and determination (and family members helping) it has been lovingly transformed into the most unique venue in the SW Iowa.

This is a labor of love!


We have kept the charm of the old sale barn with

lofty trusses, old rusted gates & faded paint but with brand new amenities such as restrooms and a catering area. With more to come.

We love it when a people come in and say...

'Wow! This is not what I expected!"

It is amazing when it is transformed into a magical place.

Small-town friendliness and chippy-paint charm will make your day special. We are a short drive from Omaha and Council Bluffs .


"The Cottonwood Pavilion is a true gem in Shenandoah and SW Iowa as a whole. We loved getting married at a venue with so much history and character. The staff was so accommodating and sweet, It was truly the perfect venue for our day!"

Ashton &  Max

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