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.
Other couples have also viewed:
14 Reviews for Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Recommended by 95% of couples
Rachel · Married on 11/10/2018
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!Sent on 03/10/2019
Jessica · Married on 07/02/2016
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!Sent on 07/20/2016
Julie · Married on 06/16/2016
We rented the outdoor water garden space (where we had the ceremony) and Trellis restaurant (where we had the reception) for a small group of around 30 people. We couldn't have been happier with our experience. The staff were very easy to work with and were very accommodating. The setting was beyond beautiful and the food was amazing and was a huge crowd pleaser. Everyone who worked there went out of their way to make us feel special and to help us create the perfect day. Michelle and Jen from the Botanical Garden and Jake from Trellis are the best!!!Sent on 10/11/2016
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Price Rates
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!