The District Venue

1350 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The District Venue

A modern, yet elegant and industrial banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, The District Venue is the perfect indoor setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. With a space that includes countless services to fit any budget and style, The District Venue is beautifully structured to host any wedding event, such as a bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception.

Facilities and Capacity
With 5,000 square feet of open space, The District Venue can accommodate up to 350 guests with convenient parking, as well as elevator and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Conveniently, the two-story, all-inclusive banquet hall is located in the Greater Des Moines Metro area, in the heart of Ankeny’s Prairie Trail District. Nearby, there are also a variety of hotel options.

Services Offered
Couples hosting their event at The District Venue can find numerous services to assist with their planning. Complete with full liability insurance, The District Venue offers setup and cleanup, as well as all-inclusive wedding packages that provide you and your guests with full-service amenities regardless of your vision and budget. The event coordinator has the experience to guide you with event planning, and you will also have a 16-hour time block for access to the space on the day of your wedding. Couples will also have access to lighting and sound equipment to set the mood for their wedding. Use of the venue includes in-house, full-service bar and catering, as well as wireless Internet, security and insurance, and an open vendor policy.

Included in your room rental are:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens and napkins
  • Tables and chairs

Couples may also choose to rent additional decor items to enhance their day.

Cuisine
In-house, full-service catering options include a choice of buffet, family style, or plated meals, complete with the appropriate number of servers and waitstaff. A complimentary menu tasting is included with all reservations!

Bar Services
The District Venue has a liquor license and insurance and offers a full-service bar that includes bartenders and a choice of cash bar, limited bar, or open bar. Couples will have the option to select from a wide range of alcohol options, such as:

  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
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3 Reviews for The District Venue

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Justin · Married on 07/07/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cant recommend this place enough! Liz the coordinator was not only accommodating but also helpful! She worked with our budget and made it work for us. The place is beautiful and well decorated.

    Sent on 07/10/2018
  • Kaylee

    Kaylee · Married on 10/13/2018

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Beautiful venue

    The district venue is an absolutely beautiful venue and do set up and tear down of everything (aside from your personal decorations). Catering is expensive and does have to go through the venue. The venue does taste testing, which is very helpful. When ordering the food, you only need to request food for the number of people attending. If additional food is needed they will make more on the spot and the difference can be inside at the end of the night. Some cons, we had a large guest list and they put the food up against the wall, making it take forever for people to go through food and eat. The front of the room was fine eating while those sitting in the loft still needed to get food. It would have been better for them to have pulled the tables away from the wall and allow both sides to be used for the buffet. Additionally, our cake need to be in the frig and we head asked about the use of the frig and told this was not a problem. Unfortunately, the cake vendor was forced to put our cake on a bucket. This made her very uncomfortable as it was not sturdy and it was a 3 tier cake. Everything ended up ok but this just put the cake baker in a bad spot and they didn't want the cake to fall over. There is also a fee for using a credit card.

    Sent on 01/03/2019

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The District Venue FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 950.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 300.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • 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 Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

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  • 1350 SW Vintage Pkwy Ankeny, IA, 50023 See on map
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