A rustic and country-style winery and banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, Summerset Winery is the ideal location for a unique wedding or private event. Their goal is to help you make magical memories, regardless of the month or season. The winery is conveniently located just outside of downtown Des Moines in Indianola.
Facilities and Capacity
With two banquet rooms, surrounding decks, and outdoor grounds, Summerset Winery is ideal for couples looking for a ceremony and reception venue that offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor spaces. With seating for up to 250 guests in the Grand Banquet Room and an optional vineyard cocktail location underneath a beautiful oak tree, Summerset Winery is a 12-acre vineyard with a large dance floor perfect for your reception. For you and your guests, The Inn at Summerset is located steps away from the winery and can sleep up to 26 people. The Inn at Summerset was originally built as a bed and breakfast, but is now available for a “whole house” rental that includes:
Couples are welcome to host any sized event at the winery, including engagement parties, bridal showers, ceremonies, and receptions. Summerset Winery provides setup and cleanup, as well as accommodations for those who request it. For event items, couples can choose to rent the following:
Summerset Winery also allows couples access to the Grand Banquet Hall at 10:00 a.m. the morning of their event to decorate. For photographs, the couple will be able to access the grounds beginning at 10:00 a.m., as well. The venue also provides couples with eight hours of event time, including the ceremony and reception. For those who desire to host a bar, hard liquor needs to be purchased and served through a licensed bartending service while all wine and beer must be purchased through Summerset Winery.
8 Reviews for Summerset Winery
Recommended by 95% of couples
Jenny · Married on 09/10/2016
The staff at Summerset was so kind and helpful with assisting us plan our September 10, 2016 wedding. We held both our ceremony and reception at the facility. Living in the Chicagoland area, my family went to look at the venue and, by there word, we booked even before my (now) husband and I even saw it. The staff changed hands pretty close to our wedding, however Anne was very professional and treated our questions as a priority.Sent on 09/27/2016
We rented the Inn for our bridal party to stay at - and if it's in your budget, I would definitely recommend it. The Inn was a fantastic way for our bridal party to get to know one another and hang out the weekend of the wedding. What a blast.
The day before our wedding, the staff let us in to decorate the upstairs reception area, which was helpful so we weren't rushed the day of. When a storm rolled in right before our rehearsal, Summerset accommodated us on the first floor of the building.
Day of the wedding, we had nothing to worry about. Staff helped make sure all our vendors had everything they needed and they even assisted with some of the decor!
The vines were a perfect scene for our ceremony - and we couldn't have asked for a better day!
Thank you Summerset for making our wedding days the most beautiful and wonderful day of our lives.
Summerset Winery's reply:Thank you so much for your kind review! It was an absolute pleasure to host your special day and a joy to work with you both! You had a beautiful wedding and we are so honored that we could be apart of it. Thank you again for choosing Summerset! Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you all the best! -The Summerset Team
User5171628 · 2+ years ago
Summerset Winery was the perfect place to have our wedding! The staff was incredibly helpful and always willing to help. They are flexible with your needs and truly make your wedding experience great. No complaints!Sent on 06/14/2015
Amanda and Jordan Dougherty
Summerset Winery's reply:Thank you so much! We are honored you chose Summerset as your venue. We appreciate your kind words and hope your special day was all you dreamed it would be! Take care and many blessings to the two of you!
Suzanne · Married on 05/29/2015
Summerset Winery is not only an AWESOME winery w/a huge selection, it's also a fantastic place to have a fun, elegant and no stress wedding & party! Cindy, Kristin & Ron were delightful to work with! The setting is beyond beautiful and the wines are excellent! Even the non-wine drinkers had a great time! Thank you Summerset friends!Sent on 07/13/2015
Summerset Winery's reply:Suzanne,