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Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Sherwood Forest Event Center is a banquet hall wedding venue. Comprising a knowledgeable staff, this destination is happy to assist couples on their planning journey. The in-house crew can answer questions along the way, ensuring that couples always know what's in store for their big day. Nestled in the heart of Windsor Heights, Sherwood Forest Event Center is beautiful, laid-back, and generously hospitable.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether couples are looking to host a ceremony, reception, or another wedding-related event, Sherwood Forest Event Center can be the right place. The venue can comfortably seat 250 people, including ample space for food and dessert areas. The interior has a charming industrial-chic vibe, the look of which is sure to leave a lasting impression on guests. It can be dressed up how the couple pleases, embellished with decor that speaks to the to-be-weds and their personalities. Events of all sizes are welcome on the premises, and there is plenty of free parking located around the exterior of the establishment. The venue is also central to the Des Moines area, making it easy to get to for both couples and their guests.

Services Offered

Sherwood Forest Event Center has various rental items available for couples to use during their wedding day celebrations. These include essentials like tables, chairs, linens, and audiovisual systems, to name a few. To-be-weds will also have access to a bridal suite, a built-in stage, a full-service bar, and beautiful table centerpieces. Should couples wish, they can avail of a custom decor package, or they can make use of the drift salvage collection that is unique to Sherwood Forest Event Center. Whatever theme they choose to follow, they can be sure that their wedding event at this banquet hall will be cared for by a diligent staff. Dedicated to couples and their exciting day ahead, the crew at Sherwood Forest Event Center is happy to answer questions or queries about the location, its amenities, and its services.

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Sherwood Forest Event Center is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The staff, including Gina, Dory, and Sandy, are praised for their responsiveness, professionalism, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The event center is described as beautiful with stunning decor options, a variety of available amenities, and a seamless execution of events. Guests were extremely satisfied with their experience at Sherwood Forest Event Center.

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Sherwood Forest Event Center is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The staff, including Gina, Dory, and Sandy, are praised for their responsiveness, professionalism, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The event center is described as beautiful with stunning decor options, a variety of available amenities, and a seamless execution of events. Guests were extremely satisfied with their experience at Sherwood Forest Event Center.

Roxane
Roxane K. Sent on 04/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue

I could go on and on about how amazing the Sherwood Event Center and staff was in making our wedding day so special and one of the best days of our lives! The event center was decorated above and beyond what I had envisioned and their service was excellent! We had so much fun!
Cheyenne
Cheyenne F. Sent on 12/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just Book It

The Sherwood Forest Event Center team is AMAZING. I'll start at the beginning. We toured, asked Gina when we could book it and what the requirements were, and within 15 minutes we had our venue for our wedding.

Sandy, the event decorator, from Loved and Cherished Décor, was very easy to work with. We met with her once and communicated via text. We (I, the bride) showed her the vision I had, and she made it come to life. It was great to work with her because I knew what I was looking for, but didn't know how to put it together, and she did. Our wedding was beautiful.

Gina, the event planner, answered all of my questions in a timely fashion and gave me all details needed. We met with her a couple times before our wedding date. Our vendors (DJ, photographer, and videographer) were all able to get ahold of her if needed as well. Gina worked the morning of our wedding and made sure I had everything I needed/wanted. She ran up and down the stairs to the Bridal Suite to bring us mimosas, a charcuterie board that we had made, the whole 9 yards.

My wedding was everything I wanted and more. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Please do yourself a favor and check them out. From the Loved and Cherished Decor to the customer service of the event staff, Sherwood Forest Event Center is worth every penny.
Anadelia
Anadelia L. Sent on 01/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Magical evening

Great place to go if you want to simply your life! Sherwood forest has a great team that takes care of all the details for a dream reception. The staff is responsive, creative, helpful and professional. The decor was just gorgeous! Thank you Sherwood Forest staff!!
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