Des Moines Wedding Venues

December 27, 2022

Embarking on your search for the perfect Des Moines wedding venue, let me guide you through my favorite spaces! From intimate elopements to grand luxury weddings, you’ll discover everything you need right here.

The Monroe -This newly renovated venue in West Des Moines is illuminated by windows on all outer walls and features a crisp white interior that fills the space with natural light. Offering a variety of amenities, including a large reception/ceremony area, outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour options, a bar, intimate ceremony spaces, and a billiards/cocktail hour room, it ensures every aspect of your celebration is covered. With its modern features and versatile layout, this venue provides the ideal setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Willow On Grand -This venue is an AMAZING option to consider when booking your wedding date! Inspired by the historic Waterbury neighborhood, this cottage-inspired venue offers a blank canvas for your big day. Featuring a beautiful courtyard perfect for cocktail hour or a wedding ceremony, it exudes major garden party vibes!

Hotel Fort Des Moines -After restoring the original building to its former glory, this venue has captured the essence of early 1900s elegance. With several event spaces to choose from, including a grand ballroom and the intimate Wedgewood ballroom, renting either grants access to a balcony cocktail area. Additionally, they offer an elegant courtyard ceremony option featuring beautiful staircases. Stepping into this venue is like stepping back in time, where every corner tells a story of timeless beauty and sophistication.

Salisbury House and Gardens -Steeped in old English charm, this venue stands as an exquisite mansion! Its picturesque architecture and sprawling grounds offer numerous photo opportunities for guests to explore. These elegant surroundings provide the perfect setting for your garden wedding. Every corner, from the grandeur of the mansion to the serenity of its gardens, invites guests to immerse themselves in timeless beauty and romance.

Surety Hotel -Nestled in the downtown area, this modernized hotel stands as another stunning option! Transitioning seamlessly from traditional to contemporary, it provides both ballroom and greenhouse spaces for your wedding, granting you the freedom to choose your preferred setting. With beautiful getting-ready spaces and charming nooks scattered throughout the venue, coupled with its convenient downtown location, your wedding will radiate modern elegance.

Des Moines Botanical Gardens -Effortlessly transitioning between intimate indoor weddings and picturesque outdoor celebrations, this venue offers versatile options for your special day. Whether you favor the cozy ambiance of indoor spaces or the stunning backdrop of outdoor grounds, this venue accommodates your preferences seamlessly. With two indoor reception spaces tailored to your event’s size and the option for a tent reception outdoors, it ensures a perfect fit for your wedding vision.

Magnolia Farms -Within a convenient 30-minute drive of Des Moines, this venue embodies charm with a shaded woodsy ceremony space and a spacious indoor reception area. It offers stunning onsite Airbnb accommodations and ample getting-ready space, ensuring a perfect wedding experience.