Rollins Mansion is an historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa, located close to Des Moines International Airport and downtown. Built in 1925-27 by Ralph Rollins, the mansion was designed by local architects Byron Boyd and Herbert Moore. Rollins Mansion is ideal for hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and intimate gatherings.
Facilities and Capacity
Rollins Mansion can accommodate up to 600 guests in its five event spaces. The event spaces include a courtyard and a garden that are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The terrace, ballroom, and lounge are ideal sites for indoor wedding receptions. Each room has been designed using different themes to ensure variety.
Rollins Mansion offers various services for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue provides an event planner and an event coordinator to assist in venue decoration and event planning and execution. The venue has a bridal suite, equipped with full-length mirrors and couches, which is available on request. The venue provides in-house catering services, meeting a wide range of budgets and tastes. While it has some preferred caterers, the venue allows outside caterers for Friday weddings, with a fee.
26 Reviews for Rollins Mansion
Recommended by 93% of couples
15 User photos
Woody Brenton · Married on 01/10/2020
Excellent service and food in a beautiful setting
My wife and I found this venue to be wonderful for our wedding of approximately 125 guests ￼Sent on 11/15/2019
We were looking for a couple of different things in a venue.￼
We were looking for a place that would accommodate us outside if possible but the accommodating and visually appealing on the inside if necessary.
As our wedding was mid October in Des Moines, we knew anything could happen.
Rollins accomplishes both exceeding well.
As it was, the temperature was in the mid 50s but sunny. We were able to have the ceremony, rather short, outside in their rectangular courtyard where the sun was out and the space was protected from the breeze. A bright red cardinal landed on a branch near the officiant and stayed there during the entire ceremony until the clapping at the end. (Apparently, no extra charge for this)
For a little reception prior to brunch, we used their lovely south room for champagne and charcuterie.
We then went to their larger dining area for brunch.
Comfortable to be outside for the ceremony but too cool for the events afterwards.
One of the things that we really valued in this venue is the fact that the staff make “The trains run on time.“
Brianna who is the manager of the Rollins Mansion is very detail oriented and makes sure that everything is in place and on time. Daniel, the head of Delmonico, the resident cater for this space, developed and served wonderful food exactly as we specified.
John Ott · Married on 04/27/2019
I rarely leave reviews, but I want to make sure that the public is aware of how awesome this place is!! Our daughter got married on April 27th and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place for her to get married. EVERYONE at the wedding RAVED about how awesome EVERYTHING was from the DECOR, to the BEAUTY, and ELEGANT DETAILS of the venue , theSent on 06/05/2019
FANTASTIC ACOMODATING STAFF (even when we changed something on the fly), they were SOOO patient. The food was catered by one of their preferred caterers (Delmonico). Everyone treated us like family and hats off to the amazing staff of both the Rollins Mansion and Delmonico. A BIG THANK YOU to Breanna, Daniel, John, Olivia and Steve (in alphabetical order) they were the STAND OUTS amongst all the wonderful staff.
Thank you EVERYONE for making my daughter and her new husband's wedding so MEMORABLE
Jessie · Married on 09/08/2018
Words can not begin to describe how thankful I am/was for the staff at the Rollins Mansion. Melissa, Daniel, and Brianna worked around the clock to make our special day amazing! Melissa's knowledge when it comes to wedding planning, time restraints, attention to detail and different ideas for what works best is invaluable. All my communications went through her and everything was responded back to in a timely manner. Now the food.... AMAZING, Daniel knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to food and drinks!!!! It speaks great volume when it comes time for your guest to eat and all you hear is the background music, because people are enjoying their meals so much! What was even better is their cater holds a taste testing event, so you get to sample everything before hand and decide on how you want to build your menu. The Rollins Mansion itself is so beautiful, you don't have to worry about decorating at all. The Bridal Suite were the women get ready was perfect and had champagne for mimosas all ready to go! All in all I couldn't imagined my special day without the staff from the Rollins Mansion. THANK YOU!Sent on 09/18/2018