5 of the Top Venues and Event Spaces in Des Moines

June 22, 16

Venues_DM.jpgAre you currently looking for a space to hold your special event in Des Moines? If your upcoming event is a wedding, we've got you covered as we recently shared a list of the best wedding venues in Des Moines on our blog.

However, if the event you're planning is a corporate conference, seminar, dinner party, or family reunion, we can help with that as well — here are five additional venues and event spaces that can meet your needs:

1. Adventureland Park
305 34th Ave NW

If you're planning a family reunion and want a unique venue that offers something for everyone, consider Adventureland Park. Aside from the amusement park, you’ll also find event space here to accommodate meetings, banquets, and exhibits of all sizes. The convenience of the Adventureland Inn—adjacent to the park—is another perk of this venue, especially if your event involves out-of-town guests.

2. Annelise Winery
15110 IA-92

This new family-owned-and-operated winery and vineyard can serve as a very unique venue for an intimate dinner party, corporate meeting, and more. The main event room can accommodate up to 90 people, and the 3-season event room can work for groups up to 120 people. If you’d prefer hosting an outdoor event, consider this venue's expansive outdoor deck, which boasts gorgeous views of the vineyard and lots of outdoor seating space.

3. Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack
1 Prairie Meadows Dr

If you want your event to truly be an experience for your guests, look no further than Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack. This venue offers numerous meeting spaces that can be configured to accommodate just about any event size—from 12 to 2,000 people. You’ll have access to the latest audio/visual technology, high speed internet, and a dedicated conference concierge, making it a great venue for your next business meeting or seminar.

4. Cowles Commons
221 Walnut St

Need a large outdoor space near downtown Des Moines? Cowles Commons offers a newly renovated outdoor space that even features a "red carpet" made of granite and brick. This event space is a great way to show off the beauty that Des Moines has to offer while providing the flexibility to bring in your preferred vendors.

5. Iowa Arboretum
1875 Peach St

This 415-acre arboretum in the Des Moines River Valley features a tranquil setting among hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. The property features a spacious indoor events hall that can accommodate up to 250 guests, and the beautiful outdoor pavilion and gardens serves as the perfect backdrop for pictures.

Do you have a favorite event space in Des Moines that is not included on this list? If so, please leave your recommendations in our comments section below.

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