Established in 2015

Baqara is a family owned and operated small business that started in 2013, with the opening of Shades of Nature Floral Shop, an event based florist. Baqara Reclaimed in Runnells opened in October of 2015 as the first all inclusive venue to the Des Moines metro and has hosted over 200 weddings and special events. The rustic mansion has a large, lit patio, one of a kind pavilion for your ceremony, an overnight suite, large and functional bridal suite, grooms suite, excellent customer service and so much more for you to experience

Shades of Nature changed to Baqara Floral Lounge and opened a retail studio on the square in Newton on Halloween of 2018 and boasts a full service florists studio, award winning designs, special event florals and serves couples all throughout the midwest. Baqara Coliseum opened for events the beginning of 2019 after a full remodel of the property. Amazing views, 7 acres of lush greenery, 25 foot bar, double wide patio doors and a large bridal suite are just a few of the amazing features of the property. The Coliseum still serves as a skating rink from November to Mid-April and as an event center Mid-April through October.

We look forward to hosting your event.

Clinton and Yvette Webster


Located in beautiful Runnells IA, our space is not
only a 20 minute drive from downtown Des Moines,
but it’s also free of gravel roads! And mind you —
the views outside are awesome.

20 minutes from downtown DSM

Fully paved roads and parking lots.