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.
31 Reviews for Rollins Mansion
Recommended by 93% of couples
16 User photos
Ashley Smith · Married on 12/09/2020
Beautiful and accommodating
We cannot say enough about the staff at Rollins and this venue overall. Like many couples, we were faced with many decisions leading up to our COVID wedding, and Brianna was wonderful about laying out our options as well as being flexible with us as we decided if we would have our ceremony outside or inside. We really appreciated the safety guidelines provided and the adjustments made to help keep guests safe. We elected to have tents installed on the deck due to questionable weather in the days leading up to our wedding, and it turned out beautifully. This really is the perfect place to allow flexibility for outdoor and indoor ceremony/reception, and we were so glad to have those options available to us. All of this and the venue itself is an absolute gem - gorgeous and unique inside and outSent on 10/01/2020
Katie Haunsperger · Married on 08/22/2020
Can't recommend this venue enough!
I can't say enough great things about this venue. It is a gorgeous space inside and outside. We had our wedding outdoors as well as the reception. The gardens are so beautiful and makes for great photos in any spot of the mansion. I think the most important note is the staff and the ease of planning your wedding. Brianna and her team were so great to work with. They have a ton of weddings and events in that space but you feel like you're the only one to get married there. We had no stress on the day of our wedding because of their great communication and support. Brianna is also just an awesome person in general. If you want a magical/beautiful/fun wedding Rollins Mansion is it.Sent on 09/24/2020
Erin Wormley · Married on 06/26/2020
We were lucky enough to be the first wedding at Rollins Mansion this summer and I can't say enough about the professionalism, creativity and flexibility that Brianna and the entire Rollins team showed us while helping plan both our ceremony and reception during COVID-19.Sent on 07/27/2020
We fell in love with the venue immediately but with only four weeks to plan (our first venue had to cancel), I was concerned that we might not be able to pull off the event we had originally hoped for. I shouldn't have wasted one minute worrying...the entire team at Rollins was amazing and not only did we have the wedding day we dreamed of, it was beyond every expectation we had! The venue was gorgeous, Daniel, Steve, the bartenders and facility staff went above and beyond to take great care of us and our guests and Brianna worked tirelessly all day to ensure every detail was perfect.
Hosting an event during a pandemic definitely presented a new set of challenges for the Rollins team but they managed it perfectly. I simply loved every minute and am so grateful that our first plans fell through because Rollins Mansion was amazing in every way!