Weddings

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Des Moines, IA View map

About

Situated along the Principal Riverwalk, just north of downtown Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful gathering place for you and your guests. The Botanical Garden receives accolades as a top wedding venue in Des Moines, Central Iowa, and beyond, and was named the most beautiful wedding venue in the state of Iowa by PureWow. Our downtown wedding venue provides stunning scenery you won’t find anywhere else, with numerous options for ceremony and reception sites throughout the property. Whether you’re getting married, hosting a reception, or planning a celebration, the Botanical Garden will cater to your needs and help you create indelible experiences. From your initial visit through the day of the event, our skilled team of event professionals will ensure your event is a success.

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Kayla
    Kayla M. Married on 12/19/2020
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    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.
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    Rachel Married on 11/10/2018
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    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!
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    Jessica Married on 07/02/2016
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    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!

Awards

  • 15

Real Weddings

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

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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!

Map

909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA, 50309-2897
5153236290
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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden?

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

What are the most important characteristics of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for wedding events?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offer?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offer for wedding events?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden have available for wedding events?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is recommended by 93% 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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