Brenton Skating Plaza is an outdoor ice skating facility and wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa that offers a luxurious view of the downtown skyline and riverfront. This white-washed, lofty area presents any couple with ample space to celebrate. In the beautiful summer weather, green trees are visible from the open event area and breezes are able to cool you and your guests as you dance, drink, dine, and more. Your wedding occasion has the ability to be fully customized to suit your needs, the entirety of the space acting as a blank canvas for you to make your mark. Whether you want opulent luxury or industrial charm, Brenton Skating Plaza is able to provide a flexible space for any event. With nearby accommodations and access to the Iowa Events Center, this venue is ideal for a convenient and unique wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Brenton Skating Plaza features a one-of-a-kind canopy that is able to be transformed from an ice skating rink into an event venue. This open-air facility is 160 feet tall and approximately 120 feet long and 60 feet wide, providing protection from inclement weather and featuring panoramic views of the city. It comes with fully operational restrooms and plenty of space for dancing, accommodating up to 1,880 standing guests and 430 seated.
This waterfront canopy is available from May through October and is easily accessible to downtown attractions. Brenton Skating Plaza has a relationship with Chihstiani's Catering and SA Presents, both of which offer a liquor license for your use on the property. When you book this distinctive venue, you will be provided with the following services and rentals:
The Canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza is just blocks away from attractions such as the Science Center of Iowa, Principal Park, Historic East Village, and more downtown areas. It is easily accessible along the waterfront, offering breathtaking outdoor views.
12 Reviews for Brenton Skating Plaza
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Keith · Married on 10/12/2019
Welcoming, Professional, Accommodating venue
Preparing for a wedding is a daunting task. Robbin went over and beyond to assist us in our unique wedding ceremony. She help coordinate our vendors, provided information for our guest, researched and coordinated a special request we had (projecting a slideshow on the canopy), and even helped us coordinate the Isiserettes play at our wedding. We will consider Brenton Skating Plaza for future events we are planning.Sent on 12/04/2019
Shelley Vrchota · Married on 09/28/2019
Beautiful Wedding Space
Held our wedding ceremony and reception at Brenton, September 2019. It was the perfect space for our needs, flexible and accommodating. Robbin and her team are beyond exceptional!! We couldn’t have imagined a better venue for our special day. Everything about Brenton far surpassed our wedding dreams!!Sent on 12/02/2019
Candice Wisnousky · Married on 09/20/2019
Wonderful, couldn't be any happier!
Robbin was great to work with! The venue was gorgeous, we couldn't be any happier!Sent on 12/02/2019
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