The Best Wedding and Events Venues in Des Moines

April 28, 15


Are you planning your upcoming wedding and looking for a venue that matches your dream location? Maybe you're organizing a family reunion or graduation party. Des Moines has several facilities that make a wonderful backdrop for these events and many others.

We've saved you some time by compiling a list of the top venues in the area. Don't forget to send us an invitation! 

Rollins Mansion
2801 Fleur Drive

This exquisite setting is as stately and elegant as it sounds. The Tudor-style home dating back to the mid-1920s is on the National Register of Historic Places. With a spacious deck and grounds that include a reflecting pool and fountain, Rollins Mansion can easily accommodate both indoor and outdoor functions. 

Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Parkway

Are you looking for a change from traditional banquet halls? Jasper Winery offers a beautiful vineyard setting that is just minutes from the city. The Main Event Room holds up to 150 people or you can host larger events outdoors from May through October using their party tent.  

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street

People will be talking about your event for months afterwards when you hold it at Blank Park Zoo. Have an intimate wedding ceremony at the aquarium or rent the entire zoo for a splashy blow-out. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse provides catering tailored to your requirements. Zoo members receive 10% off rental fees year-round. 

Principal Park
1 Line Drive

You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate the quirky charm of hosting an event at Principal Park. This venue is so popular that it is one of the few minor league parks to maintain a dedicated full-time staff for event planning. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas are available and the on-site restaurant fulfills all your catering needs. 

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Transport your guests to a tropical paradise even in the middle of the harshest winter. The garden's newly renovated event spaces allow visitors to enjoy the lush flowers and greenery onsite. The stage is set from the minute you enter the lobby and view Iowa's first living green wall.

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
100 Locust Street

You'll feel like Princess Kate when you hold your wedding at this regal building. The magnificent grand staircase with its stained glass window creates the perfect photo opportunities. Have the ceremony inside one of the spacious event rooms or outdoors on the majestic grounds. The hall hosts only one event at a time so you and your guests will have exclusive use of the facility.

Do you have a favorite venue to add to the list? Please let us know in the comments!

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