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Des Moines Heritage Center

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Up to 400 guests

About

Up to 400 guests

Welcome to the Des Moines Heritage Center, a brand new, yet historic event venue located in the heart of the Historic East Village that features all the modern comforts you could ever imagine without sacrificing an ounce of the ambiance that’s been seasoned over more than a century. The Des Moines Heritage Center is the perfect place for couples to celebrate milestone events such as engagements, bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding rehearsals, and your big day. The Des Moines Heritage Center has 2021 dates available for all couples, including couples having to change plans as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Host your next event at this iconic Des Moines landmark.

Facilities and Capacity

The Des Moines Heritage Center offers three different venues in the heart of the Historic East Village with views of the brilliant gold dome of the state capitol building.

Venue number one is the historic 1909 East Des Moines Union Depot. The depot can accommodate 50 to 80 guests and is the perfect venue for intimate weddings as well as wedding rehearsal dinners.

Venue number two is the newly constructed, state-of-the-art, Des Moines Heritage Center Events Center. The Events Center can accommodate 300 guests at tables and up to 400 guests, theater-style. The Events Center includes everything you need for your big day from dressing rooms to the catering kitchen to the latest in audio/visual equipment.

Venue number three is the Des Moines Heritage Center Plaza. The plaza, nestled amongst the depot and the events center, with commanding views of the state capitol, provides couples with the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding or reception or flexible activity space in concert with the depot or events center. The plaza can accommodate 300 to 400 guests.

Rent one, two, or all three venues as the perfect setting for your special day.

Services Offered

The Des Moines Heritage Center provides couples with a seamless experience. Services offered include tables, chairs, linens, audio/visual equipment, catering kitchen, preferred vendors, and a dedicated dressing room.

Location

The Des Moines Heritage Center is located at 120 East 5th Street, in the Historic East Village of downtown Des Moines, near the state capitol building. Numerous hotels are located conveniently close by within walking distance for the wedding party and guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

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
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

Pricing

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120 East 5th Street Des Moines, IA, 50309
515.210.2396
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