About Us


The Chateau is settled on twenty-one beautiful acres of vineyards, trees, and gardens, ten minutes outside of Ankeny, Iowa. With vast amount of space for seating guests and two full time event coordinators to think of every detail and ease your mind, we have it all! Come out and see our breathtaking grounds and the magnificent facility, it's sure to win your heart. 

We have been a family-owned business since 2015. We've grown from doing around 35 events in our first year to over 100 events scheduled for this year! 

 We host all types of events at The Chateau, so whether it's your big day or a corporate party, we have the location and staff you're looking for. Choosing a venue for your event is one of the most significant aspects of planning. The Chateau at White Oak is the perfect place to start. 

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Absolutely the best place to have a wedding! Not only is The Chateau gorgeous but runs with complete organization!
— Clarann Burgess

Meet Our Staff


Director of Events

Jenna was born and raised in Huxley, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State University she moved to Oklahoma where she eventually ran three wedding venues. Following her time in Oklahoma, she moved to Puerto Rico for one year, before deciding to move back to Iowa to assist her family with the opening of The Chateau. She has been in the catering and special events industry for over 10 years and has experience coordinating a variety of events. In her spare time Jenna enjoys spending time with family, especially her daughter Sloane and husband Tim. She also enjoys traveling, reading books, online shopping, and eating Mexican cuisine. 



Event Coordinator

Raised in Norwalk, Iowa, Kenzie attended Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Event Management. Prior to her time in the wedding industry, she had experience in nonprofit, corporate and sporting events. Kenzie originally found The Chateau as a bride looking for a venue for her own wedding and the rest was history! Kenzie's favorite things in life are her family, especially her husband Taylor and their puppy Mila, going on long weekend trips, reading suspense novels, attending NBA games, and binge-watching hulu or netflix.

Photo by Andrew Ferren Photography

Photo by Andrew Ferren Photography

The girls, Jenna and Kenzie, made the wedding planning so much less stressful. They genuinely want your day to be as fun and exciting as possible and leave the stressful things for them to handle.
— Samantha Mills
Photo by Andrew Ferren Photography

Photo by Andrew Ferren Photography

Jenna and The Chateau are the most amazing thing to ever happen to a wedding planning Bride. She takes all the stress away and reassures you that your day is going to be perfect. She and Kenzie seriously make wedding planning so easy you will start to wonder why you were even stressing about it to begin with!
— Sabrina Mead