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Price range: $2,500 - $10,000 Price range: $1,500 - $7,500
Couples usually spend $4,500 Couples usually spend $3,750
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person

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You can make your wedding magical at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony or an elaborate garden reception, we have a package that fits every celebration.

There is nowhere more idyllic than the oasis of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Located in the heart of downtown, the Botanical Garden has been named the “Most beautiful wedding venue in the state of Iowa” by PureWow and featured by The Knot as one of their “14 Spectacular Wedding Venues in Iowa.”

With both indoor and outdoor wedding options, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides stunning garden settings no matter the season. Your life-long memories start here.

Weddings Include:

  • Access to Garden spaces and venue rooms within package selection.
  • Views of seasonal gardens, water garden, and downtown skyline.
  • Tables, chairs, and white linens.
  • Setup and teardown of Botanical Garden provided amenities.
  • Dedicated event staff onsite during the event.
  • Bridal Suite (guaranteed with all-inclusive package.)
  • One hour rehearsal time.
  • Complimentary two-hour photography reservation.
  • Free, onsite parking
  • Free Wi-Fi and Level 1 Audio visual equipment.
  • Additional add-on amenities available upon request.
  • List of approved caterers and bar services.

Frequently asked questions

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?

2,500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

2,500.00

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?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Reviews of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
15 Reviews
95% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 15 reviews
Google
4.7/5 3038 reviews
Kayla
Kayla M. Sent on 01/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for a Small Ceremony

I am thrilled that the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden hosted our COVID-aware ceremony. Their walk-in wedding option in the Conservatory was perfect for the size and scope of our gathering. The setting is unbelievable, and in the middle of winter, the warm, open-air dome made for memorable photos. The Events staff was fantastic throughout the process in responding to our needs and allowing for some personal touches - shout-out to Brenna! We could not be happier with how everything turned out.
R
Rachel Sent on 03/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Stunning!

This is the perfect place to have a wedding! We had our ceremony in the conservatory and our reception in the combined DuPont East and West rooms. I remember getting ready to walk down the aisle, and I could not believe how beautiful it was. Our guests could also not stop talking about how stunning the venue was. I would recommend this venue to everyone!
J
Jessica Sent on 07/20/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Everything was fabulous! We had a morning ceremony (at a church) with a brunch reception and they were so accommodating! They let us in early to set up since they hadn't been booked the night before so we didn't have to stress in the morning. Jen was a dream to work with and made everything as simple as possible for us. It was lovely and I'd definitely recommend having your reception here!
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Awards

15

Real Weddings

Matt & Kayla
226 photos · 12/28/2020
Jodi & Ra Shaan
65 photos · 05/26/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Lauren Campbell Photography Lauren Campbell Photography Wedding Photographers

I've photographed several weddings at the Des Moines Botanical Garden and every event has been perfectly planned with fantastic venue help throughout the day. The attention to detail and expertise of the staff makes ceremonies and receptions an enjoyable time for the wedding party. As a registered photographer with Des Moines Botanical Garden, I admire and respect how the Botanical Center manages their relationships with professional photographers. And as a member of the Des Moines Botanical Garden, I'm thrilled to have such an amazing venue in our city! Looking forward to my next wedding at Des Moines Botanical Garden this spring!

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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden frequently asked questions

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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