Bash

1312 Locust Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number
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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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7 Reviews for Bash

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Mercedies · Married on 09/04/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Warm and Welcoming!

    We hosted our wedding reception at Bash and it was a wonderful experience! The team did a phenomenal job at making sure the night ran smooth from beginning to end, and the food was amazing. It is a welcoming and unique location in Downtown Des Moines and we were beyond grateful for Catherine and her team!

    Sent on 10/25/2018
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    Jenna · Married on 06/25/2017

    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!

    Sent on 10/31/2017

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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?
    $ 3800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3800.00
  • 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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    515-585-1045 (Phone number)

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