Is your dream wedding at a bookstore? Join the club! Dog-Eared Books is the perfect backdrop to your next large gathering or wedding! Each book in the store is lovingly curated, and the spaced is filled with natural light and warm colors in the heart of Downtown Ames.

Walk along so many great love stories, as you make your vows to the one you love. Dog-Eared Books can be the romantic setting where you begin your story, in a lovely intimate wedding.

We offer small pop-up weddings during store hours and larger weddings after-hours.


What is included?

    For weddings, we offer 30-minute pop-up ceremonies during store hours, as well as larger after-hours ceremonies and receptions. No matter how simple or elaborate you wish your event, our events coordinator will work with you to tailor an experience that is both fitting and exceptional.



      Weddings and space rentals start as low as $200 dollars. To learn more and schedule a meeting with our events coordinator, contact us at


      "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
      ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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      Officiant information coming soon.
      Dress and accessories by Pure Bridal.   Photography by Sage Collective.