Stop by and visit the State Historical Museum of Iowa located in the Historic East Village Neighborhood in Des Moines!
Our museum offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate a group size from 10–400. Our sky-lit atrium is perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception.
Café Baratta’s is open Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11am–2pm, but can hold private dinners or receptions up to 50 guests on evenings and weekends. Our Café Terrace is connected to Café Baratta’s on the third floor of the museum and offers a beautiful view of the State Capitol and downtown Des Moines. The Café Terrace is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions!
Lastly, the State Historical Building’s Grand Terrace, which has street level access from Grand Avenue, can accommodate up to 500 seated for a corporate dinner or reception.
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The State Historical Building is one of my favorite venues in the Des Moines area. What a unique atmosphere for a wedding or other event! I've found the staff here very easy to work with, professional and organized. And as a DJ, it's always nice to be in a venue with such a great atmosphere. After all, where else could I work next to a mammoth?
A really cool place to hold your reception and ceremony, if you like. Weather permitting you can be outdoors. Recently remodeled on the main floor.
Beautiful venue and great staff!