Bash

Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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Guest capacity 50 to 350
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About Bash

The Bash Events and Catering is a historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Originally The Chamberlain Building, it is a full-service wedding venue, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and more. Located near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Downtown Des Moines, it is a perfect venue for couples looking to get married in a vintage setting.

Facilities and Capacity
The Bash Event can accommodate up to 450 guests. The venue has three event spaces, including a banquet hall, a balcony, and a lounge with a hand-crafted custom bar. This historic venue features a magnificent tin ceiling and original penny tile floor, which make it a perfect setting for events. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual system.

Services Offered
The venue provides its event spaces to host engagement party, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and bridal showers. The venue also houses Della Dolce Bakery, which offers a range of delicious items, from cakes and cupcakes to creme brûlée and pot de creme. The Bash offers the following services:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suites available
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Cake services
  • Parking available
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering, including buffet, tapas, and plated styles of catering



History
Currently located in the Western Gateway of downtown Des Moines, The Chamberlain Building was built in 1917. Originally built to house Taylor Automotive, the building has undergone significant changes, though care has been taken to preserve its allure and craftsmanship.

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5 Reviews for Bash

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Jenna · Married on 06/25/2017

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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Catherine and her staff were AMAZING! All she wanted was to make all our dreams come true for our wedding! Food and cake were perfect everyone loved it. I highly recommend BASH especially Catherine to anyone with a special event. Love you bunches Catherine thank you for everything!

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    Amber · Married on 09/03/2016

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    My wedding cake was something out of a top tier bridal magazine. Never in my wildest dreams, did I think my wedding cake would be so stunning. I didn't want to eat it because it was so beautiful. Not only was it the most beautiful cake I had ever seen, it was absolutely delicious. This vendor also catered my wedding and the no one believed that the same person who made my cake also catered (who is she super woman?!) This is a one stop shop and I can't believe that it is Des Moines's best kept secret.

    Sent on 09/13/2016

    Bash's reply:

    Thank you Amber for your review. I am so happy that you loved your cake. I can't wait to do your baby shower cake next!!!

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Bash FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,800.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking

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  • Des Moines, IA 50309 See on map
    515-585-1045 (Phone number)

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